These simple lines in the reading we are doing daily this week made me cheer when I read them. Honestly? Nothing has given me such hope in a very VERY long time.
Here are the lines: “14. …the one arch enemy of the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This enemy must be completely destroyed; s/he must be eliminated; s/he must be expelled forever; s/he is the cloud which hides the sun; which causes a perpetual gloom.
- It is this personal devil which makes wo/men fear the past, the present and the future; fear themselves, their friends and their enemies; fear everything and everybody. When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.
I grew up with a super critical mom who had bi-polar illness. I know now that she was herself lacking in self-confidence and wanted only for me to have a better life. And I DO have a much better life in every way–except that I drank fear with breast milk and lost more and more confidence with multiple daily criticisms. I left home, yes, but the audios even now run in my head, so often paralyzing me. Over the years I’ve learned many ways to improve self-confidence and to soften her voice, mostly by sheer will and trying to “fake it till I make it.” Yet fear has kept me from completing many things I’ve started. Fear has even kept me from starting many things my intuition urged me to do. Can you imagine the incredible relief and hope these words give me? I hope they encourage you as well. I know we all want to speed toward the day when our fears are “completely destroyed” and our light shines fully! And I’m so grateful to be on my way.