I have been waiting patiently to write an article on Covid, as I decided right at the beginning that I would first observe, the behaviour and the state of being of the people, and everything in between.
I somehow knew that the lock down was not going to be a done and dusted thing in a month or two, and I also somehow knew that life as we knew it for the last decade would NEVER be the same again. It saddens me greatly, to see just HOW MUCH it has changed, not just personal lives, but customary routine in businesses and of course the grim state of world wide economics. It has certainly brought things to the surface that may have been there all along, but not as intensified.
Let’s just call it by it’s name……FEAR…FEAR AND MORE FEAR!!! It has definitely brought FEAR to the surface!
As if the human race did not already have enough stress and anxiety! The uncertainty and retrains that came with the lock down has definitely made everybody realize, that life can change literally in the blink of an eye. It has brought with it, frugal and cautious living for most and sadly a total collapse for others. It has demanded of people to re-assess their family life, their place of work and their social life. It has imposed changes that we would not have otherwise contemplated. The changes that were involuntary brought about are profound, and as we know, change does not come easy for the majority, especially if something worked quite well in a normal routine way.
there are people that have lost loved ones and businesses, that have to deal with loss and immense anxiety. There are families who have Covid survivors, that have to follow certain protocols in the hope that their health will return, which gives anxiety another meaning altogether. It is very different for everyone, but seriously raises stress levels beyond what some can take. Many people are still struggling through change and loss, and are merely taking it day by day in the hope to survive and restore!
I am happy to say, that there is a large percentage of people that have decided that change may not be such a bad thing, and have embraced the idea of finding ways to morph into a divergent direction or to navigate into uncharted waters. The one thing that everybody has in common at this time, is that we have all been close to, or are at THE TIPPING POINT.
The fact of the matter is………..Stress, Anxiety and Depression has more than tripled in the last 6 months.
But,I first want to make one thing very clear, I AM NOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS THAT COVID AND THE LOCK DOWN HAVE ON OUR LIVES. I am merely stating the obvious, to bring you to the harsh reality that if you are not willing to change direction then at least be willing to change YOUR MINDSET! Your MINDSET is THE ONE THING, that YOU HAVE ABSOLUTE CONTROL OVER, and that is your MOST POWERFUL TOOL RIGHT NOW!
So, this article is to help you take a different stance, on what could be perceived as a rather gloomy situation.
YOU CAN BRIGHTEN YOUR FUTURE……
IF YOU JUSTKNOW HOW…..
NEVER MIND my future…..
how can I brighten my NOW?…..
A mind That Is Stretched By A New Experience, Can NEVER Go Back To It’s Old Dimensions.
From: The Armed Forces of Light.
This is not a “ten steps to fixing” your life, or knowing all the answers. Your “NOW” will become brighter IF and when YOU become BRIGHTER!
The first thing that is super important to face, is the reality that NOTHING, WILL EVER BE THE SAME AS BEFORE AGAIN! Once you cross that bridge, or even start to build that bridge, your’e more than on your way. And with change always comes CHALLENGE! For most people, challenge is something they avoid, but in THIS INSTANCE it is something to “embrace”.
If you can’t embrace it…..then hold it in front of you and at least look at it, start a conversation with it, make it an acquaintance until you can canoodle with it!
And THAT will only happen when you relinquish the FEAR OF CHANGE, the fear of the unknown and the fear of loosing control!
Isn’t that what it’s all about? …….LOOSING CONTROL!
THE FEAR OF NOT BEING IN CONTROL truly manifests, when every aspect of your life suddenly takes a hundred and eighty degree turn, a paradigm shift, necessitated by unplanned circumstances. In YOUR mind, you HAVE TO BE IN CONTROL, because that means you are being responsible for your decisions, your actions and your life! And that is not at all a bad thing. The problem appears, when we fight to keep being in control despite the circumstances that “force” us to change direction suddenly and swiftly. This is a GUARANTEE for raising stress levels and a GUARANTEE for INCREASED ANXIETY!
YOU CAN DO THIS!….
SO WHAT DO YOU DO UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES?
I have found that even though six months have passed already, there are still many people that are only now deciding that it’s time to switch gears, as nobody really knew where the whole lock-down was going or how long it was going to last. Many were hoping that it would end soon and that everything will be as it was, so that life could resume were it left of. Be it as it may, we are all challenged in one way or another. So, here are a few tips for those of you who are in that place of exploration and don’t quite know where to start.
As difficult as this may seem, try not to go into panic mode. As “normal” as this reaction is, fear and panic numbs your thinking and you make irrational decisions.
Start by accessing the situation in a practical manner and be realistic about the facts. Your “battle” seems a lot easier when you know your “enemy”.
Make lists of the pro’s and con’s regarding the changes that you would have to make in your circumstances. It will help put things in perspective.
Never make a decision when you are emotional about the situation, be it anger or feelings of despair, or when you have a grievance toward the person or people involved.
Look for the positives in what you perceive as negatives.
Find a method or tool that will help you breathe easier and bring some stress relief.There are lots of different tools available on this website, that will be very helpful in dealing with stress and anxiety.
