Fear of the Unseen

Everyone has a bit of fear of the unseen or of the unknown. Fear of the unseen can paralyze a normal person from moving forward in their life. You get to a certain place in your life where you feel comfortable with a certain degree of safety and security. Of course, this level of personal comfort is a sliding scale depending on the life of each individual.

So, what are you afraid of?

Some people are content, just to have the basics, food, shelter, and clothing, covered. If you’ve experienced abuse in your past, you might find yourself settling for a life condition where you suffer no abuse and that is good enough to keep you from seeking a better life, because you know it could be worse.

There is fear of unseen struggle or crisis associated with trying anything new, and this is the reason why most people are more apt to settle for mediocrity because it is familiar and when “anything” could happen, it’s safer to avoid any unexpected possibilities because the unknown is frightening and potentially dangerous.

Then there are potentially dangerous stories that frighten you. Maybe you haven’t had first-hand experience with potential pitfalls, but you’ve heard stories of others who have taken risks to change their circumstances and ended up in even worse circumstances or suffered dire consequences, possibly even paid the ultimate sacrifice of losing their life altogether.

Today, you are overwhelmed with fearful third-party stories from movies and television programs you have seen since you can remember, and the Internet is an exploitative form of media where anyone from anywhere with twisted minds or agendas can create fear from any vantage point, based on factual experiences of others or purely fabricated fantasy for fun and profit.

Many agendas are promoted, new methods to control mass consciousness, and various forms of cash flow and profiteering are generated by exploiting the fear factor of an unsuspecting public. Conspiracy theories and misinformation abound among those who base potential threats based on the fear of the unseen.

When you and I are unable to verify data first-hand, then the responsibility for generating fear falls on the deliverer’s ability to tell a compelling story of potential risk or danger.

When you hear a fear-generating story, you may ask yourself, “Is this for real?” You do tend to get an initial inner reaction which is telling you that something’s up, but if the storyteller is committed to asserting his or her agenda, the persistence could override your sense of reason.

Fear of the unseen could include anything you are unable to verify yourself, such as various political agendas, including climate change or 24/7 government surveillance, or anything from starting a business of your own to a potentially dangerous virus.

The reaction of the general public to something unseen, undesirable, or unknown, could lead to irrational behavior from an otherwise safe and sane group of people, such as “burning witches” at the stake.

Fear of the seen or experienced, such as a car crash or physical assault and may include a failed attempt at starting a business endeavor, is a different thing altogether. It is understandable that this may create a knee-jerk fearful reaction to things unseen.

No one would blame you for not wanting to get back on a horse that knocked you off, as you might say, “I tried that before and it didn’t work.” Even with the best efforts to prevent potential pitfalls, there are times when things don’t work out as planned.

These fearful reactions follow us around for life unless we do the deep work of uncovering the root fear, bringing it out into the light, and eliminating its hold over you.

Overcoming fear is the doorway to personal growth, living a better life, your best life, and making the world a better place.

The best method of disempowering fear of the unseen is to

  1. Embrace the fear
  2. Ritualize the death and cessation of the fear
  3. Memorialize it
  4. Then let it go and move on in your newfound freedom

Stepping into the Unknown

When you’ve acted out in faith, readjusted your direction and continued to move in a path that is unfamiliar to you, how are you stepping into the unknown? You know, you’ve observed your unfamiliar surroundings, saw the dark void ahead, slowly and carefully you take that step and move yourself into the void.

Fade to Black

You find yourself standing in utter darkness. You cannot hear anything. There is no sense of which way the air is moving. You can breathe, feel something solid beneath your feet, and you exercise your ability to vocalize, “Hello?” and you notice your voice appears to be dead as you can hear yourself speak the word but there is no reverberation.
You wonder where you’ve found yourself, if there’s anyone out there? “Is anybody there?”

There you are. You. Only you.

You are here. Feeling lost and alone.

