This week was yet another amazing journey of learning. I attended a workshop on fear releasing and once again learnt so much.
One of the amazing techniques we used made me think of an hourglass.
First you had to identify what your fear is – i.e. for me I started from the premise of not standing fully in my own power – so I assumed there was some definite fear attached here.
First Part of the Hourglass (I imagined the top of the hourglass):
Start writing as much as you can about how this makes you feel, write whatever come up for you and keep writing and writing. For me this really opened up a lot of childhood things and fears that was lurking there for a very long time. So I just kept on writing and writing. Write pages if you need to, it is amazing what you come up with.
Second Part of the Hourglass (I imagined the middle of the hourglass):
Reduce the above to a paragraph. So try and summarise what you had written for all those pages into one paragraph – this is about 10 lines.
Third Part of the Hourglass (I imagined this just above the middle of the hourglass):
Reduce the paragraph to a sentence.
Fourth Part of the Hourglass (I imagined this right above the middle of the hourglass):
Reduce the sentence to just one word. So this for me boiled down to ‘Self Worth’.
Now for the next part of the Hourglass you have to take this negative fear and turn it into a positive. Find a new word and make that your new word.
First Part of the Hourglass (I imagined this right below the middle of the hourglass):
Write down your new word – for me this was ‘Authentic Self’ – my initial issue was one of standing in my power – and for me it boiled down to really living my life as my authentic self as this will also help me with my self worth as I see my authentic self as being powerful and living in integrity!
Second Part of the Hourglass (I imagined this just below the middle of the hourglass):
So start writing your new life – write a sentence about in my case how it will feel to live as my ‘Authentic Self’.
Third Part of the Hourglass (I imagined this as the middle of the bottom of the hourglass):
Now write a paragraph about your new life.
Fourth Part of the Hourglass (I imagined this as the bottom of the bottom of the hourglass):
Go into detail about how awesome this new life and living it will be. Lots of detail and keep on writing and writing.
This was such an amazing experience, and I could totally feel myself changing my attitude and letting go of the fear.
We also created a decree (something more powerful than a daily affirmation) – mine was ‘I AM my most authentic powerful self’ – to be said 3 times daily and ended off with SO BE IT!
So here is to me embracing this new journey, standing in my power and living as my most authentic self!
Lots of love