Since last year started, the world has witnessed a worldwide cleansing and detoxing process. From earthquakes, floods, and fires to riots, nations demanding equal rights, and a pandemic plague. It was shifting us into a new direction, enforcing a wake-up call.
This rollercoaster of a year also has forced us to manage our lives differently and made us look deeper into ourselves. It pushed us to improve the way we deal with our outlook at our current situation(s). Also, it allowed us to learn new things and adapt to a new reality. Being stuck at home has finally given us the chance to look deep into our personal lives and realize - what is essential and relevant to us? And what still needed work!
After more than a year, it seems like every minute we're facing new challenges. Nonstop news reports, updates from healthcare advice and statistics, also social media posts intended to keep us informed. However, these can also bring worry and undue stress.
Scattered within the messages of hope are unfortunate panic-provoking reports. When we keep hearing this worrying news, we start to feel overwhelmed. The brain then begins to collect this information as if you're in real danger. The body begins its natural defense system (fight or flight) or a 'freeze response,' an automatic physiological reaction to an event perceived as stressful or frightening. The perception of threat activates the sympathetic nervous system and triggers an acute stress response that prepares the body to fight or flee. If we keep reactivating the sympathetic nervous system with worrying and negative news without shaking it off (releasing it out of your body), an accumulation of electrons occurs. These extra charges will build up and linger in the body. Over time, it will become a chronic problem, leading to anxiety, agitating feeling, or a bad temper. Usually, going for a run is very helpful at moments like this as it can calm you. Although with the lockdown in place, we were unable to move as much, so the freeze response took place, and people started to feel that their system is shutting down, feeling no motivation, excitement, or depression.
With my experience helping people during the pandemic, I found sensing their system as if they were exposed to a traumatic event, even if they didn't feel it that bad, or realized that their body was taking it that way. My way of helping them was through the nervous system to release these negative energy charges and then removed any traumatic memories so it won't affect them later in life, which I found almost in all of them.
That made me realize how significant the impact of the pandemic is on us. What we have been through during the pandemic needs to be addressed as a traumatic, shocking event. This unusual year made us hear horrible news, see awful headlines and act in a way we didn't think of doing, which is much more than many people's capacity or ability to handle. Dealing with the pandemic leads to the manifestation of negative energy that mutates into even more aggressive behaviour.
Keep in mind that you can start helping yourself by relaxing and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is one of three divisions of the autonomic nervous system. Sometimes called the rest and digest system, the parasympathetic system conserves energy. It slows the heart rate, increases intestinal and gland activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles in the gastrointestinal tract.
And how do you activate the parasympathetic system? Here some tools:
Limit the time you listen to the news.
Do stuff you like or start new things like painting, gardening, cooking, baking, drawing, and dancing.
Music heals the body, mind, and soul. Listen to a piece of relaxing music that will calm the subconscious mind. My son always blasts good music, so I don't have to keep up with the new trends.
Go for a walk, even better in nature, which can be profoundly relaxing and grounding.
Try a breathing technique; it helps to grasp and centre your attention to the present. Start by taking two short inhales and two longer exhale and making a loud sound; when you exhale, try to imagine as you exhale, you're letting go of what is in your mind out of your body.
Try to be here and now. Focus your attention on things that are happening right now in the present moment. Keep telling yourself, I'm doing fine. There's no danger at this moment.
Pray if you like; it's very calming and gives the feeling of happiness.
Essential oil is an excellent tool for calming and releasing stress, like lavender, tangerine, orange, ylang-ylang, patchouli. You can use them by themselves or add some drops in a hot bath. There is nothing more relaxing than lying in a bathtub of hot water with the lights turned down with no interruptions.
Thinking and visualizing you're in a happy place is beneficial to reduce stress levels. Close your eyes and picture a calm, peaceful place that you desire, or you can start thinking about what you need to do to get in a better place till you feel yourself already there.
Relieve Stress and Ground Yourself with a Palm Push; push your palms together and hold for 5 to 10 seconds.
Reading and writing are great tools to get you focused and activate your imagination.
These tools are beneficial to achieve calm and peace.
I encourage everyone to seek help if needed to balance the physical and the emotional and remove all the traumatic events blocking the person from being in peace and feeling alive again. Advanced energy healing is a very fantastic tool to achieve that.
Lina Gantous- Intuitive Advanced Energy Healing. www.energycanheal.com