Angels on Your Shoulder

Angels on Your Shoulder


Fearless Fridays

posted by Susan Gregg

Aloha everyone,

I get lots of questions about how to deal with fear so I thought I’d share my favorite and most effective tools for dealing with fear.

7 Ways to Overcome Fear

1. Have faith. Fear is an illusion, only the love is real. When I am experiencing fear it helps when I remind myself that fear is simply the absence of faith. When I began my spiritual journey one of my mentors told me either god was or god wasn’t. The idea that god wasn’t didn’t make any sense so when fear rears its ugly head I remind myself to have faith.

2. Trust the process. There is a perfection to all of life. If you changed any of your past you wouldn’t be who you are right now. When my mom died I thought it was an incredible tragedy and it was but if she had lived I would never have moved to California, met Sarita and Miguel or be living in Hawaii now. The less I listen to fear the easier it is to trust the process.


3. Love yourself. Emotions are energy in motion. Energetically love is expansive and fear contracts. The more you love yourself the less effect fear has on you. Spend sometime each day doing loving things for yourself. Look directly at yourself in the mirror and say I love myself just the way I am. Do that everyday for a month and see what happens to your fear.

4. Feel the fear and act anyway. Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” When we are afraid of our fear it only gets bigger. When we face our fear and take action it diminishes. So, when you feel fear ask yourself what actions you can take. The action can be unrelated to the fear, it can be as simple as calling a friend or writing a letter to your guardian angel. Whatever it is, take it and then allow yourself to feel good about doing it.

5. Realize fear is your friend. There is an old Hawaiian saying that says success requires you to stick your neck out. For many years I had the policy that whenever an action engendered fear I took it because I knew there would be a sense of freedom on the other side. When my fear said go left I would go right and when my fear said don’t go right no matter what I would go right.

6. Pray. I think of praying as having a conversation with god. I find talking to god comforting. When I pray about my fear I not only feel comforted but I often get a sense of direction or a feeling about what to do next.

7. Call upon your angels. You are always surrounded by the love and protection of angels. They are more than willing to help you as soon as you ask for their assistance but since you have free will they can’t help unless you ask. I was having nightmares for a while after my father died. Before I went to sleep I would ask the angels to hold me in their arms and help me feel safe. As soon as I did the nightmares stopped. Whenever you feel fear ask the angels to help you feel safe and then allow yourself to feel their love.

Next time you are feeling fear try a few of these suggestions and see what happens. As always I look forward to your comments.

With love and aloha,
Susan



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  • http://fear maureen

    Susan
    that was so enlighting.. you really gave me some insight to a few things that has been troubling me. Face Fear and fight it….
    thank you …you made my day
    Maureen

  • http://your-dailyword.blogspot.com Mikes Sumondong

    Here’s my thanksgiving and love back to you: THANKS
    God Bless you!

  • maryann moon

    thank you for these sweet thoughts regarding fear vs. love. Truly the sirens of the world seem to go
    off continuously. In this world, caution is always the word of the day, as if we are in imminent danger
    at every moment. As you say, even death is a blessing – if we just wouldn’t fear it so. Death
    is just a way of getting back to where fear can no longer be imagined, let alone felt. What kind of far
    fetched story is it that proves the validity of fear? fears are like shadows. Are we afraid of our
    own shadows? yes, most of the time. God does love for us to speak with Her. Prayer is speaking with God and truly She will always reassure us that fear is nothing to fear!

  • kim Jackson

    My favorite baseball movie is “angels of Outfield.” It showe angels probably like many things we like, such as baseball, especially a kids team. My favorite line was the little boy saying “It can Happen. Who knows? Maybe God lilkes baseball, too.

  • Catherine K.

    When my Common Law husband died two years ago, I went from 165 lbs. to 101. For two months I sat on my couch scared, wondering what do I do now? We were together for 24 years, and always took care of each other. We were to be married in June and he past in April, leaving me alone and penniless. Nevada does not recognize Common Law. So I didn’t get his SSI, and wasn’t on his Insurance Policy. Everything he had went to his daughter. I was very angry for a long time. I still feel the anger welling up, even now as I write this to you. I am at a size zero waist because I really forgot to eat. You might say “How does one forget to eat”? I did. I still do at times. I talk to my Father even in the shower, as he made everything I have so I’m not embarresed. I still can’t move on. I still compare others to him. I don’t know what to do. I feel I have been abandonded again.
    Again I ask:”What now”?

