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Let's talk about FEAR


                                    Let's talk about fear a little ... shall we...

Fear can be many things and appear in many ways. Fear can be healthy and warn us of danger or that we need to make some changes in our lives. Some people can even be addicted to some kinds of fear and the adrenaline rush in their bodies.

Some fear is probably healthy. Too much fear and it can create panic, anxiety, stress, disease, delusions and all manner of other things in our life.

     Fear can be fun at times.                           

It's difficult if not impossible for fear and love to exist in you at the same time. see if you can feel them at the same time in your body.



                                                                                                                                                WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD/PLAYING FOR CHANGE


                                  “Top 5 Horror Movies theme songs” by WorksProduction.


My biggest battle or struggle is to let others into my life and get past my fear. 

                                                Do you know what your biggest struggle is in this life?




I remember once when I lived in Los Angeles and my apartment was burglarized. My apartment did have a security system but it didn’t work. Anyways, I came home one day to find my front door open. Many valuable and some sentimental objects were missing. I felt violated and the owner of the building fixed the security system so that I would feel safer and that my apartment would not be broken into again. I felt safer for a time but it didn’t last very long. Instead, what I felt like was a prisoner in my own home. The world outside had not changed. It was still rough, tough and dangerous out there. I felt a little safer in my home but the feeling of safety was overwhelmed by the feeling of being a prisoner in my home. I did not like that at all and after a short time I turned off the security system and never used it again. It was much too uncomfortable feeling like I was the one that was trapped. I wasn’t the one who had done anything wrong but I felt like I was being punished in some way. I didn’t know why I was giving up my freedom because someone else decided they wanted my things or that they might want to hurt me? Horrible things happen in life sometimes but it doesn’t mean that I have to feel like a prisoner in my own home under the disguise of security and safety. It also doesn’t mean that I have to cower in my home and let the criminals run all over me or scare me so that I cannot live freely. Where is the freedom in that situation?

 I think that fear can serve useful purposes. I think that a healthy amount of fear can warn of danger and even help keep me safe in some instances. The most fearful experience that I was being stalked for weeks, beaten, run off the road and I felt like my life was very much in danger on more than one occasion. I was being terrorized by a man that I had been in a relationship with for a few years. While there was never any physical violence during the relationship, that changed after I left him.  In all honesty I was done with the relationship and I did not want to work it out. I was done. He seemed to become obsessed with trying to talk to me but I never saw or felt during the relationship that he really cared that much. There was a lack of communication about everything that was going on which was really a reflection of the lack of communication that I believe both of us grew up with in our homes. So after I left he harassed me endlessly for weeks or months. I still cannot put all of the pieces of what happened together in any kind coherent order. It is kind of like a thousand jigsaw puzzle pieces floating around in my head that I am unable to put together. 

He was everywhere. He was outside my apartment when I went to work. He was outside my place of employment. He was in the parking lot where I parked my car. He would follow me when I went with friends to happy hour. We were young and we could eat really well for cheap at happy hours. He followed me once and I pulled off the freeway because I was afraid he was going to cause me or someone else to crash he was following me so close in his car. When I didn’t want to talk to him, he broke the driver’s side window of my car, cutting my face. When I attempted to run away he followed me and caught me. Thankfully I saw a highway patrolman coming down the freeway. I had him arrested because of the cuts and bleeding to my face and the assault. He showed up at a friend’s house with the clip to a gun and he was looking for me. The gun was in the car. He broke into my apartment and beat me up when I told him to get out, hitting me in the stomach many times. He slammed my head between the car door and the car. He harassed me despite a restraining order and me having had him arrested. He told me that it was my fault he got caught for driving under the influence. How do you figure that was my fault for making him drink. Not hardly and I told him so. He was angry about having to pay me for the damage he had done to my apartment and to my car. His father tried to talk me out of pressing charges while in insisted he should take responsibility for what he had done. I got a restraining order against him but he blatantly ignored the order. I finally started sleeping with a gun next to my bed. I believe I would have shot him if he would have come after me one more time. Maybe he knew, because he left me alone after that last time. I think he just found another distraction.


