Have you ever been so wrapped up in the fear of the unknown and stuck in the how to that you become paralyzed in your day to day activities? It seems to be a big obstacle for me these days, fear, and working through it, especially when it’s in regards to money and my financial situation.
After working almost non-stop for a decade, it took a huge leap of faith to leave that world behind in November and have no immediate plans on how to earn money. Since then, I’ve watched my bank account shrink and dwindle, and I am still coming to peace with that and asking for the help of others to keep me afloat at this time. I know that I am doing the right thing and working my way through my journey as is fit. I know that I will always be supported in my endeavors and that God/Universe/Source has my back. But it’s hard to feel that support when I see my numbers get smaller and smaller.
What do I make of this? Well, last year, a huge fear for me was the impending move. I got past it by breathing through the fear and hanging on to the knowledge that this was meant to be. There is a lesson here. Fear is like any other emotion – it is meant to be acknowledged, witnessed, experienced, and then allowed to pass through. There is no need to hang on to it because what will hanging onto fear do aside from using energy that could be better spent living in the present moment and experiencing a whole new set of emotions? What is the lesson of fear? What can I learn from fear? How can I grow from fear?
When I check in, I get that fear is another tool we have to remind us of our inner strength and intuition. We have the support of family, friends, God, the whole Universe at our disposal. What fear gives us is an opportunity to play, explore, create ways to move past whatever is causing us the fear and anxiety and stress and worry in the first place. If anything else, it gives us the reminder to check in and breathe. In the silence and the stillness of that moment, a solution may come up that we otherwise would have missed in the anxious chatter in our heads.
So I invite you now to breathe with me, whatever your fears are at the moment. Let’s breathe through this and play!