Confronting fear is the destiny of the Jedi– Luke Skywalked in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
It’s also the destiny of anyone on an awakening path. And it’s the destiny of anyone on a path of emotional healing, finding wholeness as a human being, and anyone on a path of love, authenticity, and sincerity.
The awakening process itself can be scary and requires us to meet our fear, examine it, befriend and find love for it, and eventually recognize it as consciousness or the divine itself. The awakening process also involves deep healing of our human self – so the awakening can be lived more clearly through more and more situations in daily life – and that too requires us to meet, examine, and befriend the fear that’s the gatekeeper of all emotional issues, and meet it with kindness, see it is innocent comes from a desire to protect this human self, and recognize it in immediacy as the divine.
It’s the same if we wish to find wholeness or live more from love, sincerity, or authenticity. And it’s the same if we wish to pursue our dreams or our calling. The gatekeeper is fear.
There is nothing wrong with fear. It’s not our enemy. It’s here to protect us. And through befriending and getting to know it, and seeing that it’s already who and what we are, we can relate to it more intentionally, listen to it, silently thank it for its desire to protect us and for its wisdom, and decide how to act independently of it.
We are more free to take in what it has to say and especially the grains of wisdom that may be there, while following our own best judgment based on whatever experience, wisdom, kindness, and inner knowing is here.