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What is The Spiritual Root of Fear?

What is the spiritual root of fear? All fear originates from you disconnecting from your true spiritual nature. You are a Divine being and that Divinity which is your Life Force can never be harmed in any way.

What part of you can never experience fear or apprehension or anxiety of any kind?

Your Soul or your Spirit is that Divine part that is who you really are!

It can never die and exists in all of Eternity.

Your body will perish. Your mind will fade away. Your emotions will fluctuate.

Your Soul is fearless, deathless and never changes.

It is that part of you that comes directly from God (or Creator) and it is your eternal connection to Divinity and Infinite Intelligence.

It is this part of you that can never experience fear because it can never be harmed. It can never die. It can never be removed from its true essence which is nothing but pure unconditional love.

What Is Fear Really?

There are many definitions for fear but for the most part all fear is made up in your mind. Your imagination is one of your most magnificent faculties and it can conjure up some of the most magnificent dreams.

It can also conjure up fears beyond your wildest dreams.

Almost every fear you have exists in you mind only. It gets constructed in your mind and lives in your mind.

Regardless of whether a fear is real or imagined, your experience of that fear will seem REAL to you.

Eleven though your fears may be completely irrational, they will still create your reality and your experience of reality.

What is the spiritual root of fear if all fear has one single originating factor?

The reality is that there are a number of different types of fear and not all of it has a single root cause.

1. Primal Fears

Certain fears are ‘born into’ us primarily as a defense mechanism. When a tiger appreaches you in the middle of the jungle you immediately sense fear.

This fear serves you well because it is essential in keeping you alive.

Most primal fears served us well in times when we faced numerous natural threats for our survival.

2. Learned Fears

From the moment you are born you learn how to be a human being. You come into this life with no fear.

As a baby you might learn the hard way that crawling off the sofa means ‘ouch!’. Most of what we fear, we learn either through experiences or through what we are taught to fear.

Our parents and authority figures teach us on a subconscious level what we should fear.

Before the age of 10 you learn most of your fears through subconscious observation.

3. Imposed Fears

What is the spiritual root of fear? Most of us learn certain spiritual connotations to fear through religion.In almost all religions, God is portrayed as someone you should fear. Some supreme being who demands certain behaviors from you…or else!

These imposed fears are incredibly powerful.

The thought that God can punish you for all of eternity has the power to control and conform large percentages of the population.

The early Christian churches realized this and used it to good effect by controlling people for hundreds of years and dictating their behaviors through fear.

4. Imagined Fears

Scientists claim that we are born with only 2 fears. The fear of falling and the fear of loud noises.

Every other fear in your life is only a construct of your imagination.

Most fears are made up in your own mind.

There are many sources for your imagination to draw from as it conjures up images and thoughts of things you should fear.

Everything you see in real life, on TV or that you can remember from your past becomes part of this rich palette that your imagination uses to ‘create’ your fears.

This is both a scary thought and a liberating fact.

If all your fears are imagined then what is holding you back in your life is really only an invisible thread.

The best acronym for fear is F.E.A.R: False Evidence Appearing Real

Keep this in mind and start to pay attention to your own fears. Realize that NONE of it is real. Most of it is irrational and almost all of it exists only in your imagination.

The Root Cause of All Fear

What is the spiritual root of fear? Is there a single cause of all fear and is there ‘one thing’ that we can unearth to uproot all other fears?

I do believe there is one big overriding cause of all fear and it is spiritual in nature.

It transcends the ego, the mind and the body.

As I have already alluded to in the intro, your spiritual truth is that you ARE your Soul or your Spirit.

Everything else – your mind, your body, your thoughts etc. are all ideas of who you think you are. Who you REALLY are is that Divine formless Soul.

When you are conscious and aware of this truth you can not experience fear of any kind.

You are a spiritual being.

You are eternal and nothing and no one or no thing can harm you ( who you REALLY) are.

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