Yellowstone National Park

volcanic-explosion As some of you know, I live near Yellowstone National Park. The park sits on top of the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest active supervolcano on the continent.

There have been massive eruptions a few times over the last few million years. If the supervolcano erupted again, it could wipe out a good part of the western US, and maybe more.

A dear friend of mine wrote me a while back, and was concerned about the danger of living here. Certainly, if the volcano erupted, it would destroy all life for many miles around.

So are people around here living in fear of being obliterated by the volcano? I’m certainly not. Neither is anyone else I know.

Reputable scientists say there’s virtually no chance of such volcanic destruction. And even if there was, is it worth living in fear over something that’s not likely to happen? I don’t think so.


Let’s talk about fear today.

Source of Fear

You’ve probably heard, somewhere or another, that fear and love are opposites. You cannot feel both at the same time.

It’s pretty simple. Love equals no fear. Fear equals no love.

Fear’s voice, especially in your modern world, can be pretty loud and insistent. It seemingly comes from many directions and many sources.

The reality, though, is it comes from only one source, from only one direction: from within.

What Is Fear?

Ultimately, all fear is fear of annihilation—what you call death.

Fear is not a force outside of you, over which you have no control. Fear is not real, except for the reality you give it.

In other words, it’s an illusion. You are always perfectly safe.

What Is Love?

Love, on the other hand, is real. Love is all that is. Love is power. Love is God.

You’ve probably heard others say, to put it in religious terms, you were made in the image and likeness of God.

Or, as A Course in Miracles puts it, you are God.


Love is simply a choice you can make. So is fear. Choose love. That is who you are. Love is all that matters. Love is all there is.


Here’s an interesting discussion by Alan Watts on what fear really is.

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6 Responses

  1. ron

    Oddly enough, I consider the worst fear to be the fear of not being loved.
    So that says a lot about the fear-mongering found in the holy books.
    Some people actually hold on to the belief that their God can be negative.
    Of course, that is a sign that beliefs are symptoms of fears which are usually well hidden. Maybe I should have been a psychologist, lol.

    • John Cali

      I agree, Ron.

      The religion I grew up in (Roman Catholic) had mastered the art of instilling deep fear into its followers. And other religions do the same thing. That’s one reason I haven’t been inside a church in over 30 years.

      Maybe you should have been a psychologist!. 🙂

  2. Mikala

    My Father told me from the time I was a little child that if you were afraid of something or someone, stop and face that something because if you don’t, it will never go away. If you face it and know inside that you are strong, your angels are with you and will make the fear go away. Now, as a senior adult I live with that. Or, if I’m driving in a snow storm in the mountains and the roads are more than slippery, I call for my Father to come sit in the car with me so I won’t be fearful. I’m not afraid then.

    The joy in that is in not thinking of what “could” happen, but rather whatever will happen, the Creator and the Angels are surrounding you and keeping you safe all of your life, and beyond. (of course you still have to drive slowly).

    We were meant to be happy and joyful. The only time we have is NOW. If we really need help, just ask for it. It is always with us. We live with our own choices.

    Love to all,

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Mikala! Well said.

      Our Father is always with us. So we have nothing to fear.

  3. Karen Lee Samson

    Hi Johnnie,
    I have an OLD Book from late 1978. Called NOTHING REAL can be Threatened by Author Tara Singh ( Exploring a Course in Miracles). A Beautiful Book I have shared with many over the decades. “Nothing real can be threated, nothing unreal exists…The Path of Virtue! The ministry of God’s Will& our Grateful Heart. In times of crisis it is our care for another that is our strength. Our Function in world is to be of service to others we meet.For we Know we are sustained by the Love of God. Love works independently and with integrity…”IN GOD WE TRUST”. The aim of a Course in Miracles is at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence. Yes, the opposite of Love is Fear. ( Fear Houses- Doubt, Hate, Anger, and all other fears).

    • John Cali

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks very much for your thought-provoking comments.

      I love that quotation from A Course in Miracles. Though I’ve never read that particular book.

      Thanks again.

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