ANGELSPEAKE: The Column From December, 2000
By Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
Constant Christmas (originally entitled, “Fear Not”)
Angels are the part of God that appears to us on earth in a way we can understand. The angels constantly tell of joy, peace and love, for that is the only story they have to tell. They also tell us not to be afraid.
The Angels Speake:
There is a lot of fear in the world today, but there is also a great deal of love. We tell this to you so you do not just notice the sad or dark times. Look for the light. Look always for the light.
We say to nearly every new soul who comes to us with questions and requests, “Don’t be afraid. We love you and are here to help you.” When Barbara and Trudy first came to us we said, “Don’t be afraid.” As we said to Mary, long ago, “Fear not!” Our message is the same today.
At the moment we come to you to replenish you with courage and light, we do not just say, “Fear not.” We also say, “Choose joy and love.” We ask you to believe in God more than fear. We ask you to do a difficult thing, knowing that you will accept, for it is part of your lesson to learn to put aside your fears. Your fears are your lessons in life. By learning to replace fear with love, you will go forward into your truth and your greatness. There will always be times you are afraid.
What you fear, you will face. But we will comfort you. We will surround you with our strength, energy, love, and peace, and will lead you through the times of fear. We have taught others how to put their fears in the past. This simple way has helped them to overcome their own human fears and worries. It is time to teach you that you can put your fears behind you.
Pretend your fear is a wall, which stands before you. See it as tall, thick, wide, and deep. Feel the strength of the wall. Be aware of its impenetrability. Know that you are on the fear and shadow side of this strong barrier and that on the other side is freedom, love, and light. Also, feel us beside you. We will help you let go of your fear.
Take a deep breath. Then hold it and walk through the wall. Yes, take a step through this imaginary wall of fear. Get the fear behind you and walk into the joy and light that awaits you on the other side. Then exhale thoroughly. That is the release of the fear. Fear lives in the future. When you walk through the barrier fear creates, you are finished with it. You will feel peace. If you need to, do it again. We will help you.
Expect times of difficulty. You cannot escape them. But you can replace these fearful moments with faith and with patience. With our help, you can walk into the light of God and actually feel His love for you. Fear clouds love. It diminishes the light within. Be willing to let it go and to get fear behind you. When you choose light, fear’s power will be gone.
Faith Builder: Think of a fear. Imagine it in front of you. Walk through it. Feel it go into the past. Say thank you.