Leah, yes that is kinda the feel I get. I think all fears that we have are linked to the fear of death whether it is showing the real "ME" or lack of self esteem. It all seems to be a fear of the ego failing or being vanquished! Ego death is what I refer to. The ego strikes back often to keep a hold on your identification with it at least in my experience.
What do you think about that ego death? i think the ego does not want you to id with the higher self and as long as you stick with it it will feed you falsely. Leggo my ego!!!!!!