I hear it all the time that it’s important to relax. If you don’t do it, it’s because you don’t love yourself enough. It’s because you’re putting everyone else before you. Is that really the case? Can you actually say you don’t love yourself enough?
I personally disagree with this statement. I am someone that loves myself very much but I still don’t always take the time to relax. It’s not because I have issues with myself or that I don’t see myself as priority. On the contrary, I see myself very high on my list. I devote full days of R&R for myself as often as I can, but that doesn’t change the fact that I still feel tense at times.
The reason I don’t relax all the time is because there’s a lot I want to do in my day. I have deadlines I want to keep up with to keep my business moving. I want to be able to get stuff done so that when my loved ones come home, I can spend quality time with them hassle free. And most important of all, I actually feel ok even though I am tense. I feel good, I’m not sick; I’m just a bit stressed or tensed. In my mind I’m ok enough to not need to stop completely to relax. This doesn’t mean I don’t love myself. It might just mean I’m living life quickly.
After working with my clients now for quite a few years and getting regular messages from my spiritual guides, the importance of relaxing is not just about loving yourself enough and staying healthy. It’s for you to be able to reset your mind, body, and spirit; quiet your mind chatter, disconnect from the monotonous work, reconnect with the universal intelligence and do things from your authentic place. It’s required for us to slow down and get the intuitive message from the Source and do what is in our BEST and GREATEST GOOD. This is the reason why it’s important for us to take the time to relax.
So when someone tells you to relax, be aware that that’s the Universe speaking to you, telling you to slow down and listen. Disconnect from your ego and listen to your heart.
How to do this in this fast pace world?
The easiest and quickest way I’ve found to do this is by resetting my mind, body, and spirit through a quick breathing practice.
- Inhale for 4 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 8 seconds.
- Exhale for 7 seconds.
- Repeat the steps above minimum 3 times.
By doing this quick yet very powerful and effective breathing exercise, this resets your body completely.
- It resets the oxygen in your blood and brain.
- It resets your thoughts by forcing you to be present when focusing on your breath
- It releases all the tensions and toxicity from your body within seconds through your exhale.
This will instantaneously get you out of your mind chatter, clean out the toxins from your body, relax you and help you reconnect to your spiritual world.
Try it and let us know how it makes you feel.
Until next time!
Annie Gelinas-Olive, Belief System Coach & ThetaHealing® Practitionner