Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I had a great long weekend, and the weather held out pretty well. Now I’m back to work.
Anyway, sometimes I can feel a bit antsy, like the whole realm of possibilities is a little too scary, and the unknown can start to freak me out. I’m stuck in a spiral of What-If, and I can’t get out of it. If I wasn’t careful, it’d be pretty easy to fall right smack-dab in the middle of a panic attack, and lord knows I hate those. So my new tactic for dealing with these episodes is to use my creative powers to send a blessing to someone else.
It immediately takes the focus off of me, and sends it outwards. By the act of blessing, my energy takes a beneficial form. I redirect my vibrations from fear to love, and share that love with the universe. Sometimes I pick a particular person or group, or sometimes it’s just to anyone who might need it.
It becomes a lot harder to freak out and lose control if I’m trying to benefit someone else. A panic attack can be a largely selfish act, and so by thinking of others besides myself, I really cut the power the attack has to grow.
These blessings can be as simple as a quick phrase: “I give love freely, knowing it will only ever be used for good,” or as involved as a meditation. I love the feeling that comes over me when I’m trying as hard as I can to connect to the divine energy of the universe. You can’t NOT harness its power, especially when you want to use it for the good. When I connect to source, I feel an infinite calm and potential to heal the world.
Try it sometime, when you’re starting to get angry or panicky. Just say a quick blessing, out loud, to the person who could really need it most in the world. It’s a spectacular way to put your life in perspective, and to share in the love of source.
How do you cope with negative feelings? Have you ever sent someone a blessing?