How To Move Through FearFeb 17, 2022
Confession: I have not always been good at moving through fear.
Truth: That is a grave understatement. I have spent most of my life, at least 37 years, avoiding fear and in fact running in the other direction when I felt any fear at all.
Further truth: I have now, at 39 years old, moved through fear, over and over again.
I am not a superhero. I am not different than you. I am you. We are one. And so I know that if I can learn to move through my fear, so can you.
In 2011, I started talking with God, in my head. I had a series of amazing conversations, which my husband and I transcribed. We found out that we are all God, and that every thought we have creates our reality.
God, in my head, told me to publish these transcriptions. To put them out into the world so others could find them and be inspired by them.
I found this idea both exciting and terrifying. It was nice to think about what COULD happen IF I were to publish.
But, hand on heart, I was not going to do it. No way. Not a chance in hell.
The thing is, my parents are atheists. They do not believe in God. I was afraid of what they would think of me. How they would judge me.
I was afraid of how my extended family would react. I was afraid I would no longer be invited to my Aunt Kathy’s house for Christmas, or if I was invited, that people would ask me questions, or even worse, ask me to defend my beliefs.
To give you a bit of background on me, I spent my younger years without a modicum of self-esteem. It all started in third grade, when Ryan somebody called me Egg-Snatcher while we were in the hallway waiting to go back into our classroom. My last name at the time was Egnatz, and I was destroyed in that moment.
I remember thinking, “I didn’t know something was wrong with me. I thought I was fine. Now, I know that there is something fundamentally wrong with me, because my last name is wrong.”
I walked around with my head down from then on, feeling different, feeling wrong.
School became hell. The other children noticed, especially some of the mean boys, that I didn’t know how to stand up for myself. I would curl up into a turtle shell as they hurled insults at me all through class, up until I graduated high school.
To make matters worse, I developed severe acne in 5th grade that didn’t get better until after high school and a lot of trial and error.
It was this version of me who met God.
And this version of me was not ready to move through anything scary. She was not ready to stand up to criticism. She was not ready to defend her beliefs.
She didn’t know how.
So I said no to my inner guidance, to the voice of God.
I choose to run from the fear.
It took me eight years of stuffing down my truth, deep down inside where no one could see it and accuse me of being different, to finally make the decision to move through the fear.
And another year to get it done.
In December of 2019, I published One Truth, One Law: I Am, I Create. The deep raw truth inside has touched so many, and I’m beyond honored to have changed so many lives. As a self-published author, I’ve sold 50,000 copies and have thousands of 5 star reviews.
When I published the transcripts, I thought that would be it. I thought once I moved through the fear and did the thing, I would be rich and famous and could retire to a beach without a care in the world for the rest of my days.
Instead, I found that the world needs people like me, who once didn’t believe in themselves, who had very little self esteem, to stand up and shine their light. To show others what is possible, when you move through the fear.
I’ve moved through so many scary things since publishing my book.
Made huge, life altering decisions that made no sense on paper, but were what I knew to be true inside.
And it’s all worked out beautifully.
We always know the next step for us, because it’s the thing that scares us the most.
We don’t need to talk to God in our head like I do (although we all can, because we are God) to know the next step to take. We just have to be honest about what feels too terrifying to do.
It feels terrifying because it represents a huge expansion for you. If you move through the fear, you’ll be leaving your old life behind and becoming a shiny new version of yourself. There will be resistance.
Fear and resistance are not a stop sign. They’re a big, huge, green GO sign.
To move through the fear, follow these steps:
- Awareness: What’s the one thing that’s so terrifying, there is no way in hell you could do it?
- Ask yourself – Is this true? Is it a universal truth that applies to all or do some people not have to live like this. If it’s not true, it’s a story you’ve been telling yourself. It’s programming.
- Forgive yourself for not knowing then what you know now. Forgive yourself for not believing you could do this. Forgive yourself for whatever you need to around this fear.
- Reframe. Rewrite the story. Write a new story for yourself where you are excited to do this thing. Where you are more than capable of doing this thing.
- Get in the energy of the new story. Close your eyes and feel how you feel in your new story. Listen to music and dance as if it’s true. Move your body. FEEL it happening.
- Release. Don’t focus on the fear, let it go and trust that it’s happening.
- Take aligned action as you feel led.
- Repeat every time you’re moving through a new fear.
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And remember, YOU are more powerful than you’ve ever imagined.