” A happy man is too satisfied with the present to think too much about the future.” ~Albert Einstein
We all get anxious. It is part of the human condition. We all get worried and stressed and let the anxiety take us for a, sometimes crippling, ride. We’ve all been there. It is natural to feel anxious at times. Especially when we are waiting to see if we made the right decision. Or if we are waiting for the result of a long held dream. Or if we are worried the money won’t show up in time. It is normal.
There are things we can do to help ease our anxiety. We can take steps to calm ourselves and reassure ourselves. Sometimes our homes, our jobs, our dreams are on the line. How could we not feel anxious? Virtually impossible. It is how we are physically programmed.
So, how can we stop it from being debilitating, from taking over our lives with an endless tape loop of negativity and worry racing through our mind? We need to recognize it first of all. We need to recognize it as early as we can before it becomes an obsessive storm of worry and fear. Fear can be overwhelming if we let it get that far. Recognize it before your ego takes you on the ride called “Worst Case Scenario.” Nobody wants to go on that ride, imagining the most awful things that could happen. Remember that most of the time those worst case scenarios never show up. Only in your ego driven mind. Don’t send them an invitation!
When you start to feel anxious remind yourself that the universe is working in your best interest, then take three deep, clearing breaths. As you breath in deeply through your nose think of love, as you breath out slowly through your mouth think of peace. Do this three times at least. If it feels right continue for a minute or two. Feel love and peace.
The night time is usually the worst time for worries. Anxiety rears its ugy head the most just as our minds are trying to quiet for sleep. The ego does not like a quiet mind. It fears it will be replaced by peace, that you will forget it in your dreams. The subconscious mind is awake as you sleep and the ego doesn’t want it filled with happy thoughts, it wants you to worry and stress and in doing so program your subconscious to fear. Realizing this, tell yourself that there is nothing you can do about the issue at that moment and that things will look better in the morning. Realize that your day ahead will be better. The universe is working to put all your plans into place as you sleep. Visualize your desired outcome. Imagine how you feel if all your dreams are realized. Work on these images and feelings. Let the negative thoughts float by and ignore them. See your desired outcome. This gives your subconscious mind positive images on which to work during the night. It will hasten the manifestation of desires and lessen your anxiety.
The ego always attacks when we are are closest to our goal. It tries to put negativity into our head, changing our energy, and tries to get us to give up and let go of our goals. It tells us it won’t work, that we’ll never be good enough, that the universe won’t supply us with what we need. These are the lies of the ego trying to get you to live an ordinary life. If we go ahead with our soul driven pursuits we will always have the universe conspiring for us. So when you are feeling hopeless and think that nothing is working, remember that the ego attacks hardest when we are closest to realizing the things we need and desire. So if you are feeling overly anxious, it’s a good sign that you are close to victory.
Another way to deal with anxiety is to do something physical. Take a walk in the woods, do some yoga, ride a bicycle, go for a swim, anything that gets your muscles going and your body moving. The stressful energy of anxiety needs to be released from your body. Stretching is really good for that. Yoga is good for that. Nature is also an excellent way to release stress, so spend time in nature.
A regular meditation practice is one of your most powerful tools in ridding your life of anxiety. Meditation is a way to bring the mind into Source and the more you meditate the longer you stay in Source, until at a certain point you live your life in full presence without stress or anxiety. You can’t beat that! If you want to live a life free of stress and anxiety, practice meditation daily.
Sometimes using visualization will help us calm down and deal with the anxiety. When you feel anxious, close your eyes. Imagine that you are furiously paddling a boat up river, against the current. It is hard paddling and you are frustrated, anxious that you won’t make it. Stop paddling. Let the boat be turned around by the current and take you with the flow. At first the water will still be rushing, but then it will become placid. Look at all the beautful scenery you have been missing while furiously trying to stop the flow. It’s amazing, a miracle of natural beauty. You are floating serenely down a river, the sun is warming you, the skies are clear. You hear the birds singing and see dragon flies skimming over the surface of the water. Life is peaceful.
Your life is like that river. If you are constantly fighting the current situation (pun intended) then you are wasting your energy. You are giving energy to the negative. Aceept it. Read Good Luck, Bad Luck again. Believe the universe is conspiring for you. You are closer than you think.
You are a human and so you will have anxiety, but, you are so much more than a human. You are the energy of the universe and you know that your power is far stronger than the ego. Listen to the inner voice telling you that there is light coming and that you will be alright. Listen to the voice of your inner light. Listen to the voice of your enthusiasm and your knowledge that with the power of the universe, the power you hold, you can transform your life. You are infinite abundance.
Encourage others on their journeys. Support the dreams of others. We are all connected and when you support the dreams of others you support your own vision. Let go of anxiety and take hold of your power.
Some powerful affirmations:
- As I sleep the universe continues to work on realizing my dreams.
- I recognize when the ego tries to instill fear in me and I listen to my enthusiasm.
- I have the power of the universe working for me.
- I live a life of wonder and miracles.
- I take time to enjoy my life knowing that it is not a struggle but a miracle.
- I allow myself to feel anxiety knowing that it is natural and knowing that it is not the truth.
- I am ready to accept my perfect life.
Imagine yourself with friends and family celebrating your victory.
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