If your business has diminished, or you have been retrenched, then it’s time to think outside the box. Make a list of ALL the things/hobbies you enjoy and are good at, that could possibly generate an income. Choose the things that you have to spend the least money on to get started.
If you don’t have a hobby, but always wanted to do something that you never had time for, now is the time to explore those avenues.
There is a vast amount of on-line “jobs” and/or entrepreneurial opportunities to embark on. ON-LINE IS THE FUTURE. Don’t for a moment feel disorientated or absent if you are not familiar with this. You do not have to be proficient in computer skills, as there is a plethora of communities and websites that offer very good FREE training.
There are so many things, that can be discussed about this time you find yourself in, and it’s tough, make no mistake…..
BUT, one thing is for sure, you are faced with a “newness” that is challenging, yet exiting!
It’s just a matter of finding your “sea legs” on a stormy sea!
There is still so much beauty…
Find your solace in it…..
MY take on Covid…..
I am excited about the future of our planet. I know this sounds weird, because all the changes that this pandemic has brought have been challenging, to say the least! And there are people that have lost loved ones and businesses that have to deal with loss and immense anxiety, as I have mentioned in this article.
It is very different for everyone, and we all have personal and different stories to tell.
I myself is part of the re-inventing group, as our business was tourist related and of course, as the tourism doors and borders closed, so did our doors close. Not a welcome experience at all, as it happened at a time when our business was just about to be profitable, for the first time since we opened our doors, in just under two years. Hubby had to become even more innovative than before, and had to change the point of compass. To top it all, we had literally been fighting for his life until just a few months before Covid struck. Stress levels were high and challenges da plenty! Never the less, we both have immense gratitude that the tide of his health turned when it did, since crossing borders on a weekly basis to get to doctors etc., would have been beyond what our stress levels would have endured.
I am ABSOLUTELY convinced that although the lock-down has totally spiraled out of control, and some people are riddled with fear due the uncertainty of it all, there are immense blessings in disguise. Some families, who were “forced” to lock down together have made new connections with each other, despite the initial challenge of spending hours and hours together totally out of the norm. Businesses have been “forced” to change direction, and grasp the nettle, beyond what they even though possible. Entrepreneurs are “forced” to re-invent themselves as it where, and stretch their abilities to create something new, that will once again reach viable levels of economic restore and personal fulfillment.
There are people that are job less, homeless and feel worth less, and for that I am truly sorry, but hope that those who are not, can be of some service somewhere. I have seen more team work, camaraderie and empathy in communities than before, as if the energy of desperation brought with it a message to serve rather than being self-serving.
This is truly a time to take stock of one’s life. To see the shadow side that needs more light, to own up to the overactive ego and be willing to ditch it. This is a time to see the reflection of true caring and love in yourself, by seeing it in others. It’s brought the realization that at the end of the day, we all need someone to lean on and more importantly be willing for others to lean on us. All of this will eventually usher in a beautiful, warm, loving and healing light!!
When you experience a happening or an event in your life, happy or sad, your five senses “plug into” that external environment. It’s processed as sensory data, rushes back to your brain where masses of neurons organize themselves into networks and patterns, to reflect their interaction with that experience. The brain then makes a chemical which causes the emotion, and the emotion causes the feeling. Emotions are the end products of experiences, which is why we remember the experience. This is called a long term memory, and that’s why you can remember the detail of those events, where you were, what you were wearing, who you were with, what you had to eat etc. Sad and hurtful memories cause anxiety and even depression and eventually causes dis-ease in your physical body. So then, is it possible that we can obliterate those sad and painful memories?The answer is YES!
THINK WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT …..THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE
What you do on the outside of you will cause an effect inside of you. The thoughts that are creating the feeling of sadness and anxiety are the thoughts that are working “behind the scenes”, creating your emotions that trigger your anxiety. There are circuits in your brain that are connected to those thoughts and that cause you to behave the way you do. Recalling the memories of the experiences that cause the feelings of anxiety and pain is a sure way to keep your mind and body imprisoned. Your anxious brain causes you to think and feel the way you do, and how you think and how you feel creates your state of being. You need to break the “hard wiring” of those thoughts in your brain, because what wires together fires together. So, your thoughts and feelings of despair and anxiety etc. will cause your brain to be incoherent, like a massive thunderstorm with lightning bolts all over the place. Your brain shifts from one problem to another to try to find an outcome, like stepping on the gas and the brake at the same time. You narrow your focus to that of survival, and this is commonly known as your fight or flight mode.
THE SAME THOUGHTS PRODUCE THE SAME OUTCOME.
One of the most commonly asked questions I get all the time from people that suffer from stress, depression and anxiety is…… “why do the same things happen to me over and over again? Why do I attract the same people, experience the same bad luck, and attract the same circumstances?” This is because your thoughts are so hardwired in your brain that you think the same thought over and over again without even being aware of it. As if your’e so used to expecting something negative, that your thoughts come without you having to put too much effort into it. Common examples are, “it’s too good to be true” or “this can’t be” or “I’m sure they have made a mistake” when something good happens or something is in your favour.
A sure way to change your life, is to Rewire Your Anxious Brain!
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IT’S ELECTRIC…….IT’S MAGNETIC.
