Fear, self-sabotage, and unlimited potential

When I do demos for HealthForce Nutritionals, there’s a wide range of jaw-dropping experiences that happen throughout the day. I see all extremes, from hope, inspiration, serious positivity and excitement, to overwhelming doubt, desperation, and paralyzing fear. I watch like a bystander, observing the way people speak, carry themselves, and live their lives. I must look like a deer in headlights some of the time because the things people share with me can be absolutely shocking. What I find most interesting is that fear is typically the overriding emotion, second to those who are so jazzed about the hard-core offerings, that they want to drink up all the goodness AND take it home with them. That’s the bright side of the rainbow .. we’ll talk more about fear for now.

Have you ever been put in a situation and been forced to wonder, what are people so afraid of? Is it fear of living to their fullest potential, fear of failing, fear of succeeding, fear of improving their health and all that will have to change as a result? What this leads to is self-sabotage, whether it’s intentional or not. Limiting the abundant possibilities because the secure comfort of routine, sickness, and misery are much too difficult to stray from.

The people I witness who are most fearful and furthest from living the pure, green, clean, organic way, are much more dramatic, and certainly less tactful in conversations. It’s obvious to those around – even quite comical as they make hugely expressive faces and loud obnoxious noises and comments. I get curious if they saw themselves on a video playback, would they be embarrassed with how they handles themselves? Fear makes people do things they would ‘normally’ never do, but it is such a strong feeling that it takes control over all else, even good intentions. Some need is being met when this occurs, and it allows them to be ‘right’ and you be different, weird, crazy and gasp .. healthy! I get people who are SO concerned with my living foods lifestyle; they are so concerned that I’m seriously deprived, nutritionally deficient, and majorly mis-educated and confused .. but who is the certified holistic nutrition educator here? Yet, they ask dozens of prying questions, appear in awe at my energy and vitality, and want to know what on earth do I eat?! I think people honestly do want it for themselves, their just full of fear for what all that would entail and what would it really mean for them?

As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, it’s a life theme of mine to want to really help and improve the lives of others, particularly those who are suffering unnecessarily and severely (why do I choose them? Or do they choose me?). On the days I do superfood demos, I come home knowing that it is indeed ONLY MYSELF for whom I have complete control over, no matter how much I have positively influenced everyone throughout the day. I can only make life changing, self-betterment choices for myself, as often as I want, and reap the abundant benefits. There is such a desire to share with others the potential for living and showing how good they can feel. Of course it’s more complicated than that, but I wanted to try and put it into just one sentence. No matter how dark, down, sick, tired, hopeless, diseased, or negative someone is, if they are not ready or genuinely desiring change for themselves, I can do nothing (except the lesson below). That is near impossible for me to accept, but it’s showing up every time I turn around, maybe to remind me of its’ truth. The lesson: live your best life ever, share with others how you do it, and feel deep gratitude and good feelings as they come on board. This is what it’s all about, for me anyway!

This post is really just an acknowledgement of the state in which Americans live. Check out www.NaturalNews.com for more enlightening information.

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About Bethanne Wanamaker

Bethanne Wanamaker is a certified holistic nutritionist, conscious living expert, and the founder of Edible Goddess, an international health & lifestyle brand that cares deeply about your empowerment. She teaches progressive strategies that awaken you to your highest potential by following the body's inherent wisdom and aligning with an intentional mindset, holistic approach, self nourishing practices, and high self value. Bethanne advocates gradual yet significant shifts of upgraded dietary choices that ultimately lead you to the freedom and confidence of eating intuitively. By living in harmony with nature, you can have what you want. She is known for getting results quickly with committed clients who want to live a wildly rewarding, super fun, truly healthy and happy life!

1 comment on “Fear, self-sabotage, and unlimited potential

  1. I like what you write. I think the fear thing you mention is about clash of culture…and you definitely represent a different culture for those Americans steeped in American product marketing. Most folks are lulled into believing that because they don’t eat donuts every meal and once in a while eat steamed broccoli and carrots, they eat fairly well. A legacy of poor nutritional education and way too many product commercials lead most folks to think the marketed way is the right way. I think this creates a real uphill battle when speaking with many about health. Doctors too, often seem very reluctant to consider the impact of quality nutrition and natural remedies.

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