In a Nutshell | Rolling with Change and Overcoming Fear of Death

There is actually the seed of a plan buried in the heart of all divine substance, and the designs call for continual growth—for expansion—to infiltrate all that is…Contained in this motion are limitless possibilities for expressing, creating and being…When the expansion music stops, we fall on the floor and break…

Meme_Gems 8An example of this is death. In truth, death is nothing more than a break. On another level, our consciousness and energy pick up the beat and resume, as it were, not unlike the way sleep is a break in consciousness on this level, but we journey on, on another level…

Implied in the movement of expansion is the willingness to change. Or perhaps we’re more familiar with the countermovement we feel in our soul—the fear of change…But if we don’t change, we can have no self-expression. Womp. Once again we tie our own hands with the scales of justice…

If we hindered the cycles of physical change along the way, by somehow constricting space for physical expansion, atrophy and finally death would occur. We would destroy life. The unseen aspects of an organism—the psychic, spiritual, mental and emotional levels—are no different. Yet humans carry with them a mass image—or a collective hidden belief—that says we should fear change…

The notion perpetuated by this widespread belief is that there is security in not changing. This is not a namby pamby thing; to wit, it is this very belief that is responsible for the creation of death. For our life experience is molded by our convictions…

This fear of expanding creates a narrow space we must wedge our psyche into…If we are afraid of change, we will atrophy the spiritual muscle we need to develop in order to expand; we’ll box ourselves into a nonmoving state and scarcely breathe in an effort to thwart change. That explains, in a nutshell, the human condition…The way out of our dollhouse-sized existence is to create a new consciousness within that doesn’t fear change—that trusts change as a natural and desirable way to live…

The illusion of time is a side effect of the ongoing movement of everything that is alive. Time also arises out of the misguided belief that we should avoid the future and cling to the past if we hope to go on existing…It’s odd, in fact, how much courage it requires to take the apparent risk of believing in something new and positive…

We’re not given a fear of death in order to manipulate us into taking some initiative (even though that wouldn’t be a bad idea). Nay nay, our fear of death is something we ourselves create through our fear of moving and changing.

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These snippets are from CHAPTER SEVEN: Rolling with Change and Overcoming Fear of Death

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