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Love or Fear? The Choice is Yours

Today’s blog is inspired by a series of events and experiences that I have observed and confirmed by the following article on the coming of “the Age of Aquarius”  Whether you believe in the idea of a galactic shift or not, we are each given, in every moment of every day the opportunity to choose our life. Do we choose love and truth or fear?  The choice is ours….and the time to choose is NOW!

Mystic Crystal Revelations

Every single spiritual master that has graced this fair planet (Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, The Buddha, The Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, St. Francis, Osho, Swami Rama, Yogananda, etc. etc. etc. ) attained the same understanding:  “All we need is love.”  Then they went out to share this truth with the world.  These teachers acknowledged THE common longing among human beings….and that is the longing to know love and to know peace.  Fear, they knew was the obstacle to knowing peace and love, and they shared with their students (and the rest of the world with them) specific tools for healing and releasing fear so that all could know the joyful contentment they had come to know within themselves.

And the Minds True Liberation

The key to knowing the love and the peace known by these spiritual masters is CHOICE!  And it is a matter of CHOICE.  Because of the nature of the human condition, peace and love are not likely to show up on their own.  Yes, we have fleeting glimpses of the love and the peace that we are, without ever picking up a spiritual text or engaging in a spiritual practice.  If, however, we want peace and love that will endure and if we want to more forward in our human journey in spite of the reality of fear, then we have to CHOOSE peace and love.  It is in choosing love over fear, truth over ego, peace over anxiety, joy over despair that we are liberated from the bondage of the human condition.  We find freedom when we choose love.  We find expansiveness when we know joy.  We find contentment when we cultivate peace.

Then Peace Will Guide the Planets and Love Will Steer the Stars

According to those that follow the science of astrology, November 11, 2011 marks the beginning of “The Age of Aquarius.”  Whether or not we believe in the “prophecies” about the significance of this planetary line up, one message is clear and it is clear for all of eternity……the time to choose is NOW.  If you want love, peace, joy, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding, no more falsehood or derision…..CHOOSE IT!  Stop allowing fear to run your life.  Choose love.  Choose peace.  Choose joy.  And support that choice through sound spiritual practice.  And if you need additional support, read my book 🙂  Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy!

Hippie Prophets

The song, “The Age of Aquarius” by the Fifth Dimension is the very first song I ever remember hearing as a child and THE song that touched me in a deeply impactful and significant way.  When I first heard the song….I believed it.  I knew this was where we were being led as human beings and I knew that we would see the words of that song manifest in our lifetimes.  For whatever reason, this song has become the guiding principle of my life and I truly believe that the Divine was speaking to me in some way through this song.  So….without further ado:  Let the Sunshine in!

What are the fears that stand as obstacles to your own inner peace?

How can you begin to choose love, peace, joy, instead of fear?

What spiritual practices or inspirational texts help you to stay grounded in peace and love?

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

3 thoughts on “Love or Fear? The Choice is Yours

  1. Sometimes fear grabs me for no special reason, but I don’t quite know how that can be overcome….. Does one love the fear? I guess I need some concrete examples. Maybe I’d better read your book. 😉

    1. Beverly…..fortunately the invitation is not to rid ourselves of the fears, but to find effective tools and support for transcending them. The principles outlined in Authentic Freedom have been helpful to me… has a practice I learned through one of my teachers……to breathe in the fear and breathe out love. It allows us to bring the fear close, rather than indulging our instinctual response which is to push it away. When we welcome and get to know our fears, they have much less power over us. It helps us to love ourselves more completely and helps us transform the fear into love. It is a beautiful practice that has helped me in so many situations.