The crux of this, is that your thoughts produce an electrical charge in the quantum field and feelings produce the magnetic charge in the quantum field.
Thought sends the signal out and the feeling draws the event back to you. So what you think about, and how you feel about what you think about, is what you invite more of! No one is exempt from this……IT’S A QUANTUM LAW!!
ON THE EDGE OF THE LEDGE – DECISION TIME.
Your mind does not know the difference between the actual event or the memory of the event, it will produce the same outcome. The moment you re visit the event in your mind, is the moment the same chemicals are released to cause the same anxious feelings producing the same outcome…..your anxious brain! The more you frequent the same thoughts, the more momentum the frequency of the thought builds and the nearer the manifestation of it! The feeling of your anxiety and stress will become the depression and will eventually manifest as the dis-ease in your physical body, the diabetes, the heart condition, the chronic fatigue just to mention a few.
REMEMBER, the same choices lead to the same behaviours, which lead to the same experiences. The same experiences will create the same emotions and the same emotions will create the same feelings. THIS IS CALLED CREATION!
THE WAVE OF FREQUENCY …….
CAN BE A FREQUENT WAVE OF JOY.
Since your thoughts are carried on the wave of frequency, it will be the best place to start changing what manifests in your life. Change your thoughts so that your emotions can change, then the feeling will follow so that you can start “attracting” the good stuff. The healing, the good and gracious friends, the right partner etc. Waking up in the morning is when you start to create your day. What is the first thing that enters your mind when you open your eyes? Do you start thinking about your stressful day, your grumpy boss, your back pain, the terrible traffic, the fight you had with the phone company YESTERDAY ?
TRAIN YOUR MIND TO FEEL GOOD.
WHAT IS THE SECRET:- A clear intention plus an elevated emotion equals YOUR creation.
You knock your body out of physiological balance just by thought alone. How you think and how you feel broadcasts an electric signature that influence every atom in your body and your entire life. Here are some really good ways to start changing your anxious brain and ditch anxiety for good:-
If you want to ditch ANXIETY for good, then you need to raise your vibration.
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Create your day the moment you wake up,
before you even open your eyes.
Here are some examples:-
* Today, I choose to be the best version of myself that I can be.
* Think what would it be like to have a really awesome stress free and happy day. Then feel what it would be like to have the awesome stress free day.
* Give thanks for the awesome, stress free day ahead of time. That way, by being in a state of gratitude, your mind and emotions will fabricate the thought as if it has already happened.
* Have gratitude for all the blessings you already have in your life, your family, your partner, your health, or whatever you can truly feel the emotion of gratitude for. The more you think these thoughts, the more you are training your mind and emotions to FEEL what it feels like to feel good.
You will, biologically and neurologically re-invent yourself to a new mind and a new body, by no longer allowing the thoughts that make you anxious. New thoughts connected to new emotions will match new behaviour. You will emotionally signal your body chemically to signal new genes. You will re-wire your brain and create a new you and a new life.
Read, listen to and surround yourself with the people and things that help you think and feel what it is you would like to experience in your life. Negative thoughts cannot exist in a positive light. Visualize and act as if what makes you happy already exist in your life. You will eventually re-invent a new self.
When the word meditation comes up, whether it is in conversation with a friend or in a group discussion, it is generally perceived as something only spiritual people can do! Some people think you have to be a nun or spiritual leader or that you have to sit with a monk on a mountain in Tibet. This is the furthest from the truth! The fact of the matter is, meditation doesn’t have to be a spiritual journey ONLY, OR AT ALL for that matter. The word meditation in Tibetan literally means…..” To become familiar with” (to know thyself). And that is exactly why I meditate, is to know myself. The fact that meditation has and is changing my world and my life all the time, in ways that astonish me, means that it’s worth sharing. Meditation in essence is a science.
ENERGY IS FREQUENCY
Energy is frequency and frequency carries information. It carries the information of all your thoughts, your anger, your sadness as well as your thoughts of joy and well-being. How often have you walked into a place and remarked that there is a good vibe?, or just had a bad feeling about something? You feel the energy and the vibration. Thoughts are the language of the brain and feelings are the language of the body.How you think and how you feel creates your state of being. If you keep living in a negative state of being, it will become so familiar to you, that you will “become” that negative being, and the same goes for a positive state of being. Your body is always emitting light and information, and every cell in body emits energy, so if you are negative and frustrated or sad and angry, you will have destructive interference. Matter (something that occupies space) does not create energy, energy creates matter.
WHY MEDITATE …….?
You spend about 70 percent of your life, living in a state of disharmony in some way or another, (under the “rule” of life as we know it). When your’e living in constant disharmony or survival, your survival gene gets activated.
So, what does that mean? It means, that try as you may, you will always choose the worst case scenario out of all the possibilities and infinite potentials in the quantum field, because THE SURVIVAL gene is now running the show. When your’e in stress mode, you narrow your focus on the cause or the object and on matter. You are constantly busy analyzing your life when you’re in some disturbing emotion and when your survival mode is switched on, you won’t be thinking about how to calm your mind or emotions, you will be thinking about running or hiding. You have to be able to turn of the stress response because your body is using all of its vital resources during the time of stress.
