Stress management can be complicated and confusing because there are different types of stress— ACUTE STRESS, EPISODIC STRESS, & CHRONIC STRESS — each with its own characteristics, symptoms, duration and treatment approaches. Let's look at each one.
ACUTE STRESS: is the most common form of stress. It comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and anticipated demands and pressures of the near future. Acute stress is thrilling and exciting in small doses, but too much is exhausting. A fast run down a challenging ski slope, for example, is exhilarating early in the day. That same ski run late in the day is taxing and wearing. Skiing beyond your limits can lead to falls and broken bones. By the same token, overdoing on short-term stress can lead to psychological distress, tension headaches, upset stomach and other symptoms.
Fortunately, acute stress symptoms are recognized by most people. It's a laundry list of what has gone awry in their lives: the auto accident that crumpled the car fender, the loss of an important contract, a deadline they're rushing to meet, their child's occasional problems at school and so on.
Because it is short term, acute stress doesn't have enough time to do the extensive damage associated with long-term stress.
The most common symptoms are:
Acute stress can crop up in anyone's life, and it is highly treatable and manageable. I saw this the strongest with one of my daughters when we moved from California to Utah. Got so bad she started getting IBS and had to be pulled out of school for a while. With Body Code treatments and working on managing her thoughts, she recovered and is happy and going to school again.
EPISODIC ACUTE STRESS: There are those, however, who suffer acute stress frequently, whose lives are so disordered that they are studies in chaos and crisis. They're always in a rush, but always late. If something can go wrong, it does. They take on too much, have too many irons in the fire, and can't organize the slew of self-inflicted demands and pressures clamoring for their attention. They seem perpetually in the clutches of acute stress.
It is common for people with acute stress reactions to be over aroused, short-tempered, irritable, anxious and tense. Often, they describe themselves as having "a lot of nervous energy." Always in a hurry, they tend to be abrupt, and sometimes their irritability comes across as hostility. Interpersonal relationships deteriorate rapidly when others respond with real hostility. The workplace becomes a very stressful place for them.
Another form of episodic acute stress comes from ceaseless worry. "Worry warts" see disaster around every corner and pessimistically forecast catastrophe in every situation. The world is a dangerous, unrewarding, punitive place where something awful is always about to happen. These "awfulizers" also tend to be over aroused and tense, but are more anxious and depressed than angry and hostile.
The symptoms of episodic acute stress are the symptoms of extended over arousal:
Treating episodic acute stress requires intervention on a number of levels, generally requiring professional help, which may take many months.
Often, lifestyle and personality issues are so ingrained and habitual with these individuals that they see nothing wrong with the way they conduct their lives. They blame their woes on other people and external events. Frequently, they see their lifestyle, their patterns of interacting with others, and their ways of perceiving the world as part and parcel of who and what they are.
Sufferers can be fiercely resistant to change. Only the promise of relief from pain and discomfort of their symptoms can keep them in treatment and on track in their recovery program.
CHRONIC STRESS: While acute stress can be thrilling and exciting, chronic stress is not. This is the grinding stress that wears people away day after day, year after year. Chronic stress destroys bodies, minds and lives. It wreaks havoc through long-term attrition. It's the stress of poverty, of dysfunctional families, of being trapped in an unhappy marriage or in a despised job or career. It's the stress that the never-ending "troubles" have brought to the people of Northern Ireland, the tensions of the Middle East have brought to the Arab and Jew, and the endless ethnic rivalries that have been brought to the people of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
It comes when a person never sees a way out of a miserable situation. It's the stress of unrelenting demands and pressures for seemingly interminable periods of time. With no hope, the individual gives up searching for solutions.
Some chronic stresses stem from traumatic, early childhood experiences that become internalized and remain forever painful and present. Some experiences profoundly affect personality. A view of the world, or a belief system, is created that causes unending stress for the individual (e.g., the world is a threatening place, people will find out you are a pretender, you must be perfect at all times). When personality or deep-seated convictions and beliefs must be reformulated, recovery requires active self-examination, often with professional help.
The worst aspect of chronic stress is that people get used to it. They forget it's there. People are immediately aware of acute stress because it is new; they ignore chronic stress because it is old, familiar, and sometimes, almost comfortable.
