Dear Viriditas Community,
These next few weeks I am sending out some nourishing emails. My hope is you will find in them some insights and tools to improve the quality of your life. Enjoy! This week I am sending you:
3 Tools to Dissolve Fear and Anxiety
Do you sometimes experience a wave of insecurity about your basic needs in life? Not having enough?
Or maybe a wave of losing all that you have? An experience of being abandoned?
I know it’s not always easy to trust that life will provide for our needs of safety and security. When these feelings of fear and anxiety creep in, it’s always best to have some “tools in our bag” to help us get back to a place of balance and security once again.
Here are 3 of my favorite tools. They’ll help you enter into the world smoothly, trusting that the Universe will provide for your needs.
Breathe in, breathe out. So often we forget to breathe and breathe deeply! Our breath is our source of life.
When you inhale deeply, into your belly, you help your blood to be nourished, fueling your whole body. As you exhale, you let go of the waste the body does not need, detoxing your bodily systems.
Throughout the day, remember to pause for a moment to inhale slowly through the nose, deep in the lungs and belly. Exhale through the nose slowly. At the end of the exhale through the nose, open your mouth and blow out any remaining air in your lungs until they are empty. Breathe in deeply again through your nose and repeat. This expels all of the used breath and fills your lungs with fresh, new air. Supporting health and well-being in your body. Dissolving tension and bringing calm and relaxation.
I set a timer on my phone to remind me to do this practice!
2. Lean on Mother Earth
While you’re breathing, imagine your hips, legs, and feet grounded within Mother Earth, like roots of a tree. If you’re able to, go outside and put your bare feet on the earth while picturing this. If not, simply picture it in your mind. While holding this image, say these affirmations to remind yourself to trust that the Universe will provide for your needs of safety and security.
I feel safe and secure. I have what I need.
I feel deeply rooted in Mother Earth.
I am grounded with the Earth, standing on my own two feet.
3. Balance the Root Chakra with a Mantra
The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, is what supports us in being grounded or rooted upon the Earth. It is the Foundation of Life where we are safe and secure. Chanting a mantra that relates to the Hindu deity, Ganesh, associated with this chakra can help you to calm fear and anxiety and ground you in safety and security. Find a mantra connecting to the power of Ganesh for the root chakra HERE in my Free Healing Library.
These 3 tools will support you in feeling safe and secure. You’ll dissolve any doubts about your place in the world. Your day will seem to flow easily with the world, not against it! You’ll be able to breathe into the world easily, trusting that the Universe will provide for you.
As I finish writing this, I am noticing that I am breathing slowly and deeply. AHHHHHH……
Have a nourishing week.
PS Breathe…….remember to breathe in, breathe out…