In today’s world it is very easy to give in to fear, to the anxiety of not knowing when the next threat to your safety and well-being might happen. You consider yourself generally safe and healthy, but you just don’t know what might be around the corner. This fear of “what if” can paralyze our spiritual growth, our ability to be happy and our lives in general.
I am reminded of a fox cub that my best friend and I found when I was 12 years old. This little guy could not have been more than a few weeks old and we found him in the tall grass of a field we were playing in. We no doubt scared his mother into the woods, but being boys, we quickly assumed he was abandoned. So we picked him up and took him home to my friend’s house. We set up a nice cage in the garage beside a window with a blanket, food and water. All he would eat were raisins, so that’s what we called him, Raisin. As the days passed, we realized that Raisin was paralyzed with fear. He would barely move even though we could find no signs of a physical injury. He was in a warm, safe environment and everyone loved on him, but it didn’t seem to matter. He was so afraid of what might happen, that he couldn’t let go of his fear and explore the world around him. We tried everything we could think of, but nothing worked. His fear had completely consumed him.
Just like Raisin, many of us are completely consumed by our fears. We know intellectually that we cannot be harmed and that we are a part of Source. We know that we are safe and loved, but it doesn’t matter. Our fear of the “what if” consumes and paralyzes us.
After a couple of weeks, we returned Raisin to the field where we found him. As he dropped his fear, he was instantly healed and ran into the woods without hesitation. Obviously, the only thing wrong with Raisin was his fear.
Dude, are you saying that to release our fear and be healed that we need to return to the wild?? If that is what works for you, then have at it! However, unlike Raisin, we don’t need to be returned to the woods to release our fear. We are not fox cubs, we are much more than that.
We are here now to live life to the fullest. We are here to explore all things that interest us and radiate Love to all that walk with us.
This is our calling, this is our challenge as children of God. Remember that you are an eternal Being of Light. As such, you cannot be harmed. Sure, you may skin a knee from time to time. We all do. But that is not a reason to walk this rock in fear. Embrace every experience that comes your way and know that it is those experiences that you take with you when it is time to go Home. It is those experiences that ultimately make up the rich and magnificent tapestry that is who you are.
Fear has no place in the tapestry of an Eternal Being of Light. Fear is but an illusion that steals your ability to live. Leave fear behind you just as Raisin left his fear behind him as he returned to the woods and watch what happens!
This is the wonder and majesty of who we are, explorers of all of Creation without fear. If Raisin can do it, so can you.
Now we are doing yoga…
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com] He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com/the-yoga-dude/] for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.