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Does the thought of figuring out your future send shivers down your spine? Know that you’re not alone. Almost everyone I know, myself included, feels uneasy when questioned about our future.
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
“Planning anything big?”
Sometimes I wish that we could put a permanent ban on these questions, especially at family gatherings. As a spiritual being having a human experience, you have the power to change your perception of the future so that you can embrace the possibilities of the future rather than shudder at the thought of what is to come. And that’s what I want to share today, advice on how to let go of fear and look forward with hope.
The Energetic Vibration of Fear
Before we dive into the specifics about how to deal with fear about the future, it’s important that we first take a look at what fear means and its effects on your life. In our world, everything has a specific energetic frequency. On either side of the spectrum, there is love and fear. Love is the highest vibration of all. It is most aligned with the energy of the Universe or Source. On the other hand, there’s fear which is the lowest vibration of all. Fear is heavy and suffocating whereas love is airy and freeing. To keep it simple, every other emotion can be categorized as either love or fear.
Knowing this, how can you deal with the fear that is instilled deep within your soul regarding the state of your future? You begin raising your consciousness to elevate above the problem. You take notice when a pattern comes up in your life (in this case, fear about the future), then decide whether you wish to continue experiencing this pattern or change your path. Awareness is always the first step into making a big change.
How to Step Out of Fear
As a spiritual guide, the number one thing that is stopped my clients from moving forward is fear.
“What if everything goes horribly wrong?”
“What if this ends up being a mistake?”
“Doing this scares me!”
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry. Take a look at the following 3 ways you can combat fear so that you can positively embrace the future.
The first step to seeing real change in your life is to dive deep into your blockages to see where they stem from. This practice is called shadow work. I actually created an entire video that goes over my 7-step process, I’ll link it here for you to check out. Shadow work is definitely not an overnight process but it will truly awaken you to what needs to be healed and what has been holding you back.
Change Negative What-Ifs to Positive What-Ifs
One of the most powerful effects of fear is the ability to make you question not only your present moment but also your future. When fear has a hold on you in the present moment, it starts to get uncomfortable, slowly the feelings get bigger and bigger until it starts to overtake your future also. You not only start worrying about all of the things that could go wrong now; you also think about what could go wrong in all of the infinite possibilities of the future. This is how fear keeps you in its grasp. It leaves you without any light, keeping you in the dark and dependent on it. To combat this, begin shifting your negative what-ifs into positive what-ifs. What I mean by this is instead of questioning everything that could go wrong, start focusing on everything that could go right.
What if I apply for the job and never hear back from them? -> what if I apply for the job, get an interview, nail it then get my dream job?
What if I make a fool out of myself by asking them out? -> what if they say yes?
What if something goes terribly wrong? -> what if everything works out perfectly?
After you’ve acknowledged your fear by doing shadow work you can productively guide your thoughts in the right direction. This is not to say that you have to act as if the fear never existed and slap positivity on it and everything will be okay. What I am meaning to say is that you can still experience the fear, make room for that to exist then make changes to shift out of that energy.
Use Empowering Affirmations
In addition to shifting your negative what-ifs to positive what-ifs, you can also use affirmations to reprogram your mind to think lovingly. Start by picking one affirmation that you feel most called to, then use it as your intention for the day. Throughout the day repeat your affirmation. It’s a good idea to keep your affirmation written down somewhere that you’ll frequently see. For example, written on a sticky note then placed on your laptop, on a bathroom mirror, or used as the label for an alarm.
It’s important that you don’t just say it once then forget about it. In order to effectively reprogram your mind, you have to consistently refer back to it to see results.
Try these affirmations:
I trust in the Universe’s plan for me.
I release fear with every breath.
I’ve made it through before and I will make it through again.
I am so grateful for my courageous heart for stepping outside my comfort zone.
I am in flow with life.
Dealing with your fear of the future can be intimidating. But know that fear doesn’t have to run the show. You have the power to take over, be in charge of your thoughts, and move forward in your desired direction. Step by step you will begin to once again trust the Universe, as you once did before you came to this earth. From there you will see the future with loving eyes, hopeful of the infinite possibilities waiting for you.
If you are looking for a guide to help you during this journey, I am here to help. The best place to get started is by downloading my free guide called “the 5 Stages of Unlocking Your Higher Purpose.” This no-commitment guide will give you a rundown of what a spiritual awakening looks like and give you actionable advice for your next step. Download here now.