I want to speak about an emotional disease that has run rampant in our community; I want to speak about stress. I want to speak about it from an open and honest perspective. I want to speak about it in a way in which helps us to understand the issue, but in a way that allows us to heal.
By Gemineye Creatress
Throughout each of our lives we encounter many emotional, spiritual, and mental traumas; some of us chose to take it out through anger or rage, some of us repress our issues resulting in addictions, and some of us internalize our problems and create states of physical disease. The root of this issue is the high stress environments that we have become accustom to. The world we live in has not taught us how to cope with the number one taker of lives, stress.
Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.”
This definition has applied to all of us at some point in our lives whether it be emotionally stressful relationships, high stress careers, school, or any other forms of tension forming situations; we have all experienced the many various stresses of life. The harmful thing about stress is that it not only causes damage to the workings of the internal organs, but causes mental and emotional imbalance. This imbalance can result in awakening fear based thinking patterns and reactions.
There are two base emotions that all emotions stem from; love and fear. Love creates the more positively associated emotional responses such as joy, happiness, contentment, serenity, calm, peace and so on and so forth. While fear creates the more negatively associated emotions of sadness, depression, hate, apathy, anger, and regret. Fear clouts our emotional body and overloads our physical systems with unnecessary amounts of harmful hormones such as cortisol. This can result in a number of adverse effects within the body such as lowered immunity, high blood pressure, and many other physical and mental diseases; further lending to the necessity of stress management.
It is important that we reprogram the way we think in life so that we can reprogram our responses to life.
Programming ourselves to come from a love frequency in our responses teaches us to self-heal, rejuvenate, create, and sustain our life force energy. Yes we are all human and will make many mistakes along the way. We may not always be able to make the best decisions in our responses, but it all starts with getting the right information and then practicing a healthier way of life.
Many of our currently programmed habits for dealing with stress create much more harm than good, adding even more damage to the already stressed out body, mind, and spirit. Activities like substance abuse, overeating, addictions in general, emotional outburst, misplacing frustrations and so many more; create the same patterns of emotional discord and mental stress. It is more than imperative that we become beings who understand how to handle stress. Stress although often associated with negativity can be used to bring out the best in us and make us stronger. It is all how we perceive the situation. Looking at a situation as a challenge to become better, stronger, and wiser is a healthier way to see stressful situations; as opposed to the popular self-loathing, “why me?” approach.
So here are some simple things we can do to counter act and balance stressful situations.
Positive Thinking Techniques
Positive thinking techniques like thought replacement is amazing at helping one to overcome stressful situations. It allows for us to consciously participate in the way we are viewing a situation by giving us the opportunity to correct latent and subconscious negative thinking patterns.
The fundamental principal of life is the breath. We can survive for short times without food or water but we can only last a very short while without breathing. When we breathe we bring life to the body and release waste gasses that the body doesn’t need. Breathing is the key to regulating the fundamental functions of our body. So be it that breathing is immensely important, it is highly important that we learn how to breathe in a way that will enhance the quality of our lives; and deep breathing does just that. Deep breathing affords us the amazing chance for us to reconnect with ourselves and completely relax our body and mind. Deep breathing has amazing benefits such as releasing tension, messaging internal organs, increasing blood circulation, relieving pain, and detoxifying the body.
Whether it be painting, drawing, writing, composing or any artistic or creative activity; expressing yourself creatively helps you to find a productive voice for your emotions. It helps you to express how you feel in a healthy way and transmute negative feelings into a creation that can give you a voice and inspire others who may relate to your message. This creates a more positive cycle of not only creating a better you; but helping others to become better as well.
Gemineye Creatress also known as Tae Queen is a healer by life path and entrepreneur by profession. Her mission is to utilize her creative talents and intuitive abilities to create and sustain institutions that will help aid humanity and the planet in holistic evolution.