Have you ever had a time when you felt completely overwhelmed? Most of us have. Some people spend most of their lives feeling this way. You see, Overwhelm is one of the emotional family of Fear and Fear is a bully! The beautiful thing about bullies is that they are predictable.
Overwhelm loves to blow everything out of perspective, so that you are practically forced to focus only on what it wants you to. Therefore, the defense against overwhelm is to allow your focus to move and change! You pick what you want to look at, where you want your mind to center. This is one of the wonderful places where understanding that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected can be so amazingly helpful.
Imagine, for a moment, that you are feeling overwhelmed about your day. It’s morning, you are lying in bed and what you have on your schedule suddenly looms over you like a mugger getting ready to club you! Unfortunately, far to many of us have been there, and the answer is never really allowed to involve pulling the covers over your head and fall back to sleep. This time, you decide to take matters into your own hands. You take a couple of deliberate breaths. You take a few minutes and focus completely on the body, leaving the mind almost out of the equation. In the bed, you stretch, gentle stretches designed to bring blood flow to the muscles and awaken them with care. By the time you are done with your stretching, you are standing up and out of bed. Autopilot may have begun to kick in and you may already find your morning routine. Here’s the kicker…
How do you feel? Somewhere in among the physical routines, your mental patterns reset. You found something else to focus on and it allowed the tide of overwhelm to pass over you and be gone.
Emotions are tricky things, and they have valid lessons and information for you. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want you to ignore your emotions. I don’t want you to suppress your emotions. I do want you to remember that you can choose how and when to work with them. You are a capable person and you have extraordinary instincts. You have the capacity to understand yourself in deep and meaningful ways.
Life is relative to your perspective. Give yourself a chance to change the focus and create the life and the health you deserve.
We all need help on our Healing Journeys. I would be honored to be a part of yours!
Master Healer Meade Neumann