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How to Stay Focused Even When the Fears Pop Up

As you probably know I plan to move to Spokane, WA quite soon. Yet, even as I prepare to move with clearing out, shredding, and organizing what seems like a gazillion tasks, all of a sudden out of the blue, different fear thoughts pop up.

Many of you are also super sensitive to energy and pick up on negative emotions like fear, worry, anger, shame, guilt of other people and the world around us. Those lower vibrating energies can definitely take us sideways. But what happens when it’s our own !@#$?

Well, it’s not pretty and our ‘crap’ or negative emotions can spiral us down into the muck and goo. All the worry thoughts, doubts, fears, anxieties seem to hit us all at once and all we want to do is crawl into bed and pull the covers over us. Yet, does giving in to our fears and doubt serve us?

Not really. So, how can we deal with them?


Here are three of my favorite ways to deal with emotions when they come up:

  1. Give your emotions attention. Often, when we feel what we label as ‘negative’ emotion, we want to resist it, pretend it doesn’t exist and push it far, far away. Emotions aren’t good or bad. They simply are. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make them go away and they’ll only take another form, even stronger the next time, to get our attention. Instead, give them attention. Name the emotion you’re feeling and use this technique I learned from the most wonderful SARK, Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy.
    Example: Let’s say you’re feeling a lot of fear coming up about something.

    Say, “I see you, _________ (fear). I hear you, _______ ( fear). I acknowledge you, _________ (fear).”

  2. Practice self care. It doesn’t really matter what form of self care you do as long as it helps you feel good. Some examples might be: nap, self foot massage, cup of tea, bubblebath, play in your garden, pet an animal, have a play date with a child, color, dance, sing, meet a friend for lunch, journal, meditate.
  3. Give yourself a HUG. Yep, a huge, yummy, succulent, warm, tender, loving, nurturing, gentle hug. While hugging yourself, tell yourself those ‘sweet nothings’ we love to have others tell us, “I love you. I’m here for you. You are so special. You’re safe. I’ve got your back. I love you with all my heart.”


  1. Great ideas, Catherine! Also, along the lines of giving the HUG, I like to remember that if I give love, I get love. So, I send you the divine gift of unconditional love, joy, and peace. Feel free to share 🙂

    • Derald, thank you sooooo very much for the compliment and the love. I receive it with gratitude and appreciation. May all who read this feel and receive it as well. Love & blessings!

  2. Catherine, I met you in Spokane several months ago and signed up for your messages. I wanted you to know how positive and inspiring they are; instilling a sense of peace whenever I watch a video or read your words. Thank you for making the effort to present these wonderful messages.

    • Hello Pava, I do remember you and your kindness me when I visited Spokane. I’m so delighted and honored that you find peace when you read/view my posts. You are so very welcome and feel free to forward them to others who may need a little boost. I look forward to seeing you in Spokane this spring. Love & blessings until then.

  3. Judy Michel Shumate says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding your upcoming move. My neighbor is moving to Florida this next week and she discussed similar feelings. Somehow, the “fear” always finds a way to creep into our thoughts.

    • Catherine says:

      You’re welcome, Judy. Fear thoughts can pop in anytime, anywhere, so I find it helpful to have tools too support us as we listen to them.

      Thanks for commenting and being an amazing member of my community. Love & blessings, Catherine

  4. Thank you Catherine for this great reminder. I’m doing clearing out preparing for a move also. I know to stay in high vibrations is what will make the cottage manifestation journey smoother. Great reminders to acknowledge the fears. Wendy Z

    • Catherine says:

      You’re welcome Wendy. By clearing out you’re creating space for your magic cottage to come to you, so go for it with joy. Love & blessings, Catherine

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