Thursday, 19 March 2020
Four suggestions to stay calm in curent times
How have the current developments impacted your work and life in general? Hope you and your family members are safe. This might be one of the rarest times where you would be faced with unprecedented number of urgent decisions.
In current turbulent times, it is important that we find creative ways to respond, so that our inner immunity is strengthened. We have a choice between “Life is a tiger” v/s “All is well” response. Our thoughts have a great impact on our immunity. Even if we are eating healthiest, nutritious food, if we do it under stress, our body shuts down the cell walls. Nutrition exchange is blocked. Our immunity system army gets diverted to manage the stress and becomes sub-optimal in defending against viruses.
How about finding creative ways and take actions that will keep you in the positive mode? You can turn around these times as most memorable and progressive times instead of being forced away from your normal life routine.
Here are some interesting ways that you can consider experimenting with, each of a different type:
Something you can do alone, something you can do with one online guide and something you can do online with a group.
1. Visualize a protection shield:
Whenever I feel any kind of danger, I find the following affirmation very reassuring.
“Let a protection shield be installed around <names>. A white light and love energy be passed through them and purify the configuration of <names>. This shield protects <names> from any negative energy or illness. So it is now.”
People with whom I have shared this, have reported feeling calmer and more able to take rational decisions after they used this affirmation.
2. Write Morning Pages:
Inspired by The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron,Me & Ruchi started this daily practice 10 days ago. We find it extremely useful. All worries, concerns, ruminating thoughts, anything that comes to the mind, just download them on the paper. If nothing comes to your mind, scribble that thought all the way in 3 pages. Here is how Julia explains it:
“Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages – they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind – and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page...and then do three more pages tomorrow.”.
Hear it from the author on this link: https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/
3. Thanking your body: a 30 minute meditation
We have joined a 5-month online meditation course with Nithya Shanti. 3 days a week we do a guided online meditation for 30 minutes at 5:30 am. It’s a great way to start the day with calm and new insights.
One of the recent sessions was about connecting with your body parts and acknowledging them one by one. That session was so insightful that is has been made public. Click on the link below to access the video.
4. Soulful conversations and connections: Differentiate between social distancing and physical distancing: A friend Anjan shared a message today that resonated with me. Here is an excerpt:
“What a wonderful time to socially connect:
Yes, there is a need to practice PHYSICAL DISTANCING in the manner and intensity that works for each of us: However, we needn’t socially distance. In fact, it’s time to connect more now, with all the extra time on hand.
How about connecting with friends, family, people from across the world using the several digital tools & technology available to us. Long chit-chats with friends, Skype calls with our parents who would love to share so much but with our work schedules we never had time to listen, the overdue gossip chats with our besties, group hangout with your university alumni, and so many other creative ways to spread love, to share, to cry/laugh and to find strength! Wouldn’t this be a great way to live, and promote wellness consciousness?”
Wishing you all the best for a greater inner immunity. May your thoughts and actions make you a magnet for your wellness. You may want to read this blog I wrote in September 2016: on 3 simple ways to enhance our internal immunity to safeguard from illnesses: