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WE ALL HAVE THEM. FEARS. WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
DO YOU KNOW WHEN, WHERE OR WHY THAT FEAR FIRST STARTED?

HAVE YOU EVER WORKED TO OVERCOME A SPECIFIC FEAR?
IF SO, HOW DID YOU DO IT AND DID IT WORK?
 
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If we leave out the obvious ones like death of a loved one or our own death, I would say for me it was learning to drive. I had a hard time getting behind the wheel. I knew I had to over come it to live a full life. I still don’t hang my arms or legs off the bed however.
 
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One of my fears has always been clowns. Seriously used to send me into that fight or flight mode of stomach churning fear whenever I saw a picture of one much less one in person! This info got out here and suddenly everybody was posting clown pictures! lol After several years of this clown exposure, I got to the point I could tolerate the clowns. I still don't like them, but I can now deal with them without my stomach turning upside down and wanting to run from the room.
 

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Bungees.

Not the ones that we use for strapping down luggage, etc. but the really heavy-duty ones people strap to their ankles before plummeting off a bridge!

I do not fear heights, I used to parachute for fun down at Langar Airfield in the UK, but I remember when bungee jumping started to become the rage and seeing all of the accidents that were always on the news.

Give me a set of lines and risers at 30,000 feet over a bungee at 160 feet any day...........
 

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Water. I had to be rescued and resuscitated when I was 12-13 years old. To this day, I'm not comfortable in water much more than 4 ft deep. When we go to the Caribbean Mrs Duke does her "Flipper" imitation in the sea, while I bravely sit at the swin up (in my case, wade up) bar and chat up the old ladies.
 

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I guess I don't have any beyond the usual ones about losing loved ones, but maybe the way I feel about Praying Mantis insects is more of a phobia. I seriously can't look at a picture of one without feeling panic and terror. I tried de-sensitizing myself by looking at pics, but couldn't get past one.
 

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Here’s a repost from something I posted just one week after joining the PNF. Somehow it seems that witchcraft changed temporarily my relationship with...spiders.

‘’As for the spiders - NOOOOO! I have a horribly deep case of arachnophobia. Super interesting (to me at least) is that while I was studying Wicca my fear responses towards spiders totally went away. I didn’t recognize it until attending a family holiday party, I walked up to take a seat next to my adult niece under a patio cover and saw a spider hanging from a web directly over that chair. I reached out and pinched the web off just a few inches above the spider and gently set him down on the ground. My niece just about fell out of her seat. I asked her, “Whatttt?” She reminded me I hate spiders. Oh, right. After that I found that I had a new psychic connection to spiders - no shit. Fear was gone too. I could very often tell when a spider was within my area even without seeing them - they could even be hidden and I’d find them. I quite seriously could feel their presence - I didn’t have to see them not even in my peripheral vision. However since ending my official Wiccan studies my fears have come back. Now I know when there is a spider around and then I get freaked out! :(.’’
 

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I could very often tell when a spider was within my area even without seeing them - they could even be hidden and I’d find them. I quite seriously could feel their presence - I didn’t have to see them not even in my peripheral vision.
I am that way with spiders, too, Wands! It's almost like they call me or something and I look up and Voila! There it is.