Experiencing Life Creatively – JBay – December 2011

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Experiencing Life Creatively  Revive Mind, Body and Soul in Jeffrey’s Bay 10th – 11th December, 2011 As we approach the end of this year, we have a unique opportunity now to de-stress and un-clutter the events of this past year and the … Continue reading

Starting again

Sometimes life seems to hit from an angle we do not expect and it might seem like the end of the world.  Stepping back for a moment will help to calm the emotional mind sufficiently to see the bigger picture.  It sounds so easy!  But it is not!  The emotional “hi-jack” we experience in trauma or anxiety is sometimes overwhelming.  You are not alone in this.

Our clever brains began developing because of the fear response.  The surges of stress hormones activated higher thinking so that we could learn to defend ourselves, fight back run away, or even, play dead.  Now we have the luxury of a brain that is far more developed than our ancient ancestors but the fear response and the body’s automatic response to any stress signal is still so primitive.   The fear that spurred our brains to develop is now our worst enemy.  We have become so very clever at defending ourselves, building and creating weapons of destruction and more subtle reactions like withdrawing from relationships and our lives in deep, dark holes of depression.

What to do?

The first step is to recognise that you are not alone.

Be kind to yourself and then you will be able to be kind to others.

Learn about yourself – self awareness is key.

Expand your emotional intelligent responses.

Practice Gratitude in everything.

Give and Receive with equal balance.

Know that you are Loved by Divineness.

And when your blogsite crashes in smoke,  just rebuild it.  New is wonderful when we can see it as freshness.  So welcome back to this site.  Watch this space for new postings and apologies to those who are disappointed to see that their paintings or photographs are not yet posted.  Hugs of thanks to Marcus and Anja for concern about the problem and for the assistance with all aspects of Blogsite support.  Marcus, you shall be abundantly rewarded for your business ethic.