I started off my day with a self-guided Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tap session on moving into the next level of professionalism with my healing work as well with other ways of continually growing up in my life.
As I addressed my fears around that I noticed I felt like I couldn’t fully breath in. “I asked myself what does this remind you of?”
I remembered that this is how I would breath when I was in the pool as a young child. I was scared of putting my head under water in swimming lessons. I had the fear of drowning. Therefore I would be really nervous when I swam from on side of the pool to the other. I would take a quick deep breath on the arm stroke and quickly have to hold the breather under water. I was to scared to blow it out in fear that I might get water in. So I would feel like I could never get enough air in or out.
This fear continued when I learned how to tread water. I would take short shallow breaths in fear that I would not be able to keep my head above water long enough.
I related these feelings and fears as being carried out through the breath. And if by changing the breath, I could change the fear. In this case no longer a childhood fear of drowning in the water but an adult fear of not staying afloat in my business.
As I was tapping I imagined myself treading water breathing in and out deeply and calmly. Letting myself say positive affirmations like, “I can breath easy and calm while treading water in the deep end.”
“I can am able to keep myself afloat with my own business.”
Later on today I had the surprise opportunity to go swimming. I jumped right into the deep end and started treading water. As I was having an enjoyable swimming experience I noticed the techniques that make you successful at treading water and how they can help you be successful in your business.
First off I notice my breath and made the conscious effort to breath deeply and stay relaxed. This is the first thing to do, with any stress full situation; breathing grounds you first and for most so that you are able to take right action.
While treading water you have to keep you head up, your chin raised, and eye sight up past the horizon.
When starting your own business you should hold you head up and be proud, no mater what you are doing. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as a profession, it’s your own business and you should be proud of it.
When treading water you must cup you hands and scoop up the water from you sides and move it under you to support yourself. In this motion your chest has to open up wide. Thus also opening up you heart center.
When presenting yourself in business with a wide chest it shows confidence. This automatically opens up the heart. The more loving, caring and full heartedly authentic you can be within your business, the further it will grow and be accepted. So take a deep breath in and out, widen your chest, open up your heart, and keep you gaze set far beyond what you can see.
As when swimming, if you get tired or feel like you can’t go on, allow yourself to rest, turn over and float on your back. And always make sure you are a short swim from the shore.
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