When a Stressor Can Be Good Energy In

Posted 12/12/2019

Welcome to Good Vibes Wednesday!

 

Last month, I wrote about how the act of writing down your Good Energy In in your Healing Equation Template has similar effect as keeping a gratitude journal. It’s amazing how keeping track of what gives you Good Energy In gives you even more Good Energy In!

 

Today, I want to turn the tables on you. 

 

Yes, today is still Good Vibes Wednesday, but I’d like to talk about your Stressors. 

 

Sometimes Stressors can be Gratefuls in disguise!

 

You know that old adage: Life presents you with lessons until you learn them.

 

Well, sometimes you have the same Stressors over and over for a reason. 

 

You need to learn or grow from the experience.

 

Let’s consider a physical example - shoulder pain that wakes you in the middle of the night. 

 

It woke you up last night and the night before. It wasn’t terrible pain; you didn’t need and meds, but you needed to wake up to change positions. 

 

This Stressor is one that you write in your Healing Equation Template a lot lately; woke up last night due to right shoulder pain - again.

 

How could you ever be grateful for something that wakes you up and makes you feel less than yourself the next day?

 

Well, maybe writing this Stressor down means that you start to look at what is going into your body on the days that you experience it. 

 

Consider this, the past few weeks have been big for random joint pain in the office. Interestingly, many of them have lead back to bountiful tomato harvests. Everyone has been finishing off the good tomatoes before the frost. However, eating the same food every day will feed the gut microbes that really like tomatoes and some of them are not nice - read inflammatory. If you have a Healing Protocol generated in the office, it is possible to reduce those tomato-loving troublemakers. Even without a protocol, you can stay away from tomatoes for a while reducing the troublemakers numbers and allowing you to sleep peacefully. 

 

Thus, your Stressor of shoulder pain at night becomes a Grateful because it makes you pay attention to your diet. 

 

What about that person that you have to see all the time that really Stresses you out? Where’s the gratitude there? They’re a ripe kick in the pants most time.

 

Maybe that person irritates your because they push your boundaries. Maybe they stress you because they have a quality or trait that you actually envy, but can’t admit it to yourself. And of course, maybe they stress you because they are trying to pull you back to who you were rather than who you have become.

 

Regardless, you can be grateful for them teaching you a lesson. Even if it’s that you need to find a way to gain more patience.

 

Today’s Good Vibes Wednesday has really been about how you view things. I don’t want the Stressors portion of your Template to be clear everyday, but maybe once a month you look at your persistent Stressors and try to figure out how they might be trying to help you.

 

Tough stuff today, but in being Grateful for Life’s Lessons you can shift your Energy to Heal to a new level. You can find an amazing personal discovery by learning the lesson or by identifying what you want to become. 

 

Until Next Week - Take Care,

 

Dr Julie