It takes energy to move beyond fear. We must go to a level other than the cognitive to alleviate fear and anxiety. A preventative approach is very helpful. By reconditioning our nervous systems through daily meditation or deep relaxation training we develop stronger systems that do not knee jerk into a fear response as easily. This also makes us more keenly aware of when a feeling is beginning and we can release it earlier rather than later when it has had time to build into something too difficult to manage.
Introspection that helps identify old unprocessed material that may be causing your system to be overly sensitive is also useful. In addition, if there are long standing issues in regard to chronic anxiety and fear then a nutritional status check is warranted. Our systems need certain nutrients to function properly. The ability to maintain proper inner balance is made more difficult if the proper nutrients are not available.
Learning skills that work to â‚¬Ëœerase’ the effects of old input and unconscious automatic reactions are also useful. These methods can work â‚¬Ëœon the spot’ to reduce fear and anxiety as well as erasing lifelong patterns. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is one such approach. Emotional Freedom and Healing is another.
Meditation techniques that help you learn how to remain present and open to difficult feelings with no resistance, simply observing them without your normal responses can be very powerful ways of releasing embedded patterns of fear.
Breathwork is another technique that functions well as an on the spot remedy as well as a preventative one. Most people who experience a great deal of fear or anxiety have breathing patterns that are a contributing factor. Sit quiet for a moment and listen to your pattern. After you get a sense for it, breathe consciously. Breathe slowly and deeply. Pull your breath as deep into your abdomen as you can. Hold it for a few seconds and then slowly let it go. Repeating this process for five or ten minutes at a time is an excellent way to bring yourself into the present moment.
Ultimately, developing higher consciousness, an ability to live from a higher level of awareness or the authentic self, is perhaps the best solution to alleviating fear and anxiety. However, it is important to remember that this is a process and not an event. It requires a deep fundamental shift within, a commitment and participation in order to be cultivated and become a way of BEING.
Shift to being present at all times. You will then live in the space where fear does not exist.
Both our recorded programs, 12 Keys for Life and Self Mastery and Feng Shui and Chakras: Inner and Outer Balance, include helpful information about releasing fear, as well as guided exercises to help you learn methods to permanently release fear’s grasp.