While I believe that what he did was not okay under any circumstances, things like this do happen to us. I do wonder now if things would have been different if our communication had been better. I think that he got so angry at me because I refused to really talk to him. I felt that I had tried before I left and he really didn’t want to talk to me. I tried for one month. I didn’t feel that he was listening to me. He would unpack one of my boxes but he wouldn’t really talk to me. Anyways, I think that a lack of communication contributed to all of what happened. I did not grow up in a violent home and so I never believe that hitting someone was okay nor would I ever allow it to happen. The first time he hit me or assaulted me after I left, I had him arrested. It didn’t really seem to make much difference because he blamed it on me and told me it was my fault. That just didn’t make sense to me at all. I never made him do anything. I do know that he grew up in a angry home situation where things were not at all happy. There seemed to be tension and arguments between his parents all the time, and not hidden. I think there was violence at home but I never saw any physical fights between them. It was all the other arguments and him thinking it was apparently okay for him to hit me lead me to that conclusion. I don’t really know but he seemed to think that violence against others was okay and justified while I thought it was not appropriate. I saw violence escalating, or getting worse, in him over the years and I was becoming very concerned. He started getting in in fights more and more and I didn’t want to be around this kind of man.


This happened in 1981. He got married a few years after that to a woman that had been hanging around for some time, even when we were dating. They had a daughter but later separated. I don’t think things went well after that for her. He could be a real angry, spiteful person when he wanted to. I don’t know the whole story but in 1995 he shot and killed her father when he came to pick up the daughter. He had been trying to get his ex-wife to come get the daughter but her father came instead when she was scared. He is now in prison serving a 25 to life sentence for second degree murder. His daughter lost her father and her grandfather on the same night. His ex-wife and her family lost a member of the family. He shot the man in front of his twelve year old daughter.  He barricaded himself in the house until the SWAT team could get him out. The man who was shot died because he bled to death on the floor of the house. I don’t know if his daughter escaped or if he let her out. She ran to the next door neighbor’s house and they called the police. Later it was discovered that an otherwise seemingly strong, healthy man in his thirties had screwed shut all of the windows in his home. Fear of some kind was responsible for this situation.


He blames everyone else for what happened. I don’t know all of what happened. He was paranoid and severely frightened. He said the gun was out because he was afraid for his life. Nobody knows what happened but them, but I think this is a pretty good example of lack of communication, abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, fear, anger, actually rage in his situation, paranoia, drug and alcohol use, self-esteem and many other factors in what happened.


Things like this seem to be all too common but there was much fear and anger involved in this situation. There was definitely a lack of love. I look at what the fear did in my life. I was so scared and afraid of dying that I wouldn’t let any man come near me hardly after being beaten and I was terrified that I was going to die. It colored my life for the next thirty years. I find though that even though the fear has released from my heart and I have cleared the trauma, I feel fear around men. I don’t want it to be there but it is and I can feel my body shaking. What disturbs me is that I feel this fear in the presence of God and Christ. They never hurt me. I do not believe that they ever would. They have only show me love and kindness but this fear rattles my body. I have asked God and Christ to help me get rid of this fear for it no longer serves me in its largeness. What once kept me safe and out of danger, has now become so big as to itself to be a danger to me.


Because I was carrying around so much fear, even if I didn’t really know how much, all of the different factors in my life contributed to me having some not so wonderful experiences in my life. in order to keep myself self and away from angry men, but also in order to get some love and attention at the  same time, I only let me into my life that I would never have a serious relationship. My fear of being killed or hurt was so great that I felt that I needed to keep myself safe and protected. Because I did not know how to protect myself I kept my distance always. This was not a wonderful situation, but instead very emotionally painful. I would never have the life I was seeking unless I could get past the fear and take a risk. Part of the reason that I was unable to take the risk is that I didn’t know how to be myself, express myself or express boundaries. I wanted attention so badly that I would do whatever I could to please the other person without making them angry. I thought if they got angry that they would leave and that would be worse. I would be alone. Well, needless to say, trying to keep myself safe backfired on me. In my fear and isolation and lack of healthy emotional relationships I felt taken-advantage of again and again. I would try to tell one of the men I was dating how I felt but he didn’t seem to care much and he felt I was just taking things too seriously. I know we weren’t made for each other but at least if I had some kind of minimal relationship and sexual contact then I had some love. This became a bad habit and I became more and more unhappy but I didn’t know what I could do that would make the situation better. I think that because I ignored all of symptoms and my unhappiness I only became sicker and sicker. I kept trying to keep it safe until one last experience and then finally I gave up on love. That just made me even more sick and distraught but I didn’t know how to fix it.


