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.
Transformation Game: Freedom from Herd Mentality
Emotional Entanglements are the Basis of Group Think or Herd Mentality
Group Think or herd mentality is basically a situation where a lot of people are attached to each other through conflict-based emotions, beliefs, agendas and attitudes that cause suffering. There’s a lot of that going around – everywhere! But what if you don’t want to share in that way anymore? What if you prefer to connect with others through Love, Acceptance or Compassion?
Let’s work with this through your own example. Your awareness can be used to enhance your mind/body healing.
Notice the negative “herd mentality” that has your attention now.
Tap into your heart and bring to mind a significant group communication that’s been painful or causing irritation or conflict within you. It could be an attitude, an agenda, a behavior or a distressing belief. It could be about you or someone else. Notice how that situation tugs at your heart.
Herd Mentality is a group frequency.
For the moment, don’t try to fight it or get away from it.
Don’t beat yourself up about it. Just gently observe the quality of it.
The first step towards Peace is acceptance of what is.
The Third Eye can easily tap into herd mentalities.
Is your Third Eye tapping into the disturbing frequencies you’re feeling?
Can you tell what’s stressing you out about this situation?
It can help to “name” the entanglement or herd mentality.
Slow down and see the situation more clearly. Use this Circle to help you slow everything down, just like the slo-mo camera effect in a televised sports event.
What name would you give this mentality?
What do you make up that it wants? What emotion is fueling this mentality?
What does it bring up in you? What do you make of the situation?
Are there any agreements or obligations that chain you to this mentality?
If so, imagine that you can gently unlock them, starting at the bottom of your spine and moving all the way up to the back of your head.
In most situations, the best thing you can do is to gently detach your energy from the herd mentality.
In the old paradigm, many healing modalities “cut the cords.” However, in the New Paradigm, this is another expression of forcing or “making it happen.” A sharp, cutting action like that doesn’t resolve the underlying suffering. It merely offers relief by cutting off the pain or conflict temporarily, only for it to return again another day.
I like to use a softer approach, taught to me by through Reiki guidance. Use this Chart to relax and mend any wounds within yourself and your own energy field that are associated with this entanglement. Like a healing balm, imagine that a loving coat of peace and comfort is pouring down over you – especially your heart center.
“I neutralize and detach from any entanglements that are harmful to me.”
Attachments and conflicts are melting away. The poison is being drawn out and released to the Light. Relax. Breathe. Take your time and move around if you need to.
Next, clear up the intention behind the mental and/or spiritual entanglement.
You will want to address any confusion the herd mentality is causing you. Imagine you can softly gaze into the center of this Circle, Mapacho Medicine, and see ancient intentions like eggs or seeds.
Not only do you see your own intentions and prayers, but also the intentions held by the group entanglement. You can even sense the cultural, ancestral goals that are perpetuating the confusion and devision in your heart.
Visualize them like ingredients in a soup that’s interfering with your life. Scoop out any life destructive intentions and send them to the Light. You don’t have to let them run you anymore!
“I remove or reform any out of date intentions that are harmful to me.”
“I release harmful intentions from others.”
“I intend that all destructive energies and intentions be sent to the Light and purified.”
Become aware of harmful projections and deal with them.
There may be multiple projections or delusions coming from multiple groups. One way to deal with them is by using this Circle to visualize them all “popping” like bubbles until you’ve cleared your mind scape of them.
Now you can close down the energy channels that the herd mentality has been using to get to you.
Use these positive affirmations to help you:
“Harmful energy channels from the past are closing down. I have protection.”
Once they feel closed, imagine you can connect into the center of this symbol to improve your communication with life, Love and happiness!
“I access life affirming energy and connect with truthful channels of communication.”
Put your new awareness together to make the proper connections with this Circle.
Starlight intuitively fills our hearts with hope and inspiration. We are not alone and miracles are possible.
“I create a new, life affirming intention from my Soul and follow that instead. My new intention is to _______________”
Now, dissolve the underlying destructive blueprints of conflict and herd mentality.
These conflicts could be ancestral, societal, racial or sexual biases. They could involve grudges, curses, vows for revenge, etc. After all, resentment and confusion can be internalized and externalized in a thousand ways!
You can dissolve them all now and send any heaviness to the Light.*
*Be sure to stop sending negative energy and emotions to other people or down into the ground. Mother Earth doesn’t want to hold those seeds anymore! She’s busy making the changes she needs for the next stages of life on this planet.
When we send destructive energy up to the Light, it can be transformed and set right.
In addition, your mind can be more at peace, knowing that you’re no longer projecting harmful energy onto others – which matters! Like a dark cloud, your ability to forgive is lifting the heaviness up and off of you.
To completely release entanglements, collapse the underground tunnels they move through.
We can communicate in other, more helpful ways. Use the symbol below to collapse any energy drains or sewage lines that lead to or from the groupthink conflicts, grudges and curses. You don’t need or want them anymore.
