In the Flow with Healing Waters
Anxiety is sneaky
In society, anxiety is discussed and labeled for people nowadays more than ever before, which is great! It’s helpful to understand and be aware of how you feel because then you can do something about it.
I would consider myself as a recovering anxiety person. I came into this world with reflux and colic. As I have understood more about the energy in the body, it makes sense as to why I struggled with anxiety so much in my life. Reflux and colic are a disruption of the energy in the stomach and the stomach emotion is worry.
Once I became aware of this in Acuenergetics® training, I had some sessions around this. I meditate, and don’t experience anxiety much at all……though I thought…
I went on a spring break trip last week and quickly realized how anxiety can creep back in. I noticed things in my body changed starting the morning we left. I felt a bit nauseous, had to run to the bathroom a few times, and got snippy with my family at the airport and on the plane.
As I understood to sit with those feelings and become aware of what was happening, I quickly realized I was worried about the plane ride. We were leaving our oldest at home because he is in college and has a different spring break than the other kids. When we experienced some turbulence my mind went to the what ifs.
What if the plane went down?
What if my son’s whole family were gone in an instant?
How would he survive without us?
Who would take care of him?
I didn’t even think of these thoughts before I was on the plane. But once I connected the worry of this in my mind to what was happening in my body, things settled.
I just sat in the seat and relaxed my body and just became present. I put on my headphones and listened to music and gave up the negative thoughts that were creeping in that morning and my control. We like to think the more control we have the better we will feel. But in reality, we don’t have much control in life and especially when riding on a plane.
When I was younger, I used to hate it when I experienced anxiety because I didn’t have any tools or understanding on what to do with it. I now am aware of how I feel and can connect what’s going on in my life to what is going on with my body and mind.
Healing Waters helps people connect their “why” to their symptoms. We have a lot of tools to help you enjoy your vacations versus worrying about things that usually NEVER happen.
As I sit here writing this blog, things are good. I didn’t crash, my child is not alone in this world, and I lost only a little bit of my life feeling anxious.
Worry is wasteful in the flow,