There are two kinds of fear. One
is rooted in guilt. The other is rooted in vulnerability.
a person subjugates another, often resulting in family abuse, the guilty
oppressor unconsciously knows his power is stolen and fears it will be
taken back. Since he cannot control himself, he tries to control others.
Sometimes he even succeeds, just for a while.
a group or even a nation exploits another, they fear the voice of
intellectuals, calling them “dissidents.” Nelson Mandela was
imprisoned for 20 years by the racially elitist government of his birth.
Now he is a retired elected president of his country.
fear of vulnerability is found in those people who unknowingly relinquish
their power of civil rights and self-determination to others.
Ching” Hexagram 25 says, “Innocence frees itself of mistakes, so that
no misfortune of internal origin can overtake it.” Therefore, if we
choose to live an impeccably honorable life, devoid of selfish private
agendas, then there is no fear from guilt.
often encourages the emotional honesty of being vulnerable. But
Transpersonal Psychology teaches us to rise above all that is subjective,
and therefore to attain spiritual invulnerability. What glorious freedom!
holds 12 “magic wands” which everyone can use to eliminate fear,
regardless of their “Sun Sign.”
is king or queen of courage, ready to fight for right.
once non-attached to the physical world, is as steady as a rock.
retrains its reactive emotions with objective intellect.
can be the most vulnerable sign, until it transfers its caring to an
has a loving, generous, open heart, but needs to give to deserving people.
analytically discerns who the right people are to whom to offer its
services. Confucius said we should “nourish the holy and the worthy”.
needs to maintain Dharma (propriety) in all its choices, especially
can keep secrets, but both kinds of fear can hide there.
needs the inspiration and integration of spiritual discipleship.
is too ready to conform to the norm, due to social pressure of its
is the consummate humanitarian, offering all to uplift the world.
is ever the savior of the underdog, and must not make itself a victim in
Jade Emory holds degrees in
psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities
and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at (808) 429-2411.
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