If you need help clearing an overwhelmed mind, the Intuitive Learning Circle offers quick and easy support.
This self-care formula is for clearing an overwhelmed mind and is especially useful for handling day to day stresses, like when you’re feeling:
- Out of balance
- Taking on too much
- Doing too much
- Going too fast and need to slow down.
You are not alone and you can easily get some relief by going through the Overwhelm Help Exercise #3 out of SOS for Loss & Resiliency, from our Soul Oriented Solutions series.
Directions: Confirm this is the best formula for you with the SOS Symbol.
Find a quiet place if possible, where you won’t be disturbed for about twenty minutes. Begin by reading the first message and then gaze gently at the Circle or chart that goes with it for approximately two minutes. A longer or shorter time may be necessary. Let yourself breathe and relax as much as possible. Don’t worry if the images move around or change in any way. That just means the Circles are working and that your mind and body are coming into balance.
Some emotions might come up as well. That also means the Circles are working. Just give yourself permission to let go of anything that’s causing you pain or suffering.
Mind Body Integration
Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!
If someone is with you, talk to them about some of the feelings that you’re having. It could help you to gain perspective on your situation. Having perspective allows you to make the best decisions about what will help you now.
After you’ve finished going through the entire formula, let yourself rest for a little while. You’re doing very well with such a difficult circumstance.
1. Gaze softly at the Circle and take a few moments to breathe deeply.
Pay special attention to those places in your body where you’re feeling pain or discomfort.
Just let them relax.
Move around or stretch if you need to.
2. Ask for peace to come into your heart and awareness.
See if you can move your energy out of your head and pull it down into your heart and solar plexus area.
3. You may need a minute to get your bearings.
Bring your energy into your body so that you can get centered.
Notice what is to the right of you and to the left of you.
You are okay.
4. You don’t need to be perfect or be everything to everyone.
Are you being too hard on yourself? If so, give yourself a break and let it go.
What really matters in this situation?
What’s most important to you?
4. You may feel like you’re stuck or being pulled in the wrong direction. Relax and meditate on this Circle for as long as you like.
Imagine that a loving coat of of peace and comfort is pouring down over you – gently separating from all that dark, heavy energy.
6. You are ready and able to let go and make the changes necessary for you now. Are you willing to let go of things that are not working?
Release any agreements to hold on. What a relief that is.
7. Go back to your heart and listen to it beating – nice and steady.
It’s okay to ask for help. You are alive and need to take good care of yourself.
What do you need to help you take good care of yourself?
Make a list so you can remember.
8. Focus your energy on taking good care of yourself now.
You are important and what you do matters. You are cared for.
9. Gaze gently at the Circle while you think of something that you love very much.
Relax and let yourself feel what matters to you.
Take all the time you like. It’s okay to let go and rest.
10. Take a moment and imagine that you can connect with Hope.
Hope is an expression of Love that calms the mind and body so that you can unite with your spirit and its resources.
11. Now it’s time to sweep the clutter out of your mind and send it to the Light.
Sweep it all up and away…
Notice how much better your body feels when your mind gets clear.
12. Close the doors in your mind that let in all that clutter.
Your mind and body are not here to be a dumping ground.
Close the doors and seal the leaks wherever you find them.
Closing doors that have been left open will help you feel much better.
13. Relax with this symbol until you feel safe and clear.
You have protection and are receiving a positive flow of energy throughout your body, mind and spirit.
14. Take some deep breaths and listen to that calm, gentle voice that comes from your heart.
What is it telling you?
15. Let a calm feeling come from your heart and fill up your entire body – all the way to your fingertips.
It’s time to rest. Remember to take good care of yourself.
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Clearing An Overwhelmed Mind should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Future Pacing for Excellence
Future pacing is an extra-intuitive activity that isn’t required, but can really help you excel by anchoring positive outcomes into your Learning Mind…
Future pacing is a way to deepen the effects of any mind body healing by projecting a preferred outcome into the future. Let’s use that idea to solidify what you’ve just learned.
Start Future Pacing by Getting Calm and Relaxed
Use River Medicine to relax and adjust the volume on your senses.
River Medicine beckons us to calm down and flow with the river of life. When we allow this experience, we can hear the truth of the heart and Soul more clearly.
One way to do that is to gaze softly at the Circle and imagine that you’re floating on a calm, benevolent body of water. Take the time to breathe deeply. Once you feel calmer, you’re ready to open your senses to new solutions and gifts.
