Noun – An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Verb – Be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening: “farmers fear that they will lose business”.
Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat, an instinctual response to potential danger, a chemical reaction in our brain. If we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats.
Fear can also be a created emotion that comes about and consumes our ability to function fully from irrational or manipulative thought process or conditioning. Fear of some “unknown” or culturally perceived “possibilities” of what may occur – fear conditioning, the “what ifs” that stifle our discernment of discovering our own truths and fully living our lives.
One of the most universal fears is the so-called death. When self-created fear obscures truth in this situation it can produce unnecessary pain, anxiety and prolonged grief. This fear of death will also deprive one of the capability of having a full and meaning full life experience.
Bring the awareness and comfort of the knowing that as all is energy, we simply transform from the form – physical being, to the formless – nonphysical upon our rebirth back to spirit and all is as it should be, and there is a continuity of life.