The Fear to Succeed

So often we don’t start a project because we are afraid of failing. We are afraid of being questioned even before we started or before a result is shown. We are afraid of being criticised about how we do it or even THAT we do it. We are afraid that people are making fun of us because we are doing something they might have never dared to do. Or we are afraid because our project also means showing a part of our inner being, of the real person. But there comes a time when all these fears are not strong enough anymore to keep us from going for our dream. They cannot keep us from stepping out of our comfort zone anymore. We are full of excitement and enthusiasm and yes, we try it with all our heart and passion. And then it happens…. the door opens up!

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Here is one example of my life that is one the most remarkable because it was one of the earliest of such experiences.

Many of you know that only 7 – 8 years back I would had never dared to talk in front of people, to share my own thoughts, to stand tall for what I believe in even when no one else believed in it. I would have never dared to say something at all without checking before if there are some who would agree with what I say.ย Otherwise, I said nothing at all. Then I had my breakthrough 7 years back. I only need to think of that moment and my eyes get watery because I will never forget that feeling of breaking down the walls of my prison.


Here I was, standing in myย full light. That light made me see immediately where my path led and I started writing I’m Free – Awareness of Who You Are by Discovering Who You Are Not. I did not know nor did I want to think too far ahead if that book would ever be published but deep inside I knew exactly that this was the journey I was on and the destination I headed towards. When I was done with the manuscript, had given it to others for proofreading, and worked over it again, I felt ready to try something that felt simply impossible to me only 2 years before. I dialed the number of a publisher in order to ask if I may send them some excerpts. They accepted…… and I was full of fear!

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but it was just too funny not to add…๐Ÿ˜„)

Was I afraid that they wouldn’t like it? No, I was terrified that they would love it! The light definitely illuminated my path. It showed me all the things that are now coming my way and I felt overwhelmed in both positive and fearful ways. Can I handle this all? I could be taken serious! But I was not used to it! I might have to speak about all the things I believe in and what I saw as blessings in life for everyone. But was I ready to do so? I have always dreamed about it but….. HELP…. it works out!!! I felt like losing control over the developments.


Thanks toย my ego pride (yes, the ego can be very helpful) there was no way back…ย I had given myself a promise to never ever return to my old prison. And that means that I need to let my light shine in order to see the path… step by step! As you know, they accepted and my blog only exists because of the English version which was published two years after the release of the German book. Meanwhile, I have given several lectures, have written for newspapers and have even given 3 English live radio interviews. I accept right away because I never want to give my brain the time to block the plans of my soul. I feel where I have to go and I will never stop following that inner feeling. Did get used to my light? No, not at all! It feels as if I discovered it every day anew. It is a bit scary…. but much more wonderful to see that the world stands wide open to me!


Sometimes we go for something and don’t really consider it to work out. We do it in order to grant our soul its peace because then we can say that we tried it. Even bigger is the surprise (or the shock) when it works. And it scares a bit more because we feel mentally unprepared. Nothing stays the same anymore. But when things are going smoothly then it is the proof that it is your path and your time- whether your mind is believing it or not.


When we are not used to the bright shine of our light we can be shocked and scared by its immense creative power. The light that we are is pure creative energy. When we let our light shine and only then take action we are on our path and that path will always – all life long – lead to new places. Because we are meant to grow. We are meant to evolve. We are meant to LIVE! It is ok, to be irritated by your light because it is the most amazing power and it is even living within you. But never be scared of it. Trust, that it will always illuminate the path your soul chose way before it came into this body in order to fulfill its plan and give your life the sense and meaning you long for. Your soul is nothing else but a peace of the Almighty.

So when you let your light shine, God shines through you.
That is what the world needs so badly.ย 


In Love and Light

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The purpose of my blog is to inspire and shine a light on the beauty and power of the wonderful being inside your body. You came into this world to share what only you can give. Remember who you really are, conquer the world the way you always wanted to, and become the blessing to us all that you were meant to be.


