Tag: Anxiety

The Importance of Grounding / Earthing

I have known for a long time that Grounding and Earthing is very good for you, make contact with the Earth with bare feet. I knew it was good for your Energies, to Release the Energies you no longer need or are not good for you and to Recharge your Self with the Positive Energies of the Earth.

When I’m home I mainly walk bare foot and on a nice day I will sit outside in my front yard with bare feet in the grass to Ground my Self. But that only doesn’t seem enough to properly become Grounded and Earthed.

Grounding / Earthing

When I was living in New Zealand for a few years, on the South Island, there were a lot of people who walked bare feet on the streets. Coming from the Netherlands and never seen people do that, unless they were homeless, was a strange thing for me to see, and to do. But later on the understanding came that it was for Grounding and Earthing.

Now living in the UK I do realise that nobody really does that here either, and I’m sure people would look weird at you for walking bare foot on the streets. But actually, it should be more accepted and be normalised to do it, for our own Health benefits really.

Back in the old, old days people did not do anything else than walking bare foot, but since we started to wear shoes with artificial soles we basically became more disconnected and less grounded.

I did not know, or realised there is so much more to Grounding and Earthing. I did not know that Grounding and Earthing actually helps to release Inflammation within the Physical body. Inflammation is a cause of a lot of dis-eases and what makes our bodies ill. By reducing Inflammation and releasing it completely from our bodies, we Heal from so much illnesses.

Beside reducing and releasing Inflammation, Grounding and Earthing is also beneficial for Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Increasing Energy, Normalising Biological Rhythms, Normalising Blood Flow and Blood Pressure, Relieving Muscle Tension and Headache, Improving Menstrual and Female Hormone Symptoms, Lowering Stress, Decreasing Anxiety and Protecting the body from the effects of EMF’s ( electromotive force like voltage ).

This should be reason enough for all of us to walk more on bare foot or even at least sit outside for a while, every single day, to Ground and Earth your Self. To release all you have to release and to recharge with the energies we need to keep our bodies healthy.

Grounding and Earthing is a very important part of Self Healing, and I feel it should be taken more serious than just something “hippie” people do. As there is a true Science behind it and it’s proven Science as well.

So all I can say for my Self, and hopefully motivate You to do, is taking off our shoes more, put your bare feet on the Earth and let the Healing process begin!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

Bring Yoga off the Mat!

I watched a documentary the other day and it was about Yoga and taking Yoga off the Mat. First it was a bit unclear to me how to do that and what it would exactly meant to do that. As Yoga is not just a practice or a physical exercise, it’s so much more and had such a deeper meaning than you might think.

For me, Yoga has been so far a practice to stabilise my Body and Mind in Peacefulness and Mindfulness, together with the Physical exercise aspect of it. It makes me feel good to do Yoga and it’s a great start of the day! I prefer doing Yoga in the morning, when I get up, before getting ready for my day. And Yoga is for Everyone! No matter what Age, Size, Shape, Ethnicity or Religion.

But, I learned now that Yoga does not just help you in that moment of doing the positions but that there is so much more to it! You can bring Yoga with you during your day in a way that you can reflect your Yoga into whatever you’re doing during the day or towards other people.

It’s like with Mindfulness, you bring your stabilised energies from your Body and Mind into your daily routine and keep that Feeling and Mindset during the rest of your day. I do feel it’s a process of Learning to do that, as we always can have “challenging” moments in our day when our Mindfulness or Inner Peace gets “tested”. Then, it will be the Art to try to keep Being in your Inner Peace space and Mindfulness and not let the challenges come to you or taking over your Inner Peace.

It definitely requires practice, as I noticed myself, but I Do feel when you Create the Intention to bring your Yoga Feeling, that you have established in your morning practice, into the rest of your day, it can change So much within your own Inner Peace, your Mood, your Reflection towards other people and your own Inner Happiness! And it definitely helps with fighting Stress, Anxiety and Depression!

I learned that Yoga is, indeed, so much more than the physical practice On the mat. And I’m so Happy and Grateful that I learned that about Yoga. I also learned that the Intention of wanting to practice Yoga should not be Just the intention to practice it for your Physical development only but Also for the Total development within your own Spirituality, Compassion, Self Love, Unconditional Love and Mindfulness.

