Facing a fear to fly: A flight mantra

Adam and I got back from New Orleans last weekend. 

As I mentioned this time last year in a blog post, my anxiety around flying has gotten worse as I have gotten older. It's super annoying as I am sure those who commiserate can attest. However, deep down I know it's not about the plane, but more about my discomfort with the unknown and loss of control.

This said, I am determined to heal myself from the fear and I wanted the healing to start with my most recent flight. So, I created a pre-flight ritual this go around and I am elated to say it truly helped me kick-ass on the flights. 

Here's what I did....

MY FLIGHT HEALING PLAN

STEP ONE:
15 minute meditation where I ground myself and send positive vibrations to the pilots and flight crew.

STEP TWO: 
Repeat my "I'm Flying Prayer"
I recognize and acknowledge my anxiety.
I breathe through the feeling
I release the tension through my long exhales
I trust the expertise of the pilots & flight crew as well as the ways of the universe
I free myself from control as I know that is the root cause of the fear.
I invite myself to enjoy the blessing of being able to FLY.

So here's to being able to fly and explore the world. It's such a gift and the more I can trust and free myself from control the more I can embrace that gift.

What are your thoughts?

In loving and abundant service.

Shine On,
Kelly

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