There are sometimes times in our life when we are suddenly stricken with a very destabilizing emotion. We are caught in the vice of fear for example and our hyperactive imaginations correspond with a track of catastrophic stories and worst-case scenarios. Which then propagates the fear and keeps the loop going.
What perhaps isn’t clear is that:
(a) The thoughts are being fuelled and kept alive by the emotion itself. The stronger the emotion the more compelling and noxious the thought. The lesser the emotion, the softer the thought.
(b) It is actually quite straightforward to clear the underlying emotion and therefore collapse the loop.
(c) The complete absence of fear naturally brings about Joy.
How do we do this?
Sit down, simply be aware of the fear, and allow it fully whilst remaining ‘formless’ (formlessness is our natural state as pure awareness). You can take this further and allow it fully AS Divine (Pure Loving) Formlessness.
You will notice that the fear is then simply allowed to come up and be absorbed in Love.
The more we do this, the more we notice that the dark storm-clouds are allowed to disintegrate to make way for the Eternal Sun that forever lies behind.