I recently read a book by Deepak Chopra where he shared:
"Stress is a form of anxiety. If you're stressed, then you can't even begin to think about synchronicity. Synchronicity is a means of getting in touch with God. It's a path to meaning and purpose in your life. It's a means of having the experience of love and compassion. It's a means of connecting to the nonlocal intelligence of the universe. If my attention is on situations that generate stress, then it is difficult to access synchronicity. To do so effectively you have to have an attitude of surrender to the universal domain, which is much grander than anything you could imagine. Surrender requires a leap of faith, a jump into the unknown...and if you take this leap of faith you will be richly rewarded." ~Deepak Chopra
Think about it - songs, books, and breakthrough ideas do not come through us when we are in a state of anxiety and stress.
We need to create the space for these miracles to occur in our lives.
I receive all my best intuition and creative ideas when I create the space to just BE.
So when I start to feel overwhelmed, here are my go to steps to drop the stress:
1. Move your body - Wisdom lives in your BODY not your mind. Get out for a run, go to yoga class, or dance!
2. Get a good night's rest - turn off the cell phones and computers early, make yourself a hot cup of tea, read a book and go to bed!
3. Be creative - Here are some images of my most recent creative ventures inspired by the retreat I went to last weekend. Try making a collage, an earth mandala, make a painting or sing a song.
When we lessen the chatter of our mind we create space for creativity, intuition and insight.
If you're local, and feel like life is pulling you in different directions, I invite you to my Yin & Harmonium Yoga Series starting on Monday September 22.
Each class will be a deeply nourishing and relaxing yoga practice to release stress and open to new insights about your life.
Take a moment to slow down, breathe, and try to incorporate the above steps to let go of stress in your life. Because only when we create the space to let ourselves rest, do we open up to receive miracles...