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Fear Factor

What is it that stops you from jumping off a 5 story building, is it the fear of falling, the sudden stop at the bottom or knowing that you cannot fly?

As a youngster you lay in bed at night fearing to let you leg or arm drop over the side of the bed lest the bed monster gets you. You knew there was a monster in your closet waiting to attack you the moment you built up enough courage to move out of your position.

Again you felt that natural fear when you went into water over your head. What was it that allowed you to finally give way and jump into the water, what happened to the fear?

These were not natural fears; they were a learned response since you were an infant. A baby has only two natural fears; they are for loud noises and being dropped. The rest of the fears come from training, those taught to us by others and personal experience.

We do not know about monsters or drowning until we see them on TV or hear about someone drowning, or our parents tell us about the dangers. We forget that babies are natural swimmers and we don't know about monsters but we can relate to them because of our natural fear of the unknown.

Fear is a caution light; it is built in for our protection so that we do not rush into something that is beyond what we believe to be our own limitations. We do not jump because we know that we cannot fly or we cannot swim.

Fear is the greatest enemy of mankind and especially the fear of the unknown, the unproven, and the untamed. Fear has such a strong grip that it can make us physically ill the second we contemplate moving out of our box and it is fear alone that holds us back.

There is one thing only that can overcome fear and it is absolute, there is nothing that can equalize or neutralize it. Faith, trust, and believing pale in the light of "knowing." It is "knowing," that is the great manifestor, the creator of all that is and when we get into the position of knowing, fear is not a factor. If you know that you can fly, you will have no fear of jumping. If you know that you can swim, you will have no fear of going in over your head. When you get into the position of knowing a thing you are as God, you are the creator of what it is you desire. When you say you know you can do this and it is your truth, the deed shall be done and nothing can change that until you know something else.

Man's greatest fear is in moving out of his religious box. Men of great minds and conviction treble at the thought of angering a vengeful God. Wise men fall to their knees and whimper for forgiveness should they question the word of this God. There is no greater fear than that of crossing the will of God.

As antiquated as this thought is, humanity has been acquiescing to an old God for centuries and by man's own definitions of what God is and what he may or may not demand of him. Humankind has evolved in all areas but this one. He still carries the paper chains of fear the bind him. These chains would drown him if he jumped in deep water. He would hit the street very quickly should he carry them with in off the building. Although man has evolved, his God has not. Man fears any change in God and he does this because it is he who defines God and he defines God in his own image. His God has not evolved because man's image of God has not evolved and this is because this image is cocooned in a web of fear.

Man's greatest "fear factor," is, that should he redefine a new God, God would retaliate and condemn him evermore to damnation.

God is "life," the words are interchangeable and life is constantly changing by definition, and therefore God must change. To say otherwise, is to say that God is not life. Mankind fears God because man is God in human form and humanity fears itself, therefore if this is to be believed, God must fear man. The fear is unfounded and inappropriate for this time in our evolution; it no longer works for us. It is time to question the whole image we have of God. It is time to know a new God and with that "knowing," fear does not exist. The fear can not be overcome until we "know" the God that is within us-is us! For it is just as certain that we can not jump into the deep water until we know that we can make it.

Roy E. Klienwachter is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. A student of NLP, ordained minister, New Age Light Worker and Teacher. Roy has written and published five books on New Age wisdom. Roy's books are thought provoking and designed to empower you to take responsibility for your life and what you create. His books and articles are written in the simplicity and eloquence of Zen wisdom.

You may not always agree with what he has to say. You will always come away with a new perspective and your thinking will never be the same.

Roy's style is honest and comes straight from the heart without all the metaphorical mumble jumble and BS.

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