How to Handle Fear In All the Chaos
Fear is the New Pandemic
In these times of uncertainty, fear is rife. It’s as if our once easy-going community members have grown horns and turned into something we don’t recognize. These are certainly the worst of times for everyone. Yet most people will only get a mild case of COVID-19 and 98% will survive and thrive.
I’ve certainly never experienced a worldwide pandemonium such as this in my lifetime and I hope never to again. But it’s not the COVID-19 I’m talking about. The real pandemic is fear. Fear turns once rational human beings into weapons of unknown destruction, to themselves and others. Fear has been killing people for centuries.
Becoming A Spin-Doctor
You’re probably spending a lot of time at home now and even though you try not to watch the news, it’s difficult to avoid reports which display this fear; its viral on all streams of social media. Even friends and family have succumbed to the frenzy. It seems like it’s the only subject available right now.
So it’s up to you to become the spin-doctor and change the subject. If there are reports of airport closures, notice the ones that are open. If there are hospitals filling, introduce the ones in Wuhan that are being dismantled because they’re no longer needed. When this is the worse thing in the world, point out that pollution has dropped in countries that are no longer flying, such as China and Italy. Fear brings out the worst in people, but crises can bring out the very best in people.
Crises Can Bring Out The Best in People
The schools may be closed but many across the USA are using them as temporary kitchens to feed those in need. There is always an opportunity to shine in times of chaos. Why would you want to? Because it not only helps the people around you to feel better, but it will benefit you. It’s not other’s you need to change, because you can’t. You only need to get on top of your own fear and turn that fear in the direction of freedom.
Your life is never about what happens, it is and will always be about how you handle what happens. And if you find yourself in isolation, then it’s a wonderful time to develop new patterns. Ones that set you up for joy and success. I wrote an article recently on setting up your day so this is a great time to start. Your pattern of life has already been interrupted and it may never be the same again, so now is a great time to take up mindfulness, meditation, nature walks and all those things you put off previously.
The things that are good for your well-being, that cost nothing and help you connect to who you really are. It will uncover that valuable small space amongst the chaos.
Fear will always be a part of life
Fear will always be a part of humanity but we don’t have to let it stay like an old friend. Fear keeps company with uncertainty, isolation, depression, misunderstanding, and hopelessness. It brings out the worst of humanity and when we are in this space, all we can see is more of the same. It feels like it’s never going to end. It’s a little like standing in a deep hole and looking outward. All you’re going to see is more of the same hole.
Freedom is in the same space as love, hopefulness, encouragement, opportunity, inspiration, joy and appreciation. It’s the very best of humanity. When you stand in this space you feel sure and powerful and have much to give yourself, your family and everyone who connects with you. You become a beacon of light and inspiration.
The same situation is going on around you but you see it differently. Whenever there is the worst of times, there is also the best of times. The worst of times is shrouded in darkness and the best of times is presented when you wear the night vision goggles. Your night-vision goggles are the feelings of hope and encouragement. We all have the opportunity to see the glass-half-empty or the glass as half-full. There is no right and wrong, it is our perception that makes it so.
Listening to your Inner Guidance
I remember traveling to see my parents just last year. They live 4 hours away. I was driving with my husband Allan and my 16-year-old son Jamieson. There was only one highway and mostly only one lane, so traffic is unpredictable. Teenagers never like getting up early but I insisted that we leave by 7 am that Friday morning. It was stuck in my head and so I made sure we did, despite Jamieson’s protests. Our trip was enjoyable and on the way back a few days later, we called into a country coffee shop. There on the counter was a local newspaper with the headlines. ‘Bruce Highway closed both ways for 6 hours after tanker crash’. The day it happened was the day we were traveling. It was Friday morning. The time of the accident was about 10 minutes after we had passed through that very location. Had we have left later we would have had a very long wait or we could have even been in the accident.
Learn to Read the Inner Signs
The moral of the story is that you can’t see the bigger picture. You don’t know what it is, so you need to be ready to read the signs. These are the inner signs and you can’t see them when you are standing in the darkness in fear. You need the night-vision goggles of hope and encouragement, to shed some light.
Below, the Mood Mastery Quickstart offers a PDF for you to understand your own inner signs. We call this your Mood Barometer as it’s your inner guidance system. Also included in the PDF is a Mood Map so you can plot your path from fear all the way to freedom.
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Who am I?
I’m Gayle Maree, creator of 6 Dimensions of Healing, author, mother, Past Life Therapist and Spiritual Counselor for over 23 years.
Someone once told me (a well-respected mentor) that people need “experts” to live a life they value… and I didn’t believe them.
I thought everybody could do it on their own because I did. I figured out what didn’t work in my life and then I changed it. Actually, I changed me. And it was a LOT of work!
Not because I was trying to impress those that told me I had a ‘bad attitude’ or I had something to prove to people who thought I was lousy at pretty well everything, but because there were aspects of me that even I didn’t like. I wanted improvements in me and my life.
Change Versus Comfort
It was obvious to me that if I didn’t make changes I could expect more of the same in my life as before. The same things that didn’t work, the same relationships that my parents had.
I wanted more. Mostly, I wanted my kids to be proud of me. Damn it, I wanted to be proud of myself.
So, I set about what would be a continuous, amazing journey.
I’ve been with my Spiritual Soulmate over 30 years now and we still work on the relationship, we work on improving us, because we know that whatever we want, to get it we need to be different to how we were.
And I listen so much more now because I value the wisdom of my non-physical guides who have been with me for as long as I can remember.
Now it’s your turn
This is the same path I used to make the changes that led to a valued and prosperous life. So much more than I ever imagined.
The path is laid out in our book 6 Dimensions of Healing