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March 21, 2009 at 1:58 am #139361JaxKeymaster
This is another excerpt from Neale Donald Walsch’s new book, When Everything Changes, Change Everything. I found it quite interesting.
And now, here is an excerpt from the new book…enjoy!
The Actual Truth is that there is no such thing as fear. In fact, there is no such thing as any emotion, other than one. All the other expressions are re-packagings. There is only one emotion, one energy, in the universe: the energy, the emotion, that we call Love. When you know this, everything changes.
Now I know all this may sound a bit “airey-fairy” or “new agey” to you, but when you know why there is nothing but Love, everything will become clear and your life will feel…can I use this word?…healed. Remember, experience is produced by emotion, so understanding that everything is a demonstration of the emotion called Love can alter your entire experience of life.
But how can change be a demonstration of Love? Didn’t we just say, haven’t we been saying for quite a while now, that fear is the emotion most people feel surrounding change—even change for the better? Am I seriously suggesting now that fear does not exist?
Yes, I am. That’s exactly what I’m saying. Because (and here comes a wonderful revelation)…fear is a demonstration of Love.
If you did not love yourself, you would not fear for yourself, you would not be afraid of anything, because you would not care what happened to you. You would not even care if you survived. The “survival instinct” is nature’s way of expressing love.
If you did not love another, you would not fear for another, or be afraid of what might happen to that other, because you would not care what happened.
Simple, isn’t it? And so we see with impeccable logic that Fear and Love are the same thing, expressed differently. Likewise, every other emotion is love in another form. There is only one emotion. That emotion is Love, expressed in a thousand different ways.
Love and Hugs,
Neale.March 21, 2009 at 4:21 am #150562Magdelene NashiraParticipant
That is a very hopeful thought!March 21, 2009 at 4:37 am #150563JaxKeymaster
For me the trick is then applying that knowledge to release fear. Something to think about, for sure.March 21, 2009 at 4:54 am #150564Magdelene NashiraParticipant
Yeah, that’s true. This article kind of really hits home for me tonight as I had a really deep life lesson the last couple of days about a situation in life that tends to cause fear in me and I really got a strong sense of why there really is no reason to be afraid of that situation. So I got that far, but it would never occur to me to take it a few steps further and say the only real emotion is love and fear doesn’t even exist. That’s deep. That’s the kind of thing that is likely to keep me up all night thinking about it one night. LOLApril 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm #150752StreenParticipant
It’s so very true. It’s a lesson I remember from Conversations with God, and it DID change my life. I tried explaining to other people back when those books came out that the only emotion is Love, and I got shot down for it.
Anyway, the Force is Unity, and Unity is Love, and the Force is Everything.April 5, 2009 at 2:29 am #150767Magdelene NashiraParticipant
I would imagine that the people who shot you down probably just didn’t fully understand what you were saying. It is a difficult thing to get your brain around.April 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm #150772StreenParticipant
I agree. I’ve had a lot of time to digest that since those books came out, and at the time, a lot of the ideas presented in the books were ground-breaking, but not fully accepted by most Jedi. It seems now that there are a lot more Jedi who have become familiar with the books, which I’m glad to see.February 21, 2010 at 1:00 am #154209Anonymous
From my own personal expierence, I have learned that moderation is the key for pretty much everything. Without fear, we would develop a harmful nature of rashness that would halt logical thinking when faced with dangerous situations. But on the other hand, if we were fearful all the time, we would suffer and develop paranoia, which would render a person incapable of bettering their own life, much less anyone else’s. A person has to find that “Golden Mean” between outright rashness and senselessness, and cowardice and deep paranoia.January 11, 2011 at 2:46 am #157363YingParticipant
Is there anything on this site that doesn’t appeal to me! Ahahahaha I mean everything I look at relates to me somehow, mostly stuff about emotions and thoughts and all that
But, this is quite the ground breaker, it made me realise that I must not fight my anxiety (form of fear, and ultimately LOVE), but I must come to a balance with my emotions to overcome it. Anxiety has been a big problem in my life for the past 8 months, ever since I stopped martial arts training, my fears and stresses got the better of me… it is as if I simply lost control of my own reality, as soon as I stopped training :ponder
An interesting thought here. Thanks for posting this JaxJanuary 11, 2011 at 2:53 am #157364JaxKeymaster
I’ve always found Neale’s writing incredibly helpful. If you’d like to read a few of his books, I have them in pdf so you can check them out.
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