“The thought current of fear is everywhere. All humanity fears something –disease, death, loss of fortune, loss of friends, loss of something. Everyone has his or her pet fear. It extends to the most trivial details of life. … The more sensitive you are to the impress of thought, the more liable are you to be affected by this thought current of fear until your spirit, by constant demand of the Supreme Power, builds up for itself an armor of thought positive to this current, and one which will deny it access. …
“Everyone has some pet fear, some disease they may never have had, but always dreaded something they are in special fear of losing. Some trifle, even but a word or sentence uttered by another, brings this pet fear to the mind. Instantly through long habit the mind reverts to this fear. Instantly it opens to it, and the whole thought, volume and current rushes to and acts on them. It acts and vibrates on that particular chord of your nature, which for years has sounded your pet weakness. Then in some way the body is affected disagreeably. …
“Place yourself in a house where there has recently been a panic or scare, though you may know nothing of it. You were well and strong the day before. You arise in the morning, and soon this whole train of disagreeable sensations affects you, because the house or place is saturated with a thought current of fear. Put a fear on city, town or country of some deadly epidemic or some great calamity, and hundreds of the more sensitive who may have no fear of that epidemic or calamity are still affected by it disagreeably.” ~Prentice Mulford
If you ask people what the most powerful weapon in the world, they will probably say the atomic bomb or nuclear missiles. The correct answer is fear. Without fear there would be no atomic bombs. Fear is the only reason we have nuclear missiles. We have armies and navies because of fear. Our doors have locks because of fear. We wear coats for fear of getting cold. So much of our lives are governed by fear that few even realize it.
Some of our fears are rational and logical, but many are not. Very often there is something that we should only be mildly afraid of, and exaggerate it to the point of being ridiculous. This is often caused by the media seeking a good story. Sometimes, though, we have only ourselves to blame. Other fears are obviously illogical and we call them phobias.
Fear Power and Death
Probably the greatest fear of all is the fear of death and the fear of the unknown. We fear death because what happens after death is unknown, so it is really a fear of the unknown also. If we truly knew what the afterlife is like, we would not fear it. If we really understood the power of our thoughts, especially when accompanied by strong emotions like fear, we would make more effort to free ourselves of unnecessary fears. And if we understood that what happens to us after our physical body dies is largely a matter of what we do now, we would instead be working for the best afterlife instead of fearing it.
Fear Power in Government
While there are some situations where fear is appropriate, it is never a good idea for a government to be run based almost entirely on fear. Such a government will use tax money in ways that do not actually benefit the people, but simply alleviate there fears to some degree. And in some cases, governments intentionally build fear in people so they can better control them. The most common reason for this is that the government is being controlled by the wealthy corporations and individuals rather than by the general population. Some corporations love people to live in fear as it gets them to buy more of their products and services. The wealthy love it because when you get people to fear Ebola, or ISIS, or whatever this months boogieman is, then they are not turning against the greedy people who are robbing them blind and causing their death.
A Cure for Fear Power
While psychiatrists may be able to help people get rid of some fears, they can’t rid them of all fear. There is really only one power that does that. It is the power of spiritual development. An awakened spirit doesn’t fear people who speak a different language. The awakened soul doesn’t fear death, which it sees as illusion. Jesus, Buddha, and Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t give in to fears. Nor did other highly developed spiritual individuals. Spiritual Power overcomes Fear Power every time. So to rid yourself of fear, awaken your spiritual faculties.