To Fear, or Not to Fear….

by Winter on May 8, 2017

Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael and Michael Crichton’s State of Fear are two books that recently called to me. I couldn’t leave either on the used book shelf. Both use an intensive bibliography to weave a similar theme⏤a theme I have been pondering for quite a while. Both re-ignited my previous thoughts about propaganda, fear and intuition.

How could fear possibly play a role in our lives if we are on our spiritual, intuitive path? If we are using our intuition, we sense “Truth” in our gut. We know when we are being lied to, or told to look at that “shinny object” which distracts us from “what is.” It might make us angry, but not fearful.

I have grown weary of all of the things we are told to fear. On our own we spend much of our lives worrying about getting sick, growing old, something happening to a loved one (or animal) and/or losing the things we treasure most.

In fact, we have an abundance of things to worry about—things that can cause us to loose sleep, which is also a fear because it can lead to dementia (or so we are told.)

Not in any special order we have been told to fear:
Iran’s nuclear capabilities
Libya’s terrible strongman (who turned out to be way better than the thugs who replaced him)
The “Other”
North Korea

Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness.

So back to the “thread” I started with: “The notion of social control⏤the requirement of every sovereign state is to exert control over the behavior of its citizens, to keep them orderly and reasonably docile. To keep them driving on the right side of the road-or the left, as the case may be. To keep them paying taxes. And of course we know that social control is best managed through fear. For fifty years, Western nations had maintained their citizens in a state of perpetual fear. Fear of the other side. Fear of nuclear war. The Communist menace. The Iron Curtain. The Evil Empire. And within the Communist countries, the same in reverse. Fear of us.” (from State of Fear.)

To take this idea one step further, I turned to Let Magic Happen. by Larry Burk, MD. In it, he quotes from Edward L. Bernays 1928 monograph, Propaganda:

Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. We are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.

My belief is that the above quotes give us “just cause” to be fearful. If they don’t, there is something very, very wrong and we are very, very asleep.

For years I have taught that we must use our intuitive messages and really act on them. And yet, I don’t believe we have. If we have heard our inner voice, we have been content to linger in our mind without doing anything with the feeling, sense or information that we received. We are waiting for the Knight on a white horse to gallop in and save us. We don’t seem to realize that we are the Knight and we are the Dark we need to save ourselves from. We are all of it.

Now, more than ever, we need to rekindle our connection to Spirit.

Larry Burk and I will be back at the Monroe Institute facilitating Medical Intuition and Symbolic Healing October 14-20, 2017. We hope you will join us.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Elaine G McGillicuddy May 9, 2017 at 1:00 am

Quite intriguing, Winter!
I deeply identified with what you said at the beginning of your reflection: “How could fear possibly play a role in our lives if we are on our spiritual, intuitive path? If we are using our intuition, we sense “Truth” in our gut.”
But then you end with. . . . exactly that – an “intriguing” conclusion. It is, nevertheless, an even deeper observation.
Thank you!


Winter May 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm

I know, Elaine. I seem to bounce between the “no fear” of Spirit and the reality of “This can’t be happening!” Pondering all of it, attempting to be in a space “above/beyond” it all as much as possible.


Philip Rego May 9, 2017 at 1:18 am

your post and this: And I say, “See who is in there with you and celebrate. . .” “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” – Hopi Elder. Remind me of a song I wrote 35 years ago.
We are the sunrise we are waiting for
and we are the ones who can open the door
there is no question about our fate
we are the sunrise that we await

everyone has spiritual light
giving it freely erases the night
waiting for someone else must be wrong
for they have never once come along

a bright flame of love burns deep in our hearts
when our hearts open a new morning starts
a new age is dawning just open your eyes
when you awaken you’ll be the sunrise

A new day is dawning
A new day is dawning
A new day is dawning
Just open your eyes
and be the sunrise.


Winter May 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Thank you, Phil. This is a much-needed concept these days.


Savitri Bess August 5, 2017 at 8:36 am

I love the way you’ve taken yourself to center stage, speaking your truth and with words that have the power to awaken.

My account might pertain: Here I am in Ireland where driving on the wrong side of the car (right side instead of left) and on the wrong side of the road (left instead of right), caused me to blunder in the beginning (big scrape on my car from riding too close to a wall), and still I’d rather run my car off the road into the bush on very narrow roads, preferring to end up in a ditch than with a dent in someone else’s car. And, Ireland will not give me insurance because I’m a tourist and because my car is too old and so am I. My friends are afraid every time I go out. But someone gave me a picture of Our Lady of Knock to put on my dash, and so she protects me from great fear. As does Amma whose picture is also in my car. I ask for their blessing every time I start my car.

What I’m learning here in addition to driving, is that joy is such a palpable feeling here in Ireland. Beauty is glorious. Light is incredible. I live in huge abundance of another kind. No money.

Two women looking like Jehovahs’ Witnesses came to my little white cottage with red door, in the middle of nowhere, asking if I’d like to have a statue of Mary in my house for a week. YES!! So it was that Mary graced my space with incredible love, and Amma seemed to enjoy the company. I have no rational idea how these two women happened to find me.

All this to say I am 100% agreeing with your about the role of fear in control inside one’s self and from outside. A big YES to what you’ve written.

Love love love and thank you.



Winter August 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm

Thank you, Savitri. Behind your words I sense the knowledge of my chart, regardless of whatit says at this time I know you know.


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