From Clear to Fear and Back Again

From Clear to Fear and Back Again

You know how it is. You have clarity. You’re inspired. Your heart moves you. You know it’s the truth. You’re at peace and like the song says, “On a clear day you can see Forever”. A quiet joy fills you and you begin to see the first action steps that will bring your heart’s desire to life. You may even take a step or two. You can’t help but notice that you’re, well … dare you admit it? … Happy?!

What others think is none of your business

You know how it is. And then.. and then a shrinking darkness pulls you back and whispers, “but what about (fill in the blank with a who or what)?” “You can’t do that!” “No one wants to hear you.” “What about the kids? the laundry? what about all of your responsibilities?” “They’ll think you’re a loser. They’ll think you’re not responsible. They’ll think …” Yes, they will think.

You know how it is. You’ve successfully negotiated with fear’s reasoning and logically worked your way out of the terror that squashed your truth. You fall numb to its deafening effect on the Still Small Voice within.

You know how it is. You get grumpy, irritable. Everything feels off and no one can do anything right around you or for you. You toss it off to a “bad day” or Mercury retrograde. You tell yourself, “I’ll feel better when it stops raining.”

Grace moves by Its own Will 

You know how it is.  You feel Something deep within calling you to be still. You resist the Invitation until … in some quiet corner of your day, an unexpected breeze of tender Grace moves by Its own Will and wins your attention.  By some benevolent mystery, you accept yourself just as you are: afraid, feeling alone and needing help.
With a little willingness, you respond to the Call within. It offers release and as the tears flow, you let go.  A miracle flashes forth, a spontaneous shift in your perception.  You are humbled as you realize that it arrives at the threshold of your awareness by nothing you do.  The grace of forgiveness welcomes you home to Love’s embrace.
You breathe in the atmosphere of Clarity and you know the next right step, the clear and loving thing to say, the decision that is authentic and true to YOU, the REAL you. You know you can trust Love’s command and you take another step.
You know how it is. Being human dancing with the Divine. From Clear to fear and back again. Trust the dance. Love is the Friend Who dances you.

by Anasuya Floan

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4 thoughts on “From Clear to Fear and Back Again

  1. What a gift your words are to me on this day. You offer these words which capture feelings I have had and as I read what you write, I know that in this moment, I am ok. That I have always been ok, and worthy and lovable just as I am. And as I reach deeper into my understanding, more love flows. It’s a trickle, right now, but a lovely trickle of love that I cherish. Thank you for your presence in my journey.

    • thank you Sara for your generous reflection and I am so happy that you know you are loved, worthy and lovable, right here right now! Thank YOU for your presence 🙂

  2. Dancing with the Divine; a really lovely thought which reminds of Shiva Nataraj, the dancing God of perfect bliss. You’ve created a beautiful thing. I really look forward to Mondays.

    • Yes, a lovely image! I am deeply grateful to be dancing with the Divine in service. So happy that A Course in Miracles study group is working for you. See you Monday 🙂

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