The Mastery of Fear

The Mastery of Fear

The Mastery of Fear can be a wonderful emotion that keeps you alive. It is fear which has you react quickly and without thought when there is an on-coming car. Your instincts take over and, without thought or analysis, you move quickly out of the way of danger. As much as fear can keep you alive, it can also freeze you into inaction. You can become so terrified you will be hurt in some way that you refuse to take risks and try new things. In this situation fear is simply False Evidence Appearing Real.

False Evidence

When your mind runs wild with the danger of taking a particular action, you are convincing yourself of something you have no evidence will actually happen. Let’s say you’re interested in mountain climbing but you’re terrified you’ll fall and either die or be severely hurt. True, this has happened to many people, but not to as many as you might think. The news takes great relish in furiously reporting death and destruction. It rarely reports life and excitement, unless it’s involving a national or college sports team.

How many people do you know who have successfully climbed the 55 fourteeners (14,000+ foot high peaks) in Colorado? I have no idea, but I did a quick internet search using the keywords, “climbing the 14000 foot mountains of Colorado.” There were 774,000 results with the top ones containing a tremendous amount of information of the 14ers, the moniker used by one web site. If you have a desire to climb, are you going to be paralyzed by the negative of what might happen or by the positive accomplishments of tens of thousands of people who regularly climb?

By researching you can learn the definite danger spots of climbing mountains, or any other endeavor for that matter, and form a plan to overcome them. All you need is education, a plan of action, the right equipment or tools, and the desire to move forward.

Appearing Real

When your self-talk is negative, you are training your brain to be afraid. You’ve heard the saying, “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” (This came from the movie “The Fly” with Jeff Goldbloom.) Although, the actual intent of the slogan was humorous, your negative self-talk is training your mind to be in a state of fear. You would protect yourself more by being wary of what you can do to yourself through your thoughts and beliefs than fearing whatever effect an action you take can have. When you combine the power of your emotions with thoughts, you form a chemical bond which imprints upon your brain. Your thoughts plus emotion can form a loop which is difficult to break out of. Use positive feelings with positive thoughts and you will move further in life in one year than you have ever done before.

Your brain and your mental abilities are amazing. Science is just beginning to seriously study the power of the combination of your thoughts plus your emotions. We are learning that the thought plus emotion combo fools your brain into believing that what you are thinking of is real. When you combine emotions of fear with thoughts of “I can’t do this or something bad will happen,” your brain believes it is real. You’ve just created for yourselfFalse Evidence Appearing Real.

Napoleon Hill in “The Law of Success” talks about how the enemy of progress is fear. It can immobilize you if you let it. It can prevent you from accessing the power residing within you to fulfill your dreams. It will quench the passion which fuels your action.

The promise in the power you have within you if you only allow it to bloom, is that by controlling what you think and feel, and that includes fear and thoughts of fear, you can accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible.

Healing Dis-ease from a Distance Pt 1

Healing Dis-ease from a Distance Pt 1

[one_half]I’m journeying with two people who are struggling with life-threatening illness… what many of us in the holistic field prefer to call “dis-ease.”

Both are addressing the problems in their physical body.  One is doing so totally through alternative means. The other uses a combination of alternative and allopathic (MDs).

I work with them on the mental, emotional and spiritual aspect of their healing to free the energy trapped by those events allowing the body to self-heal.

When working in the alternative or complementary healing area it’s important to understand the differing philosophies. Your traditional method of healing, what is technically called allopathic medicine, views the body as a complex conglomeration of parts that join together to make up the body. For them illness begins in the body. They also believe that if you fix the broken “part” then you fix the body.

Alternative healing from the mind-body perspective, at least as I practice it, looks at the physical body as a system consisting of the physical and energetic bodies. The energy bodies are composed of the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. When I work with people I see dis-ease beginning in the energy bodies, not the physical body.

The practitioner’s belief about where dis-ease begins is crucial. It determines how the practitioner approaches healing. If you believe illness begins in the body, then you focus only on the physical body. You do all you can to attempt to correct it by physical means.[/one_half]

[one_half_last]If you believe the dis-ease of the physical body begins in the energy body, you work to bring the energy body into balance. The problems experienced in the physical body are only symptoms of what is happening in the energy bodies.

Let’s take cancer as an example.

When you go to an MD for cancer treatment he or she will prescribe chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or a  combination of all three. Unless you are going to a holistic physician, the MD pays little if any attention to the mental, emotional or spiritual causes of the dis-ease. In fact, many MDs don’t believe there are any causes other than  abnormal cell growth. Most don’t even pay attention to nutrition.

When someone comes to me with cancer I first find out how they want to address this dis-ease. Whatever modality they choose, alternative, allopathic or a combination of both, doesn’t matter to me. I’ll support them in their choice.

Once we discuss their choice, I then educate them about the importance of resolving the mental, emotional and spiritual triggers for what is happening in their body. We then get to work.

I must tell you that the most difficult part of the road to wellness from the mind-body perspective is facing and resolving the beliefs and wounds from the past. The majority of people would rather experience physical pain than confront the emotional pain fermenting the dis-ease within the physical body.[/one_half_last]