What do you do when you find yourself stepping into the unknown?

No one would blame you for immediately turning about-face and running back to what you know, what is familiar, in the direction which seems more safe and secure.

You might find yourself carefully crouching yourself down into a face forward lotus position placing yourself in a meditative state or sending out your extended senses, projecting them forward to see if you can “feel” what’s ahead.

Or you might curl up in the fetal position and go deep inside yourself, evaluating where you’ve come from, what brought you to this place, and contemplate your decision to take this step in this direction which has led to your stepping into the unknown.

You may have the composure and dedication to realize it was you who brought you here, you know why, and you’re committed enough to keep moving forward, so you take half a step forward. You may not be able to see what’s ahead or know if your next step will offer you a firm footing, or if you will find yourself falling into eternal darkness. Determined, you take another step.

Then there’s the you who channels your inner Rambo. Finding yourself stepping into the unknown, your quickened as you stop to evaluate your surroundings as you find yourself stepping into the unknown, grit your teeth as you summon all your inner strength, and let out your mightiest warrior call, as you run straight forward into the void.

If you’re like me, your life has had a lot of situations where you have found yourself stepping into the unknown. At different times, we’ve tried all these approaches to finding ourselves in the unknown void.

Sometimes, turning and running is the best option.

I find myself transitioning through all the phases.

But in all cases, the best opportunities for growth and change comes from moving forward into the unknown.

When you step into the transitionary vacuum corridor, you have no idea what is on the other side of it.

There is only one way to find out.

For what is unknown to be known, you must move forward. It need not be at supersonic speed, baby steps will do. It is there, ahead of you, waiting for you to discover it.

If you’ve done it before, what did you find there?

If you are stepping into the unknown, right now, what do you think might be ahead waiting for you?

Check back with me and tell me what you found on the other side.

Too Much to Ask

While the idea of making a change might sound like a pleasant invitation, awakening to your evolutionary and higher selves is clearly going to be a shock to your senses as if turns your world upside down. Its almost too much to ask a someone, “What if everything you knew was a lie?”

To watch all your tightly held beliefs fade away into the simple parlor tricks on the mind that they are, all with the purpose of controlling you and keeping you associated (or disassociated) in such a way so as to be easily identified, tracked, managed, and manipulated.

The awakening process is a time of discovery and connection to your divine self, the you whom you should have been, who you were born to be, but the living of life as we’ve been forced to live it snuffed this sacred part of you out.

I have heard many stories of those who have endured this evolutionary process of awakening and the results were nothing short of shocking, it’s as if everything you believed in or trusted in becomes massively chaotic.

At this stage, you have to ask yourself,

Am I ready to walk away from everything I believe in?

Risk losing everything I’ve worked for?

That’s a lot to ask anyone, and for some, it is far too much to ask.

Who in their “right” mind would want to walk away from their retirement, spouse, home, safety, and security? And for what? Something vague, which cannot be seen or touched, and something you’ve been told, or programmed to believe, was either the devil himself or a fairy tale?

The easier life is in the flesh, the harder it is to let go of it enough to allow the evolutionary process to take place.

And if that weren’t enough, it’s like stepping into the black abyss, without a safety harness. You start with one step, then you take another… Then for others, they dive in as if off a diving board. Either way, from this new vantage point you have the ability to look back and see,

Things are not what they appeared to be at all.

And you may be surprised to find that you are far more than you were ever allowed to believe.

New love, new life, and the noticing (probably for the first time, except for brief glimpses) that there is so much more to this life than you’d been led to believe. You notice life if fuller and richer, beaming with love and life in everything, and you are intrinsically connected to it all.

But to ask someone to take the step out of what is “known” into what is unknown is too much to ask anyone to do.

It’s something that only you can decide to do when it is the right time for you to do it. It has to be something you want more than anything when you are willing to risk leaving the life you’ve become so accustomed to behind.

It is too much to ask.