Fear Getting in the Way? Try a Passion Prescription
By Reggie Odom
Does fear ever immobilize you, or keep you from
Passion is a perfect prescription - or antidote - for fear. You will
see why as you read on about an intuitive vision consultation I did for
a business owner the other day. She came to me because of a chronic problem
- she was often frozen by fear that seriously affected her productivity.
She said that sometimes one challenging telephone call she needs to make
could "destroy three days" of her life. She also said that she
has so many things to do during the week that she feels overwhelmed and
it is hard for her to focus her attention on any one thing.
According to her, she developed this pattern as a child in response to
her father's temper. Part of her defense was to try to become invisible.
It was interesting that in the vision I had, I didn't see her in the picture.
She had succeeded in becoming invisible - she had become invisible to
What Does Passion Have to Do with All of This?
As you read on simply substitute YOUR passion for "writing"
and you will see. .
Early in the reading, this client said, "I'm a novelist. That's
my passion." On weekends, the freezing fear shows up when she is
torn between working on her novel, or on something else that needs to
When you know your passion, it is most important that you spend
time with that passion. . . if you are a novelist you have to
When you write, you come alive - the life force flows through
you. When you write, you become present and real, or visible,
Whatever else needs to be done is fine to do, as long as the
writing is done first. When other things pull you away from what's
most important - away from your passion - you are pulled away from YOU.
It's very frightening to be pulled away from yourself.
When you're not present or visible to YOU, you're not present for the
rest of your life, and even the simplest things can feel overwhelming.
Fear is perpetuated every time you choose something that's least
important over what's most important. Passion is your touchstone
to what's most important.
The antidote to fear is to give yourself over to your passion
in a significant way. It is a requirement that you write to dissolve
The very act of writing is saying yes to you. Every
time you make the choice to give yourself over to your authentic passion,
you become more visible to yourself.
Every time you say yes to what's most important to you, your
self-confidence increases. You grow in trusting yourself to face
whatever is "out there" in the world because you have shored
up what's "in here."
The more you live your passion, the more the life force flows through
you and the less room there is for fear. What you're doing is more important
- life itself becomes more important.
The Life Force is the generator of your spiritual DNA,
which is encoded with spiritual gifts such as power, confidence and faith.
When any of these spiritual gifts is present, there is either no room
for fear or fear becomes irrelevant.
As you can see, it is most important for you to write! You have to write,
above and beyond anything else.
Acting on your passion is the natural remedy, the antidote to
fear! But more than that, living your passion makes you feel
alive. And isn't that what life is all about, really?!
Step Into Your Greatness and Live Your Passion!
P.S. I want to hear from you when your book rolls off the presses.