OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF LEAPING
Definition Of fear: ‘‘Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain etc’’
Now this is something a loooot of us possess, some more than others, and it gets the best of us but you know what? Fear is just an illusion, its an emotion like any other emotion like love, compassion etc, we just gave it more power. Its something we’ve created in our minds and its not real, it’s a restriction of the mind. Fear is one the reasons most people don’t tap into their true potential, the fear of the unknown, judgment, perception of others, criticism and the pain of leaving your comfort zone but nothing great ever happens there, ever. Fear can be used as a fuel and a drive, it should keep you up at night studying, it should make you rehearse your lines before public speaking, it should make you practice day and night when preparing for the Olympics, It should make you study about a company before going for an interview. It is not your enemy, it’s your friend. What have you allowed fear to do in your life? A lot of people stand on the edge of their greatness due to fear. “I have to wait till the right time” “I have to lose this weight first” “I have to get enough money first” we feel we have forever but in reality all we really have is now. You might be working at an organisation because it pays well, while you put your dream on the back burner but what you’re actually doing is helping someone else achieve his or her dream. If they didn’t chase their dream you wouldn’t even be working there to start with. No matter how little support or resources you have, you can always start with what you have to pursue your God given passion. Once you’re in alignment with Gods plan, you’d be shocked at the people that will drift towards you, these people are called destiny helpers. Fear will have you rock back and forth in your head just so you don’t leap. Yes, you might fail actually, but what if you don’t, what if you soar? what if all you need is to take that first step and let the universe play its part. Optimists are five times more likely to fail and 10 times more likely to succeed than the pessimists and the realists because guess what they aren’t scared of taking risks. The most successful people in the world today lose more money than the average while the average earner might not lose but remains stagnant. So whatever it is you feel you want to achieve, but it seems quite unattainable at the moment, you must first silence your mind, make daily attempts towards it, then go conquer. A lot of times we are given a vision but we procrastinate and stall because of the chattering in our mind that says were not ready or good enough, while our intuition and gut feeling requires us to act now. Your brain is designed to keep you safe, to keep you complacent and comfortable, while your soul and intuition wants you to soar. Don’t dim your light because your scared, instead shine to the maximum and if for any brief moment your light gets to someone in the midst of darkness and they get to see themselves even for just a second then you’ve achieved a lot. When you realise that your vision has less to do with you and more to do with everyone that’s blessed to cross your path you’d take action right this minute. You are the author of your life, the pen is right in your hands, why not make it a memorable one? Whoever sold us this dream that we have to be comfortable all the time? I don’t know about you but id rather inconvenience myself so I can make my mark in this world and secure a great future for myself than be ordinary because guess what darling, extra ordinary is where its at and the bottom is waaay TOO crowded.
Love and Light xo
God is that you?
I find myself asking this question at least twice everyday. “God is that you”? Trying to distinguish between you and my own thoughts was always quite a challenge, still is if I’m being honest. But in my walk with you I’ve come to realise a few things. You always speak to us, always, from when we wake up to when we shut our eyes, and even in our dreams. But some of us live such busy and noisy lives we don’t get to hear you actually speak, they’re always people and things happening around us so we never stay still. A large percentage of us pray, which is one of the most effective ways of communicating with God, but one thing, we don’t listen afterwards. Communication is a two way street, imagine talking to a friend and after you’re done you hang up. Lol exactly. God speaks to us all the time, not literally but in our spirits, meditation is a very apt way of hearing from God/the universe (whichever you believe in). Take a few minutes in the day or after prayer to be in tune with your inner self and just listen. Also, when God is trying to send a message to you, he is literally everywhere, your TV, instagram feed, twitter, people, offer that same message, its creepy really. I’m one of those people that love asking for signs, then I get it but then I ask for another to be sure the last one was an actual sign (laughs). Especially in relationships, deep down we know wah gwan because your intuition already tells you something is wrong, we ask for signs anyway and God being who he is always sends it but we ignore it anyway. Although now I try to act on faith once I’ve confirmed I’ve heard from him. God loves us and watches over us constantly, I used to think that was just what people said to comfort us in crisis until I became closer to God. I started to feel him around me daily and it was empowering. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you, he will never leave or forsake you” Deuteronomy 31.6. Fasting is another way of hearing from God, we take out a few days to feed our spirit and focus on God. A lot us of do the 6am-6pm and In that time we don’t eat, we pray and worship but then once its 6pm we go back to feeding our fleshy desires. We watch all these TV shows and movies and read books that edify our body and do nothing to our spirit. The purpose of fasting is not to ask for a favor but to hang out with God, get to know him a little better and strengthen your spirit. Whatever you feed will thrive and whatever you starve will die, it’s that simple. You’re not doing God a favor by fasting; it’s to your own benefit. If for those few days you focus whole heartedly on your spirit you’d be surprised at how God will show up in your life. I remember when I started to fast I would sleep all through because i’d get so tired and hungry to pray and worship or Id watch TBN and faith TV for one hour then switch to series or trace but I noticed I wasn’t gaining anything. Then I started to grow spiritually so I started to sacrifice a lot more, put in more time during praying and worshiping, watching sermons online and the same TBN and faith TV, all week but this time I actually enjoyed it. One thing that’s certain is when you start to chase God with your genuine heart you will love to hear about him. It’s like when you start dating that guy and you just cant stop talking about him cause you’re so into him so you’re so eager to hear what different people have to say about him. God is everywhere; all you need is a clean temple and an ear to hear. He loves us all and wants to be close to us and direct our paths, and the stronger your spirit is the more you can hear from him.
Thanks for reading…
Love & Light xo