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Six Simple Strategies to Ease Worry

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Worry can be a terrible waste of our time and energy.

Worry creates anxiety, distress, panic, lack of sleep, mental suffering and horrible and uncomfortable feelings within the body. You may find yourself consumed, every thought quenching the life from your very veins. Your life force energy spirals out as you disconnect from reality and become ungrounded in your own thoughts. Worry is fear in action.

Three years ago, I had a near-death experience in Bali. I had travelled alone, and when they found me in my cottage, I was barely conscious, severely dehydrated, and had pneumonia, but not just that, I was infected by the dengue virus which had been diagnosed four days earlier. I was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in Denpasar.

After many days, I was discharged from the hospital and had to go back to that little cottage near Ubud until I had the ‘fit for fly’ certificate from my doctors. Initially, I had loved that place and planned to stay for three months. BUT the thought of going back into that cottage caused me distress. I felt panic inside, and all I wanted to do was run, run back home to Australia and be in the comfort of my own home. I was afraid I’d be bitten by another infected mosquito, and my thoughts weren’t helping.

If you have ever experienced worry in your life, I’d love to offer you some simple strategies and practices that may help. They certainly assisted me.

1.   Ground yourself –

Stand, legs apart, knees flexible and place your hands on your belly and breathe deeply in through your nose and down into your lower abdomen and feel it inflate. This area is your seat of power, the sacral chakra, the balance of masculine and feminine. Breathe out slowly with a gentle sigh through your mouth noticing the abdomen deflate. Do these steps three times with your eyes open.

Now, with hands still on your belly breathe deeply into the lower abdomen and when you breathe out, bring your attention to your feet. Imagine your outward breath flowing down through your feet into the earth as roots form digging deeper through the soil connecting you to Mother Earth. Do these steps three times with your eyes open.

2.   Change your Thought –

Remind yourself that worry only creates from a fearful place, and really do you want to be frightened. I recommend that when you have negative thoughts take-action and say, “Delete, Delete, Delete.” If they are too consistent turn away physically in a different direction and think of gratitude and appreciation of one small thing in your life.

For example, it could be something as simple as; I’m grateful to be alive, or, I’m thankful for my friends and family (this could also be your furry family), or I’m grateful because I know the Universe/God has my back. Say your gratitude three times as if you were saying a mantra and feel the energy shift from negative to positive.

3.   Self-Care –

Love is the highest form of healing and energy in creation. Nurture yourself, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious, tasty food, and move your body.

Choose whom you spend your valuable energy and time with. Setting healthy boundaries is important.

Be gentle, kind and loving to yourself because a friendly and kind gesture creates so much more lightness in your life. After all, if you worry, you deplete your own life-force and how can you then support yourself or another if you have very little energy to do so.

4.   Reset Your Focus –

Worry scatters your energy making you ungrounded and unbalanced. Recall your power back into you and stay focused on a positive outcome. The HOW is not essential. It’s releasing and letting go of control and trusting and focusing on the NOW which is your greatest gift. Tomorrow will take care of itself.

5.   Stop the Mind Chatter –

You can do this by placing your hands in a prayer position and gently pushing your palms together. Your brain will need to investigate the pressure, and all thoughts will clear allowing you to be present. Then place both hands over your heart and say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” It is with gratitude I thank Dr Wayne Dyer for the idea of the three thank you’s. Having the warmth of your own hands over your heart is comforting and reconnects you to your spirit building faith and hope.

6.   Remember –

You are a survivor and through past experience will thrive once again.

Through my experience in Bali, I admit it’s not always easy, but I can reassure you that when you stop the worry and focus on this moment in a grounded, loving and nurturing way. Your perception will change, and you will feel with much light and possibility.

I’ve also learnt that every experience in life teaches us something if we take the time to reflect and heal the trauma.

Blessings,

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(This article was first published by McGill Media)

Maria Lacey was born in Australia and has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

An award-winning author of a personal and spiritual memoir, One Path, Many Lights. Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings, and triumphs.

A successful entrepreneur with over 20 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.” Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Sound Healer, Channel, Author and Speaker.

Maria feels passionate about restoring hope into the hearts of many.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

Near Death Awakening

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First published in Sibyl Magazine May 2018

In 2010 I had a near-death experience while in surgery. This enlightening experience changed my life!

