Love vs. Fear

Love vs. fear, a pretty heady topic. Think back to your history lessons about the cavemen. They had an instinctive fight or flight navigation system. It was the software of the day, encoded into their (our) very DNA. This fight or flight as you know was the survival system. I hear a growling creature, I better run if I don’t want to get eaten up or fight if I want to eat. Scarry? You bet! But it was a requirement to understand when and how to use the BC Nav system in order to survive. And so we come to survival of the fittest. Yep. The ability to learn and learn quickly became the ultimate selection tool. Fear runs deep and is intermingled within our very DNA.

Most of us probably learned about being afraid when we were small children awakened in the middle of the night by a bad dream. Our parents loved us and because they loved us SO much they were sure to “look out” for us. We got told “no” or “don’t do that” a lot. Don’t do that, you’ll eyes will stay crossed! Don’t do that-- you’ll make Dad wreck the car! No, you can’t have a Popsicle, it’ll ruin your dinner. No, you can’t go out in the rain you’ll catch cold and so many others

If I do that Dad will kill me! OMG! Really? Your Dad will kill you? Well, no, not really. But that’s what you told yourself and that’s what was imprinted onto your brain … your Dad will kill you. That’s pretty scary stuff! How many times did we tell ourselves that over the course of 15 or 20 years that we lived under Mom and Dad’s roof? When we view this in the context of the love vs fear discussion, you can see the dichotomy.

The point being there are different kinds of fear. Phobias, resentment, worry resulting in a myriad of often life challenging diseases, such as depression, mental instability, cancer and a host of other ailments. All fear is negative.

Where does love fit into the discussion of love vs fear? quite simply, it is the most powerful, indeed the ultimate, emotion. If fear is negative, love is omnipotently positive. If that were not the case why would everyone since the beginning of known history be all about love? Amorous love is not all we’re talking about here; we’re talking about love of fellowman, love of self, of spirit of the greater need, of that which enriches life. Love is not just some arbitrary word used for young teens and married couples on Valentine’s Day. Love is positive, powerful and can overcome all things.

So love is the ultimate positive charge, the opposite of fear. Put differently, love is the emotion that powers a positive outlook. If we’re in love with someone or something, we are totally committed to it and psyched about it. We resonate with it and it with us and we become one with it. So, by remaining positive and committed to a thing (project, spouse, outcome etc.), we power it with the emotion of love and we can more easily manifest from a place of love. Not that we couldn’t manifest from a place of fear, but the result would be very different! So we get to chose love over fear in the way we perceive our world. Through positive self reinforcement (self talk, those 50,000 thoughts we have each day), we can positively affect our existence.

Learn to love yourself and love your experience. It’s not always easy, but we find that as it is within so it is without. It is easier to manifest that which we desire if we resonate at the higher frequency. Here's a great take on love vs fear by Marianne Williamson - enjoy!

In the final analysis of love vs fear, love wins out every time.