“Do not worry!” Worry is something that is more often there. It is a thought (or multiple thoughts) that go over and over in the mind. It is a form of mind chatter that eats away at confidence and draining energy. When you worry constantly, you are drawing attention to a negative aspect of your life, and when you worry aloud to others, you are effectively seeking attention, potentially draining their energy. This leaves every-one depleted and more open to ill health.
As worry is a focus on past events that have happened, or future events that are yet to come, worry is never about the present - so worrying stops you being in the present moment, it stops you connecting to yourself and identifying opportunities as they arise.
Worry is your body messaging you that there is a problem that you do not know how to deal with, I am going to take you through a simple exercise to help you start creating more positive outcomes from your worry.
1- When you are aware of worry, slowly and deeply breathe in ……. And out several times giving you time to regain your control and also help oxygenate your brain to help stay focused on the moment in hand.
2 – Pause for a moment – place any worries or negative thoughts onto fluffy clouds – and let them float away. What is your desired outcome? What do you want to happen? Do you want to continue with these emotions and feelings? … Breathe slowly and deeply again. How do you want to feel? Think of something happy, a positive focus in your life. Re-educate your body’s cellular memories, take back your control. You should now be feeling calm enough to make rational decisions.
3 – Listen to your inner feeling - What is not right in your life? – turn your worry into a challenge. What can you do to support a positive outcome? What outcome would you like to attract in life? In your mind, put out to the universe the positive outcome you desire. Remember to keep breathing slowly and deeply to stay positively focused and in control.
4 – Feel better? Do you need to seek council from someone you trust? It is okay to talk about problems – sharing a problem wisely helps to find solution. Sometimes, just stilling your mind can give you space to see the answer for yourself. Be the person you want to be. Worry is just a message to let you know something needs to change – and it starts with you…you are the catalyst to make the positive changes you need in your life. Practice them, life is just continued practice of different challenges.
I know somethings are not quick to resolve, they can seem to take an age to bring right, but choosing to hold on to your worries and forgetting to focus on the positive outcome you desire is detrimental to your health and to those around you and will stop you from reaching your goal.
When challenges are successfully identified along with successful desired outcomes– you connect to your inner self and see the positive coincidences that are attracted in life – making the journey easier. Well thought positive intention for good attracts good into your life –have faith.
Of course, that is not the only secret to Reiki and seeking our inner health and power …. The next is be humble. That is next times story.