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Overcome Fear of Flying with practical, powerful methods
If you have a fear of flying, you might fear crashing. Or you might have claustrophobia, and fear being “trapped” in the airplane during a long flight. You might fear having a panic attack on the airplane. Whichever type of phobia you have, you can overcome aviophobia. The key to success is to understand what maintains your fear, and learn how to roll it back.
Fear of flying is one of the most common phobias. One of every 6 Americans has a flying phobia and avoids flying altogether due to fear and anxiety. Millions more fly in various degrees of misery, often resorting to the use of alcohol or tranquilizers to “get through” a flight. Yet this is a very treatable problem. If you want to fly in comfort again, you can!
Here are two good ways to solve this problem. One is my workshop for fearful fliers. The other is my Fear of Flying Workbook.
Here are the key issues to understand and resolve in order to overcome a flying phobia.
What Causes a Fear of Flying?
While some people have had flying anxiety all their lives, most have flown for a number of years before becoming afraid. The fact that they used to fly without difficulty often causes them much confusion and regret.
When you're working to overcome a phobia, it doesn't usually help to spend a lot of time trying to figure out “why” you're afraid. The important questions are “what do I feel?” and “how shall I respond to it?”. However, it can be useful to get a little insight into what causes fear of flying.
This understanding may help you put all those “why?” questions aside, and focus on doing the work that will let you overcome aviophobia.
What Do You Fear?
Many people assume that a flying phobia is all about the fear of crashing. However, the majority of fearful fliers aren't concerned about a crash.
They're worried they'll have a panic attack, experience a b claustrophobia on the plane, and lose control of themselves somehow.
Many of these fearful fliers also worry about elevators and other situations in which they feel “trapped”, the back seats of cars.For those who do fear a crash, only some of them actually fear death itself. Many are more obsessed with thoughts and images in which they imagine the terror of imminent death. They continually rehearse in their mind what it would be in the minutes before death.
It will be helpful for you to become clear about exactly what you fear will happen when you fly, because this will shape the work you have to do.
How do People Respond to their Fear?
Many people respond to their fear by not flying. If that were satisfactory to them, that would be the end of the story. But it's usually not. Most people with a flying phobia still want to overcome it. They see that they miss out on a lot in life, and they keep trying to find ways to be unafraid, figuring they'll fly again once they lose their fear.
Fearful fliers who continue to fly despite their fear usually try hard to not feel afraid. They hope that by opposing their fear, they can make it go away. This sounds a reasonable idea, but it usually doesn't work that way. As the Panic Trick suggests, it's the things people do in an effort to overcome the fear that usually maintain and strengthen it.
In general, fearful fliers usually resist the role of passenger and try to feel as though they have more control of the activity than they actually do. This actually strengthens and maintains the fear. It will probably be very useful for you to clarify your role as a passenger, and become more accepting of that role.
A good review of how you respond to your fear of flying is another key step in overcoming flying anxiety.
What Maintains the Fear of Flying?
There are three main factors that maintain the fear. These are the factors that need to be addressed to overcome aviophobia.
People who fear flying typically experience a lot of anticipation and dread in the days, weeks, and even months ahead of a scheduled flight.
The experience a lot of “what if” worry whenever the flight crosses their mind. They picture fiery catastrophes whenever they see a plane above them, or picture themselves “freaking out” during the flight. They constantly think about how to get around, or away from, this problem.All too often, this anticipation causes them to worry, lose sleep, and cancel their plans to fly.
Relieving the negative influence of this anticipation is a key step in overcoming the fear of flying.
The more fear people feel, the more ly they are to stop flying altogether, or fly only when it's practically unavoidable.
Each time they cancel a flight, or decide instead to schedule another driving vacation, they experience some relief from that avoidance.
This avoidance is addictive. They come to feel the avoidance has protected them in some way, and find that they become more and more phobic over time.
Reversing the avoidance, and getting some practice with what you fear, is another key step in overcoming the fear of flying.
Fighting the Fear
People who fear flying and yet manage to continue to fly often find it a baffling problem. I remember a businessman who said to me “I flew 100,000 miles last year. The last mile was scarier than the first. How is practice going to help?”
The key is that that man, and many others, fight against the experience of fear, every mile. Grabbing the armrest. Asking God to have mercy and spare the flight. Self medicating with alcohol. Wearing good luck charms, and so on.
