What are You Afraid Of?

We all have Monsters in the same Closet we Keep our Spiritual Skeletal Remains in…

Last I checked, monsters do not really exist. Last I checked, there is not a whole lot that a skeleton can do in the area of making life hard for us in terms of what we are afraid of. What we are really afraid of is far bigger than any of us can imagine. What we are really afraid of us reverting to the old ways when all of these shiny new ways are so much better for us, so much more healing and so, so, so much more forgiving than a lot else is. Yet, we don’t see them that way.

We see our past and the things that we fear the most as though we are meant to repeat those things, as though we are required to go through that pain again, that fear again, that same thing, again. We see what happened to us as being doomed to happening again and again. We fear what could happen and we do not even bother with thinking what we are desirous of happening. When we can stop being scared of being hurt, of having to heal all over again from the same thing that happened to us in our past. What we do not realize sometimes is that what we think happens to us actually happens for us.

Yes. I said it. Now deal with it. There are events that break our hearts and chew up our thoughts like so many ravenous lion cubs do the sometimes squirming remains of their mother lion’s kill. We allow ourselves to live in the pain from our past and we do so without so much as a question, not about the thing that hurts us, but about the reason it hurts us. We hurt so badly from all that we have gone through and we all try to apply it to the things and the people who are in our lives now that we cannot see past the hurts that have remained even as the healing has almost come full-circle. We choose to go back to the thing that we know and suffer a pain that is familiar when instead we should totally be choosing to move forward through the obstacle that we have equated that same pain to.

When we realize who we are for real and we can deal with the idea that we are each the most powerful part of our own ability to heal and to become completely whole is when we are also able to know as well that we are meant to be all we are without the idea that who we were and what we feared, even just yesterday, is somehow no longer existent any other place than within our own mind. That it is in our mind is beneficial, but to allow it into the newness that is the clime of the Soul is another thing altogether. It is the difference between Knowing that we have nothing to fear and questioning why it is that we fear the past at all, and believing that we will always only be what we are at Present Time.

You are what you are at Present Time because that is what you are Meant To Be right now because it is beneficial to your own growth. You will not always be who and what you are right now, which is always and ever in process.

The Monsters invading your Peace of Mind and the Skeletons which seem to haunt you have no real power in the world, and more than that, they have no real power in your world unless you give it to them. You are allowed, by the word of God, by the beliefs you have created that have quelled the inner disquiet, to no longer fear those things but rather and only to question them and learn from them.

When you can question the fears, you will conquer them
Until that time, the best you can do is like you did when you were a little kid – hide under the blankets with a flashlight and your teddy bear til the Sun Rises.

Let’s not forget that the Sun rises daily, and that eventually the batteries in the flashlight will lose their power to shine the light for you.

I say face the monsters and clear the skeletons and find out that all along you were the Light in the Darkness and you were the only one in the darkness at all. There were no monsters. There are no skeletons.

Just the shadows being caused by the Light that you Are when You choose to look at the mess you hide in that closet.


Reverend Roxanne Cottell is the Kumu Hula and Creator of the Spiritual Hula Program for Women and the Co-Founder of Na Hula O Ka Wahine ‘Ui. She is a blogger, book authorchoreographer and Spiritual Adviser. If you would like information about “ROCK your NUPTIALS” Weddings or simply just to contact Roxanne for information about the Spiritual Hula Program for Women or information regarding private hula or Spiritual Guidance sessions with her feel free to send her an email.
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