Wise Woman Ezine with Susun Weed
December 2005
Volume 5 Number 12
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Overcoming Fear
Excerpt from Heal Thyself
by Ian Cameron

Overcoming Fear
by Ian Cameron

“Our thoughts swing between regrets or anger about the past and fears of the future. The result is stress and health problems. So live in this wonderful moment…”
—Excerpt from the breakthrough book, Heal Thyself by Ian Cameron

Fear weakens us. It invites stress and illness into our lives. It silently affects every aspect of our lives – our health, relationships, even our finances. So how do we overcome this fear? How do we attract health, happiness, and peace of mind? There are a number of ways. First, you can simply observe the sensations in your body when fear arises. When your heart races, your chest tightens, the adrenaline pumps, and the butterflies flutter in your stomach, be with all of these sensations. Observe the unpleasant sensations caused by fear, go deeply to them, and they will dissolve. Every emotion in the mind has a corresponding sensation in the body. So when we observe sensations in the body, we released them, and our mind becomes clear.

Another powerful weapon against fear is to realize that you belong. You belong to God, to the universe or some power. Find comfort in the fact that God is taking care of you. He is taking care of all your concerns and worries. God is right there behind you one hundred percent. You are not separate from God. You are part of God. He is looking after you in the same way that a mother looks after her child – with total love.

See the impermanence in everything. Everything is changing within you and around you. The world is constantly changing. You are not the same person you were last year. Emotions come and emotions go. When fear arises, know that the intensity of the fear is always changing and that it will soon subside and disappear.

It is not possible for the dark cloud of fear to permanently obscure the sun, which is the joy and love within you. All clouds move on. A great strength comes to us when we see everything as impermanent.

We can empower ourselves even more by simply letting go. Fear is clinging onto something, holding on, and not letting go. But what can you hold onto in this life? Nothing. It’s all flowing, dissolving, and growing. Life moves like a movie. You cannot stop the movie and hold onto any one frame. Let go and let God. Let go and the shackles off fear and worry will fall from you.

Yet another trick to overcome fear is to realize that you only have the present moment. Right now is all that exists! We are anxious about the future. We torture ourselves with disturbing thoughts of what will happen tomorrow, next week, or next year. But these are only imaginings, nasty tricks played by our minds. Live in the present moment. Meditate, and dive into the profound, healing present moment.

Fear creates a physiological imbalance in our bodies and we feel stressed. If we are stressed over a long period, we soon begin to suffer from a certain type of disease. And the fear of having a serious illness makes us feel even more anxious, which exacerbates our health. A downward spiral of fear soon brings us despair and misery.

But, with a little courage, we can spiral back up to good health. Above are a few powerful ways of achieving this and I encourage you to try them in your daily life. You will feel lighter, have more energy, and be happier!

So, why do we suddenly feel so much better after applying the principles above? The reason is that we are attending to the very source of the mind, which is pure consciousness, pure love, and love is the highest healer on the planet. Love is not an emotion – it is your very existence. An infinite ocean of love exists within you.

By applying the ancient wisdom above in your life, you bathe your mind and body in this vast healing ocean within, cleansing yourself of fear, stress, and illness. You quickly find relief, feeling calm and refreshed.

Compassion for others suffering led me to write, Heal Thyself, a 242 page, poetic sharing of how to create a fulfilling life. In this book, I show you how vibrant health is possible. We need to take a closer look at our own life. Stress and health problems can be overcome. Greater happiness, enthusiasm for life, and peace of mind can be experienced. With an understanding of ancient wisdom, life loses its seriousness and becomes a fun game to play.
Wishing you health and joy,

Ian Cameron, Author of Heal Thyself.


When Ian Cameron fell seriously ill at the age of 21, he embarked on a search for truth, and how to attain health and happiness. He studied the wisdom of enlightened masters and applied it in his life. In 1997, he traveled to India and learnt personally from a spiritual master. After more than thirteen years of suffering anxiety, depression, and arthritis, he found peace of mind and wrote, Heal Thyself.


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Moon Rites a feminine path to personal power is designed to be used as a tool to enhance your self-knowledge, acceptance, and personal power. It is divided into three sections. The following is a rundown on what's in it and how you can use it.

With Moon Rites you will:
Rediscover connections between your body & soul
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