Gently remind yourself about your objective:
“What am I proposing to do?”
Then, follow up with,
“If I follow the course of that action, what’s most likely to happen?”
Once you feel more relaxed and calm, use this sequence of Intuitive Learning Circles and positive affirmations to help you future pace with the very best qualities to follow through on what you’ve learned.
Future Pacing from Intuitive Learning in the New Paradigm
Use this affirmation to recalibrate:
“I willingly release harmful ingredients and access beneficial ingredients*.”
*“Ingredients” include energies, nourishment, guidance, support, etc. Anything that goes into the creation of your experience.
Choose from numbers 1 – 42 with the same affirmation:
“I willingly release harmful ingredients and access beneficial ingredients.”
Here are a couple of examples of how you might do that. The first line is about what you want to let go of or close the door on:
“I release harmful, outdated or extreme thinking patterns.”
The second line is about what you want to open up to:
“I now make a commitment to cultivate beneficial thoughts that come from my Soul.”
You might also want to confirm that all parts of you know to utilize the beneficial flow of chi’ or life force that’s available in the New Paradigm.
“I project the idea of me using this generative energy out into the future – helping me to manifest my objective successfully in the New Paradigm.”
Set Yourself Up for Success
Imagine that you can access your seeds of karma that will help you actualize your objective. Gather the seeds of your good deeds in the center, blank area of this Circle.
“I access my beneficial karma for actualizing balanced and helpful _________.”
“I plant new karmic seeds for the conditions I need to be happier, healthier and to actualize my heartfelt objectives.”
Make sure you plant them in your personal garden that lives in your heart.
“I plant beneficial seeds in my garden and ask for blessings in accordance with the highest good. I am securely included in the equation.”
If your garden needs a little tending – weeding, watering, re-organizing, etc. -this is a good time to see it happening in your mind’s eye.
Let go of any harmful or inappropriate energies or mental/emotional patterns that no longer serve you. Release them to the Light to be set free and purified.
“I gather destructive patterns or energies and release them to the Light.
I dissolve my connection to them, so that they may be set free and purified.”
Please note: Never send pain or harmful energies into the Earth to be neutralized, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of life, health and happiness – not death, illness and unhappiness!
Visualize any hidden channels or sewage pipes for negative energies collapsing in on themselves.
“Old channels of ______________ are collapsing.”
“All holes are sealed and healed.”
“I follow the direction of my Soul’s protection.”
Now you’re ready for your Soul to connect you with the grail of gratitude located in your heart center / personal garden and use it to empower your highest good.
“I use my Soul’s divine connection to nourish what’s in my highest good.”
“I am empowered to learn how I can strengthen ________ and _________.”
Being grounded helps you bring what you’ve learned “down to Earth” so you can increase productivity and actualize your objective. Get yourself grounded in the New Paradigm before you complete this process.
Place both feet on the floor and put your hands on your knees if you can. Gaze softly at the Circle and repeat the affirmation until you feel your body has fully settled in the present.
“I am present and grounded in the New Paradigm.”
Future Pacing – Projecting Success into the Future
Now you’re ready to tune into the Center of your being. Go within and ask your heart:
How will it feel to actualize my objective in the future?
What about later today or tomorrow?
A month from now?
How does it feel a year from now?
The mind intuitively appreciates closure. Finish it all up now by sealing and healing any holes that lead back to old, harmful pathways of suffering.
“All holes are sealed and healed.”
“I follow the direction of my Soul’s intended path.”
You can thank yourself for taking the time today to learn how Future Pacing can accelerate your learning and ability to manifest your objective in the New Paradigm – a gift that will surely keep on giving!
Be sure to rest now and do something nice for yourself!
Find out about Intuition Training for Personal Growth with us!
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in learning difficulties and mind body healing using Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, and other Shamanic Clearing Techniques.
Schedule with Rheanni online via Zoom or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email your request to: [email protected] or text her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday.
This Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment for any ailment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website and in our materials are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Communicating With Moderation In the New Paradigm.
Kuan Yin has been helping us to transition out of the old status quo into a new paradigm based on equality, co-operation and balanced prosperity. Her advice about communicating through moderation springs from the I Ching, an ancient book of divination that follows the flow of the cosmos. Because of that, her insight comes from a different perspective than ours.
