Having Too Many Balls in The Air!
I love my OSHO Zen Tarot cards, as they invite us to look at health issues in our life through different eyes. The stress card has the following message:
“How many people do you know who, just when they were completely overloaded, with too many projects, too many balls in the air, have suddenly come down with the flu, or taken a fall and ended up on crutches? That’s just the sort of bad timing the little monkey with the pin in his hand is about to impose on the one-man-band pictured here. The quality of stress represented by this card visits all of us at times, but perfectionists are particularly vulnerable to it. We create it ourselves, with the idea that without us nothing will happen–especially in the way we want it to! Well, what makes you think you’re so special? Do you think the sun won’t rise in the morning unless you personally set the alarm? Go for a walk, buy some flowers, and fix yourself a spaghetti dinner–anything unimportant will do. Just put yourself out of that monkey’s reach!”
Pressure Audit - helps you to identify the stressor’s that overwhelm you and to know where there is a break point (or points) to look at prevention as well as the cure. Make small easy-to-do changes that can be achieved, this action is likely to boost your confidence and help you to feel better. Write down the key issues that are creating stress/pressure in your life right now. Keep your solutions positive to you and all others concerned with the problem
Pressure: Modern life is full of expectations, fears, hope, beliefs, hassle, disappointment, frustration, demands, and deadlines! Pressure can be termed as short-term stress that helps us to perform at a higher level, it can improve our memory and our immune system, and it is something we can all cope with in small doses as it can help up to perform and achieve and motivates us to do our best.
For a minute, just focus your thoughts and attention on your work or job. How do you feel? Be governed by your emotions as they are always telling you something. If you feel really good then that’s really positive although if something makes you feel unhappy or stressed, then something needs to change.
Many people spend 8 hours each day at work which is a lot of time therefore it is so important to get the ‘Wellbeing Factor’ right.
The Soul of Yoga - "Without self-knowledge we cannot go beyond the mind" Jiddah Krishnamutri
Yoga has fast become a buzz word in Western society, over the last few years becoming known as a powerful way to enliven physical well-being. This has been highlighted even further with yoga’s integration within the ﬁeld of popular sports and its practice by well-known personalities.
Some people seek homeopathic treatment with no specific illness. Perhaps they are feeling out of sorts, with minor symptoms that show in a lack of vitality and/or energy; some may come with a particular complaint seeking to get to the ‘root’ cause of it and to find a permanent solution, without connecting it to the underlining cause of stress.
Here's a 2-minute tip for releasing pent-up anger from your body before you blow a fuse! It works when you're about to burst into tears as well.
No matter how calm we think we are, we all suffer from stress at some point in our lives. Reiki trained? Yes we try and live by the five laws….Spiritual?..yes we try to live by the Spiritual law, but sometimes all that happens is we are calm on the outside but inside we are a boiling volcano of spitting hot, churning lava, completely knocking out our energy system that has a huge knock on effect on our physical and emotional body resulting in the symptoms listed in the diagram above.
So we ALL need a little bit of help.
Stress by definition is, according to the dictionary, 1. pressure or force. 2. conditions of hardship, trouble, etc. Hmmm, it’s the etc. bit that sets me thinking!
I think we all have our own interpretation of what the word stress means to us individually. As a current TV ad informs us, it’s been around since our time began and it’s how we deal with it is what counts. I can agree with that, but not perhaps the ads’ recommendation, although that might be appropriate for some.
People used to refer to the word or phrase of the state of their ‘nerves’ rather than the word ‘stress’.
It was Walter Cannon who actually developed the term stress in his work relating to the flight-or-flight response in 1932.
In research terms stress now embraces biochemical, behavioural, physiological and psychological effects.
Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you, and many things that you do yourself, put stress on your body.
You can experience stress from your environment, your body and your thoughts and other people’s responses to you!
How does being out in nature make you feel? Many people know that just being in close proximity to trees, plants and flowers can make them feel relaxed, calm and centred. This is due to their natural energy vibration being lifted.
Flower remedies themselves are healing solutions containing the energetic imprint of flowers, plants or trees which when taken can raise our own energy vibration making us feel better mentally, emotionally and subsequently physically. The remedies also open up our channels for reception of inner guidance and connection to our soul so we naturally become more intuitive and know how we can help ourselves.
We are energy beings being comprised of 99.9999% energy and are constantly vibrating. Our energy vibration can vary and we connect and resonate with others vibrating at a similar rate.
The Holistic Life Coach
Holistic & Natural Solutions for Health and Wellbeing