Is Fear Controlling Your Life?
April 6, 2019
By: Marina Schroeder
Yup. Good Ol’ Fear … Oh, how I can relate to that guy taking up residence in my mind at the cross streets of judgement and doubt.
Recently (and to me it’s no coincidence it coincides with the new moon in Aries, which is the start of the zodiac calendar), I have held space for women in the chaos of emotions all around, yup, you guessed it – fear.
I feel called to share this message to all of you since this is such a potent theme that’s coming up right now!
IS FEAR DICTATING YOUR LIFE?
Women have been asking me for support and guidance around an important life decision. They were confused and not sure what to do. This situation has been a decision weighing on their minds. And, because of that, it has been adding stress to their mind, body and spirit!
(Because we all know how stress impacts our feminine health and directly impacts our cycles! PS I explain all about the correlation of stress and our cycles in my book or online program, Ignite Your Inner Goddess.)
WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE I AM AT A CROSSROADS OR UNSURE ABOUT WHAT I SHOULD DO, I ALWAYS PAUSE, TAKE A BREATH AND CONNECT BACK WITH MY INNER GODDESS. WITH MY HEART AND SOUL.
This helps me be aware of the chaos of emotions. And, most of the time, let’s be honest and call it how it is: the chaos of emotions is primarily stemming from fear! From that place of awareness, I am able to see the fear for what it is. I’m able to get clarity and know what I want deep down in my heart and soul. But am I willing to brush past the fear and take the leap of faith?
Every. Single. Time. I feel crazy but there is that voice within me, my Inner Goddess, nudging me on and I’ve learned to listen to her!
If you take a look at that mother effer, Mr. Fear and his two friends, Judgement and Doubt (Okay, and, yeah, sometimes his third buddy, Self-worthiness), and decide to walk away from that gang of negativity (and maybe flip them off too 😉 ) then you can tap into your Inner Goddess, into your heart and soul, so you can truly see what it is you want to do. So you can truly see if you’re guided to turn right at the crossroads by your Inner Goddess or if you’re feeling like you have to turn right because of fear, doubt, self-worthiness, judgement, criticism, etc.
YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT PATH/CHOICE IS RIGHT FOR YOU. YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND SETS YOUR SOUL ON FIRE.
Not me. Not your friends. Not your parents. Not your teacher. And especially not fear. YOU!
You already know what your heart and soul wants. What your Inner Goddess is nudging you towards. But sometimes it takes major courage and strength to take the leap of faith and listen to their guidance. Because it oftentimes makes no sense and means there is fear waiting for you at the threshold of that decision. You must check that mother effer, Fear, at the door. PS Fear is oftentimes there to make sure you don’t do anything glaringly dangerous (I.e. walk in the middle of the street in LA traffic lol) and to help you think before you just jump off a bridge with no protective gear. But, remember, Fear is just a consultant. It’s okay to say, “Hey, Fear, I hear you. Thanks for the advice. But I’m moving forward anyways because I know this is right for me.”
If this was helpful for you then you may want to check out my book or online program, Ignite Your Inner Goddess, because I walk you through a guided meditation around all of this and provide a journal prompt to help further integrate the experience.