Manage episode 314820900 series 2654338
I was recently invited to lead a workshop for an Online Summit talking about anxiety, along with five other women, who are all anxiety coaches. Anxiety is not necessarily my area of expertise, meaning I wouldn't hang a shingle saying I'm an anxiety expert or coach, but I do know quite a bit about it.
During this summit, I was thinking about what actually causes people to start to feel anxious, unsettled, nervous, and really move into a state of fear; as opposed to being in their natural state, which is calm, peace, love, and happiness. The state that I believe we were created to be.
Today on The Karen Kenney Show, we’re talking about what it means to “leave our right mind” and time travel out of the present moment and into either the past or the “what if” possibility of the future.
Whether we travel backward or project forward in time, the act of leaving our present day moment is where anxiety lives. It’s where we start to write and tell ourselves the stories that hold us hostage in an anxious state.
The key here is to remember that our thoughts are just that; thoughts. They’re not real and it’s up to us to decide if we want to stay with those stories and plot lines of suffering, or if we want to use some spiritual tools to “stop it”, and return home to Love and to the present moment where the healing actually happens.
KK's Key Takeaways:
• We Often Talk About The Past (5:52)
• Healing Takes Place Here & Now (11:01)
• Bring Myself Back To The Present (16:01)
• Detour Into Fear (20:56)
• Choose Helpful Thoughts (25:31)
• Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (29:21)
Karen Kenney is a certified Spiritual Mentor, writer, author, speaker, and the host of The Karen Kenney Show Podcast. She’s also the founder of THE NEST - an online spiritual membership & community.
She’s been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for close to three decades, a certified yoga teacher for 20+ years and is a longtime practitioner of Passage Meditation. She’s also a Gateless Writing Instructor, workshop facilitator and transformational retreat leader.
KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA, and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Communications. She’s known for her storytelling, her sense of humor and her “down-to-earth”, no BS approach to Spirituality.
She helps people to rewrite their old stories, shift their perception from fear to Love, and deepen their connection to Self, Source & Spirit. Using her signature process - Your Story to Your Glory™ - people learn how to transform themselves and their lives from the inside out, so they can feel empowered, play a proactive part in their own healing, and experience more fun, flow, and freedom!
A sought-after speaker, spiritual teacher, and thought leader for podcasts, shows, live events, group retreats and entrepreneurial mastermind programs, Karen has been invited to speak & teach on various platforms, stages & retreat centers across the country, including the renowned Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.
You can learn more & connect with KK at: www.karenkenney.com
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