Fear. Doubt. Worry = Your 3 Slave-Drivers

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Donna.


David, I have decided that my first sign of success is the ability to manifest the funds needed to see you at a live event. You have been so motivational. Anyway, I do understand the subconscious and the conscious mind and the part they play. I also understand The Law of Attraction and spiritual nature. However, I struggle with the part the EGO plays and where it fits in with the big picture. HELP!


Hi Donna and thanks for your question.

Your ego’s sole job is to keep you exactly where you are. Your ego perceives any growth or change as a threat to your survival, and it will immediately begin to bring up fears to control your decision making.

Let me give you an example, and let’s use your sentence about a manifesting the funds needed to see me at a live event.

The truth states that if you have a desire, the way to fulfill that desire is already present. Therefore, if you feel a deep desire to attend a live event, that desire is coming from Spirit. It’s a message being sent to you to help foster your growth and keep you on the path to increased consciousness.

The next thing that happens is your ego recognizes this desire as a threat, and immediately gives you many reasons why you shouldn’t go to the event. Reasons like:

• You don’t have enough money;

• It’s not the right time;

• You don’t want to travel, etc.

Because your ego is strong, you believe these excuses, and you stifle your own growth. You believe the lies your ego is telling you.

So let’s go back to the truth.

I’m sure you’ve heard me teach about manifestation. But let me just remind you that manifestation simply means “becoming aware of what already exists”.

And you also know the steps in manifestation.


Until you make a “committed”, “accept-no-other-option” DECISION, nothing will happen or change for you. You can’t manifest the money for something without first making the decision that you are following through No Matter What! This is where most people trip up. They want the money BEFORE they make a decision. That’s not how Spirit works.


You must make your decision and then expect your desire to manifest. You must expect it and be grateful for it as if it’s already here.

Step 3 is TAKE ACTION.

Your desire is not going to fall in your lap. This step is where your ego really kicks in. It will make you afraid to make those necessary sales calls. It will tell you that you’re not good enough. It will bring up any number of fears to keep you exactly where you are.

Something key to understand about your ego is that the truth will liberate you and your ego will keep you a prisoner.

Let me complete this lesson with a powerful quote that I love by Eleanor Roosevelt:

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

In other words …

Show your ego who’s boss, and give yourself a new experience which will set you free!

“Just Believe”,®

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Playing It Safe Never Was

We acknowledge that it may be more difficult today to fill a room or make sales than it was in the recent past.

These times call for new strategies and new thinking. Instead, many are responding as humans tend to during times of perceived danger: they’re hunkering down behind barricades. They’re playing it safe.

The problem is that playing it safe isn’t really safe ~ and never was.

The very phrasing suggests the problem with the concept. If you're playing it “safe,” you're reacting to some kind of fear. Remember what I said? If you’re making a decision from a place of fear, you’re making the wrong decision.

Also, those barricades block out the very wisdom that could not only get your business back on track, but could help you grow exponentially.

This is not the first time that a culture has succumbed to fear. Understanding the last ninety years of American history can help people of all nations avoid the same kind of thinking that may be tripping up your peers.

Booms, Busts and Security

The 1920s, the Roaring '20s, was a boom time. A lot of money was being made. Business was thriving. There were a lot of parties and people were having a good time. Then the crash happened, followed by the Great Depression in the 1930s, when everything shut down.

After World War II, from about 1945 until the late 1960s, Americans returned to “family values,” the Protestant work ethic, and the idea of playing it safe, working hard, and everything is going to be great.

While much of that foundation was noble and it worked for a while, eventually it had to fall, because false premises were created within it. Chief among them was the playing-it-safe bargain that workers made with companies, which promised them security in exchange for their loyalty. That promise could never be kept ~ no one can promise you security ~ but we bought into it.

Why did we buy into it? The Depression and the war shook people’s sense of security at the roots, so anything that appeared to provide security seemed to make a lot of sense.

The next generation didn’t experience the insecurity that their parents had, and that restlessness of spirit from the '20s emerged again. In the 1960s, young people wanted freedom of all kinds, and various movements arose to press for change. Those movements solidified in the '70s and kept moving forward.

In the 1980s, Americans returned to the idea of massive financial growth. That idea exploded in the '90s when the mindset shifted in a poor direction. There was a gluttonous attitude about taking without giving anything of value in return. Because the taking was so massive and based on a false premise, it had to fall.

We are now going through a really severe correction, although not as severe as the Depression. And what are people looking for again? They’re looking for security.

You Can Break Free

The old adage goes that if we don’t learn from the mistakes of the past, we’re doomed to repeat them. The problem is you can’t remove an experience once you’ve had it. The fear that people are experiencing today is being locked into their subconscious. Unless they change that fear and reframe their ideas, the same historical patterns are likely to repeat.

The good news is that just because society responds in a particular way, that doesn’t mean that you, as an individual, have to as well. You don’t have to make the same fear-based decisions.

To help us break free, we can look, again, to quantum physics. In Taking the Quantum Leap, physicist Fred Alan Wolf writes that atomic particles make explosive jumps when they move from one place to another. They don’t move incrementally. And they make those jumps without apparent effort.

Think about this. Atomic particles are the basis of all matter in the universe. They are the basis of you and me and everything that you can see. If they can move like that, doesn’t that suggest that you can do something similar?

I’m not saying that you can snap your fingers and fly across the room, but you can move faster and accomplish more than you think you can. At the very least, you can let go of the notion of playing it safe and not repeat the errors of previous generations.

I’m trying to expose you, here, to another way of being. I’m giving you the key. It’s up to you, over the next several weeks, to stay tuned and receive it.

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Courage Conquers Fear…

Relative to the grand scheme of things, your life span could be compared to lighting a candle and immediately blowing it out.  In other words, life is short – very short.  Missing out out on any of the joys life offers is a tragedy.

If your life is being controlled by your fears, you are most certainly cheating yourself.

Courage is the mental muscle that conquers fear.  Like all muscles, the more you use them, the stronger they become.  Courage is not something you are born with; it must be developed.  Individuals who fail to develop courage remain confined in a mental prison and face each day as mental lightweights.

It has been said if you face the things you fear, then the fear leaves you.

For years I believed that courageous individuals had no fear.  I was wrong.  Eddie Richenbacher put it very well when he said, “There is no courage without fear.”  We all have fear, however, not everyone becomes subservient to their fears.

It's likely that there is something you have wanted to do for years – move to another city, start your own business, apply for better positions, or go after the big account.  Whatever it is you should do it.  Remember, life is not a practice run.  This is it.  A little courage leads to more.

Observe those poor souls who are without courage.  They are merely tiptoeing through life hoping they make it safely to death.

You and I were never meant to live that way.  Learn to live the way you like by no longer living as you dislike.  Forge into the remainder of your day with an abundance of courage.  That's living!