If people go long enough without getting help, chronic stress can kill through suicide, violence, heart attack, stroke and, perhaps, even cancer. People wear down to a final, fatal breakdown. Because physical and mental resources are depleted through long-term attrition, the symptoms of chronic stress are difficult to treat and may require extended medical as well as behavioral treatment and stress management.
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Whether it is in a specific area of your life or simply that you would like to improve the general quality and feel a measure of fulfillment, I invite you to have a look at your life and question whether you have created what you want:
If you answered NO to any of these questions, then read on to find out why you may have answered NO.
If everything is made up of energy then thought is energy too. Your thoughts have a certain vibration which is what you send out into your world - like a signal.
Negative Thoughts are created by being formed by your perception. They are shaped by your negative beliefs about yourself, your abilities and your world. These beliefs, mostly subconscious, together with whatever the strongest emotions are within you, will draw to you the experience that most truly represents these ideas or images.
After you think these negative thoughts and beliefs, you experience the accompanying emotion and then....if you don't do something to release it, you physically feel it in some shape or form.
Whatever that may be, within your body or they are expressed (manifested) in some way in the reality of your life. Thats never fun.
THOUGHT -> FEELING -> MANIFESTATION (behavior, action, or experience)
Every time you feel, for example, the emotions of failure, fear, anger or guilt or you realize you have reacted in a particular way in certain situations, you are confronting the effects of your limiting beliefs buried away in the subconscious parts of yourself. Some people call it Emotional Baggage. As a Body Code Practitioner, we call the result, 'Trapped Emotions'. As Dr. Brad Nelson, creator of The Emotion Code explains, “Emotional baggage consists of discrete energies that became trapped during emotional events experienced in your past”.
Facts about the Negative Thoughts & Beliefs you hold:
- They act together like an energetic blueprint
- Subconsciously take over and become the driver.
- Are fueled by your ’ trapped emotions’
- Keep generating life experiences according to the pattern of the blueprint.
- Create the self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors preventing your success.
- Affects your choices, from the negative belief and trapped emotions cycle
- Promotes destructive behaviors
- Creates unwanted situations
Its a cycle. The ‘trapped emotions’ glue the belief in place and the belief in turn, creates emotions that reinforce it – the energies are vibrationally matched; so then you get more evidence in your life to confirm your belief. The belief and the ‘trapped emotions’ mutually reinforce each other. And can create more negative thoughts.
So, in order to make any measurable change in your life and create the reality you want, one needs to change their subconscious programming.
Here are 3 Steps you need to do:
- RELEASE your negative, limiting beliefs (with The Body Code, life coaching processes, & EFT)
- RE-PROGRAM these limiting beliefs with positive self-serving beliefs & patterns (with The Body Code, life coaching processes, & EFT)
- RELEASE their accompanying ‘Trapped Emotions’ (The Body Code)
Once you become consciously aware of your negative beliefs playing out, you can take control of the factors creating your life. Suddenly, with this new awareness you have a choice...
1. Continue to go down the habitual & familiar, yet chaotic & stressful road, one so comfortable that you play your part within it without even realizing it.
2. Choose to transform and find yourself doing something very different and discover how it really feels to be free.
You hold so much power once you become aware of it. I am here to support you. If you are interested, you can schedule a Free Buds 2 Blossoms Discovery Session to discuss your issues and how I can help.
Also, keep up with Blossom's social media sites, you will learn ways to release negative thoughts and beliefs on yourself using processes and EFT. As well as experience The Emotion Code in FB Lives. Coming soon!
With love and light,
- Amy Francis, Certified Body Code & Pro EFT Practitioner, & Life Coach
How Distance Healing Sessions Work
New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and the real world. In his program entitled "Healing Hearts/Healing Nations: The Science of Peace and the Power of Prayer" he discusses three fascinating experiments on DNA.
One of these experiments were done by the military. Leukocytes (white blood cells) were collected for DNA from donors and placed into chambers so they could be measure electrical changes. In this experiment, the donor was placed in one room and subjected to "emotional stimulation" consisting of video clips, which generated different emotions in the donor. The DNA was placed in a different room in the same building. Both the donor and his DNA were monitored and as the donor exhibited emotional peaks or valleys (measured by electrical responses), the DNA exhibited the IDENTICAL RESPONSES AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. There was no lag time, no transmission time. The DNA peaks and valleys EXACTLY MATCHED the peaks and valleys of the donor in time.
