Post 49: Stress proof your life with this simple formula.
Don’t get caught in a shitstorm…let’s talk about stress in terms of spiritual awakening and take it out at the root!
Stress can cause daily turmoil AND is the leading cause of disease.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re pleasantly plodding along at work when you get a phone call of another big TO-DO to add to your never-ending list. Suddenly you feel the crushing pressure of stress. Your muscles tighten in your neck and shoulders, your blood pressure escalates, and you hold your breath as you drive yourself to now complete the impossible before the end of the day.
What can you do to stay in your happy place and say NO to stress?
Keep reading…I’ve got the answer!
First, let’s take a look at what’s really happening when we experience stress.
As you can imagine, our thoughts cause stress. It’s not outside forces that cause stress, it’s our reaction to the outside forces that causes stress, and our reaction comes in the form of thoughts, judgments, and beliefs. We are then subject to the subsequent roller coaster of emotions that stem from these thoughts, judgments and beliefs. This mental chatter and turmoil is part and parcel of the ego and is then stored in our bodies as stress and tension.
Tension and stress in the body is simply an indicator that we are living with the ego in complete control, as we allow ourselves to remain immersed in the mental chatter and turmoil. We have forgotten the bigger picture and we have become bogged down in the human experience. Remember, when ego is controlling the mind, we experience stress and anxiety. When Spirit is guiding the mind, we feel peaceful and calm. In other words, when we allow our thoughts, judgments, and beliefs to take over and send us into that reaction, we experience the stress and anxiety that comes from those thoughts, judgments, and beliefs. When life happens and we decide to put it in the hands of Spirit, we bypass the stress altogether and allow Spirit to guide us in the best way possible for that particular situation.
The next time you feel overwhelmed, take a look at the formula below and let it be a reminder of the bigger picture. You are a spiritual being. When ego takes over you feel cut off from your spiritual self. When you are stuck in the ego thought system and the stress it causes, you are preventing yourself from tuning into your higher guidance. When you remember the bigger picture and relax out of the stress you open yourself back up to that higher guidance.
This allows you to“see” the stress (the to-do lists, the responsibilities, the whatever…) as something definitely manageable and not so suffocating and crushing. Now you can be sure that your higher self will guide you through the to-do’s in the most efficient yet relaxed way possible.
If you write this formula down and place it in your car or on your desk, you can bet that the next time you feel the stress come crushing down, you can beat it in the length of time it takes to read this and ask for help from within.
So write this down on a notecard and stress proof your life instantly:
Stress & Anxiety = Ego
Peace & Calm = Spirit
Ask for help from Spirit (your higher self) – tune into and follow the guidance!
It’s really that simple.
Which are you living from, ego or Spirit? Choose Spirit Now!
Need more help? Put this formula into action with my 5 minute stress-buster meditation from last week that you can find at this link here.