Close the door on suffering and harmful entanglements.
Imagine that your spirit can turn you towards the direction of your highest good and close the door completely on all that group think and herd mentality.
“All harmful pathways are sealed and healed.”
I follow the direction of my Soul’s protection.”
Once you’re clear that you’re heading in the right direction, you have successfully pulled yourself out of the herd mentality.
Deconstruct harmful habits and close those energy drains.
Make sure you don’t get sucked back into a toxic habit or pattern from the past! Close down any energy drains that may have come open during this process.
“I deconstruct old habits and shut down any drains to my energy.”
“I fill in the leftover void with healthy, life affirming energy.”
Once you have finished that, tune back into your Heart Center.
This Reiki Chakra Key helps you to access Compassion for yourself and others. Relax and breathe deeply again. With this new awareness, you can connect with your Soul and communicate with the best of who you are.
Imagine new connections gently taking form. Remember not to force it! A true heart connection happens from the inside. No one else can do this for you.
Radiate your heart energy.
Eventually, if you’re patient and open, you can feel a light begin to radiate out, extending a sense of gratitude coming through from your deepest, wisest Self.
“My Heart is at peace and the interference is released.”
Congratulations! Now that you’ve taken the time to stop, listen and connect with your heart, you can feel the truth:
Forcing things doesn’t work in the long run. “Making things happen” through herd mentality or trying to avoid the truth causes more pain and destroys the joy and respect from our relationships, especially the ones we have with ourselves. The need to make things be the way we want them to be is actually the source of our suffering and attachments. These attachments hold us back, boomerang around and give us a big kick in the behind!
Our problems cannot be solved from the same mental position they were created from. A transformation of consciousness is required to get from where we are to where we want to be. Obviously, no one can do that for us. We can get good help, but ultimately, we have to make the shift ourselves.
This is an excellent time to get up and go for a walk, preferably out in nature if you can.
If you would like to release entanglements with herd mentality on a deeper level, contact Rheanni at Soul Resources LLC. We we are about Healthy Balance, Presence & Connection with your True Self.
Intuitive Trainings and Private Medical Intuition Sessions are available online or when your visit Santa Fe.
Call her at (505) 271-4612 or email: [email protected]
Disclaimer: Intuitive consultations with Rheanni or any other practitioner are not a substitute for professional medical care and diagnosis. I can not give you a diagnosis and I cannot prescribe. If you are ill or injured, please seek the assistance of an appropriate medical practitioner.
This Transformation Game 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 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.
Detaching From Emotional Drama
There are times when you know that you’ve gotten caught up in emotional drama and the best thing for you is to simply let go and “let it be.”
We’re often advised by well meaning folks to “just take some deep breaths,” “meditate,” “get present by looking at your hands,” “look around at your surroundings” or “go for a walk.” These are all very helpful and certainly not bad advice.
What if you’ve tried all that and the tightness, the doubt, the negative thoughts, the nightmares – the intense emotional drama keeps coming back like a magnet and sticking to you like glue?
As you gaze softly at this Reiki Chakra Key for your Third Eye, ask yourself:
“What is actually stressing me out?”
You may feel like you’re powerless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Take a few deep breaths with your attention on this Circle and its positive affirmation.
Choose to Detach
Sometimes it pays to get really creative with sticky, complicated emotions. This mind exercise is a creative way to use your natural Soul Resources proactively.
Start by gazing softly at the symbol below and just let your mind wander. You can conduct an unconscious search throughout the underlying cogs and mechanisms of your mind. You might even be able to find where the glitch is.
At some point, your attention will settle on an unresolved emotional drama.
Give a name to the emotional drama that’s visiting you right now. Have fun with it. Take whatever name comes to you without judgement.
The name of my emotional drama is “_________________”.
Continue your inquiry:
“What is the false narrative that I’m believing
about myself in this situation?”
Use this Circle of #1 Animal Spirits to help you communicate with your emotional drama:
“What are you doing here?” and “How can I help?”
Don’t jump to any conclusions or make concessions. You are merely gathering information.
Ask another question using #14 Otter: “What emotional pattern are you diverting my energy to?”
The pattern is called “________________________________”.
On a scale of 1 -100, what percentage of your energy are you currently sending to the pattern?
If you don’t want your energy to be sidetracked into that emotional pattern anymore, use this Circle, #32 Condor, and call on her creative life force to let go of old habits and behaviors.
Do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body until your connection to the pattern is completely dissolved.
Deal with Projections
Shatter those thoughts like mirrors in a House Of Mirrors – or echos in a huge Echo Chamber.
You’d be surprised at how many projections there are out there!
Take a deeper look at how often people, organizations, social systems and the media project their expectations on you. No wonder you’re feeling anxious or doubting yourself!
Go ahead and break those projections apart as well. Keep breathing!
Ask the medicine from #9 Lizard to get more information:
“Am I holding onto abusive persons, activities or obligations? Am I ready, willing and able to let them go?