 All of what was happening as far as me getting sicker had come about as a result of some kind of fear including a fear of love. It was never love that caused all the pain. It was some kind of fear. However, because I had loved people that had hurt me badly I put the two together. I couldn’t separate love and how not to get hurt. I could no longer take the risk of love especially if there was a possibility that a man would kill me the next time. I didn’t have the proper skills to manage my emotional life in a healthy way. I will still a child emotionally and stuck back where the original trauma happened.


That was an example from my life on how fear got so big. Over the years, the original fear of dying and of angry men only got worse every time I ran form a dark-haired man, an angry man or an angry friend.  Because of betrayal by a man and a woman friend and a lack of knowing how to be emotionally close to anyone, the fear just got worse and worse over the years. Panic attacks were triggered by seeing someone who looked like him. Thankfully I had to go to work because at one point I didn’t even want to leave the house. The doctor at the hospital made me feel like I was wasting her time when I went to the emergency room because I didn’t know what was happening to me. It got so that I felt that you could take my purse but just leave me my tranquilizers, the panic attacks were so bad. After a while and with at least three tranquilizers a day, the panic attacks stopped. I didn’t know how to handle them in a different way but the doctors didn’t give me any direction in that regard either. The depression started to get worse and worse and I was pretty much at my wit’s end. I started to feel that I was slipping into another dimension and I felt like I was literally losing my mind.






This is a photo [the one that I want to use is not included at this time but I will try to get it here] of the Sangre de Cristo mountain peaks in Colorado. “Sangre de Cristo” means “blood of Christ.” What happens is that these mountains get a beautiful, almost translucent pink glow about them sometimes. Not all the time. This is unfortunately the best photo that I have at the moment and it does not show the glow. This glow is what the color of love looks like to me but even this picture doesn’t do it justice. How about pink in a rainbow or the colors you see after the rain. That might be the closest color but see the color. Love has a color as well even if we cannot see it.


The best example I can think of at the moment is Dr. Emoto’s work with the effect that different words and vibrations have on water. If you go to this site you can see the crystals that form in water when it is exposed to love, to poison and to different situation and vibrations. From these pictures you will be able to get a better idea how the different emotions and positive and negative energies can affect our own bodies. This would include our thoughts or our energies that we hold inside of us as well as the energies that we are exposed to in the world. This would then also include the kind of energy that we put out into the world.

Dr. Emoto’s site. Messages from water and how our thoughts

affect water and ultimately ourselves and the earth.


Here is another site that shows how sound can have an effect on the arrangement of molecules:

“The physics of sound creating form” by PeaceHasBegun.


Here is some information about sound and color:

“The Colour of Sound - Documentary” by showmethelab.


Here is a good basic explanation of energies and vibrations and frequencies and how they affect our state of consciousness:

“Quantum physics, music and consciousness” by lorax2013.


There is more information like this in the Resource Guide in the sections on Sound, Music and Vibration. These sites are there to provide you with information to show you that sound, light, color and energy are all part of our world and to show you how they might all be connected. I find this information very fascinating and I find that it opens us whole new doors for me as far as understand more about life.





Here is a very good movie about fear:         A Virus Called Fear movie.Fear is apparently a universal emotion; all persons, consciously or unconsciously, have fear in some sort. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it. Very few people understand the programming of fear, and why it distorts our perceptions. While fear is a program used for our survival, fear also creates irrational beliefs that cause larger systems of fear like politics, religion and the media. A Virus Called Fear is short film about the conditioning of fear, and what irrational fears can lead to. Written and directed by Ben Fama Jr.”


I hope that my story helps you in some way to understand how fear can create pain in our lives. There are many ways that people look at fear and I have given you the example of how it messed up my life. Here is some more information and different points of view about fear and love:


                 The article is about fear but also hope in that 
                                                                        “[n]o life, however dirty and broken, is beyond redemption. Or beyond hope.”


       “A Buddhist View on Fear and Phobia.”