The military wanted to see how far away they could separate the donor from his DNA and still get this effect. They stopped testing after they separated the DNA and the donor by 50 miles and STILL had the SAME result. No lag time; no transmission time. The DNA and the donor had the same identical responses in time.
What can this mean? Gregg Braden says it means that living cells communicate through a previously unrecognized form of energy. This energy is not affected by time and distance. This is a non-local form of energy, an energy that already exists everywhere, all the time.
We now know that all creation, all living things are energetically connected. We are individual souls, yet we are all connected by a unified energy field. When we understand this foundational principle, it is easier to acknowledge that energy practitioners are able to work with clients by telephone and EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGES. Although there is a distance between me as the practitioner and the client's physical self, our energy bodies are connected because of the unified energy field.
Using the energy healing modailities of Emotion Code, Body Code and Life Coaching, I am able to connect with clients all over the world and the benefits are the same as an in-person session. There are no physical limitations or geographic barriers to the success of the work. With these types of energy healing sessions, the physical distance between us is irrelevant.
If you would like to learn more please schedule a Free Buds 2 Blossoms Discovery Session, and we can discuss any questions you may have. Or schedule a Body Code session and experience it for yourself.
Blessings to you,
5 WAYS TO NEVER BE STRESSED AGAIN!
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Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is.
Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no less. If that’s true, then we have complete control over stress, because it’s not something that happens to us but something that happens in us.
The dictionary definition of stress is, “bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium.” It is your thoughts out of balance.
The medical definition of stress is, “the perception of a real or imagined threat to your body or your ego.” It could be a tiger chasing you or your belief that your spouse is mad at you (even if he or she is not). Whether it is real or imagined, when you perceive something as stressful, it creates the same response in the body.
A cascade of adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones floods your system, raising your heart rate, increasing your blood pressure, making your blood more likely to clot, damaging your brain’s memory center, increasing belly fat storage, and generally wreaking havoc on your body.
The operative word here about stress is that it is a perception, also known as a thought or point of view. There are objective stressors, to be sure—war, death of loved ones, financial troubles, starvation, dental work. But how these affect us determines our body’s stress response. Imagine Woody Allen and James Bond, each with a gun pointed at his head—same external stressor but entirely different responses.
When I was very sick with chronic fatigue, barely able to work, a single father with two kids, thinking I had to go on disability, I worried constantly. I couldn’t sleep and everything seemed stressful. Then, a wise man told me I had to stop worrying. I argued with him strenuously, providing a comprehensive list of all the real external events that were stressful to me. He just kept repeating that worrying was toxic; he said, what really mattered was how I viewed the situation, and he kept telling me I just needed to stop worrying.
And slowly, very slowly, I trained myself to watch my thoughts, my perceptions, and when a stressful thought came into my head, I stopped, took a deep breath, and just let go. It’s like a muscle—it gets stronger the more you use it, but if you let go, it relaxes.
But of course, life takes over and things happen, all the “D’s:” divorce, death, deadlines, demands, dumb thoughts, and dumb schedules. And as anyone does, I get sucked in to negative thinking, which creates stress in my body. My sleep gets interrupted, my muscles get tight, my mood gets cranky, but then I breathe and remember that stress is all in my head. We get so attached to our way of thinking, to our beliefs and attitudes about the way things should be or shouldn’t be, that it makes us sick.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t respond to injustice or experience intense feelings of joy, happiness, sadness, loss, or pain. I do. But I try just to be fully in them when they come, then experience the next moment, then the next and the next, and just show up with my whole self with love and attention. That’s the only thing I can do.
Most people, when they look at my life, think I’m crazy and wonder why I’m not more stressed—running a medical practice; writing books and blogs; teaching all over the world; working on health policy; volunteering in Haiti, churches, and orphanages; being a father, son, brother, partner, friend, boss, and more. But it’s actually quite simple. I don’t worry about things much. I simply wake up and do the next thing as best I can.
