And what helps you to release it
What is Fear
We all experience fear every now and then. It is part of us, and sometimes very useful, keeping us from dangerous situations.
Fear can become all consuming, and we feel like we are just going down that spiral, and have a hard time breathing and living. Then it is important to have little tools, that can help us to come back up again.
One of my favorite reminders on fear:
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
― Lao Tzu
So living in fear, means being out of the moment. Living in the future, imagining the worst. How can you get back to the present, here and now?
How fear can feel
Fear can feel like a blow to your tummy, instantaneous. It can block your solar plexus. Like we can’t breathe.
Fear can wake you up at night.
Fears are often thoughts and feelings about the future, sometimes it can be picked up fear from someone else, or even collective fear we feel.
Fear is the absence of love.
Love this insight on fear:
“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Fear is not feeling safe, secure or grounded.
Constant fear can harm our bodies as well. Imagine all the constant stress level, your body (your adrenal glands) needing to produce cortisol all the time, which then again keeps you up at night.
What can help you to come out of the downward spiral
Some insights that have helped me:
- Come back to your breath (count to 6 in and 8 out), expand your belly, deep belly breaths
- Alternate Nostril breathing (in through one nostril, out through the other)
- Grounding (nature walks, barefoot on grass or moss)
- Cut your cords with AA Michael
- Hands on heart (brings you back into your body and heart)
You can learn more about releasing lower energies in my blog post:
How to keep your thoughts and feelings clear
It is your job to stay present, and release fear as you go, here are some helpful ideas, be gentle, it is a journey.
- Clear your energy regularly
- Shield yourself with pink or blue light
- Salt Baths
- Gently observe your thoughts and feelings, take them as an indicator and gently adjust.
- Walk in natures
- Release situations and places and people that make you feel fear.
Gorgeous quote to ponder on:
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
― John Lennon
You can learn more about fear in our Heart & Soul Talk too
Watch it on YouTube
Listen to it on podcast
(available on many podcast plaforms)
Most of all be gentle with yourself, accept that fear is part of our life. Find ways that work for you, to always come back in the hear and now, into your inner peace and calm.