The two biggest reasons for being afraid are, not understanding something, or feeling that it has power over you.
Ancient people feared the night and the winter because they didn’t understand where the life-giving sun disappeared. They created rituals and made sacrifices to bring it back. When it returned, they felt that they had done the right thing and continued to perform them. Then science and knowledge came along and proved that the sun and the Spring would always return.
Not only did the knowledge alleviate their fears, but also gave them the power to plan according to the seasons so that their needs would always be fulfilled.
We fear the power authority figures have over us, because we think they want to change our way of living or take things from us. This can be partially true, but the fear is usually blown out of proportion.
It is when we give into that fear, that we give them power over us.
The most precious thing you have, is the spark of Divinity that resides within you. This cannot be taken away from you, you can only be convinced that it is not important or that it doesn’t exist, by those who seek to have power over you. This is what leads to crimes, wars and injustice.
If you are reading this, you have Internet access, you are likely within easy driving distance of a library or bookstore. Educate yourself. Do not let your fears drive your life.
Meditate, pray or chant daily to reconnect with your inner Divinity and feel it grow, that all around you will see it. Your Angels are always nearby to protect you and support you in this process.
The only thing we have to fear is ignorance and disempowerment. And you have all that you need to conquer those. You are capable and strong, you are a worthy child of the Divine!
Now shine your light and act like it!