“How To Fight Fear”- stepping beyond our fears is a topic that, let’s face it, we don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about. Isn’t it much better to get beyond those fears, forgetting about what we think “might” happen? Today’s Self Love Tips turns in the direction of fears, and why fear is not as powerful as it appears.
That’s a great question, what exactly is fear? It’s not really an emotion, for emotion follows our perception as a response. Fear itself comes from the most basic of physical perceptions.
Fear was intended to be an intense shift in our physical conditions. When fear strikes we turn off digestion and a lot of other “non essential” systems in the body, and send a gush of adrenaline to our muscles. With that burst of energy to our muscles we can either fight what we fear or run away.
We’re not always facing something that poses an immediate threat to our safety, but many live in perpetual fear, carrying memories that seem to be more like scars from the past. Those memories can trigger a fear response as well.
Our bodies are responsive, and cannot easily tell the difference between what is memory and what is happening this very second. The adrenaline rushes, the muscles tighten, the knot in the gut appears, and we are in the midst of a fear-based situation. This can happen in a crowded place, or in the quiet of our home when we are by ourselves. It doesn’t matter when or where thought, what matters is that it is happening, and it does not serve us to activate a fear response when there is no immediate danger.
Self Love Tips - How to Fight Fear
- Get Exercise – Adrenaline is meant to be fuel, and we need to get that adrenaline out of our system. On many occasions I’ve finished a business call and immediately headed for the stairs, walking down those stairs and back up again to release that powerful energy charge. I do so with a clear head and a heart-centeredness, not letting emotions like anger or fear spin me into intense feelings and reactions.
- Conquer your Fear through food – No, this does not mean “go stuff a pizza in your mouth”. Increase your minerals. Fear is a stress, and stress burns minerals. Once you’ve depleted your minerals you will have less of what you need to rebalance your body. My simple stress-buster is chicken stock stuffed full of vegetables: onion, cabbage, chinese broccoli, a little bit of carrots, celery, and more. Simmer, and enjoy. Keep the salt low, and you’ll soon learn to love your home-made soup! Juicing is another great way to mineralize your body.
These tips are based solely on dealing with the physical side of what happens to our body when we experience stress and fear. What about the rest? As a soul-level counselor for over 30 years I can assure you that I am well aware of the many levels of consciousness that our fears affect. For today let’s focus on the core level, cellular response and needs. If we want to change we need a firm foundation, and dealing with the physical side of stress and and how to fight fear is the best place to start.
Self Love Tips How To Fight Fear © 2012 Estee Taschereau. About the author: Intuitive Meaning founder and author Estee Taschereau offers Soul Reflective Reading Sessions around the world via phone and skype. Sessions are by appointment.