Kuan Yin’s Transformation Games help you to identify problems, change your focus to positive solutions, ground yourself and get in the present. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating her words. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.
First – Evaluate Your Situation for the Danger Signs of Shock ~
Let’s face it. The past few years have been filled with one extreme and jarring piece of news after another. Shock is something that we deal with every day. It’s important to give yourself and others a break by realizing that you might be stuck in a survival pattern because you’ve been listening to so many shocking communications.
If you are overwhelmed by how someone is communicating, it’s very likely that you’re experiencing SHOCK from some past or present form of DANGER.
If you’ve been triggered by a traumatic event from the past, go to Healing Emotional Shock before going through this game.
If you’ve living through a shocking and traumatic event that’s happening right now, go to Resolving Shock from Traumatic Events first.
Once you’ve cleared up your experience of shock, this game will be much more effective for you…
Welcome to the I Ching Reading and Transformation Game for: Hexagram #29 Danger and #15 – Communicating Moderation
“In times of difficulty and danger, it’s usually best to move with the flow of MODERATION, Hexagram #15, where ‘The predominant forces … are in the process of balancing extremes and harmonizing interests.’
Following the flow of MODERATION as the best way to make progress amidst great difficulty. The suggestion is to disengage from confusing extremes or opinionated attitudes and instead, follow the guidance that comes from within so that balance can be re-established. In almost any situation, if you are able to travel on the middle road between extremes, there will be improvement in whatever you undertake.”
The second changing line from Hexagram #29 DANGER indicates that ‘The DANGER is great and cannot be surmounted with one single action…’ ~ The I Ching Workbook, R.L. Wing
That means MODERATION won’t just happen by itself. We need to apply ourselves and be devoted in our efforts to communicate in a moderate, balanced manner.
Communicating Through Moderation Will Put You In a Different Flow of Energy ~
As a general rule, MODERATION is the most sensible flow to follow, especially since so much chaos is playing out in the wake of environmental, political and social deterioration. The karma for confusing situations and stubborn mindsets have been fully activated and must be dealt with one way or the other.
Just to clarify what we mean by karma here –
Karma = Cause & Effect
That means – I have a thought. I make a decision. I act on the decision.
Whatever I have followed through on has natural consequences.
Cause & Effect = Karma.
Most people are navigating through one or another of these general karmic patterns:
- Getting sucked into a deteriorating mental, emotional, physical or spiritual malaise.
- Stuck in a gridlock of hatred or rebellious refusal to change.
- Getting scattered or revisiting survival patterns from the past, or
- Pulling themselves together into a centered position of empowered authority.
Initial Evaluation: As you softly gaze at this Circle, see which of these patterns you are currently experiencing. Ask yourself:
“Am I generally experiencing pattern #1, 2, 3 or 4?”
It could easily be a mix, depending on your mindset and what stage of the karma you’re living through.
Continue to relax into yourself for a moment or two while you contemplate the answer you get.
Regardless of what’s happening, you can make your life easier by letting go of old karmic patterns, agreements or ways of communicating that are ready to be transmuted. This game will help you do that.
Mind Body Integration
Feel free to move at any time in any way to help you embody your experience!
Let’s Begin By Calming the Stress in Your Nervous System.
Your nervous system and your ability to communicate are intricately interrelated. Use this Circle for homeostasis to gently collect information about your nervous system and what will help to calm you down.
“I calm down and relax into my breath.”
Take another few minutes to breathe deeply with the intention of coming back into rhythm with your Soul. Listen to your heartbeat and slow down. Let all that external noise from the outside move out.
If you’ve been in traffic, shopping at the super market or watching television, realize that your nervous system takes all that in – and often doesn’t know what to do with it.
It would probably help for you to move around, stretch – or make circular movements until you feel your tension releasing. Take all the time you need with this.
Restore your sense of Self with this Circle. Gaze at it softly and remember an activity that you’ve always liked – probably something creative that brings you joy. Relax into it or keep moving if you like.
Does a particular color come to mind?
If you can make it stronger, that’s the color that resonates with your Soul!
Soulful, creative activities help you to get back into your Center and being in your Center is a big help to communicating with moderation.
“I know who I am and I know what’s important to me.
I am learning to communicate through the energy of my Soul.”
If you like to sing, tone or hum, this would be a good time to enjoy them.