If you fly in a white knuckle manner, struggling against the fear, this is not the kind of practice that will help you. You get where you want to go, that time, but that kind of flying strengthens and maintains your fear.
You need practice working with, rather than against, the fear.
Overcoming this fear doesn't require years of therapy. For the last 20 years, I've offered a short class for fearful fliers in Chicago. It's an excellent way to overcome the fear of flying.
The class takes place during a single weekend, making it practical for people from outside of Illinois to attend. However, if you want information about classes elsewhere in the U.S.
, you'll find a list with the information about my class.
If you're looking for self help books, my Fear of Flying Workbook is a good place to start.
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Have You Tried This Way to Overcome Fear?
Last week we were once again reminded of the dangers in our world. In the aftermath fear has entered in, but most fear we are not sure where we should focus it. ISIS claimed responsibility, but who are they and where are they located. People fear the Syrian refugees flooding into many countries. Christians fear all Muslims as possible suspects.
Fear clouds our thinking because it focuses on problems and extrapolates potential problems that may happen later. Fear steals our hope. Fear attempts to prepare us for the potential problems, but it actually stops us from living.
Fear comes at us in many ways. Just yesterday it tried to enter my life. I share this story to highlight a way to overcome fear.
Getting Around in China Can Be Tricky
Getting around in China can be tricky. When you think of a highly populous nation, traffic can be chaotic. Add to this Chinese traffic rules don’t mirror those that I grew up with in America. The person who has the right of way is not the direction of the traffic as much as who gets there first. If you get your nose in front, you have the right of way.
This somehow works out well in the everyday traffic on the roads. The danger comes from traffic entering from side streets. They will jump out in front of you with the smallest openings giving you very little time to react.
I must admit most of this added pressure on the road is somewhat exciting. There is a lot more energy exerted than the short run to Trader Joe’s back home.One additional obstacle we face is there are more than just cars on the road. There are scooters en masse, bikes, pedestrians, buses, road construction, parked cars in the road, and all of these coming from any direction.
There have been cars completely stopped in the middle lane of the expressway. There have been a herd of cows or goats down main roads. Then there are the grandmas with babies strapped to their backs hopping over barricades to cross the street.
In order to drive in China, you need to be prepared for anything.
Awaiting the Impact
Yesterday I was driving my electric scooter with my two girls piled on. They had a class with some other kids a short drive from our apartment. As we were coming home, my oldest was squished on the floorboard, and my youngest was balanced on my seat in front of me, and I was carrying a load of supplies in a backpack. It wasn’t as loaded as some other bikes, but we were full.
You can probably already tell where I’m going. We were coming down the street when another scooter decided to pull out from a side street and stop in front of us.
If I was alone I may have been able to avoid him with a quick stop or a sudden swerve of the bike. But with my two precious treasure on board, I was limited in my choices.
I did my best to stop but was just a bit too slow and hit the bike that stopped perpendicularly in front of me.
As we fell I tried my best to slow the descent. I quickly got my leg down, but the momentum was more than I could offset. My oldest hit her head hard on the front of the e-bike but pretty much stayed on the floorboard. My youngest however came out head first to the street.
Was Everyone OK?
As we lay on the ground, a crowd immediately was present. People were already suggesting we go to the hospital. Across the street people had their cellphones out to take pictures. But as I laid on the ground, fear crashed in. Was everyone ok?
I reached for Elizabeth who had come out head first. She had a slight scratch on her nose. Rachel said she was fine and started speaking in Chinese to the bystanders.
The guy we hit was immediately on us trying to pull us off the ground. I resisted to make sure that adrenaline was not hiding real injuries. Then Elizabeth’s nose started to bleed.She said it didn’t hurt, but it definitely added to the drama.
We all ended up a little sore, but for the most part safe. But in that moment I was completely control of the situation. In that moment I was depended on fate to guide the destiny of my precious girls.
Here is a Way to Overcome Fear
Fear wanted to set up a place in my heart. How many more circumstances in my life am I completely at the mercy of the actions of others? How much can I really control?
In that moment still on the ground with cars and buses driving by, I took my girls and started to thank God with them for His protection. With blood dripping on the street, we recognized our only true protection was from God. Instead of focusing on potential of more accidents, we recommitted the focus of our thoughts to how God protects us every moment of every day.
