Jamie Worcester - “feel the fear and do it anyway”
Hello everyone - my name is Jamie Worcester, I am 26 years old and I live in South Wales.
I have been attending spiritual and Reiki healing sessions with Joolz Raven Stewart at Ravens Therapies since the age of 20, and have fallen in love with every aspect of it and what it did for me in terms of how it made me feel.
It was pretty dramatic as there was an immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.
When I was a kid, I always wanted to be some sort of healer, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I wanted to do or what it was that I was searching for. When Jooz told me that I had healing hands and that I should go deeper, explore my gift and become a healer myself it started to make sense and everything began to fall into place as soon as Joolz said those special words - they changed my life…
When I met Emma Heaven and performed Reiki on her, she told me that not only did I have healing hands, but also healing words, which in turn has inspired this feature.
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair.
Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”
This amazing quote sums up the power of words perfectly, and I am going to use my spiritual and Reiki healing combined with the power of words, to help and encourage people to be more positive and live a more fulfilling life. I suppose you could call them ‘Worcester’s Words of Wisdom’!
Every month I will give you an affirmation, which is a short, powerful statement, allowing you to be consciously in control of your thoughts ~ so when you repeat them frequently or think about them, they will enforce positive thinking and begin to shape your reality.
I will help you understand the meaning behind the words and how you can harness the energy of the words in order to start each and every day with positivity and hope.
Worcester’s Words of Wisdom
Worcester’s Words of Wisdom this month are:
Q: What is fear?
A: An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
So what actually happens when you experience fear?
You may experience increased heart rate, faster breathing or shortness of breath, butterflies, sweating and chills and trembling muscles. These symptoms can vary in their degrees from being mild to completely debilitating - but how do you get over them so they don’t impact your daily life?
- What are your fears?
- Why are you so fearful of them?
- Where did your fears come from, and when did they start?
- How do you face them, and learn to conquer or control them?
It’s good to talk it through with someone, such as a spiritual and reiki healer or a hypnotherapist who can help trace back to the origins of when your fears manifested.
You may get a better understanding of why you are afraid, which will in turn help determine how you face them and then you can begin your journey in trying to overcome them.
Worcester’s way to help face and fight your fears:
Take time out to clear your mind as it’s probably about to simultaneously implode and explode with fear and anxiety.
Calm yourself down with some deep breathing, a walk, a luxurious bubble bath, or a cold shower if you’re brave enough! Or maybe a comforting cup of herbal tea or industrial strength ‘builders brew’, some yoga or a guided meditation.
Create your own happy place which you can easily visit if/when fear strikes. This could be a beautiful beach, a summer meadow, your garden amongst the flowers, or even snuggled up in bed. This can all be achieved with the help of our wonderful hypnotherapist Joolz Raven Stewart and her guided meditations.
You need to remember that nobody is perfect and nobody’s life is perfect - that’s an unattainable goal you’re trying to achieve, so stop setting yourself up to fail.
If you're having a bad day don’t forget that tomorrow is a new day…full of hope, and that life is a gift - wake up every day and remember that.
Avoiding your fears only makes them scarier, with you building them up and up in your mind until they completely consume you, or turn you into an irrational, emotional wreck.
Whatever your fears may be, if you face them, you will begin to conquer them. Channel your self-belief and self-determination: feel the fear and do it anyway!
Take it one step at a time.
For example: if you're terrified of our eight-legged friends, we don’t recommend trying to pick them up straight away which may cause you to freeze in terror, breaking the sound barrier with your hysterics and/or pass out!
However, for starters, you can learn to cope with them being in the same room as you without running to the hills and screaming. Don’t hold your breath. Breathing at this point is particularly good. And slow deep breathing is even better, to help ground and calm yourself.
The next step might be to buy a spider catcher and gently pick them up, taking them outside, and returning them to their natural habitat.
And when you have overcome or mastered that step, maybe, in time, you will be able to pick them up; but then again, maybe you won't…however, that too is ok because you are now in a much better position and mindset than you were before.
Remember: take baby steps…it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
You will have felt the fear and learned how to deal with it, experiencing that amazing rush of adrenaline and achievement that you have done something about it... and now it’s time to give yourself a big pat on the back - perhaps even reward yourself with a celebratory treat or a night out!
There are no obstacles which we can’t overcome, especially with a little help, encouragement and knowledge. As we overcome life’s challenges, we grow that little bit more with each and every achievement, and in turn, our confidence grows too. We live in a world where anything and everything is possible - fear is just a state of mind and one you can learn to overcome.
Worcester’s Words of Wisdom
You can get in touch with me via my Facebook Page: Facebook.com/Jamie-Worcester-Spiritual-and-Reiki-Healer
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