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How to overcome fear?

Everything is information and information is the beginning.

Hello, dear reader. How are you?

I'm starting today's text with this phrase, because I'd like to think that information GENERATES consciousness, energy and matter. This can be seen in the Bible in John 1 chapter 1: verses 1 to 18 which says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him nothing was made that has been made".

According to the biblical account above, in the beginning, before everything existed, there was something called "the Word". But what exactly is the verb? Well, a verb is a word that represents action, something that happens. And in this case, the verb was with God. This means that the verb was very important to God, as an essential part of him. But then comes the interesting part: the text says that the verb was God. This may seem a little confusing, but let's try to understand. When we say that something is "God", we are saying that it is divine, that it is a part of God. So the verb was so important and special that it could be considered a part of God. Now, why is that important to know?

The verb is information, it's a form of communication, it's how we express our thoughts and feelings through words. And if the verb is so important and linked to God, that tells us that information is valuable. It is through communication that we can express ourselves, connect with others and understand each other. But even knowing this, it's natural to feel fear. Fear is a common emotion that we all experience at some point. It can be fear of the unknown, fear of failure or fear of getting hurt. It's natural to feel afraid, but that doesn't mean we should let fear control us. If we think back to the cave man, in order to survive he didn't just need strength, but also a pinch of fear. Of course, fear can manifest itself in different ways, such as fear of heights, fear of animals, fear of speaking in public, fear of failure, among others. It can even momentarily paralyze us, prevent us from acting and limit our experiences. But it passes, you see. It is transitory. Now, when fear persists, we must pay attention not to confuse it with a phobia. A phobia can happen when we have an exaggerated and disproportionate fear of a certain situation or object. It is a disproportionate and irrational fear that can significantly affect a person's life. The problem is not feeling fear, as this is natural, but the problem arises when fear becomes excessive and is linked to limiting beliefs. Do you know someone who has a belief so limiting that it prevents them from living fully? Throughout our lives, we've heard many things from the people around us, ever since we were children, haven't we?

"You can't do that", "Money in hand is a windfall", "A poor man's happiness is short-lived" - have you ever heard something similar from parents, teachers or society? Limiting beliefs are negative and limiting thoughts we have about ourselves, others and the world around us. These limiting beliefs can feed fear, as they make us believe that we are not capable, that we don't deserve success or happiness, that we can't trust others, among other negative ideas. To overcome this relationship between fear and limiting beliefs, it's important to DIALOGUE with the feelings and emotions that are related to the belief. It's very gratifying to see people transform their lives by working on a limiting belief.

I have many cases of patients who, by changing a limiting belief pattern, have started to live more fully, consistently and happily. We can all overcome the beliefs that limit us, transforming them into beliefs of freedom. To start working on these beliefs, we must ask ourselves whether they are really true and whether they are helping or harming us. It's essential to replace these negative beliefs with more realistic thoughts that empower us and push us to act consciously. Anyone interested in taking the first steps towards overcoming fear and limiting beliefs should take note of what I'm about to say. If you can't write it down, rest assured that the live will be saved. 1. identify your beliefs: you can't change a situation if you don't perceive it and, therefore, if it doesn't exist for you.

2. Become aware of the negative impact of these beliefs: Understand how these beliefs are affecting your life in a negative way.

3. Identify the secondary benefits associated with your beliefs: Sometimes we hold on to limiting beliefs because they provide us with some kind of secondary benefit, such as avoiding discomfort or responsibility.

4. Talk about and research your limiting beliefs: you will certainly find evidence to contradict them.

5. Create and reinforce new liberating beliefs: Replace your limiting beliefs with new positive ones and reinforce them through affirmations and actions.

These are just a few steps, but in my Growth Group we do an in-depth approach to overcoming fear and working on the beliefs that limit you.

Before we make a visualization, I would like to point out that in order to overcome fear, you need to face it head-on and try to understand its origins and causes. Often, fear is the result of past experiences, traumas or those limiting beliefs you've acquired over time.

Even if you face your fears little by little, start today, gradually, in small steps, you may discover that fear is not always real or as big as you think. We can question our fears, looking for evidence that they are not as well-founded as they seem.

Of course, my loves, if you need or want to, it's important to seek support from therapists or specialized professionals who can help in this process of overcoming fear.

Know that overcoming fear doesn't always mean eliminating it completely, but rather learning to deal with it in a healthy way and not allowing it to stop us from living fully. With patience, love and determination, it is possible to overcome fear and achieve a freer and more fulfilled life. Okay? Links to complement your reading: SciELO - Brasil - Considerações sobre o medo na História e na Psicanálise Considerações sobre o medo na História e na Psicanálise Grupo HQI - Homeostase Quântica Informacional What Are Limiting Beliefs (


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