Nov 11 2017
In the previous post, we learned that addiction is commonly associated with one or more fear patterns, including greed, self-destruction, arrogance, self-deprecation, impatience, martyrdom and stubbornness. Where do fear patterns come from? Are they part of our life plan or reflected in our soul blueprint? How do we deal with these fears?
Where do fear patterns come from?
The ancient I Ching system describes 64 different “gates” that represent core archetypes or different states of beingness, i.e. thoughts, feelings, behaviors and actions, that we come to experience on this planet. In every incarnation we choose a set of 26 gates to work on.
- Each gate is associated with a wide spectrum of consciousness, including the shadow or fear states at one end and the divine gifts or siddhic states at the other end.
- For example, the seven fear patterns called greed, self-destruction, arrogance, self-deprecation, impatience, martyrdom and stubbornness can be assigned to particular gates, as shown below (modified from J. Drasny’s model of the spherical Yi-Globe).
If any of these gates are part of an incarnate soul’s blueprint, they represent some of the core archetypes that the person wants to experience in this lifetime. For example:
- If a soul wanted to learn about stubbornness (fear of new situations), they could choose Gate 38 (Struggle) with its partner Gate 39 (Provocation) and combine it with Gate 48 (Inadequacy) with its partner Gate 21 (Control) to create a personal Life Theme of Tension.
- Who would want that? Well, Mel Gibson and many others, since it’s the most common life theme in humanity. There are 192 basic life themes with 768 specific variations in total.
Every one of us is here to learn about the right use of Love, Wisdom and Power (Energy) in the incarnate state, which is very different from our natural sentient energetic state. But since we’re in such a low frequency environment here, all the fear patterns are being expressed all around us (e.g. mass shootings, nuclear war, corruption, natural disasters, evil leaders, etc.).
What are the specific fear patterns?
Here is a Table that I’ve prepared to summarize the 64 fear patterns. It lists the gate names and associated fear patterns and archetypes, based on my understanding of them (modified from various sources listed in the references below). Please click on this link to view the pdf:
How do we deal with these fears?
In an interview with John Burgos (“Beyond the Ordinary”), Matt Kahn presented a new teaching on fear, which I found refreshing. His upcoming book (“Everything Is Here To Help You”) will go even deeper. He asked us to view fear in a new way:
- What if it takes an inherently liberated being to actually have an experience called fear?
- That’s very different from saying that once I get beyond this fear, then I’ll be liberated.
- What if we’re not to turn away from fear, but just learn how to experience it consciously without denying it, resisting it, or judging it as being unuseful?
He said if everything is an expression of our Source, then everything is here to only help us, including the ability to be totally afraid from start to finish. It is only an experience that the nature of liberation can pull off! Then we can say to ourselves:
- I must be so liberated that I am allowing myself to be afraid.
- The ego might say: I don’t like fear, so how can I be liberated? How can I be awake, if I’m experiencing life the way I don’t want it to be?
He said being awake means being in harmony with things, including fear, and understanding the language of consciousness. What if the message of fear in your body is a message from your consciousness telling your ego:
“Whatever choice you’re considering, whatever direction you’re thinking of heading, if there’s a feeling of fear, it is warning you that direction is going to create a massive amount of energetic clearing — and if that’s not what you want to do at this stage of your journey, you might want to choose differently…”
He added whether you’re afraid or courageous, whether your mind is noisy or silent, it is always a message of usefulness coming from our Source. We can learn to use fear almost as an aspect of our intuition, to help us manifest our highest potential. Ask yourself:
- What am I avoiding out of a fear of the unknown? Are there opportunities before me that are giving me the chance to step out of my known reality into something new?
- What keeps me in my comfort zone? What are the things that I do that keep me attached to my past (e.g. habits)? Will I have regrets, when I get bored or stuck with my routines?
- Do I have to face the fear now or can I do it at a later date? What if I allowed fear to guide me into a reality beyond my wildest imagination? How would my life be different?
Ultimately, we’re here to experience, learn and grow from everything we choose to encounter. But this lifetime is a bit different for us, because we’re at a higher frequency now. That means we have the opportunity to face some of our fears from this and other lifetimes more easily. All it takes is some self-awareness and a commitment to do so.
“Embrace the Shadow, release the Gift, embody the Siddhi.” — Richard Rudd
What I liked about Matt Kahn’s perspective is that it puts you squarely in the driver’s seat of life as an inherently liberated being, not as a flawed, fearful being that needs to be liberated. We are simply choosing to dip into fear or other lower frequency states to have an experience, to learn and grow from it by sometimes repeating it and sometimes resolving it. Then we can move on to other experiences (see How Do We Jump Timelines? – Big Picture Questions.com).
The fear pattern can be seen as a helpful starting point to move through, one that guides you and asks you to expand and stretch yourself in new directions. You could say the more fears you have, the more starting points for expansion you have. What a concept! I believe this shift in perspective makes all the difference in moving through life with more grace and ease. 🙂
Can you step into the direction of the greatest gift with absolutely no intuitive knowing, with nothing but pure faith guiding you through the fire of your deepest limitations? — Matt Kahn
For more information, please see:
Chetan Parkyn: The Book of Lines, 2012 & The Book of Destinies, 2016
Richard Rudd: Gene Keys, 2009
Karen Curry: Understanding Human Design, 2013
Ra Uru Hu: The Complete Rave I’Ching, 2001
Lynda Bunnell & Ra Uru Hu: The Definitive Book of Human Design, 2011
José Stevens & Simon Warwick-Smith: The Michael Handbook, 1990
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