O SON OF MAN! If adversity befall thee not in My path, how canst thou walk in the ways of them that are content with My pleasure? If trials afflict thee not in thy longing to meet Me, how wilt thou attain the light in thy love for My beauty? Baha’u’llah
“The other day I was working with someone in a counseling session. She was telling me a dream that she had sent me that was filled with fearful images including being threatened by someone throwing a snake at her. When she was finished, she said, “That was a good one.” I told her that that was something I would say. Very few people encounter and internal state of immense fear and then have positive energy toward working on it. Usually when people have fear, they tend to do everything they can to not have to transform it.
Within the confines of doing dream work or change work fear is not seen as a negative even though it is felt that way in the body. In actuality fear only becomes a negative when it is present in your everyday waking life. When you are involved in the process of changing it, it is a positive thing. In fact it is hard to imagine, although it is possible, to do significant change work without a large dose of a fear-related emotion. Fear is good because it gives you the script through which to get the positive energy on the other end. A dream with a great deal of fear in it is even better because it is like a spiritual guide to where you want to go.
Facing a large fear is like training on hills. Hill work is a lot more challenging than running on a flat surface because every step up is worth two or three on the flat.
No human being on the planet is completely free of fear so when we have them, the best attitude toward them is being able to look forward to working on them. You can look forward to transforming a fear in same way that you look forward to taking a holiday. Every time you make progress on the fear it brings more positive energy into your life. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to overcome a fear because some fears are pretty complex and built with a lot of life experience. Your soul becomes fitter every time you look into the ego, see the dark places, then change them to light.” (Richard Hastings – 19-Day Transformation Program)
Reflections on Day 15 of the 19-Day Transformation Program
Transformation #9 – Day Fifteen – April 07, 2016 – The secret to having a lot of positive energy to work on learning from an internal state of fear has to do with believing that love cannot dwell in a heart possessed by fear. It means that no matter what is happening that is causing the fear, it doesn’t matter, the path towards transforming it into a state of love is such a wonderful path to be on. This makes it easier to detach from the thoughts/emotions of fear and aspire to greater experiences of loving feelings. At the beginning stages, it starts with a feeling of gratitude. Just noticing everything in the environment or in the day which you are grateful and acknowledging that when you see it, whether it is a quality in a person, or something you enjoy such as warm, clean clothes, or a nutritious meal, or a bird singing. Acknowledging gratitude is a good first step to transforming big fears into big love.