I’ve seen this documentary on Gaia.com which is kind of the Netflix for Spirituality and Consciousness. Lots of videos, short films, documentaries, Series, but also practices for Yoga, Meditation and Pilates. I definitely can recommend this channel to you as there is so much knowledge shared about different subjects within Spirituality, Consciousness and Mindfulness.

I wish you a Wonderful Day and I hope you can bring your own way of Yoga into the rest of your day!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

Blue Monday…Really?

Blue Monday is every year on the 3rd Monday in January, as it’s claimed to be the most depressing day of the year…..

I’ll share with you now below what my thoughts are about this “special” day……
Blue Monday, 21st January 2019

I did some reading about it and some say it’s just another PR stunt like a lot of things are commercialised, rubbed into our face and brought into our society. Should this help lifting up people?

With already so much Mental Health problems among people, I feel we should bring it more into a Positive light and send people uplifting energies, quotes, words, love etc.

If I look online for pictures about Blue Monday, they are all quite depressing, instead having pictures that will lift people up!

It seems Mental Health charities have often Rejected the term “Blue Monday” arguing it trivialises those who Are actually suffering from Depression, and I agree! Why rubbing it even more in our face and almost “make” us feel down “because it’s Blue Monday”.

For me, Blue Monday is a day to support the people with Mental Health problems, to shine my light towards others with Positivity and Motivation!

If you know someone around you who suffers with their Mental Health already, Be ther for them, Support them, and try to bring some Sunlight in their day. Smile randomly to people ( it can make a big difference in someone’s day and life ), share the Positivity to make this Blue Monday a Sunny Blue Monday!

Every Day is a Day of New Beginnings!

Angelique ღ

Letting Go is Healing

How often do you hold on to things, for too long, and later on realise that it’s only causing you more harm, stress and anxiety than needed? We’ve all been there and it’s not always easy to deal with.

Though “Letting Go” is a very important part when it comes to Healing. When you hold on to for example Anger, Sadness, Doubt, Fear, Insecurity, Jealousy and Stress, it creates stress and anxiety not only in your physical body but also in your energetic body.

Maybe you already are aware of the fact that illnesses are created in your energetic body first, before they hit the physical body. So if we hold on too much and too long of negative energies that basically don’t really serve us well, we can create physical issues.

Once it reached the physical body, it’s much harder to clear and cleanse the negative energies as then it needs to be removed from the physical body first and then throught the energetic body. So we do ourselves well by releasing these negative energies as soon as possible, so Before it hits our physical body.

Letting Go is basically accepting and not giving it anymore attention or energy so you don’t “feed” the negative energies, but basically let them desolve and replace for positive energies.

Not giving attention to it anymore can already be done by not keeping it in your mind any longer, as our Mind can create strong energies within ourselves and body, either negative or positive. So what would you prefer to set your intentions to? Don’t underestimate the Power of the Mind.

Using Positive Affirmations do really help to change your Mindset into a more Positive Mindset, and so does Meditation and sessions of Energy Healing or even Hypno Therapy.

Holding on too much stress and anxiety can literally make you physically ill, and it’s not worth it. You can’t change the Past and you don’t know yet what the Future will bring, so if you are able to live in The Now then there is no space for stress and anxiety as this mainly exists from worries and fear.

Use your internal power to Heal your Self by Letting Go of situations you can’t control, or situations that no longer serve you, or people that no longer should be in your life.

Letting Go is Healing your Self, Letting Go is taking control over your own Life and not let Life, people or situations control You.

Angelique ღ

Can you still keep up with this Life and Society?

Embrace all that Nature and the Universe provides us with, me might have forgotten how to use it all, but it’s still there…….

In this time and age of fast speed living, having a lot of things already done for us, pre-made to make things quick and easy for us, we often forget that we can get so much more out of Life.

Basically Nature provides us with everything we need, but we are too disconnected from a lot where our ancestors were connected to. And all this speed and fast pace living doesn’t always give us the best benefits of it all.