If you are always anxious, you will eventually condition your body to become the mind of fear, and if you keep doing that enough times, your mind becomes a subconscious program that will run over and over all the time, like every time you hit bad traffic or every time your’e running late, or every time you see the person that triggers your emotional buttons. You will eventually think that you need your outside environment to make you feel good or bad about your day.
But when you learn how to meditate, you will learn how to deregulate anxiety, down regulate the gene, and you will soon know, how NOT to be overcome by stress and anxiety from your outer environment. You cannot use your conscious mind to bring this change, you have to move past the analytical mind to do this. You can only move past the analytical mind in meditation.
Through meditation, you will learn how to be in a state of constant homeostasis. So you have to unlearn how to be your old self and re-learn how to become a new you, you have to break some habits.
You cannot change matter with matter. Let’s just briefly look at what “matter” is…..matter is MATERIAL…anything that takes up space, it’s pure substance. In other words, trying to change things with your analytical mind, would be trying to change matter with matter. Only ENERGY can change matter PERMANENTLY, (the ENERGY that “manifests” during meditation is what changes matter). You can make a conscious decision not to fall into the same trap of anger or anxiety, and it will work for a short while, but you will fall again and again, because you have to change the old wiring in you brain and create new synapses in your brain, using the energy “created” in meditation. In other words, you have to re-wire your brain. What wires together fire’s together!
Not making the same choices is undoubtedly the hardest part of change. Meditation is a way of reminding yourself of who you no longer want to be, and becoming more conscious of your choices. You will become more aware and more conscious of your old habits and behaviors, and it will become more difficult to return to your old self. Your analytical mind will start to change and your brain chemistry will change. You will get beyond your body and your mind and you will get beyond your environment and time, and then, and only then, will you connect with the quantum field….the place where all possibilities exist.
Changing your mind is a science, and you have to evolve your brain to change your mind. Dr. Joe Dispenza explains this in very simple terms in his book “EVOLVE YOUR BRAIN” . It will be a LIFE CHANGING experience for you!
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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BRAIN DURING MEDITATION?
Up to the age of 35 you have accumulated belief systems, other peoples perceptions and ideas that have molded your personality and character. Your’e brain is a record of all the things you have’e experienced and all events that have taken place in your life. The way you think neurologically and the way you feel chemically is what causes you to act in predictable ways, therefore you think the same thoughts and you make the same choices today, as what you did yesterday and every other day before that. You have the same behaviors which determine the same experiences. So, it is easier up to the age of 35 to change those belief patterns and behaviors, but certainly not impossible thereafter. Changing the hard wiring in the brain is possible even when your’e a hundred and three, it just takes more effort.
When you meditate, you slow down your brain waves and different parts of your brain starts to synchronize. The front of the brain starts communicating with the back of the brain, the right side starts talking to the left side and what sinks in the brain, links in the brain.
The frontal lobe plays the major role, and it is your creative centre. It’s the boss of your brain, it’s the CEO and it’s connected to all other parts of the brain. When you start asking questions like, “how can I eliminate stress from my life ?” or “what would it be like to have a more relaxed life ?” or ” how can I make more money ?”, the frontal lobe begins to scan the entire landscape of your brain. It starts selecting different networks of neurons that are connected to all your past experiences and everything you have learnt intellectually, and it starts calling up the different circuits and pieces them together, to create a new level of mind. What an amazing masterpiece we have available to change our lives.
You stop thinking when you meditate, and you no longer narrow your focus on matter, you are no longer activating the circuits that fire in-coherently. When you meditate, you become energy instead of being matter!
Just like your old belief systems caused repetitive behavior, that made you miserable and dis-eased, new belief systems can be hard-wired to give you new life! If you keep knocking on that genetic door over and over again, you are going to begin to upregulate the genes for health and joy and down-regulate the genes for anxiety and disease. You will start to realize that you’re becoming a different person.
There really is no excuse to stay the same ol, same ol drunken sailor! or the same ol, same ol impatient, angry and resentful broken pretzel.
Ultimately, meditation and your brain will get married.
Changing the neuro circuitry in your brain is your goal. Changing the hard wiring in your brain will signal new genes in new ways and will wire and fire your new future.The hard wiring in your brain will start changing into a software program, because what wires together fires together. And the more you meditate, the more you will see change, and it will become easier and easier to reproduce a new state of being. You can no longer blame your aunt, your teacher, your parents or your goldfish for your unhappy or diseased state of being!
Be committed to meditation and you will fall in love with life.
The best way to start meditating is to be practical about it. No need to make this hard work or complicated.
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We all have a bad hair day from time to time. We all experience ANXIETY from time to time. Situations and circumstances make sure of that. The car breaks down on your way to a very important interview…..you experience ANXIETY. An accident blocks the traffic flow and you will be late for the appointment ….you experience ANXIETY. The cat maimed Sandi’s hamster and she refuses to get ready for school so you are late for work……you experience ANXIETY. The stock market which you invested most of your savings in, just crashed……you experience ANXIETY. This is called…. LIFE. So, life is made up of friends and foes, positives and negatives, yin and yang, call it what you want……..ANXIETY EXISTS AND IT IS REAL. Fortunately your brain is beautifully assembled to switch gear to “fight or flight” mode at the time, and gives our bodies the correct messages that help us to return to an easier flow when the “danger” has passed. Some of us however, have trained our brain through repetitive stress to linger far too long in ANXIOUS MODE!!
