Isaac Newton said, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
For every contraction that takes place within us, an equal amount of expansion is trying to happen.
Look at your body and its way of contracting to create expansion and expanding to creating contraction. It’s one of the simplest laws of physics.
So then why do we humans work so hard at squelching our fear?
We believe that fear is something we have to get out of the way – using phrases like “smash that fear” or “kick your fear to the curb” frequently.
Au contraire, mon ami.
When you do that, you’re trying to defeat the laws of physics – in turn defeating the plan laid out for you.
And your fear is part of that plan, part of the perfect trajectory of the path that’s laid out before you that’s taking you into your wildest dreams.
Kicking your fear to the curb will thwart your efforts in turning your dreams into a reality.
So what then? If fear is actually a part of your process in creating the life and business you desire, what the heck do you do with it when it arises?
Because if you simply don’t do anything, it will paralyze you – stopping you from moving forward and thwarting your expansion in an even more extreme way.
It’s quite simple, actually.
Understand fear for what it is – a resource or indicator that you’re on the right path.
Think about it – what comes up when the fear starts? What runs through your mind? Is it flashes of failure or wondering if you’ll lose the very thing you have?
What you’re about to do is, yes, a little scary! So fear is a part of the process. It aids in your growth. It will add to your expansion.
Allow fear as a part of your expansion.
Feel it as the simple feeling that it is.
Lean into it, giving it permission to point out all of the little cracks and crevices where you need to grow and shift to become the version of you that the very expansion that awaits you requires you to be.
Recognize that the way your life will look and feel when you achieve your dreams requires an upgraded version of you. A version of you that can embrace even more good in your life. One that embodies the qualities your dreams require.
Then surrender into your fear, allowing it to teach you what you need to learn, shift, embody, or acknowledge to become the creator and nurturer of the life you truly desire.
The following are steps to get you started on the road to using fear for its purpose:
1. Acknowledge your fear.
2. Develop a relationship with it.
3. Surrender into it (see our blog post on surrender if you’re not sure what we mean).
4. Let it move through you as the feeling it is (when you do this, it will dissipate).
5. Let it show you where you are ready to grow.
Are you willing to give fear permission to help you grow? Could you let it give you the direction, tools, and unlimited possibility that will help you carve out the path toward your dreams that your fear lovingly arose to support you with?
Watch how you can continue to make fear work for you with the video below:
I’d love to hear what unfolds for you as you develop a new way of relating to fear! Comment below to share your journey with us.