This is where it can help to open and close your hands. Move your body around and shake it off. In your mind, see yourself letting go and sending the abuse to the Light. You’re ready to leave the situation and settle down in a safe place – where you are free from the emotional drama!
Get some extra help from this symbol to neutralize any sticky attachments you’ve been feeling…
“I detach from destructive energies; including those that come from family members, co-workers, organizations, illnesses, and ________________.”
Keep relaxing until you feel clear.
Once you’ve released the stickiness, you want to make sure that this particular pattern doesn’t come back again. Use this image to help you dissolve any destructive mental or emotional patterns from your mindset.
“I relax and let my part in this emotional drama go.”
This is a positive way to use projections. Visualize any dark, threatening or heavy energies lifting up and away from you, disappearing into the Light. Keep doing that until you see yourself standing in a beautiful, open field under a clear blue sky!
Relax and let the systems that support the emotional drama collapse… it’s time to let them go completely.
Resolve to stop the energy drain from your body, mind and spirit. Leave behind harmful habits, distractions and drains:
“I close the door on any drain or strain on my time, space, attention or energy.”
Close the doors in your mind that lead to any harmful pathways that are better for you to stay away from.
“All holes are sealed and healed.”
“I follow the direction of my Soul’s protection.”
It may be like there are too many tabs open on your internet browser. Close them all down in your mind so that you may have some peace.
Finish by redirecting your energy to your own life; your health, your happiness and peace of mind… 100%!
This is a great time to take a deep breath and go for a walk out in nature (always a good idea)!
Specialized Energy Clearing with the Author of Soul Oriented Solutions
If you feel that Detach from Emotional Drama has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still feel overwhelmed or need help with better boundaries.
Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].
This Mind Exercise is Part of Animal Totem Tracks for Self-healing
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This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. 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 are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Calming the Nervous System Through Homeostasis
is a Mind/Body Healing Protocol developed by Rheanni Lightwater that helps you recalibrate your energy field so you can regain balance and equilibrium more easily after a stressful experience.
In addition, you will be able to nourish and strengthen your nervous system and build increased resilience into your immune system against harmful pathogens.
This Advanced Energy Medicine Protocol addresses the various inter-related aspects of our energy systems that work together to create a “resonate field” that will effectively activate the parasympathetic nervous system response. This recalibration includes essential information I’ve been able to gather as a Medical Intuitive over the last two decades about how our subtle energy fields influence a healthy, vibrant immune response.
The human energy field has been going through significant transformation for some time. In my work, I’ve followed this evolution and assisted many people in restructuring their subtle energy fields for greater health and efficiency. The Intuitive Learning Circles and symbols have been carefully developed to facilitate these changes in alignment with Psyche, Soul and the Soul’s individual purpose.
Mind Body Integration trains your unconscious mind to recognize imbalances and harmful energies so it can activate and develop new patterns for protection, self-correction and re-generation.
Because the primary function of the unconscious mind is to preserve and protect the body, it runs all of our body functions. It’s also in charge of how information is communicated throughout the entire system.
In my work, I have found that when the unconscious mind recognizes the need to adapt and can effectively communicate that need, the subtle energy systems can shift and are “upgraded” to include the new information, which naturally upgrades the efficiency of all physical systems.
In this particular protocol, we seek to activate the unconscious mind and alert it to the presence of possible viruses, harmful toxins, polarities and imbalances that might be preventing homeostasis. Chakra and Meridian integrations are then facilitated to gently:
- Improve Communication – the proper transfer of messages between the brain and nervous system.
- Process and Regulate Emotional Information
- Expel Stress from the Nervous System – gentle release of fear and trauma
- Reduce Fight or Flight Stress Response
- Improve Overall Endocrine and Immune Health
- Release toxins and manage stress and trauma more effectively
This evolutionary process is an important aspect of SOS – Shelter from the Storm, which has been conceived and intended to help us meet the challenges of our global climate crisis and enhance our response to the increase of super viruses, environmental hazards and other unknown health challenges.
In your body, are all elements needed for homeostasis in place, connected and communicating?
About Rheanni Lightwater
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT specializes in online mind body healing and supporter change using Reiki Energy Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Dream Tending and the Intuitive Learning Circles. Specialized protocols include Advanced Energy Recalibrations for:
- Enhanced Immune Response
- Respiratory and Circulatory Health
- Overstimulated Nervous System and Immune Response
- Digestive and Intestinal Health
- Sleep Difficulties and Nightmares
- Chemical Sensitivities and Static Electro-magnetic Clearing
- Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
Long distance sessions are available with Rheanni (Ray-ah-nee).
Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom or in person when you visit Santa Fe, NM. Call or text (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule or email: [email protected]
An intuitive consultation is not a substitute for professional medical care and diagnosis. I can not give you a diagnosis and I can’t prescribe. If you are ill or injured, please seek the assistance of a qualified medical practitioner.