The Ultra 2000 LOVE Blaster

On Sunday morning I attended a workshop where we were given the rare treat of being blessed with a talk by the author, Marianne Williamson. Even if you don’t recognize her name you probably recognize her famous quote:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

Fear. Man, just the word is scary in and of itself. And isn’t it funny, whenever we are taught to deal with fear we’re given even scarier coping tactics like, “take the bull by the horns” and “there is nothing to be afraid of except the feeling of being afraid.”

Gulp. I just get a pit in my stomach even thinking about “taking the bull by the horns”. I’ve always just taken this cliché for granted. But when I really sat down and thought about it, my mind was immediately flooded with worry and I was overcome with the thought of what might actually happen if I did that, took the bull by the horns. I just shudder.

And that’s just it, right? Why do we use coping tactics that make us even more fearful, that make us worry, fill us with doubt, and make us feel even weaker? But Marianne had an interesting idea. What if instead of “taking the bull by the horns” we thought about “angels pushing us from behind?”

Sigh. Angels having my back? I immediately conjure up an image of these little angels standing behind me, holding me up, strengthening me, and refusing to let me run turn around and run in the opposite way. My weakness is replaced with strength, worry with optimism, doubt with possibility, and fear with love. I suddenly feel super-charged. I feel empowered.

Now I realize that the thought of angels may not do it for many of us, so I started thinking about what might capture the essence of “take the bull by the horns”, but instead of creating more fear, it created ultimate power. So what about this? What if instead of worrying, doubting and stressing, you realized you had the power of the Ultra 2000 LOVE Blaster strapped to your back? An ultra-powerful fear eradicater you can whip out anytime, anywhere, any place and simply BLAST the whole entire moment – everyone, every thing, every word, every action – with LOVE!

Why LOVE? Because where there is love, there can be no fear. Because when you step into a situation with the intention of love, with the power of love behind you, with the power of love in you, rather than letting your mind go crazy with fear, you suddenly have choices. You have opportunities. You have power.

So, over the next couple of days, when you feel that twinge in your stomach, your chest begin to tighten, your breath quicken, and your mind concocting unimaginably fearful outcomes, stop for a second. Maybe stop for two, or even better, five or ten. Take a few deep breaths, whip out that Ultra 2000 LOVE Blaster, or call on your angels, and see what happens.

Peace, Love & Health – Mel

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