How to Understand and Manage Fear


There may be no greater power that works against creation and manifestation than fear.  Fear can best be described as a double edged sword.  Cutting both ways, it can both attract what you may not desire and it can hold you in place preventing you from moving towards something you might want.

Fear is an emotional state.  It is state of energy like any other emotion.  When it all comes down to it, there are probably only two true emotions that all other emotions are derived from.  One is love and the other is fear.  All emotions that are considered positive emanating from love, while all emotions deemed negative such as anger, jealousy, hurt and envy all share a component of fear.

Any emotional energy based in fear will push you towards which you fear or draw it to you.  At best, if in a place of fear, you may only be immobilized and frozen without the courage and conviction to go after what you really want.

Imagine a life completely created out of fear?  It would probably lack joy, love and happiness.  To live in fear, constantly attempting to avoid anything which may present even the slightest risk must be a life of pure hell.  Living a life of fear, a person could possibly master the art of living out each and every unpleasant self-fulfilled prophecy.

This would be a life where one is afraid to achieve, afraid to try, fearful to pursue dreams while at the same time drawing negative experience after negative experience into their reality.  One would be stuck in one place while constantly and continually attracting negative events, people and circumstances while simultaneously repelling anything of a positive or good nature.

Some things are meant to be feared though.  That is what keeps us alive and out of harms way at times.  Healthy fear will keep one out of trouble no doubt.  The issue comes in when the fear is all that is focused on, especially in terms of loss.  If you fear losing your job, or a relationship, or your home, and constantly resonate from that state, then the likelihood of that loss occurring will grow exponentially through time.

If on the other hand, the outcome which may be feared is only viewed as a possibility and not entirely focused on that is healthy.  Recognizing that fear and acknowledging it can give a person the window needed to view other possibilities, other solutions and ultimately ways to act to bring forth a more desired outcome.

Sometimes we are afraid and we don’t even know why.  In those cases it is important to find out why as quickly as possible.  By identifying a fear, thus naming it, bringing it out into the open will greatly remove power from fear.  That is the objective at any rate.  Fear exists, notice it, acknowledge it, but refrain from giving any more power to it in order to prevent it from growing and taking over ones life.

As Yoda, the old Jedi teacher told Luke Skywalker, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”  Taken into context, fear leads to negative emotions, and negative emotions lead to negative circumstances.

Fear is real, it does exist.  In terms of creating the life you want, fear will either push you away from the threshold of abundance in your attempts to cross it or it will hold you in place and prevent any movement towards it.  Fear will draw things into your life which can keep you so busy with “drama” that you may forget where you wanted to go, what you wanted to be, or wanted to achieve altogether.

The key is to recognize your fear, but do not give power to it. Name your fear and it will lose its power over you.

If you have fear in your life or are trying to take the next step or reach another level, then please fill out the contact form below.  I would love to help you to move forward in an exciting fear-free life.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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