This blog is about the experiential program Evolution of Self;Journey into Mind,Body,Spirit Balance. It discusses different aspects of the program & gives followers a forum to ask questions and express their opinions.
With the new energy shifts and all that they entail, do you find you are having greater concerns about things such as; the economy, budget cuts, your life in general, cash flow, higher demands on your time and resources, that next load of laundry, anything at all? Well a yes answer to any of those puts you in the “you have stress” category. The other side of this is the huge up swing in changes in our biology brought on by rapid spiritual growth. These changes are being called Ascension Symptoms. Not to worry, help is on the way.
Because we are all feeling more and sharing more these days, patterns are coming to the light. Some of what we are feeling and sharing are Ascension Symptoms and some aren't. There are many Ascension Symptoms that masquerade as illness so I want to share some warning signs of both the symptoms and becoming overwhelmed by stress. I am not doing this to scare you but to inform you so that you can make an informed decision about what you are going through. Some of these events can also be explained by other, possible medical situations. Before we go any further, if you feel that you are experiencing any of these symptoms or warning signs, PLEASE see your doctor or health care provider for an exam to be sure where your personal ‘stuff’ is coming from. If you get a clean bill of health it could be part of the spiritual growth most of us are going through. Understand the these are just guidelines and most, if not allof them can/are directly related to physical changes that can be brought on by spiritual growth.
CHANGES IN YOUR BEHAVIOR: Nervous habits either starting or coming back Pulling away, isolating yourself Eating (too much or not enough) Use of nicotine, alcohol or any drug (prescription or recreational) Neglecting your responsibilities Procrastination Sleeping (too much or not enough)
CHANGES IN YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSES; Difficulty or an inability to concentrate Focusing only on negative aspects of your life Problems with memory Constant worrying Difficulty or an inability to focus for any length of time Displaying poor judgment Overly anxious Racing thoughts
YOUR PHYSICAL BODY; Loss of sex drive More frequent occurrence in respiratory problems, such as;Colds, sinus infections, bronchitis etc Frequent gastro/intestinal problems, such as;Diarrhea, gas, constipation, cramps, nausea etc. Dizziness Pain in chest and/or upper arm Heart rate becomes rapid General, undefined aches and pains
YOUR EMOTIONS; Feeling overwhelmed Moodiness; irritable, agitated, can’t relax, can’t get going, short tempered Depressed, don’t care Feeling alone or isolated (even around others) Generally unhappy with everything/one
You need to remember that your emotions and actions are contagious to both yourself and to others. If you are able to control you in a balanced manner, that too will spread to those around you and, you will be ahead of the game. Once you are in a downward spiral, it will build and possibly become out of control. If you are consciously aware of your spiritual growth patterns and can remind yourself to be grateful for your symptoms of spiritual growth and raised vibrations, you will find that you tolerate the symptoms better and they recede quite a bit.
How does this occur you may ask? It happens because thoughts are fluctuations of energy that are carried by chemicals called neuropeptides. Your body is a shameless eavesdropper and will instantly react to your thoughts even before you are aware of them. When this happens, emotions are kicked into play and they heighten your reactions. Have you ever been startled by what you thought was a spider or a snake only to discover that you were mistaken? Well there you have a perfect example of the phenomenon.
This also occurs when you speak of something you ‘feel’. I learned my lesson the hard way. I was at my chiropractors one day because of terrible lower back spasms. While on the table the Dr. and I were conversing about my day and I answered one of his questions with a cleaver quote from a movie that I was currently using for laughs, “That makes my butt twitch.” I know, I know, not very ladylike but the Dr noticed that as I spoke the quote, I had another spasm! He said, “I think I found your problem.” And he was correct. I stopped saying that particular phrase and my spasms dropped off dramatically.
The lesson here is when you pay attention to your ‘self’ on a conscious level, you become better in tune with you so you know sooner when you are reaching your limit. Limits of stress or dealing with spiritual growth or dealing with others. So what can you do to help yourself? First, breathe. As you breathe, you exchange the atoms of your body. As you replace the tired ones with fresh ones, you feel better. Regular breathing will exchange about 98% of your body’s atoms per year, deep conscious breathing raises that rate. I’m talking about the deep in through the nose, blow it out through the mouth, empty your lungs kind of breathing. (Careful and don’t hyperventilate) you should not have to do this more that 3-4 times to feel the effects. As you breath, reach for that gratitude I mentioned earlier. You may find that there is a lesson in all of this for you. By acknowledging gratitude for growth, you will find help in regaining your balance. You may also realize potential where you thought there was none. Here are some other ways to control or reduce stress, thereby assisting in your spiritual ascension;
PHYSICAL BODY/LIFESTYLE CHANGES; (start with small steps) Move; walk, drink water not soda, make better food choices Cut way down on nicotine and alcohol Get into a regular sleep schedule (as best you can) Balance your work, family, rest, play time Don’t over or under commit (you will learn where your limits are) Leave some wiggle room in your schedule, leave earlier to account for traffic etc Take breaks and leave your desk, room or building Prioritize tasks, delegate when you can and do the least pleasant task first or when you are at your strongest time of day Hydrate yourself
YOUR MENTAL STATE (MIND); Learn and practice meditation (pray to ask, meditate to listen for answers) Learn and practice correct self talk to create better communication with yourself and consequently, others. (add your guidance here, they will lead you in the right direction) Make time to read positive, up lifting things that are not business or news related Find/make a calm, quiet place (it really is OK to have one) Learn to truly like your ‘self’ with no judgments or criticism Hydrate
YOUR SPIRIT; Have/attend regular religious/spiritual rituals to reconnect with the Greater Power. Use gratitude here too as there is usually a lesson in there for you if you look for it. Pray to ask Meditate to listen/help Help someone in true need Laugh with genuine humor Learn with gratitude, love and joy Enjoy
“Remember the definition of relaxing is not lying on the couch, sleeping or being lazy; it is a mentally active practice that leaves the body relaxed and refreshed. It is best done in an awake state. It is a trainable exercise that gets better with practice.” University of Michigan Health Center