We’ve been going through an intense period of unstable and conflicting energies and you may be having quite a reaction to the changes that continue to play out. Bring your body back into balance by consciously breathing in on the count of three and slowly exhaling on the count of five. It’s helpful if you can breathe in through your nose.
Do that three or four times while you gaze softly at this Reiki Chakra Key that helps you stabilize your sacrum.
Let Go of Harmful Karmic Agreements.
Now that you know what you really need to communicate about, use this Soul Contract Circle to help you release social, familial or religious contracts that are harmful or would pull you out of integrity with your Soul.
Gaze softly at the Circle and imagine you can put those contracts into a cleansing violet flame where they can safely burn up into ashes. These affirmations will get you started:
“I release any agreement that says I’m powerless about what I communicate or how my Soul wants me to do it.
I free myself of other people’s expectations and harmful algorithms.
I let go of communication channels that are detrimental to me.”
What my Soul wants to communicate is of primary importance to me.”
Don’t Forget to Let Go of Your Old Agreements with the Status Quo.
The old paradigm was a system built on extreme greed and exploitation enforced through oppressive social, religious and moral contracts. Most of us are still operating out of them to one degree or the other because they’ve been wired into how we go about doing our business.
It would be wise to release our agreements with that system and set up new agreements in the New Paradigm that are generative and life affirming. Especially agreements about how we communicate. This won’t just happen on its own. We need to be proactive and intentional if we want to move out of detrimental communications and behavior.
“I uproot my agreements to stay stuck in or comply with harmful communication patterns, flows and filters from the status quo.”
“I release agreements to communicate through manipulations from the old status quo.”
(shame, blame, inequity, deceit, greed, prejudice, intimidation, hatred, contradictions, dishonesty, co-dependence, etc.)
“I decide to utilize a foundation for my communications that facilitates
simple principles of creating Common Ground for the Common Good (co-operation, equality and balanced prosperity).”
Let Go of Agreements to Communicate Through Stagnant Yin Energy.
The flow of Water goes down and follows the path of least resistance. When it accumulates, it can easily get stuck and stagnate.
Whenever this happens, communication becomes far more easily misconstrued, diverted, ambiguous, distorted and wishy-washy. This “stuck” condition relates to current social tendencies such as apathy, ambivalence, resistance, self-pity and laziness.
Think about the difference between how sound travels under Water and how it travels through the Air. Underwater, sounds are slow moving and muffled. It could really help to release your agreements to utilize this very stagnant energy flow.
“I release all agreements to be attracted to or utilize Stagnant Yin Energy to communicate, heal, do business or process emotions.”
Utilize the pure aspect of the Element of Water to process emotions and communications.
Instead, make a conscious choice to activate a new relationship with the Element of Water – fresh and purified to gently clear emotions, imbalances and muddy, murky communications.
This affirmation will help you make an actual adjustment in how you relate to and utilize this precious resource:
“I now make a conscious decision to use pure, life affirming Water qualities to process my emotions for communicating MODERATION.”
Release Your Agreements to Get Pulled Back into Wasteful Experiences.
We need to be able to find new ways to communicate that aren’t just reruns of what has happened before.
“I release my agreements with contradictory, impatient or pushy behaviors
that pull me into chaos, violence or no-win situations.”
“I choose to communicate in a positive way with the calm, generative flow of MODERATION and Divine Protection.”
“I let go of any agreements to get pulled into regressive, dangerous situations or _____________.”
Invoke Protection and Clarity of Mind By Aligning with Protection and a Generative Flow of Chi’ for the New Paradigm.
I adapt to the generative and positive energy flow of the New Paradigm.”
“Harmful energy channels from the past are closing down.”
“All parts of me connect to life affirming channels of communication.”
Make Some Corrections That Will Help You Communicate With Greater Moderation:
Let Go of Intentions You Don’t Need Anymore.
Check your old intentions with family, friends or business relationships that interfere with your ability to communicate more effectively. Release dishonest or extreme forms of communication like lying, coercion, cruelty, sarcasm, lashing out, intimidation or hypocrisy. Don’t forget condescension, people pleasing, mansplaining, micro-managing, martyrdom, stuffing or whining. These are all forms of manipulative communication that we’ve come to rely on, although they don’t help us move forward at all.
Think about communications you’ve received from old jobs or organizations you’ve been involved with over the years – religious institutions, political agendas, educational systems, ways of doing business, etc. You don’t have to hold space for all that confusing, conflicting information anymore!
