Coronavirus: Acknowledge & Breathe into your Fear
Updated: Mar 21
Many are currently experiencing heightened states of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of the loss of employment or means to support ourselves, fear of uncertainty, apparently fear that we won't have enough toilet paper :-), fear of being quarantined for long periods of time, fear of getting sick, & so on.
The definition of fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. This fear is typically for a future event or situation & anticipated by us or by a belief we hold or a story we make up in our heads.
It’s wise to plan ahead, however when we hold on to emotions they become stored in our bodies at a cellular level & our cells have memories. When we continue to hold on to these emotions, they impact our physical, mental and emotional well-being. I'm sure we all know somebody who's held on to anger or resentment over something that happened to them years ago, like a bully in school or a bad breakup. How is that impacting their mental state or physical state? A lot of time you'll notice they have liver problems as anger or resentment impacts this organ.
Hanging on to emotions will eat us up from the inside, impact our decisions, impact our state of mind, contribute to our bodies becoming ill and impact and our future self.
What we hold on to today, becomes who we are tomorrow.
What I am doing about any fear that arises. 1- acknowledge it's ok & normal to experience emotions & acknowledge the fear itself 2-observe where it is in my body 3-ask, what can I learn from this experience, what have I done to create or contribute to this & what do I need to change in me? 4-breathe into the fear & then let it go. (like watching it float away from you into outer space).
Know that IF something were to happen, you are resilient, you are resourceful & have all you need within you, you WILL get through it & be stronger for it.
Fear is a choice, so ….
What do you choose? What do you choose to do with your fear today?
Next weeks online Reiki Meditation Circle will focus on letting go of fear. For more info, go to: https://bit.ly/LYYBR-Meditation-Mar-2020
Care for your mind, body & soul and wash your hands regularly.
Joanne Live Your Yellow Brick Road
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