A Healing Adventure?
Such a simple thing! Our breath
may seem just too mundane, too “normal” to assign any real importance to it. After all, it’s just
there! But thank God it is!
Our breath is such a miraculous operation. Not only does it do the physical
things that we learned about in high school biology—takes in oxygen and lets go of carbon dioxide wastes to enable our
body to work, but it is also a great door opening to our mental, emotional, and spiritual realms as well. Oh, yes!
So, let’s take a trip of exploration through some of these most amazing effects of our breath “portal”
with a series on breath, published from time to time.
First adventure: If you ever feel stuck, shocked, overwhelmed,
angry, or reactive, check your breath! Chances are you have either quit breathing, or you are breathing fast and shallow.
Since your breath is intrinsically hooked to the flow of your vital energetic system, your breath in this state disrupts the
pranic energy that your mind and body depend on for healing and nourishment. That cramped breath actually cramps your
mind, continuing those counterproductive thoughts and emotions within you. And that, in turn causes all kinds of caustic
nerve and hormonal distress to your body. Yikes!
Next time, be alert to quickly check your breath! Inhale
really deeply, and begin long, deep breathing the more powerful, the better. It will free your jumbled energy, clear your mind and emotions, and circulate pranic
health to your body, plus support your autonomic nervous system to move out of the grips of its stress response. And
while you’re at it, have a big refreshing glass of water!
Too simple? Try it and see what a world of difference
your own precious long, deep breath makes!
Intuitive, Healer, Teacher