Sunday, March 6, 2011

"FEAR.. what the heck?"

The question I have today is why the FEAR? I was a guest host on "Inspired conversation with Angel Shannon," the 2 hour radio show. I have to be honest with you, it was a bit frightening. Not because I was necessarily on the radio but that I would be flying solo on it today. It's the feeling I get when I am starting a new job. I wanted to get everything right and say the right thing. See this is all just the same old stuff of trying to control things rather than surrendering to what is and allowing God to flow through me. It didn't take long for me to get the hang of it and I am sure it helped that my good friends were there to support me. I know this kind of stuff comes naturally for me because I have a great love for people and to hearing their stories and how they got where they are today.

So .. why the FEAR? Well.. it is just what it is. I think we all feel fear when we are doing things we are not familiar with. It's called getting out of your comfort zone. This was a stretch for me and to be honest with you I shed a tear or two seconds before I went on the air. Angel was cute in telling me that she has never had anyone cry before.. so I was glad I was the first. What I didn't realize at the time was whatever would come out of my mouth would be perfect.

I do know that as I stay true to who I am, it will all work out in the end. It's official I will be putting on my very first 4 Hour Workshop March 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am not that nervous but more excited to share the 7 steps to how I lost my weight. It rings to me to share what is already in my heart and in my soul. I  know that if you follow these steps, you WILL have success. I know because I have experienced it.

So.. regarding FEAR, it's just a darn emotion that addresses me at times and what I need to remember is to not engage in it but rather acknowledge that emotion and then let it go and push through it and ask for God's help in making it through and that's what I did and eventually I felt His arms around me.

I have to say.. this time of my life is AMAZING! I am stretching to new heights and I am grateful that I am willing to take the leap of faith into some very unfamiliar territories in order to share my Message of Hope.


  1. I listened to the first hour of your show and it was wonderful! Took lots of notes, enjoyed and appreciated your story. I look forward to hearing more details about your workshop. I would love to come.
    Thanks for being willing to share yourself with the rest of us. It has made a difference in my life.

  2. That was not Tyler commenting it is Tamara.

  3. I'm finding that my fear keeps me honest. In that when I am faced with a fear there has always been a lie I have told to justify the presence of the fear. I love that you wrote on this. I just finished my blog post for tomorrow on how fear and lies effect my life in recovery. I invite you to come take a look tomorrow am. Thanks for your great insight.