Over the last few posts we’ve talked about being co-creators; needing to stay in alignment with universal laws and spiritual principles in order to create/manifest/receive our highest good. The next big issue that comes up from the fundamentalist viewpoint is whether we need to fear God.
I had this discussion about fear with Lisa Jimenez, who I mentioned in a recent post. Lisa has even authored a book titled, “Conquer Fear.” She told me that she loved the expression “God fearing man” and felt that fear of God was a sign of virtue. She even said, “That’s the true fear.”
When I questioned why it would be necessary for God to scare us or need us to fear him (or her), she backtracked and said that she didn’t mean fear; she meant reverence. That seemed like quite a contradiction to me.
She said when you feared God, you really just had reverence for him. “That’s not my definition of fear,” I told her.
“Look it up,” she said. So I did.
My dictionary says fear is alarm or agitation caused by danger. That certainly agrees with my definition of fear. And also my perception how most religions view God. But let’s look at definition two...
“Extreme reverence or awe.” Well that’s certainly what Lisa is maintaining. So what do you think?
Are we supposed to fear God? Does it serve us to do so? Is it alarm of danger fear, or reverence fear? Is “alarm” fear good in certain circumstances? And if so, when does fear move from good to bad?
I ask all this not because I want to compare your religious beliefs, as interesting as that may be. What I’m really looking for here is your fear about fear itself. How fear may be holding you back from things. And discover what subconscious programming you may have on fear.
Please give it some real thought and check in below.