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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

September 21, 2023

The focus for today is:

I get out of fear and return to gratefulness. 

Today's inspiration was written by Evelyn C. Rysdyk

Life happens, and you are bound to experience feeling angry, anxious, judgmental, accusatory, and all the other faces that fear wears during your day. These feelings are all part of being human. 

Feelings have a profound impact on your body’s ability to function and your ability to think clearly. Furthermore, just ten minutes of feeling fear can depress your immune response for six hours. 

Being stressed is actually a fear state. When stressed, your body produces different hormones from those during periods of inner harmony. However, you don’t have to stay stuck in them or suffer the physical effects that they can cause. It is possible to learn how to get out of fear states and return to gratefulness. 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Releasing Feelings of Fear that Cramp Your DNA
     Written by Evelyn C. Rysdyk.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of stepping away from fear and moving into gratitude (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
As I've mentioned before, one of my favorite mantras or affirmations is I AM SAFE. This automatically moves me into gratitude for my safety and protection, and out of the fearful mind state. Keep in mind, an affirmation is not a one time solution, it gets to be repeated "as needed". 

Our focus for today: I get out of fear and return to gratefulness.

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RELATED BOOK: Shamanic Creativity

Shamanic Creativity: Free the Imagination with Rituals, Energy Work, and Spirit Journeying
by Evelyn C. Rysdyk

book cover of Shamanic Creativity: Free the Imagination with Rituals, Energy Work, and Spirit Journeying by Evelyn C. RysdykIn this step-by-step practical guide to enhancing creative energy, Evelyn Rysdyk explains how, from the shamanic perspective, creativity--or creative energy--is a life-giving force that frees the imagination, supports innovation, and awakens unique ways of thinking and feeling that can transform your life. She explores how to release creativity-blocking patterns, reprogram the subconscious, engage the “right brain,” boost imagination, overcome anxiety and destructive emotions, and become much more creative in daily life.

Examining creative energy as a natural phenomenon similar to the tides, the author provides suggestions for when your creative energy is at a low tide as well as offering shamanic techniques for dealing with insecurities related to your creative pursuits and overcoming dysfunctional subconscious perceptions.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here. Also available as a Kindle edition.

About the Author

photo of Evelyn C. RysdykEvelyn C. Rysdyk is an internationally recognized shamanic practitioner and author of several books, including The Norse ShamanSpirit Walking, and The Nepalese Shamanic Path.

Along with her writings, she is an impassioned teacher and a featured presenter for Sounds True, The Shift Network, and other international and online programs. She finds creative inspiration and renewal on the coast of Maine.

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