I doubt if I'm alone in noticing the undercurrent of anxiety that is permeating our world these days. Not just in the U.S., but it seems to be cropping up everywhere. Violence. People hurting. Crazy weather. Political shifting and unrest. There seems to be a core lack of comfort that is (sometimes) palpable - drifting and swirling around all of us like an invisible fog that creeps into one's bones.
And what's a person to do? We all have our every day lives, families, personal challenges to consider and deal with.........and all the while we are bombarded from this direction or that with images that are too disturbing to look at. With words that sting and/or ignite a spark of anger or distrust - in some cases, even fear. And yes, there's a LOT of fear as well. Do you feel it? Does it crop up in your thoughts without warning - or perhaps it, too, has settled in like an undercurrent that is the underpinning of everything else going on in your mind.
There are many tools we can use to bring some inner peace back into the picture. Being out in nature, "hanging" with loved ones or favorite friends, reading or watching a funny movie, mindfulness meditation.....or simply meditation itself - the sitting in silence and allowing the mind to quiet.
But what if your mind won't be still - and sitting in meditation is a bit like being locked in a small room with a loudly chattering monkey - or worse yet, a frustrated and fearful voice that grows louder with time? As an EFT Practitioner, my default go-to is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I can simply tap on the points and do some breathing and my body/mind calms down immediately because I'm working with the amygdala (fight or flight center of the brain) and the central nervous system. You can find instructions on how to do EFT for yourself as well as the tapping point here: EFT Tips
Or that may seem to be too involved for you. So - you can simply do an abbreviated version of EFT. It's called Touch and Breathe. Easy peasy. Start at the Eyebrow point, press gently and lightly with one or two fingertips, and do a full inhale/exhale cycle. Then - move on to the next point. Go around all the points at least once, maybe twice, and you'll notice an immediate calming has taken place. You won't have cleared any emotional disturbances (which does happen with ease with EFT), but you will have given yourself a calmer perspective with which to go on about your day. Enjoy!
And if you like the results, you may also want to try doing some EFT to release whatever stressors or disturbances trouble you. I'd love to hear from you.
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