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Hi!  Happy Halloween Weekend!  I had to show off my Halloween Socks, and Prudence is in her mermaid costume ready to go!

In the below video, I give you a simple anxiety reduction technique and an angel tarot card reading for the weekend of October 27, 2017!  Click below to watch, or read about it below!

Anyone who has anxiety issues probably knows the importance of breathing. When you feel anxious, your breathing gets shorter and more shallow, causing your body to tense. The amygdala in your brain even gets fired up so you can’t remember things (test anxiety anyone?). I think this could explain some of the irrational thinking that accompanies anxiety. Literally, we are not in our right minds when our anxiety is too high (freak out mode).

So how do we lesson our anxiety? Simple! Breathe! Deep breathing works. It is just a fact. It slows down the fight or flight (sympathetic) part of your nervous system and activates the rest-and-digest (parasympathetic) part of your nervous system.

Well guess what? It may be simple, but it is not that easy.

What many people may not know about anxiety disorders is that concentrating on your breathing can actually cause your anxiety to get worse! Anyone who has an anxiety disorder probably totally knows what I am talking about! I don’t know why. Those of us with anxiety cannot explain it. All I can say is that the first time someone told me to concentrate on my breathing, my breathing totally freaked me out!

What a dilemma!

There is good news for those people who find that concentrating on their breath makes them more nervous. There are other ways.

Anxiety is when your mind is in the future. Depression is when your mind is in the past.
I always tell my clients, they can handle anything that is happening right now. 99% of the time, there is nothing wrong in the present moment. We can always handle what is happening in the present moment, 100% of the time. What we can’t handle is all the possible things that COULD happen in the future! That is why bringing yourself to the present moment will always help with anxiety.

This is where a mantra can help you. There is a course in miracles lesson that says “My present happiness is all i see.” Since happiness might be a far reach for someone in “freak out mode”, I have changed this for my clients to say, “The perfect present moment is all I see.”

Look around you. Notice the colors, the textures, the smells, the sounds. Accept that the present moment IS perfect, no matter what is happening! Use all your senses. We call this mindfulness or self-soothing. Let yourself be soothed by the present moment.

Once you allow this mantra to bring you peace, your breathing will naturally slow down and get deeper.  Then you will definitely feel more relaxed and your anxiety will BE GONE!

Voila!  Calm!

Above is your beautiful weekend reading from my live video! The first card is for Friday, second card for Saturday, third card for Sunday. Friday (Page of Air) you may have someone deliver some truth without tact. But please try to still hear the helpful message! Saturday (The Emperor) it looks like there is some work to be done using logic, structure, and discipline! And for Sunday, The Star! ⭐️ Happy Times come out of that logic, structure, and discipline you put in on Saturday! You are on the right path! (From Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel Tarot Deck pub by Hay House).

I hope this has served you!  All my lovin!

Peace, Love, and The Perfect Present Moment Is All I See,

 

Elizabeth

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