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Do we love fear too much?

Intuitive Healer Katarina Winslow reflects on

a philosophical perspective on authority


Published in togethermag.eu October 2020 #110


With the rise of authoritarianism in our societies, not only in our own country but on a global scale, I can't help but reflect on the contribution of authority to our psychological sense of security. To push it further, you could almost say that the role of the church with its fear-based agenda of judgment and hell has been replaced by the role of the fear-based plan of our health system. Please, don't misinterpret this. I am spiritual and have had my own experience of God. There is a great deal of beauty in religion for those who seek peace and align with Christ's consciousness. At the core, you could even say that Christ's consciousness equals the heart-consciousness, in the same way that meditative practices and prayers in various religions align us with presence and peace. Still, the flipside of certain beliefs is that there is an element of fear, the fear of judgment, the fear of wrongdoing, the fear of the flesh, and the fear of hell.

We know that religion plays a significant role in many people's lives all around the globe. Still, I believe it is fair to say that many people in today's societies and with modern man's way of life have detached themselves from the old faith and from the daily presence of prayers. At its root, a religious authority helped people have absolute faith in something outside of themselves, a divine agenda too complete and too sacred to be grasped by man or woman. Religion is something we are not asked to question but to blindly adhere to; these are dogmas transcended to us by other people that we call saints and Gods. Even though beautiful, these saints and Gods usually conveyed some form of message of a punishment or a possible rejection or hell if we do not obey the rules.

The irony is that the many that preach in today’s societies often have no regard for morality, which will become increasingly clear as the veils of our illusions about the world are lifted. Still, I really wanted to reflect on why we, as humans, adhere to an authority outside of ourselves to confirm our right to life. Why is it that the fear or the love of God has created so much misery in the world?

Is it the fear contained in any religion that makes people attach so profoundly to an authority outside of themselves? Is it the comfort, the 'conformism' that gives us security and a real sense of being allowed to live? Is it that when we conform to the rules, we feel safe? And then again, to push the reflection a little bit deeper, is it the fear outside the conformity that keeps us attached to authority? Is it FEAR (of God/disease/death...) that makes us stop thinking for ourselves and giving up our reasoning blindly to faith, a dogma, or a government instruction without questioning any further? Is it built into our psyche to give our own heart, soul, and mind to an authority so convincing and all knowing that we prefer to put our lives in its hands? Instead of using our own minds, hearts, and souls to go directly to the source, to know the source and the right to life solely by the invitation of being alive. Why don't we have more faith in our own right to life and the responsibility of being the creators of our existence?

Personally, I don't believe this is really who we are. Instead, I think it is the system we have been brought up in that has colored us so to the core that we give away our power to an authority outside of ourselves. The truth is that our environment defines our lives, whether it be beliefs, state of mind, or environmental context. What we eat we become, and with that, it is what we feed ourselves physically, mentally, spiritually, and existentially that creates our lives. If we are fed fear, we become fearful. If we are fed love, we become loving. What is inside is outside. Why is it then that we are more prone to swallow fear than love, which these times clearly show? Is it that when we attach to fear, we feel safe in the act of giving up the responsibility for our own lives to some powerful source that knows more about life than we do? As we’ve been conditioned by society by fear through religion, media, movies, novels, climate change, and threats to our health, fear has become the ally we choose as if fear was here to protect and save us. Is it the FEAR contained in the 2020 medical agenda that appeals to most ordinary people?

Is it that when we embrace FEAR, we feel so safe that fear can lead us wherever it wants?

They say there is no power greater than love, but if you open your eyes and take a glance at reality, fear seems to be a state of mind, a companion that most of humanity feels most secure in at the moment.

We live in a critical moment in history where we must stop and reflect by ourselves. We need to step out of our comfort zone (conformism) and stop replacing fear with fear.

Since the beginning of time, we have been made to believe that fear is our safest ally on this earth. Try to become conscious of the amount of fear that is programmed into your subconscious mind each day. You will be astonished by how much authority outside of yourself has colored your fear-based glasses.

The time has come to remove the lenses from your media screens and wake up to a world that has led you to believe in fear. Fear will never be the answer to life because you were invited here for love. No matter what any omnipresent authority outside of you has made you believe.

In the future, we will name these times the era of truth, but for that to happen, we need to say goodbye to fear and embrace the truth of LOVE. Love is what you are, and love is what we came here for.

Together.

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