Fear. Anger. Sadness. None of these emotions are any fun at all (understatement of the year!) and you probably want to rid yourself of them faster than you can throw a hot potato.
Appearing weak or wearing your heart on your sleeve might be embarrassing or feel too close for comfort. Letting people see a side of you that you deem not as attractive is vulnerable. But things like fear all have a place in the human experience. The act of trying to deny or ‘get rid’ of anything automatically places it in our reality at a stronger frequency. In fact, fighting against it gives it more power; it allows fear the permission to take hold and stay there.
Embracing fear as a misunderstood friend helps us make peace with where it is coming from, transforming our relationship with it so we can use it as a tool to help propel us forward. Acknowledging we are terrified of something lets us then send it in the direction that’s useful for us and those around us.
Everyone can understand what it is like to be afraid. A shoulder to cry on, a hug when you need it most, a pat on the back when you feel like a complete failure, and a smile to encourage you in that next big jump into the unknown are all simple things that the universe can provide if you’re willing to put yourself out there. It’s ok to not be perfect. It’s ok to have feelings of danger about new things and experiences. Fear is here to stay, but we can accept it with grace and bravery, and then also be there for our fellow Sisterhood when they face something they are scared of too.
Designer/Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian
Writer: Christie Cole