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Written and Narrated by Lawrence Doochin.

"Do the thing you fear
and the 
death of fear is certain."
                                       -- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Fear feels crappy. There is no way around that. But most of us don't respond to our fear in a logical way. Anytime we bump up against long-held beliefs that no longer serve us and need to be released, which is what is being accelerated individually and collectively during this time, we will feel fear.

We can choose to medicate it and suppress it, which won't be successful and the fear will only knock at our door more loudly. Or we can choose to face and heal the fear, welcoming its message and the growth that will come out of it. As Robert Frost said, "The best way out is always through."

Allowing the fear simply means that we don't run from it, nor do we dive into it. When a baby is in a birth canal and is being squeezed, she doesn’t try to go back into the womb or stop the process of moving. She relaxes and allows the process to unfold so that she can get through the birth quickly.

Along with everything else that arises in us, we embrace our fear as a part of ourselves as that is the only way we can feel whole. We ask it where it originates from and what it wants to teach us. This is the natural response that is within each of us, but our ego minds override this. We have all of these subconscious beliefs that sabotage our healing and prevent us from hearing fear’s message and healing from it for good...

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Copyright 2020 by Lawrence Doochin.

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