I need help moving out of a fearful place

I am going through a bit of change looking for a job and being scared of my full potential. I just finished my degree in homeopathy and what I would like to do the most now is to practice and help people. First, however, I need to help myself. I need funds to start my clinic (insurance, association membership, place to practice, the list goes on). Fear of failure keeps me procrastinating and in a fearful place. I want to move out of it and I need help… Ava

Dear Ava… Thank you for reaching out. I can see why it would be very daunting to open a brand new clinic. That’s quite a laundry list of things to do to get started, and looks to be quite expensive! Let’s see, though, if we can address these other fears you’re having that are holding you back, because an acronym for FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. And as one of our great American presidents, FDR, said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

You say you are scared of your “full potential”, but is full potential anything to be afraid of? Our Soul’s basic desire is to express itself fully, in the grandest version of the greatest vision it ever held about itself. In other words, to reach its Highest Potential. If you really knew and understood the truth of Who You Are, Ava, an aspect of God with its same unlimited power to create anything you desire, I think fear would not be an issue for you.

And about that “fear of failure”: did you know that Conversations With God says there is no such thing as failure? Anything that looks like a failure is simply Life’s way of course-correcting. When something we’ve planned doesn’t go the way our Mind thinks it should, it can only be because our Soul has a higher plan for our growth, and this is nothing to be afraid of, my dear! The Mind’s information is so very limited, but the Soul knows all, and will never steer us wrong. We may experience disappointment over a perceived failure when it first happens, but given the benefit of time and hindsight, we will always see the blessing and growth it brought us.

Would it be possible for you to offer your homeopathy services in a clinic that has already been established, so you wouldn’t have to start one from scratch? Or could you start working part-time out of your home, or perhaps in an herbal or whole foods shop, or at a massage or chiropractic clinic? In other words, see if you can find a way to start your practice on a smaller basis. Since you just graduated, it will give you an opportunity to dip your toe in the water and make sure you really love this line of work before jumping in with both feet! I would think you’d need a little practice too, before starting a clinic.

Fear is just a distortion of the One Emotion – Love. What do you love so much you’re afraid of losing it? Please look deeply at your fears and ask yourself this all-important question about each one of them: IS IT TRUE?

(Annie Sims is the Global Director of CWG Advanced Programs, is a Conversations With God Coach and author/instructor of the CWG Online School. To connect with Annie, please email her at Annie@TheGlobalConversation.com

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  • Carol Bass

    I need advise on how to keep my fear at bay. I come from a fear based family background with a history of addiction, depression, and anxiety. I have spent most of my life reading and searching for meaning and truth. I am connected to God and have faith but my fear takes over much of the time. As I am not a young person anymore (66) I desparately want to live with peace of mind. I find myself obbsesing over all the bad things that can happen. I lost my sister 6 months ago and I still am grieving over the loss. losing her was one of my gretaest fears and it took it’s toll on me. Now new fears have sprouted. I am afraid I can not cope with anything more happening that is bad. I find my faith is being challenged most of the time and I am having a hard time knowing that bad things will happen in my future. I am stuck and want to start healing with hope in my heart.

  • Annie Sims

    Dear Carol,

    I am sorry to hear you’re having such a hard time with fear issues. Perhaps one of our Conversations With God Coaches can help you work through them. Here is a link for more information:


    Whatever you do, please don’t go it alone. Reaching out is the first step!

    Warm regards,

  • AB

    Major part of the answer lies perhaps in a homeopathic remedy itself for procrastination, fear of failure. One remedy is Lycopodium but an experienced expert can suggest the most appropriate remedy based on constitution.