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What do fear and faith have in common? They both believe in a future that hasn't happened yet. Fear believes in a negative future.
I know so many people who live in “fear” and come to me because they want “guarantees” of their future.  I cannot guarantee someone’s future, I am not God, or a Higher Power, nor do I want to be. I do not predict someone’s future because our futures are always changing and evolving as we change and evolve.
I used to be the queen of fear, seriously that’s how I would introduce myself, “hi, I am Pat, I am the queen of fear.” Why? Because I feared EVERYTHING. Why? Because I had no faith in myself, my path, my higher power, none.  I was too busy worrying and trying to control the future and I could not enjoy the moment of today.
Then I saw this quote:
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”  ― Lao Tzu
When I read that something inside of me clicked and I knew I wanted peace.  So, I started to do the work I needed to release my past – the trauma and the regrets, and I stopped worrying and trying to control the future.  I started living for today.
Now, that does not mean I don’t plan for things like retirement and things I would like to manifest for my future, it means I no longer worry about how things will be in the future.  I learned to have faith that my higher power has the absolute best in mind for me and I trust that.
When I asked a friend one time how does he know what God wants for him and his answer has stuck with me for over ten years.  He said, “I may not know what God wants for me, but I do know what God doesn't want for me. He doesn't want me to be fearful, he doesn't want me to fail, he doesn't want me to be sad.”  That helped to understand that my Higher Power wanted the best for me even if I did not know what that was.
Does this mean I don’t have anxious moments? Of course not, I am human.  What it does mean is that I remember that my higher power has my back, it means no matter what comes up I AM ok.  I trust this for my past has shown me this over and over and over. Even my worst situations turned out ok – ALWAYS.  I remind myself of this when I start feeling anxious.
Being a psychic medium is tricky, although I am here to guide people, I am not here to predict your future or constantly reassure you.  I am here to help you to learn to trust yourself and your higher power (whatever that means to you.)  I am here to help you not to be dependent on me, but to depend on yourself, your intuition, and your higher power, those things will never let you down.
Yes, sometimes our lessons are hard and painful, but that is so we can get out of our complacency and comfort zone because we don’t grow when we get stuck there.  Life isn’t meant to be played safely, we are meant to take risks and trust that no matter what happens we are ok.  Notice I am saying ARE ok and not WILL BE ok.
Every one of us has inside what we need to survive this thing called life.  We just need to trust it and have faith in it.  I don’t worry about tomorrow for it isn’t here yet and I have no idea what tomorrow will bring.  I do know that if I fear it and dread it tomorrow will be difficult.
I made the DECISION to trust!  And because I trust I have peace of mind, body, and spirit!  What are you putting your faith in?  Fear or Trust?
May you all know inner peace and the freedom from fear.
Pat Laurino
Intuitive Energy Healer and Psychic Medium
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