“Risk the Fear” .. and make a difference!
Updated: January 12, 2015
I hope you’ve had a chance to take a look at the video I shot with soul contract astrologer Robert Ohotto. If you haven’t you’ll find it really enlightening as it underlines what’s going on in the world now as outer conditions speak clearly to the Jupiter retrograde in Leo theme.
I think the most compelling content is about how we prevent our unique expression via conditional creativity and how we need to move past those restrictions in order to claim our unique place in the world.
The question we’re being invited to ask ourselves at our most intimate level is how do we prevent our true expression because of the need for certainty and the safety of conformity or fear of reprisal etc.? How does fear prevent us from taking risks to be ourselves or express our beliefs?
I led my yearly New Year’s workshop this weekend in divination techniques at Kripalu that I would have been burnt at the stake for in past centuries. I remember many moments over the course of my career as an intuitive and now also as a transformational medium when I felt like I wanted to quit because of intense fear due to veiled and not so veiled threats from stalkers, haters, trolls and the like that do not believe as I do.
Fear is a rapacious creditor and will take all your essence if you let it. I almost gave in to dimming my light and changing directions to protect myself, and it was the worst choice I could ever have made and thank Spirit for showing me the way out of that!
You have to stand up for your truth no matter what. I am what I am and I am fortunate that I live in a country where freedom of speech is a right.
In the last few weeks we have seen North Korea successfully shut down a stupid comedy movie (my opinion) that satirized their leader, and terrorists massacre French journalists. The response has been overwhelming. The world stands up now for freedom. We watched the movie and the magazine continues.
“Je suis Charlie” and pencils are the new symbols of solidarity for freedom of speech.
Satire is not my thing and I may personally reject disrespectful images that I feel are hurtful. But this isn’t about that. This is a much larger conversation. This is not about condoning disrespect. This is about freedom of expression.
Last night Transparent won a Golden Globe and today brings new attention and support for the marginalized transgender community. If the creators didn’t take the risk they could not have made a difference.
We need to continue to express our uniqueness to make a difference in the world. As an artist I know the repressive pain of conditional creativity and the spiritual experience of fully allowing partnership with the Divine flow in creative expression.
So we are all at a turning point now—Will we follow through beyond marches and demonstrations?
I am the grand daughter of a Parisian jew killed in Dachau for his beliefs.
History has a pattern of repeating itself, but it also has a pattern of changing when change is needed. To rebuild from the ashes of the destruction. Let’s be honest it’s reasonable to be afraid now. But if we allow this repressive hateful energy to win we will lose everything. This is not a localized fight for oil or resources. This is a global fight for our souls.
Let’s risk the fear and make a difference.
I stand for freedom of expression. I won’t fall for fear. You?
Love to hear from you if you’ve ever been challenged by fear of expressing yourself, and how you dealt with it?
• When or how have you risked fear to make a difference?
• Have you ever kept yourself small for fear?
• What can we do to honor our freedom of expression?
Let’s have a discussion in the comments section. I want to hear you.
All my love and support ,
Je suis Colette et aussi, je suis Charlie.
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