When we are in denial of our fears, it is toxic to our mental, spiritual and physical health.
When we are stifled by fear, we find ourselves frozen in our inability to take action.

In either case, there is an unreasonable expectation in our culture that everyone should always be happy. This can cause people to hide their real thoughts and emotions, masked in the expected persona. It is uncomfortable to be around people who express their fears…so we may tend to conform in ways that limit our genuine truth.

However, fear can also be incredibly motivational, inspiring us to step outside the limits of our conditioning. Fears can be motivational because in order to let it go, we shift our focus to something that serves us…like love, which is the opposite of fear. Love is a powerful emotion and can enable us to be “in the moment”. Fear is generally in the past or in the future…unless you are running from a bear, of course.

Consider these two ways of thinking about a situation:

Negative thinking:
* What if I’m a failure at my job and I don’t get promoted or get a raise?

Inspired thinking:
* What if I’m successful and my job gives me the opportunity to travel, give to charities and provide for my family in amazing ways?

Intend results that will serve you rather than hold you back.

The Power of Intention

Often people go into an event or circumstance believing the worst may happen. Example: What if they don’t like me? What if I don’t get the job? What if they don’t have anything that I like to eat at that restaurant we’re going to? What if the kids don’t behave? What if my spouse gets in an accident?
Why are we giving focus to the things we don’t want???

There are many people who think of the “Law of Attraction” as metaphysical hype. One doesn’t have to practice the act of mirroring for very long to realize the energy that results from positive intention.

A huge step in the evolution of consciousness is our realization that our thoughts and emotions are our choice. WE decide where our thoughts lead and how long WE stay in emotional states. That can feel like a lot of responsibility and at times people want to reject that because they are used to being able to claim victimhood in their circumstances.

Victimhood makes us powerless to change, and we always have a choice about how we’re going to think and feel. We may not be able to change the circumstances, but we can decide how we’re going to act and react.

We want to be mindful of our feelings. This takes practice. We “catch ourselves” having a feeling that is uncomfortable. What were we thinking that caused us to have this feeling? We can always change our thoughts. We are always in control of what we think. Therefore, we are in control of what we think and feel. We can use intention to focus on the things that we do want, rather than the things we don’t want. If we really believe this, we are not victims. In fact, we are powerful.

No one else has the power to intend for us.
It is up to each of us to transform our own thoughts and feelings.

About the Authors: Matrix Productions is a multi-media company represented by partners Beth Donnelly and Dagny Grant. Co-authors of the internationally Best-Selling Children's book series "Journey of Joy", they share mind, body and spirit connections, teaching mindfulness and I AM principles. Their publication of books, and “Echoes of the Soul” multi-media projects, produce tools that shape the thoughts and hearts of like-minded people. Find them at http://bit.do/MatrixMedia and http://bit.do/FaceBookMatrix!

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