Have you looked in and asked yourself what is holding you back lately? What are your true dreams, your hearts desires? I believe when we erase fear we are left with love.
Upon posting last weeks introduction to Fearless Friday I was immediately tested with fear after fear. It's funny how that works. I instantly realized it's about facing your fears every day. We went to an event out in the desert to help promote Jerry's new book and decided to camp nearby. I always seem to face fears in the desert. I think it has to do with it be so desolate, hot, dry and expansive. It could probably be seen as undesirable to some but once you get comfortable, create a sanctuary of your own, it can actually be quite harmonious and heavenly. You can go on a walk and be completely alone and at first the feeling is eerie and kind of frightening but then it expands into limitless space.
We picked a spot next to this beautiful hedge of trees. The tree was full of life. You could hear the buzzing of bees, see the huge bumble bees, beautiful flying beetles and hummingbirds floating about. My husband and I brought up our solar generator (he created) and our mini fridge so we could camp in style. This is one way we turn a hot desert into a happy oasis. Nothing beats cold water and fruit on dry hot summer day.
Here are some of the eats we enjoyed:
Granola, banana chips, mixed nuts and cranberries covered in almond milk and topped with a juicy peach and a ripe banana.
Fresh Melon and Almond Butter & Jelly sandwiches on homemade bread.
The first fear I faced was the fear of flying buzzing stinging things. As I was nesting in our new "home" for the weekend a bee came in our tent. I became nervous it would sting me. I oscillated back and forth. Unsure of how to go about it. I finally got out a jar, successfully captured the bee and then realized I forgot the most important part...the cover on top! I had to muster up some courage and try again. With a cover on top, I tried again. This time I was able to successfully release the bee. It flew off and I realized it was no big deal. The bee was alive and I was happy to have faced the fear (with or without much grace). Later that even we enjoyed a delicious dinner for two and star-gazed.
The rest of the trip I chilled and the bees floated in and out of our tent and I even saved a few more. I was at peace with mother nature and myself.
The next day we attended a lunch and gave George Noory a copy of Jerry's new book.
While at the luncheon we met a drummer who invited us to play the didgeridoo at the dinner hall later that evening. Jerry thought it would be a good opportunity to overcome my next fear and finally SING in public. This brought up the fear of judgement and learning to find my voice. I practiced in our tent and with our amp. We showed but never found our drummer. So instead we played our didges and drums and met some really awesome people! I even got a rad clip of Jerry and Rob, I bust in a little towards in the end. Check it out! Before Rob left I asked if I could sing a song as to not miss overcoming the fear. I did, not very confidently or great but I did it.
We left feeling elated. We later played our didge and drum at our tent. Soon we had some nearby campers invite us to join their circle with a guitar, we joined in with the didge and drum. Jerry drew a line in the sand as if to show I could move past that line if I chose to sing. The guitar player David didn't know the song I wanted to sing, so I tried to sing it solo and everyone got silent, my voice cracked and was hard to find. I tried again, and sang it again. David took the lead and started whaling on some songs. When I realized I knew the lyrics I joined in, grabbed the microphone and belted it out! In that moment I faced the fear and felt free. Jerry drew an arrow past the line and it was like walking through a door so to speak.
There were a considerable amount of fears to overcome, it was an adventure that's for sure. What fears are hiding in you? When you face your fears, you grow, you change. Those old fears are like your old self and it no longer has a foothold on you when you decide to face your fear, let go and move on. Let us remove our fears, fulfill our dreams and vibrate in the frequency of love.
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
P.S. When we got back into the city Jerry had a call from the producer. Guess what? Jerry (Gerald) will be on Coast to Coast AM Radio on Wednesday August 21, 2013 for a 3 hour talk with George Noory discussing his new book! I'm so happy for him!!! Tune in if you please!
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