How to Snap out of a Fear Bubble for Instant Anxiety Relief
This week I had a day just before the full moon when I was so overwhelmed it was as if I got gobbled up by some giant blob of a Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda monster who woke up before me, captured me on the way to the bathroom, snorted and shoved me inside a fear bubble in my pyjamas.
Ever feel like that?
When everything is feeling way too much and you are convinced if you take another breath, well you’re just going to screw everything up so you may as well just go find some pie, but you can’t because you don’t do that anymore. Pie didn’t work the first time (you have a whole closet of different size jeans that tell you that) and, well even though you remember you meditate every day and have things that you do to help when you get captured, somehow that part of you is so far away and you can sort of remember but not really. Hellooooo you call from the bubble. Can anyone hear me?
Then Chicken Little and the Bag Lady show up and their version of “helping” sucks. Thanks but no thanks.
So what do you do?
Lucky for me my friend Nick Ortner has his Tapping Solution Summit and as soon as I opened my computer I was able to get instant relief as I followed along with a few of the tapping videos. Now I did that because I have had personal experience with this process ( you might know it as the Emotional Freedom Technique) that literally changed my life and may have actually saved it.
Let me tell you what happened last summer.
If you’ve followed me for a while you know Marc and me are avid motorcyclists. I overcame a huge piece of an old story of losing my power when I was 19 around bikers by getting my license a few years ago and becoming a proficient rider. It’s a symbol of spiritual freedom and spiritual fitness for me.
Of course because I am also a complete klutz I had a bad accident and had to start from scratch because now I had PTSD from the accident.
I was ok for a couple year but then last summer we were shooting some sample episodes for a show we wanted to make called Motorcycle Medium and I was unable to get on the bike.
I had such severe panic and I didn’t want anyone to know.
There I was again back at 19 only worse.
My oracle cards were consistently telling me I didn’t know enough that I needed to find someone wiser than me, go get help, you can’t do this alone etc.
Now I have developed my own Invision Process®. Getting on my bird helped a bit but as soon as I got 3 feet away from the garage, it was as if the bird decided to drop me on my head. Hmm.. not helping.
More oracle cards.
Same message go to someone else who knows more.
So I did some other kinds of sessions with various colleagues but to be honest I couldn’t shake it.
We then bought a trike thinking a 3 wheeler would be ok but nope. Oracle cards say go to the wise man.
So I spoke to the president of Hay House about it and he suggested calling Nick Ortner- the Tapping man himself.
Nick was amazing.
We had a session over Skype I kid you not within less than an hour I was completely out of the fear and anxiety and he taught me a quick and easy script to say if I got recaptured by the fear bubble again.
I was 100% clear of the anxiety, I couldn’t even make it come back. I couldn’t find it in my body anywhere, even the memory was just something I could observe with detachment.
Truly Tapping was my miracle.
Motorcycling is a dangerous sport and I knew if I couldn’t kick the fear I would have to hang up my helmet. I would not be fit to ride.
But I am a stubborn and tenacious little crab.
So I got back on the bike and rode for a couple weeks happy, wind in my face, and feeling good and then it happened. A few weeks into riding with no fear, I turned into an unknown road and it started creeping back. That anxiety and tightness in my chest and a panic started welling up inside me, choking me and I knew I was in literal danger.
So I stopped and pulled over, took my helmet off and tapped it away. I probably looked hilarious in my gear tapping on my forehead like a crazy lady. But I didn’t care, I kept at it, and in so doing it was as if angels were going vroom vroom “ it’s ok now”.
It really was.
Fear bubble gone.
And so let me say this.
You may not ride a motorcycle, or suffer from PTSD like I have.
We live in uncertain times, no matter what country you live in a part of you has inherited a second home in the United States of Anxiety where trying to get rid of the real estate is impossible.
But it really isn’t.
So back to last week when I was stuck in my fear bubble my oracle card was the Talisman. A reminder I have this crystalized wisdom. So even though I couldn’t see past the end of my nose, I tapped and tapped and it worked again.
Full moon still made me a tad loony but I could handle it.
So listen to me do your self a big favor.
This week the Tapping Solution Summit is over and they have a big charity push for their foundation where all the sales go to help others. Watch the video. Buy the series. I did and I bought it for a bunch of my friends.
Tapping saved my life.
It works it really does.
Look out for the official launch video of Oracle School – a 3 part free video workshop series coming to your inbox this Wednesday!