Fear tries to get us to focus on the problems or the potential of future problems. In order to break its hold we need to focus on God’s provisions and the steadfast hope we have that He will be there again. The way to overcome fear is to actively thank God. Thanksgiving is our key to overcome.
Next week America will celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s coming at just the right time. We need this reminder of all the things for which we are thankful. Instead of spreading fear, let’s tell of our thanksgiving. You can start on the comments below. I would love to join with you in the news of God’s goodness to you. May this be the start of a season of seeing more of God’s provisions.
Kevin Shorter is the founder of this prayer-coach site and have served for several years in ministry and churches teaching on a variety of Biblical topics. Go to the contact page to request him to speak at your conferences and seminars.
A Prayer for When You’re Overwhelmed by Fear
- Hayley DiMarco
- 2017Nov 14
When I was starting college, I set off for the big city of Portland, Oregon, some four-and-a-half hours from my small hometown. I got a cute little studio apartment in an old 1940s hotel, which was conveniently located two blocks from campus.
Happily, I would walk to school every morning and enjoy my time in the sun, but as soon as the sun was locked up for the night, sadly, so was I.
From my fourth-floor window, I could see the darkness bleeding into the streets and invading the souls of the damned who circled the sidewalk in front of my building. At least that’s how I imagined it.Even if I were completely food and starving to death, I would not leave the building after dark to trek the two blocks to the local grocer. It just didn’t make good safety sense. Remember, the safest risk is the one you don’t take.
Yeah, try walking a mile in my brain and see how you feel in the frightmare that is my life. My deep desire to explore the world and live the dream was overwhelmed by mere darkness—but boy, was it overwhelming.
Two years later, I moved to another apartment that was literally behind the grocery store. I could open up my door and run as quickly as my little legs would carry me, through the parking lot and into the safety of the Safeway.
Isn’t it ironic? It really was called Safeway.
The proximity of this store allowed me to take my first steps of emerging into the darkness. Dracula, when he first realized the moon didn’t burn the sun, I was set free to live after six p.m.
My mind is easily drowned in fear, a fly taking a swim in my lemonade, expecting the drink to be sweet but finding out it is deadly. Even so, I used to rely on my fear to protect me. “Do what it says, and everything will be OK.” In the vein of Dory from Finding Nemo, my chant was, “Just keep fearing. Just keep fearing.”
Fear, though, isn’t a loner. No, fear has a BFF she pals around with, and her name is Worry. In fact, some would say Worry is the one who gets Fear all riled up in the first place, and I can attest to that. Many times in my life, Worry has spoken, and Fear has reacted.
I can say I have successfully worried about thieves, fires, natural disasters, rabid dogs, living alone, dying alone, getting cancer, and being kidnapped, raped, and beaten. I’ve worried about just about everything a girl can worry about and more.
Let’s be honest, though; the only success I had at such an endeavor was giving myself an ulcer.In my search for the cure, I read in a book that my worry was the result of my calling God a liar, and I didn’t that idea. I set about finding out how to trust God rather than doubt Him. To do that, I had to know more about Him.
I assigned myself the task of reading His Word and finding out who this God was whom I should trust. As I read, it all started to make sense. If my mother loved me enough to try so hard to protect me, wouldn’t my God do a much better job? Wouldn’t He, too, want only what was best for me? This idea made a lot of sense, and throughout time it gave me a lot of freedom.
I still have to fight the urge to have my passport always ready and the car full of gas in case I need to make a quick getaway my mom always taught me.
(I know, weird, but safety is no laughing matter!) But I try to remember the true story I read about a mom who left her daughter in the care of Hannah Whitall Smith, who said that all the girl did the entire time the mom was gone was fret and worry about her abandoning her.
“She was too afraid to play, too scared to rest,” said Hannah to the mother. Imagine how grieved the mother was to hear her child doubted her and suffered badly from it.
I don’t want to waste my playtime on worry. I want to enjoy where my Father has put me and trust He hasn’t abandoned me. I want to rest and not fret, to trust and not fear.
A Prayer to Overcome Fear
Lord, You are a good Father. Your love and care is endless. You care more about my wellbeing that even I do, no matter how much I worry over it. And you are all powerful – able to protect me completely and fully from anything that might arise. Lord, I confess I forget these truths. I confess I am prone to believe that I am alone and without any protection.