And when things get out of control, which they do, I simply make a gentle U-turn. It’s like a GPS for my soul. Your GPS doesn’t yell at you and call you stupid or judge you for taking a wrong turn. In the sweetest voice imaginable, the GPS reminds you to take the next possible U-turn.
Each of us has to find out how to make our own U-turn. There are some wonderful ways I have discovered that work very well for me!
Here’s how I make my U-turns (and I try to pick one or more each day):
* Move. The best way to burn off the stress hormones without having to change your thinking is to move and sweat. Run, dance, jump, ride, swim, stretch, or skip—do something vigorous and lively. Yoga is also fabulous, as it combines movement and breathing.
* Breathe. Most of us hold our breath often or breathe swallow, anxious breaths. Deep, slow, full breaths have a profound affect on resetting the stress response, because the relaxation nerve (or vagus nerve and not the Las Vegas nerve) goes through your diaphragm and is activated with every deep breath. Take five deep breaths now, and observe how differently you feel after.
* Bathe. For the lazy among us (including me), an UltraBath is a secret weapon against stress. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt (which contains magnesium, the relaxation mineral), a half-cup of baking soda, and 10 drops of lavender oil (which lowers cortisol) to a very hot bath. Then, add one stressed human and soak for 20 minutes. Guaranteed to induce relaxation.
* Sleep. Lack of sleep increases stress hormones. Get your eight hours no matter what. Take a nap if you missed your sleep. Prioritize sleep.
* Think Differently. Practice the art of noticing stress, noticing how your thinking makes you stressed. Practice taking deep breaths and letting go of worry. Try Byron Katie’s four questions to break the cycle of “stinkin’ thinkin’” that keeps you stressed.
You can also try my UltraCalm CD, featuring guided mediations and relaxation techniques.
Also, I highly recommend tapping, a technique that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Pick up a copy of Nick Ortner’s new book The Tapping Solution to learn more. Another great stress-relief technique to try is Holosync, an audio technology designed by the Centerpointe Research Institute, which instantly (and effortlessly) puts you into states of deep meditation—literally, at the push of a button. Visit Centerpointe’s website to find out more. Also, check out meQuilibrium, a digital coaching system created by experts to change the way you respond to stress. It teaches specific skills to help you get a handle on all of the emotional, physical, and lifestyle imbalances that keep you from feeling your best.
Enjoy, and happy U-turns!
To your good health,
Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman MD is the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author.
Please enjoy my FREE GIFT from me to you. This gift will give you some awesome, powerful, yet simple ways to change that "stinkin thinkin" very quickly. I use these all the time. They have changed my life.
Love Amy Francis
May 18th, 2017
Everyone feels low at some point in life, but if you have clinical depression, these feelings are constant. Depression is usually worst in the morning and may make it difficult to work, study, take care of yourself and enjoy your friends and favorite activities. At Blossom Holistic Health we can help you overcome these consuming feelings of dread and apathy.
Symptoms of Depression
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Problems with focus and concentration; inability to make decisions
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Lack of interest in things that are otherwise enjoyable
- Withdrawal from others and social activiites
- Psychomotor agitation (pacing, hand wringing, rubbing, inability to sit still}
- Slowness (slowed or softened speech, slowed thinking, slowed movement)
- Weight loss or gain
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Anger and irritability, may include violence
- Decreased libido
Triggers of Depression
- Grief because of a loss –this can be death of a loved one, loss of employment, loss of financial status, divorce, separation, etc.
- Social isolation and loneliness
- Life changes – moving, job change, graduation, retirement, birth of a child, children leaving the home, etc.
- Personal conflicts in relationships
- Physical, sexual, emotional abuse
- Particular medications have depression listed as a possible side effect
- Hormonal changes
- Alcohol and drugs
- Environmental Toxins
- Habit of Negative thinking and Self-Talk
- General Depression Passed on to you- (inherited) you can clear it for you and generations back
You can literally become "Programmed" to be depressed because of these things above. Luckily you can also be reprogrammed subconsciously through energy work. And reprogrammed consciously through Life Coaching.
Depression is diagnosed based on symptoms, though there are medical disorders and medications that can contribute to depression. For example, women who have just given birth often experience postpartum depression which turns into clinical depression. High blood pressure, medications, hormone-altering drugs and stimulants are examples of drugs that can cause depression.
