Breathe Through Your Fear
by Burge Smith-Lyons
awakened from a peaceful sleep at 1am to hear my
son’s voice saying, “My plane almost crashed. We had
an emergency landing and had to brace for impact.”
I did not
hear anything else after that but began to breathe
slowly and purposefully. I knew to breathe through the
fear so I could function and hear what he was saying.
He is safe
and has a hundred thousand angels by his side. We all
have these angels, and through our breath, we can
experience them in so many ways.
breathing techniques have been around for centuries. Our
ancestors breathed for sacred ceremonies, tantric
connections, and mind/body/spirit prayer.
Many of us in
this day and age are afraid of our breath and use it
with shallow rapidity as if that is how God intended. We
have forgotten the full conscious breath that gives us
life and eases our minds. We are even unaware of our
breath until we are without it in those times that
“knock our breath out,” make us “hold your breath,” or
require us to “breathe and push that baby out”.
If we would
for a moment remember that we are conscious breathers,
we could be able to face any fear or circumstances with
our natural healing energy. Take a moment and breathe in
and out deeply. Repeat this ten times in a row without
stopping. This process is called Conscious Breathing
because you are deliberately and purposefully
concentrating on your breath. In doing this, you are
bringing more life force into your body with each
breath. Yoga masters have been using this technique for
this technique rebirthing because they are breathing new
life and releasing any stuck energy or old patterns of
thought. The body takes over, and the mind gets to take
a break. If you allow your body to take over, you get
out of your way. In other words, your mind stops trying
to figure it out or judge or justify what you are doing.
If you allow yourself to relax into a rounded breath
pattern in and out through your mouth, you are able to
access many dimensions or thoughts or feelings. You
could become emotional and release tears or laughter.
Either way, you are releasing toxins in your body and
oxygenating your cells. On a spiritual level, you could
access your guides, ancestors, other beings, or loved
ones who have passed on. Or your inner being may guide
you or give you messages for your benefit.
In any case,
there are so many ways of breathing to help you through
your fears or pains.
and out through your mouth deeply, short quick breaths,
and breathe in through your nose and out through your
mouth, to name a few).
This is why a
birthing coach would suggest you breathe through
childbirth. The body takes over, and your breath
controls everything. Breathing through childbirth is
Mother Nature’s way of allowing you to experience a
miracle with open eyes and full memory.
rebirth or conscious breath session allows the same
focus on the breath while releasing any fear or pain,
possibly even releasing feelings of euphoria and bliss.
When we are
afraid, we hold our breath. If we could remember to
breathe during a scary movie, right before we speak in
front of people, or when we get angry, the tension and
stress built up in our psyche is alleviated at that
moment. We are free to explore our feelings fully and
not inhibit our true nature. Our true nature is to
breathe the breath of life from the moment we are born
until we pass through the veil of light.
I know for me
when my son told me about his ordeal, I processed my
feelings through my breath and felt better quickly.
Breathing consciously is good. Try it the next time you
feel afraid or discouraged, and you will immediately
feel more whole and centered.
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is the owner & president of The Essence of Being, Inc.
& Burge Enterprises, Inc. which consults, produces,
and facilitates family & corporate trainings and seminars
for emotional healing, better communication techniques, and
She is a minister, certified rebirther, personal coach,
family and couples counselor, motivational speaker, trainer,
workshop leader and intuitive healer. She has created and
facilitated personal growth workshops in the fields of
self-empowerment, relationships, abundance, and emotional
healing for adults and children for over 25 years.
the Chairman and founder of The Healing Forest
Foundation, Inc. It is a non-profit organization
that focuses on experiential learning and the shifting
of outdated belief systems that contribute to physical,
mental, and emotional illness for children and their
families. The foundation produces "Kid Power Camps" for
children ages 6-17 for one-week residential & day
camps. It produces workshops for divorced or separated
parents dealing with alienation & emotional stress.
Burge facilitates support groups with parents who are
dealing with similar issues. She has brought
interactive programs and self-esteem workshops to the
Atlanta City Schools, Prodigy Learning Centers, and
Alternative High Schools in Asheville, N.C. She has also
been a communications teacher for high school as well as
a primary educator for kindergarten and elementary
She has thousands of
graduates from around the world & training centers in
Atlanta , Miami, Asheville, Boston, and Rhode Island.
her site at
www.bubbletalk.net to learn about her new DVD: "BubbleTalk...
the subconscious thoughts that block us from getting
what we want".
Burge uses breathwork in her “Essence of Being”
series of workshops and her trance dance events. A
certified rebirther and holistic counselor, she is a