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Fear is that little darkroom where negatives develop.  ~ Michael Pritchard

Did you know that scientists have now proven that our thoughts are real? It’s true.

Our thoughts not only do matter…they are matter. Everyday, whether we realize it or not, our thoughts and actions are actively creating the world around us. Having an awareness of this is increasingly important as a means of prevention, because quite simply, fear is fast becoming a silent epidemic. 

Some people are truly struggling, and facing difficult situations. But at a time when we are faced with great uncertainty, economic crisis, constant negativity and bad news, we need to become more proactive and resilient in our efforts to stay positive, grounded and connected to what is good and real, rather than focused on fear.

Let me explain what I mean: If we continue to stay focused on the bad and negative, it not only causes us to be more vulnerable, but collectively it strengthens the real possibility that things will only continue to get worse. Wherever we are putting our thoughts, intentions and actions, individually and collectively, can and will affect the outcome of all of our lives

Your mind alone has more connections and neurons firing than there are stars in the entire Milky Way Galaxy. We are that powerful! And just as the universe is constantly changing outside of us, we are each, within our own minds (an entire universe of it’s own!)  impacting the world around us. That’s why it is so important that we work together to deflect negative forces out there!

So, I am calling for a new diet – a 30-Day Fast from Fear – a program that can help spiritually inoculate you from negativity and darkness. Fear simply breeds more fear and does not produce anything positive or life-affirming. Fear is the enemy but one that we can defeat through our commitment to daily right action.

We are living in perhaps one of the most interesting and powerful times ever in the history of the world. Yes, I know it feels uncomfortable, but we have great power and potential within us and we can and must be resourceful and resilient. 

For the next thirty days I invite you to participate in this 30-Day Fast from Fear Program. It will help you to stay positive, grounded and connected to God. It can’t hurt and it may just help you create a whole new way of living your life.

Follow these steps everyday for thirty days – it’ll take less than ten minutes day!

Pray upon rising:  Thank you for this day and for the rich opportunities this day will bring forward. I pray for your love and light to guide me in all my  endeavors,  that I am safe, that I am protected, that I am free to express my gifts, that I may have work that fulfills me and nourishes my life, personally and financially. I am eternally grateful for all that is and have complete faith and trust that all my needs are met. And so it is. Amen

Shower Meditation- Cleanse Your Fears Away: Start the water in your shower and begin to visualize yourself stepping beneath a warm, healing waterfall. As you step into the water (literally) imagine yourself standing in the most beautiful, serene place on earth, immersed in healing waters. Simply stand and allow the water to run over you, and say the words, “I am cleansed of all negativity and fear, I am free, whole and complete.” Repeat this several times before resuming your shower.

Daily affirmation: Repeat this daily affirmation before you leave your home each day: “I surrender fear and choose to guided by faith in all my actions and choices today.”

Reality Check: Whenever feelings of fear or negativity arise, ask yourself if there is any real or present danger to your well-being. If not, then know that any fear you may be feeling is simply a projection (like a movie), because no real danger exists. Remind yourself that F.E.A.R. means False  Evidence Appearing Real (as written by Unity Founder, Charles Fillmore.)  Write this down on a post-it: “F.E.A.R. means False Evidence Appearing Real.” Place it on your computer at work or somewhere highly visible at home as a constant reminder.

Practice Gratitude Daily: Choose one thing everyday to focus on that you have to be grateful for and keep your attention focused on gratitude for this throughout the day. Today I am grateful for…(fill in the blank.)

Keep a Fear Buster Journal. Write out any fearful, fretful, angry or negative thoughts that may have come up during the day into your journal. Get these thoughts outside of your mind and energetic space at the end of each day. Thoughts do matter! Do not house negative or fearful thoughts inside of you…move them out in healthy ways.

Practice Generosity. Challenge yourself to do one generous thing for someone else everyday. Open a door, carry someone’s groceries, offer to baby-sit for a friend, call your mother and tell her how much she has given you, tell your child how much you appreciate who they are and what they bring to your life, take your dog for a walk. Generosity comes in many forms and is always life-affirming.

Say this blessing every evening before going to sleep: Please bless this night and guide me to a restful sleep filled with dreams that enlighten and show me the way. May I awaken renewed with abounding faith and a grateful heart, ready to receive and celebrate the gift of a new day, your most gracious present. And so it is. Amen.

Peace and Blessings!
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