The emotion associated with our lungs is grief. Contributing factors to lung problems can be issues such as having difficulty standing up for yourself, constantly needing support or approval, feeling weepy, sad, or tired, unexpressed grief and unshed tears.
We are all dealing with current, known and acknowledged grief at the moment. We see the entire human family being affected and life as we know it, changed forever.
Some people are suffering horrendous personal loss. Even if we haven’t suffered personally, we are all grieving the loss of a way of life. This grief is perfectly valid and most of us will go through the recognised phases of grief. You can ease and perhaps even speed up getting through this grief by dealing with it consciously rather than trying to ignore or suppress it. Our Affirmations for Grief & Trauma (Recommended as one of the best in grief affirmations by ObitTree) may help you do this.
But there is also hidden and often forgotten grief that most (if not all) of us are carrying – generational grief. The ovum that made you, existed in your grandmother’s body. You have a direct, biological connection three generations back. Think about that for a moment. Think about what your grandmother’s generation experienced! Wars, dictatorships, famines, empires, carnage on such vast scales that we can’t even comprehend. If just a tiny modicum of that grief found its way into us, that’s potentially a huge amount of hidden grief.
Even if you don’t adhere to the idea of generational grief in physical form, Dr Gabor Maté teaches how we pass our emotional traumas and grief on through our behaviour.
The grief and pain we see around us, triggers the grief and pain we are holding, maybe even trying to suppress inside us.
I don’t write any of this to scare you. That is VERY last thing I want to do!! Just be aware, that if you are struggling with grief or sadness you can’t explain, these are some avenues you might want to explore.
7 Free Ways to Ease Stress & Boost Your Immune System During Lockdown
The relentless scare stories that we are all plugged into 24 hours a day are doing our immune systems no good at all! Fear depletes our immune systems.
Our bodies respond to the images in our minds!
The mind and body are intrinsically connected. Your body is unable to tell the difference between reality and imagination. So when you focus on your fears it creates as much havoc with your hormones, body chemistry and energy field as it would if you were facing a dangerous situation in real life.
Stress knocks our bodies off balance and triggers a cascade of stress hormones which influence your body via the autonomic nervous system. When our bodies are in flight, fight or freeze mode they have less energy available to maintain our immune systems and to heal and repair. It stands to reason then that chronic stress can easily lead to poor health and illness.
Your thoughts create an instant reaction in your body. Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems.
More than ever we haveto find a way to consciously relieve our stress levels everyday!
One thing you can do is disconnect from all sources of ‘news’ at least for a short time during the day. Make sure you don’t leave the news on in the background. Even though you might not be consciously aware of it, those fear-filled messages are getting through to your subconscious mind!
Boost your immune system!
Your immune system is what is going to get you through this crisis. It has protected you since the day you were born and you want it to be healthy when you venture back out into the world. Boost your immune system with loving, grateful and positive thoughts and messages. Visualize your immune system healthy, vibrant and sparkling with light. Set a powerful intention to send love and gratitude to your immune system then use these Top Ten Affirmations to Boost Your Immune System
Choose where to put your Attention
Focus on something uplifting as often as you can throughout the day. Nature is a great nurturer. No matter how far from nature we seem to have come, as human beings, our roots are in nature and nature is a great healer. So even if all you can see of nature is the sky or a house plant, try to focus and connect with nature in some way.
We are also dealing with grief at the moment. Some people are suffering horrendous personal loss. Even if we haven’t suffered personally, we are all grieving the loss of a way of life. This grief is perfectly valid and most of us will go through the recognised phases of grief. You can ease and perhaps even speed up getting through this grief by dealing with it consciously rather than trying to ignore or suppress it. Our Affirmations for Grief & Trauma (Recommended as one of the best in grief affirmations by ObitTree) may help you do this.
It can be hard if not impossible to completely quiet and still your mind at the moment. This is where guided meditation really helps. It is not asking your mind to be still, simply to follow along as you are guided through letting go of painful or fearful thoughts and replacing them with peaceful, loving, healthy and empowering ones. Over 16K meditators have enjoyed my free Release, Heal & Transform Fear meditation and left some really lovely reviews. Learn more and download the MP3 free here.
