Let’s face it, we all have fears
I was going to begin this article by listing some fears we all share, however, to elaborate on each and everyone would take a book, not a weekly message. Suffice it to say we have fears from life experiences and pre-life experiences. We have fears self-generated and fears inflicted by others, both unknowingly and deliberately.
When fear comes into our lives, no matter what caused it, we can feel immediately panicked and unable to cope. Fear is a great tool used by others to control us. It also has a very negative and low vibrational frequency.
No matter what the source of the fear there is one solution. You must ultimately stand in your spiritual power and claim your personal energy back. You are a vibrational master. Any vibration can be altered by the introduction of a higher vibration. The higher vibration must be applied consistently because the lower vibration is like a well-worn road.
Without sustained awareness by the driver, the car can drift back into the ruts with ease.
How to start overcoming fears
It all starts with an honest assessment of what the fear is.
Are your problems being faced squarely? Are they being minimized, ignored, justified, or blown up out of proportion? Only you can answer those questions. Once you have identified the problem and the actual source, you need to outline a program of transmutation.
The Serenity Prayer is a great place to start. God grants me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Praying for wisdom, courage, and serenity daily can set your life on a wonderful path. Understand that even though there is a Power Greater Than Yourself granting you divine guidance, you were not made ineffectual and helpless. You have tools and God is guiding you to use them. As you pray for the wisdom you will be guided to action.
You may need to let something go, forgive someone including yourself, read a book you are drawn to, join a group, leave a group, start a new spiritual practice, examine the spiritual practices you now have thoroughly and honestly, or something else.
This is the time to listen to your intuitive self. This is the time to learn from the wise ones that came before you and the wise ones that travel with you. This is the time to realize who you are and what you can do.
Fear can make you feel powerless. You need to remind yourself that you are not. Keep repeating it like a stoic mantra. With the help of God, you can effect change, if not in the circumstance of your life, then certainly in how you view and deal with those circumstances.
Dealing with fear can be a journey to faith and empowerment if that is what you choose.
Some of us are afraid of heights, some of us are afraid of spiders, and some of us are afraid of public speaking. No matter what our fear is, it can be a real hindrance in our lives.
But what if I told you that there are psychological tricks you can use to overcoming fears?
With a little understanding of the psychology of fear and some simple psychological tricks, you can overcome your fears and lead a happier, more fulfilled life.
What is Fear?
Fear is an emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. It is the body’s natural response to danger and is designed to help us stay safe. When we feel fear, our heart rate increases, our breathing becomes shallow, and our muscles tense up. This “fight-or-flight” response is a survival mechanism that has evolved over millions of years.
While fear can be helpful in dangerous situations, it can also be debilitating. Many people suffer from phobias, which are irrational fears of specific objects or situations. For example, some people have a fear of flying (aerophobia), while others have a fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia). Phobias can significantly impact a person’s quality of life by limiting their ability to travel or participate in certain activities.
Tricks to overcoming fears
Now that we understand what fear is and how it works, let’s take a look at some psychological tricks you can use to overcome your fears.
1) Reframe your thoughts
One way to overcome your fears is to reframe your thoughts about the situation you are afraid of. For example, if you are afraid of flying, try to think about it as an adventure instead of a dangerous situation. By changing your perspective, you can change your emotions and reactions.
2) Face your fears gradually
Another way to overcome your fears is to face them gradually. If you are afraid of heights, start by standing on a chair instead of going straight for the top of the Empire State Building. By taking small steps, you will slowly build up your confidence and eventually be able to conquer your fear.
3) Visualize success
Another helpful technique is to visualization success. For example, if you are afraid of public speaking, visualize yourself giving a great speech before you even step on stage. Visualizing yourself succeeding will help increase your confidence and reduce your anxiety. Overcoming fears become much easier if you can convince yourself there’s nothing to worry about.
4) Use positive affirmations
A fourth way to overcome your fears is to use positive affirmations. This involves repeating positive statements about yourself out loud or in your head. For example, if you are afraid of failure, you might say “I am a successful person” or “I am worthy of love and respect” or “I am capable of anything I set my mind to” These affirmations will help increase your self-confidence and reduce your anxiety about the situation you are facing.
5) Seek professional help
If you find that your fears are impacting your quality of life or preventing you from living the life you want to live, seek professional help from a therapist or counselor who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for phobias and other anxiety disorders.
3 Simple and true Psychological Tricks
If you find yourself held back by fear, know that you are not alone. Fear is a natural emotion that we all experience at one point or another in our lives. However, there are ways to overcome your fears so that they do not hold you back from living the life you want to live. In this article, we explored the psychology behind fear and five psychological tricks you can use to overcome it. Give them a try next time you find yourself facing down one of your fears!
In order to understand how to overcome our fears, we first need to understand how fear works. Fear is an emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. When we feel threatened, our bodies go into “fight or flight” mode, which prepares us to either confront the threat or run away from it. This response is controlled by the amygdala, which is the part of the brain responsible for emotional responses.
The problem is that sometimes our amygdala can get things wrong. It can misinterpret a situation as being more dangerous than it actually is, which leads us to experience fear when there is no real threat present. For example, if you’re afraid of heights, your amygdala might interpret being on a high balcony as being in danger, even though there is no real danger present.
Now that we understand how fear works, let’s take a look at some simple psychological tricks that you can use to overcome your fears.
- Reframe your thinking.
This was said before but I think it’s important to stress. One of the best ways to overcome your fears is to reframe your thinking about them. Instead of thinking of your fear as something that is holding you back, think of it as something that makes you unique. For example, if you’re afraid of public speaking, you could reframe your thinking by telling yourself that public speaking is an opportunity to share your unique perspective with the world. By changing the way you think about your fear, you can change the way you feel about it.
- Visualize success
Another helpful trick is to visualize yourself successfully overcoming fears. For example, if you’re afraid of public speaking, visualize yourself giving a great speech without any nerves or anxiety. Studies have shown that visualization can be a powerful tool for overcoming fears because it helps retrain your brain to associate the situation with success instead of failure.
- Expose yourself to your fear gradually.
A third helpful trick is known as “exposure therapy.” This involves gradually exposing yourself to the thing that you’re afraid of until your fear begins to dissipate. For example, if you’re afraid of public speaking, you could start by giving a speech to one person, then two people, and so on. Studies have shown that exposure therapy is an effective treatment for many types of fear.
Overcoming fears is one of the most difficult things we have to do in life. However, it’s important to remember that we are not alone in this struggle. Everyone has fears , and everyone has had to overcome them at some point in their lives. With a little understanding and some simple psychological tricks,you can overcome your fears and lead a happier, more fulfilled life.
I bless you that you should like a fearless and fulfilling life.