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OBwan
9th May 2012, 17:54
The video below caused me to look at my thoughts of fear. Thinking of how to transform fear into trust were the thoughts that preceded. The video has some radical approaches that are not available to the average person.

I understand that it is just a matter of having different thoughts. Thoughts of trust allow the illusion of fear to change. Prayer and meditation have proven to work for me.

I am curious to know what has worked for others in removing fear. In other words, what things have you done to change fear into trust?



Derren Brown - Hero at 30,000 Feet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg8S9yBlRFM

wynderer
9th May 2012, 17:56
could you pls describe the fear thoughts? i'm truly interested to know what everyone means when they talk about this -- do you wake at night in a cold sweat, or what?

OBwan
9th May 2012, 18:05
The post was intended to be a general question. Fear comes in many forms. The movie intregued me for it allowed the person to become more of who they. Becoming more in my reality is done by building trust.

There was a joy in seeing the end of the story. I have no specific fear to discuss at this time.

GlassSteagallfan
9th May 2012, 21:13
Derren Brown at 31:25 -

"The biggest obstacle in life we all face is fear. Courage is not the absence of fear, it's the mastery of it."

Arrowwind
9th May 2012, 21:19
There is only one thing that can fully curtail fear and that is supreme faith in ONE'S ever lasting soul.

jorr lundstrom
9th May 2012, 21:28
Maybe like this



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fAjVeGwyKg&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fAjVeGwyKg&feature=relmfu


All is well


Jorr 2.0

enfoldedblue
9th May 2012, 23:09
I haven't seen the video yet....I am on very slow satelite internet, but as this is as topic close to my heart I thought I'd participate in this thread. I run workshops on this topic and will share some of the info (this is in no way self-promotion as I'm sure no one lives anywhere near where I run them):

Fear-based:
Uncertainty about our personal worth
Lack of trust in the universe
Belief that there might not be enough
Operating from an isolated/separation based viewpoint (me/everyone else)
Ego dominant

Results: need to control, competitive approach, selfish behaviour/saviour behaviour, fear of unknown, need for outside approval, need to judge and compare

Love based Paradigm:;

Deep sense of self-worth
Deep trust in the Universe
Belief that our needs will be met
Operating from a holistic/unified viewpoint (us)
Heart dominant

Results: Ability to let go and trust, cooperative approach, acceptance of ourself and others, openness to new experiences, autonomous sense of self-worth, ability to relax and just be

Fear based paradigm

This is the paradigm that we were born into. While it is not our natural state, everything in this world teaches us to be this way. The entire system, often including our own families, our teachers and even our closest friends, is so deeply embedded in the fear paradigm that it is virtually impossible to reach maturity without having internalised fear based beliefs.

Society deeply embeds in us the belief that some people are better than others. We learn to compare ourselves to others and to evaluate ourselves from an outside perspective.

Society teaches us that we need to be competitive. We learn that we must fight to get our piece of the pie. Because resources are limited it is every man for himself. Success is based on individual achievement.

Society teaches us that there are dangers everywhere. One wrong move and we might find ourself at the bottom of the heap. Random crises, illness, or disasters could pop up at anytime and so we must constantly be wary.

Life is a continual struggle

Love based paradigm

When we learn to live from a love based paradigm our experience of ourself and our world changes dramatically. It can be a challenge to shift the deep seated beliefs that society has instilled in us, however, because the love based paradigm is actually our true natural state, when we become conscious we see that everything in our lives has actually been pushing us towards this loving state.
When we shift back to our natural state we remember that every single being, including our self is not only important, but divine. It is impossible to compare people because we all have our own unique journeys that are perfect for us. No one really can be better than anyone else because we are each unique expressions of the same divinity. Different people learn different things in different ways at different times. There is no objective right way or wrong way.
The real challenge is just to be true. We are so used to hiding our flaws and vulnerabilities, but the path of love requires emotional bravery. As we make this shift inside we need to be prepared to show our vulnerabilities, to experience awkward and uncomfortable situations. This is just part of the process. As we get used to operating from the loving space of our true self the more we will be able to move through the world with ease and grace.
The Ego
In order to align with love the ego needs to step out of the driver seat. This is a frightening prospect for the ego, who feels that in order to survive it must maintain control. But unlike some teachings, love does not want to squash or destroy the ego. Love knows that fear and insecurities drive the ego and lead it to want to control and feel superior in order to hide from these uncomfortable feelings. When the ego feels true love it ceases needing to inflate itself can finally hand over the wheel to love and finally relax and just be. When we let go of the need to control and learn to trust and allow love to guide us once again, we open ourself up to magic.
Magic is the intelligence of love in action
The more we are able to really let go and allow love to move into our world. The more we understand and feel that we are part of something amazing and incredible. The energy of love has intelligence and wisdom that is far more profound than anything our ego and head is capable of. The energy of love brings out the highest expression of beauty and truth.

Keys: Awareness (observation), Acceptance (no judgement), Trust (situation is for highest good), Love (act through the heart)