Our world seems to be overrun with fear these days, and with everything geared towards keeping us in that state of mind, it often feels like there’s no way out.
The thing is, fear is the only thing keeping us from expansion, so it’s imperative that we find a way to stop letting fear control us.
That being said, breaking free from fear is typically easier said than done. How do we even begin to get to a state of mind where fear simply doesn’t exist – and is that even possible?
In this episode, apprentice custodian at Shope Creek Wilderness, Stephen Sedmak shares how to rid ourselves of fear and experience the best of what our universe has to offer.
If you are the same energy that creates the universe, what the hell do you have to be afraid of? -Stephen Sedmak
Three Curiosity-Driven Takeaways
- Why conversations about the mystical ‘other’ are ALWAYS fruitless
We’re so caught up in divisiveness at the present moment, but does the omnipresent ‘other’ we’re so afraid of even exist?
- The key difference between fear and survival instinct
While fear holds us back, survival instinct serves an important purpose. The question is, how do we distinguish the two?
- How to see EVERY moment as a vital experience
What would it take for us to realize that everything we go through is a necessary part of our journeys?
Stephen Sedmak is a retiree who has played countless roles throughout his life, from husband, to father, to businessman.
Today, the role he’s chosen is that of apprentice custodian and doorman at Shope Creek Wilderness in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.
Shope Creek Wilderness is a place of learning, alignment, remembering and re-awakening, sharing, and where magic lives, dragons and yeti come to play, and children shine.
Shope Creek Wilderness offers to those who choose to come, or come by chance, the opportunity to experience themselves in novel and expanded ways.
Their offerings include natural and man made attractions focused on personal alignment and realization of the “true self”.
They call their energy based interactions “playdates”. They take full advantage of their forest setting, flowing water resources, the numerous energy vortexes and being in the energetic “apron” of Mount Mitchell, the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard.
Rumi said, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense”.
Stephen likes to call Shope Creek Wilderness the field of infinite possibilities and it is where he chooses to experience his choice of being human this time around.
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