Links of the site are right at the bottom of the page)
Some of the almost 100 pages in this Healing section are below, to see the links to all of the pages please go HERE
By Silver Eagle Dream Dancer
If I were to ask you what stress was for you, would
you know the answer? Many people dont
even know what stresses them on a daily basis. For some, its
traffic. For others, its a jerk at
work. For yet others, no cream for their coffee is legitimate
ground for a major stress out. Do you
even recognize what stress is in your life... both small and
large? So we start there, learning to
recognize when youre under stress. To do that, we must
have a common understanding of what I
mean when I say stress.
Simply put, stress is anything that disturbs the flow of your
harmony; harmony being a place
within where you feel content, fulfilled and aligned with your
connection with Creator. If we can
use the analogy of an orchestra, of which we are all playing
instruments in symphony - the
disharmony of an instrument/note out of tune or rhythm with
the grand song would be
considered stress.(non-healthy stress) From this analogy its
also much easier to see how stress
would affect everyone around you and affect the harmony of the
grand song; the grand song
being life, in which we all participate as well as contribute
to. Bear in mind that the grand song is
constantly being recreated as its being played. This creates
a natural stress that requires all
musicians to readjust to maintain harmony, rhythm and balance
in the grand song. (healthy stress)
Our bodies are based on a supply and demand loop. We perceive
or experience stress, our bodies
meet the demand by creating what is needed to cope with the
demand. The common
physiological effects of stress are: increased fight or flight
hormonal response, headaches,
muscle tension leading to fatigue, shorter breathing, altered
heartbeat (faster), loss of energy and
interest, emotional irritability, and depression. Stress, left
unchallenged can lead to diseases that,
in part, are fed everyday by the overload on the physical body
and supporting emotional structure.
The energy matrix of stress itself can be confusing. While it
would appear that stress robs you of
energy, what it really does is divert your personal energy into
a different stream of awareness.
The more stress, the greater amount is diverted into that stream.
Just as your body creates
hormones to cope with the imbalance, your energy systems create
a flow to cope with the
imbalance and keep it from spreading to other places in your
energy systems; sort of a stress
quarantine. So the key to healing all of that is
to address the stress then challenge it!
Ill tackle non-healthy stress first by using an example
of a common stress - having enough time
in the day. Lets say that you get a good nights
sleep and that wicked alarm screams you awake
in the morning. Pretty much the same every morning. First thoughts
maybe along the line of: "I
dont want to get up... running through the list of all
the things that need doing that day...
something coming up that youd rather not deal with or
confront.. theres never enough time."
Nevertheless, you slap off the alarm and drag yourself to meet
your day. Youre already under
stress and youre not even out of bed! As the day wears
on, your muscles will remain tense,
breathing shallow, and mood irritable. Youre informed
by past experience that youve never had
the time to do the things you wanted or needed to get done.
You begin to feel the crunch and the
weight. Already your energy is being diverted, supported by
that past experience. Whats happening?
Simply put, youre limiting yourself in every way conceivable.
The core stress to address - self
limitation. Here is where we get into the nuts and bolts of
1) Breathe. Its a simple thing. We all know how to do
it. Breath is life. If you take just a few
moments to breathe with purpose it can make a huge difference
in how you feel. You can breathe
out stress itself and Ill offer that method at the end
of the article.
2) Challenge the perceived limitation. How do you know you dont
have enough time? The day
hasnt happened yet. Just because its been that way
before doesnt guarantee it will be that way now.
3) Inject the element of the unlimited. This is where you involve
Spirit in your quest to
understand what youve discovered about stress. Ask for
help and most importantly, be open to
receiving it. Stress has a way of closing off that which we
think of as unlimited. By simply
opening that energy up - you are already changing the flow and
4) Realize why youve limited yourself. Be it of habit,
lack of confidence, or self-victimization...
realize why you created it and you can more effectively keep
it from happening again. Dont
worry if you dont get this the first time you challenge
your limitations. This, like all other
things, takes practice.
5) Congratulate yourself on the step forward. You earned it
and are better for it.
First, you want to purposely tense your body... as tense as
you can. In effect, youre retraining
that response. This is not a one-time thing but must be practiced
to become habit. So, tense
everything. Breathe in deeply (on purpose) - then release your
breath. Maintain the tension for
three cycles of breath. When you cycle your breath the third
time, begin to consciously release
some tension on the exhale. Do not re-tense your body but do
maintain the new level of tension
created by each successive cycle of breath. This amounts to
a gradual release of the tension you
created. By the ninth cycle, you shouldve released all
To release specific tensions, you first need to have it in mind
and allow your body to respond
naturally to it. Recall to mind a specific stress, allow your
body to react and then purposefully
hold the tension. Once youre aware of it, begin the breathing
cycles until the tension is gone.
Repeat the exercise until your body is no longer responding
with tension to the targeted
thought/stress. In this way, you retrain your physical in how
to respond to the stress. I used this
method to get rid of my fear of spiders.
Copyright: Cinnamon Moon & River WildFire Moon (Founders.)
All rights reserved.
constructed by Dragonfly