How to Release Your Fears

First the The Good News:
FEAR is an ILLUSION! 

Think about this.  Fear is a distressing EMOTION aroused by a threat, whether real or imagined.  It is a FEELING.  The feeling of fear is not a physical thing.  It’s not physical reality so it’s not real.  It’s an illusion!  However, if not controlled, fear has the power to manifest into real things such as health challenges and other problems.  Put another way, fearing the worst puts energy toward manifesting your worst fear.  Happily, manifestation on Planet Earth is a relatively slow process so a moment of fear isn’t going to result in a worst case scenario.

When your heart experiences strong emotions, your mind and body respond by assuming those feelings are based on real events.  Think back to a scary movie filled with heart-stopping moments of suspense.  The instant your senses were shocked by a sudden horrific action on-screen, your mind and body interpreted the event as REAL and responded appropriately by FEELING terrified.  Therein lies both the problem and the solution.

Problem:
FEAR is an EMOTION that is CREATED BY YOUR MIND
Over time, FEARS move from the conscious mind to become embedded in our SUBCONSCIOUS mind
Our SUBCONSCIOUS CONTROLS OVER 90% of OUR DECISIONS
The SUBCONSCIOUS MIND is RULED BY YOUR EMOTIONS FROM CHILDHOOD

Think of the Subconscious Mind as a 3 to 7 year old Child

Solution:
BECOME MORE AWARE – MORE CONSCIOUS!  Your Conscious mind is the Adult
RECOGNIZE that FEAR is a CHOICE
Immediately SHIFT YOUR THINKING AWAY FROM FEAR

Rational fears can be overcome by physical retaliation or escape. This is generally simple, quick and easy.  For example, while walking to an event, you notice a storm approaching.  Fear of lightning or fear of ruining your new hairdo may prompt you into some kind of action.  Either running, calling for a cab, or accepting the reality that you’ll arrive looking like a drowned rat.

Irrational fears may take a little longer because they’re hidden deep in our psyche, deep in our subconscious.  However, they can also be overcome by conscious and rational control.  Fear is a choice.  When faced with a fearful situation, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  For example, in the face of failure, you could think of it as a lesson learned and just one more step towards success, so it is not really an end, but a tool for future reference.  When faced with objections, I tell myself that one more ‘no’ gets me closer to ‘yes’.

EMBRACE YOUR FEARS!

It is only when an illness surfaces that you become aware there’s a problem and work to fix it.  Fear is similar.  When your fears surface, they are presenting you with an opportunity to resolve something.  Embracing your fears may sound illogical.  However, like challenge, fear is a great teacher.  When you are feeling most fearful, realize that your fears have been triggered so that you can release them.

Fear tends to make people freeze or react hastily with very little thought.  When faced with fear, do whatever you can to get some distance from the situation to achieve a better perspective.  Work to find a tiny bit of calm in the middle of each storm.  Work hard to become more aware.  What are you afraid of?  What’s the worst case scenario?  What’s the best case scenario?  Imagine facing this situation in fear.  Imagine facing the same situation with courage, calm, and confidence.

When you walk the path of releasing fears, you are on the healing path and will more quickly find your way.   Like everything in life, fear is a choice.  It’s also a process.  Once you develop the habit of heightened awareness, acknowledgment, understanding, and releasing your fears will become easier.  With clarity comes calm and when your mind is calm, a path or solution usually presents itself because solutions come from within.

Hypnosis Works Well to Eliminate Psychological Fears!

Some of my clients who are in sales have developed a fear of making cold calls or presenting in public.  Hypnosis has been a very effective tool to release psychological fears of rejection and failure plus it’s great to overcome an extensive list of phobias.  Fear is all in our minds, especially our subconscious minds.  Hypnosis helps you to get control of your thoughts, emotions and actions.

I’m not telling you anything new, just reminding you (and me) of what we already know.  All divine guidance, awareness and knowing comes through us, not at us.  EVERYTHING we need comes through us.  It’s already there in our hearts.

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
Japanese Proverb
Elizabeth Rose, Diamond Lantern: Waking-Up to Who You Really Are

Previous Article:  What is Fear?
ref: Top 10 Fears, paraphrased from article by  Caty Medrano

 

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