I overcame my 30 year fear of dogs with 1 hour or less of work per day for 4 days, without being near a dog, or a dog consultant.
I used a personal transformation and healing technique that is done internally to help resolve external situations.
I have kept this story mostly to myself since now as I have been on quite an intense and introspect spiritual journey after having no other apparent choice.
My mind did not have the answers on why everything around, and in me, was falling apart.
That's a story in itself, but let's get back to overcoming the fear of dogs.
I recall that my fear of dogs started when I was about 8 years old with our direct neighbours having two dogs in their front garden.
These two dogs were an Alsatian / German Shephard and the other seemed like a Doberman, and so for me as an 8 year old, they were big dogs.
They were always on the other side of a see through wooden slatted fence in the front garden.
And they were almost always there every day when I returned home from school.
As soon as I got near the front of our house, the dogs always barked loudly and I really felt those barks get into me.
I found the whole experience very aggressive, and I would often not be able to walk down the path and open or knock on the front door to get myself into the house.
And I cannot even now remember how I got into the house. Perhaps I waited for someone else, or one of my parents to arrive and accompany me into the house.
I also recall walking around the block and approaching the house from the other end of the street, but that did not help.and I would again wait outside and I found myself often having to go to some relatives of my father who live across the street.
The dogs saw or heard me approaching from the other side of the house, and their barking would start.
As above, I often waited outside on the street, go to a relative of my father who lived across the street.
On the occasions I do recall having the courage to walk down the path to the front door, I recall the size of the dogs, and the ferocity of their barks and actions.
And that is where I believe my fear of dogs came from.
Since then I could feel my body contract when I was near a dog, and I could sense that dogs could sense the fear in me.
Dogs would also often bark at me, and run after me.
With what I know now, perhaps the dogs had their own internal issues, or that they simply wanted to play.
But at the time, those thoughts did not come to mind, and the situations did not feel playful.
On some occasions, I froze until the dog got bored and went away, or its owner called it away.On other
On other occasions, I would run away, with the dog running after me.
For decades, being close to dogs was simply not a pleasant experience.
The law of attraction.
I started my spiritual journey with an introduction to the Law Of Attraction, which in the simplest terms states that our thoughts create our experiences.
I liked the idea but with further research and practice in the Law Of Attraction, I realised something quite important.
After creating experiences, I realised that the journey and outcomes of creating experiences were actually not making me happy.
There was a short period where there was a WOW factor, but it was short lived, often being only seconds, or just being a great story to tell.
The realisation that wanting and desires were not really making me happy, created a desire for the search for what I was missing, what else I need to know.
Further down the spiritual journey, both the teaching and realisation came to me that if thoughts create our experiences, then I had somehow my fear of dogs.
And that fear seemed to originate from the experiences of the two dogs when I was about 8 years old.
Transformation and healing.
I later came across information and teachings about transformation and healing.
And I thought that perhaps they could perhaps undo and resolve my fear of dogs.
When I had quality time to myself, I used the teachings for up to an hour every day, for about 4 days.
After using the information and teachings to help resolve other issues in life, I discovered that there is sort of an end point to doing the practice.
The end point can be said to be a bit like taking some rest when you have the flu, and having a feeling that even though the symptoms haven't completely gone, you feel good enough to get on with day to day activities.
I felt that I had reached that OK point after about 4 days of doing the practice, but I had intended to carry on using the practice until I was sure it worked in resolving my fear of dogs.
At that time, I took a walk in the park every day as I started to get tired doing my work sitting in front of the laptop for long periods of time.
On one day around after the 4 days of using the teachings, I was walking on the path that circled the whole park, and I noticed a dog come towards me.
I could feel myself start to contract, but something was different.
To my surprise, I noticed the dog look at me in a submissive way and which I did not expect not experienced in the past.
The dog walked off the path onto the grass and around me.
Previously, I would freeze, or I would be walking off the path to avoid the dog.
I noticed this more submissive behavior with other dogs in different situations over the next few weeks.and I vaguely recall continuing to use the technique for a little longer as a part of me did not believe how my experience of dogs had changed.
And I vaguely recall continuing to use the teachings for a little longer as a part of me did not believe how my experience of dogs had changed, but as I wanted to keep that change.
I am now much more comfortable with dogs.
I can touch them and even enjoy playing with them.
Whenever I think about this first 'test' of transformation and healing, a part of me remembers how awesome it all was and that the teachings work.
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