Dispelling Self-doubt and Projections

This exercise, Dispelling Self-doubt is an excerpt from the Soul Oriented Solutions PTSD Workbook by Rheanni Lightwater ~

 Use this mind exercise for dispelling self-doubt when you are:

  • Suddenly overcome with distrust or confusion
  • Sorting out what’s really going on in a relationship
  • Having trouble distinguishing what’s true and what’s not
  • Caught up in the past and need to clear the slate
  • Wanting to let go of thoughts or beliefs that cause you harm.

Dispelling Self-doubt Mind Exercise PTSDIt’s so important to understand that sometimes we’re tapping into a collective fear or the judgements of those around us – even if we’re in a basically healthy situation ourselves. Empathic abilities are more prevalent than most people would have you believe.

People are sensitive to each others thoughts and emotions more than ever, and it’s especially easy to tap into negative thoughts that you grew up with as a child because they’re so familiar. Yet, you don’t want to live in the past or under the shadow of other people’s projections.

When making decisions about what’s best for you now, you want to be able to distinguish between a thought or a memory and the reality of what’s really happening in the present.

Dispelling Self--doubt Projection-ReflectionThis self-care formula for Dispelling Self-doubt is here to help you clear away some of those projections and see things more clearly, from your own viewpoint. If your efforts to solve a problem are causing you to become overwhelmed and frustrated, go through this exercise and watch how your perspective changes! By playing, you’ll get to the bottom of what’s going on and access your intuition, which will give you constructive guidance on how to effectively come to a solution, at least for yourself.

Here’s how it works:
Start with both feet flat on the floor and keep your arms and legs uncrossed. Gaze softly at the Circle in Step One while you repeat the affirmations that go with it for several minutes.
You will probably feel a lot of energy moving while you do this exercise – that’s all right, that means the Circles are working to unlock a fixated pattern and get you ready for the rest of the exercise. You will know you’re done when the energy calms down and you can think clearly. Then you can move on to the remaining Circles with each of their affirmations to complete the process.

Mind Body Integration

Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Once you’re done, your energy will be more your own and you will have a much clearer idea of what is actually going and what you can do about it.

Be sure to take some time afterward to relax and rest.

Dispelling Self-doubt and Projections

Step One:

Relax and gaze gently at this Soul Circle while you ask yourself this question:
“Is there someone or something in my life today that I don’t trust?”


Step Two:

Tune into this Circle to help you identify what’s involved.
Who or what is it about? There may be more than issue.
Is this real or a projection?
Is it a memory that seems real to you?


Step Three:

Make a mental list of the fears, assumptions and judgements that come to you. Include any beliefs about yourself, others or the situation in general that’s having a negative effect on you. Consider how things are appearing, what others are saying and what’s happened in the past. Is there a pattern of prejudice based on gender roles, status, sexual preferences, levels of experience, intelligence or general abilities?

Examples: Is there something about the physical situation? Is there an emotional component? Are you unclear about your role or responsibilities? When was the last time you felt this way?

“I assume ______. I’m afraid ______. My judgment is ______. I believe ______.”


Step Four:

Now that you have your list, go back through the answers and ask yourself:

“Are these things really true?”
“Do they have to be this way?”

Whether they are or not, see if you can move them away from you and to the Light or puncture them like balloons so that you can see them more objectively and not take them so personally.


Step Five:

Imagine that your list of untrue thoughts and beliefs can be gathered up and gently burned until there’s nothing left but ashes. Go ahead and see that happening in your mind’s eye right now…

Now that you’ve burned them up forever, is your mind calmer?


Step Six.

Make a new agreement to use the generative life force available in the New Paradigm. This new energy can be used to protect, manifest and communicate effectively through the Element of Air.

“All harmful energy channels are closed down.”

“My mind and body is open to receive generative life force.”


Step Seven:

Are there any other mental, emotional or spiritual issues that you need to let go of?

Are you willing to let them go? If so, relax and see them disappearing into the Light, like balloons in the sky.

If you’re not willing to let them go, why not?
Are they still serving you in some way?

Would it help to go through the formula again specifically around these issues?


Step Eight:

Take a moment now and make sure you’re connecting with your True Self.

“I remove falsehood, self-doubt and projections, like pulling up an old sweater up and off of me.” 

“I am true to myself and send falsehood up to the Light.”


Step Nine.

If the issues are gone and you feel clear, you’re ready to focus on productive activities that will help you create a happier life.

“I connect with productive thoughts and solutions.”

You may want to make a list of things you can do now that will actually help you create that happier life.


Step Ten.

Focus your attention and energy on these activities, like aiming at a bullseye.


You have freed yourself from the grip of projections, paranoia and self-doubt. Now would be a good time to explore the possibilities that you’re open to now.

