Being on a journey of healing can be rewarding, but it doesn’t come without consistent challenges. As you heal one layer of “stuff” another layer comes to the surface, in different voices or costumes, looking for the same healing that was bestowed on the part before it. A person can think a million thoughts a minute, can love someone one second and hate them the next, can be open and then closed, can become enlightened and then frustrated. The nature of life, and the day in age we live, is always testing our healing and our boundaries. It seems at times that mastering the self can be a harder task than you ever thought possible.
Healing is so simple and yet so complex. We have so many voices and identities attached to our fragile psyches. The voice of the mother and the father, the unconscious impressed images of neglect, anger or depression we saw as children in small or big ways. The tones of the changes or elementary school through high school graduation. The pressure of college and working years. The overt challenge of coming into a communicable identity and paying your way through an apartment house job and daily meals.
When starting a healing practice one often times finds relief. A moment of clarity after exercise. Increased happiness post yoga. True peace after an epsom salt bath. A beautiful synchronicity after a workshop. These moments of perspective shift our lens, and refocus us back into our true selves. Who we really are when you peel away the pain, the stress and the debt.
When you heal, you feel illuminated by your own inner love. It is a moment that is hard to forget in theory, but in practice, grounding with that feeling over a long term can prove to be sometimes difficult. The next day can bring a stressful commute, a mean coworker, or an unexpected bill that flurries you out of your positive orbit and back into the dark zone.
So how do we keep our tender and precious selves afloat in times of trouble. I often forget that when I start to spiral out into a stress related world of my own creation I am very simply, forgetting to breathe. A simple movement like re focusing on my breath, and centering myself can being the crashing din of stress and confusion to a halt. When we connect with our breath, we connect with the vital source that is life itself. Oxygen begins to flow and expand through all parts of our central nervous system, our brain, our heart and begin to create an alchemical reaction of calm. Just as simply as a bad phone call stirred us up, we are brought to amends by the powerful calming breath, in and out, like the ocean tide.
In moments of struggle this is so easy to forget. In great moments of healing we forget. We forget that sometimes the easiest thing to do is juts breathe. You are a different person when you breathe. You are more alive, more truly you. You begin to connect with the source and that can often make troubles, bad moods and difficulties fall by the wayside.
If you are struggling right now in anyway, put your struggles to the side and tend to your breath. If for only 3 minutes you just tend to you, and your breathe, you’ve done enough. hold on to your breath and things will become clearer. Your troubles may not go away, but they will become easier to overcome.
Check out the below link to discover some really amazing and impressive breathing practices.
Breathing Techniques from 3H0