6 Solutions to The Damaging Effects of Stress

Effects of stress and solutions to find ease

In a study published in October 2018, experts agree that chronic stress is the leading cause of medical, mental, work, and relationship issues. A moderate amount of stress can motivate you to accomplish tasks, but consistently high levels of stress can alter your physical and mental health, hurting your perceptions and damaging your relationships.

Below are six statistics about the effects of stress and practical solutions to improve your wellbeing.
Effects of stress and solutions to find ease

How to go with the flow

My favorite place to flow is in front of the vast ocean. It reminds me of the abundance we enjoy as humans and it connects me with profound wisdom I cannot find inside the walls of my home. The ocean teaches me to go with the flow. Even with its unpredictable waves and currents, it is a great teacher for acceptance and surrendering.

If you speak to surfers they will tell you the ocean brings them a sense of peace and at the same time excitement. They’ll tell you that the simple act of waiting for the right wave creates a sense of communion with nature, and the embrace of its waters makes them feel like they belong.

How does this relate with going with the flow? Surfers do not go against the current but wait to be taken away by the resistance and flow of the wave. They do not judge a wave when is less than ideal for a ride, they learn to manage it, floating above it or ducking under.  They don’t stress about when the next wave will come because they trust another one will come at any moment.

They bask in the silent rocking of this blissful moment.

This surrendering to the moment and being completely present with yourself without judgments or expectations is where you find the flow. It is not forcing the situation to conform to your expectations and desires, but becoming aware of the opportunities that come your way, learning about your innate desires and limitations, and accepting the whole of you with respect and compassion.

Going with the flow is knowing yourself, it’s healing your wounds, and soothing your discomfort. Going with the flow is listening to guidance, the one that speaks inside your being with infinite wisdom. Going with the flow is allowing and trusting that things happen for a reason and to keep your eyes open for the next wave. Going with the flow is hoping, believing, trusting without attachments or judgments. Going with the flow is sitting in stillness and noticing that you can be moved by inspiration or force, you decide. Going with the flow is finding power in releasing. Going with the flow is letting go.

 

Did you know?

The movement of natural water produces negative ions that improve your mood. Exposure to electronics, fluorescent lights, etc, charges our bodies with too many positive ions which dysregulates our nervous system. Exposure to negative ions found in nature, reestablishes the balance of ions and in addition increases the production of serotonin, a feel-good hormone crucial for the management of anxiety.

Not only being around water is helpful, but safe exposure to sunlight increases the production of Vit D and consequently Melatonin, both important in regulation of sleep and management of depression.

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Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

I don’t call myself a Yogi, Buddhist, Christian or any other religious or spiritual association. I am an explorer of spiritual life and I practice what works for me. I believe that there have been wise men and women who came to share with us how to connect with our highest self and experience divine love, regardless of religion. These enlightened beings are what some people call the Ascended Masters, Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, Saint Germain, Mother Mary, Sanat Kumara, Amma and many more.

I want to share a Kundalini Yoga mantra I connected with this weekend. The vibration of this chant touched the depth of my body and soul. I recorded what vibrated for me (I’m not a singer). I hope it inspires you to chant as well.

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

When you chant this mantra you are calling for the highest vibration to be present within you and around you. These sacred words carry a particular energetic vibration and only your own voice can match a specific frequency that connects you to that energetic link between you and All-That-Is.
One translation of this mantra is: “I honor the All-That-Is. I honor the Divine wisdom within myself” (similar to Namaste).
Chant this mantra before your yoga practice or any time you want to vibrate high and tap into the energetic grid of wisdom available to all.

 

Visualization Meditation for Healing and Protection

I was guided to create this visualization to assist in clearing negativity, hate, anger, intolerance that has been lurking around on earth.
If this is not your cup of tea, don’t listen to it, this might not be for you.
Before going to sleep I asked to be shown how this healing might happen and I was awoken in the middle of the night with these images in my mind. I hope you enjoy it and works for you. If you need additional assistance, contact me. info@nancydeandrade.com

Winter Solstice Vision Board and Weekly Meditations

The weekend before the solstice, (Dec 19 in Spanish and Dec 20th in English) I’ll be facilitating a workshop, Creating an Energized Vision Board. In addition, weekly meditations will start every Monday at 6:30pm in my office in La Jolla. Limited seating.

weavesilkWinter’s Solstice is a time for celebration of the light. It is the darkest time of the year and marks the rebirth of the light, a great opportunity for renewal and manifestation.

In this workshop we’ll focus on enhancing the energetic flow of words, images, and symbols to match our highest vibration. We’ll meditate and tune in to Divine Guidance to assist in creating a board that reflects our inner light and wisdom and we’ll connect with our soul’s guidance to show us what it is in our highest interest to create for ourselves and for humanity.

Limited spaces available since this will be an intensely focused experience. Address will be sent upon confirmation of your participation. Location is Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

info@NancyDeAndrade.com