Fear is a jail, no matter it is a jail, as we have created ourselves or because we are or have been forced by others.
Like Freddie Mercury was singing: I want to break free………………
We really need to have the inner wish about breaking free, before we do anything for serious, otherwise we will only do it half, which is nothing compared to, what it could be, the total freedom…..
It is a great post Erika and you should continue to write more books, if that makes you happy. All of us should do something to secure, that we live a happy life, like starting to do one little thing for yourself each day, this can grow too ๐Ÿ˜€

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That is so true! The pressure from inside needs to be bigger than the pressure from outside in order to break free. But once that happens there is no turning back anymore because the liberation and the insight about the false belief is feeling too good and too powerful! I cannot wait to finally make time for translating my manuscript. Sharing these messages is my dream and I know that I will live it more and more the more time passes. It is so empowering! It is so true what you say. If we only do one thing that we really love every single day we are fueling that fire within and great things will grow from it! Such a wonderful comment, Irene! Thank you very much ๐Ÿ’–

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27 June 2016

What an amazing post Erika, and not knowing your journey, its wonderful for me to read how far you have travelled my friend..
It is remarkable isn’t it how our lives are destined to turn a corner as we overcome our inbuilt fear.
Sometimes overcoming our childhood inhabitations, our shyness, or our lack of confidences
Although our paths of only just more or less recently crossed. :-), I feel so connected to your journey.
I too would never have thought in a million years I would also stand on a platform and be connecting the spirit world with an audience some times a room full of 60 plus, and nothing written down, just speaking from Spirit. ๐Ÿ™‚
Life has a wonderful gift of guiding us. And your path was clearly guided as the right doors at the right time opened..
When you follow your instinct and KNOW that you are in your LIGHT, when you feel so full inside. That feeling of doing what you LOVE to do. There is no feeling like it..
I am so pleased dear Erika for you. And I know many more such books will be written.. WHY because you Love what you do, and you are meant to be doing what you Love..
Life just keeps getting better and better when we allow the Past fears to slip away and we live in our NOW of moments as we create each future ones in the Light of our Trust..

Excellent.. And I know you will Keep on Succeeding as Fear is left behind.

Love and continue shining your LIGHT dear Erika xxx
Sue โค

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Oh, Sue… you don’t know how deeply you touched my heart with your words๐Ÿ’– I felt the connection too from the beginning on. That’s why I started following you. But what you just wrote is you reading me. You truly found your path. You share so much love and understanding. Yes, we only need to follow that inner feeling of passion, that fire that gets bigger and warmer the more we are connected to ourselves. One deep insight – the discovery about a misunderstanding we carried with us for so long – can change a life dramatically and so fast. It is truly amazing that you fill rooms with so many people coming to listen to you and you are fully in alignment and just speak from that connection. It is the most wonderful way to share the gift in such a personal and direct way. I am happy for you that this all is happening.
All happens for a reason, in its way, and in its time. It’s all good! Meeting you is one of those important encounters we have in life.
Thank you so much for being here and sharing your light, Sue ๐Ÿ’–

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It is fantastic what you just said, Anthony! When we let our light shine others lose their fear to hide theirs. And through our light they find back to theirs. Thank you very much for your comment!

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Empowering post, Erika! We cannot be afraid of the light within. We need to to let it shine and not keep it dim, in order to inspire others. Thank you for sharing this!

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Ok so after I come back from my vacation, I might just quit my miserable day job and write a book. I’ll say Erika told me to do it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Actually, I’ve been thinking of quitting this dead end job for years already. Thank you for inspiring me. I think I’m headed there pretty soon. I’m getting to the point where I have to make a decision. I’m tired of waking up in the morning upset. I want a job I’m happy going to.

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LOL…. But for sure, why staying in a job you hate only because you have that job now? Making a change and letting your light shine already means to turn around towards the things you want to. That already can bring a dramatic change in your daily life and perhaps even in your job! When people notice that you are detaching, their energy towards you might change too. You will see. But for sure it is a good idea to actively look for something else. Life is supposed to be fun and work should be part of it! Only the decision to go for a change can let that flame grow higher!!!

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I think I’ve stayed for almost six years because it’s been hard to find something else. I asked to move to another department but they don’t want to do it. I planned on buying a house too so that’s another reason why I’ve stayed. I don’t get along with my boss. I cringe when I have to have a conversation with her. Ahh decisions decisions…the end is near! Lol. Maybe I’ll win big when I stop in Vegas on Wednesday. Lol.

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OMG… yes, for Vegas… but please stop early enough if you are not winning soon…. lol! I am sure something will open up for you, Lisa! Once you adjust your antennas things might get in sight pretty soon! Huge hugs, dear!

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These are feelings and fears that I think we don’t even realize many times! We sometimes stop in the middle when things look really good! For me, it is weird because whenever things start going well I start worrying! I think we are afraid to shine Erika! xxx Wonderful post as always!

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Yes, exactly, Lynn! We are afraid to shine…. because we were often taught that we mustn’t…. and it is difficult to realize that we have the right to do it and that life actually is about letting our light shine. Because only then we feel alive ๐Ÿ’–

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Isn’t it so true? We are so powerful and once we let this power create our lives we need to take responsibility for what our power creates… I guess that is basically the fear behind! Would make a nice sequel… haha!

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