Fear is a reaction to something or someone that we perceive as being dangerous, threatening or painful. Fear is not necessarily a bad thing, as it helps us avoid dangerous situations, like touching a hot surface, or swimming in rapidly-moving water.
Fear can also be related to the loss of a loved one. If, for example, a person is between the ages of birth to 18 years and dependent upon a parent to meet basic needs, this fear can become very deep-rooted. The same is true if you are older and suffered one or more significant losses.
We can also become frightened before speaking to a large group of people, or when boarding an airplane or just thinking about it, or seeing a clown or a dangerous animal. Each person has a set of induced fears.
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out ~ Karl Augustus Menninger
I use the word ‘induced’ because we are arguably not born with fear. Fear is a reaction to a stimulus and affects us emotionally, neurologically, and somatically (having to do with the body).
When we are frightened, a fight-or-flight reaction occurs. The brain starts a chain reaction, which can include anxiety or panic (fear that you feel you have no control over), a racing heart, sweating, dilating eyes, and tightening muscles. Some of us have ‘fear’ dreams where we are trying to scream, but no sound comes out, and then we wake up sweating, our hearts are racing and muscles are tense.
We don’t consciously control this reaction. Our brains identify a threat and send out impulses to the rest of the body. The severity of the reaction depends in part on whether the fears have been dealt with in a therapeutic way. There are many therapies that tap into the emotions you’ve stored from past events, such as Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP).
In my psychic work, I can see when past events have triggered a reaction in the present. It is my belief that for many of us, dealing effectively with the present requires healing of the past. If not worked through, fear can prevent true happiness. Psychologically speaking, we unconsciously choose a partner who feels comfortable because they exhibit familiar behaviors.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy ~ Dale Carnegie
Spiritually speaking, I believe that the Universe gives us an opportunity to work through and resolve our issues by presenting stimuli that trigger past fears. One sign for me when past fears are entering into the present is spontaneous over-reaction. Recognition is the first step in healing past fears.
I believe that knowledge is power and knowing and working with this information will result in a fuller life, and greater happiness. One technique I use is to ‘talk’ to my fears, especially if they are interfering with my concentration or ability to get things done.
I’ve learned some things about how to first recognize and then deal with past issues. I ask myself some questions about people, places and things:
- Why does this person seem so familiar to me?
- Why can’t I stop thinking about a certain person?
- Why am I so anxious (generalized fear) that I cannot concentrate?
- Why am I holding on to someone, when I intuitively know it generates fear?
I have performed hundreds of psychic readings for people from around the world, and I can assure you that fear is a normal part of the human condition, as well as a valuable asset to recognize emotional and physical danger, and reasons to fight or flee.
| As a conduit to Spirit since birth Dianna provides channeled information from her Guides, Archangels, Ascended Masters & Animal Spirits. During readings, information comes to her through telepathy, empathy, visual images and physical sensations. She additionally uses Automatic Writing for very specific details and timing, Tarot and the Lenormand Cards. Dianna’s specialties are providing you with remarkably accurate answers to your questions using her psychic consciousness to assist you in reaching new and rewarding goals. A Libra/Aquarius rising with three grand trines in her chart, Dianna has chosen to use her psychic gifts and Reiki Healing Energy to help others, providing practical answers to life’s questions plus healing and clearing blockages. You can get a psychic reading from Dianna at|
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