Lord, I know that this is a lie I tell myself, and it only works me up into worry and fear. I repent of that worry and fear now… ultimately, I know it stems from not trusting in Your goodness toward me. Help me believe and live the truth that you are always close, always protecting me, always watching over every step of my life. Thank you Lord for your great love for me.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
A Short Prayer for When You're Afraid
God, you haven’t given me a spirit of fear. Come and replace my fear with your power and your love so I may have a sound mind to live each day glorifying you. Amen.
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This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.
A Daily Morning Prayer
A Prayer for When You're Overwhelmed by Fear
A Prayer for a Broken Heart
A Prayer for Worry
A Prayer for First Thing in the Morning
A Prayer for When You Don't Know What to Do
Hayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of more than 40 books, including her latest release is A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life (Abingdon Press) and its companion Bible study. As the founder of Hungry Planet, DiMarco speaks regularly for women’s groups and events. Hayley, her pastor husband, Michael, and their daughter live outside Nashville.
To learn more about DiMarco, visit her online home www.HayleyDiMarco.com. She can also be found on (hayley.dimarco) and (@hayleydimarco).
Overcome Fear of Heights
I'd never had a fear of heights until now, but as the crane took me higher, I noticed with increasing alarm the sounds from the ground far below now becoming muted; the crowd distant. Oh no! I began to breathe rapidly and sweat a dressed up pig in a sauna whilst my thoughts raced away quicker than a missed train.
“Why are they taking me higher than everybody else?” (Or so it seemed to me.)
“Is this elastic really going to stop me plummeting to my doom?”
My first ever bungee jump was not above the sea as promised, but over a crowded concrete parking lot. Here I was about to dive head first two hundred feet down into what must surely be oblivion. I was shocked by my own sudden terror.
“On the count of three, dive!” instructed one of the guys in the crane.
But I still wanted conversation over action: “And…and you're certain this thing [the bungee cord] will hold?”
I looked down at the crowd gathered sensation seeking ants around a tasty carcass. Some of those distant dots had sponsored me to take this leap of fate.
I gazed at the large dizzying emptiness between me and the concrete, then decided I'd actually rather die than have to face the shame of coming back down again in the lift after having so publically chickened out. So with a melodramatic internal “Goodbye cruel world,” I let myself drop into space…
How I overcame my own fear of heights
To my surprise, I survived, bouncing back a giant baby toy. But after this, I developed a short-lived fear of heights.
Between that jump and the next, two years later, I learned self-hypnosis and taught myself to relax whatever the height. Because I remember the feeling:
- The freezing sensation that you're stuck and can't move or look up or down.
- The heart thumping in your chest a big band drum kit.
- The feeling that you're about to lose your footing.
- The horrible anticipation that you might have to go up somewhere high.
In the years since, I've also helped many overcome fear of heights in private practice and as demonstrations of phobia cures on hypnosis workshops.
Here's some of what you can do to help overcome a fear of heights.
1) One step at a time, please
There is a technique used by some psychologists called 'flooding'. The idea is that if you confront your fear head on, in one fell swoop, then your fear system will be so overpowered that when you calm down, the fear will be gone.
Way back when, kids who feared water used to be thrown in at the deep end of a pool. I'm not saying this never works, but in my experience of clearing up the psychological mess of people who've survived this 'technique', it can often deepen the trauma if it doesn't work (and it often doesn't).
So I'm suggesting you only do what you're comfortable doing – one step at a time. Practice visiting one level of a building, then eventually the next, and so on, until, bit by bit, you become accustomed to getting higher.
Set small challenges for yourself: “Okay, today I'm just going to walk across that low bridge over the stream and see how that feels…and next week I'll have a look at going up a notch by seeing how it feels to walk halfway up that office block in town…”
2) Lower the fear as you get higher
Fear, terror, and anxiety feel they just 'happen to us'. We don't describe, say, panic as something we 'do', but as something that 'attacks' us. But there are things you can do even when you are up high (or about to be) to quickly calm down and thereby take control.
- Breathe yourself back down to calm: When people are scared, they either forget to breathe (for short periods of time, obviously) or they just breathe quickly in but forget to breathe out. To lower panic, pause your breathing for 5 seconds, then take a big breath in and exhale slowly. Ensure you breathe out for slightly longer than you breathe in, as this will rapidly start to calm you right down.
