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004 - Fear, Why We Should We Welcome It and Embrace It

Updated: Apr 5, 2019


In today's episode I talk about fear, the two different words for it in the Hebrew Bible and how we can differentiate them.



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(Confession: I am really scared of doing this podcast. I'm afraid to fail and make a fool of myself.)


I'll also talk about what to do with fear and why we should welcome it and embrace it.

I believe that fear can actually be a sign that you are onto something worth pursuing.


Sometimes our ego uses fear to keep us "safe" from what it considers it could take us out of our comfort zone and tricks us into thinking that that we are in danger when in reality we are just about to grow and expand in ways that diminishes our ego's role in that new path.


“After recording a couple of episodes I started to feel overwhelmed by an irrational fear that paralyzed me and made me start to question if I should continue to pursue podcasting at all."

After recording a couple of episodes I started to feel overwhelmed by an irrational fear that paralyzed me and made me start to question if I should continue to pursue podcasting at all.


I had to turn to my two secret weapons that helped me find clarity and confidence in myself and my purpose. I talk about them during this episode.


I see fear as a dense fog that can take a hold of our minds distorting everything and clouding our clarity. As soon as you start to feel that irrational fear you need to do something about it right away, it can take over and cloud your mind completely.


I will talk about how I access my intuition and my Higher Self and how it acts as or "lighthouse" when we feel confused, stuck or conflicted and will guide you to "safety" if you allow it.


Once you ask for guidance and help from your Higher Self/Intuition, be on the lookout for breadcrumbs that may show up in your life and act on them because those are specifically sent for you. (I will talk about the breadcrumbs that were sent my way.)


After following up on the breadcrumbs sent to you, you will begin to see the fog lifting and suddenly you will be able to see clearly and take action with much more confidence and much less anxiety and fear.


This has been an invaluable lesson for me that has helped me tremendously in deciding that I absolutely need to continue on this path. I feel lighter and more confident in myself and my capacity to keep pursuing my intent of inspiring other stay at home moms like me who want to follow their heart. I've also grown and evolved so much and for that I am very grateful.


What a wonderful and enlightening journey this has for me so far. Thank you for hanging in there with me. Your support means the world to me. I hope it inspires and encourages you to follow your own dreams.


I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes of all time that was brought up by Brené Brown (love her!) on a Super Soul Sunday episode with Oprah (love her more!):


"The Man in the Arena" by Theodore Roosevelt


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."


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BOOKS MENTIONED:


"Playing Big" by Tara Mohr

"Be Still And Get Going" by Rabi and Spiritual Teacher Alan Lew


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