by Kathy Zant
Fear affects all of us. People talk about the
fight or flight response, but there’s another
reaction that is even more common and
detrimental: becoming paralyzed, unable to move.
Thoughts about what may happen race through our
minds coming up with elaborate possibilities…
possibilities that will likely never occur.
Often when fear begins racing in our minds, waves
of emotion follow like a raging stream carrying
us away. Those emotions can be extremely
powerful. We begin to feel that the fears are in
fact truth, and that our visceral physical and
emotional reactions solidify our beliefs that we
can’t move from where we are.
The emotions and physical reactions are very
real. The basis for those reactions — the fear
— usually is not. Those fear come from illusions
within our mind.
Isn’t the mind wonderfully creative?
It can concoct elaborate schemes of what could
happen, and think through all of the ways you can
protect yourself like a chess game without an opponent.
Let’s see if there are some ways we can use that
brilliant creative power of your mind to move you
forward, instead of erecting defense systems
against something that doesn’t exist.
How is fear keeping you stuck?
Do you want to ask for a raise, but you’re afraid
of being denied?
Do you want to apply for a more exciting job,
but you fear that you’re not qualified?
Do you want to ask a pretty girl out for a date,
but the thought of her saying no makes your
Do you want to lose weight, but inside there’s a
quiet fear of the attention you might receive if
Fear blocks your manifestation
No matter how much attention you might place on
achieving your goals, how much you want them,
hidden, unconscious fears often get in the way.
Then we end up feeling frustrated and angry that
our manifestation efforts aren’t going the way we
planned or hoped.
Tips for overcoming fear
Explore your emotions. If you find yourself
within that raging stream of emotion, allow those
emotions to flow. But separate yourself from
them. Instead of following the current, pull your
conscious mind to the riverbank and watch the
emotions flow. You don’t have to be carried away
by the river, you are not the river. But you will
learn a lot about yourself and your patterns by
watching your emotions flow through you. Perhaps
your intuition will show you where the basis for
those emotions exists within you, and you can
release the cause of your fears.
Separate your fear from the object of your fear.
If you fear being rejected, that may stop you
from asking for what you want or need from life.
The key is to not avoid the action that might
cause rejection, but to re-identify the problem
as the fear itself. Fear is the obstacle, the
rejection is not an obstacle. It’s only feedback
that will guide you on the path to getting what
Re-address the consequences. What if your mind,
running off with possibilities, is completely
right? What is the absolute worst thing that can
happen from your worst fears coming true? If you
can find a place within yourself where the worst
possible scenario is somehow okay to you, then
the fear will dissipate. What if you are told
point blank that you’re not qualified for the job
of your dreams? What happens next? Use your
mind’s creative power to find ways where you can
be okay with the worst possible scenario. Perhaps
it means you take another course, or study at
home in the evenings, or manifest a job that’s
more suited to your needs. The rejection is only
a problem if you don’t have a plan of finding a
way to be okay no matter what happens.
Just do it. There are some
instances of fear-inducing situations where you
just can’t find a logical way out. Your gripped
by fear, but you know that being stuck and
paralyzed is not an option. You have to move one
way or another. The only thing you can do is…
take action. You might be taking the “wrong”
action, but all you can do is move from the place
you were. When you can move, just a little bit,
you begin to develop momentum and the fear will
no longer be the primary driving force in your
life. You’ll have moved from a place of inertia
into a place of movement, and you’ll no longer be
blocked. That first step doesn’t have to be a
huge step, it just needs to be A step.
Of course, if you’re looking for a quick way to
supercharge your courage and break through
unconscious fears, take a look at the new
Subliminal Manifestation DVD, “Fear-Less:
Transcend and Break Through Fear.”