- Scale the fear in numbers: Because your 'thinking brain' tends to be 'swamped' by the emotional brain when you feel fearful, you can actually diminish the fear by forcing your thinking brain to work – thus diluting the anxiety. The easiest way to do this is through scaling the level of fear.
Think: “If absolute terror is 10 and total calm is 1, where am I right now on that scale?” You might decide you're at an 8. Now, as you start to extend your exhalations, notice how those numbers go down as you feel calmer.
3) Forget the past
Well, don't actually forget the past, but learn to feel relaxed about old high up situations. For months after my first bungee jump, I could 'get the fear back' simply by remembering that time.
If you also find that you can feel fearful just by recalling previous times you were anxious up high, then you'll need to start to feel relaxed when you recall those old fearful times so as to 'unhook' the fearfulness from the memory.
This is often the first step to overcoming fear of heights.When you can do this, the fear very quickly becomes de-conditioned. There is a wonderful treatment called 'The Rewind Technique' which very rapidly and comfortably helps get you feeling totally calm about old scary memories. Which means your brain is clear to relax up high in future without those old triggers working against you any more.
Practice breathing calmly and viewing those old memories from a large distance in your mind to unhook those old associations. Or, ideally, search for someone skilled in using the Rewind Technique in your area.
4) Prepare your mind
It will help to prepare to feel calm and relaxed before you go up someplace high. So:
- Sit or lie down someplace comfortable.
- Close your eyes.
- Start to focus on breathing comfortably, with particular attention to breathing out (which mobilizes your relaxation response).
- Begin to visualize watching yourself on a TV screen looking relaxed, comfortable, and calm in a high place.
- Watch the sequence through to the end, seeing yourself totally calm, even enjoying the experience.
This will help 'set the right program' in your mind ahead of time so that 'spontaneously' feeling calm in the situation becomes much more ly. Click below for a free audio to get a taste of this relaxing exercise.
5) Get perspective
One way to get perspective on this is to regularly remember all the thousands and millions of people who used to be fearful of heights but who no longer are. You too can soon join their ranks.
And for even greater perspective, imagine seeing the Earth from a few thousand miles away and noticing that even the highest places look completely flat from that perspective.
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9 Ways to Overcome Fear and Live with Courage — Purpose Fairy
Overcome fear by realizing that all fear is nothing but a state forgetfulness — forgetting your Truth, forgetting your Worth, forgetting your Power, forgetting your Wisdom, forgetting your Purpose, and forgetting your Source.
Fear has no power of its own. But it can feed with the power we give to it. And today we will learn how to stop giving fear power over us. Today we will discover 9 ways to overcome fear and live with courage.
1. Open yourself up to this idea that fear is nothing but an illusion and that Love is the only thing that’s real
The first step to overcome fear is by realizing that all fear is nothing but a state forgetfulness — forgetting your Truth, forgetting your Worth, forgetting your Power, forgetting your Wisdom, forgetting your Purpose, and forgetting your Source.
A Course in Miracles talks about this so beautifully:
“Nothing and everything cannot coexist. To believe in one is to deny the other. Fear is really nothing and love is everything. Whenever light enters darkness, the darkness is abolished.” ~ A Course in Miracles
As well as the New Testament,
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of self-confidence.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
And John Lennon:
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” ~ John Lennon
“Dwelling on past irritations or hurts perpetuates them and creates a vicious circle that serves to confirm these negative emotions. The circle can be broken by starting now to revise anything that you no longer wish to sustain in your world.” ~ Neville Goddard
Revise anything that you no longer wish to sustain in your world by spending at least 5 minutes each day recreating the scenes of the past. Change what was once dark, painful, and fearful, into something wonderful, healthy, and inspiring. By doing so, your present and future life will be built on the foundation of those newly created healthy memories.
Don’t let your fearful mind bully you into thinking you have to dwell on past hurts and irritations and carry these heavy weights with you wherever you go.
“By revising the past, you rid yourself of any effect it may have on your future. Revision is truly the key, which can be used to unlock the doors that have kept you trapped in a particular state.” ~ Neville Goddard
3. Center yourself, in Yourself
Your body is a lot a house – if the owner of the house goes wandering from place to place – leaving the doors and windows of the house opened, thieves and burglars will effortlessly walk in to take advantage of the situation. And the same happens when you are Not at Home in Your Body.
