Anxiety – The Dragon Within
Is Anxiety Making You a Frightened Little Hobbit?
Everywhere I look there are anxious people. I see it on posts on social media, in relationships and on the faces of passing folk. Some may call it out, some may silently get on with it whilst becoming a stranger of a simple smile, but however it manifests, anxiety is a cruel dragon that is running our world.
You cannot hide away from anxiety in your safe little hobbit house and find your treasure!
It is close to me in the shadows. I see it in the panic attack of a close relationship, I hear the low throbbing of it as it seeps into the cracks of my own self-doubt, and I feel its presence at every blind corner. It’s heavy, powerful and sinister. I feel it has a personality, sometimes raging and sometimes cunning, sometimes slow like tar and sometimes hot as fire. Anxiety is a demon of modern living and of our own stubbornness to accept that we have got things very wrong.
Anxiety laughs at our attempts to get rid of it, waiting patiently as we try to ignore it or take something to blot it out of our consciousness. We may think that we have won for a little while, but we soon realise that it has been taking a short nap, like Smaug the dragon, one eye open, lazily watching and waiting.
One thing that a dragon hates, is being faced. You see It relies on avoidance and escape so it can play a game that it knows it can win. It’s not ready for your power – And you have more of that than you are willing to acknowledge. But beware, because sometimes when you face this dragon called anxiety, it sees the weakness in your fear, lack of trust and self-doubt. It knows deep down that you are trying to escape it. No, you need to face it with all your power. You need to look at it without judgement, without desire to be somewhere else, without a need to be free, without the fear that you won’t succeed and without doubt that you are less than it. You are much more than it and it knows.
Back to reality...
OK, let’s get out of the fairy tale come hobbit scenario and get back to the so-called realities of life. What does this all mean and how can it help you to be confident, to trust and to live your life courageously so you can succeed in whatever it is you want to succeed at?
The simple answer is this:
By not trying to be free of anxiety!
Anxiety will always be there waiting so don’t waste effort trying to fight it or escape it. When you are anxious, accept it, feel it, be still with it. Observe everything you feel in your body and every thought that replays what led you to feel anxious and just accept it. By accepting it, you are in a position to observe it and detach from it – it has a harder time to define you that way as you get space between it and yourself.
Another way to be free of anxiety is preparation. I mean if you know the demon dragon is in a particular cave, it’s not wise to go empty handed picking up the gold you find lying around – be sure to be prepared and take your sword of courage and shield of awareness.
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him"
Increasing self-awareness is what Gorgeous Hearts is all about
Gorgeous Hearts combines life coaching with vocal vibration healing to firstly lift the veils of your own awareness and then to bring you into a deeper connection with your body and ultimately your soul. This is where you will find your courage, your power, your wisdom and all the other magical extras that are yours by right as an aware and awakened human being.
For example. We can explore and identify what it is that creates the anxiety. This could be:
Once identified, you can then work on observing and measuring the stages that you go through, from feeling slightly niggled to full blown melt down. With practice you can use a very simple strategy to know immediately when you are out of your centre and to nip anxiety in the bud before the dragon really wakes up.
Transformational Life Coaching
supports you to identify, to explore, to question and to let go or expand depending on your choices.
Vocal Vibration Healing
is all about reconnecting, self-nurturing, expressing in harmony and feeling the body at its deepest so that you can draw from your intuition and innate wisdom.
The thing is you actually have a Gandalf just waiting for your attention and your orders – the great thing is, he doesn’t go missing, never gets taken prisoner or dies – But know this, you need to be the one who calls on those powers, you need to realise that you are worthy and that help is there.
Being able to see your anxiety, know why it is there and how to face it, prepares you and dons you with your armor that consists of your full power. I can assure you that you will end up pitying that shrunken little shadow of a dragon as it coughs up pathetic little clouds of smoke.
“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”
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