Dispelling Self-doubt: Continuing Your Journey ~

The purpose of the Soul Oriented Solutions series is to give you additional resources to turn to when you are going through difficult times and need to stay strong. You are encouraged to share this information with others whom you feel might benefit from it.

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Rheanni Lightwater - Author of Soul Oriented Solutions

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles™, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom, Skype or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule.

Dispelling Self-doubt should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

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Intuitive Consulting with Rheanni Lightwater

You can have a private intuitive clearing or consulting session with Rheanni Lightwater online using Zoom or you can meet her in person in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Mountain Standard Time).

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Rheanni Lightwater is a Hypnotherapist, Award Winning Author and Energy Medicine Practitioner. She is co-owner of Soul Resources, LLC and is Certified in Hypnosis, Regression Therapy, Biosomatics, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Integrative Kinesiology, Space Clearing and is an Advanced Reiki / Energy Medicine Teacher.

She has been in the Healing Arts since 1991. Rheanni sees her role in the healing process as a teacher who can guide you through some of the more difficult transitions of your life. She offers a safe, learning space for you to discover how powerful and capable you are.

Her specialties include medical intuition, trauma resolution and environmental energy clearings that recalibrate and connect you with your highest potential. Private Sessions and Tutorials are available online through Zoom or in person when you come to visit Soul Resources in the City Different – Santa Fe, New Mexico.

To schedule an initial consultation, call (505) 271-4612 or you can send an inquiry to [email protected]

Santa Fe Intuitive: In My Words,  Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP

The phrases I use most often when describing what I do are ‘freedom and choice,’ ‘being joyful,’ ‘personal responsibility’, ‘sustainable prosperity’ and ‘planting the seeds for happiness’. During an initial consultation, I’ll want to know what you want to have happen and if I can assist you in getting there. I see my role in the healing process as a mentor who can guide you through some of the more difficult transitions of your life. I offer a safe, learning space for you to discover how powerful and capable you are.

My background

I believe in the innate healing capabilities of the human spirit. When I first began studying the area of self-healing and soul retrieval in 1998, I already had eight years of bodywork experience working with people who had suffered from traumatic experiences. I saw everything from emotional and physical abuse, to sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress. I learned how the body forms patterns of contraction and hyperextension to compensate and protect itself from pain. I found out that the memory of a traumatic event is held in the tissue and perpetuated through stress messages that are routinely sent through the central nervous system like a continuous feedback loop.

It became apparent to me as I worked with ptsd, that most people’s impulses and immediate reactions to situations are based on their past experiences. Bits of important movements and memories become frozen through trauma or shock, leaving the person in a state of amnesia. I also noticed that people with this kind of amnesia can be highly sensitive and often have difficulty following through on their goals and hopes for the future. 

I have observed recurring episodes where physical and mental symptoms would erupt, seemingly without warning. However, these episodes are almost always triggered by an event or person that brings back memories of a past traumatic event. It seems that the mind and body are definitely working together on some unknown level to sabotage any efforts made towards full recovery. 

As a part of my own journey, I have also been working through learning disabilities resulting from traumatic early life situations. I have suffered from dyslexia for as long as I could remember. My mind would often go blank and anxiety attacks were frequent and debilitating.

One day, I decided that no matter what, I would find a way to bridge the gap between the limited life I was living and the life I dreamed of having. I decided that I would search every avenue that might bring me into contact with that unknown level where mind and body meet and rectify the damage that had been done. At the time, the books all said that victims of trauma and abuse could never fully recover, that they would at best, just learn to live with it. I wasn’t willing to settle for that answer.

I pursued every modality available to me, including Hypnotherapy, Hanna Somatics, Cranial-sacral Therapy, Structural Integration and dozens of other forms of bodywork. I learned about Homeopathy and put myself in the care of a fine Homeopathic Nurse Practitioner in Los Angeles.

Anything that held promise, I investigated tirelessly. I came into contact with various forms of indigenous healing – Hawaiian, Peruvian, Chinese, Tibetan and Native American – just to name a few. I meditated, learned kinesiology and got attuned to Reiki. In 1998, I began writing about what was working and why. I studied soul retrieval, dreams and symbology, shamanism and theories about the collective unconscious. Each modality was helpful in its own way, yet I kept having trouble holding ground. I would do all right for a while, but then I’d fall back into the same old patterns.

It wasn’t enough for me to just escape from unwanted thoughts and feelings. I had learned that problems cannot be solved from the same mental position they were created from. During intensive shamanic journeys it became clear that a transformation of consciousness was required to get from where I was to where I wanted to be and that my emotional healing was inextricably interwoven with how I was relating to my environment. What I needed was a way to retrain myself to adapt to the changes happening all around me. I needed to be stronger,  more resilient and able to access  inner resources I didn’t know I had. That is when the Intuitive Learning Circles came into being and my intuitive abilities came in full force. 

