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Continued from last week…


Transformation Tool #4

Staying in the Present Moment

One of the most challenging aspects of fear is that it can often twist your perspective so dramatically that you can‘t keep a balanced view of the situation that triggered your fear. Your fear response is usually deeply connected to your limiting beliefs, which creates a sort of ?filter? through which you will see most of your life experiences. This filter will assign meaning to everything that happens to you, even where no such meaning really exists.

Here‘s an example: Imagine that you recently applied for a promotion at work, and part of the application process involved writing and submitting a detailed report to your boss. Several days after you submitted your report, your boss approached you with a serious expression on his face and asked to speak privately with you at the end of the day.

What would your first reaction be? Would your boss‘s stern expression trigger feelings of fear and anxiety? Would you jump to the conclusion that he must not have liked your report? Or would you consider unrelated possibilities, like the may be deep in thought or concerned about an unrelated situation? Would you remain optimistic that your report was high quality and you still stand a great chance at getting the promotion?

Your underlying beliefs will make all the difference in whether you feel fear or confidence in this type of situation. If you have a strong belief that you are not ?good enough? (or the quality of your work is lacking somehow), you will naturally jump to negative conclusions. If you feel confident about yourself and your work, you will probably not feel worried.

When you feel that your beliefs may be creating fearful emotions as in the example above, there is a simple technique you can use to diffuse them and center yourself again. In the first moment when you notice your fear and anxiety beginning to rise, stop what you‘re doing and take a few minutes to tune into your bodily sensations. Notice that your shoulder muscles may start to feel tense, your breathing may become rapid and shallow, your heart rate may speed up, and so on.

Begin first tuning into these feelings, and acknowledging that they are happening. You can even say to yourself, “I can feel my shoulders getting tight and tense. My hands are getting clammy. I’m really feeling nervous right now.”

Then, start deliberately calming these reactions by breathing slowly and deeply, relaxing your muscles and mentally staying in the present moment.

Resist the temptation to let your thoughts race ahead and worry about what may happen, what it might “mean” for you. All of those are merely perceptions – not necessarily what‘s really happening.

Stay in the present moment for as long as it takes to feel calm again. If you simply avoid letting your thoughts race ahead to frightening scenarios your fear should fade easily.

Transformation Tool #5

Rewriting the Fear

You can also take the previous technique one step further by actually “rewriting” your fears into something much more positive. Remember that fear is your body‘s natural response to what you believe is a threatening situation. On the other hand, if you can choose to believe that there is nothing to fear, your body will have no reason to react.

If you have tried to relax your body and mentally stay in the present moment but can‘t seem to shake the feelings of fear and anxiety, you might try deliberately rewriting your experience so that it has a different outcome than the one you fear.

Continuing with the displeased boss example, you could change your belief about what his stern expression means. Rather than assuming it is related to you and leaping to negative conclusions about your promotion, you could say to yourself, “He’s probably just stressed about a deadline or other problem. Maybe he just had an argument with someone. Maybe he doesn’t feel well today. Maybe . . .” Keep going until you‘ve explored as many alternatives as you can come up with.

Another approach is to kick it up a notch and turn your thoughts in a more empowering direction.

As soon as you notice that you‘re starting to veer into negative thinking about your promotion, stop yourself immediately and engage in some empowering self-talk like this: “I know he can’t be upset about my report because I put a lot of effort into it. I know I did a really good job! I’m proud of myself for that. I’m sure he’s just stressed or preoccupied about something else. No matter what happens regarding this promotion, I’m sure it will be wonderful.”

Or you can strengthen your belief that you can handle any outcome at all: “Even if he’s not pleased with my report, I feel like I gave it my best shot. Even if this promotion doesn’t come through for me, something wonderful will still come my way soon I’m sure.”

Finally, you can create a game in which you come up with the very best outcome you can imagine – no matter how outlandish it may be. “He is probably so dazzled by my report that he’s speechless! He’s probably worried that I’ll end up being promoted to HIS job! Maybe he realizes now that he can’t afford to pay me the millions of dollars a year that I’m worth. No matter what happens, I choose to expect the very best!”

Create the most outlandish, funny, or inspiring outcomes you can imagine, and in no time at all you‘ll feel the fear fading and your heart lifting (and maybe a few laughs bubbling up from inside too). The most important part of using these variations is to shake free from the illusion of fearful possibilities and remind yourself that fear is just an emotional response triggered by your own thoughts. Changing your thoughts will also change the emotional response.

Transformation Tool #6

Gradually Choosing Better Thoughts (Abraham-Hicks Technique)

In their bestselling books, Jerry and Esther Hicks offer a life-changing technique that is easy to use no matter your level of development. They encourage you to start from where you are right now and then deliberately choose a thought that makes you feel just a little bit better.

