Transforming Fears of the Spleen to Awe
I hope this week finds you standing in awe of yourself and your vital, irreplaceable role in the Cosmic Plan.
We’ve been exploring how ignoring your true path can sometimes create anxiety. We talked about how trauma can create anxiety. Last week I shared about the Spleen and anxiety.
I’m supposed to be talking about the Fear Gates of the Spleen this week, but I want to add one more thing before we unpack the true meaning of the Fear Gates.
(If you are super eager to learn about the Fear Gates and you simply can’t wait, join my Quantum Human Design™ Facebook Group HERE. I’ve been talking about the Gates of the Spleen there in a series of short videos that I’m posting on a daily basis.)
I’ve spent a lot of time at synagogue these past few weeks for the Jewish High Holidays, which means I’ve read a lot of translations of the Old Testament and listened to people praying in traditional ways.
I was raised Catholic (even though I’m Jewish – long story…). When I was a young girl, the phrase to “fear” God didn’t sit right with me. I couldn’t understand how God was supposed to be this big, scary father-type giant in heaven who loved us, but simultaneously kept us quivering in fear on the Earthly plane. (Not a healthy relationship dynamic, in my humble opinion…)
It didn’t help that my Dad and his defined Spleen were adamant that we always be early for church services. He used to tell us that if we were late, God would bar the doors to church or would shine some kind of cosmic light on us as we snuck in the back and the whole church congregation would turn around and look at us being late to church…a horrifying thought for a shy girl like me who lived her life seeking out small spaces underneath the radar.
I never was afraid of God. I had an imaginary friend named Thomas, who later identified himself as my Spirit Guide, who told me that God was Love and to never be afraid of God. That felt way more aligned to my four-year-old self and my deep, loving connection to the Divine has carried me my whole life.
In some more modern translations of Judeo-Christian texts, the word “fear” is translated as “awe”.
The word “awe” is one I really resonate with and I’ve gotten into the habit of replacing the word “fear” with “awe” as part of my practice of rewriting the role fear has played in my own personal narrative.
It’s pretty interesting how the word “awe” changes the potential of the energy of “fear”.
Here are some examples.
I’m so “afraid” of my upcoming interview with Frank Schaeffer.
I’m so in “awe” of the opportunity of my upcoming interview with Frank Shaeffer.
I’m so “afraid” to raise my consulting fees.
I’m so in “awe” of the possibility of attracting a new kind of client.
I’m so “afraid” of what it’s going to take to live my Life Purpose.
I’m so in “awe” of what it’s going to take to live my Life Purpose.
The Spleen Center is designed to give us a pulse of “fear” that pushes us to take immediate and “thought-less” action to preserve our lives. That’s the healthy and true function of the instinct of the Spleen Center.
As humans, we’re much more complex than beings who operate by pure instinct.
We get all bungled up and afraid of other kinds of things like talking to someone who we think is “out of our league”. We are “afraid” to write books, speak our truth, share our message, start our businesses, build a website, host a class, ask for a raise…
These are not things to be afraid of. None of these things will result in your death. But yet we act like we’re going to “die” if we do them.
What if you’re not really afraid to do the things you claim to be afraid of, but rather, you are in awe of them?
I see this a lot when I work with the authors in my publishing company or when I do a Life Purpose reading for clients.
It’s pretty common for people to literally have their breathe taken away by the beauty and the perfection of their destined path. That breath-taking moment is not fear. It’s awe.
We are in awe of ourselves, our right path and the unique, vital and irreplaceable role we play in the Cosmic Plan. But we are trained to think that awe is fear. The damage that most of us have sustained as a result of our education and conditioning causes us to back away from our destiny and our purpose because it feels “too big” and we think we’re not worthy.
The experience of “awe” is your internal compass being activated. The “due north’ of your compass needle is downright giddy with excitement of showing you your right path.
And yet, for many of us, instead of celebrating that breath-taking moment of Truth, we turn away in fear.
Sometimes that thing that you are the most “afraid” of is the thing you are destined and designed to do in the world.
If we look at the placement of the Spleen in the chart and how it reaches the code for your Destiny, which is located in the Will Center (and the G-Center) what we see is that fear is designed to be transmuted to awe.
The awe of the Spleen gives you the power to transform fear and pain into something of beauty.
The truth of this beauty is part of your power and pushes you into expanding your integrity and your sense of value.
This, in turn, allows you to use your experience as a resource for others – to expand your place of service in the world and to walk with a deep sense of humility on your True Path – to fulfill your destiny.
This week I invite you to turn fear into awe, to let your breath be taken away by the majestic beauty of who you are and what you’re here to do, to not sweat the details or your “competency”, but to simply know that you are designed to walk this path.
You’ll be given everything you need to complete this journey, including the instruction manual and the resources.
This is your journey to take and the entire world is holding its breath in awe of you!
Have a great week!
From my Heart to Yours,