Light up your Fears with Dynamite
Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Hello from the gorgeous Colorado! This place is magnetic to me. I love the people, the scenery, the food, the adventure and the ability to feel crazy connected to God here. Today, we are snowed in with an epic blizzard, which is perfect to give me time here break down two black-diamond topics on the Vlog!
First, I have the coolest guest vlogger with me today: Mya Wiltse! Mya, one of my step daughters (AKA bonus babies!), shares her fear of completing a Black Diamond ski run. This run was her biggest goal of our trip, and she shares her thoughts with me on a chair lift in a way that is refreshing, uplifting and wise-beyond-her-years kind of way.
This year, with my word of the year being SNOW GLOBE, we are back for more snow. This time, staying in Breckenridge, and they received more than 49 inches the last seven days! Colorado is experiencing record breaking avalanche report. All day long yesterday when we were on the slopes, we could hear the rumbling of the dynamite they're deploying to keep everyone safe. And, it made me think about all the areas in our life that could use some explosive disruption. Can you imagine, lighting a stick of dynamite to an area of your life and disrupting it? You would let the the storm rage and know that everyone and things will be safe after just dealing with it.
This vlog, from the balcony of our condo, shares how I lit up a real-life, crippling fear two years ago with the biggest stick of dynamite. The effects were far different than I imagined.
"It made me think about all the areas in our life that could use some explosive disruption. Can you imagine, lighting a stick of dynamite to an area of your life and disrupting it?"
A few years back, I was working through a very scary area of my life with my life coach, Julia Woods. I was experiencing fear, paranoia and a lack of security from a stalker. I wanted to back away and pretend like the issue wasnt there. I wanted to put my head in the sand and wish and hope it would just go away. Instead, Julia and Tray challenged me to face it head on—to put an end to it once and for all. As the court date grew closer to requesting a restraining order, again, my fear was this time screaming at me to walk away - pretend like it wasn't there. I met with my lawyer and he asked me a question I will never forget. I told him I was afraid to see this person in court and I wanted to walk away. He asked, "Why, so he can go do this to another woman instead?" And, in that very moment, I decided to press on. Much like the scheduled avalanches, I lit a stick of dynamite and blew up everything I was afraid of in this scenario.
"Much like the scheduled avalanches, I lit a stick of dynamite and blew up everything I was afraid of in this scenario."
My coach gave me an amazing thing to think about. She said, Brooke your life is much like climbing the mountain. There are days you will take a few steps up the mountain and there are seasons you need to go back to base camp and hunker in for safety. Nonetheless, you must train to withstand the wind. Your life is meant to be lived at the top of the mountain and the winds, conditions, air and environment is tough up there. You must train your mind and body to withstand the harshest of conditions at the top of the mountain. When this is accomplished, you will climb higher and farther than you ever thought possible.
Today, I want to encourage you to face your fears. Face the deepest, darkest fears in your heart—specifically the ones you are not dealing with.
I believe to do this, you must first train your mind that you will win. Second, when you become afraid in the storm, you must change your state to picturing your life at the other end of the battle.
My message to you from the mountains today is “the best views are always after the hardest climbs!”
Your life is not easy. It’s not supposed to be. When you learn how to use lessons that were meant to harm you for good you are able to climb higher and farther than ever imagined.
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher