The nature of fear, neurosis and other related states in the body-mind is one of a felt ‘contraction’ somewhere in the body. A sense of a self-defence protecting against an imagined idea or some outer ‘foe.’
In order to release oneself from such states it is always worth checking in within the body to see ‘What you are holding onto.’ These battle-scars are just illusory protection from an event that has already happened, often long gone.
So, what are you holding onto currently? Can you give it up? As you release layers upon layers of defence, there will not be the pain and exposure you imagine but just acres of Peaceful Light streaming from who you really are beneath the conditioned mind.
As you recognise where your bastions of defence are they can simply be let go and breathed into the High Heart whereupon they can be transmuted and released.