Endigar 454 ~ Release from Fear

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

The problem of resolving fear has two aspects. We shall have to try for all the freedom from fear that is possible for us to attain. Then we shall need to find both the courage and grace to deal constructively with whatever fears remain.  (As Bill Sees It, page 61)

Most of my decisions were based on fear. Alcohol made life easier to face, but the time came when alcohol was no longer an alternative to fear. One of the greatest gifts in A.A. for me has been the courage to take action, which I can do with God’s help. After five years of sobriety I had to deal with a heavy dose of fear. God put the people in my life to help me do that and, through my working the Twelve Steps, I am becoming the whole person I wish to be and, for that, I am deeply grateful.

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lichen-Shrubby sunburst lichen

I believe we humans are hybrid entities much like lichen, which is two separate species intertwined into one life form.  The organic human animal is intertwined with the energy based human spirit.  The human animal primarily feels two emotions in all their various manifestations; Fear and Lust.  The human spirit knows only Love.  It is the interplay between the primal and the spirit that gives us the complexities of our emotional spectrum and awareness of reality.

Fear is strongly linked to the survival of our animal selves and the ultimate solution needed to silence it is death.  So it is necessary for me to learn how to process my fears if I am going to remain alive in my hybrid state, which I count as a gift of the energy-spirit collective and my Gomu (God of my understanding).

Alcohol was a death potion that helped me to silence the animal fear and allowed my spirit to assert a disconnected self reliance.  This is how it made things easier for me.

In A.A., I learned to make human connections both with my fellow animals, and from the cloud of spirit energy source of which Gomu is the Infinite One.  A.A.’s principles and its design for living have helped me in developing my courage.

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