I have said it before, and I will say it again:
Fear is the illusion of the absence of the Divine
Either the Divine is everything, or it is nothing. Sometimes both, but that’s another discussion entirely. In either of those scenarios, though, there really isn’t anything to be scared of.
Fear is generated by that leftover survival instinct that kept us from getting eaten by apex predators before we discovered technology. Now that we have technology, we have become apex predators ourselves. That part of us, though, is still an operating system (one of many), and it is invested on a survival level in maintaining control. It uses the illusions of fear and lack as the means of that control. If you think about it, all of the noise in your head boils down to “You’re not enough,” “There’s not enough,” and “There will never be enough.”
And it’s patently false.
Let’s pause for a moment and come at this from a different angle. Shamans believe, and some theoretical physicists agree, that our experienced reality is a hologram – information filtered through screens and mirrors, and projected to appear as a 3D thing. This challenge is that it seems to real that we tend to forget that it’s just a hologram. Some of those filters are the concepts and ideas of how the world is.
Our expectations create our reality. Literally.
Another way of putting that is that the world works the way we expect to.
This seems like a really good time to take control back of our minds, our expectations, and therefore our experienced reality. Start by examining your ideas of how the world works. When you think about forces larger than yourself (government, large groups, etc), what are the absolutes that come up. Where do you use the words always and never? Where do you give away your power with your beliefs? And where are you creating a reality in which you don’t actually want to live?
Once you have determined where you are abdicating responsibility, you can start to rewrite your beliefs and expectations, and therefore your experience. What do you want your reality to feel like? Don’t sanitize it; everyone likes a story with some conflict, where the hero overcomes obstacles and challenges. The key is to start believing that you can, in fact, win.
What if, just maybe, I’m right? What if there’s a chance this is true? What would you do then?
Play with that idea for a while. Let’s see what changes we can make.