Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From Fear to Trust?

Read this today:

"contemplating fear"

First thing that popped into my head was: "WHY????"
Why would anyone contemplate fear? Then...a second later I thought, "hold on a minute. Contemplation of any thing doesn't necessarily imply succumbing to it. Contemplation is merely a consideration or observation of a thing. NOT surrender."

Back to {the use of} words...again. How often we misuse them. How often we misunderstand them. How often we jump to conclusions rather than allowing the thought process to continue beyond the initial perception. It happens all the time. We all do it. And some do it more often than not. contemplate fear...could it be that by observing rather than surrendering we could eliminate it entirely?

I got to thinking that maybe fear is nothing more than a lack of trust. When I got to that one, I scanned the memory banks to places when I was in deep trust. Those moments in my life when I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that what I was doing was absolutely the right thing (for me). Those moments when I jumped off the cliff knowing full well that my wings would keep me from crashing. That enormously empowering kind of trust that wipes out all manner of fear.

The more I thought about it the more it resonated. Trust (or you might call it 'faith'. Whatever works for ya.) is the antidote to fear. Or maybe, better put: it is the key to transmutation.

{By definition: TRANSMUTE:to change from one nature, substance, form, or condition into another; transform.}

Seems to me that is exactly what trust does. It transforms fear into faith. Kinda like alchemy. Turns lead into gold. Same same.

Really liking that I read that little blurb. Made me really solidify (clarify?!) the whole fear/trust thing. Been working on that piece for a while now. Like that it's not cloudy anymore. REALLY like that the seed has been deeply planted so that the next time my little Lizard Brain goes to fear, I can tap on that seed and remember:



John said...

beautiful. simply beautiful...

Moxiemetal said...


AkasaWolfSong said...

Love the post Camille and it resonates!
The thing for me is I have to feel everything going through me in order for me to come around to the Sacred Contracts I've written and to recognize it in others...
and you're right...we don't have to succumb to it, but fear, like anything else, is instilled in us to keep us from harm...which is a good thing. It is the hanging on to it which then needs transforming or transmuting as you have stated...
I knew this instinctively this week as I was trying to move through the pain and fear for my Grandson...knew too, that I had to begin the path of praying for ultimate healing for the father of my Grandchild as well as the family...we will never move past it otherwise...
Thank you for being the beautiful you that you are! You resonate with me on so many levels! :) Such a good thing!
<3 <3 <3