If you’re ready to beat depression, make a Free (over the phone) Buds to Blossoms Discovery Session with Amy Francis to see what the best plan for you would be in beating this. Depression can be treated alternatively through a blended combination of life coaching, EFT and energy healing. It got her out of it and many of her clients as well. Appointments are over the phone or in-office.
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs: respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
What is Generalized Anxiety?
Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety include:
Worry that disrupts your job, activities, or social life
Muscle tension, aches, soreness
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Stomach problems, nausea, and/or diarrhea
Jumpiness or feeling unsteady
Edginess or restlessness
Feelings of dread
Inability to relax
Problems with focus and concentration – your mind may be “going blank”
Anxiety-reducing lifestyle changes include:
- Eliminating caffeine and sugar
- Improving your diet
- Get help and support from family and friends
- Get support from a professional (Specializing Therapist, Life Coach, Energy Practioner)
- Practice meditation and deep breathing exercises
- Relaxing activities (walking, listening to music, petting your dog or cat, taking a warm bath, sitting outside in good weather, going for a drive)
Have H.O.P.E, which really means: Hold On, Pain Ends. I have come out from the other side and have seen many of my clients come out of this as well. Take a deep breath and relax your face. Yes, you read that right. Relax your face. We hold more tension there than we realize. Also remember what Bob Marley says: Everything is gonna be alright.
Where you are at, is where you are at, and that's ok. You're learning something powerful in this experience, even though you may not feel it in this moment. Many Hugs! Amy Francis
Well we are not perfect human beings, we just aren't. We are full of flaws. And the beauty of this life is that we don't need to be perfect. Just doing our best. We can recognize our flaws when we have those moments of struggle, our down times. And that is what true healing is about. Our lives mirror the tide of an ocean. There is an ebb and a flow. Times of when its doing very well and times when something difficult happens.
You will know if you have gotten to a true, deep, profound place of healing, when you recognize you are feeling down and you can manage the ebb in your life, the little (or big) hiccup. You use your tools and your issue doesn't seem that bad. The issue seemed way heavier before you started your healing process. Being in a place of healing and beyond is a wonderful, peaceful place to be. You have faith that everything works out for a reason. You are calm when issues arise and you love your life. You are confident in your abilities. You know you are not perfect and are not striving for a perfect life but for peace and contentment when you can. You love yourself anyway, even if you have a bad day. Eventually you will start to manifest more flow than ebb in your life. If you continue to focus more on what you want and less on what you don't want. But, please be kind to yourself. Love yourself. And accept yourself for where you are at. I love the saying, where you are at, is where you are at. Sometimes that's taking 1 step backward and then 2 steps forward. You say, "it is what it is" you make any adjustments you can to shift your mood and you move on with your day.
Healing is a continual process but, that's when you know you have arrived at that lusciously, rich, calm, soothing, vibrating healing place. Sometimes its a feeling of almost a humming in your energy. Striving to get there is a wonderful goal. And reaching that place is possible for each of us, if we do the work.
So keep on a truck'n ahead, follow those inspirations you feel. Take care of yourself in what ever way feels good and right to you. And you'll get there.
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You will be given a workbook and taken through 2 meditations every session. You will already be magnetized to the object you want to attract in the 1st session. You will continue to be magnetized in various aspects of the object to create a more powerful manifestation in every session. You will also receive numerous beneficial bonuses that will help you to become more decisive on what it is that you desire. Making it even more powerful to attract it to you.
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10 Natural Benefits of GRATITUDE
Need help to manage your stress?
Are you feeling any extra stress by chance from the holidays? Feeling unmotivated, grumpy, irritated, overwhelmed, anxious? Well, you just might need to "ground" yourself. No, not for being bad. Although a time out might do you some good. But, I mean, you might need to use some of these techniques in this article to bring you back down to earth, to help you be more focused and make more clear decisions and.... to relax you!
Here is some information on what this is all about.
What is grounding?
It’s the process by which we maintain an appropriate energy charge by releasing any energy which would constitute an excessive charge within the systems of the body, emotions, mind, etc. (Our home's electrical circuits are grounded to dismiss the extra electricity.) Grounding is a necessary outflow, in contrast to the many inflows of energy into our systems -- from other people, from our digestion of food, from our breathing of fresh air, from sunlight, from the impact of spirit upon our material substance, etc.
