I don't know about you, but the Kundalini has always guided me to face my fears. When I resist this fact the journey gets harder. If the fear is too great then I can repress it, but it will sit with me for years until I am ready to return to it. I think the purpose of facing ones fears is to break through the blocks in the subtle body. To cleanse the nadis, and allow the energy to balance, as each separate block can be a trauma and therefore a fear to face. Some may call this shadow work, I have come to understand it (after years of denial) as my real career. At first I hated it, then I loved it, then I hated it, now I'm ok with it. To be clear one should only face ones fears when one is ready for them, but if the Kundalini raises it again and again then perhaps the time is right.
In my other job, a few years after my awakening, I made a short (fictional) film about facing ones fears. This wasn't my intention but my friend who wrote the script, based it on a true story about her brother, and it's energy resonated with me as synchronicity frequently does. If you have an 11 min break then I hope it resonates with you.