The Miracle of Courage

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By Judi Lynch

Throughout our lives we face different kinds of fear. Our courage is tested in a myriad of situations and events in which we will have to make decisions. Choices which require bravery. It takes a tremendous amount of strength to be able to recognize our life challenges and resolve to change what no longer serves us in a positive way. For some it’s easier to play it safe even knowing things can be better but they choose to coast with the known and the stogie way they have always lived. We really don’t have to choose to languish if we are able to reach out and ask for help sometimes.

The times we are living in right now take a whole lot of courage to keep positive and hopeful. So many are finally speaking out about situations that held them in fear of using their voices. We have always had activists in the world who were passionate and brave beyond reason about injustices and inhumane treatment of others. Their selfless acts and refusal to be silenced gave hope to anyone who felt imprisoned or repressed because of their life circumstance.

It takes great courage for some to speak up in a room full of silence and indifference. It takes time for others to understand a just cause and join in for the common good. Collective courage can change the world. It can take just one person to change the negative energy in a room from fear to hope. One word, one act, one person who cared enough to make a difference can set off a chain of change for the better. If it were not for these incredible souls things would not be able to evolve.

If we think about ourselves as children and all the things that frightened us, we remember the fears we overcame. If we thought there was a monster under our bed, did we look? Did we hide under the covers? Did we call our parents for support? When someone dared us to ride the big rollercoaster, did we hop on or watch from a bench near the ride? If a bully at school threatened someone in front of us, did we speak up? All of these events helped us to make choices about fear and courage.

“Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” ― The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

We always have the choice to ask for help in understanding our anxieties about life. What causes some people to be detached from caring too much because of the fear of loving another? Others have no fear about falling in love many times during their lives? The ability to move forward in spite of the fear. That’s the key. Fear can be the catalyst to action or it can stagnate the mind into inaction. It is a choice.

So when we find ourselves stuck and inactive about situations that need our attention we have to remember that we really are in control. We have the power to change many things, we learn through living when to fight for what is right and when to remain silent to keep the peace. Sometimes courage means not saying anything and reflecting on what we are supposed to learn now to share later.

The strongest people know that courage can be soft or it can roar like a lion. It comes in many forms with many twists and turns and outcomes. It takes facing uncertainty and turning it into a miracle of spirit. It comes in a split second or from years of adversity. It lives in all of us in varying degrees but if we keep our hope alive and our hearts open, courage will find us when we least expect it. We can change our lives with one step forward and someone else’s life when we face our fears.

About the Author:

Judi Lynch is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, healing channel and author. She is president of the Crystal Healing Foundation, Inc. a 501(c) spiritual charity and writer for OM Times Magazine. She has authored two books, Friends with Lights and Conscious Ascension and has read for clients all over the world. To learn more or contact for a session see

Article description: If we keep our hope alive and our hearts open, courage will find us when we least expect it. We can change our lives with one step forward and someone else’s life when we face our fears.



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Comment by Judi Lynch on June 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

Thank you, Leigh!

Comment by Leigh Burton on June 1, 2018 at 6:45am

Excellent!  I am going to forward your article to the publisher.

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