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22 Powerful Tools to Transform Your Fear Into Happiness, Peace and Inspiration

Continued from last week… 

Transformation Tool #12

Seeking an Objective Opinion

Fearful thoughts and feelings can also be purged by talking them out with someone you trust. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after a heartfelt talk with a close friend or family member?

As you talk about your struggles, you process the underlying emotions that come along with them and feel cleansed by the time you‘re done – like you have purged all of the negativity from your system.

However, it‘s important to pick your conversation partner carefully. Avoid confiding in people that are overly negative, closed-minded, or judgmental. Instead, try to pick someone who has a lot of life experience, who is generally successful and well-balanced in their own life, and would be supportive and encouraging in their approach to your problem.

Not only will you feel better after hashing out all the details of your struggles with this person, they may be able to provide solid objective insights that you may have missed because you were too emotionally involved in the situation.

Transformation Tool #13

Destroying Fear Symbolically

If you don‘t have a supportive person to confide in, there is another way to purge your fears and destroy them for good through strong symbolic action.

Take a clean sheet of paper and write out everything that is bothering you. Focus not only on the physical situations that worry you, but also the way they make you feel. Use strong language to express these feelings and don‘t hold back!

Example: “These financial problems make me feel so helpless. I feel like a victim because I can?t figure out a way to resolve these money problems, and that makes me so angry! I don?t deserve this! I?m not going to accept this situation any longer!” Really tune into your fear, anger, despair, sadness, or any other emotion you are feeling at the time, and imagine pouring all of it out onto that sheet of paper.

When you feel like you have fully purged the negativity from your system, take that sheet of paper and destroy it as forcefully as you can. Rip it into tiny pieces, shred it, burn it, flush it down the toilet, or dump it into the trash can.

As you perform these actions, affirm that the fear is now gone – you have let it go and it cannot come back to haunt you again. (Don‘t worry if it actually does come back; simply repeat the process as many times as necessary.) 

Transformation Tool #14

Clearing Negativity with Ho’oponopono

Another effective way of clearing negativity is by seeking Divine intervention. One method growing in popularity is called Ho‘oponopono – which in Hawaiian means ?to make right or cleanse?.

Ho‘oponopono is an ancient practice that has recently been brought back into public awareness through the work of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and Dr. Joe Vitale and their book Zero Limits.

The basic premise for Ho‘oponopono is that we must take full responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. This can be a hard pill to swallow for many of us because we don‘t create problems and struggles on purpose – but our subconscious thoughts are often quietly working in the background to attract things we don‘t want into our lives.

Dr. Hew Len suggests that our minds can only be influenced by two things: memories or inspiration. ?Memories? are subconscious thoughts and old programs that continually replay in our minds, causing pain, frustration and problems. ?Inspiration? comes when we erase those old memories and reconnect with our source (Divinity).

Ho‘oponopono is used to erase those memories and reconnect with Divinity. Not only is it a very easy process to use, it can often have far-reaching positive effects in your life.

Ho‘oponopono involves the recitation of four simple phrases as you focus on your problems:

– I?m sorry

– Please forgive me

– Thank you

– I love you

As you say these words repeatedly while focusing on the issues that are causing you to feel fear or pain, you are in essence saying to the Divine, “I take full responsibility for the appearance of these problems in my life, even if I don?t know how I created them. Please clear these memories and make this situation right again. Thank you. I love you.”

Does that sound too simple? Too good to be true? Try it yourself and you‘ll probably discover what many people do: it works!

 Transformation Tool #15

The Sedona Method®

The Sedona Method® is a simple process that allows you to let go of painful or troublesome emotions, which involves one or more of three possible approaches:

1) Making a conscious choice to let go of the feeling.

Most of the time we are so entangled in our emotional responses that we don‘t realize we have the option to let go and detach from them, but this is one of the key techniques taught in The Sedona Method®. Here‘s an example of how to use this technique: When you notice that you feel overwhelmed by fear, pause in that moment and choose to detach from the feeling. This is very much like taking an emotional ?step back?. The fear is still there, but you are no longer wrapped up in it. You simply dropped your attachment to it, just like you would stop holding onto a physical object like a pen, and allow it to fall out of your hand.

2) Allowing and accepting the feeling rather than resisting it.

We usually try to avoid painful emotions by denying them, repressing them, or running away from them, but unfortunately they keep coming back until we deal with them. Here‘s how to allow and accept fearful feelings: When you feel fear (or any unsettling emotion) taking over your body, stop what you‘re doing in that moment and simply allow the feelings to flow over you. Don‘t try to resist them or transform them, just accept them.

You should notice that most often, they will ebb and flow like the tides, sometimes getting stronger and other times fading away. The greatest benefit of this exercise is realizing that fearful feelings cannot hurt you. They may be uncomfortable, but they‘re just feelings – sensations triggered by your thoughts.

3) Embracing the essence of the feeling.

Most of us are so used to running away from painful emotions that the thought of embracing them seems frightening – but this technique can strengthen your confidence in amazing ways. How to do it: Immerse yourself in the sensations and explore them fully. Notice how your body feels as you entertain various thoughts. Notice how your emotional response escalates as the fear flows over you. Embrace these feelings and learn from them, and they will diminish in intensity more quickly than they would if you were trying to avoid them.

Transformation Tool #16

Releasing Charged Emotions Through Grounding

Grounding is known in metaphysical circles as a process of connecting your consciousness to the earth and releasing excess energy from your body through physical actions. Since emotions are energy also, the process works very well in releasing fear, anxiety and anger.

There are many different ways to ground yourself but a few of the most common are as follows:

“Root” yourself to the earth.

Go outside and plant both of your feet firmly on the ground (barefoot is best, but it will work even with shoes on) and imagine that the soles of your feet are sprouting roots that travel down deep into the earth. Breathe deeply and with each exhale imagine that your fear is flowing down through your feet and into the earth. As you inhale, imagine that you are drawing up healing, restorative energy from the earth into your body.

Even if you cannot go outside, you can still do this exercise indoors – simply imagine that the roots from your feet travel down through the building and into the ground beneath it.

Wash away the excess energy.

Taking a shower or bath also seems to help discharge excess emotional energy from the body. Hot, warm, or cold water will work equally well. As you bathe, scrub your hair and body vigorously and imagine that you are sloughing off the fear, anxiety and worry that may be clinging to you. When you rinse, see these particles of energy being washed away down the drain, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Transformation Tool #17

Expelling Fear Through Breath Work

Breathing is another great way to expel fearful feelings. When we get frightened our breathing automatically gets rapid and shallow, reducing our oxygen intake and making us feel smothered.

To counteract this, spend several minutes breathing slowly and deeply. Focus on expanding your lungs fully from the bottom (feel your abdomen expand first) to the top (feel your chest expanding second). Pause for a moment or two, then exhale slowly, allowing your lungs to deflate. Pause again before inhaling, and repeat as many times as you like.

You can even enhance this breath work by imagining that you are inhaling cleansing white light, feeling it spread through your body, and then exhaling a cloud of dark gray or black energy, which symbolizes your fearful feelings. With every exhalation, see the dark energy growing lighter and lighter as it is expelled from your body, until eventually you are inhaling and exhaling pure, sparkling white light.

To be continued next week…

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My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
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