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Pip Coleman

Author, Reiki Master, Coach

IS FEAR HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE?

This week’s blog is about fear … 
Everyone at one time or another can relate to that feeling of being afraid and not being able to take action. Fear of success. Fear of failure. Fear of people not liking you. Fear of people liking you too much. Fear of rejection. Fear of not being worthy. Fear of flying. Fear of falling.
So, what is fear holding you back from doing? …
Do you want to change your job? Do you want to leave your relationship? Do you want to start your own business? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to study a course at college or university?
All these desires have probably come from a place deep in your heart. You may not have told anyone about them. You may not even have admitted you desire them to yourself.
The question is not … Do you really want to achieve your goals?
Of course, you do!
The question is … What is stopping you?
Why have you not done it already?
Usually we have not done it yet because we have scared ourselves out of taking action.
The word fear can be re-framed as: F.E.A.R = False Evidence Appearing Real …. in other words, you are creating or visualising a scenario in your mind about the future that feels ‘real’ and so you get the same sensations in your body that you would if you were actually in danger right now.
Wow! … seriously … how powerful is your mind!!
Did you know that your body doesn’t know the difference between an imagined or real situation?
I mean … you can literally change the sensations in your body just by THINKING about something scary.
So, what if you THOUGHT about something good or happy or exciting? Well you’d feel better. And from that space I propose that you’d get very different results in your life!
To take action and move towards your goals you need to practise shifting your state. Staying frozen in panic is not a healthy or fun way to live your life. 
My suggestion for this week (or month, if you want to challenge yourself) is to practise changing the sensations in your body with your mind. You only need to stay in the new state for 2-3 minutes to make a significant shift.

  1. Visualise or remember a really happy memory from childhood and feel the sensations of happiness created in your body. eg. best birthday party, first kiss, best holiday.
  2. Visualise an extremely sexy man or woman (known or celebrity) in your mind and notice how your body reacts. eg. Hugh Jackman, Charlie Hunnam, Matt Damon.
  3. Visualise or remember a success you’ve had in your life and notice how that makes you feel. Eg. graduating university, giving birth to your children, travelling the world.

Play for the next 30 days spending more time in these states of happiness, passion and success …
You have the power to shift your focus, improve your mood and achieve your desires … take back your power. You are the master of your mind, not the victim. Let me know how you go. 

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