If you want to be free of fears and phobias then you have to act “as if” you already are. You must tell yourself that you are cool, calm and collected even if you are in a situation that scares you. Don’t project that you might fail or that people will think you are foolish. Instead, take the risk and feel that you can do whatever anyone else can do.
Use this exercise to put yourself in an alpha state and go to your place of peaceful, personal power. Visualize yourself in the situation that you fear, but see yourself as being calm and successfully able to do what you know you can and want to do. See yourself happy to accomplish your goal. Tell yourself “I’ve done this before. I don’t have to be afraid. I am enjoying this.”
When you have reprogrammed this way you will be free of anxiety in the real situation because you have reinforced the experience as a positive one. Your unconscious mind does not know the difference between events actually experienced in normal waking consciousness and those experienced as strongly felt images, especially those experienced while you are in an alpha state.
The more you build up your self-esteem, the more risks you will be able to take. You deserve happiness. By acting “as if,” you are telling the very cells of your body that you already are.
Monte’s books and tools are available in his Enchanted World Emporium in East Hampton, 8 Main Street. Call 631-324 7695.