What are your fears telling you?

Lately, it seems like a lot of the people I’ve been talking to have had challenges with fear showing up, keeping them from doing some things they want to do in their lives and keeping them in a pattern of feeling upset and frustrated.

Have you let fear hold you back from things you wanted to try or changes you wanted to make in your life?

I sure have.

I lived in fear much of my life. It felt natural because that’s all I knew.

Fear of what others would think or say.

Fear of being wrong.

Fear that others wouldn’t like or love me if they knew me.

Fear of being left out, not fitting in.

Fear of being me and sharing who I am.

Fear of not being perfect.

Fear of not knowing what I wanted to do when I grew up. (at 50 years old)

Do any of these fears sound familiar? Can you relate to what fear feels like in your body?

When I started looking at my fears in the mastermind group I was in, I realized that many fears were connected to beliefs that I had about myself.

All the fears I listed above fell under the belief that “I am not enough”. That was a strong, core belief that I formed many years ago, when I was young, and I held on tight to and found confirmation of it everywhere I looked.

Because that’s what I was looking for.

The fear was familiar, so I was comfortable in it.

As long as I stayed in the belief that I wasn’t enough, fear kept me from being, growing, and expanding in the ways my soul quietly nudged me to.

As I learned to look for my value instead of my lack of value, I found that as well. It was always there; I just couldn’t feel it or see it.

As I learned to love myself, I was no longer dependent on other’s acceptance, and it became natural for me to share and express who I am.

Being and expressing who we are is our purpose in life. Looking at our fears and emotions guides us in remembering who we are.

Not another soul has or will bring into this world exactly what you bring.

I invite you to list some of the fears that are holding you back.

See if you can find a core belief hidden behind them.

Ask yourself if that belief is true. Chances are it is a belief that you made long ago to protect yourself when you felt unsafe.

If you’re ready for a deep dive into remembering who you are, stay tuned for more information about a mastermind group I’m starting in May.

When we change the world changes.

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