I just wondered if there's anybody out there, that despite working very hard to follow the Spirit and "let the big mind take care of the little mind", still has periods of panic and fear that become immobilizing? There are so many times - especially in the middle of the night - that everything collapses. I've tried to meditate thru it, but the "chatter" just won't shut down. Some of the things have merit, but others are just stuff that gets blown out of proportion. Following the Intentions and becoming more in tuned with the spiritual has been a tremendous help, but I'm realizing that many of the things that cause the greatest problems in my life could probably be prevented/lessened if I could get thru the fear.
I just wondered if anyone out here has been thru this. This is the first time I've ever posted on the internet.
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I've had those quite a lot lately. Panic till my face turns blue/white or whatever colour the American flag is today! D
What I did was to constantly go blank or play James Brown's famous ditty 'I feel good!' song over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....
Well, you get the picture...It became a minute by minute, second by second healing. Constant simultaneous forgiveness and telling myself to think nothing of it and after a day or two, my 'problem' just disappeared and now I'm back to 'normal'...haha! D
Tell me, what else have you experienced in this panic/fear? I would like to know more mate! Big hugs and support to you at this time. I'll send you some positive light and energy k?
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement, Jellyfarm. I will certainly try your method! (By the way, I think I posted my inquiry in the wrong spot on this website and realized it only after it had gone up - sincere apologies to everybody!)
In answer to your question, my heart races like it would likely jump right out of my chest, accompanied by a feeling of dread. After that, my mind goes on and the chatter starts big time and I become immobilized with fear and can't get my act together and concentrate the next day. I should tell you that at one time it had been much worse. We had gone thru a difficult time and finally made a life change to follow our hearts, but it involved a very lot of stress. And then one day about 3 years ago now I saw the PBS broadcast of Intention. I cried nearly all the way thru it because it was though WD was talking directly to me. Now, it wasn't as though I hadn't prayed before; but it was as he says - a knowing that you're in the right place at the right time, following the purpose you've always believed in and you're not alone, ever. And as a result I've been able to stop most of the anxiety stuff like grinding all my teeth and can now concentrate better during the day. And I can ride down the road and see the Creator in every tree and animal and person I meet and I KNOW that I am the richest person on this planet....
But I sometimes still wake up in the middle of the night and become so overwrought with the things that I should be leaving to the Universe to handle (like paying the bills or getting everything done) that I loose my creativity and concentration and the chatter interrupts my ability to meditate.
Anyway, this is probably more than you were expecting, so thanks for letting me vent.