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July 2011 Soul's Journey


Touch it. Experience it. Own it.

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Deep within us all is a place where “fearless” lives. It is our innermost essence. Our soul. This place where fearless lives knows that life is not about possessing and holding on, but about learning and letting go. It lives for the adventure of experiencing and learning. This place where fearless lives knows we have a unique destiny that our soul brings forward each day.

We are all heroes of the stories we live. We all have our own dragons to slay and obstacles to overcome. It’s not always pretty, but we somehow find a way to move through these challenges. It’s not always by other people’s standards or even in our own timeframe, but we do it in timing that is perfect in its own way. Our soul brings forward the exact right situation and person for the next step in our journey.

We have all shown our ability to be fearless, even if it doesn’t take the form of heroic deeds. As author/artist Mary Anne Radmacher reminds us, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” If you look back over your life you will see many times where you tapped into that place of fearless and made it through another day, even when you thought there was no hope. When a part of you wanted to give up, you may have heard the voice of fearless say, “It’s okay. You can do this.” You may see all those small or large acts, the heroism of fearlessness, that are part of your journey.

Also inside us all lives a place of fear, a place where the world is seen as dangerous. Fear tells us that we’re not strong enough to handle life’s difficulties. It believes that our safety lies in things and people outside of ourselves. Fear would have us believe that we’re in this all alone and that we need to defend and justify what we do and who we are so that people love and accept us.  You may have heard the voice of fear say such things as “What if I make a mistake? What if they get mad at me? This is too much for me to handle. It’s all my fault.”

As you look at life, you may see many times when the voice of fear guided you.This journey is about learning which voice to listen to; which one to trust. We can spend a long time finding out who we’re not before we discover who we are.

Our true voice, our soul, brings forward the fearless in us when we:

  • Make room in our heart for all parts of ourselves, all the choices we’ve made... and love it all
  • Are willing to follow our heart’s desire, even with no guarantee of success
  • Sacrifice our need for approval and perfection
  • Let go of old patterns, conditioning, addictions
  • Are willing to love again, even after betrayal or hurt
  • Learn to surrender to what is and let go of resistance
  • Take action when it’s needed, even if it’s not a popular decision
  • Are able to forgive and move on
  • Are willing to stand up for what we believe despite judgment from others
  • Make honoring ourselves more important than the opinion of others
  • Are able to see our own wort and know that we’re all Divine

Being fearless is learning to trust our soul’s agenda. It’s allowing for fear and moving forward anyway.

There are some lyrics from a song called “Do It Anyway” by Martina McBride that speak to being fearless.

You can spend your whole life building something from nothing

One storm can come and blow it all away...

build it anyway

You can chase a dream that seems so out of reach

And you know it might not ever come your way... dream it anyway

This world’s gone crazy and it’s hard to believe,

That tomorrow will be better than today...

believe it anyway

You can love someone with all your heart, for all the right reasons

And in a moment they can choose to walk away... love them anyway

You can pour your soul out singing a song you believe in

That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang

Sing it anyway

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good

And when I pray, it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should

But I do it anyway

I sing... I dream... I love... Anyway

Maybe that’s the lesson fearless has for us. To have the courage to take that next step, to follow our heart, even with no guarantees of approval or success. To listen to the voice that loves us, believes in us and guides us on our path.


Dixie Clark,MS, MSS, LPC is Director and co-founder of Morning Star Center, a holistic wellness center. a licensed counselor and ordained minister, she holds a masters’ degree in both counseling and spiritual science and is currently obtaining her doctorate in spiritual science. With over 26 years experience in mind/body therapies, she combines psychology and spirituality to help people release emotional blocks, heal past trauma and change limiting beliefs to open to soul awareness.

Dixie Clark, MS, MSS, LPC | www.morningstarcenter.com | www.dixieclark.com

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