Wellbeing: The art of caring for yourself
The Zone of Connection is a simple but powerful practice to transform your life in just five minutes a day. Today the authors Sue Coyne and Penny Mallinson give us an insight into the art of caring for yourself.
There are other aspects of caring for yourself that encompass mental and physicalÂ wellness. Mental health is a big issue in the UK, with many people suffering from some form of stress, anxiety or depression. Two-thirds of British adults have experienced a mental health problem such as anxiety or depression, with less than fifth experiencing high levels of positive mental health. Young people emerged as being most likely to suffer, with 70% of 18 to 34-year-olds saying they had experienced such problems, although middle-aged people (35-54) were close behind at 68%. The figure stood at 58% among those over the age of 55 (see Mental Health Foundation, Fundamental Facts About Mental Health 2016).
There is a spectrum of mental wellbeing and health that is influenced by many factors – your life situation, your body chemistry, your hormones. Looking at this at an energetic level reveals an energy imbalance. This imbalance is created when you suppress rather than express your emotions, thus creating blocked emotions in your system. These blocked emotions are usually unexpressed anger or sadness, which over time can lead to physicalÂ or mental disease.
All emotions have a vibrational frequency.
When you feel anger toward someone, this feeling creates a sense of separation, which can be very damaging and leads to depression (situated at the bottom of th emotional frequency scale). This is the opposite of the connection felt from expressing love, a high-frequency emotion.
As discussed, you can open yourself up by requiring your limiting beliefs, interrupting your automatic patterns and clearing blocked emotions. Choosing to accept rather than suppress negative emotions, we can shift our energetic vibration, creating positive chemicals in the brain and the opportunity to transformÂ and allow life to flow. Later, we will see that a natural part of going through a transformation is to feel shocked, denial, anger and sadness at the start of the transformational journey. Some people try to avoid the discomfort that accompaniesÂ strong negative emotions. Rather than seeing this as an energy that needs to pass through, and a natural part of the ups and downs of life, they try to suppress them and sometimes label them as depression.
Energy imbalance can also affect our physical wellbeing.
Our mental and physical wellbeing is intertwined at a cellular level. The low vibration of negative emotions creates cortisol and adrenaline in the body, which cells see as a threat, and they close themselves so as not to be contaminated,. This means that at a cellular level we are not able to function at our best and ultimately the dis-ease in the cells causes physical disease. On the other hand, high vibrating positive emotions produce beneficial chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, enabling us to access a state of flow and more of our potential. many athletes ave a practice that enables their bodies to function optimally and use positive sports psychology to get into a state of flow for peak performance.
The impact of nourishing the real you
By seeing yourself for who you really are and bringing your authentic self to all situations in your life, you will realize more of your potential and live a happier, more fulfilled life. Seeing yourself for who you really are is the first step that prepares you to be able to see others for who they really are and have a profound effect on their lives too.
When you know you are loveable, you are attractive in the highest sense and your inner beauty shines out. The Law of Attraction is not just about thinking positive thoughts; it starts with how you see yourself. You attract what you identify with. Therefore, if you feel loveable, you attract loving relationships because that’s what you relate to. Loving yourself is the first step in creating a loving relationship. Other people become a reflection of the loving, kindly, the peaceful relationship you have with yourself.
The Zone of Connection by Sue Coyne and Penny Mallinson
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