HOW I RELIEVED MY ANXIETY ATTACKS (PART FOUR)
How I Relieved My Anxiety Attacks (Part Four)
Thinking The Worst
The last hour of the drive was the most uncomfortable hour of my life. I was hyper-vigilant to the slightest change in my body. My chest and shoulders were so tight that I could have cracked walnuts between my shoulder blades, but the most painful part was the incessant visions in my mind. Like a tornado spinning death and destruction, all kinds of worst-case scenarios were playing out in every way possible in my big, beautiful imagination. And vivid imagination can be a blessing and a curse. The mind doesn’t know the difference between real and imagined. Don’t’ believe me? Let’s do an experiment.
Try This Experiment
Sit for a moment, close your eyes, and think about a lemon. Imagine you’re in your kitchen, and you grab the lemon from your fruit basket. Notice how the lemon feels in your hands, noticing the dimples in the flesh, and the knobby ends. You can probably already smell the strong citrus smell just by handling it. Is it bright yellow, with a hint of green on the ends? Or is it a ripe, golden yellow?
Now, grab your knife, and cut the lemon open. The juice squirting onto your hands, and the strong waft of lemon filling your nose. Breath in the fragrance for a moment. Cutting a slice, imagine putting the slice of lemon in your mouth, tasting the powerful juice, and feeling your mouth pucker from the sweet/sour/tart flavor. You might even be making a face, because it’s so sour. (end of experiment)
Most People Can Imagine The Feeling
If you’re like most people, you had a very strong, visceral reaction. Your mouth puckered, and salivated. Isn’t that incredible? Just by imagining you were tasting a lemon, your body responded. This is the power of your imagination. You’re going to want to learn how to use it for your greater-good. I’m going to share how I used mine to heal……to be continued!
What did you think of the experiment? I’d love to know, so please comment below