How Do You Find Freedom from Fear? by Van Driessen

The anxiety and limitation of fear presents itself in many different facets of life.  For example, the fear of flying effects millions of people in the United States and around the world.  Van Driessen, a published blog writer, spiritual thinker and colleague, shares his personal experience in dealing with the fear of flying and the complete healing he experienced by turning to a dependable, accessible, spiritual remedy.  Join me –read and ponder what Van has discovered.

Photo by © Glow images

Photo by © Glow images

Ideas to help find freedom from fear

Fear often defies rational explanation. And yet, many people still suffer from it and are working to overcome it. There is something built into us that wants to be free of the grinding limitation of chronic fear and the negative impact it has on health.

Let’s take fear of flying. In today’s world this fear could be really limiting. Estimates are that up to 25% of the population of the United States have some form of anxiety about flying and that 20.0 million Americans have severe fear related to flying. According to those trying to understand and help others combat this fear, there are a wide range of underlying anxieties that need to be dealt with, including a feeling of powerlessness, a feeling of being trapped, and fear of accident.

Here is something that helped me when – out of the blue – I began to fear flying at a time in my life when I had to do quite a bit of it. I needed to fly regularly to get my family with young kids to see my parents 1500 miles away. I had clients requiring me to fly with them to visit their plants or potential acquisitions. I often found myself facing the near panic of getting on that next plane, holding on mentally till the flight was over and then dreading the return flight ahead.

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Kate is interested in blogging about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health from her experience as a Christian Science practitioner. She is the media, legislative and public contact for Christian Science in the state of Maryland. Contact Kate on Twitter: @CscomMaryland, on Facebook: Kate Johnson CS, or email:  maryland@compub.org.