Fear in your body as Desire Unexpressed

We gather fears up as we live our lives. They show up as worry and anxiety in our lives and they are VERY often closing. You can re-program your mind to a new opening perspective and release your body of stored up fear.

The best, fastest, easiest way when you’re beginning to use your Internal Guidance System to find an opening is to look at what you fear.

 Closing sensations are: Fear, Worry, Anxiety and Stress

What I find is that fear is the biggest area of closing thoughts most people have. Fear sets in motion the worry, the anxiety and the stress. It actually is the basis of those other three. When you’re feeling stressed, worried and anxious, the key is to look at what, in that moment, your thoughts are generating and what is the underlying fear that’s going through your brain.

That’s right—focus on the fear. I know that sounds pretty crazy but I’m going to give you a way to turn it into an opening in just a minute.

The fear that your IGS is closing to is the core thing that’s not being expressed. I like to say that fear, recognized in the body, is a desire that’s going unexpressed. Now say that again: “Fear in the body is your desire that’s going unexpressed.” That means you’re not turning that fear into what you would rather have or what you would desire it to be like. Instead, you’re just feeling the fear and letting the closing thoughts ramp up around that fear, getting more worried, more anxious and more stressed out.

So if you write out whatever it is that you have anxiety and worry about, you’re going to start noticing that it’s all fear-based and in it being fear-based, there’s a whole bunch of stuff you’re not thinking about. That’s where the opening comes in.

What you can do is write out your fears when you’re in that situation. For some of you, you’re clear enough in your mind—and if you have a calculating mind, you can actually find your fears in the mist without writing them down. But if you’re like me and it kind of rambles up there, you may need to write them down like I do. Then you’ll notice a bunch of fears.

Take your time asking yourself, “What is it that I would rather have instead?” and notice if it opens you. If it doesn’t open you, if you get a neutral or if you’re still closed, you haven’t hit it yet— the perspective that opens you.

Go ahead and go further: “Okay, that’s not quite it. What would I really want to have instead? What would really open me in this moment? What is it about this situation and this fear that I have that if the fear would go away, this is what would be showing up in my life?”

Keep playing with that, finding an opening perspective. That’s what I call it: opening perspective. Find a perspective that opens you. Now, here’s the most fascinating part about this whole thing: When you get the opening to the desire that has gone unexpressed, the fear releases from the body.

That’s right, it’s the fastest way to release fear in the body. Now, I’m not saying that fear isn’t real. There is emotional fear that’s out there: real biochemical fight-or-flight fear. That’s not quite what I’m talking about. That’s a completely separate issue, and I’ll talk more about your emotions and IGS soon. However, what I am talking about are the thoughts that your mind is having that are fear-based, that your IGS is responding to. Those in particular are stories that your mind is making up.

Then your mind very often gets reprogrammed by your nervous system. We have a traumatic or an exciting thing happen, our nervous system responds and our brain makes actual synapse connections that happen through the nervous system’s response. That’s how trauma gets programmed into the body, for instance, and the wiring in the brain is in place to re-traumatize ourselves in similar situations.

But when you go ahead and take this desire that’s going unexpressed, and you then find the desire and you get the opening, you’re still having a nervous system response. What’s occurring is you’re reprogramming your brain with this excitement response or this new fresh response. So over time, as you focus on the opening that’s coming from the desire, instead of the fear, the fear leaves the body. It’s miraculous how quickly this can happen. It’s miraculous how much this can shift your life and how much power you have over your own connections in your brain.

Once again, write out your fears or think them through. Figure out what they are and then begin looking for the opening perspective of what it is that you would desire until you get the opening. Then you focus on that.

7 Comments For This Post
  • Cirelle
    May 9, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Zen, I’m not sure I get it. Could you give a real life example next time.
    Lets take my fear that I’ll stay single. So instead of focusing on trying to remove this fear , I focus on what would open me up and excite me instead ie. a loving and committed relaationship. As I focus on this exciting thought of being in such a relationship, my fear of staying single disappears. Did I get that right?

    • Zen DeBrucke
      May 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      When we have desires and we don’t let ourselves fully express them they begin to pile up in our body as fear. The fears get layered one upon the other until we think we are afraid of one thing when really it is something else. When you are feeling fear you begin to unconsciously react to the world around from a fearful place. For instance with being in a loving committed relationship is it that you are afraid of not having one for the experience or possibly of being alone? Maybe you are afraid of not fully living because you did not get to love anyone nor be fully loved in this life time. What is the real root of the fear? By asking yourself over and over what would be the worst thing that could happen, then if that happened what would be the next worst thing, you begin to get to the bottom of the fear to the root issue. From there you know what you truly desire. The big WHY of the desire. I want to be in a committed relationship because I desire…
      At that point you stop being reactive and become responsive to the world around you. In reaction you may come across needy and insecure when meeting potential suitors. Where as by being responsive you begin to develop a deeper understanding of what you desire and can express that as well as gauge whether the suitor is right for you. Do they fulfill your qualifications from the point of your deepest desire. Lastly when we uncover the layers of fear and turn them into desires the fear stops being so overpowering. It is a good idea to write out this exercise as suggested. It is not something that is easily done in ones head.