Reading, speaking aloud or using energy therapies with affirmations can be a great way to step out of stress and anxiety. I have literally thousands of free affirmations for physical pain, finances, self- love, grief, stress and anxiety here on my site just use the search facility to find what you need. Probably the most useful (apart from the meditations for physical pain which can be found through the search facility) at the moment are:-
Unresolved fight or flight response closes down our immune systems. It is our body’s very clever way of helping us to survive. If you are facing a wild animal who wants to eat you, that is clearly a much more imminent danger than fighting off a bacteria or virus. Let’s face it, if the tiger gets you, any potential illness becomes irrelevant!
Fear depletes our immune systems, and long term fear and stress take a huge toll on all our body’s systems. I strongly encourage you clear all the fear, stress & anxiety and/or grief out of your mind, body and energy system before using these positive affirmations to Boost Your Immune System.
Most of humanity is also dealing with grief at the moment. Some people are suffering horrendous personal loss. Even if we haven’t suffered personally, we are all grieving the loss of a way of life. This grief is perfectly valid and most of us will go through the recognised phases of grief. You can ease and perhaps even speed up getting through this grief by dealing with it consciously rather than trying to ignore or suppress it. Our Affirmations for Grief & Trauma (Recommended as one of the best in grief affirmations by ObitTree) may help you do this.
After clearing fear, stress & anxiety and grief & trauma use these positive affirmations to boost your immune system.
Most of us have heard of the mind-body connection. But did you realise how specific it is? A particular emotional shock or trauma generally creates physical pain or dis♥ease in very specific areas of the body.
7 examples of what message your aches and pains might be sending you:-
Do you have a fear of being rejected? Is someone trying to hold you back?
Are you fearful of expressing your heart-felt emotions?
Are you scared of letting go or holding on too tightly?
What are you resisting?
Do you have self-worth, self- confidence or self-esteem issues?
Are you uncertain of which direction to take in your life? Are you scared or unwilling to move on?
Has the rug been pulled out from under you once too often?
When you start to view aches, pains and even so-called accidents in this way, you discover the deeper meaning to it all. There are no “coincidences”!
How You Can Help Your Toddler (And Yourself!) With Surrogate E.F.T. Tapping
As a parent there can be few things that make you feel more helpless and frustrated than when you can’t soothe your child. During these unprecedented times of worry and stress the little ones pick up our worries and frustrations and act them out. They have no other way of expressing what they are feeling and things can easily escalate into pandemonium.
I wish I’d known about Emotional Freedom Technique when my daughter was a toddler!
It’s wonderful to see Emotional Freedom Technique becoming more widely known and accepted. It is very quick and easy to learn and amazingly effective even in the hands of complete beginners. Not all teachers know, or will tell you, that E.F.T. can also be done surrogately. You can tap on behalf of someone else even when you are not with them.
As we are using loving intention and energy, time and distance don’t matter. You can tap for your toddler no matter where you are!
I won’t speculate on how or why this works, there are many different theories and for the purposes of this article, all I care about is that it helps someone out there.
Firstly Soothe Your Self!
We often project our fears onto others. In such a traumatic times as we are living through now you have to soothe yourself first. We are no use to anyone else when we are in deep trauma, frustration or worry ourselves. Your toddler feels your emotions and energy so by soothing yourself you also help them.
Three Ways to Tap On Behalf of Your Toddler
Tune in to your toddler and tap for whatever you feel or can see is upsetting or traumatising them. The obvious ones are of course, pain, fear, boredom and isolation.
1. Tap On Your Own Body As Yourself
Simply tap as you normally would, but rather than state you have the problem, use your child’s name for your set up statement. “Even though (child’s name or my child) has this problem (state problem) I deeply and completely love and accept (child’s name). Do the same with your reminder phrase.
2. Tap On Your Own Body As Your Toddler
Similar to the method above but sometimes this helps you tune into how your child is feeling more accurately. Bearing in mind how connected you are with your toddler it’s not surprising that you often feel exactly what they are feeling. Set your intention that you are your child, then tap around as though you are the child. “Even though I have this problem” etc. Remember to disconnect and come back to yourself when you are done.
3. Using A Proxy Item To Represent Your Toddler
This can be a really useful way to help you focus. Any teddy bear, doll or other toy will do. Simply intend the toy to represent your toddler and tap around the points as normal.
The Question of Permission
As a parent you only have the highest and best intentions for your child, your heart and intent are pure and loving. In the higher realms we are all connected, we are all love, we are all one. If you feel the need to ask the baby’s higher self or soul for permission do so but I truly don’t think anything done from such love, care and compassion can ever cause harm.