Three months later I sat in my art room, a place of inspiration, and felt compelled to source a new exercise book and pen, and then sat in my comfy chair. Very quickly I felt energy travel down my arm and I began to write. This writing was not my own, it was script and I’d always printed. It was larger than mine and so much faster as my hand wrote with ease. Then all of a sudden it stopped.

I sat for a moment wondering what had just happened. The loving energy and words of wisdom on my page took me by surprise, and in recognition, a well of tears fell down my cheeks. I then began to ask questions, and my hand wrote. That was the day I started channelling the Guardians of the Light.

Some years later I was guided to write a book sharing their knowledge and was encouraged to write part of my own story, which I have since published called One Path, Many Lights.

Although, a confident, spiritual teacher, counsellor and Reiki master running classes, workshops and seeing clients, to write a book was daunting even though I’d thought about it in the past. Let’s face it; I believe there is a book in every one of us. Though underneath I felt unworthy of this task. I mean really. Who was I to do this?

Almost eight years on and a life that is very different to what was then, in fact, I’m very different. I continue to share their writings with the realisation of, who was I to question a divine force that had only shown me love and challenge their belief in me. Please read below a message from the Guardians of the Light:

‘Children of Earth, today marks the beginning of love flowing into the energy of love. Children of Light it is time to raise your energy and expand your light. Many have incarnated on this plane. It is your birthright to shine. Do not allow the conditioning of the collective consciousness to sway you from your purpose. We are delighted to be sharing with you through this medium.

Light always expands the energy of love and darkness fades into the recesses. Darkness is just that! Fear, on the other hand, is a trap to hold you in the shackles of controlling your free-will. Free-will gives you a choice, and how your life will appear will depend on whether you choose from a place of fear or love. Love shines a light expanding your path with ease, joy and wisdom. Fear darkens and narrows your path limiting your view and restricting your happiness and growth. How do you want to proceed?’

I love the wisdom shared by them and feel truly honoured to be their channel. They do not tell us what to do, they guide, and the choice is ours.

Namaste

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 19 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels overseas.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

 

How Sound Affects Your Life

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First Published in Sibyl Magazine February 2018

Have you ever wondered why certain sounds and noises create an emotional and physical response?

For example, a shrilling scream may sound piercing to the ears and create a feeling of dread in the stomach. You instantly hold your breath and listen, then it quickens as your brain is assessing, and the primal response of flight or fight kicks in. Your legs are either light and ready to run or heavy and paralysed as the adrenaline shoots through your system.

There’s the opposite like when you hear the sound of the ocean and the waves caressing the sand. A feeling of lightness and calm flow through your body, your breathing slows, and the mind becomes silent and peaceful. Your awareness heightens, and you smell the salt in the air, feel the slight breeze kissing your face, and the sun’s warmth on your skin brings a gentle comfort. Then, your body naturally takes a deep soulful breath in and out.

We are an incredible spiritual being in a human body, and our connection to Mother Earth brings us back into harmony, balance and alignment.

All sound has its frequency and accordingly creates a response such as the sound of your voice. Have you ever noticed some voice tones grate, and others soothe?

We often fill our lives with harsh noises by what we choose to listen to through television, radio, music, etc. I’m not saying we should incubate ourselves and not experience all of what life has to offer. I’m sharing how important it is to create balance and make a conscious choice to recalibrate and re-harmonise our body, mind and spirit.

Last year I had a near death experience which caused ill health for some time. My brain was in a fog, I couldn’t articulate and remember simple words, and I was listless. Loving friends visited and gave me DVD’s to watch, cooked me meals and sat to keep me company. Their intentions were pure, but the sound and frequency of their voices caused my brain distress, and very quickly my body responded, I felt nauseous and the colour on my face turned grey as my energy depleted. I couldn’t watch the DVD’s or television because it did the same.

My body and brain needed silence to heal, and then along the way, the sounds and movement in nature were my gifts, and then I began to recalibrate and move my healing to another level by chanting and singing.

Then, I chose the music and DVD’s I could listen to and watch, and I recognised the sounds that soothed and uplifted my energy and those that agitated and drained it.

This experience although difficult taught me so much about how we respond energetically to our environment, and the importance of having this awareness for our health and wellbeing.

You are an incredible human being made up of trillions of cells. It’s time to nurture, harmonise and recalibrate, and take responsibility for your energy, and wellness will be your reward.

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels overseas.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS