Updated: Sep 3, 2020
Many people face a major challenge of learning to live with increased levels of uncertainty these days.
Everyone is acting as if the virus is the enemy. We all are told to do all different kinds of things to protect ourselves from exposure. However, handwashing, social distancing and wearing a mask are only a temporary solution to the current situation and only reduce the likelihood of exposure.
We are, and always will be, constantly surrounded by bacterial and viral infections, and we cannot continue to avoid places and people forever.
The world has changed, and many people feel like they lost the control over their own lives. We all are waiting to see how the virus will impact our health, society, economy, our day to day life for weeks, months and years to come.
What we need though is to learn HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES from the inside out.
Now, more than ever, it is important to take a moment to re-center and to prevent ourselves from falling into anxiety, fear and sadness. Every negative emotion this planet has to offer is able to chemically change our bodies, suppress our immune system and make us sick.
The world has changed but what has not changed is our ability to control our thoughts and change our mindset. From living in fear to living in love.
Bruce Lipton, PhD., internationally recognized cellular biologist, and a world expert in immunity and health, explains fear response this way: „As presented in The Biology of Belief, stress is responsible for up to 90 percent of illness, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. When an individual is in stress, the release of stress hormones (e.g., cortisol) shuts down the immune system to conserve the body’s energy for running away from the perceived stressor.“
This means that every time we are in a state of heightened stress our sympathetic nervous system turns on and our digestive, hormonal, immune, cardiovascular, reproductive and other systems get turned off. And it is ok to be in this survival mode in the short term, but our bodies are not designed to live in a constant emergency state for an extended period of time. Such state puts our body under immense stress. It does not have time to make enough white blood cells which protect us from all bacteria and viruses and over time this state creates disease.
We cannot control the virus but what we CAN do for ourselves, our children, families and friends is to learn to get into love-based consciousness. We CAN choose to live in love, instead of fear. Joy instead of sadness. Acceptance instead of rejection. Forgiveness instead of resentment. Patience instead of anger and frustration. Such programming dissolves our emotional wounds, activates our parasympathetic nervous system, strengthens our immune system, heals our bodies and puts us back into BALANCE.
· Our bodies have natural ability to heal (whether it is from Coronavirus or other viral and bacterial infections)
· CARE, KINDNESS, COMPASSION and GENTLENESS towards ourselves and others can strengthen us, so it can strengthen our immune system.
· Appreciation for nature, beauty and little things in life can create inner peace
· Calming our mind and taking the stress off our bodies by getting out of „fight or flight“ mode of thinking using modalities such as EFT (Tapping), meditation, mindfulness, etc.
What do YOU do to calm down your mind?