      Let me know if you still need clarification. It can seem esoteric unless you feel the IGS response to the exercise. :*)

  • robb adams
    May 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

    so glad you are back from your hiatus. my igs needs all the help it can get 🙂

    • Zen DeBrucke
      May 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Rob! It is great to be back and I am happy to be of service. Thanks for the encouraging words! Big virtual hug.

  • Ronald
    November 9, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Hi Zen,

    I am still working my way through The Smart Soul and have the attitude that this is so important that it takes top priority. Which means, amid the clutter of life, work and other responsibilities, I will just keep on chipping away until I “Get it”.

    The reason for this dogged mindset is that I have been working without a compass for so long that discovering not only do I have an actual inner compass, but now I am being shown how to access it and then use it for daily guidance, means this is the most important immediate thing to focus upon.

    Ironically, I began my search to understand manifestation way back in the late 70’s when I first read about Findhorn, (Eileen Caddy, David Spangler et al).

    Through all the reading, courses, intensives, private sessions and exploration that followed, no-one could explain the “How” let alone teach me to actually understand and work with my own compass.

    Now that I have the “How” and the instructions – I ain’t lettin’ go until I have fully integrated IGS into my physical plane existence on a daily and minute by minute basis.

    I believe we come in with a purpose, a spiritual mission and free will. We have all the inherent gifts we need (with application, practice, discipline and grit) to fulfill our purpose, so it comes down to spiritual mission and our use of free will.

    We are, after all, materialised spirit in a physical body so it makes sense to have an IGS system we can (using free will) invoke or ignore. So, using your spiritual compass does not undermine free will, it simply identifies in each and every moment ‘best path’ to fulfillment.

    After listening to your Video:
    (Internal Guidance System, Throat, Chest, Solar Plexus? what do the closings mean?)
    I have finally, after more than 20 years, found the explanation for a ‘psychic sickness’ caused by a build up of wrong thinking in the solar plexus which periodically cleared itself through violent and forceful vomiting (my ‘wrong thinking’ was a lack of confidence – an undermined ability to ‘back myself’).

    Furthermore, after listening to your video
    (Face your Fears)
    I am about to explore that ‘wrong thinking’ to unravel and then manifest the corresponding deepest desires thereby bringing together free will, purpose and spiritual mission.

    I also have the feeling that when the ‘cork pops’, I will move onto mission, purpose and abundance very quickly (I also understand that the frustrations and delays of my own Journey will somehow be of benefit to others as I move ‘onto mission’ as a spiritual teacher, writer or in some other capacity my IGS will reveal when the time is right).

    Thank you so much for your guidance.


  • Joe
    November 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    “…write out your fears…. Figure out what they are and then begin looking for…what it is that you …desire until you get the opening. Then you focus on that.”

    In my own understanding, Abraham might say something along the lines of, “Rather than beat the drum of what you do not want, beat the drum of what you do want. Rather than giving attention to what you do not want, focus what you do want. You attract what you give attention to.”

    Another way I understand your quote above is, “Write down what you do not want, then by contrast you will know what you do want, and focus on it. You attract what you give attention to.”

    Am I understanding your teaching correctly?

    • Zen DeBrucke
      July 3, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Hi Joe. Yes you are understanding it accurately. I love Abrahams work and found the beginnings of my IGS work from there. However I have found that in the past 15 years of teaching and coaching it is not always that easy for people to even realize they are in fear. Most often we are so captivated and hijacked by our mind and it’s fears, stress or anxiety that we don’t see past the feelings and into the thoughts. This exercise is to get to the root of what you are afraid of so you can ask for your deepest desires to be revealed not just the immediate surface fears of our daily life. It opens up a deeper understanding of what makes us tick so that even larger dreams can be discovered. With all of my work it is based on what really changes peoples lives and how to engage your own ability to use your mind as a tool to transform your life.

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Master intuitive coach and stress expert, Zen Cryar-DeBrücke, teaches about the physical sensations in your body that are called anxiety, worry and fear. She uncovered their relationship to ones thoughts and how to manage them for optimal health and happiness. She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with experts such as Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield & more.

This work has just been a phenomenal gift in my life… It was the missing link for me in really being able to follow the path that was right for me and throw away all the doubt that clouded the choices in my day. I recommend it to everyone because it is such a simple, easy to understand tool that we all possess. The beauty of it is in its simplicity.
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