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Musings of a Massachusetts Witch

August, 2012

Love, Fear and Action

 

My husband and I had an interesting conversation the other day concerning fear, love and action. The question that we discussed was this: What motivates an individual into action?

 

A few definitions are needed here in order to understand this discussion.

 

What we mean by fear is any thought or vibration that is a negative emotion – a resistance to what is truly desired. Some emotions that correspond to fear are: anger, confusion, disappointment, vulnerability, unworthiness and guilt. These are examples of fear manifesting within our life experience.

 

What we mean my love is any thought or vibration that is a positive emotion – an alignment with that which we truly desire. Some emotions that correspond to love are: joy, understanding, contentment, calmness, happiness and delight. These are examples of love manifesting within our life experience. Our natural instinct is to know and live in the vibration of love.

 

What we mean by action is any physical movement towards a specific goal.

 

My husband suggested that for an individual to be motivated into action there needs to be an equal balance of fear and love. That the person has a fear of a specific circumstance and they choose something they love in order to be motivated to ‘do’ something concerning the fear. For example: an individual enjoys music (vibration of love) but he is feeling discontentment (vibration of fear) with his life. It is then the love and fear combined that motivates the individual to create (action) music.

 

While I agreed with the basic concept of this I felt there was a piece of the equation missing.  I disagreed with the thought that there needed to be an equal balance between fear and love. Perhaps it is an abundance of one or the other than motivates. Consider for a moment, the vibrational spectrum. On one end we have fear and on the other we have love. As we experience life on this physical plane of existence we fluctuate within this spectrum between the two vibrations. Sometimes we experience more fear than love and other times we feel more love than fear and even other circumstances we may even hit the balance but to conclude that at that moment of balance is when we are motivated into action, well, I just don’t agree.

 

What if there was another component involved in motivation? What about desire? What about Will? How does this affect an individual’s action, if at all?

 

As an individual experiences life fluctuating between fear and love, which I believe is necessary to living in a physical manifestation, action is determined by Will to manifest a specific vibrational frequency. Physical movement would depend on the strength of the individual’s Will. If the individual has a weak Will then there would be little or no movement. No action. Although even as I type this out I believe that no action is still action. If the individual has a powerful Will then the action would be greater and more successful in manifesting their desire. This would mean that an individual aligning on the vibrational spectrum of fear and love with a strong Will would manifest that which they are most aligned with. If this individual has more fear than love they would be manifesting the desire motivated by this alignment. For example: an individual is worried (vibration of fear) about the lack of money but he enjoys music (vibration of love) so he creates (action) music with the desire (Will) to make money.

 

If the individual has more love than fear they would be manifesting the desire motivated by that alignment. For example: an individual enjoys the company of people (vibration of love) but she sees that society is generally in a state of discontentment (vibration of fear) so she shares (action) personal experiences with the desire (Will) to teach others how to find personal happiness.

 

After the contemplation on this concept I suggested that for an individual to be motivated into action there needs to be a strong Will along with both the vibration of fear and love. What do you think?