ARE YOU JUST BLUE OR ARE YOU ANXIOUS?
According to the masters, it is quite alright to feel blue from time to time, but if you feel some or all of these symptoms on a frequent basis, then you are past blue and probably anxious.
The key to change is toIdentify your state of being, identify the frequency and identify the source.
If you suffer from the following symptoms or display the following habits, then it’s timeTO BE THE PHOENIX!
1. Frequent headaches.
2. Frequent muscle and body aches and pains.
The Naipo Shiatsu massager is an easy way to deal with those sometimes debilitating anxiety symptoms.
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3. Palpitations or panic attacks.
4. Insomnia or excessive sleeping.
5. Frequent emotional outbursts, like irrational anger or unexplained crying.
6. Addictions to anything that makes you feel relaxed. Such as, alcohol, food, painkillers etc.
THE BIGGEST REASON FOR CHANGING ANXIETY IS….
THE FEELING OF CONSTANT DIS-EASE.
A constant stress response that does not turn off, will inevitably cause dis-ease. You are not designed to live in fight or flight mode for extended periods of time. Unfortunately you can get used to the effects of stress and believe it or not, you can become addicted to the chemicals released by your brain. Your emotions send a signal to your brain which releases a certain cocktail of chemicals and it becomes your “fix”. The adrenalin rush and the over production of cortisol, (among a myriad of other chemicals) will become your enemy. You respond in a certain way to certain events that take place every day. You are exposed to the same event, the same routine and the same people who press the same emotional buttons, and you are oblivious to your silent brooding disaster.
The danger here, is that your brain and body does not know the difference between a real event or your memory of it, playing the same “movie” over and over in your mind. So, even though the person that cut you off in traffic is something of the past, the memory in your mind every time you tell the story, has the same stress response in your brain and body. Over time, that stress response will become habitual. Eventually, you will start feeling that the ride is just too crazy for you, and the feeling of not coping will become totally overwhelming. Your brain will now be in overdrive and you will be permanently ANXIOUS! I
You may think that wearing the”badge” of the hero, always in control will afford you a medal, but the naked truth and harsh reality is that it just puts you in a constant fight or flight mode, creating a big pot of brewing neuro chemicals. The ferocious communication between the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, ensures an overproduction of dopamine, adrenaline and cortisol. You become an adrenaline junkie until you CRASH, commonly known as adrenal burn out or a nervous breakdown. It DOESN’T have to go that far. YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO BE THE PHOENIX , HOW TO RISE AND HOW TO SOAR!
Listen to the URGENT message from your brain to your body, TO STOP AND……TO BE THE PHOENIX!.
Here are some tools that will help you TO BE THE PHOENIX.
1. Music is an incredible and effective way to reduce stress and anxiety and is so varied that there is truly something for everybody. Anything that soothes your soul will start to rewire the brain and that’s the beginning of change.
2. Exercise does not have to be jumping around in an aerobic class for hours on end if that’s not your thing. Nor do have to build tons of muscle, it but can merely be a stroll for you to truly connect with nature.
2. Dancing is seen to be one of the best ways to get the adrenalin flowing in a healthy way. It gets every part of your body moving and sends signals of well-being to your brain. The plus side to this, is that you can create your own “groove” as it were, and you can do it on your own or invite a friend to make it fun.
4. Lifestyle is super important If you suffer from anxiety. You will more than likely have an unhealthy relationship with sugar. It is a vicious circle, excess cortisol will be produced by your brain when you bathe in a stress response all the time and is the culprit for your cravings and your emotional binge eating.
5. Meditation is a super fast way to get anxiety under control. You don’t have to be a monk on a mountain in Tibet and you don’t have to sit in a certain pose and burn incense. You can if you want to and that does help some people get into the zone, but certainly not a necessity. There are really awesome short guided meditations, free on the internet. As well as meditation music that focuses on nature sounds, ocean sounds, bird sounds, rain etc., just to mention a few. (There will be a super helpful article focusing on MEDITATION later on)
6. Natural Remedies like Theanine, Rescue Remedy, Biral and literally hundreds of other very good products, are available and can be very helpful, to use as a stepping stone while you make other preparations to permanently ditch your anxiety.
7. Deep Breathing is an excellent way to calm the mind and body, and it is the perfect “natural cocktail” for lingering peace. This is an ancient technique that really works wonders in the brain and calms the storm almost instantly. We have lost our innate ability to correct breathing, and life in the fast lane has robbed us of our natural inheritance. There are so many professional practitioners offering free sessions online to get you started on this.
IS THERE A REWARD ?…….TO BE THE PHOENIX ?
Your old habits WILL be “burnt to ashes” when you start making changes, but that’s necessary and need not be stressful. Each “death” you “die” becomes an opportunity to re invent yourselfto a greater YOU. It is in your suffering that your previous beliefs will be called into question. As much as you would rather continue as the “old you” and have a longing for the familiar.….