Let‘s use an example so you can see the technique in action. Imagine that you are in the midst of serious financial troubles. You lie awake at night wondering how you are going to pay your bills; your income is not enough to cover everything so you are falling further and further behind, and your anxiety and fear continue to grow.

When you‘re stuck in a situation like that, your dominant thoughts will probably be something like this: “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I feel so powerless. I feel so scared about my financial future. I need to come up with more money but I don’t know how. Terrible things could happen if I don’t get this situation straightened out fast!” Obviously these kinds of thoughts are disempowering, which will only keep you feeling stuck.

Using the Abraham-Hicks technique would involve choosing a thought that makes you feel a bit better than those other thoughts do. A good thought might be: “I want to believe that everything will work out eventually.”

Keep repeating that thought for several minutes, and you will find that you do begin to feel a bit more hopeful and less frightened. Then you would choose another thought that makes you feel even better, like this one: “I have made it through tough times before, so I’m sure I can do it now too.” Once again, stay with this thought for several minutes until you notice that you‘re starting to feel stronger. Then choose still another thought that makes you feel even better: “I do believe that things are going to work out for me, even if it takes a little more time.” Keep going like this until your fear has been completely replaced by optimism, hope and courage.

This method usually works extremely well because you‘re not trying to force yourself to leap straight from negative thoughts to positive thoughts, but rather taking a more gradual approach.

This can help you avoid feeling like you‘re lying to yourself, like we covered in the section on Affirmations. Just take your time and transition very gradually. The best part about this technique is that consistent practice will give you more control over your thoughts than you would believe possible – dramatically boosting your confidence and sense of control.

Having difficulty reaching for that next better feeling thought? Modern mystic Joel Bruce Wallach teaches a revolutionary technique for tuning into, and gently raising your vibrational state.  By simply tracing a self created ruler with your finger anyone can learn to rise above the fear sensation.

Transformation Tool #7

Energy Medicine Techniques

Entrain your mind and body to refuse entry to today’s viruses – Boost Immune System

Weak internal systems can become prey for strong viruses. On top of that fear of the viruses themselves compromises your immune system. So what can you do?

When you entrain with the natural vibrations of energy healing, you can feel yourself relax into alpha and even theta states of consciousness. Enhanced by this deeply relaxed and receptive state, your immune system becomes strengthened through two powerful energy healing methods.

Based on the principle that everything is energy and that our energy is affected by everything that we come into contact with, Krystalya Marie‘ has developed an entirely new method of healing the body and transforming negative emotions through the use of energy symbols. Click here to learn more and to obtain a personal experience of these beautiful symbols.

Krystalya has developed more than 400 symbols for health and healing and with the Brave Heart System, you will receive symbols for boosting your immune system in a package combined with Misa Hopkins‘ Immune Building Sound Medicine (see page 32 for more details about Misa‘s Sound Medicine).

The symbol pack includes seven healing symbols to energetically support and build your immune system, by creating a smooth flow of energy that will strengthen, build, repair and replace weakened mental and physical energy. In addition you will find a guided meditation for Releasing Fears.

They are so easy to use you can build your immune system while:

– Jogging

– Going for a walk

– Falling asleep or

– Sitting on the plane

At the first sign of cold or flu, I pull out the symbols and sound medicine. I have friends who were sick for weeks, while I healed within a matter of days. Since I have been using this set during flu season, I don’t get sick any more.   —Ariann Thomas, Sedona, AZ

 The Diamond Light Grid energy work is the result of many years of study by Julie Umpleby. At its core this work is based upon the ‘magic of  ‘Sacred Geometry’ and our individual connection to the whole.

In the Brave Heart System you get A special Diamond Light Code video for Releasing fear. The geometric forms, specially selected music and affirmations combined in this free transmission have been put together to form a ‘waking meditation’, which assists in helping to ‘re-tune’ your internal electromagnetic environment to an alternative energy frequency – one that is based in LOVE rather than FEAR.

It is often said that vibrational or energy medicine will become more important in the 21st century, and this is but one way that you can access a more loving, peaceful vibration or energy that will help you to recognize and gracefully release your fears – both conscious and unconscious.

Other Energy Techniques

Author and energy healer Donna Eden also has some powerful methods for transforming fear or other forms of negative energy. These methods often include techniques like running cool water over the pulse points on your wrists and the back of your neck; and changing your posture by reaching your arms up to the sky and smiling. Donna also offers an Energy Medicine Kit that describes her methods in more detail, including movement, pressure point massage, and breathe work. Learn more about an easy 3 step technique for relieving stress (with illustrations!) : Simple Stress Relief Techniques

To be continued next week…


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