No matter which facet or extreme of fear we subscribe to, and there are many, if we succumb, it has won. The energy of fear is an elemental created by our culture(s) and self. It is a tool. This tool is used in many different ways. All we have to do is look at any culture and it’s ‘bio’. Volumes have been written about this subject.
When adversity is present there is prime opportunity for self-realizations and exercising what we are taught by many, including myself: Learning to be here and present is the only way to make sound decisions concerning our health and needs.
It is ego that is affected by fear. Ego sometimes feeds the insecurities that hold us until we succeed or fail. Ego can live in the past ‘acting lessons’ and can project these beliefs and elementals on the future. If this happens our brains whirl and can effectively freeze us. If we can stay present ego is the inspiration to creativity, ingenuity and community.
I mentioned this topic to Judy and she told me a very pertinent story her daughter told her.
A boy had a pet hamster. This boy traumatized it by dropping it by dropping it. (Hamsters go into hibernation when there is trauma.) The boy thought the hamster was dead, as it did not move. He grieved and Dad helped him bury it. The next day the Hamster crawled back to the house in good order. The dad found the critter. He was in fear as he thought it came back from the dead and he hit it with the shovel. He secretly buried it again. The next day the boy found the hamster rummaging around the yard acting as if nothing had happened. The boy then believed in miracles and the dad was overwhelmed with fear.