Dealing With and Healing Fear

There are different ways of doing this, of course. I’m simply sharing what has worked for and with me, and hopefully it’s useful to you as well!

  1. The biggest single factor that has helped me dissolve my fear is being (Capital-T) Tired of it! I’m talking SO OVER IT. Just disgustingly tired. Then it’s like getting to an inner place where you turn a corner on the fear. I don’t want to say that you’ll never experience the same fear again, but it’s more manageable each time. It’s just. so. old. and. over.
  2. Another tactic to employ is to work at ‘numbing’ yourself out, in order to not feel the fear. This can be achieved in different ways, and it’s important to focus on positive, healthy ways of doing so–like meditation and conscious breathing. NOT alcohol and other depressants. Exercise can be a good way off achieving this feeling of just being kind of ‘blank’ inside, also enjoying music and hertz frequencies.
  3. In working to get to a place of calm, also work on SHIFTING THE FEAR FEELINGS. How to do this? Well, you can practice different visualizations–for instance, picture a dome of bright, BRIGHT, white healing light over, around, and within you, surrounding you and filling you with this antibacterial light as bright as the Sun! It’s disinfecting all the muck, yuck, mold, etc. in your mind, heart, body, and soul. 🙂 Another thing to do is to consciously relax the different muscles in your body–many of us are very stressed, and the muscles in our bodies reflect this. Physically learn how to relax, and mentally learn how to relax too! Do the research to figure out what techniques work best for you–it’s an individual thing, remember! GOOD LUCK AND KEEP IT UP! Prayers asking for help and protection are huge, so always remember the connection to and with God / Universal Energy!
Rainbow sky effect

The Badass Octopus!

I’ve recently started watching “My Octopus Teacher”, a documentary about a snorkeler’s close friendship with an octopus that he visited daily in the kelp ocean garden where she lived. It was an amazing reminder of a post that I wrote many years ago, which I’ve included in its entirety below.

Before you read it however, I wanted to mention another story that highlights the intelligence of octopuses. One named Inky escaped from a New Zealand aquarium some years ago, and the off-hours break-out involved a multi-leveled plan. This included removing the lid from his tank, scooting down the hall and then entering a small pipe that led him to….the ocean! They tracked his wet trail the next morning. The aquarium staff said that he was a very adventurous and curious octopus, so it was fitting with is personality!

So, without further ado, here is my old article that I wrote:

“The other day I saw this video of an octopus escaping a ship’s deck by squeezing itself through a small hole. The fisherman who had caught it allowed the octopus to leave, and filmed its process of returning to the ocean.

The fisherman claimed that the octopus could ‘sense’ where the ocean is, and make its way back to it through a small hole in the side of the deck, and that’s exactly what happened. The fact that the animal could transform its shape to ooze through the opening didn’t surprise me as much as my husband—after all, they’re known for squeezing into small cracks and crevices in coral and stuff. It was the other video that we clicked on after that surprised me.

That’s when I learned how smart octopi really are. In this video, some scientists were studying their problem-solving and learning abilities, and apparently these cephalopods are a lot more intelligent than their general mucousy blobbiness would lead one to believe.

The scientists designed a box that needed to be opened in a certain way in order to retrieve the food (crab) inside, and the octopus in question would learn to do it and retain that information. Other octopi, not familiar with box, could watch the first one’s actions and learn how to do it themselves. They learn by watching, and can repeat the action.

This all got me thinking: what sort of wisdom is there to take away from the octopus? I love the symbolism in that one’s struggle to make it back to the ocean, and freedom. The persistence, patience, and dedication shown in reaching its goal is my personal take-away. Also the fact that it can plan things, and uses tools. It sounds like my own personal to-do list: Plan things. Use tools to achieve goals. Go toward freedom.

Thank you for your gifts, oh Octopus, Thinker of The Ocean.”

Ocean, filled with wondrous life and beauty

Prayer for Healing!

During a very difficult time in my life, this was my daily prayer. I’m sharing it with you to help with your healing, too!

“Dear God, Universal Energy,

Thank You for all of my many blessings. Please help me be and stay calm, centered, and grounded today. Please help me say and do all the right things at the right times. Please help me conquer my fears and addictions, and instill happiness and inner strength within myself. Please help me realize and utilize my talents and skills to the best of my abilities. And please help me help myself with these things!

In the original definitions and intentions of the words, Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.”

Healing Mother Tree

Fighting with our reflections

Something happened the other day that brought to my attention the importance of really being aware of ways in which we fight, work against, and possibly hurt ourselves through subconscious self-sabotage.

I noticed a bird that was perched at the back of our car, and it was regularly fluttering and pecking at the rear window. I saw this off and on all day, and after looking throughly to make sure it wasn’t distressed about babies or hunting for bugs, figured that the bird was likely upset with its reflection.

This theory was confirmed when googling it, and my husband and I found out that this aggressive behavior is due to the bird defending his territory. Unfortunately, birds who confront and attack their reflections are at risk of exhausting and injuring themselves! So we did what the article recommended, and covered the window with paper. And it worked!

This got me thinking: how often do we risk exhaustion and injury to ourselves by fighting dreams, shadows, and reflections of ourselves within? It’s time to pay particular attention to any feeling of anger turned inward, and remember to be gentle with ourselves. Remember that we are stronger than we know, and that using our energy constructively is the way to go, vs. pecking / picking at our reflections. SELF-LOVE, not self-sabotage!

So, in times in which we are tempted to have negative self-talk, visualize papering your mind over with brown-paper-bag, secure it all with packing tape, in order to keep yourself protected from pecks!

Sending you love and peace, and may you be safe and well–