                      Article on the causes of fear, types of fear and seeing the clarity of the whole situation. 
                                                                            How fear covers us up, controls us and keeps us in slavery.



“Fear of Loving Who You Are” by burtharding


“How To Love YOU!  (webcam #15)” by burtharding.


“5 Ways to LOVE Yourself, OVER/OVER!...” by TonyaTko. 


“How to Love Yourself” by Howcast.





“Relationship Dating Techniques: How To Love Yourself” by expertvillage.


“                                                                                                                                "83 #1 Self Image and Love Yourself Faster EFT” by HealingMagic.



“Michael Jackson – Man In the Mirror” by MichaelJacksonVEVO.



“How I Beat Fear Everyday” by MatthewAndersonJr.


                                                      “50 Cent Speaks On Different Types of Fear” by JoinRP.


                                                                         “50 cent and Fear” by JohnT17SmOkEy9.



The opposite of fear is love.   A definition of love.



“God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God.”

                                                                                      John 4:7-21


…all fear is a product of the ego and its failure to relinquish its sovereignty to the will of God …To consciously choose alignment with Divinity and Truth is reempowering and results in an increase in confidence, courage and personal dignity…Total surrender brings peace, partial or conditional surrender brings lingering doubt.[1]



Some people believe that pure love is the essential energy of all creation,

the primal God stuff that all things are made of.”
“Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world” by JohnRawlinson.
This is what it feels like to live in harmony with God and it is possible. Love, not fear, is the key to the flow.
Nature gives us many clues as to the truth of the things. Listen to the ocean call you towards Home.

         “The World’s Largest Aquarium // Georgia Aquarium // Atlanta GA”  by LightbulbEnt.



Now that my heart is stronger and I feel stronger in my own self and with God I no longer feel like I have to cower in fear locked away from the big, bad outside world and give my authority and power over to others. I might still have a fear of letting love into my life but there is still a lot less fear in my life now that the trauma has been released and I feel mentally, physically and emotionally stronger. It is easier for me to see the truth of things as they really are now that I am stronger in the connection. I feel His protection as well. I do not have to see things as I wish them to be or deny the reality but I am able to see the truth. I also do not have to give control and power over my life to others because I am so afraid or unsure of myself that I look to others to tell me what to do and how to do it. I can make my own way now and run my own life and I’m big enough to make my own decisions about my life.


“God has not given us a spirit of fear,

but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”


                                                                                    -2 Timothy 1:7


Now that I feel stronger I no longer feel that I need strong security measures in my life or to lock myself away from others. Much of the fear that ruled my life is gone. Neither do I need to look to others for my safety and protection or need to seek approval from others. Yes, I try to be practical and not go out of my way to put myself in danger, but difficult or painful things do happen. If and when they ever happen I will be able to deal with them because I have found some measure of peace and strength in my own heart and self. In the meantime, I do not think that I need to feel like a prisoner in my own home or country. Safety and security come from a place in the heart. If someone challenges my freedom now I will stand up and protect myself but I don’t spend my days worrying about something happening to me or locking myself away in my home. I do not stop my life because I am afraid something painful will happen. If anything happens I will take it as it comes but I don’t want to make my fears larger than they really are because what I formerly believed to be huge, huge six foot high fears usually turned out to be about one inch high when confronted or seen for what they really were for me. I no longer give my authority or responsibility for my safety to others. I no longer need people to tell me what to do or to run my life. I do quite nicely on my own now. Yes I make mistakes, but it is my life to control. It is not anyone else’s responsibility, nor do I wish for it to belong to anyone else or for them to make my decisions for me because I feel weak and afraid. I might have been brought up in an atmosphere of fear but it no longer rules my world or my life.