  • Susan Gregg

    Aloha Catherine,
    I am sorry for your loss. There have been times in my life when I was furious about what was happening in my life and as soon as I opened my heart up to love and asked for guidance magic occurred (when I followed the suggestions.)
    I will put you in my prayers and know you are surrounded by love and that you are enfolded in the arms of the angels.
    With love and aloha,
    Susan

  • sunseeker

    What do those of us do about the deeply ingrained fears of demons and evil from childhood? My Baptist background combined with horror movies and chilling tales all emphasized fear of punishment or just plain fear. Even now as an adult I am fearful of “Hell” and what it may contain. Or not. I’m an educated philosophy graduate who can’t shake the constant fear of evil, especially having seen so much of it in real life, media and stories. How can I realize that good is more powerful than evil? It’s an almost primal fear.

  • Your Name

    Fear what an awful thing,I have been blighted by this nearly all my life,scared to do the most mundane daily activities,when i was young it took me all my time to walk out of the door to face the world but i always eventually did,my heart would race so much i was sure it would pound straight outta my chest,the sweat would poor out of me but i still somehow i managed to go out.This carried on for years as time went by it got easier but still has never fully gone.You see i put on a brave face,i masked these tortureous feeings so well people thought and still think i am one of the most confident people in the world,I became the loud funny one or at times angry or insular, people either laughed at me or with me so,when the loud,funny or at times not so nice girl/boy comes across your path just think,maybe just maybe all is not as it seems for there is always a reason.I was always so sensitive and stil am,I picked up a D Virtue book one day titled Earth Angels,finally it all made sense,I thank the angels for guideing me to that wonderful book which answered so many questions,for once i belonged,i fitted in,i found a peace in my heart.THANKYOU.

  • Your Name

    Thank you for your blog. I’ve always been fear-prone–I could give you a list, but who has that kind of time?! Recently, noticing how much anger, hatred and violence seems to have grown in our country and in the world, I reflected on what I might be contributing to it and how I might STOP that! I realized that my angers, my judgments, and definitely my fears added to the negativity of the world. Every morning now I turn over my angers and fears to God. Of course, I try to take them back again during the day, so this is an ongoing process! I pray to replace them with love, compassion, and faith that the world and everything in it is exactly as it’s supposed to be.

  • d

    After reading your fear steps I reached out and expressed myself to someone about my feelings and we became more connected and shared intimacy which is what I am fearing. I did as one of your steps said and took the action. It was miraculous. I am grateful!

  • RahRah

    thanks for the advice. facing a big fear today. Breast cancer results. I’ll put on my big gurl panties and deal with it head on!! thanks again

  • Susan

    Aloha everyone,
    Usually I get notified when someone posts a comment but for some reason I wasn’t. Thanks for sharing your fears and your struggle with fear. I will post a lot more about releasing fear this week. The short answer is to focus on feeling loved and connecting to your divinity.
    So I am sending you all lots of peace, ease and love and stay tuned for more concrete how to overcome fear posts!
    And RahRah I am sending you lots of love and strength. St. Agatha is an incredible help with breast dis-ease of any kind. Her story is quite amazing. I’ll post it on the blog.
    Thanks again for all your comments!! Helps me know what matters to you and will help the most.
    With love and aloha,
    Susan

  • Debi R.

    I like #7. I’m going to try it on for size the next time I’m fearful of something.
    Hugs and aloha,
    Debi

  • J.George

    Hi Susan,I now realize that everything has a purpose and a place in time. I’ve always received the BeliefNet mailings, but seldom do I have time to read its entirety. This morning, I needed a little something extra to begin my day because of anxieties I’ve experienced at work and your article on 7 ways to overcome fear was “it”! Thanks for giving me my “food for thought” of the day Susan.

  • Susan Gregg

    Aloha J. George,
    I am glad my words helped and thanks for letting me know. It is always nice to hear from a reader.
    Sending you lots of love,
    Susan

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