Jenny Paisley Corrales, NM, USA
Chapter 15 : How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
I was raised by the statement "If you don't have something nice to say, don't talk". I can see the value in it to a point, yet it allowed me to ignore my uncomfortable feelings which did not help me manage them. The search for good opinions of others was one of my biggest goals when I was younger. I was a brown noser at school, and an over achiever in my carreer, right up to the point of having a financial crisis. After this time, I have been a perfect model of the fear of Prosperity person.
I grew to doubt myself, and I even became creative enough to make unpleasant things happen, as that is what I worried about, so they came true. I even created a health issue. These creative events (I brought them on) changed my life for the better. I learned a new way to look at myself and things I want. It has taken a few years to finally see this, and now I am grateful for the journey.
Worry is a state of mind based on fear, and it has a way of creating what you don't want. Criticism can plant fear in your heart, and destroy initiative. Self criticism can be even more distructive, as it eats away at your personal belief of yourself. Without feeling it on a daily basis (or ignoring it) the chipping away at your self worth can cause one to become mired in Fear of Poverty. This helps the other fears to stay alive and restricts growth. Fear is a state of mind.
The answer is your THOUGHTS, we can control our thoughts and guide them to become positive and helpful to us. Positive thoughts are so powerful, they can effect a cure to disease. Man creates through his Thoughts. We live in a world of over abundance. What stops us is our own lack of definate purpose. To experience poverty is a choice -- choose differently. You must choose the version of you that you want to become.
I am happy to have found this group, and Thank Tuula Rands, and Michael Dlouhy for their personal help with me.
So looking forward to what this year 2017 will bring.