Winter is in full swing on the West Coast with shorter days and our winter rainy days. However, this week we're having warmer days which makes everyone excited because it means spring is right around the corner.
Stress & Overwhelm
We are nearing 10 months of the Covid pandemic and many people are completely stressed and feeling overwhelmed. Many are struggling with the reality of Covid and its affects. Work or lack of, relationships and uncertainty about the future is causing a lot of worry and anxiety. These thoughts and emotions affect our bodies in different ways and I want to share an example with you. Let’s say someone is worried about their work situation – they aren’t happy in their job and want out but have no idea what to do. They feel trapped. Physically they aren’t sleeping and often have an upset stomach. When we are sleep deprived we're not focused, and this can have a huge impact on how we function in our daily life. Emotionally, they are frustrated and may even be feeling sad or angry because they feel this is being done to them and they can't see a way out.
They are overwhelmed and don’t know what to do. What is happening on an energetic level is that their vibration is dropping and they don’t know how to get it up. This is what I call ‘going down the rabbit hole.’ They may look to alcohol, drugs, food, internet, or binge watch TV or Netflix. These escapes compound the problem and never help them find the solution. Spiritually, they may be getting messages (because we always are) but because they are out of balance, they can’t hear them.
Balance is key
Being balanced is the key. Our bodies are always checking in with each other and if something is out of balance the body will try to bring us back into balance. This is called homeostasis. This is going on all the time and we only become aware of it when we are injured or in crisis.
If one was able to realize they are out of balance, they could start looking at ways to feel healthier and stronger. A great place to start is to look at your diet and water intake. Are you eating nutritious foods and drinking enough water? How about exercise, are you doing anything? Perhaps you could start to walk for 30 minutes every day to move your body and move through stagnant energy.
Mental & Emotional Health
Mentally, you want to start observing your thoughts and emotions. Awareness of what your are thinking is 80% of the solution, because then you can begin to shift from a negative mindset to a positive one. Perhaps you could focus on activities that get you out of your mind and into your body. Being in the body or grounded is so important to living a balanced life.
Spiritually you could begin to quiet yourself daily, even 30 seconds will help you to be more present. You could start meditating and praying. Prayer is asking and meditation is listening to a higher power. Again, balance is the key. It is about finding balance in all the bodies and in my opinion finding holistic ways to support yourself to come back into balance.
Years ago, when I was struggling in my grief I realized that my health was my responsibility and I developed a practice which has evolved over the years. I teach this to others because I believe it is essential to our lives today – I call it your “Platform of Wellbeing.” It focuses on the components of wellness.
Platform Of Wellbeing
I say this all the time, but bears repeating. You are much more than your physical body. We also have a mental, emotional, spiritual, etheric and causal body. All these bodies weave together and are connected — together they are you. Think about a chair that has four legs and let’s say that one leg is your physical body, one leg is your mental body, one leg is your emotional body and one leg is your spiritual body. What if one of the legs is shorter than all the others, will the chair be able to stand? What if two legs are the same length and 2 legs are different lengths, will the chair stand? What if one leg is missing, will the chair stand? Again, we return back to understanding that balance is key. All aspects of our bodies need to be balanced so we can be secure, calm and thrive in this life.
These are just a few ideas for you to think about. Establishing your “Platform of Wellbeing” is a foundational practice that you will use for the rest of your life. As you can see it is never just one thing that causes imbalance. We are very complex beings, we are multi-dimensional and one must look at all aspects of self. As you do this you will begin your practice and establish your “Platform of Wellbeing.” Once established you will notice when you are out of balance and know how to support yourself to get back into balance.
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