How much brighter could life be if we all shifted from a place of fear to joy?
When my husband and I were trying to conceive our first baby we were focused.
We prepared mindfully for a very long time, being sure to keep toxins low and nutrients high.
I became so caught up with the things I was “supposed” to be doing that I got
a little bit obsessive.
I constantly played over all of the research about what could happen if I didn’t stick to my preconception plan.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was functioning out of fear. I was scared of everything from my “toxic” mattress to canola oil, and my mind was completely taken over by it.
The good that came from eating and living a holistic lifestyle meant getting pregnant quickly, but the fear was then compounded.
I was scared out of my mind that I would miscarry and would almost burst into tears when I was around “red flag events”, like someone holding a cell phone anywhere near me.
My pregnancy was draining, to say the least. I spent most of it wracking my brain to figure out where I went wrong.
I was angry that all the preparation hadn’t spared me from the miserable morning sickness and emotional strain.
That experience taught me SO MUCH!
Pregnancy, motherhood, and the ebbs & flows of life have opened my eyes to a huge component of wellness that I had previously ignored.
What I’ve discovered is that my health & happiness lies not only in the action of the health practices themselves but the frame of mind in which I conduct them.
SO if I choose to eat healthy because I’m scared of eating toxic food, then I’m making the decision to let the vibration of fear live inside of me.
I can actually be damaging the energy, the core of who I am, while I attempt to nourish my body.
In contrast, if I choose to eat well because I love myself, or feel joy in taking care of my body, then I am able to nurture my body, soul, and spirit all at the same time.
Dis-ease is continuously being linked to trapped emotional traumas and stress. So the short of it is that a fearful mindset may possibly neutralize the positive physical choices that we make.
MAN, when I realized the truth in that when I made that shift, my life changed.
Don’t get me wrong, learning to stay in JOY is an ongoing practice, but I’m beginning to spend less time in fear, & more time in love and joy.
Will it have a positive effect on my next pregnancy? Any effect at all? We’ll see! I’m just happy to be happy more of the time!
FROM FEAR TO JOY: THE SCIENCE-EY STUFF…
Dr. David Hawkins, a psychologist, and spiritual teacher suggests that our consciousness is measurable.
He states that each emotion holds a certain vibration and energy, having a crucial impact on our lives.
He spent much of his life using applied kinesiology (the practice of testing the strength or weakness of muscles around different stimuli) to test how certain emotions and events affect our energy fields.
He measured this on a scale of 1-1000.
His findings show that all emotions, people, and events consistently and repeatedly measure at the same place on his scale no matter who was testing (people can change over time, of course).
When it comes to emotions, shame comes in at 20, fear tests at 100, courage at 200, acceptance falls in at 350, true unconditional love shows up at 500, and sheer enlightenment tests between 700-1000.
Don’t ask me how to get to 1000. I don’t know…yet 😉
Anyhow, it gets much more complicated and you can read more about it in his book Power V.S. Force, but the point is that low vibration emotions weigh us down.
They are linked with disease and depression, and some practitioners have found the state of our vibration, our emotions, to be the single key factor in wellness, and dis-ease.
So as Elsa would say, LET IT GO! <3