When you are not being fully grounded, present and engaged in your body, you become an easy target for fear, doubt, anxiety, jealousy, anger, and all the other thieves and mind burglars who are eager to steal your joy, peace, and wellbeing.
“Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don’t interpret. See the light, shapes, colors, textures. Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the space that allows everything to be.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Center yourself, in Yourself.
Treat your body with the love, dignity, and respect it truly deserves. And don’t let your fearful thoughts trick you into thinking you need to go outside yourself to find yourself. Always remember that all that you need is already Within Yourself!
4. Live each day in wonder
Stay open and receptive to the magic and wonder present all around you. Be as a little child – curious, present, thankful, and joyful.
Pay full attention to what’s unfolding in front of you.
Take nothing for granted.
Each day is a gift. Each moment is a new life. Each breath is a blessing.
Acknowledge the beauty that surrounds you – the trees, the clouds, the stars, the flowers, the smells, the colors, the people… Acknowledge all the beauty and magic this world has to offer, and give your loving thanks for all of it.
5. Dwell in thankfulness
I have always loved this quote from the great mystic, Meister Eckhart:
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart
To give thanks to all that life has to offer you, no matter if you perceive it as good, bad, ugly, or beautiful, is to melt all fear from your mind and heart make room in your life for Love.
A fearful mind knows no thankfulness. But a mind filled with love is a mind that knows how powerful gratitude is.
Get into the habit of saying ‘thank you’ to everything and everyone. And know that by doing so, not only will you bring love and peace back into your life, but you will also realize that nothing in this life happens To you, it all happens For you.
6. Time alone in silence
“God’s one and only voice are Silence.” ~ Herman Melville
Each day, seek to spend at least 5 to 10 minutes alone in silence. (If you live in a busy home and you can’t find a quiet space, go to the bathroom. Close the door after you and don’t let anyone disturb until you have reconnected with the Peace and Love that’s present in the silence of your heart and mind.)
“In quietness and trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
Give yourself the gift of silence, and silence will reveal to you the Truth about everything – about Yourself, about Life, about Love, and about fear…
“If you let yourself be blown to and fro, you lose touch with your root. If you let restlessness move you, you lose touch with who you are.” ~ Lao Tzu
7. Fill your Heart with Prayer, and your Soul with Meditation
Fill your Heart with Prayer and your Soul with Meditation. Give your Heart and Soul the nourishment they need to heal your fearful mind and infuse your life with Light and Love.
(To me, prayer isn’t a religious practice, but rather an intimate act of connecting our minds with our Hearts and our Souls with the Life and Love of all things…. While meditation is an act of letting go and surrender so that we can hear our inner guidance and the answer to our prayers…)
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard
Always remember that to surrender is not to give your power away, but to take back the Power you once gave away; to surrender is to no longer allow your fearful mind, and insecure ego to decide what’s ‘good’ for you.
Surrender your life constantly to the Higher part of you – surrender to your Soul, surrender to your Truth, surrender to your Light, surrender to your Inner God.
“All real pleasure comes from doing God’s Will. (And God is within yourself. Always remember that – Within yourself, NOT, Outside yourself.) This is because not doing it is a denial of Self.” ~ A Course in Miracles
Fear tells us we are small, unworthy, and insignificant;
Fear tells us we will fail;
Fear tells us we are all alone;
Fear tells us nobody will listen to us;
Fear tells us to hide;
Fear tells us we are nothing…
But that’s just fear.
—And Love Heals—
Love Knows we are love, loved, and loving;
Love Knows we are guided;
Love Knows we are never alone;
Love Knows we are worthy and enough;
Love Knows we are beautiful;
Love Knows we are Powerful beyond measure;
Love Knows we are Wise, Brave, and Courageous…
Love Knows, and fear thinks… Fear lies, and Love Heals.
Overcome fear with Love
Love your darkness into the light.
Love your enemies into friendships.
Love your wounds into wisdom.
Love your past into healing.
Love your sickness into health.
Love all fear into Love.
Love it all… because there is no greater power than Love…
Open yourself up to this idea that fear is nothing but an illusion. And that Love is the only thing that’s real. And let your Love show you how to overcome fear.