KNOW THIS !……
The RISING from the “ashes” of your past, will rekindle the spark for your future. It will bring a new day and a new anxious free life and with it, it will bring freedom! You will know your power because no cage can imprison the Phoenix.
Music is by far my personal favourite.
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Your heart is a pump and that pump sends blood throughout your body. The blood provides your body with the oxygen and very complex nutrients that it needs, and it also carries away carbon dioxide and waste products from your body. That just about sums up what we are taught about your heart.
Now, let’s look at some other very interesting facts about your heart that is often ignored.
It has been scientifically proven that you have a “2nd brain”, and it’s in your heart, often referred to as “the little brain”.
It has been reported that heart transplants can and often do, also “transplant” some of the donor’s characteristics, such as food and music preferences, feelings, and fears.
Your heart has 40 000 neurons, also known as nerve cells, that communicate with your brain all the time.
Fifty percent of your heart cells are neural and they form their own neural network.
There are hormones in your heart that your heart sends into your bloodstream.
Your hearts has a magnetic energy that is about 5000 times more powerful that your brain.
Your heart has a magnetic field that extends up to 6 feet away from the body.
Your heart has its own brain and your heart has intelligence.
These are proven facts and this knowledge has changed everything in terms of how you can use that intelligence, to connect with yourself in a very amazing way, because of your sentient heart.
Learn to synchronize your heart, brain and emotions.
Click the link below to learn about scientifically validated techniques to start your journey of inner stillness.
What do you really know about the wondrous complexity of your BRAIN?
We are taught that our brain is a very complex organ and it is the center of the nervous system. Your brain generates enough electricity to power a light bulb and your brain contains more or less 100 billion microscopic cells, which we refer to as neurons, and the neurons are responsible for creating and sending messages.
There are facts which you might NOT KNOW about your brain.
Your brain has 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) connections referred to as synapses that wire your brain cells together and they actively process information all the time.
Your brain has about 30 percent of your blood, pumped, and received from your heart.
Your brain uses about 20% of your body’s energy. Social and emotional learning changes the brain, and the brain is the organ that changes, in response to experiences.
There is an amazing CONNECTION between your heart and your brain……
Let’s take a look !
There are electromagnetic signals that travel from your heart through your bloodstream to your brain and back again all day long. EVERY single FEELING and particularly EVERY EMOTION affects the electric field between your brain and your heart. Your heart is the largest generator of electromagnetic signals in the body, and these signals affect your physical body in some way or another. Your heart will literally “beat out” different emotional messages. The sophisticated collection of neurons in your heart are organized into a small complex nervous system.
Your information processing centre in your body is your heart, and your heart sends information to the brain, with 40 000 neurons in your heart that communicate with every organ in your body. Those neurons tell your brain what chemicals to release in your body. So, YOU REGULATE your heart through feelings, emotions, and beliefs. The heart sends the signal to the brain and the brain releases the chemical to match the signal.
Every aspect of who you are on a physiological level is dependent on the signals from your heart. Your heart is like a master synchronizer, the conductor that orchestrates the symphony. Your feelings and emotions can elevate your well-being, or it can shut down your immune response and rejuvenation, all from the messages your heart receives from your feelings and emotions.
For instance, Atrial peptide is a hormone from your heart that reduces the release of the hormone cortisol. It also reduces the stress in every part of your being. “Negative” emotions like anger, judgement, and anxiety cause that magnetic field to be incoherent, while emotions like compassion, caring, appreciation, and love produce a co coherent magnetic field. This electromagnetic field contains frequency, and the frequency comes from your emotions.
All these emotions broadcast electromagnetic energy to every cell in your body. Even strong collective emotional intentions will have a measurable impact on the earth’s geometric field. Mass human emotion affects that geometric field, that’s how powerful your heart is. That’s why GROUP prayer and meditation change collective vibration.
YOU WILL REACH A CRITICAL JUNCTURE………JUST BREATHE !
Are you living from the neck up, disconnected from the rest of your body?
Your HEART is where your emotions are BIRTHED. Where the villain wreaks havoc or where the hero puts on its cape to rescue the victim. Your heart is the place you go to for answers when you don’t know what to do. When you decide to make your heart your most reliable guide and your best friend, you create a place for peaceful negotiations!
How do you do this? ……. with HEART FOCUSED BREATHING.
Your physiology changes instantly, and you generate uplifting emotions when you focus on breathing from your heart. The communication that goes from your heart to your brain, and back to your heart through the nervous system, improve. This opens up the higher perceptual centres in the brain, which means hormones are being released from your brain that regenerates your cells. You will feel more calm and peaceful and definitely less stressed, and your nervous system becomes more synchronized. Every cell in your body sends neurological information to the brain.
Through HEART FOCUSSED BREATHING, you activate your heart to starts producing Atrial peptides, which release cortisol and hormones like oxytocin known as the “love chemical”. Oxytocin signals nitric oxide and nitric oxide signals another chemical called EDRF, (endothelial-derived relaxation factor) which causes the vessels in your hearts to swell,(ever heard someone say, “My hearts swells with pride” ) This brings energy to your heart, causing a feeling of elation and exhilaration.
