Are you ever motivated, intimidated or crippled by fear, or frozen by life changes?
Our emotions are our thermostat, an indication of how we are getting along in our life. Life in general seems more fun with the happier emotions. Yet there are moments that can catch us by surprize and pull the rug out from under us. Other times our emotions can build ever so slowly and sneak up on us, so that we don’t even recognize the drain of energy they are causing. We just know we are off. How we react to fear is also affected by our personality, how we are shaped by our upbringing and circumstances, and one of the biggest fear factors, change.How well do you handle change? I believe how you handle change is an indicator of how long you will live.
Breathe. I can’t ever say that enough. When we go into fear, or talk about fear, we subconsciously begin to shallow breathe, which amounts to not breathing at all.
Relax as you read this. I am not going to tell you anything new that you do not already know here. But with this gentle reminder, you can make some resolutions that will help you get your head on straight.
Whether it is losing weight, or going outside of your comfort zone, placing yourself in new social situations, or dealing with recurrent or new phobias, or anything that pushes your emotional buttons, realize that you are perfect, right where you are, right now, in this exact moment.
You and I have to start somewhere. The best place to start in accepting where you are right now, with all of the limiting conditions you may or may not like. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your good qualities? What are things about yourself you would like to keep as you move forward? What are things you would like to change? Are your desires realistic? Are your desires unrealistic? This honest look might be the first time in a long time, that you take stock of where you are at, and where you want to go.
Fear not. Jesus says fear not. I say fear not. Fear immobilizes you, shuts you down. It is possible to move past fear of change. This is a major comfort to those of us who are faced with immediate and unwanted change, like the death of a loved one, loss of job/home/marriage, or traumatic accident or major health crisis, or mental or spiritual breakdown.
There is hope.
When you take stock of your situation, keep breathing, and realize that fear grows by not taking a close look at yourself. Fear diminishes when you shed a light on the situation. When you deal with the loss of finances, loss of your job, or any other fearful change, fear diminishes.
Make a plan, keep breathing. Your plan just might work. If it does not, make a new plan.
Invite in your spiritual helpers, your spiritual team. You are not alone. The Divine is closer to you than your next breath. Jesus says the spark of the Divine dwells within you. The kingdom is within you. Fear cannot stand against any of this. You win.