(Originally Posted 4/27/15)
I’m taking a course right now on “An End to Anxiety” because most of my life was spent in an anxious state. By the grace of God, I’ve overcome the worst of it. But sometimes, like all humans, it creeps back in from time to time. I wanted to take this course to squelch any residual anxiety for good, as well as be able to teach others to overcome this unnecessary state of being. You aren’t stuck with it. And no, it’s not “normal”. I can promise you this.
During this course, I’ve had many aha moments but I had one in particular I wanted to share.
Here’s a mini back-story.
Ever since I was 7, my body has had physical manifestations of fear and disconnect. I’ve had some fun trips to the hospital from time to time and many years with lots of trips to the doctors digging for answers to many uncomfortable physical symptoms. All of this very scary.
As the brain does, it holds on to these experiences so that it can attempt to keep me safe from this in the future. It likes to prevent this yucky time in my life from ever happening again. Anything remotely close to feeling sick or off, my brain has a signal that tells me I better do something to fix this symptom or this uncomfortable thing so I don’t get really sick or end up in the hospital.
My brain is well meaning but it is very much so based in the past. It isn’t here in the present with me. So it’s up to me to take my power back and begin to see that.
In this course, one thing we talked about was that sometimes our thoughts seem very personal. When you have a lot of thought about something, it begins to feel personal because it is something that is very important to you or you’ve lived it before. There is a lot of energy or attention generated in that area. Seeing it this way kind of helps you see outside of things that seem to really upset you over and over again. If you can look outside of it and notice its a pattern your mind has had for a long time because a lot of attention has been given to those particular thoughts, you can see that your mind is just reliving the past and isn’t seeing the truth that the present moment has to offer. But the truth is always here. It just may be a little hidden.
So my realization…
These last four years of trying to fix what was wrong with me may have just been based on a thought pattern and not the actual truth. My mind was scared. And of course it would be. It innocently was telling me to go to a doctor, or eat a certain way, or take a lot of supplements or go to healers all the time. I do agree that some of that may have been necessary. But now I see that many of the choices I’ve been making about my health came from an old pattern of fear, not the truth. So once I realized this, I’m way more aware of this pattern my mind has and I can see it now. It’s no longer hidden. So I wait to make sure these urges to take care of my physical body are coming from a calm intuitive place and not a place of fear. I’m thankful for this aha moment. This was my miracle. A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love. Ask for yours too. “Show me how to see this differently? Show me peace instead of this? And watch for a new take on an old thought happen miraculously.
If you want to dive deeper into this, I teach workshops on these topics as well as one on one coaching sessions. We can create a plan to help you reconnect to your true self in an affordable way that is best for you. I’ve been there and I want to show you it’s so possible to be happy! Sending hugs today. Jamie
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About the Author
Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master, Meditation Guide and Journalism Major who writes for all types of people who are curious about the principles of peace and happiness. She holds retreats, classes and workshops and has her own private practice as well. Jamie’s teachings consist of deep conversations about how to move beyond the identification we have with the personal mind, take it less seriously and move into our natural state of well being. Here we can spend time in our natural state of flow. She teaches you how to simplify happiness so you can access this natural state that is your birthright. Her purpose is to help you wake up to your True Nature one article at a time. Read on to align with love. She is excited about helping you find relief, feel alive and radiate joy. Get ready to awaken!