it is normal to feel afraid
let me tell you a secret,
a way to disarm your fear,
a way to use your fear —
instead of allowing it to use you,
instead of turning that knife onto yourself:
*tell me what has most scared you,
and I will tell you what matters most to you*
afraid of pain?
comforting is your temple
afraid of suffering?
compassion is your way
afraid of not being seen?
acknowledgement and appreciation are Truths to live by
scared of being alone?
loving companionship is your treasure, and skill
scared of abandonment?
showing up for yourself is golden
scared of others’ disappointing you?
freedom from expectations is your gift
afraid of: aggression, rage and anger?
peace is all you’ll ever wage
afraid of betrayal?
a loyal, steady, heart is yours for life
scared of not being “enough”?
self-acceptance is your sacred way
…and so on
on the other side of
what has most SCARED you: lives your most SACRED strengths
gifts you have cultivated,
which you can now more consciously carry,
~and devote yourself even more fully to~,
for having passed through
the alchemical fires
of your very worst fears.
What has fear made SACRED for you?