Fear is a force that causes us to freeze and makes us afraid to act. It tells us not to take a risk and play it safe. Yep, fear keeps us in a prison of our own making. How do we move past the fear? And what’s on the other side?
The other side of fear is faith. Faith solves every problem fear creates. Faith is the reason miracles happen. Faith is what pierces the ethers, finds magic, and brings it home.
How do we leave fear and find faith? Here are the 5 golden keys from fear to faith.
1. Move from a feeling of uncertainty to a feeling of certainty.
Fear occurs when you are uncertain of what to do or what will happen. Fear creates uncertainty or a fear of the unknown. If you knew what was to happen, you could control it or deal with it. Not knowing is sometimes too much for the psyche to handle. Instead of taking a chance on the unknown it will stay with what it knows, even if it is not what it wants. Faith, on the other hand, is certain. It believes and trusts in the divine to work its magic. Faith doesn’t need to know how something will happen; it just knows it will happen. Faith allows for the miracle because it doesn’t try to control the process.
2. Say “yes” to a risk when it excites you so much it makes you afraid to act.
Fear loves to say no and stop you in your tracks. Fear never lets you try. Fear puts up obstacles in your path and tries to stop you from anything risky. Faith says yes to life and then opens doors for you at every turn. Faith gives you excitement about what you are embarking upon. Faith gives you the motivation to act. Any great idea that has ever made it to a tangible reality required its owner to act in faith. Take a leap of faith and say yes. It will be the most exhilarating thing you ever did.
3. See the Universe as a friendly place.
Fear sees the universe as unfriendly with people and things out to get you at every turn. Faith sees the universe as friendly and one that sends you the right people and resources at the right times. When you view the world as one that will work with you instead of against you, you have faith. When you become afraid of what is in the world that could harm you, you stay in a prison of darkness.
4. Lighten up. Laugh, smile, and stop taking yourself and your situation so seriously.
Fear takes effort and makes you carry burdens. It takes away your sense of humor and robs you of your ability to see the light. Don’t give fear your power or your humor. Your ability to laugh, smile, and feel light will do wonders to strengthen your faith. It will set you free and allow you to fly. As they say, angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. Lighten up.
5. Trust you will be given what you need to know when you need to know it.
Fear wants to know every step to the finish line before it begins the race. This is why fear often keeps people from even attempting something new. Fear also likes to control every detail and wastes time and effort trying to plan for every eventuality. This is tiring. Faith surrenders and allows things to unfold with trust that all will be well. Faith starts the race and then takes things one step at a time. Faith believes it will receive what it needs when it needs it, so it doesn’t waste time and effort trying to plan every single detail.
These are the golden keys that will unlock all the doors to faith for you. Use them and you will find yourself moving out of fear and into an active, happy, faith-filled life. One thing is for certain, faith is synonymous with movement while fear stops you in your tracks. No longer be paralyzed by fear. Add faith, and nothing will keep you frozen in place any longer.