2012: Section 3

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Section 3, 2012 MotY

For those of you following along with this year’s book “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers, PhD, here’s a bit of Chapter 3 (‘from pain to power’).

I found this point of hers about fear to be a thought worth pondering…

If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there “doing it” despite the fear, then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.

So it’s really about how we deal with fear versus the actual fear itself. She further states that we either come from a place of pain (helplessness, paralysis, depression) or a place of power (choice, energy and action) or someplace in between.

The power she speaks of is the healthy power within the self that gives us the ability to create joy, the power over how we react to situations, the power to act, the power to love.

20+ years ago a wonderful holistic healer helped me feel and access that power in a very simple way. In any given situation where I feel helpless, weak, in fear, he told me to tell myself “I choose Power” over and over again…like a mantra. I immediately felt this strength come from deep with my heart and solar plexus area of my body.

Every time I remember to use this simple…yet powerful…phrase, I immediately feel energized and empowered to move forward, to take action.

The first time I used it, proved to be the most profound experience of all. I struggled with a co-worker who (in my mind) gave me continuous problems. While heading to yet another ‘confrontation’ with this person, I recited “I choose Power” with each step towards the meeting. By the time I arrived, I felt totally calm, in control, and ready to handle whatever was thrown at me. Throughout the meeting I became very aware of how calm I was…I was detached and yet connected. When I left, I amazed myself with how well it went and that for both of us it was a successful meeting. Instead of feeling anger and frustration, I left feeling empowered. Two weeks later I was given a new project which meant the end of working with this person ever again. Gotta love it!

For me this “Power” is the Lightforce/Lifeforce within each of us that we forget we have. We often let our minds and fearful thoughts take charge when what we really need to do is access our real Power from deep within. Try it…you’ll like it!

Ponder this as you color Section 3.

Coloring Tip #3

Most of you know or learned that mixing yellow and blue makes green*. While it’s easier to just grab a green pencil/crayon/marker, try this experiment instead.

Use a blue and a green pencil (for this image I used prismacolor brand pencils…your results will vary depending on the brand of pencil you’re using). In my example I only partially colored over with the opposing color just so you’d see how I started.

  1. color in an area with blue hatch marks and then color over it with yellow hatch marks
  2. color in an area with blue using a circular stroke, then color over it with yellow circular strokes.
  3. color in an area with blue cross hatch marks, then color over it with yellow cross hatch strokes
  4. repeat 1-3 only reverse the colors.

In my example, I show you want it would look like if you just used a green pencil. I find making green gives a more interesting color and texture than using a green pencil.

Play with it 🙂

making green - using blue and yellow

Be sure to download/color the March 2012 Mandala of the Month.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

* although technically that’s not true…to learn more check out this book: “blue and yellow do not make green

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