Is there a difference between being fearless and being brave? The answer lies in the fundamental principle of expansion and contraction. This is the opening line of chapter one in my book, Brave Ecstatic Woman. And, chances are throughout your journey of self discovery, this is a question you ...
We’ve all heard of the survival instinct termed the fight-or-flight response, our instinctual behavior of either confronting a threat with aggression, or fleeing from a perceived threat, by withdrawing from the situation as quickly as possible.
One of the driving forces of humanity is the pursuit of freedom. Ironically, the Fear of Loss of Freedom sounds like it would be the opposite of the Fear of Separation, but it actually comes from the same place. The Fear of Loss of Freedom is the dread of losing your autonomy, that which makes ...
Today, we're looking at the biggest fear for the Love Goddess Archetype - The Fear of Separation!
Inherently, we all experience the Fear of Separation from the moment we’re born. Before you emerged into this world, you didn’t recognize yourself as the “other.” You were integrally connected ...
The third fear is the Fear of Loss of Control. This manifests in a multitude of micro-fears, but most are based in the feelings of being harmed or mutilated. This is the basic terror of something invading your body, your physical space, or the integrity of your being.
The second fundamental fear is the Fear of Abandonment. This drives your need to belong, to be recognized, and acknowledged. The fear of loss, especially the loss of love of your partner, is the quintessential poet’s lament.
In our previous post, we looked at the Top Fears. Today, let's start to break those fears down.
Ranking in as the number one fear is public speaking, even trumping death. This means that people would rather die than speak at their own funeral.
The other five fundamental fears are ego-based. These are the “Fears of Fears,” the memory-induced fears. These “Fears with Attitude” are not inherently programmed into your survival instincts, but fears you’ve picked up along the way.
Have you ever thought about your fears? I mean, really thought of them, considered why they exist? Each and every human being shares five fundamental fears that exist from the ego, and one primal fear that, ironically, is the only one that is “real.”