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Create a Worry Box and Ease Anxiety

By: Gloria Marie

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Creating a worry box and ease anxiety and fear. Fear and worry can both be forms of prayer, but, not the type of prayer you want to draw your energy too. Sometimes we can get caught in the spiral of fear and before we know it our fear encompasses many aspects of our lives. That is why I like to have several tools to deal with fear and creating a worry box is one of my favorites.

Normally, I try to nip fear in the bud. I have had many hurdles the past several years and it has taught me to overcome and deal with fear. If we do not deal with it, we are imprinting the fear on our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind does not judge and obeys whatever we tell it.

If we are concentrating on thoughts of worry or fear that is exactly what we are putting in our subconscious mind. Consider the analogy of a garden, instead of growing flowers, you are planting weeds. It has been written that fear is man’s greatest enemy. However, the good news is that you can control and overcome it.

The past several months, I have had many challenges. It seemed that whatever I put into motion just stopped dead in its’ tracks. Lots of hard work produced nothing. It was a very frustrating time, like, I was running in place and getting nowhere. This is when worry and fear starting trying to take over. But, I was determined to deal with it and move on. The worry box is one of the tools I used.

Steps to Create Your Worry Box.

1. Find a box you want to use. You probably already have one in your home. It could be a decorative box that is empty. Empty boxes are stagnant energy, put that box to use. Or you can use any small cardboard box and decorate it. Have some fun and let those creative juices flow.
2. Next, light a candle or some incense and say a prayer for guidance and strength. Write down your worries. I remember years ago having worry dolls. I would tell each one of them my problems and then put them in a small pouch. This is a very similar activity.
3. Cut out each “worry” and place it in your box. As you place each one, ask God to surround each of your worries with his Divine Love and Wisdom to help you work through them. Say a prayer of Gratitude that God has heard and will answer your prayers. Have trust and faith in God.
4. Close the box and leave the worries there. When you think about them or fear begins to set in, declare that God, the Universal Intelligence, is working on each and every one is perfect timing and in a perfect way.

3 Steps to Deal with the Stressful Holiday Season

By: Gloria Marie

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We are in the wonderful holiday season. But, this wonderful season can get very hectic. Besides work and keeping our daily schedule there are parties, events and possibly visiting relatives. With a little preparation and awareness, you can remain calm and enjoy every minute. Try these 3 steps to deal with the stressful holiday season.

The key is remembering that you are the captain of the ship. How you choose to react to any situation is up to you. This season, try not to be reactive to people or situations. Stay in control.

1. Go to the silent core of your being. By going in silence, you stay in touch with your inner being, and by being in touch with it, you will find strength. This strength can sustain you throughout this season. There are many ways to go into silence. You can meditate. Meditating for just 5 minutes in the morning will produce great results. You can do deep breathing exercises, listen to soothing music, or walk in nature. It does not matter what method you use; the important point is to get in touch daily with your inner core
2. Stay away from the drama of others. With holiday parties and getting together with friends, it may be easy to get pulled in other people’s drama. Unless you are invited to become a part of the drama, and you choose to get involved- stay away. Let others live their lives, and you live yours. Remember that whatever you say about others will come back to you like a boomerang.
3. Learn to say no. You do not need to go to every event or party you are invited to. This is the season not to burn the candle at both ends. That way, you will be present and rested for the events that matter most to you.

How do you deal with holiday stress?

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How to Calm the Mind and Reduce Stress

By: Gloria Marie

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Learn to use a simple, proven tool to calm your mind. When stressed we cut ourselves off from the power of the Universe. By calming our Inner Self first, the outer will calm. Learn to quiet your mind and connect with Source.

Mantrams
Buddhist
Om mani padme hum
“The jewel in the lotus of the heart.”
Pronounced: ohm maa-nee paad-may-hoom

Christian
Jesus

Ave Maria or Hail Mary
“Ave Maria” means “Hail Mary” a mantram in honor of Mother Mary

My God and my all.
This was a phrase that Saint Francis used in his prayers

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.
The Jesus prayer

Kyrie eleison or Lord have Mercy

Hindu
Rama
“The Lord as the source of abiding joy.”

Jewish
Barukh attah Adonal
“Blessed art thou, O Lord”
Pronounced: baa-rook aa-taa aa-doh-nai

Ribono shel olam
“Lord of the Universe”
Pronounced: rib-on-oh shell oh-lam

Muslim
Allah
The name of God.