The Baseline

By Mac Guerreiro

Somewhere along the way eye heard something that stuck with me. Now, eye don’t have the words verbatim, but it was something about how courage takes fear; if the stakes aren’t high and a level of fear isn’t in place then it can’t be considered courageous to move forward. This stuck with me, though it wasn’t clear why until recently. Eye’ll tell you all about that, but first, we have to take a detour to my childhood.

Growing up eye had two best friends, Aninha and Luiza. Aninha and eye were similar, although she was more of a tomboy. People would ask us if we were sisters and though we looked alike, our fearlessness was our ultimately shared similarity. Lu, on the other hand, seemed to be afraid of everything. She would contemplate new experiences while Ana and eye jumped right in. Now that eye think about it, she was a perfect balance for us. Till this day, when we meet up, all three of our energies sync as if eye hadn’t moved thousands of miles and an ocean away.

Eye bring up this dynamic now, because Eye’m beginning to see how Luiza mirrored me so well. All of that fear she readily showed eye covered with my “courage.” Adding the quotations because back then eye was totally unconscious of my sheer denial. To be fair, eye had to be, it was the only way to cope. Remember the wise message from the beginning of this post? It stuck because that fearful child still lives within me and turns out that she used to make most, if not all, of my decisions. What Eye’m saying is, if true courage takes fear then eye have to be the bravest bitch eye know. Up until very recently eye’ve been unconscious of how my fearful inner child has been braving at this life. Never feeling truly safe or cared for, she’s made every decision with one goal in mind: to survive.

Eye commend her efforts and recognize that it’s time she be relieved of such great responsibilities. It’s time she’s cared for in the way she always deserved to be; that she gets a real chance at thriving. Going forth, eye feel that eye can truly call myself brave, because eye commit to feeling her fear and going forth anyway. It’s important to say that the fear that accompanies a beautifully real and authentic experience is not to be confused with instincts and intuitive warnings. It’s very important that we learn to discern the good nerves from the bad. There will always be fear, it’s a human thing, the defining factor is whether we reject it or dive in with it securely in tow.

Published by Mystical Mac

Born in Brazil and raised in California eye am an artist better identified as a conscious creator and intuitive healer. My gift for storytelling in various forms as well as my keen perception into the metaphysical allows me to share my perspective in ways that eye hope are of help and use to those around me. Thank you for reading, listening and watching; it means the world to me.

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