“Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement. ” Gerald Jampolsky

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Fear is the dark room where we develop our negatives—-I’ve always loved the wisdom of that saying. In truth, fear is the ultimate thief; it steals our dreams.

There are two basic human emotions: fear and love . . . all other emotions are variations of these two.

In his book “The Biology of Belief,” cell biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton tells us that our cells are actually digital, that is, in the way they act. In other words, they are either growing or dying. In his research, Dr. Lipton noted that when cells were stressed, the DNA actually started to die. The cells stopped assimilating nutrients, and growth essentially ground to a halt. In his conclusion, Dr. Lipton noted that the only thing cells really need to thrive is love.

I found Dr. Lipton’s intriguing notation very interesting. You’d think that a celebrated cell biologist would be talking about oxygen, vital nutrients, temperature, or any number of physical requirements for a living cell to flourish. However, Dr. Lipton emphasizes that LOVE is the essential ingredient for life.

Human Beings are organisms comprised of trillions of cells; if our cells aren’t thriving, neither are we. There is a well-known syndrome, one that occurs in babies and small children, called “Failure to Thrive.” This unfortunate condition is the result of inadequate emotional nurturing during the early stages of life. In institutional settings, babies might be getting all of their physical needs met; yet, if they do not receive adequate holding, cuddling and other forms of human touch and interaction, they fail to gain weight. These children are often listless and have depressed immune systems. In extreme cases, children suffering from “Failure to Thrive” syndrome eventually die.

What is Fear? And what does Fear have to do with Love? I once heard somewhere that “Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.” Most of our fears are truly figments of our imaginations. Our culture seems to have made a national pastime (via the 24/7 media feeding frenzy) of looking into the dark recesses of human frailties, emphasizing over and over again, every possible horrific event fueled by hate and loathing. Think about what the world would be like if the mass media outlets gave equal time to the positive potentials of living life on this spectacular multi-colored planet. Equal time to LOVE.

Of all the forms of fear, I think worry is the most destructive and insidious. Worry is a waste of time and energy. Worry is known to cause chronic stress in our bodies, the kind of stress that suppresses our immune systems, making us more susceptible to disease.

Most (if not all) of the things we worry about will never happen. If they do, worrying about them has made no difference in the outcome. In fact, the opposite is true. Since we tend to attract those things we hold foremost in our minds, if we worry about an outcome, we are drawing it towards us, not pushing it away.

Love, on the other hand is the opposite of all forms of Fear. In a state of Love, we are in a state of Grace. The light of Love illuminates the dark corners of our minds, those shadowy places that harbor Worry and Fear.

It’s true that “stuff happens”. Sometimes, you just have to “hunker down” and wait for the storm of crisis to pass—while doing this, strive to focus on all aspects of your life that reflect LOVE.

Love breeds optimism and Faith. At the risk of sounding cliché, Love conquers all.

From a strictly vibrational standpoint, Love is much higher up “the scale” than Fear. In his book “Power vs. Force”, physician David R. Hawkins offers us a “map” of consciousness. This map is actually an exponential scale (from zero to one thousand) with zero being a vibration which cannot sustain life . . . and one thousand representing enlightenment.

On Dr. Hawkins’ scale, FEAR ranks at number one hundred, whereas, LOVE is ranked five hundred and above. The bottom line? Higher “vibrations” simply make you feel better.

Yeah, this poignant truth certainly brings to mind those snappy lyrics from the Beach Boys hit “Good Vibrations”: “I’m pickin’ up good vibrations, She’s giving me excitations, I’m pickin’ up good vibrations . . . . Gotta keep those lovin’ good vibrations A happenin’ . . . . Ahhhhhhhh, Good good good good vibrations!”

When you replace the fear in your life with love, you thrive, in every sense of that word. Then, miraculous things seem to happen: Relationships improve. You become vibrantly healthy. And, via the phenomenon of synchronicity, people and circumstances flow into your life in magical ways, designed to broaden and enhance your experience on this little spinning globe.

If we view life from a broader perspective, with the knowledge that we are all, each and every one of us, infinite beings . . . then, there is really nothing to fear. We have always existed, always will exist, and our lives are playing out in perfect harmony with the Universe.

RECOMMENDED READING:”Love Is Letting Go Of Fear” by Gerald G. Jampolsky M.D.—-AMAZON QUICK CLICK: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Letting-Go-Fear-Third/dp/158761118X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320429058&sr=1-1

NAMASTE from Dance of the Spirit!!!

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