Fear Cards

Fear, by Melisa, Canada

 

Committee Suit

I am the one who is afraid to go out in the world,
afraid to try new things.
I am the one who fears making that phone call, running that errand,
or having that conversation.
I am the one who will make any excuse not to do what needs to be done.

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Laughing at Fear, Christine, Massachusetts

Committee Suit

I am the one who is laughing at fear and attempting to leave fear behind at the end of 2011. Bats represent a huge fear. I am the one who is bigger than they are.


Primal Fear, by Rhoda in Washington

I am One Who fears.

I feel threatened and unsafe.

I feel deeply distressed.

My world seems like it is in upheaval.

How can I survive

without security and orderliness in my life?

How can I survive without a home?

How can I access and draw strength

from my inner home that is always with me?

Please help me remember to Trust.

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Climbing Out of Fear, by Diane in Washington

I am the one climbing, out of the dungeon of fear.

I have been there too long, deep in the darkness.

I am the one who sees the faces mocking me,

Telling me I am distorted, misshapen in some way.

You are not good enough. You canā€™t do it.

 

I am the one who sees the window open.

Light is shining into the darkness.

I am the one who changes her back story because I can.

I know they were not telling me the truth and

I donā€™t have to believe them anymore.

I begin to climb the ladder but they try to stop me, calling out

You are wrong. You canā€™t leave.

But now I know they are the ones who are wrong.

I can leave, but they must stay.

I am the one who climbs, out of the dungeon into the light.

FEAR=false evidence appearing as real.

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Facing Fear (Committee Suit) by Kat in California

I Am One Who faces fear, who does not cower and withdraw from it. I Am One Who feels afraid and thinks I might not be able to handle it, but who tries and overcomes the obstacles in my way. You might think I have my back to my fears, but believe me: I look fear right in the eye and do not back away. I am strong!

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Plane Phobic, by Jazz in Texas

I am one who is gripped by a fear of flying and all associations with airports, having Ā experienced severe windsheer.Ā  Now even on calm, uneventful flights, I cannot shake the sense of an imminent plunge to death.

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Living with Fear in the Age of Anxiety (Committee Suit), by Tamara in Colorado

I am the one who feels an overwhelming terror that rises from seemingly nowhere.Ā  I am the one who wants to make the leap into my fears so I can befriend them, but I am paralyzed.Ā  I am the one who watches with anxious concern, wanting to save myself from my nightmarish fears.

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Fear of Nuclear War, by Valerie in Arizona

I am the One in the bomb shelter.
I am the one who fears nuclear war.
I am the one out of control.
I am the one helpless to do more than panic and build a house of cards, or go shopping.
I am the one who fears Weapons of Mass Destruction.
I am the one who believes when the government says the bigger the bomb the better.
I am the generation with the mushroom cloud over my psyche. I give you the grace that comes from surrender or “stop worrying and learn to love the bomb.”
I give you the grace that comes from the balance of Death. Our species eliminated so much disease and hunger, it had to invent another scourge.
I give you the knowing that all you really have is the present moment, and to make it through crisis you have to go one second at a time, one step at a time.
I give you the collective shift that started in the 60s of people looking for more than just “mutually assured destruction” and meaning in the face of annihilation.
I give you the opportunity for your own existential meaning. I will never not be part of you. So you must accept me as I am.
And yet I am not the only outcome. As you learn to focus on what is good about humanity I will lose my power. You can shift away from me, and indeed others have, and taken you along on a wave of a better way. You can envision a world without this kind of destructive fear and despair, the fear of two scorpions in a bottle.

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Fear, by Linda in New York

I am the one trapped in a tiny box, terrified of the feelings I “may have” if I try something new, even though I have past experiences that tell me that I normally enjoy these things in the moment

I am the one who has feelings and opinions ignorant things people say, but stay silent because I can’t think of the right words to broaden their perspective.

I am the one who has feelings that I have stuffed because there was no one to listen

I am the one who is on fire, angry and willing to work through the past.

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My Anxious Self, Committee Suit, by Barbara in Connecticut

I am one who alerts you to possible problems.Ā  I am one who can sweat the small stuff but can also help you to find the humor in the small stuff.Ā  I am one who helps you guage whether something needs more consideration.

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Jaws, Suit Unknown, by Barbara in Connecticut

I am one who can hold you tightly in the grip of fear.Ā  I am one who helps you to strengthen your spirit as you work to free yourself from fear.Ā  I am one who may seem like an enemy, but am really an ally.

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The Retired Couple, by Stephanie in Maine

I am your fear of what retirement will be like.
I am the one who needs sturcture and productivity.
I am the one who is not a “domestic godess” andĀ does not share many interests
with my spouse.Ā  Oh, what will all that “nesting” produce? What strange
possiblilities can hatch there?

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Fear of Dying Alone, by Marylou in California

I am the one who is afraid of dying alone. I am the one who weeps for those who cross without being surrounded by family and friends.

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Fear of the Dark Side, by Mary Lou in California

I am the one who fears the dark side of myself and others.

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Fear, by Kip in Michigan

No writing for this one yet!

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Anger and Fear, by Valerie in Arkansas

I am the one who is being held down by many fearful obstacles, all blocking my way each time as I try to arise. I am the one who feels angry, fearful, vulnerable and down-trodden. I am here to remind you that even when things make you angry or afraid, the loving hand of the Lord is always there to assist inĀ your growth.Ā  The gargoyles block the way to protect you and to remind you to look at the bigger picture. They enable you to realize toĀ not let anger and fear impede your love and transformation. I am the one who reminds you to do your best and leave the results to the Lord.

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Frozen Fear, Committee Suit, by Anne in New Hampshire

I am the One who: Ā shivers in fear. is hiding from the one who has hurt me. is terrified of being found. desperately wants to come up for air.

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Fear, by Nancy in California

I am one whoā€”when the fear sets in,

and walls close inā€”has no way out.

I am one who constricts and cringes

as my lifeā€™s blood drains away.

Outside, the vulture hovers.

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Fear

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Melisa

Ontario, Canada

 

I am the one who is afraid to go out in the world, afraid to try new things.Ā  I am the one who fears making that phone call, running that errand, or having that conversation.Ā  I am the one who will make any excuse not to do what needs to be done.

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Audrey
Texas

I am one who is afraid of what will happen if we don’t control the amount of trash we produce. I am one who is frightened by the mountain of debris we carry around with us. I am one who is afraid of what others are thinking when they look at me.