Stop Disaster Thinking

One of the biggest challenges we’re facing is the problem of getting sucked into 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 is a fairly  simple process.

With the Intuitive Learning Circle method, you can easily use the Circles 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. 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 too much attention to that isn’t in my best interests?”

It’s important that you take whatever answer comes to you because that answer is your Inner Guidance speaking to you.

Step 2:

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, what kind of thoughts and decisions would be better for you to make? Don’t judge, just keep a mental note. Oftentimes when we change our decisions, the situation begins to change too.

Step 3:

Use this Circle to help connect you with your Spirit. This may take a few minutes, so take all the time you need. Move around and stretch if you like.

“I am empowered to make beneficial decisions and maintain my highest good – now and in the future.”

Step 4.

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

“Am I willing to close the leaky pathways in my awareness that leads to disaster thinking and energy drains?”

If the answer is “yes”, use your imagination to pull your free will back from the brink and see the pathways close – nice and secure. If the answer you get is “no”, what is the mindset that’s creating the problem?

Step 5:

Check into your sense of direction…

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

If you’re confused, let Dog Medicine help you get back on track.


Step 6.

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 healthy 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. Make sure you clear any shock you’re experiencing with Resolving Shock.
    2. Strengthen your resilience with Managing Anxiety.
    3. Clear inappropriate interference and paranoia with Dispelling Self-doubt.


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 if you’d like a private session.

Rheanni Lightwater - Learning resiliency

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: 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.