May 29, 2023 by Cathy Vartuli

Dealing with the Fear of the Unpredictable

Staying Grounded and Present In the Midst of Global Fear

(Session video available below.) Whether it's the fear of a virus that's appearing in different places, the stock market falling, essential supplies being sold out of stores... The current news can give most minds plenty to fear.

The survival part of our brains can be really triggered by the news these last few weeks.

When 9-11 happened, long before I knew about tapping or EFT, I got so much comfort from looking at my 2 cats and seeing that both of them were okay. They were purring, sleeping, eating, and being their normal loving selves... Even though my brain felt like the world had fallen apart, they were the same as they'd been the day before.

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Just looking at a picture of beings who are relaxed can bring down stress levels. If you can, notice how content and peaceful they look. Really let your eyes notice. Take a minute or two to allow your body and mind to relax and come off high alert.

Spending the time to really look at the picture will give your primitive brain time to really see the calm. And to know that many things are going on just fine.

The sun is still rising and setting. People still love each other and do good and bad things, as humans do. Water quenches thirst. Some foods taste yummy. A hug from a loved one is sweet.

We're not advocating ignoring what's going on in the world. We think this should be a choice each individual makes for themselves, and balanced and aware physical and emotional preparation is a Good Thing.

Both Rick and I want to face the unpredictable and often fear-laden news with Groundedness and Presence. We think we make better decisions from that calm place. And we have more reserves to deal with the decisions and choices that come up when we are able to allow ourselves to ground.

We were talking about how stressed so many people are right now, and we care about you.

So did a free group coaching and tapping session on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The replay is below:

We'll did tapping, grounding, guided meditations, and clearing to help you be more solid and present during stressful times -- now and in the future.

Feel free to comment below and let us know what you are most stressed about, and/or what you'd like us to cover in a future session. We can't reply to all the responses, and we do read each one and use it to focus us.

Donations are accepted, not required. The donations will enable Rick and I to put more calls like this together.

We hope you'll experience this with us, and we send you warm caring wishes that you and those close to you weather this storm with grace and love.

Cathy and Rick

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  • We hope you will join us in person live or in intention and energy with the replay (available here on this page the next day after the call). ~Rick

    • working that day…so really glad there is a replay…need that right now

    • Right! Driving also has unpredictable aspects, too. Thanks for sharing that.

  • I was not able to access the replay. Can anyone help?

    • Sorry for the delay, Karen! The Zoom video just finished processing (apparently there’s a backlog, which is understandable). It’s posted above now. Hope it is grounding and supportive for you and others in our community. ~ Rick & Cathy

  • Thank you for a wonderfully supportive session today! It made a significant difference for me. I would love to attend another.

  • This was wonderful, so gentle, kind, supportive and encouraging. My anxiety level was sky high today, and I feel peaceful now. Thank you.

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