  2. The False ilusions of Fear
    I am one of those kind of people who has lived in tormenting fear all of my life! I was trained to fear in hopelessness most of my life! Terifying fear of
    God for my endless incompleteness! Terrified of myself for my never ending thoughts always coming infinitely further short of the thoughts of Christ. I was terribly bereft of the peace of Christ,fueled by the illusions of fear that the thoughts my fear induced trauma would never end, Never no matter how well I toiled at trying
    to please a God Who’s only solution was to send me to Hell! Having been raised by a mother who was like the clone of mother Theresa only helped me feel further from God with all of her life comitment of self sacrificing love for me I never thought I deserved! Running from police cars while I was doing no wrong! I even felt fearfully verified that all knew my
    fearful induced sence of wickedness always blown so fully out of proportion! No matter what I did for God,it was never enough! Crying myself to sleep every night,and not knowing why! I never believed I would ever escape this dillema! I needed a life changing miracle I thought would never come!
    That was until I discoverd the gift of Innocense and Wholeness in Christ that mainsteam Chritianity never taught me. I had escaped my never ment
    This is how. I reread the part in the epistle of John saying “I could not sin because my Seed remained in me”. Then he went on to say,”but if we do sin we have an Advocate with the Father God,Jesus,Who had and would forgive all of our shortcomings of all sin. But this was a blatent contradiction after John also said we could not sin. What was this Seed that remained in me always as though in my whole history,past,present and future,I had no sin! This is the greatest contradiction in the whole bible! What were its repercussions? And then it hit me like a wave of the Holy Spirit in an ocean of splender washing away all my fearful false illusions of myself’s false perseption of me! Christ’s ressurection had planted His Seed in chosen humanities heart,or spirit,known or unknown,His incorruptable Seed that would abide in me as an awsome Infinite love of His Incorruptable Seed that would never pass away through all etenity!
    In silent meditation I came to know my self in Christ’s gift of Innocence and Wholeness;and Oneness of Omnipresence in all creation in His AT-Onement! I could no longer feel accused of sin any more than the weeping willow could,it woud be absured! My true inner self was always God’s Image in Christ as His Word that never passes away! All of life became a river of living waters of wholeness flowing through all creation and I began to live my new existence,or creation in Christ Who was the One and only Life before all creation,and always will be,as I came to know what worshiping God in Spirit and Truth ment all along!
    John,in his epistles,concludes this Infinite message of Infinite Hope and loving intimate union in the Father,or Mother God in Christ by saying,”He who fears, is not perfected in love,for fear brings a feeliing of torment”! “Fear not little flock as Jesus would say,for it gives the Father great joy to give you the Kingdom”. (“In our midst”)
    Here is now the Truth that makes us free full of liberty in the Holy Spirit. We have passed forever from judgement in Christ! So when fear comes,making us afraid of our once perpetual fearful thoughts,remember,that those fearful thoughts aren’t even our own thoughts of our true selves in Christ’s Incorruptable pure Seed,that abides forever in the midst of our being. Those are merely the induced thoughts of coming short of the Glory Of God,and never had any real substance but in our mind’s fear induced illussions. But as the Moody Blues said “We decide which is right,and which is an Illusion. That voice in our head is a false identity that isn’t real! All that is real is Spirit and Truth which Jesus promised we would come to know
    if we continued in His Word, not teachings of men,but of the Holy Spirit Of Christ’s intimate endless love in the Father! Let fear vanish into all illusions powerlessness over us,and every other abusive words we continue speaking to ourselves as merely the echoes of all self abuse we have been fed from childhood which we still abuse ourselves with day and night! “The devil is the accuser of the bretheren” as John also spoke through Christ in revelations whose only creation was the fearful illusion of our seperatenes from God That voice is a
    “liar,murderer and thief from the beginning”,rendered powerless(mere thoughts!).Only Spirit and Truth are real! We decide which is right allowing the Holy Spirits love of the Father in Christ to be shed abroad in our hearts intmately and infinitely beyond our wildest dreams this incredible mystery
    of He Who Was an Is,and Is to Come! Self judgement and judgement of others vanish as we learn to abide in this Innocence and Wholeness of Christ’s incorruptable Seed of His Word in the Father,Mother God that never passes away! Indeed,we have no more need to! The shame blame game is over forever! So start enjoying this incredible journey,ment for you from time immorial my beloved friends! Peace be with you always!
    Sincerely with love and prayer always,
    Jay P. Raeder

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