Stop Disaster Thinking

One of the biggest challenges of facing confusing situations is the problem of disaster thinking.

It’s so easy to get sucked into negative, disaster thinking. All you have to do is turn on any form of media and within minutes you’re hit with intense waves of anger, fear, even paranoia. Before you know it, your energy is drained and you’re feeling hopeless.

Stop Disaster ThinkingOf course there are plenty of disastrous events that are actually happening. I’m not suggesting that you isolate, live in denial or surround yourself with ‘nothing to see here’ apathy. However, paying too much attention to problems while ignoring the solutions is like watching a rotten foundation collapse under your feet and assuming the rest of the building is going to stay upright and stable. It ain’t gonna happen!

Our problems can’t be solved from the same mental position they were created from. A positive balance can be struck by consciously pulling your attention and energy away from the problems and redirecting them to genuinely helpful solutions.

It may sound hard to do, but learning to stop disaster thinking can happen with a holistic approach that includes Mother Nature.

Stop Disaster Thinking in the New ParadigmWith the Intuitive Learning Circle method, you can easily use the Circles and Animal Totems below as refocusing tools. All you have to do is be open and follow the simple directions.

Each Circle helps gather unconscious information, organize awareness and illuminate solutions that come directly from your Soul. You are in charge!

Start out by taking a moment to consider what kinds of situations really suck you in. At this moment, what seems to be draining you?  

An energy drain could be anything – time, work, family, politics, technology, social media or even a personal relationship.

What kind of disaster thinking comes to mind first?

Next, scroll down and gaze softly at the short sequence of Intuitive Learning Circles below. Let each Circle help you access intuitive answers to the questions that go along with them.


Step 1:

Take a moment to relax and take a few deep breaths. Let your shoulders drop and gently look at the Circle in whatever way that appeals to you. Once you feel pretty relaxed. Ask yourself this question:

“What am I paying attention to and is that in my best interests?”

“What am I making up about this? Is my imagination running wild or am I perceiving it realistically?

It’s important that you take whatever answer comes to you because that answer is having a significant effect on you.


Step 2:

Consider if you may be fixating on the problem. If you are, your mental / emotional energy is feeding directly into the problem instead of solving it!

See if you can soften your thoughts and attention by relaxing with this Circle. Breathe into it and visualize the lines getting all soft and wavy, like limp, loose spaghetti noodles.


Step 3.

Gaze softly at this next Circle that helps you access your unconscious decisions:

“What decisions am I making about this situation? What have I decided about myself? Are those productive thoughts?”

If they are productive, great! Make them even stronger. If they’re not productive, you may need to release fixated thoughts again with Step 2.

What kind of thoughts and decisions would be better for you to follow? Don’t judge, just relax and let this Circle help you turn your thoughts around. Oftentimes when we change our thoughts and decisions, the situation begins to change too.


Step 4.

Do you need to change any intentions that are interfering with your health or happiness? If you do, it’s time to surrender them like old ashes out of a shaman’s prayer pipe.


Step 5.

Use this Soul Prayer Chart to help you communicate with your Soul’s new intentions using the lighter, easier flow of life force available in the new Age of Aquarius (Air).

Start by closing down old, harmful energy channels from the Piscean Age (Water).

“I close down all harmful energy channels.”

“All aspects of my mind, body and nervous system are receiving helpful, generative life force. I am open to communication channels from my Soul.”


Step 6.

As you gaze at this Reiki Chakra Key for balancing your Crown Chakra, ask yourself:

“Am I willing to align my chakra system with this new communication channel and generative life flow?”

If the answer you get is “no,” what is the mindset that you’re experiencing? Is it creating a problem or a solution? What would help?

If the answer is “yes,” use your imagination to integrate with that energy.  Pull your energy away from disaster thinking and bring it back to connect with your Soul. This may take a while. Take a break, move around or stretch for a few minutes.


Step 7.

Now that you’ve decided to take good care of yourself, seal up those drains in your energy field – nice and secure.

“All leaks and drains affecting my energy are closing down and shutting off in accordance with my highest good.”

Now you’re ready to re-direct all that energy to the care and feeding of your body, mind and Soul!


Step 8.

Use this Circle to help connect you with your heart center which will empower your highest good.

“I am empowered to make beneficial decisions and maintain my highest good – for my own sake and the sake of others.”

Again, this may take a few minutes to integrate, so do what you are inspired to do. Move around and stretch if you like.



Step 9:

Check into your sense of direction…

“Am I clear and heading in the direction that’s genuinely helpful to me?”

If you’re confused, relax and let Dog Medicine help you turn around and get back on track.


Step 10.

Imagine that your spirit can turn you towards the direction of your highest good and close the door completely on all that disaster thinking. 

“All harmful pathways are sealed and healed.
I follow the direction of my Soul’s protection.” 

Once you’re clear that you’re heading in the right direction, you have successfully pulled yourself out of disaster thinking.



Now that you know how to use the Circles and what they can do, you might want to experiment some more. There’s a list of possibilities in the next section.

Learning Resiliency - Extra-intuitive Activities

How Can You Choose a Mind Exercise or Self-care Formula That Will Further Help You?

There are three processes that I recommend in this situation:

    1. Clear any ptsd you’re re- experiencing with Healing Emotional Shock.
    2. Strengthen your gut instinct and self-healing powers with Trust Your Gut Instinct.
    3. Head in the right direction with Develop Clear Perception.


Take a look at the red symbol below and ask your heart:
“Which strengthening exercise would help me, right now? Process #1.. 2.. or 3?”

SOS - Soul Oriented Solutions

Remember to take the very first answer that comes to you, because that’s your intuition (Inner Wisdom) speaking. If more than one process comes up, make a mental note of the order they came to you. Start with the one that came first, then see if you need more help.

Once you have your process number, go ahead and click on the link to that number and follow the directions.

This is the intuitive way to decide which process would help you with disaster thinking right now!

Of course, if you want, you can always call (505) 271-4612 or email us at [email protected] if you’d like a private online session with Rheanni.

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Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in learning difficulties and mind body healing  using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning CirclesReiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email your request to: [email protected] or text her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday.

This Mind Exercise 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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