No surprise there, you tell me, everyone is in the same boat. Well, for starters, you might say that the world has been under incredibly stressful times, the pandemic, images of wars, hunger even in the US - one of the richest countries in the world, constant uncertainties, reflected by the apparent anxiety and stress, including violence in our society.
Personally, if that’s not enough, as most of you know I contracted COVID-19 (and that’s still a mystery to me) and unfortunately it developed into a long-term situation. I’m working daily on healing the frightening symptoms, some days better than others, but always being reminded that something worrisome could be right around the corner. Thank God, I have a great PCP who’s positive reinforcements have helped me immensely.
Fear is a vicious cycle. I’m sure you’ll agree that we constantly stress ourselves out with concerns and evil expectations. Why do we expect the bad all the time instead of the good results that come from good thoughts?
Why do we buy into the hype of the media and the local and world news every day, designed to get us involved and emotionally distraught? Why do I still watch, I ask myself? I know that the information I absorb will be stored in my sub-conscious. And even though I might think it didn’t affect me, trust me, it’s right there in my mental storehouse called memory.
Other stressors causing anxiety? Frustration, the feeling of being out of control, fear of not being respected, not competent, work related issues, and worries of not having enough time, not getting things done, failing.
Anxiety also sets in when we are feeling out of control in our own personal life, not feeling loved, loneliness, abandonment, relationship problems, illness in the family or friends, aging and of course the fear of death, especially these days with a seemingly uncontrollable pandemic.
These negative, ‘bad things could happen to me’ thoughts, plus expecting the wrong results, all are quietly seeping into our minds and doing immense damage to our bodily organs.
I was told by a Specialist that stress is the trigger for COVID related issues after the virus has been eliminated, even after the vaccination. Stress triggers your bodily organs to respond destructively. Stress kills.
How can I feel better and heal myself of these scary culprits?
Practicing confidence, self-worth, self-sufficiency, a calm state of mind, serenity, knowing that all will work out in good time and the knowing that all is good right here and right now, are the healers. All in all, it always amounts to fearing evil; doubting the Allness of Good; not seeing the Universe as perfect.
Peaceful, loving, and calm thinking is the answer as well as not allowing outside influences get to you in the first place. What’s important is not listening to the opinions of others, but rather knowing that all things will be dealt with in due time and that Universal goodness is always with all of us.
In the Acceptance Prayer there are words that particularly spoke to me:
“…and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today…nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake…”
Therefore, the stress I am experiencing is self-induced and I have the power to release this unnatural tension. I am a complete particle of the Universe. I can handle anything that is brought to my attention. God made me in ‘his image and likeness’, and I am certain this ‘image and likeness’ did not include sickness and fear but was made only to reflect perfection. It’s me putting on layers of grief and despair, it’s me who has to peal the onion.
Have a loving day,