Going from Fear to Love
I was listening to Anita Moorjani, author of DYING TO BE ME, yesterday, and she outlined the path to joy in 4 simple steps. Here they are in very easy to understand terms:
- Acceptance: First we have to accept that what is happening is really happening and not judge it with our feelings. Accept what is without judgment for what we are feeling. Feel the feeling and let it go. Saying “Oh no, this bad thing is happening, and I have to get rid of it” is counterproductive. Accept what is with non-judgment about yourself. If you are in a bad relationship or workplace, accept it first. It is what it is – my judgment isn’t helping. Do whatever you need to do – go for a walk in nature, listen to music, etc.
- Peace: Next you get to a place of peace. Acceptance is always followed by a feeling of peace. Once you feel peace about it, practice gratitude for what you do have now and love. You will notice you feel more relaxed and can breathe!
- Gratitude: Take charge of what you focus on: focus on gratitude and what’s good in your life. Consciously notice what is good and honest and true in your own life. Keep a gratitude journal, count your blessings daily, especially at night. Even in a health challenge, you can say “At least I have my family, or at least I can use my legs to walk…”Gratitude shifts your thinking from anger, fear, sadness, into the next step, which is JOY! It elevates your energy when you take your power back.
“If you don’t focus on what you love, the outside world will make you focus on fear or lack.”
- Joy: When you start to feel joy, your intuition will kick in and insights will become obvious, and you will know what to do. Passion will kick in. Even in a horrible state of health, a horrible job, a horrible relationship, acceptance, peace and joy can be yours… You will feel lighter and your energy will shift…that is when the insights about your health show up and when the new job appears, the new love interest shows up… The step by step process is more effective than just trying to move into joy directly.
It is easy to say these things, but just try it….put yourself into a relaxed state – relax your forehead, your eyebrows, your mouth and your jaw. Accept that everything is unfolding as planned and that you are not in control of the world, just yourself. And sit back and enjoy the realization that you can be happy even in the midst of turmoil, anger or grief. It is what it is. In Ho ‘opono they say, ” I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” (you are saying this to yourself, by the way).
Link to her youtube: https://youtu.be/uLBfNcc_qyI