Afraid of Escalators

I'm afraid of escalators! I will avoid them at all costs. I will go to the back of a store to find the elevator rather than ride an escalator. I get all sweaty and feel dizzy when I step on to one. I wonder will I miss the step? What if I fall? I don't know if this is an unreasonable fear or not. I'm not even sure I need to get over it.

Today when we were at the Barnes and Noble in the Asheville mall I was upstairs where my favorite genre of books are. After I browsed awhile I saw some writing how-to books along with dictionaries way in the back of the store. Bernie had gone down to another store to do an errand and said he'd look for me upstairs. I was standing by the railing waiting for him because if I went back to where the writing books were he'd have a hard time finding me. While waiting I was watching people riding the up escalator. One man was actually reading a book as he stood on those moving stairs. Another gal ran up the stairs. A couple were leaning sideways toward each other conversing. Everyone seemed so calm as if riding an escalator was an every day occurrence, nothing to be afraid of. I guess one can calmly practice riding an escalator in their minds and use EFT to tap on the fear. Do I want to? Does it matter? Do we have to get over every fear we have? What do you think? Do you have any fears that stop you from doing things you'd like to do?

P.S. I don't like riding down escalators either.


MO Min Pin Rescue said...

I think that some fears are never gotten over and actually some people don't even care if they get over them. :) I hate flying. It scares me. But it's really okay with me if I never had to fly again.

Jean Maurie said...

You would fly if you wanted to get someplace fast wouldn't you? I'm not sure if I would ride an escalator unless maybe the building was on fire. I looked at the down escalator and thought about trying it but wasn't interested in scaring myself.

vicki Jenkins said...

Thank you for sharing Jean Maurie, I don't like escalators either but it never occurred to me that I could refuse to get on one.
I was thinking, this must come from a past life, and since there were no escalators in the past, I got visions of the Aztec Pyramids and the victims walking UP those long stairs knowing at the top their hearts would be cut out and thrown DOWN the steps.
But regarding fear, I think it's important we see that we have the fear, yes, awareness is always the key to rising above. I feel, if fear stops us, then we need to at the least know why.
I also seen in your blog much of the fear was from your mind, NOT the escalator and I wonder if you seen the steps as a ride to Heaven instead of fear if that would help?
If you do ever want to get past that fear, I'd ride one up and down for a long time, over and over until it was just so fearless for you, that you got a good laugh out of it when you think back to how "fear" stopped you.
I love you, I think I was on those steps with you back then. haha
Vicki Jenkins

Jean Maurie said...

Thanks Vicki. I don't try to figure out where thing come from anymore. I just tap (which I will do with my thriving now team)and see what comes up. When we tap the emotions speak to us and then we get a picture of what age we were when this started. It may just be a balance problem. I do think that if I tap and see myself confidently and happily riding an escalator, then very possibly I will approach one and I will realize the fear is gone and I am on it. That would be fantastic wouldn't it? I could even tap ON the elevator.

That is interesting about the past life connection too. I love this and love to delve into it deeper. It piques my interest, always has. So who knows, we just might have been there together. I've read that we all reincarnate together i groups.

Love, Maurie