How Do You Quiet the Soundtrack in Your Head?

SoundwaveHave you ever had a song pop into your head and you can’t get it out? Otherwise know as an earworm, the song plays internally and could be “catchy” or “annoying”. It is repeated until you find a way to break the cycle of repetition.

What if the “earworm” is not a song but a soundtrack of thoughts that run through your head that keep you in the past, or feeling like you lack something, or they are full of fear? How do you break the cycle of repetition? The realization and awareness that there IS a soundtrack is a great start!

I recently saw a status posted on Facebook that really resonated with me and presented a wonderful answer.  With permission from my friend I wanted to share it and I think you’ll see why. He presents a wonderful way of getting back to yourself and connecting with the present by doing something as simple as watering a tree…

“I do at Times have a Soundtrack running through my Head.
The Conversation goes like this:
I am Missing Something.(When was the Last Time I was in Paris)
I am Missing Someone.(Usually My Mother)
I need Something More.(Another Book or Gadget I will buy and leave on the Shelf for a Year before I look at it if at All)
I am not Enough(Someone else seems More Up to whatever is going On)
I do not have Enough(Always at the End of the Month Bill Time)
Tonight I was Grateful to Water the Tree’s, be in Nature and put my Attention there.
Like I said a few minutes ago…need to do that More….”~Ellis Martin

While yours (or mine) might not be exactly like the one above I’m sure you can relate to the ‘soundtrack’ about missing something or someone and/or not being or having enough. Those things run through my head every day and I’m guessing if two of us have a similar soundtrack (with different answers of course) then many more of you out there have you own soundtrack as well.

The beauty of the post is the realization that there are moments we need to connect with nature and feel the peace of that connection. Our connections and grounding in present time don’t have to be complicated and full of effort. Grounding in present time can be as simple as watering a tree. Yes, I think Ellis is right when he says ‘need to do that more’. Perhaps all of us need to quiet the soundtracks, feel the earth beneath our feet and listen to the sounds of silence more often.

The peace of watering the trees, being in nature and having your attention in the present allows you to connect with yourself in a whole new way. It allows for a moment of calm and turns off the ‘soundtracks’ in your head as you enjoy that moment. The soundtrack of life can be loud and deafening.  The ‘quiet’ communing with nature could be exactly what you need to connect and commune with yourself. Maybe it’s time to  listen to the sounds of silence.~Shine Your Light Debbie

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“I  learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The  brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that  fear.”~Nelson  Mandela

Does fear rule your decisions? Are you conquering your fears or are they conquering you? Fear is actually an important emotion which helps protect you from legitimate danger. It is an instinctual part of you which gives you present time information for your survival.

Fear is very useful, such as you following your intuition  telling you to get out of harms way;  BUT useful as it is it’s also an energy which has the power (if you let it) to keep you stuck and stop you from creating or moving forward based on real or imagined “pictures”. Being fear-less does not mean you don’t have fear it means you take time to find out if those fears are real or imagined. It means lessening your imagined fears.

What is it that you fear and why do you fear it? If fear is not being caused by something happening in the present moment it is an energy or picture. According to Wikipedia if you are not in imminent danger ” fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable.” From an energetic viewpoint, you have energy stuck in a picture. It isn’t until you de-energize the picture, call your energy back and clear it that you will break the hold it has on you. Fear is full of resistance and the energy of fear is not in alignment with your playful spirit and it’s possible that the fear is not even yours!

“We  gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really  stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we  cannot.”~Eleanor  Roosevelt

There are times when fear is so gripping one can’t move. This is the time to look fear in the face and really examine what’s really going on inside. What is the picture or thought you hold? Are you afraid of not being perfect? Are you afraid of being ridiculed for your choices? Did someone once tell you couldn’t do something or invalidate your creation? Do you feel you don’t  deserve happiness, excitement, a wonderful relationship, an abundant life so you’re afraid of creating it or do you fear if you move forward to create it that it might be taken away?

Whatever you fear it’s important to find the picture which gets stimulated to cause that fear. Once you find it, it’s not just about letting the picture or energy go it’s about empowering yourself and standing in your own truth. You will notice if you look at your fears that they are probably based on something someone told you or a painful experience from the past. For instance if you were hurt deeply or invalidated  it’s a good thing to look at how those (possibly) deep-set fears effect your current decisions or lack thereof.

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.”~Marianne  Williamson

Look fear in the face and BE FEAR-LESS!  When fear rears its ugly head and stops you in your tracks, look inside and ask yourself if it is based on present time facts or past time pictures. If it is the former, of course listen and do what you need to do for your safety. If it is the latter look fear in the face and say: “HA I laugh at you! You don’t have a hold on me! Be gone!” Amusement goes long way!

You have the power to become the fearless tiger who knows whether to flee or stand up for itself.  Do not give in to fears of inadequacy. Like the tiger you are swift, brave, powerful and graceful. Have no fear of your light and creativity! Be fear LESS! Fill up with light and grace and ease. Be the playful, creative spirit you were meant to be and already are!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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