I do not feel that it is necessary for me or anyone else to live under this umbrella of fear any longer. I think it stifles freedom and would have us cowering in our homes under the guise of safety. Perhaps some of us feel safer that way but like a home security system, who is the real prisoner? Is a stiff security system a relief or a prison of sorts? How do you feel personally about all of the security measures in this country? Are you okay with them or are you not okay? Getting rid of the fears can be done. I think some healthy fear is necessary but it feels like we have an abundance of fear around us now. Fear feeds upon itself and only gets worse. I speak from personal experience. It doesn’t get better if the causes are not resolved. Me locking myself away and trying to keep myself safe only made for a bigger nightmare in the long run. I have lived most of my life in fear and it does not get better if it is ignored or allowed to run rampant. It takes over if it is given too much power in one’s life and pretty soon, everything in life has this huge black cloud of fear hanging over it. The only thing that removed the fear was for me to look it straight in the eye, challenge it and get it out of my body and my life as much as possible. What gave me the courage to do that was the unceasing, unconditional love from God and how I really felt Him in my heart and in my life. To know that someone, somewhere, loves me with all His heart no matter what I have done or how far from home that I wandered. Wow! It felt very good when most of the fear was finally gone.


I think that in order to change our society and the world we have to change our hearts and get rid of the fear or most of it, from our lives. I do feel that this starts in our own hearts first more than anywhere else. Then from the place in our hearts where there is peace and real strength, we can begin to change the world for the better and start living instead of struggling and surviving day to day in every aspect of our lives or living in such a state of fear. I believe that freedom and peace are possible and they start in our own hearts. I also think that each of us can make a difference in this world. Imagine if we all worked to change our little part and parcel of the earth how this would affect the rest of the world. We can make a difference but it starts with each one of us changing ourselves. I may not be able to affect the price of gas but I know that I can affect the people and the environment around me every day for better or for worse. Who knows the possibilities of what we could all do if we change ourselves. Maybe all of us together eliminating fear and working together can change the price of gas, among other things. Who knows what we can do.


“If you think you are too small to make a difference

try sleeping with a mosquito for the night.”


                                                                                                                                                            -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

[1] Hawkins, David R., Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, West Sedona, AZ, Veritas Publishing, 2006, pp. 116-117.




There is such a thing as a healthy amount of fear. The danger lies in when the fear starts to become too much and when we do not know how to handle the fear in our lives in a healthy way.


It is so hard to feel love where fear is in the way. Since fear is one of the main difficulties in this world today, perhaps a watch of the following video might help:

Jiddu Krishnamurti - Fear (video);_ylt=A0S00MrkNSxR6m8AL_v7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBvZWY3Z2dlBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDVjEyOQ?p=krishnamurti&vid=1653add17ec41657ac3dab8e7a910853&l=&


Krishnamurti, Jiddu, Freedom from the Known, New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1969.

Krishnamurti, Jiddu, On Fear, New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1995..

Krishnamurti, Jiddu, On God, New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1992.

Krishnamurti, Jiddu, On Love and Loneliness, New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1992.


“Jiddu Krishnamurti - Looking At Fear. That Extraordinary Jewel” by StudyYourself.

“Krishnamurti belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. He reminded his listeners again and again that we are all human beings first and not Hindus, Muslims or Christians, that we are like the rest of humanity and are not different from one another.”

I discovered by looking inside of myself that much of my fear was enthusiasm and excitement that I was not able to express, not allowed to express or that which I felt uncomfortable expressing.

Some kind of fear is usually responsible for our unhealthy behavior. Think about it.

When you are angry what are you afraid of?

When you are eating but not hungry what are you afraid of?

When you drink or do drugs what are you afraid of?

When you lie what are you afraid of?

When you are __________________ what are you afraid of?




“4 Questions To Transform Fear” by Dr. Orloff’s Intuition & Emotional Freedom Channel.



                        “396 Hz Frequency [tuning forks] Liberating Guilt and Fear” by dorinel2001.



                                                                        “Child Emotional Abuse” by AEEA2008.


“The Ego 1 Introduction.wmv” by mcarthurthedave.


                                                                                                “Emotional neglect” by agbw.



                                                                                    “Fear: The Weapon of Satan” by saidg.


   “How To Control Your Anger: Two Questions To Ask Yourself” by Recovering Engineer.



                                                            “How to Do Anger Work” by UnificationDotCom.

                                  This video does contain the “F” word in a couple of places for those who might find it offensive.


                                                         “How To Overcome Fear (Part 1)” by changeyourbeliefs.


                        “Introduction to Embracing Change by Christian Pankhurst” by mede02.


                                                “John Trudell: Let The Spirit Live” by sisu5150.



“Lady Gaga Born This Way” by LadyGagaVEVO.




