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Are You a Worrier?

As I travel this week, one message is ringing loud in my head: Worry is always optional. 

Traveling brings up all kinds of anxiety for me, especially when airports and planes are involved. There are a million details, and a lot of opportunity for things to go wrong... What if I forget something? What if there’s a delay and I get stranded? What if something goes horribly wrong? It is all too easy for worry to turn into panic. And that’s not a fun way to start a vacation!

When I feel worry, I know that I’m in a deep spiral of doubt. I’ve lost touch with every message Faith ever has for me, I’ve stopped trusting myself, and I’ve stopped trusting Spirit/Universe/God to support me. The voice of fear is drowning out the voice of love in my consciousness.

And then I remember - worry is optional, and most of the time it doesn’t help. Then I reconnect with love and feel it filling my whole being until the fear, doubt, and worry are quiet and I am at peace.

What do you most often worry about? What does love have to say about it? What would happen if you were free from worry? What other choices do you have?

Dr. Sheryl Stewart will be filling in for me this Sunday, so I won’t see you. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday!

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