Ever go through a leveling up of your energy frequency and were left feeling porous to other’s energies? During one of these episodes, I remember FEELING the electric energy leave my dog as he shook his coat to release.
As a trauma informed specialist, I have learned that humans can actually do this too in the form of shivering and trembling. It’s a stress response built into our bodies as a way to “shake it out” and recover.
We accumulate all kinds of unwanted energy all day long. We absorb other’s emotions, feel the energy from the news, from an argument with a loved one, etc etc
How mindful are you about finding ways to RELEASE this unwanted energy?
Beyond trembling, there are a number of ways to release this energy. Here are a few suggestions.
Intense Exercise. The sensitive among us can FEEL the distressing energy leave the body.
Holding a plank pose may feel unbearable as your thoughts begin to release and let go.
Sit ups may amplify a nauseous tummy, extreme cardio may make you feel into your heart chakra and extreme heart ache/stress as it leaves.
NOT KNOWING THIS FACT MAKES MANY QUIT EXERCISE.
Yep. It can feel bad when the energy leaves, but it is necessary.
Yin Yoga Yin is a gentle stretching type of yoga. Put simply, the yoga instructor explains a stretching pose and the student holds it for the duration of a song.
When poses are held for an extended period of time, the release goes deep into the myofacia, or connective tissues. Within the myofacia lies memories and un-neccessary energy begging to be released.
I have many memories of holding poses and watching a movie of memories in my head as the imprint of these experiences was leaving my body. Not always pleasant, but SO HELPFUL.
You have OPTIONS.
Does your self care change with the seasons? How about your food choices? Making mindful decisions about what feels good and when is important.
The three winter months for me are hibernation months. I eat a lot of soups, heavier foods and carbs, stay indoors and STRUGGLE to pick exercise that feels just right. Every winter I gain a couple pounds.
We talk a lot about feeling calm and grounded. How about when your center of gravity is off? What’s that like for you?
I rode my bike a couple miles to the grocery store to pick up a few things and brought a backpack to carry it all back home. Of course I had too much for the backpack and had to load up my two handlebars with bags of groceries too.
My center of gravity was WAY OFF. Today I felt 5 years old again. Wobbling around with my center of gravity no where to be found. Stopping when people needed to pass me and hyper focused on the path ahead.
How symbolic this is for real life. When cancer knocks on the strong athlete’s door or Lyme & PANDAS snatch a child from it’s mother’s arms.
Where is your center of gravity then?
When life rolls in like a dark howling storm, threatening to destroy our crops and livelihood, our home and loved ones. When we feel helpless to the gods and at the mercy of the path unknown.
Where is your center of gravity?
During these times of helplessness and distress, we ride forward with awareness and caution. Watching the road ahead. Butt IN the saddle. Veering off to the right when the ride gets too tricky.
We need awareness for what we need to feel safe and nurtured (yes, I said nurtured. It’s the opposite of neglecting ourselves) during these hard hard times.
We need caution to use our third eye, our place of wisdom to help us see when the road gets too dark.
We remember what grounds us. What keeps us steady and DO IT.
We allow ourselves to emulate the energy or the DRAGONFLY (another post on the soul lessons of this creature to come) and we learn to change directions in the moment, without warning.
When is your center of gravity off? Do you notice? Becoming aware of what this feels like in you is the first step and determining what you need comes next.
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I was teaching a teenager the other day how to listen in to tell what her intuition really sounds like...
For example, how does the message come in? Do you hear words get a sense or a knowing, see an image?
It is important to recognize the flavor of the voice and the sensations that often come with it.
It took a year and a half of trying to find a physical space for the Meditation Studio (we are virtual too BTW) but also my thriving counseling practice.
One space in particular felt JUST RIGHT. I could feel my intuition online nudging me to keep checking in.
It was a build out space, the price was just right and it was located in a great part of town, but I couldn’t quite get the size of the space to work for what I needed it to do.
Why did it feel just right? I met with the broker of that space and again, it just felt right. But it wasn’t. And I was confused.
About six months later I found a space that looked perfect. When I walked into the suite, it felt just right. I trust my intuition. I trust that voice that tells me this is the right path. How can I get it twice?
It all made sense when I walked around the corner and saw the broker. It was the same broker from space number one who also was in charge of this space.
My guides were telling me but I didn’t fully get it. It wasn’t the space at all that was just right. The broker was who my guys were trying to connect me with.
Listening in. I mean really listening in. Not trying to squeeze it in to make it fit, but really learning to listen to the voice of your own intuition.
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You will LEARN about your Vagus Nerve and how to utilize it to help you find balance and connection.
We will teach you to notice the EARLY SIGNS of panic, distress and anxiety to help you slow down the release of Cortisol and Adrenaline.
We will help you find PEACE within your body and help you wrap that peace around your thought processes so your mind chatter QUIETS DOWN.
You will begin to notice when your quiet moments are really SHUT DOWN and how to find the balanced connection you crave.
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I LOVE using imagery and the imagination during meditation.
Today during our Soulful Meditation Class, we practiced using imagery to send gratitude and love to others.
Who might you practice this for? Could be someone you love and cherish, maybe somebody you are worried about, or even someone you struggle to even like or respect.
The practice of gratitude. It changes things.
What imagery might resonate with you? For me, I choose birds.
What a joy to watch the birds fly away with my message of love and comfort. To imagine them circling around them, infusing them with lighter, loving energy.
We invite you to try your hand at healing imagery.
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In our 6:30 AM Mindful Meditation class this past Monday, we set intentions for ourselves for the week.
My intention included better balance, which meant I was faced with a little boredom tonight.
Sometimes I think we shy away from what we need because there’s often that middle of the sandwich feeling that doesn’t feel so good.
But to get to that goal of weight loss we have to hurt and feel hunger. Or to practice opening up more with loved ones, we become face-to-face with vulnerability.
What might keep you from tapping into your higher self or getting you to where you know you need to go?
Might you set an intention for the remainder of this week or weekend? Intentional living expanded through the week.
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