By letting your light shine you can defeat fear and render it powerless over your thoughts feelings and actions.
Many people today are overcome with fear and anxiety regarding our future as a nation, a society, and in our local cities.
Where is this fear coming from? What is feeding this monster that is spreading throughout our neighborhoods and into our homes?
When Covid-19 reared its ugly head in March of 2020 I was very careful to follow the CDC guidelines and our county’s recommendations to stop the spread of the virus. I watched the news and stayed up to date on the latest findings, treatments, and safety precautions but as I continued to watch the news I realized everything I was hearing was negative, there was not one story of a person that was treated for Covid-19 and recovered reported on by my local news and I found myself sinking into a depression.
I decided to change the stations and combed the internet to find a story of hope but it was the same message over and over again we will not survive unless something drastically changes and I became afraid that myself, my family, and everyone I loved were going to die from this virus.
Reading and meditation on the week 3 Master Key Lesson this week was so helpful at empowering me to take control of my thoughts and replace fear with spreading love and light to my friends and neighbors.
Taking on this practice saved me from sinking into hopelessness and allowed me to focus on ways to help my friends and neighbors in any way I could. I offered to shop for elderly people in my neighborhood group, make phone calls to those who need to know someone cared, and by shifting my focus to being of service and eliminating fear I became inspired to volunteer at our church to hand out food and people were so grateful.
The greatest lesson I learned from all of my activities was that I had the power to stop fear in its tracks by letting my light shine and giving the gift of hope to others.
The following words opened my eyes to a new way of overcoming fear.
- Non-resistant thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant thought contracts it. Pleasant
thought expands it; unpleasant thought contracts it. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence and
hope all produce a corresponding state, but 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; he must be eliminated; he must be expelled forever; he is the cloud
which hides the sun; which causes a perpetual gloom.
- It is this personal devil which makes 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 willshine, the clouds will disperse and you will have
found the source of power, energy and life.
- When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can
consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any
adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have
been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.
Do you need more hope this week?
Do you need to know someone cares, that we are going to make it through?
I urge you to not allow yourself to dwell in the midst of fear but instead reach out to myself or someone you trust and allow them to lend you hope when you are weak and love when you feel unloved. it is the best medicine we can give to one another and as we do this we will overcome any obstacle we face because we have one another to lean on.
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