What are the benefits of grounding?
We are relaxed, mentally and emotionally.
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience nervousness, restlessness, stress, emotional irritability, frenzied euphoria, anxiety, and insomnia.
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience headaches, temperature extremes (e.g., cold skin or hot skin), muscle spasms and trembling, excessive perspiration, difficulties in breathing or digestion, stinging sensations, and abnormal heart rhythms.
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience dreaminess, and a continual semi-trance condition.
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience "spaciness," and an inability to focus our attention.
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience cold skin, awkward movements, a strange unfamiliarity with our body, a sensation that we are floating outside of our body, and the disassociation which is characteristic of the schizoid or schizophrenic condition
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience sensory distortions, e.g., muffled hearing, a numb sense of touch, and a dream-like sense of vision.
- In an ungrounded state, we might experience paranoia, hypersensitivity to the presence of other people, an "energy drain" when we are in public, a generally dysfunctional personality, and a belief that we are profoundly different from other people or even that we are inhuman.
What Are Some Easy Techniques for Grounding?
Grounding is a natural part of life; it occurs in the give-and-take of our daily activities. But we might need to use specific techniques to ground ourselves if we have become over-charged with the energy of intense emotions, or a stressful degree of inactivity (which does not provide opportunities for the discharge of energy), or religious practices (including some meditation methods). The grounding techniques are meant to be remedies for a temporary condition of imbalance; if we need them to use them regularly, we might want to examine (and change) the lifestyle which repeatedly causes us to become over-charged.
- We can manage our thoughts etc. Thoughts, images, energy tones, and actions can permit the free flow of spiritual substance from one soul to another, through the material interface which we call our human life. If we block this flow (through damming/damning thoughts, images, energy tones, and actions), we also block the energy which would pass from our material self into our material environment; i.e., we do not ground the energy. Instead, the energy becomes trapped in our energy fields, our body, and our psyche -- in various forms, including tension, stress, and the charge of the specific a-field elements which become the basis of our karma.
- Self-talk. For example: "My body feels warm and comfortable." "I am relaxed." "I enjoy being alive." "I enjoy expressing myself in my physical life." "I am calm." "I like to be physically active."
- Directed imagination. We can visualize ourselves in various situations where we are fully engaged with a physical life which is pleasant and rewarding.
- Energy toning. We can express the energy tones of warmth, vitality, physical vigor, enthusiasm, etc.
- The "as if" principle. We can act as if we are a part of regular human life and society, even if you don't feel like you are.
- We can be physically active. During these activities, we breathe deeply, and we let our body bend and stretch, and we engage all of our physical senses vigorously and pleasurably. The physical activities can include:
- Regular daily activities.
- Walk around your neighborhood.
- Go out for a bagel.
- Exercise with an aerobics video.
- Wash your car.
- Play some old popular songs on your guitar.
- Do your laundry.
- "Moving meditation." Example: med while you walk, (get a guided walking med. app)
- We can have physical contact with the world around us. During our daily routines, we are always in contact with physical objects -- touching, holding, grabbing, stroking, or merely sitting.
- For grounding, we can strive to have a "feeling" contact with these objects; we sense the warm energy which flows from our hands into the objects, and we allow our hands to hold the objects (and "savor" them) until we feel we have discharged the energy which was meant to pass into the objects.
- We might feel even more of this discharge if we lie outside on grass or dirt (or if we handle the dirt, as we do when we are gardening); our excess energy will flow naturally into the earth.
- Our surplus energy can discharge through our feet, too, so its good to have our feet flat on the floor when sitting.
- We can have some social contact.
- Go shopping with a friend who is fun and down to earth; talk about sports, movies, and other down-to-earth matters. Be expressive and animated in your conversations, facial expressions, and gestures.
- To increase the grounding, we can have physical contact with a friend or loved one-- holding hands, or receiving a massage (or giving one), or slow-dancing, or making love.
- We can relax our body. We discharge excess energy when we:
- Do a relaxation routine (or hatha yoga)
- Take a warm bath
- Daily Energy Routine (more on this in a later article)
- We can change our diet.
