I have been at the crossroad of fear at different times in my life. I grew up in the energy of fear. My mother was a strong, take charge person, and did not look like a fearful person. But underneath she had many fears, especially of being alone. Growing up in this loving home I was very fortunate to have had no actual physical experiences of fear. Yet in my early adult years, I still sensed and carried my mother’s fear.
Many years ago, I was at the crossroads of encountering my intense fear. There was a woman raped and badly beaten a few blocks from where I lived with my young family. My fear was no longer underneath but rose to the surface with a vengeance. I stayed in my fear for several days not wanting to even leave my house. I felt powerless. I knew this was not how I wanted to live. It was time for me to move my fears into the light. It was time to balance my dark fears with the light of confidence.