Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Daily OM: Fear of Losing What We Have

Connie, A highschool friend of mine, sent me something from The Daily OM and I liked it so I subscribed to get my own Daily OM.

I thought this one was quite appropriate to me lately (worrying about my work, my novel(s), etc), and to some of your blogs I have recently visited. Fear. I've seen that word much lately. And most times our Fear is fear of Losing Something. Losing our work, our lives, our loves, our places, our loved ones, our health, our sanity . . . sometimes letting go of the fear and turning to what we have at the moment, turning outward to someone in need, turning outward to Possibility, feeling gratitude for what we have in our lives that is good; these things can shove the Fear Monster away. Here's the Daily OM:

Fear of Losing What We Have

Seeing Beyond Fearful Delusions

One of humanity’s biggest fears is losing what we have. It is healthy when fear of loss helps us take steps to protect what we have worked hard to attain, but it is unhealthy to continue to fear something we can do nothing about. We need to remember that focusing our energy on fear can actually create what scares us, and holding tightly to what we have keeps us from participating in the universal flow of abundance and instead creates stagnation. Since we can only really control our thoughts and our responses, gaining proper perspective may be key to conquering such fears.

The letters of the word "fear" can be used to stand for "False Evidence Appearing Real." Fears of being separated from something or someone we feel we need for our security or happiness comes from a delusion—a distorted way of understanding ourselves and the world around us. When we understand that possessions are only representations of the energy at work in our lives, we can shift our attention to the right and proper place. We can stop fearing loss of money or success because when we understand how it is created, we can always create more. We can stop fearing loss of possessions when we realize that they are not the source of our joy or well-being but only icing on our cakes. And when we understand the energy of love, we need not hold anyone too close for fear of losing them for we know that love does not diminish when it is given or shared but expands beyond boundaries of time or space.

By focusing our light on our fears, they are revealed as mere shadows that disappear in the presence of mind and spirit. We can choose instead to direct our thoughts and creative power toward things of true value—love, abundance, peace, passion, and joy. These are energies that are always available to us when we place ourselves confidently in the universal flow of abundance.
Have a wonderful Saturday, my friends -- oh! and to those of you who caught the radio interview "How She Really Does It with Koren Motekaitis:" when I said how my blog friends were like this "Ball of friends" -I meant that in a good way *laughing* - "Ball of friends" sounds kind of weird, but I was nervous....haw! So, to all my BALL OF FRIENDS out there - Namaste, *muwah* Thank you all for all your support . . . I appreciate you for stopping by here, for your well wishes, for your emails, for your words about Tender Graces -- all of it.
PS! I just found out the radio show will be on Podcast on Monday, then itunes (a free download I am pretty sure Koren Motekaitis said) on Tuesday. *smiling*!


Missy said...

Great post! I read and re-read those words. Just what I needed. I am going to subscribe to The Daily OM myself.
Have a great day, Kat!

Stacy Post said...

Namaste! Thank you for the post. I know I've been fearful too and this helped! I'm headed over to The Daily OM too!

Ami said...

I subscribe to the Daily Om, too. Almost every day it speaks to something going on in my life. Thanks for reminding me of this one. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Loved your radio interview yesterday. You did GREAT!

So proud, happy & blessed to be part of your friendship ball. LOL

B.J. Anderson said...

That was a beautiful thing to post and really hits home for me right now. Fear can really overtake you at times, and it's always good to remember the important things in life. And I'm sure you did great on your radio interview! Is there any way I can listen to it after the fact?

Strange Fiction said...

Wonderful post! I'm trying to think of something profound to say about the things I've learned about fear and loss and the ups and downs of the human condition..

But my mind keeps slipping back to your reference to vomiting yesterday *huge smile* and perhaps therein lies the answer to ridding ourselves of those crippling negative emotions.

smiles4u said...

A perfect message for me today. Thank you!

Deb Shucka said...

I love Daily OM, and really appreciate your sharing this particular message at this particular time. Love.

Sandra Leigh said...

I'm glad to hear I'll be able to download your interview. I would love to hear it again.

What is the Daily OM? Is it online?

Lori said...

Fear is indeed very powerful in my life. I try daily to remind myself that the world is a gentle, loving place, and I have nothing to be afraid of.

Jessica said...

Nothing wrong with ball of friends. :-) Sounds like a ball of yarn and all of us all rolled up together. :-)

Interesting article. I agree that fear in those large amounts is not productive.

Glynis said...

I am sending the Archive Treasures challenge to your blog Kat :) Collect the pic and rules from scribbles.

Fear is what keeps me motivated to living my life to the full.