My Year of Facing Fear

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions. I must admit, though, that I have thought of what I want to accomplish in 2013. To my surprise, when I meditated on this question, a quiet yet urgent voice emerged. It told me “face your fears. It is time.” Honestly, I wanted my theme of 2013 to be something like ‘receiving the abidance of the universe’ or learn how to revel in the pleasures of life’. But no, my path to joyousness (which I discussed in my previous post) appears to be lined with confronting fear. Fears have always trailed along me, from infancy onwards. Fears have both lurked in the periphery and in my centre. I have struggled with panic attacks and vague fears throughout long periods in my life. So, it actually makes sense for me to finally turn and look directly at the monsters. I know that in doing so I will release the strictures on my passions and create even more energy with which to create my life. So, here it goes. I will use every day as an opportunity to face a fear, whether tiny or deep. I will endeavour to share my successes, challenges, and insights here on this blog. Perhaps I can help to inspire you in your own relationship with fear. 

How do you relate to fear? Are you a brave warrior heading straight into the heart of it, or do you turn your back in hope that the fearsome monster will disappear? As always, I am eager to hear your feedback. Please send me a comment about this post. 

Use The Momentum of Possibility

As many of you know, I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions. I never understood why you would save your motivation for a particular time of year. Instead, make change now, in whatever way you can. Still, I do feel the New Year’s buzz of excitement at the gym, in emails from my mentors, and with clients. Why resist the opportunity that presents itself at this time of year. I wonder, though, if there can be more success with a different approach to the new year’s penchant for self-improvement. How about visioning on how you would like to feel this year. What are the emotions that you would like to bathe in each day? After some thought, I declared 2013 the year of joyous abundance for me. Every day, I have been visualizing myself as a virtual sponge for all that is good and light and joyful in the universe. I accept all the good and reflect it back into the world. I am not thinking of what I have been eating or how much I weigh, whether I have an ache in my back or feeling tired. I just soak in the joy. Even though it’s only been a few days, I have noticed a change in how I interact with the world and how I feel in my body. I look to have experiences that support this feeling of joy. I make decisions based on the pursuit of the joyful state. My goals naturally flow from maintaining joyousness. It really has been a transformative experience thus far.

So, how do you want to feel in 2013? What are your desired feeling states? How will you pursue them? I would love to know, so please send me a reply to this blog entry.