Friday, July 27, 2012

Reach For The Sky

©2012 Joan Newcomb

Today I learned about Anita Moorjani.  While in the hospital with end stage cancer, the doctor told her husband that she had 'hours to live', had a Near Death Experience.  She came back to her body and recovered.  

Anita discovered that she'd been "Dying Of Fear" (also the name of her book).  Her NDE was so profoundly joyous, she now inspires people to transform their lives, transcending their deepest fears, and living from a place of pure joy.

It reminded me that we *are* Joy.  As Essence we are light, love, eternal.  We are creative and expansive. Our body is physical form, and sees everything through it's limitations.

Whenever we anticipate a new experience, as Essence we're excited, but our body often is not.  Our body isn't going to make it out of this lifetime alive, so it views everything in terms of survival.  When we step into the unknown, our body thinks it's going to die.  

Our body can't imagine what's beyond now.  Our Essence knows of infinite possibilities that could unfold, ways we could transform. 

We don't take risks, we don't try new things, we hold on to jobs we've outgrown, stagnate in relationships, all because we're afraid.  

What would life be like without fear?  I'm not saying jump out of a plane without a parachute.  But try something different.  Start polishing that resume and looking at other positions.  Speak up for yourself with your partner.  Do that thing you've been wanting to do, damn the excuses!

You'll discover the world doesn't come to an end, and your life becomes a lot more fun as a result!

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