Rheanni Lightwater, Santa Fe Intuitive Using KinesiologyIn 2002, I started working as a medical intuitive at a Naturopathic Detoxing Clinic in Tigard, Oregon that specialized in helping highly sensitive people detox from exposure to harmful chemicals, electro-magnetic poisoning and heavy metals. I was asked to come up with energy medicine protocols that would assist people in detoxing quicker and easier.  I succeeded with the Re-balancing Cellular Resonance process using the Intuitive Learning Circles. Soon, the Doctors started sending me home with the patients to find out what they were reacting to in their environment. That is when I discovered how important Feng Shui and space clearing is to living a happy, healthy life. 

Now, my husband Bob and I are here in Santa Fe, New Mexico and I am excited to share what I know with this extraordinary community. Out of my search for wholeness, peace and self-love, I humbly offer the mind body healing, intuition training and self-help books of Soul Resources LLC. 

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Setting Up A Safe Space

SOS Mind Exercise #8: Setting Up a Safe Space

Rheanni LightwaterSOS - Setting Up A Safe PlaceYour environment is very important to your emotional health. It gives you a sense of belonging and support. It also gives you a place to center yourself and be grounded in. If you’re not experiencing that where you are now, you can do something about it or at least open up to some helpful possibilities by going through Mind Exercise #8 Setting Up a Safe Space from SOS – Soul Oriented Solutions.

In this mind exercise you will be utilizing your intuitive insight to implement very simple changes that can make a world of difference in how your space feels. You’ll discover that your intuition and unconscious mind are much more aware of your environment than you know!

Setting Up a Safe Space is for you if you are:

~ Going through a major transition or renovation
~ Feeling ill or unsafe in your environment
~ Having difficulty sleeping
~ Sensing that clutter is taking over
~ Experiencing difficulty in moving forward
~ Repeatedly feeling restless or anxious
~ Wanting your environment to support your personal growth.

Go through this mind exercise by reading each step and then gazing softly at the Circle that goes with it to gain insight about what creative changes you can make in your environment that will help you. Learn more about the Intuitive Learning Circles >

1. The goal of Setting Up a Safe Space is for you to get clarity about how well your space is supporting you and what you might do to make improvements.

First, take some time to slow down while you gaze softly at the Circle. Breathe in and out several times. Drop your shoulders. Relax your jaw.

Now that you’re relaxed, imagine you can see the space you’re inquiring about moving in slow motion.

What do you notice?

Go ahead and make notes about what you sense.


2. Feeling safe is a major priority. Innocent happenings such as loud noises, flashing lights, repetitive motion or high frequencies can cause unpleasant reactions in you without your being consciously aware of them. Gaze at this Circle and ask for help so that you can get more aware.

Is there anything in your space or immediate environment that could be triggering an unsettling reaction in you?

  • Is there a flashing light? Sudden movements?
  • A sound? Are there disturbing frequencies?
  • Are toxic influences present? Anything else?


3. There may be clutter in the environment that causes you to be anxious.

Relax and ask these questions: “How does clutter affect me?”

“Is there any clutter that I can remove that will help ease the situation?”

“What is it and where is it located?”

Is there anything else?”


4. Physical objects carry a lot of energy through them, especially if they have been gifted to you or are second hand pieces. These could be books, furniture, pictures and other objects of art. They could be inside the building or outside.

Are there any objects that are having a negative effect on you or anyone else in your space? Include pets and frequent visitors

If so, can you identify them? What is the concern?

Do they simply need to be moved or rearranged?

Do they need to be cleaned or removed completely?


5. Is there anything else that’s irritating you?

Identify it if you can.

What will remedy the situation?

Does something need to be moved, cleaned, cleared or rearranged?

Does anything need to be removed completely?

Is there anything else?


6. Is there anything that you could bring into your space that would help you be more creative or productive?

Would anything increase your good health or happiness?

Could anything be done to increase your sense of safety?

What might you add that would bring more beauty into your space?

Congratulations! You can finish Setting Up a Safe Space by reminding yourself that you have a place to be and now you have a plan to make it even better!

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Setting Up a Safe Space is one of nine self-care formulas and mind exercises from SOS Soul Oriented Solutions, a self-help journal for your inner journey from emotional stress to self-love by Rheanni Lightwater.


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Rheanni Lightwater - Author, Feng Shui ConsultantIf you have a question about your space, Rheanni Lightwater is an expert in the art of placement and energy flow.
She has 19+ years experience in energy medicine and feng shui. Her advanced clearing techniques are available through a personal Space Clearing and Feng Shui Appointment if you feel that the Mind Exercise for Setting Up a Safe Space doesn’t address all of your needs.

Setting Up a Safe Space should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.