We only have two human emotions. This goes against so much of our thinking doesn't it!!! But think about every human emotion we experience that is not love..... anger, frustration, jealousy, resentment, hatred, anxiety, guilt just to name a few. Every single one of them stems from fear.
Every thought we have comes from a either place of love or a place of fear. Love is what we are born with and fear is what we learn as soon as we start attaching meaning to events. We cannot experience both at the same time as they are opposing and contrasting.
From love, we appear to conjure happiness, joy, contentment and a feeling of peace and often time feels to stand still. We don't feel the need to look forward or relive the past; we are happily present.
Acting from a place of fear, we can't be in a place of love... coming from a place of fear is highly constricting. It feels safer to stay small and we can feel as though everything is "working against us". "Identify with fear and you will be a stranger to yourself." (A Course in Miracles).
Some times we may unknowingly employ fear to keep us small, or use it to replay stories that keep us a victim because bursting through the comfort zone bubble can be incredibly uncomfortable and often requires hard work. But it is these times when not in alignment with our true self and place of love that we can feel "off". We can be presenting with all the fear symptoms of frustration, anger, anxiety and we may not know why.
When feeling any emotions that aren't love, ask yourself the question "what am I afraid of?"
Activities and questions to ponder:
* Think of someone who you have in the past or now compared yourself to. What brings up emotion in you? What emotion comes up for you and how does this stem from fear? What are you afraid of that this person is bringing to light for you?
* There are so many examples of local and world events at the moment that are sparking fear. For example think about racism. What emotions does racism bring up? What ultimately are the underlying fears?
* Think about how you feel when you do something in alignment with what you love. How do you feel? Connect into that feeling and energy. We want to try and come into this space as frequently as we can as it is impossible to feel fear when in a place of love.