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Release theChains of Fear:Reclaiming YourPower and LifeChris Hazen MolinaHeartfelt Workforce + Lifeforce
Before I begin……• I want to acknowledge each and every one of you who came today to work on the topic of fear.• There are many others out there who didn’t find the courage to even sign up.• They may still be paralyzed by fear. They are still wishing they could be here.• Bravo to YOU for taking this first step!!
What you will be learning today• What are the root causes of fear?• What is the purpose of fear in your human capacity?• Get clear about how fear can affect you in your everyday life.• Discover how you can transmute fear to have a new supportive (not restrictive) role in your life.• Create actionable steps and affirmations to support you and your new relationship with fear.
What are the root causes of fear?• A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.• Fear is an innate emotion that triggers our flight or fight or freeze reactions.• Fear is your perception of an imagined future catastrophe resulting from what you are afraid of doing.• Fear is just an emotion, which begins as a thought and then moves to our physiology as anxiety and panic.
What is the purpose of fear in your human capacity?• For safety and security.• To protect you from danger.• To protect you from others that may harm you.• To protect you from making mistakes.• To align you with the fear of your parents or culture.• To affirm your irrational beliefs or belief system.• To affirm an old message pattern in your conscious or unconscious mind.
Get clear about how fear can affect you in your everyday life.• Loss of your inner power.• Fear and shame can be coupled emotions that align with a trauma memory from your past.• Living consciously or unconsciously in fear can constrict the flow of light to you.• Fear can hold you in a place of safety and live your life being risk adverse, thereby not growing or evolving.• Living a life where you don’t grow or evolve, you don’t live your life to its fullest.• You can live in a self induced box.
Let’s Review your SELF Sheet“A Deep Look at Your Relationship with Fear”
“You gain strength, courage, andconfidence by every experience inwhich you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Are you ready to look fear in the face?If you were talking with your fear, What would you say?
Have a chat with your fear…• Have a conversation with fear. Find a partner for this experiential exercise.• You will have 2 people; a sharer and a neutral observer in your group. And you will have 3 chairs in your group.• You will face the empty chair who will be fear. You will play both roles, you and fear.• Your partner will be a neutral observer, witness and support for you in this process.
Questions for fear…..• What is your role in my life?• What new role could your fear have in your life instead of being a roadblock to your happiness?• What can fear do to support you in your life?
Now, ask yourself this questionand share the answer with yourpartner.What steps can I take, with the courage tomove forward in my life, and with fear in itsnew supportive role?(Your partner can take notes for you)
Find your Freedom! “One day she stopped listening to stories of fear and worry and found the freedom she had always desired.”
Reclaim your Power and your Life• I am safe.• Create a safe and self nurturing space for yourself.• Trust that you are loved and cared for by your higher power.• Accept your new relationship with fear.• Take your steps forward, one at a time.• Acknowledge yourself along you path.• You will find that fear may show up for you in the future, but it’s charge is less and less.• You have the tools to support yourself to move forward in your life.
“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” ~ Pema Chodron
Let’s Review your SELF Sheet“Reclaiming Your Power and Your Life”
Create affirmations to support youand your new relationship withfear.• Sit quietly and connect with your Inner Wisdom.• Write at least 5 affirmations, more if you want, that will support you in moving forward in your life with fear in a new supportive relationship.• Write these affirmations on either the colored post-its, index cards or colored paper.• To encourage you using the creative part of your brain, decorate your affirmation card that will enhance its presence in your life.• Share them with each other!
Take away tips……• Post your affirmations in a place where you can see them every day.• Say them out loud to yourself throughout your day.• Rewrite your action steps as intentions for yourself.• When you feel your fear creeping up on you, say your affirmations to yourself.• If you need to have another private conversation with your fear, do it.• You are awesome and deserve only the best in your life….so GO GET IT!!
"When you come tothe edge of the lightof all that is known,and are about to stepoff into the deepdarkness of theunknown, Faith isknowing one of twothings will happen….
You will step ontosomething that is solidor you will be taught to fly." ~ unknown
In Closing………. Let’s review the Marianne Williamson quote in your packet
Reminders…..• Please complete the evaluation sheet for this workshop and return it to me today.• For anyone who would like some further assistance, you can sign up for a 20 minute Discovery Session.• Enjoy your yummy Baggins lunch and visit with everyone!