Gaining Freedom

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Freedom from CaptivityFreedom is available at any time to anyone – and so is captivity – Martha Beck

Most of us are captives of our minds.  We spend much of the day thinking about things which cause us stress.  But are those things we think really true?  So many people are riddled with anxiety – life can be pretty stressful.  Much of the time though, we are thinking thoughts that create this anxiety and therefore captivity.

Some big things that we may be  anxious about are health, safety, financial security, problems with relationships, children, are we living the life we want to live, can we cope with whatever it is we are doing, work, etc.  These are big but worrying about them only causes anxiety, it doesn’t solve the issues.

What can help?

Writing
Writing is such a healing practise and it costs nothing except maybe a pen and paper.  Write down all the things that are worrying you and then see if they are true or not.  We often think things are true that are not.  This is something that I can help you get clarity with if you are struggling to figure it out.  Spoiler alert: Most of what we think is false.

Writing in a journal a few times a week, all your thoughts, your ideas, possible solutions to the problems you have…. is very cathartic.  When we leave those thoughts in our heads, they stay there, going round and round, causing anxiety.

Spiritual Practise
Praying, Meditating, Trusting, Breathing.  Whatever your religion (or non-religion) there is some form of spiritual practise that can help you to feel calmer.  Look for ideas within your tradition that can help you.

Speak to Someone
Speak to a person you who is objective and who you trust.  If you are petrified that the world is going to end soon, don’t confide in your friend who has the same fear.  Speak to someone who understands you and doesn’t judge you but has a more logical approach and can help you put some of your fears aside.  If you don’t have someone like that then hire someone to help you.

Becoming free of the captivity we hold ourselves in means becoming aware and doing some work but it’s good work and you will feel the difference.

Go for it.  Loosen the shackles that bind you.

With love
Eve

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The Minimalist Birthday

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birthday giftsHi there and welcome to 2018.

Today is my birthday which is pretty cool because it’s the 18th of the 1st 2018.  Being the month after the festive season or should I call it the spending spree, finding money for a birthday present in January can be a stretch.  Not to mention it was my hubby’s birthday two days ago!

So this year we made vouchers for each other and I can’t express enough how wonderful it was.  Everyone gave something of themselves.  Whatever it was they knew the person would want, they gave.

Some examples (from the kids as well) were:  shoulder massages, spending more time together, glasses of water when thirsty, hot chocolate and cookies in bed, 10 cups of homemade tea/coffee (to be used one at a time of course), etc.   Also everyone went to the effort of making meaningful and heartfelt cards.  There were also a few chocolates and treats included and cards from the pets too.  I have to admit my hubby’s vouchers spoilt me a lot more but I’ll use them next month or the month after maybe.

I felt moved and I think that this is not a bad precedent to set for the future.

When you give of yourself you are really thinking about what the other person would like and it touches them.

Wishing you a wonderful 2018 and may this year be a year of manifesting abundance, self-growth, excellent health and deep connections.

I am back in my healing room so if you would like to come and see me or you would like to book an online coaching session, click here.

With love
Eve