Our ancestors used all that Nature provides and gave their blessings for using it, being Grateful and showing Respect. In general who these days is really Grateful for what is provided to us? And what do we use with Respect and give our Blessings back to it?

It’s a shame that we became so disconnected as it gave us a lot of things that are not so beneficial for us or our health. We deal on a daily basis with stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear and mental health in total and always feeling the pressure of society to be successful and to achieve something in our life.

Why do we make it so hard on ourselves? As it’s not even that difficult to make a change that can make us more happy and healthy, we just need to start to take time for a bit more self reflection…..

Take a moment for yourself and ask yourself, “Am I truly satisfied with my life?”, “Do I feel truly happy within myself?”, “Do I feel inner peace?”, “Do I really love the job I’m doing?”, “Do I really look after myself?”, “Am I free of stress, anxiety and depression?”

Most people will have at least one question that will get the answer “no”. And then ask yourself “why?”. What is the reason why you don’t feel truly happy, or that you don’t really look after yourself that well, or that you struggle through life because of stress, anxiety and depression?

And basically, it’s not Society that makes us who we are and what we do….it’s Us, ourselves who decide to join this fast paced treadmill and living the life how we live it at the moment. We always have the choice to make better changes for ourselves, so why don’t we?

It’s shocking to hear and read about so many young kids, or young adults, who commit suicide because they are struggling so much with the pressure of life, society and the expectations that are out there. Pressure from Social Media as you need to show off how successful you are or how perfect you look…….. Do you already have that new hairstyle or clothes from that amazing brand? Do you spend hours on your make-up as you need to look like everyone else does? How many likes to do You get on your social media posts?

Again, it’s not Society, it’s all of us Creating this society.

If everyone, every single individual, would decide that this fast paced life, full of stress, pressure and expectations is no longer acceptable, because it’s causing us more harm than good, especially on our physical and mental health, Society would change. Our life would change, people would change and yes then it would become a definite better World.

Going back to “the basics” is not only releasing us from a lot of stress and anxiety and other physical and mental health problems, it will make us more compassionate again towards each other, as we will feel the need to help out each other more, it will make us appreciate more what is in our surroundings and what is Really important in Life.

See what life brings us as how it is at this very moment……..do you Really Feel that life brings us so much good? Look around you……people don’t communicate, don’t even look at each other as people are hypnotised by their mobile devices, and what are they spending their time on? Time is so precious…..why spending so much time on Social Media and devices while we can go out there, explore the world, being adventurous!

There are So many other things we can spend our time on, as time that is gone won’t come back……do you realise that sometimes? If tomorrow were your last day, can you look back on your life and honestly say you have done a lot of things with your life, important things, fun things, gained great experiences, met lovely people and shared time with them, helping and supporting others, seen the world around you?

Or have you filled most part of your life feeling under pressure, stressed, runned down, being in a job you don’t like and being on social media all day sharing selfies and the only communication you have with people and your “friends” is over text messages and liking peoples posts?

Social Media can be good if it’s used for the right things, but when we over-use it for things that are not important and create anxiety and depression to a lot of people, it might be time to think what we are really doing here and what we do to ourselves, our society and our children, who are growing up with this kind of stress and pressure.

Some might feel that “back to basics” is old fashion, or boring even, but is it?

If you feel resonated with things in this article, then maybe it IS time for a change, for yourself, but also to make a start in changing Society.

Explore the world, sniff in the smells of Nature, meet up with your friends for a coffee, meal or drinks and have an actual personal conversation, be true friends, support them if they need help. When was the last time you picked up the phone and asked a friend how he/she is doing, instead of asking it over text? Do you remember your friend’s birthday actually or is it only because Facebook reminds you of it?

Changing society is not gonna happen overnight, but if we all put our effort in it and start living life in a normal way, with each other and for each other, it will slowly take a positive turn. And I’m convinced that it will make more people happy and that there will be less physical and mental health issues.

We need to set a good example for each other, for our children, as we need to pave the right path for them, so they can live a life away from all the issues we are living with today and living a better life.

Namaste,

Angelique Mol ღ