I am noticing how commonly – and inaccurately – the term stress is being used.
In one day I heard two different people say to me, after only a very short conversation, and who didn’t know me at all:
“Don’t stress…”, “I don’t want to stress you…” , ” I can see it is stressing you…” and “I am sorry it has stressed you..” !!!
When, all I did was to share a thought on something.
I became aware at this point, how frequently the word stress must be being used in every day speech.
Having a thought or a feeling is not ‘stress’ at all. We are designed to have feeling and thought reactions, however unpleasant we find them. They remain simply that, a thought or a feeling. They do not go through a special metamorphosis becoming another term ‘stress’ before we speak of them.;)
‘Stress’ is an ailment, a condition that comes about only from an ‘unmanaged’ thought or feeling. A thought or feeling that has been neglected and left unprocessed, or ignored and no action taken.
An upsetting thought or feeling is not stress.
‘Stress’ or ‘strain’ of us occurs only when thoughts and feelings are mismanaged.
We are designed to have thoughts and feelings – however, and whatever they are – good or bad. Stress occurs later on, when something goes wrong with the processing of said thought or feeling.
‘Stress’ or ‘strain’ occurs not from an issue, thought or feeling at all, but from a thought or feeling left, undealt with, to stagnate in us.
Our energy gets disturbed, and becomes stuck, and our body will react, as it is designed to do, when our energy changes. We react by breathing differently, and our circulation changes almost instantly.
We are energy. We are designed to flow…
Leaving anything – any aspect of ourselves – to sit unused, or be neglected, causes the potential for ill-health. The part of us that is stagnant, unflowing, unclear of ‘junk debris’, neglected or unused IS where an ill-ness will take up residence.
Naming anything at all, and using it’s name, is part of the road to manifesting it.
Using the term stress will make it harder for you to keep it out of your life. In fact, using the term, makes it a part of your life.
Isn’t it perhaps an ‘agitated feeling’ you feel? Or ‘angry’ or ‘annoyed’ or ‘fed-up’ or ‘hurt’ by something? Or a simple “I get a bad feeling.” or “I have a bad thought about that.”
Maybe you feel your energy ‘rise’ as you think, or share of something that happened to you, to another. This isn’t stress, it is your energy telling you how it makes you feel.
We react to things. It is healthy for us to have reactions to things.
If you can used another word – instead of stress – I recommend you do so.
Real stress itself can also be healed, and it begins with not adding more to the knot of old, past, remnant, junk issues/thoughts and feelings in and around ones energy.
Have fun! : )