One more blessing here for you now dear souls. Just put your hand over your heart, or just lean back, or rest your hands palm up in your lap… just relax, and take a deep breath.
FIVE FEARS TO FEAR, AND THEN, NO MORE
by C.P. Estés
Going over and over one’s fears
There’s something greater that sustains.
We call it Esperanza… Hope.
We call it Querer es podar, Desire is power.
Hope and desire are power.
Pstt, pssh, poof.
Consider that most fear
is not fear of failure:
rather, it’s fear to live fully,
in full power.
Choose your petty fears carefully,
because they can grow truly big teeth.
Instead, draw your attention here…
I have several fears
I would like you to have…
Fear not loving
while you have the chance.
Fear becoming bitter.
Fear turning to stone.
Fear living underwhelmed by everything.
When the culture drags you back and forth between being fearful and being a person who gives blessings…
When the culture drags you back and forth between being fearful and being merciful…
When the culture drags you back and forth between being fearful and being forgiving…
When the culture drags you back and forth between fearing and loving…
When the great “they” say it must be decided, one or the other,
you can either be fearful, or do the other,
refuse to do only one.
Choose all of them.
Be fearful, and bless others.
Be fearful, and be merciful.
Be fearful, and forgive.
Be fearful, and do.
Be fearful, and love.
It is by doing…
by doing the blessing,
doing the mercy, doing the forgiveness,
doing the loving, and doing the doing…
that fear is dissipated.
CODA: The above photo is photoshopped by a designer and is one of my favorite pictures. It runs with and without the quote on it but particularly, havent you felt this in dreams or perhaps in reality… That your wings are ready, just strong, turgid even, and ready to, deeply anxious to soar? The winged one is a strong archetypal image that has to do with ‘getting it,’ with delivering ‘the needed message.’ So many act as angel to us, and sometimes we to them.