Most diseases come from stress, which in many cases is enemy number one. When you melt stress you melt all those the side-effects that take a toll on your mental and physical health; the easiest way to melt stress is meditation.
Stress is the nickname for all the side effects of your body being put on full alert when you are threatened physically or mentally. Having your way of life threatened may not on paper look the same as having your physical life threatened, but they both can trigger your flight or fight response.
Stress can cause headaches, sore muscles, rapid heart rate, loss of appetite, teeth grinding, declined sex drive, dizziness, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, lack of energy, indigestion, insomnia, weak immunity, fatigue, slow concentration, low self-confidence, frequent anger, uneasiness, panic attacks, mood swings, nervousness, depressions, feeling as though you could burst to tears, and more of the things you do not want.
In meditation you open the doors to release your thoughts of what you should do, must have, must say, and more; you go into a stillness that is free of stress. Without stress you awareness can expand; the Usui Gokai is a simple way to expand your awareness without ego sometimes referred to as mindfulness.
If something is physically going to hurt you, your fight or flight response is a welcome ally that shuts down in a few minutes when it is no longer required. On the other hand, physiological threats can have your body on full alert for days, weeks, months and even years. This can take an exhausting toll on your mind, body and spirit.
Elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, plus all the negative things that stress causes. Meditation can lower cortisol levels and reduce anxiety, which is why at certain times listening to Finding Your Solution moves from a luxurty to a necessity.
In the tranquil place you slip into during meditation is void of fear, anger or tapes of problems playing over and over. In meditation your body has no need to mobilize all its resources to deal with what your left brain sees as threatening, so your fight of flight response is put on hold. Added Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai to that and you have a restorative rhythm forming in your mind, body and spirit.
It is estimated by the major health journals that over 240,000,000 people are daily experiencing negative symptoms caused by stress. If stress is effecting your life you probably do not care about the statistics, you simply want it erased. If your life is moving at a pace that engages your fight of flight response sleepless nights, going into the tranquil stillness of Meditation, Gendai Reiki-0ho or Komyo Reiki Kai classes or healing sessions moves from being a luxury to a necessity.
Have you ever noticed how people who focus on their passion in life and not their problems are most often happy with their life? Being guided to look beyond your problems you can connect with your passion in life.
Just as light is the opposite of dark, meditation is the opposite of stress. Meditation takes you into a peaceful place where there is no chatter. Being in this peaceful place melts stress, allows you to think more clearly, boosts your immune system, erases the fear that is not helpful. and move forward in the way that is best for you.
Remember the saying that the wind from one door closing blows open another. When stress and doubt have their hold on you, your view of that open door can be blocked. The more hectic your life becomes, the more open it is to stress. Your busiest of days can be smoother when you pause and go into a calm state.