“Learn Martial Arts Online / Free Martial Arts Beginners Videos / How To Jab and Drills” by MATrainingTV.

Learn martial arts online for free. Beginner’s video.

Maybe channel that anger or fear into something more positive.



               “Listening for emotional healing” by burtharding.



                        “Montel Williams: Why Are You Stuck in Fear?” by MontelLivingWell.

“Orgone Experiences & Observations & Working with Orgonite” by FrequencyFence.



                                                “OSHO: The Fear of Knowing Oneself” by OSHOInternational.


“Otters Holding Hands” by Manatofus.



                                                                        “Overcoming Fear no. 3” by robertenajemy.



“Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety – Biblical Prescription BibleOrTraditions” by bibleortraditions.

“The Psychology of Fear, Phobia & Anxiety, What Are You Afraid of?” by PsycheTruth.


                                    “Queen - I Want To Break Free” by QueenVEVO.

“Queen – Spread Your Wings” by QueenVEVO.



                                                     “Top 5 Horror Movies theme songs” by WorksProduction.



                                                                     “Transform Fear Into Action” by matthewferry24.



                                                                        “Transform Your Fear Into Power” by pagegany.


“Understand fear of death – patanjanli Yoga Sutras: Short Nithyananda videos” by  InnerAwakening.

“Understanding fear and learning how we can deal with it” by ProSpeak1.


                                                                                “Working Through Fear” by LIMEdotcom.


The very minute that I entertain any kind of fear, it seems to walk right in and get bigger. It is the thought of fear that allows it entrance.

If I can stay in a calm space then the fear does not enter


By dealing with my fears a little bit at a time and becoming stronger every day – then I become stronger and stronger until I can look deeply inside of myself.

This is not done all at once for me. I do feel that it is possible to see or experience fear differently but this is how I did it. One step at a time and not instantly. Some may be able to do this instantly and remove their fears, but I had to do it a little at a time.

Fear became a tiny pinpoint but love was so much larger than fear and in that space no fear existed.

                                                                                                    Love erases the fear.


But, in fact,  is the observer who says, ‘I am afraid’, any different that the thing observed which is fear. The observer is fear and when that is realized there is no longer any dissipation of energy in the effort to get rid of the fear, and the time-space interval between the observer and the observed disappears. When you see that you are a part of fear, not separate from it – that you are fear – then you cannot do anything about it, then fear comes totally to an end.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti, Jiddu, Freedom from the Known, New York, NY, HarperOne, 1969, pg. 48.


When you look around and see all of the craziness and tragedy in the world today - remember that the closer one gets to a state of love and an increased connection with your own spirit and with God - the easier it is to stay calm in the turbulent sea. Fear and chaos then have much less of an effect on you, if at all.


Those who plant bombs and do other deadly things to hurt others are feeding off of your fear and terror, pain and sorrow, grief and all your other feelings. If you can learn to live from a higher space, it doesn't mean that you won't feel these things or lose your compassion, but those who wish to harm us and feed off of our fear and grief will no longer have any food. Don't give them the satisfaction. Learn to have a strong heart and to stand strong in yourself and with God and we can defeat the darkness.


"To be afraid is to have more faith in evil than in God."---Emmet Fox


“Courage is not the absence of fear, ..."

                                                                                        ---Ray McGovern


Love is the opposite of fear or the healer of fear Let's talk about LOVE


                       The energy of fear creates poison in the body.
                                It damages the tissues and hurts the heart.




(2012) – “Based on the amazing true adventure of Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki is the tale of a Norwegian explorer in 1947 who embarks on the voyage of a lifetime to prove a point. When the scientific community rejects his theory that South Americans were the first to settle in the Polynesian Islands, Heyerdahl resolves to prove its validity – and save his reputation – by embarking on the voyage himself. Recruiting a group of five men who are just bold enough to tackle the seemingly impossible trip, he builds a simple raft to original pre-Columbian specifications and sets off on the epic 101 day-long journey across the treacherous ocean to meet his fate, while the world watches.”



