Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"There once lived a marvelous teacher of something called 'The School of New Thought' named Florence Scovel Shinn. Florence taught principles and philosophies that essentially supported that 'all things are possible,' especially when you're willing to look directly into the eye of that lion named fear and then watch as it walks away. What she meant by this has a direct relationship with the energies of this, 'International Face Your Fears' day. Sometimes it appears as if the age of miracles is over and nothing is left but doubt and fear, but nothing could be further from the truth. Fear in itself is the most destructive of forces. But there's an antidote to it called faith. In fact, faith is alchemical since it can change the essence of fear and it's twin siblings worry and anxiety into optimism, trust, belief and hope! But you must first face your own fears, thereby providing the universe with the opportunity to prove that all things are indeed possible. Demonstrate this fearlessness today. Find one thing that you're afraid of, walk up to it and stare it in the eye. It will back down and you will have reclaimed your power. Transmute that fear with faith. Write the word 'Faith' on a piece of paper and put it directly in front of you. Train yourself in faith. For, as Florence reminds us, fearless faith combined with the power of the spoken word unleashes a torrent of abundance and good. When all fear is transmuted we will each live truly magical lives. And, speaking of magic, 'I am wide awake to my good, I never miss a trick!' Say that when you wake up and before you go to sleep for nine straight days and nights and watch as the lion that represents your fears travels far, far away! Take that f-f-f-f-fear! Now you are the King of your F-F-F-F-Forest!!"

from my Daily Feng Shui Tip for Tuesday, October 13.

this is why I bother with these things, every once in a while I get something good,
take a Big Bite and chew on that!
I'm off to swim.


Argentum Vulgaris said...

Once read a line in the book Dune; Fear is the mind killer, the little death. Always remembered it and never let fear of anything beat me.


Adorabibble said...

I remember that line and it has stuck with me too.
I have had enough things in my life to be truly afraid of. that most things these days are just but fluff.
then night time comes, and I am a small child, waiting for the pain to start. knowing that the only way out is through. I wake up the next morning thanking whatever that I am not a small child any more.
each night has it's fear and each morning has it's joy.
I am still afraid and I do it any way, and that is what the definition of courage is.
thanks for the comment.