“I let go of out-dated or harmful intentions about ___________.”
“I let go of harmful agendas that others want me to communicate.”
To replace them, consider carefully what new intentions would actually serve you now. Do they need to be clarified, simplified or re-organized? What do you need to have happen for yourself? “Based on my current needs, I need to _________.”
Make Decisions That Communicate Your Worth.
The decisions you make are an important part of the karma you create or are perpetuating. You can make significant changes by letting go of harmful or outdated decisions about yourself that compromise you or the integrity of your word. For example:
- The desire to fit in at any cost is one of the most fundamental ways people do harm to themselves. This desire can be so extreme, people often risk their wellbeing by deciding to leave themselves wide open to unscrupulous people who are willing to exploit them.
- The decision to hold space for other people or projects could also backfire because the psyche often takes what we say literally and actually tries to hold space or take possession of people, projects or goals that other people are actually responsible for. This is a common mistaken idea that inadvertently causes unnecessary anxiety, entanglements and power struggles.
- Another example is when we denigrate ourselves by deciding that we’re failures, inadequate, etc. Habitual negative decisions have consequences, especially if they become identities.
Instead of perpetuating that kind of karma, try some of these suggestions or come up with some new decisions of your own:
“I decide to communicate with self-respect and dignity. I am an intelligent, successful communicator. I value my thoughts, words and deeds.”
“I decide to let go of holding space for other people’s issues, communications or harmful actions.”
“I decide to let go of extremes. I now communicate in a balanced, moderate way, based on inner guidance and self-worth.”
“I decide to __________. I communicate with moderation in the New Paradigm.”
“My honest, heartfelt communications have beneficial effects.”
Straighten Out Your Karma.
In times of increased confusion and chaos, it’s common for people who want to avoid responsibility to systemically dump their problems and karma onto whoever will accept the blame.
If you’ve been trained to feel anxious when other people are having a hard time, you might trap yourself by taking on more than your own karma. You can clarify this with the next Circle by asking these questions:
“What is my karma in this situation? What am I actually responsible for? How can I set things right in a way that’s genuinely helpful?”
“I let go of my karmic tendency to take on other people’s karma.
I am clear about what karma is mine and what karma belongs to others.
I let go of the temptation to repeat unpreferred karmic patterns.”
“I utilize my own beneficial karma to communicate _______________.”
Detach from Toxic Entanglements.
When we try to handle other peoples karma for them, we are inadvertently complicating things by preventing things from working themselves out naturally. To help you avoid this trap and set things right, use this symbol with the affirmations to release attachments to survival patterns from the past:
“I let go of attachments or obligations to unhealthy forms of communication.”
“I detach from fearful, sticky or toxic energies.”
Like a healing balm, imagine that a loving coat of peace and comfort is pouring down over you!
Repair Jagged and Disjointed Energy.
Now clean that up by getting some help smoothing out contradictions, conflicts, reversals and other jarring energies with this Key:
“I remove reversals and jagged energies.”
“I have a clear and direct connection with my Soul,
my resources and my own karma.”
Go Deeper With These DNA Symbols for Epigenetic Healing.
Think about how you’ve been trained to communicate. Relax and sink into this sequence of DNA symbols that will help you let go of inter-generational trauma around communication. Imagine that nasty old DNA strands are moving out of you and to the Light…
“I surrender to not knowing the answer…
… I entrust myself to the Divine.”
Once they have cleared out, imagine a beautiful golden DNA strand from your Soul is connecting into your heart center and integrating.
Repeat the Process with this DNA Symbol:
“I let go of needing to be right…
… I now focus on solutions that are respectful to all.”
“I ask Divine Mother and Father to help me detach from manipulative energies, agendas and algorithms.”
Establish Organization for Balanced Communications.
In order to fully integrate healthy communications in alignment with Nature, additional epigenetic corrections may be needed. Use this Feng Shui Master Symbol from Kuan Yin to help establish balance, harmony and order. This affirmation will help:
“I ask the Divine to help me organize my communications in harmony with the beneficial principles of nature.”
If needed, use Divine Nature Activated.
Ask for numbers between 1 and 73 to make corrections.
Empower Your Communications:
Use this Soul Prayer Chart to empower these changes gently. Be sure that you spend all the time you need with it. Integrate aspects of The Essential Human if needed.
“I exist and connect with my heart and Soul to empower my needs and highest good.”