"Weeping" is an anti-apartheid protest song written by Dan Heymann in the mid-1980s, and first recorded by Heymann and the South African group Bright Blue in 1987.[1] The song was a pointed response to the 1985 State of Emergency declared by President P.W. Botha, which resulted in "large-scale killings of unarmed and peaceful demonstrators against racial discrimination and segregation in the Union of South Africa.”[2][3] Defiantly, the song incorporated part of the melody to Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, the anthem of the anti-apartheid African National Congress. "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" was banned at the time, and inclusion of even the melody violated the law. Today, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" is part of the national anthem of South Africa. The formerly illegal lyrics -- "Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo"—are now often sung when "Weeping" is recorded or performed.

In 1999, "Weeping" was voted “All-time favorite South African Song” by the readers of the South African Rock Encyclopedia.[


                                    I knew a man who lived in fear
                            It was huge, it was angry, it was drawing near
                            Behind his house, a secret place
                            Was the shadow of a demon he could never face ...

Read more: Josh Groban - Weeping Lyrics | MetroLyrics


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela



“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”


                                                                                                                                                            ― Franklin D. Roosevelt


We know that we can be courageous ... and that courage consists not in ceasing to feel but in self-conquest .... This is what, little by little, will make us into those calm, magnanimous beings, capable of progress and useful to others, that we can and should become, instead of those inconsistent, emotional individuals, resembling puffs of fog that the wind blows hither and thither.

                                                                                                                                    Mother Marie des Douleurs
                                                                                                                                     Magnificat, September 2015, pg. 69.


Isaiah 35:4-7King James Version (KJV)

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; [sic] he will come and save you.

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.




The frontiers of the kingdom of God were never advanced by men and women of caution.” Most things in life are designed to insulate us from needing courage. We wear our seat belts, put on our helmets, and drive the speed limit (I’m not suggesting otherwise). But I am challenging the idea that everything in our life is supposed to be safe, predictable, and comfortable. Ask yourself, am I too comfortable to need courage?

… Now is the time to press in, to take another step up, to ask God for more boldness.


                                                                                                     Pastor Steve Mickel

Music video by Passion performing Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies] [feat. Chris Tomlin]. (P) (C) 2013 sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records. All rights reserved.  Manufactured by EMI Christian Music Group,


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If the most essential element of Christian faith is sin and not our capacity for love, if the first thing that should come to our minds in our religious life is our impotence, our weakness, our guilt, our repeated failures, then we cultivate our own fears and coddle our own need for security. The old vicious circle takes this form; we are weak and we feel weak. We are afraid and we teach others to be afraid. We seek safety. Christ broke out of the vicious circle in which we still live, this vicious circle of weakness, fear, need for protection, need for security, need for violence. It is not true, he told us, that you are weak. You can do whatever you want if you have faith.
                                                                                                                                        Dorothy Soelle    
                                                                                                                                        Essential Writings


Sometimes God calms the storm ... sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.


    Sacred Heart Church, Bakersfield, 
                                                                                                             Church bulletin 6/28/15


Remember, our minds  usually make our fears much bigger. I have found that in being in a personal relationship with God and sharing in God's love, fear goes away. 

                              Todd White - I want to talk about fear


              Todd White - The Devil has no place in our lives

                                                            Kim Walker Smith - Impatience & Fear





                                 Hillsong UNITED Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Lyric Video


 Be not afraid


                                                                        No Longer Slaves // Jonathan David & Melissa Helser // We Will Not Be Shaken Official Lyric Video

                             It Is Well (Lyric Video) // Kristene DiMarco // You Make Me Brave


         I heard a rooster crowing yesterday morning and it sounded like to me that he was praising God with his voice.

I understand that God comes with the dawn but I also used to wonder as a child on a farm, why the rooster started crowing at 3:00 a.m. sometimes. It used to frustrate me at times, angry at others for him waking me up so early, but maybe he was trying to tell me that God is with us even in the darkest hours of the morning, just before dawn.


To commence Children's Mental Health Week (February 8-14) in the U.K., the Duchess of Cambridge is calling for stronger support for children's emotional well-being. In partnership with Place2BE, an organization that provides emotional support to children in school, Kate Middleton, a vocal supporter of adolescent issues, sat down to discuss the importance of providing young students with the assistance to "cope with life's challenges."

"Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle," The Duchess began. "With early support, they can learn to manage their emotions and feelings and know when to seek help," she later added.

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