One of my kids is learning to drive. He doesn’t like it much, and didn’t drive at all for a while. (That’s okay with me. I don’t push my kids to comply with societal expectations.) Today, he got back on the road. He did fine, but felt scared. And then felt dumb for being scared. And then said something that moved me – “I guess it’s not dumb. I have a right to have fear. I just don’t need to have fear.”
We humans have a right to feel fear, along with all the other emotions. But we don’t need to carry our fears around forever. Recognizing and honoring our fears can help us to release them. That way, they no longer hold us back.
So how do you release a fear? My go-to method is tapping. Here’s a super simple process:
- Gently tap on any of the tapping points (see image below).
- Say “I release my fear of (whatever scares you).” Repeat this as many times as you’d like.
- Stop tapping and take a deep breath.
- Release the breath while letting go of the fear.
- Repeat the process as needed until you feel the fear start to loosen its hold on you.
If you give this a try, let me know how it works for you!
The Tapping Points:
the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
In the balancing act of life, it’s important to maintain your own happiness, to find serenity in the midst of the negativity that often swirls around you.
Seems like it should be fairly easy: listen your heart, be kind to others, and happiness should follow. Simple, right? But no one is an island, and we’re so very impacted by others’ currents. No matter how “up” you tend to be, when someone around you (especially someone you care about) is down, your energetic barometer sinks, too.
What can you do about this? I find that meditation helps. If my happiness takes a hit, I find a place to sit quietly and release the negativity that has entered my field. I focus on my heart, on the loving energy there, and feel its warmth blossom until it fills my energy body. It only takes a few minutes, but never fails to lift me up.
To take it further, you can try EFT tapping to release the negativity from your field. This modality involves gently tapping on meridian endpoints. For more information, see The Tapping Solution. I’ve had wonderful results using this technique.
To take it even further, you can try cutting cords to the person (or group) who brings you down. This doesn’t mean you sever all contact with them; it simply disrupts the flow of unhealthy energy between you. I have a cord cutting process that has helped me a lot; you can find it here.
Remind yourself that, although you care about someone, their negativity is theirs; it’s not up to you to fix them (or their life). Attempting to do so will only frustrate you, as well as interfering with whatever life lesson they are working through. It’s okay to be there for them, if you so choose, but don’t allow their negative energy to weigh you down. Releasing that which doesn’t belong to you can bring a feeling of buoyancy to your field, allowing you to float on a wave of serenity.
Meditation and energy healing have led to a wonderful shift in my life! By learning to tune in to my energy body, I’ve been able to start releasing the old beliefs and patterns that held me back. I’ve been more relaxed and healthier than ever before. I started this site so I can share my joy with you!
You can read my brief description of the energy body here and my thoughts on meditation here. Don’t forget to check out my free guided meditations!
Enjoy your time here, and please feel free to reach out with any questions. You can email Heather@CallunaWellness.com or use my contact form. Have a beautiful day!