Try to visualise your anxiety as a small child knocking at your front door.
The child may be wet, cold and afraid, or the child may be agitated and aggressive.
However you see the child – take him/her in your arms and reassure the child that it is safe…
Ask the child the following questions and jot down, what ever response comes to mind/heart/body first.
“What are you feeling”?
“What has happened that you felt the need to come to see me today?”
“What are you trying to tell me or show me?”
Then visualise sitting with the child on your lap, in silence for as long as you feel comfortable.
Continue to reassure the child that it is safe.
Dont worry if you don’t feel anything, when you first start using this exercise.
Each time you stop and acknowledge the anxiety, and just sit with it, you will find it gets easier and easier to just rest, until the anxiety/child feels ready to move on.
Over time, it will be like an old friend coming to sit quietly with you on your front verandah.
You will know that it isn’t coming to harm you.
You will know that it will pass.
You will know that it just wants to be acknowledged.
Peace and harmony to all