- We can become more aware of food's effect upon our energy and our grounding.
- For example, we might lose our grounding if our diet consists of over-stimulating foods (e.g., coffee, sugar-filled items), or a strictly vegetarian regimen.
- To ground ourselves, we might need to eat more meat, particularly lean beef. If you have a friend or practitioner that muscle tests, you can be muscle tested to find out what dietary needs you have.
- We can visualize a cord.
- Visualize a cord with a hook, from your spine going down into the earth and connecting to the core of the earth. Grounding and stabilizing you.
- We can spoon.
1. Rub a stainless steel spoon over the bottom of your feet. The metal draws excess energies down and off the feet. This has a subtle centering effect on your nervous system, and is very grounding.
9. We can serve.
1. We can "give." Our over-charge of energy might have occurred because our inflow was excessive, or because our outflow was insufficient; i.e., we did not "give" enough energy in our daily life. To discharge that energy, we can give via volunteer work, or donations of money and goods to charity. However, the giving must be done with warmth, because it is the warmth which carries the energy from us to other people.
Healing is NOT about becoming perfect, it's about CREATING more ups than downs in your life!
What is the Law of Attraction?
Here is a PERFECT explanation from a very inspirational and down to earth woman, and....the founder of my Life Coaching Certification Program, Christy Whitman. If you've ever wondered what the Law of Attraction really is and how it works, check out this very simplified, 7 min. explanation!
There is Scientific proof that our THOUGHTS and WORDS can be more constructive or destructive then we realized!
It is 4 mins, if you choose the summary version in the 1st video or 35 mins for the full version in the 2nd video.
Its on Dr Emotos water experiment: How the dr. discovered scientific proof that what we think and say, affect not only ourselves but others around us as well. And if you're wanting even more information. Check out the Review that was written about this video
How powerful are our emotions?
Click on the picture below to watch the 5 min. Clip
Dr Bradley Nelson, a well known Holistic Doctor and Founder of the main modality that I use in my practice, The Body Code, says "90% of all pain is due to emotional baggage."
Dr Darren Weisman says, "The very core of our stress, is negative emotions and memories."
Now there are many ways to release these emotions. One of the things I do for my clients, is use The Emotion Code and The Body Code.
Check out this great movie about how our emotions affect us and how we can fix it.
"E-Motion" is a factual and entertaining documentary exploring the impact emotions have on health.
Featuring Neale Donald Walsch, Dr Joe Dispenza, Sonia Choquette, Dr Darren Weissman, Nassim Haramein, Dr Bradley Nelson, Don Tolman & other experts E-Motion presents a new paradigm in health care - SELF CARE.
Yoga and The Body Code could be very helpful in balancing the
Psoas muscle for amazing relief, both physically and emotionally.
EYE PATCHES. Only worn by pirates, and male day time soap opera stars. Or are they?
Or are they?
I promise you if you can start to think about, write about and talk about the wonderful things that you've had in your life growing up. Even if its the something like..." I was blessed to have a bed to sleep in at night." If you can focus on the blessings of the past you will be more free to attract blessings in the future. You will create a feeling that you attract blessings into your life and always have. Great or small. You are telling the Universe that you are abundant and blessed and then in turn attract abundance and blessings. That's Law of Attraction baby!
I challenge you to rewrite your story. Sit down and get your journal out, type it on your computer or iphone in the notes or journal section and start. It doesn't need to be long. Whatever memories that come to you great or small, jot them down. Go ahead. Its your story. The only person you are punishing by holding onto them, is you.
If you take on this challenge. you will raise your vibration to a higher level which makes you feel really good. And if you feel really good, guess what? You attract more things into your life that make you feel really good. Im all for that!
Leave a comment if you like and share with us any experiences you may have had or want to have. Good Luck.
Your Natural State is to SHINE!
Amy is a Certified Body Code Practitioner and Life Coach and owner of Blossom Holistic Health.
She has been happily married for 20 years and a mother of 4.
Her passion is to assist individuals who are support people struggling with stress & anxiety.
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Energy-Long Distance Healing
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Happiness- Dalai Lama
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Thoughts- The Emotional Cycle