Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fear Not

I asked God what I should write about today, and She said, "Fear Not."  I thought that a fitting topic, because while finding ourselves in fear has always been a necessary part of remembering who we are, there sure does seem to be alot more of it banging around lately.  It's not always easy in the middle of some fear-based reaction to stay calmly centered and tell ourselves that we're much bigger than it is.  In the moment, all we see is the monster's big teeth and we know we're just seconds from being lost for good.

I remember, way back in my early 20's, reading a book that changed my life.  It's called Emmanuel's Book, A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos, by Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton.  Pat Rodegast channels a being named Emmanuel, and his teachings cover many topics.  At that time in my life, before I had begun my search for truth, and before I had any tools for understanding the events of my childhood, Emmanuel's words were, quite literally, a balm for my soul.  The words gave me hope where, looking back, hope was so lost that I didn't even know it was gone. 

Emmanuel's Book sparked in me a sometimes difficult, but mostly joyous quest for truth that has lasted since.  And the words that hooked me are, "You are safe, you are safe, you are safe."  I read that and even though it took me many years to finally own that truth for myself, the words opened a possibility in me that grew stronger and stronger, gradually opening me to a truth that gets sweeter every year I live.

We are safe.  If we could but remember that, God within would dance alot more.  When I remember that I am the creator of my experience, and that I have chosen fear as part of my path to knowing my own greatness, it is transformed to a gift I give myself.  Fear is created by me, and through me, and for me. 

Fear is a choice, and that is a powerful perspective.  In any moment we can choose fear, or faith.  Fear is just being temporarily stuck in a lie.  Faith, and love, are truth.  We say in Unity that fear has no power over me, and I know that is true because even though I get temporarily stuck, I created all of it as part of my divine path of forgetting and remembering.  I can get unstuck!  Even in the middle of the most trying circumstances that life can dish out, we are safe, we are safe, we are safe.

I am, as always, profoundly grateful to the many teachers I've been blessed to encounter in my life.  If in writing my truth I can give back even a bit of what I've been given, I am happy.

May this tool be a blessing. . .


  1. "We are safe. If we could remember that god within us will dance alot more"

    Thank U. Love u for this.

  2. Hello Sherry, yes I too have read "Emmanuel's Book", also Book II. The message was profound for me as well and what I took away from it was to follow my heart.

    Very good message and thank you for sharing :)

  3. Sherry,
    What an insightful post. We are safe indeed. Now let's dance! :-) Warmly, Barbara

  4. David danced, and my God is not a She.

    Thank God that He sent his Son not for just me, but everyone that will accept him and we have that choice.
    The only fear I create is when I step away from the light.

    An analogy from my pastor was this:

    I was always allowed to play outside with my friends but had to come in when the street lights came on. I wanted to stay out longer and asked my mom if I could, it was still light.
    She said no of course, and I came in, I never realized how dark the darkness was until I turned around in the light and looked where I had been.

    God sent his Son, the light of the world so we wouldn't have to live in darkness.

  5. Great article, I also believe it's true that we are always being given the choice to make between fear and faith :)