How to Rise above Fear
On Hearing Bad News
In recent times there have been many attacks of terrorism in the world. The media bring the news into our homes immediately, often accompanied by graphic footage of panic and distress. Our reaction is usually that of outrage, grief, anger, fear. We all consider that we are showing solidarity by reacting in this way. But does it really help anything?
Such world events shake the mass consciousness that we all share. You can very easily tune in to collective fear and panic when you are feeling fearful yourself. Once you are there, how do you feel? Energetically it feels heavy and sticky, it is hard to shake free, you lock into it.
After a major event like that, millions and millions of people tune into this frequency, unfortunately adding to the fear, chaos and anger in the collective field of consciousness. If you are sensitive to such things, you will feel the fear “in the air”, but even if you are not aware of it, it will affect your thought patterns and behaviour.
How do you rise above this?
On hearing bad news, observe your reaction, do not drown into it, stay present and focus on the breath to settle the mind. When you feel calmer, let love fill your heart. If you can stay in the present moment with love and compassion, you stabilise the aftershocks of the event.
If someone walks into the room while you are holding this presence, they will feel calmer, even if they don’t know why. If you are holding fear and anger, you merely help to spread the collective chaos and fear.
We all have to do this now, to become a calming effect, to contribute peace into the world, which urgently needs it.