I’m beginning to see more posts from people who are reaching out to their crowd with offers of help during this trying time. From running necessary errands for their senior and immunocompromised neighbors to offering free online support resources, these folks are funneling their internal energy into an outward-facing mission. But it's difficult to thrive through helping others when you are immobilized by fear.
Know this: Everyone is afraid right now because we are all human. It’s absolutely normal and acceptable to be afraid. Even the strongest among us are deeply concerned about some aspects of this war on Coronavirus.
Love yourself first, no matter who you are or what you’re feeling in the moment. Fear is not a bad thing, it’s what we do with it and that can become destructive.
Also know that you’re not alone.
Remember, fear does not make you weak; it can motivate you to access your greatest strengths and qualities.
You are amazing, no matter what you’re feeling and thinking right now. There is no time better than now to harvest all of that amazingness and make a difference. Whether it’s within yourself, your household, or the communities beyond your front door, even the smallest gesture will make a big difference.
Time for my secret weapon.
You can ease your stress and summon up the strength to reach out to others, even in the smallest way. The Emotional Freedom Techniques is the most efficient, powerful tool I know to do just that. There are many video resources on Facebook and sites like The Tapping Solution to help you release some of your fear.
Tap as often as you can. Below are a few affirmations to say as you tap on the meridian points we use in EFT. Use these affirmations as a boost throughout your day. There is a free tapping chart available on my EFT page.
Tap on any of the points, even if you use only one or two of your favorite points. Remember that if you are out in public use points that are not on your face. Follow these affirmations as a script, choose only a few, and/or create your own—whatever works best for you.
Affirmations and acceptance of yourself.
I feel fearful right now, and I accept myself, fear and all.
Everyone feels the coronavirus fear, fear is human and acceptable.
I forgive myself for not being perfect because I am human.
I am not alone.
I choose [insert here] (hope, love, kindness, joy, peace, strength, etc.).
I also know that at this very moment, I am safe.
At this moment I am safe.
I choose to release some of my fear now. I fill myself with [peace and calm].
I accept [peace and calm] – I feel it in my heart.
I choose to allow [peace, hope, love, well-being] to fill my heart.
Love is abundant in this world.
I give and accept love freely and fully.
I am willing to release some of my fear, along with any other obstacles to peace.
In this moment, I am safe.
I am safe. I am loved. I am grounded.
I release all that does not serve me.
I breathe with ease and inner-calm.
My breath flows deeply and smoothly.
I choose a deep, cleansing breath now. (Breathe deeply)
In this moment, I am filled with peace.
I choose to focus on my blessings. I am grateful.
I am safe. I am loved. I am strong. I am grounded.