Fear is Your Greatest Enemy


Last night we finally watched the film “Harriet. “This great film chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman, “one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.” (IMDb) Her story is definitely one that inspires me at this time in our history.

At one point, when Harriet was escaping from her slave owners, the pastor of her church said, “Your greatest enemy is fear! Trust God!” I bring this up because I am so conscious right now about how afraid many of us are about so much of what is occurring in the world. I am thinking particularly about the coronavirus.  Experts, doctors and others are making sure to reiterate to us to wash our hands, stay home if we are sick, use lots of sterile hand gel, and, yes, even avoid hugging each other.

I believe we are, for the most part, intelligent and know that we know how to take care of ourselves in the world of form. We all make our decisions daily about how we treat our bodies, what we eat, if we exercise or not, whether we rely on western medicine or eastern medicine or no medicine at all, and hundreds of other decisions that call for our attention in the world of health. I trust us all in this area of the world of conditions, and I invite us to deal with the coronavirus according to the degree of our belief. We know ourselves.

However, what I want to address is the virus called “Fear.” It is the most contagious of viruses and it spreads aggressively amongst those who indulge in it. Fear comes in many forms. We are afraid of losing our health; we are afraid of losing our possessions, the people we love, even our life. I am aware that I have practiced fear on occasion and there is no shame in it. However, what I know is that I must turn away from fear if I am to traverse these times of extremes. Fear is a belief in separation from Good/God.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. We cannot say we trust and have faith and in the next breath allow fear to overcome us. I’m thinking of Harriet Tubman. I’m sure there were moments that she was afraid. How could she not have been; however, her faith and strength of purpose overcame her fear. Her definiteness in her belief in God carried her on her mission with a ferocity of courage.

I cannot and will not participate in this epidemic of fear. I know that all thought is creative and that I am living at a time when my Consciousness of love and faith matters a great deal. I am here to remind you of who you are and what you are capable of. We are more than mere mortals being swayed to and thro by whatever the latest travesty is. We have the Power of the Divine within us and it cannot express itself – only through us. It is our thought and perception of what is happening in the world and how we act upon it that will determine the fate of our planet.

We are the ones who are here ready to move across the bridge from an old belief system that isn’t working any more into the new world where we are choosing conscious evolution. Our children depend on us. Yes, some of us might die to this world in this great shift, but, for me, the more important thing is how I will live.

I trust and have faith in the great shift of consciousness that we are going through. I understand that chaos is part of this great change. Things have to fall apart before they can arise anew. I also know from my reading and studies and practice that we have everything within us to travail these times, if we will reach within and pull these tools out and use them.

The tool of Intuition comes to mind first. Intuition is God knowing itself within us. It guides and directs our path. Take a breath when fear creeps in and ask, “where should I put my foot down next? How should I respond? What’s mine to do here.” Love will lead the way and we are dealing with a Law of Mind that responds to us by corresponding to that Love and Power that we allow ourselves to express.

I invite us all to make our own decisions about our individual place in this time of chaos and shift. We have to make a conscious decision every day of whether or not want to be here and what is ours to do and be.  I do believe I have that choice daily. I feel it. No one said it would be easy to be human; but, we are more than human, and the sooner we realize this, the easier it will become. WE’VE GOT THIS, because there is no greater power than Love and our capacity to let it out.

Let us breath love into this thing called the “coronavirus.” Let us remember that all effects are fluid and changing and are held in place by consciousness. Science support this, but only a mystic who is in touch with his own Divinity really has the ability to truly know it and to practice with steadfastness.

In Truth and Love,

Rev. Rita

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