If you are hearing
the debates about our economy, you are probably stressed, confused, angry
and afraid. Fear creates an impulse to act defensively that can lead to
fear-based decisions, which in turn create and attract more fear. Panic
leads to decisions that can betray your values and prompt you to act
irrationally. To empower you to deal with fear from a place of power, I have
created this series entitled Fear, Recession and
the Law of Attraction.
This fourth article in a
series of four articles, helps you reclaim your power and peace of mind
through balanced actions. At the bottom of this article. there's a menu of
the Article Series.
At a time of
financial crisis, it is normal to be afraid, specially when we are dealing
with our survival and our family's survival. This leads to us acting from
fear. As a result, we may suffer from:
High levels of
stress, hypertension, heart attacks, anxiety attacks
inability to concentrate, resistance to do our work
High levels of
fear and toxic anger, frustration, shame, resentment and other pent-up
Revival of our
Inner Enemies, crowding our psyche with the terrifying
thought-threads and feelings based on our learned false beliefs connected
to money, survival, the world as hostile and other negative scenarios
old, inherited scripts about money, deprivation and poverty
powerlessness that lead to depression
that does not allow us to see the big picture, to understand what is
really going on, or to see how we are being used.
reactions that betray our values.
reactions that are not beneficial to us.
to cut our creative, spiritual and quality of life features to stick to
the bare-basics, impoverishing our life even more and cutting down the
sources of peace, support and self-empowerment.
ourselves obsessively to the "Bad News Media" until we are over-saturated
with bad news, creating more stress and fear.
If you are going
through any of this, here are some simple tips. You will find useful
practices and resources below.
the current climate is created by fear more than by facts, and how
this fear is plugging into your own fear. Detach from that fear. Refuse to
be dragged into that fear.
Use your fear
from a place of power. Instead of reacting, seeking someone to guide
you in our leaderless government, or sinking into depression (emotional, I
mean) ~use your fear to address the depths of our social, cultural,
ecological, spiritual and personal crisis. Seek to understand not only
your personal survival but our planetary picture. You will become a more
powerful, wise and compassionate being and this will help you make good
decisions and not be a victim to fear. To this end, I include some
insightful and challenging websites and analysts in the
of this series.
of what news and debates you watch on TV and read about and seek the truth
relentlessly. Seek balanced views by reading alternative analysis
from alternative media. There are lots of media resources in the
internet. Media from other countries can often give you leverage in
understanding what our media is either hidden or misrepresenting.
Part of the problem in trying to inform yourself, is that you give too
much authority to the media and the politicians. Let's examine this for a
Remember that the media is owned by corporations, and they have vested
interests. Don't buy into the media objectivity myth. That makes your
powerless in front of whatever news they choose to broadcast in whatever
tone they select. The media wants top ratings. Haven't you noticed how
negative news, scandals and other sensationalist stories are featured
repeatedly? They are manipulating your fear to get you hook. Detach from
fear and seek other media without such tepid agendas.
As for politicians, they are also prone to manipulate fear to get votes
and to blame each other for the problems while obstructing any solution.
They are part of the problem. Seek serious leaders, intellectuals and
non-partisan experts that can bring level-headed knowledge to the table.
experts and analysts that focus on problem-solving. When you seek to
focus on the solution, the problem usually starves until it disappears
either by your solution or by your lack of feeding it attention. In the
Resources article, I include some events by experts.
Add a large
dosage of humor. Laughter does wonders to dispel fear and put things
in perspective. Below you will find some intelligent humor on this
lots of off-news time. The truth is that both, politicians and the
media thrive on crisis, bad news and intense negative passions. It's
better to choose when and where you will be informed and stay away from
the endless barrage of fear-mongering press. While you do not want to be
alienated, the media and the politicians use our attachment to negativity,
fear and curiosity to keep us on a loop. This creates high levels of
negativity and stress in your being.
the present communications with creative, positive, spiritual and
uplifting activities, news and readings. In the
I include books as well
as sites and events to help you uplift your vibrations to stay strong.
People tend to cut back
on self-cultivation, creative activities and other quality of life support
to "save" during hard times. This is a mistake for two reasons. If you
begin to think and feel "poor" --that is what your will attract. In
addition, creativity is your lifeline in moments like this. Preserve the
quality of your life, feed your joy and sustain at least two creative
activities per month. Dance, sing, paint, take martial arts or whatever it
is that you like. In fact, beginning a creative course right now
will probably help you stay healthy and prosperous during these times. And
don't forget to feed your mind positive reading! Creativity is the antidote to depression (both
financial and emotional) and to war.
your mind. Do not allow this fear to bring chaos to your thoughts by
taking over your mind and time. Assign yourself a specific time to think,
strategize, research and address the problems caused by this financial
crisis. Make a specific appointment to do so and create a positive,
peaceful environment for the task. Call on your spiritual allies, seek God
and from that place of faith and peace, address the issue. Refuse to worry
or engage in chaotic, overwhelming, negative thinking, and refuse to
consider the problem at any other than the scheduled time.
Make a shift
of perception. Remember that perception creates your world. Right now,
it is the perception of recession that is worsening the recession, as
everyone panics and starts taking negative, desperate measures. Here's
food for thought.
Obstacles are often arrows pointing to the right direction.
As long as you are seeing only the negative aspects of a problem, you
cannot see the potential solution or the inherent opportunity.
In the I-Ching,
the meaning for "Emergency" is the same as for "Emergence." See this
crisis as an opportunity.
yourself with positive stories and news and with the presence
of positive people who are thriving right now. Below you will find
some ways to do this. In my radio shows I have been interviewing people
who are thriving right now. The other day I was interviewing Denise Coates, the
Law of Attraction coach who used her knowledge of the Law of Attraction
to get a great publishing deal from a top publisher. Hearing stuff like
that gives us a
perspective that it's not the end of the world, as the media and
politicians want to make us believe. Denise Coates' book, "Feel it
Real!" is one of the books I suggest in the
the law of attraction from a place of positive emotional vibration. Do
not allow negativity to bring your vibrational frequency down. You create
prosperity with your power of manifestation. I have included two tools at
the bottom of this article that you can use to sustain your Attraction
Power. One is Denise Coates' Feel it Real!
A great book I am now re-reading. And my own
"Catch the Dream Express"- a ride to manifesting your dream.
If you are feeling
fear and anxiety at this moment, below you will find some easy practices to
return to center and act from your core strength, as well as some useful
resources from our partners, including some good old Laughing Medicine.
Light and Love,
The Dream Alchemist
PD: In Article
2, Release Fear During Recession, I help you spot and
transform the Fear Reflex. In
Article 3, I help you to Vibrate at Healthy Wealth. In
Article 4, I guide you on how to Reclaim your Power
and Peace Through 11 Acts of Power. Below each article, there are
practices, alternative news and analysis, resources and events to help you
address this financial crisis from a place of peace and power.