Exercise: Fear-Busting Rehearsal

By Jaden Rose Phoenix, Author of
Beyond Human: Claiming the Power and Magic of Your Limitless Self



When something frightens us, our body is conditioned to respond with a cascade of responses. We refer to this set of responses as "fight or flight." When visualizing, the physical body does not know the difference between a real or imaginary situation, so it responds as if the situation is real. We can use this tendency to shift our reaction to something that usually causes fear. This is a way for us to face our fear prior to the actual event.

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    Imagine the event that causes the fear in as much detail as possible.

    Notice where the emotion of fear arises. Often people notice it in their throat, their gut, their heart, but it can be anywhere.

    Bring the emotion to neutral. How do you bring an emotion to neutral? Choose from many ways:

    Push your awareness through the discomfort;

    Untangle the feeling until it subsides;

    Notice the direction the feeling moves, and run its movement in the opposite direction; or

    Focus on your breathing until it subsides.

    Play with the above until you find what works for you.

    Bring your attention back to imagining the event, and repeat.

    Notice how the fear is different the next time you imagine it. Continue until you have no fearful emotion when imagining it!
   
Maybe this takes you only one time, or ten times, or 100 times. Continue to notice how it is different each time. It has been my experience that as you get used to shifting things in this way, fewer repetitions will be needed.

The above is an excerpt from the book Beyond Human: Claiming the Power and Magic of Your Limitless Self by Jaden Rose Phoenix. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.

Copyright © 2011 Jaden Rose Phoenix, author of Beyond Human: Claiming the Power and Magic of Your Limitless Self


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Author Bio

Jaden Rose Phoenix, author of Beyond Human: Claiming the Power and Magic of Your Limitless Self, internationally-respected master teacher and alchemist, is founder of Alchemy Wisdom, a healing arts center focused on creating life-changing transformation for clients. A student of ancient and modern alchemy and consciousness technologies, her workshops and classes are prized for their simple, down-to-earth approach to exploring and harnessing the potential of consciousness.

For more information please visit http://alchemywisdom.com and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter


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