How to Fly the Friendly Skies; When You’d Rather Keep Your Feet on the Ground!

IMG_2652.jpgThose who know me know I have one ginormous fear……heights!!

Get me up high and I think everyone is out to kill me!

I’m serious!

Just ask Tom!

When I say I hate heights and someone says, “You just need to face your fear!”

I internally roll my eyes!

They obviously JUST.DON’T.GET.IT!!!

I have tried to face it many times.

You know when you walk in a room and you turn the light on by flipping a switch?

That is exactly what happens to me when I get up high!

It’s like a switch inside me and it feels like death is imminent.

So, knowing an airplane ride is coming up is not a feeling of excitement to me.

I can’t even watch T.V. or movies without seeing someone on a plane and immediately

feeling extremely nauseous!

As the trip was just a couple days away I went and did what I do best….research!

I thought maybe there is something out there that could help me!

I’ve made oil roll-on blends, oil inhalers, oil in my necklace but surely there was

something else.

I even considered going to the doctor and seeing if they could give me something to help

me relax about it all!

If you know me, you know this is a big deal too!

As I started to research and read I found that those type of meds do not help up in the

sky.

I can’t remember why right now, but I think it’s something with the altitude and your

anxiety, I guess it might even have a really bad, like death effect on you!

Ya, no thanks!

Back to the drawing board!

I found an app of all things called SOAR.

It was created by Tom Bunn, who is a retired airline captain turned therapist.

I read EVERYTHING on that app!

There are videos too but they cost so, I haven’t watched them.

The tips in there helped me to stay extremely calm.

To the point that Tom, my husband, was even amazed on the plane trip.

God also gave me a verse for the trip.

The one on the way there was:

“11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”

Ephesians 6:11-18

Although, to be honest I could only remember the part that says, put on the shield of

faith!

My mind goes blank in stressful situations! Haha!

So after such great success in feeling calm and confident on the plane I wanted to share it with you too!

If you suffer with these same feelings I hope it helps!

Knowledge is KEY!!!

If you want to check out the app you can click here.

I hope it helps you as it helped me!

Blessings,

Kendra

 

 

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