Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hermit's Tips For Fighting Fear...

Most of us have experienced each of the fears mentioned yesterday, or have seen other people experience them. They can have a dramatic effect on individuals and the world in which we live…

Take some time to think about yourself and your life…what aspects are you unhappy with and would like to change? What fears lie behind these aspects? It is not always easy to identify fears as they can be subtle, persuasive or addictive silently directing your behaviour. Recognising them and their influence can be complex and may involve taking a long, hard look at your life.

Fear encourages us to stay stuck in one place and not to embrace change. The more you dislike or avoid change the greater your underlying fears. If the unexpected disturbs you, then fear is holding you in its grip.

For most of us overcoming our fears (of whatever) takes time and we also need a real desire to put the fear to rest.

The following sayings are ones that I have found useful... if any sound good to you, put them where you can refer to them regularly and keep repeating them to yourself.

Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.

Ships in harbour are safe but that is not what ships are for.

Security is not having things, it’s handling things.

Whenever you feel “I am afraid”, replace it with “ I am excited”.

Replace “I am vulnerable” with “I am protected”.

Meditate to help release your fears.

Here is a simple meditation which you can do to help release any fears you may have. Start by deciding which fear is the one you would most like to get rid of now…there is no need to rush the meditation, just go forward at your own most comfortable pace.

• Focus on the specific fear.

• Breathe slowly in and out, visualising your breath washing the fear until it is totally transparent.

• When you have done this, see the fear in your mind’s eye burst into flames and burn itself out.

• As it is burning, feel peaceful energy flow out of your heart and into the rest of your body, your mind and your daily life.

• As you practice, you will feel a weight being lifted from your shoulders and your fear will lose its sting.

• As you become aware of this, breathe slowly and see yourself covered in a halo of flames which cannot hurt you but which are just burning away all obstructions.

Reiki Healing Spain says: Remember, when you worry about things or are scared of something happening, you create negative energy and according to the spiritual law of attraction you will end up attracting the things you don’t want into your life…

Now...I think it is positively time to go get some fresh coffee. Want to join me?

6 comments:

Myrna said...

Morning Hermitjim. - Thanks for the good wishes for a god slepp - well have to admit I had a very short one.!! Think I actually woke up becuae I was cold. Now that's a enw one - as it has been very hot here and inside doesn't cool. Can leave the windows open just to wide. Too inviting.

Like your tips today. I did 2 things last night that I was fearful of - but concentrated on the "I'm excited" part - and hey it was okay and definately worthwhile.

I beat Blondie here this am- tee hee - but there's lotsa coffee !!
Have a grat day everyone.

HermitJim said...

Hey Myrna...good to see ya! Glad you got good, even though short rest. Cool weather sounds good, but I won't see that for another 6 months or so.

No hurricanes in the forcast for U.S. coast, so that's good. Garden's still alive and that's good. Kitties are still mean as ever, and that's...well, that's the kitties.

You have a great day as well, my friend! See ya later!

Jim

Manu said...

Hi Jim,

how you doing?
There is the promised sugestion :o), sounds good to me...the technique seems easy enough...i guess we all know the hard part is to master ourselfs. Thank you for the great info...it's greatly appreciated :o)

Till next time,
Manu.

HermitJim said...

Hey Manu...thanks for coming by. The hardest part I think is too not take something simple and make it seem harder than it is. That is how some of the GURU's and TEACHERS make it seem like magic. keep it simple and that way it is easier to do and easier to follow.

That, of course, is just my opion but I have found it works for me.

Thanks again for coming by...

Jim

blondie said...

Sorry I've missed commenting for a few days Jim. I read this stuff and find myself in awe. I'll try to get back into the swing of things soon. I promise :)
Oh and Thanks for the Coffee hun :))
blondie

HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...good to see ya again. I was starting to think you didn't like us anymore! Good thing for you I don't get my feeling hurt easily!

Just kidding with ya, Darlin'. I know you have been a busy little beaver. You come by whenever you can, OK?

Thanks for the visit...
Jim