Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 19 Mar 2024


  • An indication of confusion, unawakeness, and untruth.
  • An indication that the idea of separation is believed.
  • Fear is an awakening opportunity (when understood correctly).
  • Fear arises when a thought in the Mind forgets what it is.
  • Fear arises with finite thinking and the experience of unreality.
  • Fear defines the egoic state. Defensiveness is a response to fear.
  • Fear is not the opposite of love (which has no opposite).
  • Identification with finiteness leads to fear.
  • Fear arises with beliefs in insecurity or potential insecurity.
  • Love is an antidote to fear.
  • Love is the unfailing remedy to fear.
  • Fear dissolves in the presence of love.
  • Fear is transcended with the realization of isness.
  • Fear is transcended with the recognition of oneness.


  • “To follow the path of fear to liberation, recognize that everywhere one feels fear, there is a belief in separation.”
  • “If there is no fear in the bodymind system, then there can be no disease in the bodymind system.”
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