According to the Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine, fear is the challenging emotion of winter. I am really trying to live without fear. When I feel my typical fear-based thoughts, I consciously push them aside and instead focus on a safe, secure, and abundant future. My fears are mostly around my future; not tomorrow or next week, but five, ten, and twenty years from now. These patterns are deeply ingrained and likely stem from a childhood of never feeling safe or secure. I can’t remember not worrying about the future. Anxiety comes in many forms. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Here are some suggestions on how to deal with fear.
“Acknowledge your fear. Call it out. Then infuse it with love and bring it into your heart. Thank it. Find gratitude (the antidote to fear). You can tell the fear you appreciate how it was trying to protect you, but that you are okay now. Everything is going to be okay.”

I gave this a shot this past month. And it helped! When fear comes forward and I feel myself worrying, I conjure a pretend confidence. I reassure myself that everything is going to be fine. I change my mental image of the future. I find gratitude each day and do the qigong movement for gratitude also (Connecting with your Heart’s Energy…the movement where you bow forward and find gratitude).

The energetic vibration of our emotions is powerful. Fear can cause damage to our kidneys, bladder, back, feet, hormonal cycles (aggravate menopause symptoms or PMS), bone density, blood production, breasts, and feet!! If we live in fear, we are guaranteed to get sick. Then we must make it our work to find a way out of fear. Gratitude is the positive emotion to balance fear. Gratitude can help support and heal all those physical areas that fear can damage. Isn’t that amazing?

I know I talk about gratitude a lot, but I feel it’s a message worth repeating.
Thank your fear and send it your love. Find three things you are grateful for. Do this each day. Before your rise or before you fall asleep, or both. Gratitude will help you live and act from a place or love rather than a place of fear.

I’m telling you this but I need this for myself also.

So right now, at this moment, put a smile on your face and take a deep bow of gratitude. Then do it again. I am grateful to my fear for showing me how wonderful life can feel without it. Moving forward in gratitude feels so much better. Deep down, in my cells, I am really starting to believe that the Universe has my back.

I believe it has yours too.

Love and light,

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