Fear… Turning it Positive

The Rabbit

A rabbit came to me the other day and has stuck with me until I would write about him.  I was leaving for work one morning and there he was… sitting under our hauling trailer.  I could feel the fear coming off of him and I instantly started talking to him telling him that he’s ok and that I wouldn’t hurt him.  He seemed to be frozen so I headed up to my car and left.  That night, when I got home, he was in the same exact spot!  LOL  Now I know he had to have moved but it was strange that he was in that same exact spot.  So… when an animal comes into our life like that, that isn’t a normal occurrence we have, well I have to stop and take notice.  What is Rabbit’s Energy trying to tell me.

The first thing that I noticed from this rabbit was the amount of fearful energy he was exuding.  It was coming off him in waves.  So I begin to wonder… am I exuding fear?  Am I afraid of something?  Well… to be honest… yes.  We’re all afraid of something.  Sometimes it’s a crippling fear.  Fear can be about so many different things and sometimes we may not even be aware of it because we’ve had a particular focus in our minds that we’ve just gotten used to it.  So let’s dig a little and see if we can figure out where this fear is coming from.

First of all, let’s pin point our obvious fears.  Some typical fears are of bugs, certain types of animals and certain types of activities like flying for instance.  Now let’s dig a little deeper.  Stop and listen to your mind for a minute.  Sit back and just listen to the thoughts running through your head.  This may take a little bit if you’re not used to paying attention to them.  Sometimes… we say very negative things about ourselves and we don’t even realize we’re doing it.  So let’s work on an example.  You’re at work and about to attend a meeting where you need to pitch an idea that will change procedures for your department as well as a couple of others.  This idea, for some, will instantly put up a red flag because they are afraid of speaking in large groups but let’s sit and think about that for a minute… what kind of thoughts run through your mind.  Do they resemble “No one is going to listen to you so I don’t even know why you’re trying.”  “Who are you to suggest such things?”  “You look terrible so no one will want to even look at you.”  “Why should I have to do this… my boss should be doing it.”  These are very harsh and make me cringe even writing them but it wasn’t too long ago that the thoughts running through my head said those very same things.  These types of thoughts don’t only create fears but they also create strong negative energy that sound us and make us physically ill.  Just look around you sometime and pay attention to people as you pass by.  Do they look sad and as if they are beaten up emotionally?  That’s probably because they have these thoughts constantly going through they heads.  Such a sad thing.  But!  We can change that!  Let’s find out how.

How to battle those negative voices in your head
The more and more we say these negative things to ourselves the more we fear things and situations.  So how do we turn that around?  By paying attention to our negative thoughts and turning them around to make them positive.  Let’s try this out with our examples above.  First example: “No one is going to listen to you so I don’t even know why you’re trying.”  Let’s change this to say… “Everyone will listen to me and like my ideas.”  And physically smile when you say it!  You may get resistance.  I know… sounds strange doesn’t it but we’ve conditioned our minds to think negatively so it will try to stay negative.  Just keep trying and eventually those negatives will turn into positives and I guarantee you it will affect you in ways you never could have imagined.  It turned my whole life around.  Let’s try another example.  “Who are you to suggest such things?”  Some people literally feel they have nothing positive to contribute because they feel they are nobodies.  That is so untrue!  We all have something to contribute in this world.  So… let’s turn that into a positive.  “I am an amazing person who has great ideas that people want to hear.”  Don’t forget to smile.  The more you say it, the more you lift your spirits.  Last example and this one, I believe, is most important.  “You look terrible so no one will want to even look at you.”  This one breaks my heart.  I struggled with this one for a long time and you would not believe how many other people feel this every day.  So let’s turn this one around!  This one requires you to stand in front of a mirror.  I know, it’s hard.  Some of you hate the mirror and barely even look in one but we’re going to do this.  Stand in front of a mirror and say these words out loud… “You are beautiful!”  “You are amazing!”  “You are intelligent!”  “Everyone loves you!”  “I Love You!”  Some of you may begin to cry.  I did.  I got teary eyed typing this out because I remember how hard this was for me.  If you don’t that’s ok too.  If you start crying and you can’t talk… then cry it out and start again.  You see, our society teaches us, and sometimes our families, that if we are not the perfect look then we are ugly and not worthy of anything in life.  This is where our fears stem from.  We need to change that and once we do we will begin to feel worthy and have positive thoughts and then send positive energy out into the world.  That’s what changes the world our own positive energy.  The more we put out there the more everyone feels.

It’s funny how one little rabbit brought all this out.  I had no idea where he would take me writing this today and now that I look back at this post I can’t help but love it.  Thank you Rabbit for making me sit down and send this message out to the world.

Love and Light to you Always!
Carol ~ Mama Owl

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