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Breaking into Bliss by Jumping into Fear

 By: Dr. Aymee Coget

JumpingFear

The only way out is through. 

Fear is forgetting everything is all right. 

Fear is false evidence appearing real. 

Your comfort zone is a safe place though it may not be the happiest. 

Every day you are confronted with addressing your deepest fears. 

Fear of success

Fear of failure

Fear of commitment

Fear of the truth

Fear of the future

Fear of the unknown

Fear of loss

Fear of scarcity 

Whatever your fear may be, your fear is here. 

Your fear is ever present in your decisions day in and day out. 

To keep you in your comfort zone. 

Your comfort zone has been built for years. Probably decades. 

Your thoughts and beliefs about these topics of fear have probably traversed generations in your family lineage. 

Fear of loss

Fear of success

Fear of commitment

Fear of the truth

Fear of change 

The notion of fear is a stumbling block to your highest states of bliss. 

This fear is keeping you in sedentary paralysis trapping you inside your semi impermeable bubble of life. 

This is subconsciously guiding your every single decision. 

Take this in for a minute. 

Confront yourself. 

What is the fear you have been letting rule your life. 

Fear of success?

Fear of true love?

Fear of other’s judgment? 

What is the fear that holds you back in your life? 

Put a name on it.  

Call it out of the dark of your shadow so you can look at it straight in the eye. 

The eye of your subconscious. 

Ask yourself: Do I want this fear any more?  Do I want to let this fear go so I can move on with my life?  How is this fear serving my highest flourishing? 

Take a moment to wrestle with the truth of this fear. 

Examine it. Where did it come from? Is it even TRUE?! 

When you enlighten your shadow you are shown that you are the one holding yourself back from achieving the highest path of life. 

One in faith.

One in faith in yourself, your path, your inner knowing, your life. 

Fear has been instilled at a rudimentary level in the reptilian part of your brain. 

You live in 2014 where most live without harm in life and can consciously remove any fear you feel ready to release. 

Fear is transformed into faith which enables you to confront your realistic daily decisions in a way where you can achieve ecstatic states of bliss and joy beyond your wildest dreams. 

The only way out is through. 

Jump from the plane.

Commit to your love.

Address the truth.

Embrace success. 

When you can break through fear and embrace your life based on the bedrock of faith is when you can achieve the highest forms of happiness known to humanity. 

Stop dancing around your fear.

Stop making excuses for your fear.

Stop letting your false evidence appearing real run your life. 

You can gain empowerment over your psychology and you can create change in your life with a simple decision. 

Choose faith over fear.

Put your fear in its place. 

See it dissipate in front of your face. 

You are the one who put it in your psychology you can take it out. 

Imagine what your life could look like without fear.

Imagine a lightness of ease and flow in your every step. 

Imagine opportunities flying at you; all wanting you to embrace your life at the highest level.

Imagine your bliss being fueled daily as you grow stronger in building your faith while your fear simply evaporates. 

You have real examples. 

You have real life experiences with fear. 

You have let the external world and the power of your subconscious mind control the experience you make for yourself in life. 

You are making your own experience. 

Make it with faith. 

Make it with bliss as your fundamental essence. 

How can your upward spiral grow from this place? 

The sky is the limit when you walk the path of faith and bliss begets bliss. 

You will never go wrong with positivity. 

RELEASE YOUR FEARS 

EMPOWER YOURSELF 

CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR 

YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE 

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Standing on the Edge

By: Val Cavalheri

StandingEdgeShe stood on the edge of the platform, suited up in her harness and helmet, gripping the rope with sweaty palms and listening to her guide say ‘just let go sit back in the harness, raise your feet and glide to the next platform.’ The problem was she was terrified of heights and yet, here she was 60 feet off the ground, high up in the trees ziplining! How did she agree to do this?” she thought. “There is no shame in going back down the stairs, is there?’ But then again… Before she had time to think about it, she stepped off the platform and let go, feeling her fear turn into exhilaration as she reached the other side. “That was so much fun!” she said to the guide.

“We hear that a lot,” says Joe DeRing former Captain and US Army Ranger, owner of Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower, which operates at Salamander Resort. “People come in telling us they’re tired of being afraid. Ziplining gives them a chance to look at their fear and say ‘I can do this.’ And when they do, we then ask: What other aspects of your life scare you that you want to change?”

If ziplining sounds like a metaphor on life, well… in a way it is. Of course, the Zip Tour can be just a fun and exciting two hours: a little adrenalin and a lot of laughing. But, as Joe sees it, it can also be a life-changer through their one on one Personal Leadership Odyssey or the customized youth, sports, corporate and/or teambuilding programs.

