Tattoo these words on your hearts…
by R. Skotarczyk
… and by the end of this, feel the serenity. Let the love in, let the fears go. Trust.
I trust my abundant creativity.
I trust the strength that opens and blooms in me when I have to face something.
I believe in myself as a man/woman who handles what comes his/her way today.
I have it in me to rise to a challenge.
I am more and more aware of how I hold fear in my body.
I stop storing fear in my body.
Now I relax those holding places.
I open my body to joy and serenity.
I release my body from the clench of fear.
I relax the part of me that holds fear the most (jaw, shoulders, neck, etc.).
I let go of the stress and tension that come from fear.
I let go of fear-based thoughts.
I let go of basing my decisions on fear.
I stop listening to those who want to import their fears into me.
I let go of finding something to fear in everything.
I let go of fear and fearing and of believing that everything is fearsome.
I am more and more aware of my instant reflex fear reactions.
I am aware that I have habituated myself to a certain level of adrenaline.
I forego this stressful excitement and choose sane and serene liveliness.
I let go of my obsessive thoughts about how the worst may happen.
I trust myself always to find an alternative.
I see the humor in my fears.
I see the humor in my exaggerated reactions to unreal dangers.
I find a humorous dimension in every fear.
I find a humorous response for every fear.
I play with the pain of fear.
I smile at my scared ego with tough love.
I am confident in my ability to deal with situations or people that scare me.
I have self-healing powers -and- I seek and find support outside myself.
I have an enormous capacity for re-building, restoring, transcending.
I am more and more sure of my abilities.
I am less and less scared by what happens, by what has happened, by what will happen.
I trust an uncanny timing that I keep noticing within myself: I love how I
awake or change or resolve or complete at just the right moment.
Nothing forces me; nothing stops me.
I let go of any fear I have of nature.
I let go of my fears of natural disasters.
I let go of my fears of sickness, accident, old age, and death.
I cease being afraid of knowing, having or showing my feelings.
I let go of my fear of failure or of success.
I let go of the fear behind my guilt and shame.
I let go of my fear of aloneness or of time on my hands.
I let go of my fear of abandonment.
I let go of my fear of engulfment.
I let go of my fear of closeness.
I let go of my fear of commitment.
I let go of my fear of being betrayed.
I let go of my fear of being cheated or robbed.
I let go of my fear of any person.
I let go of my fear of loving.
I let go of my fear of being loved.
I let go of the fear that I will lose, lose money, lose face, lose freedom,
lose friends, lose family members, lose respect, lose status, lose my job, lose out.
I let go of my fear of having to grieve.
I keep letting go and I keep going on.
I let go of my paranoia.
I give up my phobic rituals.
I let go of my performance fears.
I let go of my sexual fears.
I let go of fears about my adequacy as a parent or child, as a worker, as a partner, or friend.
I let go of the need to be in control.
I acknowledge control as a mask for my fear.
I let go of my need to be right, to be first, to be perfect.
I let go of my belief that I am entitled to be taken care of.
I let go of my fear of the conditions of existence:
I accept that I may sometimes lose;
I accept that things change and end;
I accept that pain is part of human growth;
I accept that things are not always fair;
I accept that people may lie to me, betray me, or not be loyal to me.
I am flexible enough to accept life as it is, forgiving enough to accept it
as it has been.
I drop the need for or belief in a personal exemption from the conditions
of my existence.
I acknowledge my present predicament as a path.
I trust a design in spite of the display.
I let go of more than any fate can take.
I appreciate all the ways that things work out for me.
I appreciate the graces that everywhere surround and enrich my life.
I find the alternatives that always exist behind the apparent dead-end of fear.
I open myself to the flow of life and people and events.
I am grateful for the love that awaits me everywhere.
I feel deeply loved by many people near and far, living and dead.
I feel loved and watched over by a higher power (God, Universe, etc.).
I believe that I have an important destiny, that I am living in accord with it, and that I will survive to fulfill it.
I let myself have the full measure of: the joy I was meant to feel, the joy of living without fear.
I let fear go and let joy in.
I let fear go and let love in.
I let go of fears and enlarge my sympathies.
I am more and more aware of others’ fears, more and more sensitive to
them, more and more compassionate toward them.
I am more and more acceptant of all kinds of people.
I enlarge my circle of love to include every living being: I show my love.
I am more and more courageous as I live my program for dealing with fear:
I let go of control;
I let the chips fall where they may;
I admit my fear;
I feel my fear by letting it pass through me;
I act as if I were free of fear;
I enjoy the humor in my fears;
I expand my compassion toward myself and everyone.
I have pluck and wit.
I let go of being on the defensive.
I protect myself.
I am non-violent.
I am intrepid under fire.
I am a hero: I live through pain and am transformed by it.
I am undaunted by people or circumstances that may threaten me.
I let people’s attempts to menace me fall flat.
I give up running from threats.
I give up shrinking from a fight.
I show grace under pressure.
I stop running; I stop hiding.
More and more of my fear is becoming healthy excitement.
I meet danger face to face.
I stand up to a fight.
I take the bull by the horns.
I run the gauntlet.
I put my head in the lion’s mouth.
I stick to my guns and hold my fire.
An automatic courage arises in me when I face a threat.
I dare to show myself as I am: afraid and courageous.
I hereby release the courage that has lain hidden within me.
I am thankful for the gift of fortitude.
I let go of hesitation and self-doubt.
I am hardy in the face of fear.
I have grit, stamina, and toughness.
I take risks and always act with responsibility and grace.
I let go of the fear of being different.
I let go of the need to meet others’ expectations.
I cease being intimidated by others’ anger.
I let go of my fear of what may happen if people do not like me.
I let go of my fear of false accusations.
I let go of having to do it his/her/their way.
I acknowledge that behind my exaggerated sense of obligation
is a fear of my own freedom.
I let go of my terror about disapproval, ridicule, or rejection.
I dare to stop auditioning for people’s approval.
I dare to give up my act.
I give up all my poses, pretenses, and posturings.
I dare to be myself.
I acknowledge that behind my fear of self-disclosure is a fear of freedom.
I dare to show my hand, to show my inclinations, to show my enthusiasms.
I let my every word, feeling, and deed reveal me as I truly am.
I love being found out, i.e., caught in the act of being my authentic self.
I explore the farthest reaches of my identity.
I dare to live the life that truly reflects my deepest needs and wishes.
I give up the need to correct people’s impressions of me.
I give up being afraid of my own power.
I am irrepressible.
I draw upon ever-renewing sources of lively energy within me.
I am great-hearted and bold-spirited.
I dare to give of myself unconditionally -and-
I dare to be unconditionally committed to maintaining my own boundaries.
I am open to the grace that shows me the difference.
I fling open the gates of my soul.
I set free my love, till now imprisoned by fear.
I set free my joy, till now imprisoned by fear.
I honor and evoke my animal powers, my human powers, my divine
I let true love cast out my fear.
As I let go of my fear, I free the world from fear.
May I and all beings be free of fear and full of love.
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For all that has been: Thanks!
For all that will be: Yes!
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