Stress is a form of self victimization. Be present to the feeling, just noticing what reflection of you is being blamed for creating your stress, and in time your ‘need’ to feel stressed will dissolve.
The idea that we need to follow any set of rules, exclude certain foods or eat things we don’t like in order to attain a certain weight creates a battle between us and our bodies. The human body is made up of approximately 75 to 100 trillion cells, and each one of them has a purpose which is to maintain balance of the organism.
In this way, each person knows down to the cellular level which foods are perfect for them at any given time. However, most of us are addicted to thoughts that create strong emotions aka stress, and through those emotions, we crave foods that harm our health.
Uncomfortable or stressful emotions are a major strain on the body. When the mind is stressed, it causes the glands to excrete excess hormones, which puts the body in a toxic state. Hormonal toxicity blocks physical and energetic passageways which are the conduits for our intercellular communication and delivery of vital nutrients to all areas of the body.
When in an emotional state, I have found it helpful to eat raw meat or eggs with raw fat such as butter. Raw meat and fat are easily digested and integrated by the body, and leave little or no toxic residue. Moreover, while raw meat helps the body to build strength in order to better handle stress, raw eggs and animal fat help to eliminate toxins from the body.
However, when our emotions are in balance, there is no need to think about which foods are most suitable for us because we desire that which supports optimal health on all levels – body, mind and being. Emotional balance is the cure for excess weight and all physical illness.
Through awareness we can achieve and maintain this balance. Please see the articles on this website, and specifically those linked below to discover how to harness the power within to create your radiant body.
– Relax the facial muscles – let all tension in the face release
– Keep the lips gently closed – all breathing will be through the nose
– Take a slow, deep breath through the nose so that your breath fills the bottom of your abdomen (near the pelvic floor first), and allow the breath to fill and expand the abdomen, then feel it move up the lower back as the muscles around the spine expand. From there, allow the breath to fill the chest from bottom to top, until the breath moves into the throat area.
– On the exhale, gently and slowly release the breath from the throat, chest, sides of the spine and abdomen.
– At the end of the exhale, contract the abdominal muscles in order to express all of the breath.
Throughout this way of breathing keep the breath long and light, with no pause (not holding the breath) at any time, even between the inhale and exhale.
When dealing with anger, depression, fear, stress or anxiety, it’s important to get ourselves to a good place before saying or doing anything that may evoke regret. Once we can attain a calm mind and deep breath, the words and actions we choose will be much more productive.
The key is to stay present with our thoughts. When we notice any uncomfortable or painful emotion, it benefits us to stop what we are doing, and immediately focus awareness on the breath.
From there, the breathing can be slowed and deepened, bringing mental activity back under conscious control and turning emotion into inspiration. To perform this alchemy, keep the lips together, face relaxed, and breathe deeply and lightly through the nose, all the way to the bottom of the abdomen. Think about the breath filling from your pelvic floor, upward. After the abdomen expands fully, allow the breath to move up the sides of the spine and into the chest. On the exhale, release the breath from the chest first, then down the sides of the spine, and finally release it from the abdomen, contracting the abdominal muscles gently to get the last little breath of air out.
After about three breaths, the mind should be more focused. Now, while continuing this breath, allow the mind to identify any tension in the body and gently release it. This may take one to thirty more breaths. Do this until you feel relieved of mental stress and muscular contraction.
From this new perspective the perceiver is open to information that can be used to make the most out of any circumstance or situation. Remember, EVERYTHING is easier with a calm mind and deep breath.