Updated: May 23
Fear is a natural yet uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable emotion caused by a threat of danger or harm. Since the beginning of time it has been a survival mechanism that kept us safe from a gape of the jaws of a lion or other carnivorous or poisonous species and dangers. To this day we haven't evolved from fear whether real or perceived. There are those who seek a thrill of the adrenalin rush and those who do everything to avoid the slightest discomfort.
Some people fear things that are a fabrication of their mind which never happen and others fear things that have happened in the past, re-living those experiences. Regardless of the reason or the source of fear if we do not move past it, it can be debilitating to our clear thinking and impact every aspect of our well being, health and quality of life.
Fear causes stress response, increased heartbeat; sweating; nausea; upset stomach disrupting a healthy gut biome (your second brain, your intuition); release of adrenalin; acting like a corrosion on the body. We have heard healers and doctors claim that fear and stress cause all kinds of diseases or all of them. Most people don't pay attention to any information or at best take it lightly until they are impacted directly. During this time of global trauma; stress and fear (whether you are afraid of the "virus" or you are afraid of being a subject of forced measures by governments or real impacts already experienced), it has become more relevant to know how to deal with fear than ever. Even those who stay away from "news" or other "trusted sources" are experiencing uncertainty as no-one can predict the outcomes.
Here are 13 ways to embrace to help ease tension; stress; worry; anxiety and fear. The simple things are often more powerful than any complex practices. Try them on, commit for at least a week or 10 days and notice the difference and then stick to what works for you and make it a habit.
Practice Mindfulness. Observe your thoughts and let them go. Do not follow negative thoughts into a dark tunnel of worry and fear to explore all the possible ways of things going wrong in that particular situation that causes you fear. Replace a negative thought with more positive one.
Breathe. Stress and fear affect breathing which decreases the amount of oxygen in your body. Practice deep breathing technique. It will slow your mind and focus your energy on breath alone. (Seven Breaths Technique: Exhale fully; breath in slowly counting to 7; pause the breath for 7 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds; pause for 7 seconds. Repeat this 7 times in a row. You can do this first thing in the morning; before you go to bed and any time you feel uncomfortable due to stress level).
Eat Well. Whole/real foods - plant based diet is known to be healing to the physical body bringing balance and equilibrium to emotions and thoughts. Green leafy vegetables can boost serotonin levels (the happy chemical).
Water. Remember to drink enough water for your body weight. Even this one simple practice can impact you in great ways. Consciously drinking water to detox and hydrate your body will make you more likely to follow through with other conscious ways of tending to your body and overall well being.
Exercise. Benefits of regular exercise are not only for the health of the physical body and weight control; exercise stimulates endorphin production - the feel good neuro-transmitters. If you haven't exercised in a while begin a daily 40 min brisk walk and then increase the level of exercise intensity according to your wants and goals.
Sleep. If your circadian rhythm is interrupted you will be more prone to feeling stress and anxiety. Make sure you get quality sleep. It is more important that your sleep pattern is consistent and that you sleep during optimal nighttime hours instead of staying up late and sleeping in. Essential sleep time is between 12am-4am and you should be well asleep during that time, not preparing yourself to go to bed at midnight or in the early hours of the next day.
Sunshine. Sunshine is another serotonin booster. There is nothing quite like the beautiful energy of warm sun rays. Sun is Life. It brings peace, and helps us connect to our soul, our inner light.
Nature. Nature is the most vital healing prescription. If you take a daily walk into nature, and you connect with the Nature, you will boost your feel-good hormones, balance your thoughts and hence emotions. Nature is the cheapest most available healer and the one most taken for granted. Embrace Mother Earth and she will embrace you and heal you and help you feel better.
Community. Connect with a community of your interest or create one. Staying in communication with other human beings helps you realise that you are not alone in your experiences. Community can hold the space for you as you let go of fears and transform and elevate to higher emotions which will help you birth new ideas and find solutions. When you are in fear and you don't feel good, sometimes an act of kindness towards someone else - helps you feel better. As you shift your attention from your own feelings and thoughts to another - you heal, and this can bring new energy that will shift the vibration you are in.
Essential Oils. Aromatherapy is a practice of inhaling essential oils for healing and overall well being. Different plants and herbs deliver different healing benefits. Clary Sage, Frankincense and Palo Santo are amongst the essential oils beneficial in relieving anxiety, fear, worry, stress, cloudy thoughts, inducing happier, healthier, clearer, more balanced thoughts and feelings. Our Sacred Oil contains those three powerful essential oils as the main part of this organic essential oil blend. The ingredients of Sacred Oil are known to benefit all three levels of wellness: strengthening of mind, body and spirit. These essential oils are used to help production of serotonin; enhancing cognitive process and memory; easing emotional stress, anxiety, depression. For full description and other benefits read more about Sacred Oil.
Crystals. Crystals have been used over millennia as healing tools. They are beautiful in their physical body and even more so in their energy vibration with subtle frequencies that permeate through dense vibrations. Crystals are used to raise vibration and lift one's spirit. Each crystal has a unique energy and healing benefit. Often times the right crystal will find it's way to you without much thought - if you attune to the energy of a crystal you will know which one is right for you. Every week we add new crystals to our Crystal Collections. You can browse through and let the crystal choose you. When you feel that urge of "wow, I feel something" is your indication that this crystal is calling you.
Incense. The healing power of sacred herbs and woods carry through the smoke and scent of incense. Incense raises vibration and feelings - similar to effects of essential oils. As you inhale the aroma carried via smoke, it activates the brain and induces feel-good mood. The smoke itself is like a gentle brush that strokes you and your environment. Sacred Incense clears heavy energy from the life force/aura to bring balance.
Trust. Trust in you, in your higher self and know that everything will be ok. No matter what happens in life you will find a way to deal with it. You will have enough courage and creativity to move forward. Learn to flow in life. We cannot control things that will happen and this lack of control causes fear. Life is an adventure and our job is to make the best of it - not to make it perfect. Trust that everything happens for your higher good and in the long run you will know why you had to go through a certain situation to make you stronger.
Live, Love, Laugh & Trust!
Always in the HeART ♥️
LEMON HOUSE Founder
Pure Energy Healing Academy Instructor
Actor, Writer, Director