Breathing through your heart and into your brain.
According to the HeartMath Institute, the heart amplifies energy in the brain when you do Heart Breathing. When the heart is elevated during the breathing, it resets the brain and starts to suppress anxiety in the brain. The heart also “resets” the Amygdala, which plays a very important role in your emotions, memories, motivation,and ultimately your behaviour. When your heart is co-coherent, it starts beating rhythmically and brings your brain and body into homeostasis. It takes 10 to 20 seconds to connect with the rest of your body when you’re heart and brain are co coherent, and slowing down your breathing slows down your nervous system.For more information, please visit https://www.heartmath.com/science/
Here is a rather simple exercise which doesn’t take long and anybody can do it, AND the benefits are amazing!You will enter a state of coherence in about a minute with these simple steps.
Step 1 – Heart Focus.
Focus your attention on your heart, which is the area in the centre of your chest. Place your hand over the centre of your chest, as this will help you to keep your attention in the heart area.
Step 2 – Heart Breathing.
Breathe in your normal way but deeper and lightly slower. “See in your mind’s eye” how your breath enters into your heart when you inhale, and how it goes out of your heart when you exhale. Feel your breath flowing into your heart as you inhale and feel the breath leaving as you exhale. Continue to breathe a little slower and deeper with ease until you find your rhythm.
Step 3 – Heart Feeling.
This is the most important step. Keep focused on your heart and your breathing and find something to feel GRATITUDE for. Find a pleasant memory of a special place, a special person, or a pet you feel love for.
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When do you use this breathing technique?
This technique is very powerful, and can be used anywhere without looking ridiculous, so it comes in very handy when your’e in situation where you are feeling anxious or frustrated or sad or depressed, and you need to calm down and get into a co coherent state. It will create positive changes in your heart rhythm and it will send powerful signals to your brain. This technique can also be used if you need more clarity before a meeting and is used by many sports men and women to give them speed and fluidity. It will greatly benefit you, doing this every day even if your’e not in panic mode, as it will enhance your state of peace and harmony. This is also a brilliant technique to use just before starting a meditation.
Once you’e starting using this technique, you will not go without it!
If you are constantly frustrated, irritable, not sleeping, depressed, feeling fatigued, and dropping the ball all the time, then you definitely need to stop the bus, get off, and camp somewhere to recap your life…..YOU ARE AT THE END OF YOUR ROPE! The chances are VERY GOOD that you are suffering from chronic stress and that you are chronically anxious. That means that you are focused on how you are feeling and in CONSTANT SURVIVAL mode, and you will need to change your ENERGY!
Let’s first look at WHAT stress really is, and How it affects you!
There are three types of stress, and some of these affect you on a daily basis. There is physical stress like, breaking a leg, falling down the stairs, and car accidents.
There is chemical stress, like hangovers, bacteria, and viruses,
and……. there is emotional stress like, traffic jams, divorce, moving home, losing your job, and single parenting.
All these stresses knock your brain and body out of homeostasis. If you are experiencing one or more of these stresses on a continual basis, then you are headed for disease because your body and brain are constantly out of balance, Chronic stress pushes genetic buttons that create disease, BUT….changing your energy, changes your life.
How you think, how you act, and how you feel makes up your personality and your personality is your personal reality.
You can turn on your stress response just by thought alone, so If you are thinking about how bad the traffic is going to be before you even leave home, then that thought is already releasing the stress chemicals in your brain, and your body uses all its vital resources to survive. Your brain does not know the difference between the fabricated event (thoughts), and the real event (when it physically happens). That’s why people who literally live themselves into a scary movie, get sweaty palms and a racing heart. Those are the physical reactions that manifest when the stress chemicals are released from your brain into your body.
Every time you have a thought, happy or sad, love or fear, judgment, or joy, your brain releases the relevant chemicals. So the more you think and entertain the thought, the more the chemicals are released and will eventually become a physical manifestation. That’s why it is so important not to dwell on PAST EVENTS by thinking about it constantly. The more you think about it the more you are hardwiring your brain and pitching your tent there. There are magnificent tools to help you change that, which I will discuss later on.
BUT…….Let’s go one step further…….
You can think positive thoughts but have a negative feeling (elevated emotion), thus have a negative EMOTIONAL vibration. Your brain will release the same chemicals related to the negative vibration, and nothing will change for the better. In other words, you can do positive affirmations like, I’m healthy or I’m wealthy or I’m relaxed or whatever it is you want to change, and you can do this day in and day out but nothing changes. This is when the law of attraction will not work for you, (we will discuss what the TRUE law of attraction REALLY is, in a future article) You have to have an ELEVATED EMOTION which is the feeling, then marry the feeling with the THOUGHT. So, THINK THOUGHTS of what it will be like not to be anxious all the time, then FEEL what it will FEEL like NOT TO BE anxious all the time. Elevate your EMOTION. It’s what some people will call, a fake it till you make it scenario. If you can manage to FEEL GOOD ANYWAY, (make the decision) as if the experience has already happened, then your ENERGY WILL CHANGE and your LIFE WILL CHANGE. You have to break the habit of the “old” MINDSET to become the “new” MINDSET. So, you have to literally break the “HABIT OF BEING YOURSELF” and TRAIN YOUR BRAIN to think differently.