“I’ve experienced great leadership and seen how it saved lives and saw how bad leadership impacted those who didn’t come home,” says Joe of his time in the Afghan and Iraqi War. “I dreamed back then that I wanted to create a business that built leaders.” To those in the corporate world, Joe wants the lesson learned to be, ‘if I can lead myself through adversity and fear, I can be successful in anything. Which, is not very different from what he sees as the benefit of the youth program. “I want the kids to understand that they can lead themselves to success, they can make the right decisions. When they understand that, peer pressure doesn’t matter.”

Joe is a big believer that like anything worth doing in life, it’s all about stepping outside of your comfort zone. He describes it as a three-ringed circle. The ‘Small’ inside, where we all comfortably reside in our day-to-day life. Surrounding that is the ‘Stretch Zone’,’ a place where you’re not entirely comfortable, yet not entirely stressed. Then, there is the Panic Zone. Joe WANTS you to experience near panic and know that you survived, all of which expand both of the inner circles.

So, who is ziplining the 700 ft. of lines at Salamander? Typically, they are 8 to 88 years of age. Families, couples, kids, corporate groups, churches and schools, all find pleasure and benefit getting on top of the platform and just stepping off and into their fear.

For more information and to make a reservation go to: www.salamander resort.com/experiences/zip-tour/

Facing the Mirror

By: Meredith Chiapello

MirrorI have been in the fitness business for what feels like most of my life. I willingly followed behind my mother during her first experience at the local gym as she struggled to lose weight and get in shape. I now own a fitness studio and see first hand how for her, like for so many people I meet daily, the first few weeks of trying something new is exciting and full of motivation, but then something changes. What exactly that change is and why it occurs is uniquely individual but the result is the same, a feeling of failure. When I probe, the conversation turns towards past failures, disappointment in themselves and the fear of failing–yet again.

Fear. We learn it from our parents, from our own experiences and from the world around us. Some of our fears have significant value; yet others can actually limit our lives. Fear is full of powerful energy, and like guilt and shame can overwhelm, overpower and cause paralysis. Even at a very young age, I remember being fearful of meeting new people, of going to new places and struggling to fit in with the kids at school, too afraid to participate in sports and social events. I look back with regret. I missed out on so many experiences and opportunities. Not that it’s gone away. I still live my live with fearful thoughts and I still struggle with feelings of inadequacy, but now I use it as a tool to participate in life, not hide from it, seek motivation from it and not cower to it. Of course, there are many days I still run to my bedroom, shut the door and pull the blankets over my head. But this indulgence comes with a self-imposed rule: I allow myself five minutes tucked away from the world. Not 10 or 7, just 5 minutes. Then I pull myself up and move forward because a life full of fear and regret is no life at all.

Facing fear takes courage… and a lot of it. Probably much more than you ever thought you could find. Courage is like a muscle; it gets stronger the more you use it and the more weight you add to it. In my fitness studio, I work with clients building and strengthening the muscles of the back, chest, arms and legs. We begin with light weights and simple exercises. Over time something amazing happens, both inside and out. The weights we use get heavier, the exercises become more complex, the workouts become more difficult and the ability to endure increases. Failure becomes an increasingly smaller fear and success becomes a closer goal.

Facing fear and the possibility of yet another failure takes faith. I often use the example of a mirror to demonstrate faith to my clients as we begin our training sessions. The mirror only tells you how you see yourself in the present moment, it cannot tell the past or the future. The past is in the past but the future is full of possibilities. These possibilities are within you today and that is exciting.

So go ahead and strengthen your courage muscle. Begin your personal fitness journey by finding an environment and surrounding yourself with professionals and participants that provide consistent support through each stage of your journey. We are all just traveling the rocky road of life with fear, courage and faith; but together we can make it.

Get Your Warrior On, Poem

By: Laura Probert

Warrior

The dreams wait inside my soul

Pounding on the walls in my ears

Every second

Reminding me to live.

Why are you waiting, they ask.

I hear the call

I feel the buzz

I ache with it.

You ache with it warrior.

Fear is just a feeling inside.

Take it out and fuel yourself.

Go. Do. Be. Fly.

Get your warrior on

Ready for battle

Whatever stands in your way

Is an illusion in your mind.

Draw your sword

Make the call

Share the Dream

Jump with two feet.

But, what if? I ask.

Get your warrior on

And JUMP

Even while you are asking.

Do it.

Be it.

Fly.