My Monday post “What means freedom” from three weeks ago triggered some very inspiring discussions. Still, freedom is a state of not feeling the need to escape a situation or a place. But how can we get there when the circumstances are so suffocating or when we are so afraid of what’s happening?
It is a clear insight that I am NOT my circumstances. I am NOT the problem I am dealing with. I am NOT my disease. I am NOT what others expect me to do or to achieve. I am NOT what others did to me. We identify so quickly with what’s around us because our thought pattern reflexively leads to it. And here we go again: We are NOT even our thoughts.
Of course, it is not easy to detach from what we are used to thinking or what we were taught all life long. And it is even more difficult the more we feel threatened. A bad disease, for example, can become one of the biggest challenges to teach us in this matter. In her book “Dying To Be Me”, Anita Moorjani tells how she learned during a near-dead experience that who she really is, is not her dying body and not the fear that made her ill. Her late-stage cancer healed within only two weeks.
After all, fear is one of the most powerful creating energies. Through fear, we focus with an enormous dedication to what we want the least. Strong fear can take control of our lives completely. It keeps us from living and throws us into a prison we are busy making escape-proof – until we realize that fear is nothing but a construct of thoughts.
Love is our natural state of being. Fear is the opposite of love. Since love and fear are two ends of the same energy it makes sense why fear is so powerful AND has such a destructive effect on us while love heals and empowers. As soon as we turn towards who we are, love, fear disappears. Both can impossibly exist at the same time. No matter what it is, fear makes a situation worse and puts me at the mercy of whatever will or will not happen. When we let love flow into that situation, we can feel the stable ground beneath our feet again, our heads become clear, and what we send out is the energy of what we want.
Once I understand that fear is only a way of thinking, I only need to ask the question “Who is the thinker?”. Eventually, we only need to adjust our thoughts to our natural state of being. The further our thoughts drift away from love the more polluted they become. I don’t say that all the bad things that happen to us are self-induced. There is so much more about this life and what we are meant to overcome for whatever reason. But fear does have a poisoning effect on our bodies and minds. The only way of healing and cleansing my system is to understand that I am NOTHING that is coming from this physical world. I came from love and I will go back to love. The time in between is my journey to learn that I will find freedom in adjusting my thoughts to who I really am.
In Love and Light