Working Through Fear – Using Breath and Awareness

  1. Guided Connections to bring us back to Inner Peace with Joy Truscott (click picture for link)

    Guided Connections to bring us back to Inner Peace with Joy Truscott (click picture for link)

    Breathe deeply in and out 3 times deeply. Allow your exhale to be slightly longer and softer than your inhale.

  2. Feel into your body and notice any part where you feel tightness, constriction, blockages, numbness, pain or fear.
  3. Bring your loving awareness to this part of your body or place inside of you, and slowly breathe there. Make contact with the pain or fear, and welcome it
  4. On your next breath imagine the arms of the Divine deeply embracing you. Feel the holding, feel the breath of God on your skin and hear the whispering of comfort in your ear
  5. Allow yourself to be soothed; allow any fear or pain to be transmuted by the embrace of the Divine
  6. On your next in breath, begin to notice the softening of any blockages or tightness, and bring the energy of love – the embrace of the divine – to that area. Know that it’s reminding you that you are not alone; you are always held; and you are One with everything.

Just Remember This:

  1. Breathe into fear (or pain)
  2. Breathe out love
  3. Breathe into love
  4. Breathe out fear (or pain)

Joy Truscott

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Starting again

Sometimes life seems to hit from an angle we do not expect and it might seem like the end of the world.  Stepping back for a moment will help to calm the emotional mind sufficiently to see the bigger picture.  It sounds so easy!  But it is not!  The emotional “hi-jack” we experience in trauma or anxiety is sometimes overwhelming.  You are not alone in this.

Our clever brains began developing because of the fear response.  The surges of stress hormones activated higher thinking so that we could learn to defend ourselves, fight back run away, or even, play dead.  Now we have the luxury of a brain that is far more developed than our ancient ancestors but the fear response and the body’s automatic response to any stress signal is still so primitive.   The fear that spurred our brains to develop is now our worst enemy.  We have become so very clever at defending ourselves, building and creating weapons of destruction and more subtle reactions like withdrawing from relationships and our lives in deep, dark holes of depression.

What to do?

The first step is to recognise that you are not alone.

Be kind to yourself and then you will be able to be kind to others.

Learn about yourself – self awareness is key.

Expand your emotional intelligent responses.

Practice Gratitude in everything.

Give and Receive with equal balance.

Know that you are Loved by Divineness.

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