Breaking the habit of being yourself is a GUARANTEED way ,
to making changes in your life that will guide you
in the most significant way……
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I often speak to people that are on medication for stress, anxiety, and depression, and I’m by no means indicating that you shouldn’t ever consider medication, but it “trains your brain” to be in a certain frame of mind that may not be conducive to a mindset change. Medication is not supposed to be your life long lifeline, but rather a stepping stone to “buy you time” until you can find the means to make your ENERGY SHIFT. The longer you use the meds, the more difficult it may become to get your mindset to shift. Chronic medication users may temporarily have a positive mindset, only to find that the smallest hiccup or challenge brings them down again. This becomes a roller coaster of feelings and emotions and a false sense of “so-called” positivity. The biggest challenge is often to construct TRUE positive thoughts again, which will generate feelings and elevated emotions. The best way to start shifting your mindset and elevate your emotions is to engage with nature in a personal way. You will be so surprised at how good you start feeling after a few days, and everything will look a whole lot brighter and you will start feeling lighter.
I also find GRATITUDE to be a key player and mother nature will help you with that. You CAN FIND SOMETHING that you can have gratitude for, even if it feels like everything in your life sucks and you just want to curl up and die. Start with things outside of your “NOW reality”, in other words, find a space in time where your personal worries and stresses can “vanish” even for just a short while, as you start to see and acknowledge the things in your life that FEEL GOOD! Think of the things that bring a smile to your face, a good memory of something that brings warmth to your heart, however small it may seem, it will be big enough to start a gratitude trickle.
Here are some ways to help you relax into a space of GRATITUDE….
Watching the sunrise or sunset.
Feeling the sunshine on your face.
Walking bare foot on the grass.
(which you should do daily to ground yourself anyway, lying down on the grass is even better).
Watching the moon and stars at night.
Listening to the bird’s sing.
THE QUESTION IS…….HAVE YOU SIGNED UP TO BE A VICTIM YOUR ENTIRE LIFE ?! A very common but big reason for some people falling into the pit of anxiety and depression is their PAST. You may have been the victim of sexual, verbal, mental, and emotional abuse. It’s up to YOU whether you want to remain that victim for the rest of your life. YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR ENERGY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
If something outside of you is controlling what’s happening inside of you, then it’s controlling your life and then you’re a victim. If you’re unconsciously reliant on some outer experience to feel good, like alcohol, calmatives, shopping, pornography, etc., then you’re addicted to being a victim.
There are many tools available to combat this “dreaded” anxiety and ditch it for good, BUT it does take some EFFORT on your part. ALL of them work really well, and some of them can even work together! There is incredible music out there, specifically designed for relaxation, as well as some amazing binaural beats that treat anxiety and depression very successfully. Some people find nature sounds, like ocean waves, birds, rain, etc. really relaxing which is also readily available on the internet.
There is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) – as well as Tapping and tons of other non invasive energy techniques.
Meditation – which is my favourite because it has the ability to change the hard wiring in your brain. Meditation does not have to be sitting with the monks on a mountain in Tibet auming. There are lots of short guided meditations that work extremely well for changing brain waves and hardwired thoughts. (See my article dedicated to meditation)
Exercise – which could be subtle movements like Pilates or Yoga or hard core training – the choice is yours.
Dancing – tons of different on-line dancing programs are available if you don’t want to do it on your own or find a friend and just have fun dancing in the garden.
Conscious breathing – breathing is an instant stress reliever. Breathing from your belly, breathing from your chest, breathing from your heart…….. they are all available, ready for the taking!
I’ve just mentioned a few, there are many other tools also available and of course, tons of online workshops and webinars. There is really absolutely NO EXCUSE, for anybody to suffer from stress and anxiety, and these days………IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!
SO…….ONCE YOU KNOW, YOU CAN’T NOT KNOW! You may have been the victim of many things in your past, and you relive these moments in your thoughts, which is causing you pain and ANXIETY and eventually deep depression, but……….Changing your ENERGY changes your LIFE.
DO YOU WANT TO REMAIN THE VICTIM AND BE DESTROYED BY THE CONSEQUENCES? If your answer is no, then read the above again, and make a FIRM DECISION that you WANT to change your life and deal with anxiety. If your answer is yes, then be prepared for misery and unnecessary challenges.
Changing your mind is a science……
and ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY if you want to ditch your ANXIETY!
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THE CHOICE IS YOURS……AND ONLY YOURS!
While we have many tools available to remedy all these “conditions and dis-eases”, your very first step is making that REALLY BIG DECISION, that you NO LONGER want to be stressed or anxious or depressed. Once you’ve made that CONSCIOUS DECISION, it’s a CLEAR INTENTION. (A clear intention plus an elevated emotion equals your creation.) Everything else around you goes to work to bring the right tools to you. The music, the book, the chat with that person, the song, the teacher……whatever it is you need to start the process of ditching anxiety for good!!