Date(s) - 05/29/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heart Space at Seven Stones
What We Fear and What It Keeps Us From …
Offered by Denise Yocco
…Or we can say, what our fear stops us from accomplishing, or how it hinders our ability to see and accept who we are and what our individual journey, path, life, existence, is hoping we will find. Also, how it hinders us from seeing others, accepting others, as they are, as they want to be seen. Fear is always the thief of two valuable holdings: love and joy. Fear keeps us out of the awareness and joy of the present moment.
I observe that there is so much fear, not only in women, but in everyone, in some way. All of our reasons for living with fear may be different, but the outcome is the same. We stand frozen, paralyzed in some way, and most often it is the most significant way…to stand in full view of the world, of society, of all that hopes to bind us, as we are here to be. Which is free, we are here to be free. Only in that freedom can we come to know the beauty of all that exist in each of us and the Existence we dwell in. In that freedom there is love and joy.
Each of us have our own story of the fear we hold, the fear that hinders us. It is fear that has led me through to this place in my life. I just got tired of being afraid. What is your story? Are you also, so tired of living in fear? Sometimes just saying it out loud is helpful. Just hearing you own voice say what you fear, can significantly shift its impact. Hearing others can be a comfort, realizing that you are not alone.
Sometimes we think we have many fears, but usually the root of fear creates what appears as many. There is usually one dominate fear, masquerading as many. I have made peace with the many and the one. They don’t dominate me anymore. They try to show up now and again…but then I just have to remember that I am now free. I suppose so long as I have breath, I will have to work alongside my fears, greet them kindly as they show up, respect them for what they are trying to do, and congratulate them on their persistence, and stare and talk them down. I offer here my experience with fear and how I know it does not need to overtake us. We have the intelligence to not be forever in the grip of fear.
In this circle we will honor and support each other. Listen to each other. We will hold space for each other and respect the sacred aspect of this circle’s privacy. A circle is ceremony and sacred communion. It is more than talking, and or listening. It is meeting and joining heart, soul and mind, for the desired goal of some form of release to pursue our life better tooled to accomplish our hearts desire to be free. To love more deeply, more honestly, and more presently. I do hope, if fear is something you struggle with, that you will show up for yourself.
Please bring a notebook, just in case it might feel helpful to jot things down.