A demon walks the Earth ... the Demon of Fear spawned by the Corona Virus. The Demon of Fear is pernicious and perfidious ... But Antinous can help you "befriend" the Demon of Fear so that it empowers you constructively, rather than paralyzing you.
Fear self-magnifies. It is when you are afraid and envisioning all that might go wrong that the energy underlying your fear grows. A tiny flicker of anxiety can easily develop into a terror that manifests itself physically and eventually paralyzes you into inaction.
We have all experienced that ... many of us experience it every day.
The more we try to fight against this Fear Demon and try to deny it, the stronger it becomes. But instead of fleeing from fear (which is impossible because it is inside you), we can try embracing this perfidious demon.
In walking through that fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of synch with reality. And we learn that doing what frightens us can lead to great blessings.
That is what the Sacred Band of Thebes (Army of Lovers) learned: Approaching your trepidation head-on will help you accept that few frightening scenarios will ever live up to the negative disasters that we sometimes play out in our minds.
Though fear is literally an evolutionary gift meant to sharpen your senses and energize you during times of great stress, it can nonetheless become a barrier that prevents you from fulfilling your potential by causing you to miss out on rewarding, life-changing experiences.
During the period before you face your fear ... and "embrace the Demon" ... you may have to deal with a barrage of negative thoughts and emotions.
Embracing it and walking through it, whether your fear is public speaking, taking part in an activity that makes you nervous, or asserting yourself when the odds are against you, may be equally as difficult.
But once you have emerged unscathed on the other side ... which you will ... you will likely wonder why you assumed the worst in the first place. That is when the Fear Demon has ceased to be an enemy and has become a friend and ally.
As you spend time worrying about what might happen, it is good to know that your fear probably will not happen at all.
It may feel like a great weight has been lifted from your shoulders, and you will likely feel a sense of passionate pride. That feeling comes from the Fear Demon himself, who is now your friend rather than your foe. His FEARsome energies have been freed up to make you stronger, rather than debilitating you.
Walking through your fear can mean taking risks and can require both practice and patience. Since it is challenging to act when you are gripped with fear, start small.
Each step you take into fear will strengthen you and help you confront future fears with poise, courage, and confidence.
You will also find that when you are willing to stare your fear in the face, ANTINOUS THE GAY GOD will always offer you some form of aid or support.
When you see the heights of accomplishment and personal evolution you can attain when you walk through your fears, your faith in yourself will grow, allowing your next step to be easier.
In Light and Life,
Hernestus, Priest of Antinous