Just for today, let go of worry
Worry is an emotion that we all feel from time to time. No emotion is necessarily a bad thing; they all serve a purpose, however when we hold onto emotions for too long, they can get locked into our body and manifest into physical problems or pain.
One of the 5 Reiki Principles is ‘just for today, let go of worry’. If you are someone who tends to worry a lot, this is a beautiful Reiki principle that you can use in your daily life to try to reduce some of the stress and tension that worrying can cause. I love this principle as it relieves the pressure to let go of worry now and forever more, and rather it emphasizes letting go of worry just for today. This can make it feel a little more manageable, especially if you are going through a challenging situation and are feeling overwhelmed.
Worry is en emotion that essentially stems from Fear. Elizabeth Kubler Ross (renowned psychiatrist and author) says there are only 2 primary emotions: Love and Fear. All positive emotions such as happiness, joy and gratitude come from love. All negative emotions such as anger, worry, guilt, anxiety, stem from fear. Fear and Love are opposites. When we feel fear, we can’t feel love. And when we’re in a state of love, we cannot feel fear. By digging a little deeper into the emotion of worry, we will find it usually comes from a deeper sense of fear or anxiousness about something in our future that hasn’t yet happened.
Reiki (and yoga) teaches us to live in the present moment. Anytime we start to worry, take 3 deep breaths and remind yourself of where you are, right at that moment in time. It can help to look around you and name a few objects and their colour. For example, when I start to feel worry, I might take a deep breath, then look around and say to myself: ‘grey chair, yellow highlighter, blue mug’, etc. This simple exercise helps to bring you back into the present moment and take you out of the worry that is going around and around in your mind.
If you are finding it too difficult to let go of worry, perhaps a Reiki session could help. Reiki rebalances both mind and body, enabling you to start to relax and let go of the fear that is causing these emotions to build up. During a Reiki and Intuitive Healing session with me, you will not only experience a beautiful Reiki healing, but I can also assist you to move past those mental and emotional blocks through one or a combination of holistic coaching, meditation, breath-work and visualisation. If this resonates with you, don’t hesitate to contact me here.