“I am empowered by my Soul to communicate ____________.”
Dissolve the Blueprints of Harmful and Extreme Communications.
Use this symbol to identify any mental, emotional or spiritual patterns that are keeping you attached, pulling you back or holding you down. See them dissolve completely as you surrender them to the Light:
“I dissolve any miscommunications, misunderstandings, dogmatic assumptions or mistaken ideas that obscure clear communication.”
“I let go of my conflict and co-dependence and surrender them to the Light.
I dissolve ineffective survival patterns and any connection I have ever had to them.”
Please note: Never send destructive energies into the Earth, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of happiness and life – not death!
Close the Door on All that Suffering and Miscommunication.
Close the door on holes or pathways that lead back to poor or extreme communications. Take all the time you need. There are probably a lot of them.
“All holes are sealed and healed.”
“I follow the direction of my Soul’s protection.”
“I let go. I stop communicating through abuse, dishonesty, manipulation, cruelty or violence.”
Close the doors both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body.
Finish By Repairing and Refocusing the Auras Around Your Body.
“I refocus and repair my auras.”
“My auric field is strong and organized to protect my health and integrity.”
Congratulations for Communicating with MODERATION on the Middle Road! You probably feel much more balance. Go back to the Initial Evaluation for the game and see what’s changed.
Now that you’ve made choices about the flow of moderation you can bring order and new happiness into your environment!
“For many people, following MODERATION and the middle road signifies an opportunity to go within and expel deep patterns of fanaticism within their psyche so that they can evolve and arise from that pattern, much as a beautiful lotus arises from the muck and mire at the bottom of a pond.”
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Find out about Intuition Training for Personal Growth with us!
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.
Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule or Email: [email protected]
This Transformation Game should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Can Emotional Stress Affect Your Memory?
Especially when the stakes are high, you need to remember the important things. However, people often times have memory problems when they’re under a lot of emotional stress, especially if they’re highly sensitive. Why is that and what can be done to help?
If this sounds like you, you are probably overwhelmed by the uncertainty and ungrounded by the sheer amount of information that you feel you have to process. You might be having experiences like the ones below.
- Processing difficult news
- Feeling weak or mentally exhausted
- Disoriented due to grief or sudden loss
- Picking up on other peoples pain
- Noticing an increase in forgetfulness
- Getting confused more easily than usual
If you are, you’re not alone and you can easily get some relief by going through the Emotional Stress that Affects Memory Exercise out of our Soul Oriented Solutions series.
Directions: Start by confirming that this is the best formula for you with the SOS Symbol.
Next, go through this short mind exercise to understand how emotional stress might be causing memory lapses in your case and what you can do to help yourself. Read each step and then gaze softly at its Circle, one at a time.
Give yourself permission to look at the Circles in any way or from any angle that you like. All you have to do is stay relaxed. If you’re drawn to focus on the center of a Circle, great!
If you come up with a message, an image or instinctively want to trace over the lines, let your imagination guide you. A playful approach reduces stress and opens up possibilities so you can look at your situation from different perspectives.
Developing intuition in this way enhances your personal growth and can keep those creative juices flowing for better mind function.
Caution: the use of this exercise is not intended take the place of appropriate medical and/or psychiatric care. If you are having prolonged or increasing bouts of memory loss, seek the appropriate medical help.
Mind Body Integration
Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!
Stress That Affects Memory ~
How Are You Experiencing Disorientation?
1. We’re going to look at several possible reasons why emotional stress might be affecting your memory. One reason could be that you are disoriented due to a sudden recent change. You might also be picking up on other people’s stress. Another possibility could be that your mind has been exposed to an overwhelming amount of information. It helps to be aware of what is involved.
Let this Circle help you gather up any important information involved. Your unconscious mind knows what’s pertinent and what’s not.
You might want to jot down any impressions you notice. However, don’t be surprised if nothing definite comes to you. There may not be any words because the unconscious mind is not linear.
Just make note of what your experience is for now.
What is a Clear Intention That will Help?
2. To help bring your mind into focus, establish a simple and clear intention for this exercise.
“I improve mental acuity and brain function.”
Go ahead and meditate on the center open space of this chart with that intention in mind. Breathe deeply and relax. Don’t try to make anything happen. A relaxed mind will lead you to a more relaxed body!
When the energy of the chart slows down, you’re ready to move onto the next step.
What Would You Like to Shine Light On?
3. The pineal gland is an important part of your brain because of its main function of regulating light and darkness through its production and secretion of melatonin. In addition, the pineal contains light-sensitive cells that control your equilibrium through the circadian cycle of sleep and wakefulness.
Melatonin also supports healthy memory function and reproductive cycles.
Relax and breathe for a minute or two and let this Chakra Key help you clear toxins from your pineal gland so that your natural rhythms and cycles can come into better balance.
How Would You Like to Feel?
4. The hypothalamus is a part of your brain that regulates homeostasis. Through it, you have the ability to maintain inner balance and a calm state of mind. It also regulates a variety of functions including your physical development, digestive health and metabolism.
Allow this Chakra Key to help you clear and balance your hypothalamus.
What Would You Like to Remember?
5. The hippocampus is actually two structures located on either side of the temporal lobe that are involved with memory development, verbal, spacial and directional skills.
Repeat what you just did in the previous steps. Relax and breathe while you gaze at this Chakra Key to clear out toxins and bring both areas of your hippocampus into balance.
Once you’ve really relaxed with it, check in with a question:
“Is there something I’ve forgotten that’s important? More than one?”
Make a note of it and continue with your mind exercise.
What Would Bring You More Ease?
6. There’s another part of your brain function that taps into the wisdom of your Soul. Some call it the Third Eye Chakra. Through it, the pineal, hippocampus and hypothalamus can connect and work together to enhance learning and create coherent thoughts. Intuition and common sense can then blossom and communicate meaningful insights to your Heart Center.
Keep relaxed and gaze softly at the Circle with each affirmation:
“My common sense and intuition are working together.”
“I receive meaningful insights about my situation.”
“My mind helps me to reduce stress and integrate joy into my life.”
What Needs to Get Connected?
7. Keep relaxed and gaze softly at the Circle with each affirmation:
“My mind is connected and balanced to create improved mental acuity and brain function.”
“I improve my comprehension and understanding.”
“I connect with solutions.”
What Would Support You?
8. It’s possible that you’re dehydrated or not getting the right nutrition. While you gently focus on this Circle, ask yourself:
“Is there something I could eat or drink that would help me?”
“Is there something I’m eating or drinking too much of?”
Is There Something That You Need To Let Go Of?
9. If there is, let this Circle help you open up and let it go.
Just keep letting go and release all that emotional stress. See yourself relaxing under an afternoon Sun. Take all the time you like. It’s okay to let go and rest.
What Would Help Your Emotional Stress?
10. Is there something that you could do to help your mental emotional stress?
Is there something it would be best to stop doing?
Use this Circle to consider actions you could take that would help in this situation. Make sure they would be genuinely helpful to you now.
Is there anything you could do or stop doing that would be genuinely helpful to others?
What Is Your heart Saying?
11. It could be that things are just moving too fast and your mind is trying to keep up. Take a moment to slow down and tune into your Heart Center. Ask yourself:
“What is my heart telling me?”
“Am I worried about something (physical, financial, family issue, etc)?”
“What have I been doing? Has that helped?”
“What do I feel?”
How Will Life Be Better Without This Emotional Stress?
12. Your physical body is the foundation for your vitality and your instinct to take care of yourself. Clearing energy, especially in your lower body, will give you strength and support to make necessary changes. Put both feet on the floor to help you ground. Take whatever time you need.
Once you feel stronger, ask yourself:
“What, if anything, am I forgetting about my physical health?
“Is there something I need to remember?”
There’s always more than one way to do things, what new way comes to mind in this case?
What Would Keep You Grounded?
13. A strong connection to the Earth gives you support to make the necessary changes and stay balanced at the same time. Put both feet on the floor to help you ground.
If needed, go back to Step 7 and connect with your other chakras.
Take whatever time you need.
“What do I need to remember?”
“Do I need to change anything?”
“Do I have the connections and resources I need to resolve this stress?”
“What would be involved? Is anything missing?”
Ask For Blessings On Your Life Path.
14. Finish by balancing out your Life Path Chakras. They help you stay on your own path and tune into the promptings of your Soul – a very important thing to remember!
“I open up to my potential and stay positive.”
“I stay true to my Soul’s path.”
You may want to sit with this for quite a while.
Plan to take a walk or relax for a bit out in Nature once you feel ready.
Releasing emotional stress takes time and space!
Emotional Stress should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.