Through this Menopause Awareness Month of October, I have been focusing my posts on the various natural habits, tools and technologies that I have found very helpful through my menopause journey.
What about you? What have you found works for you? Perhaps you have found that a combination of both medical and natural supports works best. In my book, we all do the best we can with the information we have. Then when we know better we do better.
On a stressful day I quite often feel that my best efforts fall far short of what I need – and I always tell myself that for today this is the best I can do, right now, with what I have. You are also doing the best you can with what you have. But do you tell yourself that you are doing the best you can? When you feel you need outside support, find your tribe, your support group.
Positive Thoughts Help With Menopause Stress
Even the act of telling yourself you are doing the best you can, eases your menopause stresses. I call this showing up for yourself and being your own best friend. One of the greatest stressors you face each and every day is your own inner critic telling you that your best is not good enough.
You can get so used to this inner critical voice that it forms your normal daily beliefs about yourself and your ability. You can also get very used to listening to others talk about their negative menopause experiences and begin to believe that you too are going to have a negative experience.
It is really difficult to change negative scripts, especially when you are stressed. That is because you access these negative subconscious thoughts automatically when you are really stressed. Such negative thoughts and beliefs just put you under more and more stress.
Stress Plays Havoc With Menopause
By now I hope you have got the message loud and clear – STRESS can really disrupt your menopause. Stress is the leading cause of most illness. Stress comes in many forms. But stress can be controlled and retuned to higher vibrations that offer wellness and success.
This is why I call my work RetuningME™. I use whatever technologies and techniques I have at my disposal to help you retune your stressed triggering automatic negative thoughts and beliefs so they no longer keep you in that negative stressed state.
Stress Blocks Soul Connection
You are a soul being on a human journey. Connecting with your soul energy is essential for your wellbeing. I have found that stress blocks the soul connection. When I am stressed I can’t settle myself into a soul space. I’m always on go, go, go, even on a quiet day! But when I am over stressed I’m not able to calm my energy enough to stay connected to my soulful space.
Two Meridian Tapping Calms My Menopause Stress
This is where Tapping really works for me. Two Meridian Tapping helps me to rebalance all my meridians and neurotransmitter energies and then I can really connect into my soul space and allow myself to be nourished by all the healing that is on offer in my natural environment.
My Soulful Activities and Spaces
As well as Two Meridian Tapping, there are many actives that help me connect into and nourish my soul. I’m going to share some of them with you in this post in the hope that they may also offer you a deeper soul connection and soul nourishment.
Nature Offers Natural Soulful Connections During Menopause
Being in Nature is my number one sacred place. Nature nourishes my soul. I spent over 15 years in Religious Life and while I can say I have stood in some very holy and sacred buildings (including Churches), they can’t hold a candle to the sacred energy available in the natural elements.
When I think of it, of course natural places are better because they are filled with natural energy vibrations – which will automatically resonate with your vibrational energy. It is natural for us to be called to natural energy spaces.
When we are stressed our natural vibrations tend to go low, though for some, they actually go too high. Nature offers an opportunity to balance those stressed vibrations and sometimes without us even realising our stressed energy is actually being retuned
The Sea Naturally Retunes Stressed Energy.
Take the sea. Have you ever gone for a walk by the sea in a stressed energy state, to realise that by the end of the walk you are much calmer. The sea offers me a natural soul energy connection. I often feel a yearning to go to the sea. When I am at the sea I am not called to get into the sea, but just to be by the sea, allowing the waves to retune my energy – naturally.
Any natural flowing water offers such an amazing opportunity for calming your stressed vibrations, especially during menopause. This is why I have put some videos of natural healing water sounds on my YouTube Channel.
Not all of us live by the sea, I don’t. But my nervous system just needs to be exposed to the sounds of the sea energy through my imagination or my water energy recordings. Just hearing the sounds will help my energy to relax and heal. That is why I created my Healing Water Sounds playlist, so I can listen to my it at any time, and so can you.
Walking Among Trees and Beside Streams
Streams in forests are also really amazing for calming stress. I find that just walking among tress can be so grounding and soul nourishing. I often imagine that with every step the earth is willingly taking my stress away and with every breath the trees are filling me with hope and healing.
Rituals of Sunrise and Sunset Are Soul Nourishing
Then there’s the sunset and sunrise moments. I find that words very often fail me when I try to describe how deeply these daily sun rituals touch my soul. I remember being told that our ancestors had sun rituals where they would begin their day with the rising sun offering gratitude for having survived the night.
Each sunrise brought them the chance to begin again. They would also end their day with sunset, giving thanks for all that they were gifted with in their day. Tomorrow was never taken for granted. All that was in the day finished with sunset.
Easy Daily Rituals For Lowering Stress Levels
We could learn a lot from these simple daily sun rituals – beginning each day with gratitude, seeing each new day as an opportunity for new ways – to think, to love, to respect, to be kind. Then letting all that was in our day end with the setting sun – especially all the judgements, the annoyances, but also all the successes and achievements.
To be truly in a soul space you need to make sure the ego is not dominating your decisions. I find I tend to bring all back to the Divine Energy Flow and my ability to be in that natural energy flow of healing abundance. This is why gratitude for all lessons and blessings is a constant theme through my day.
Gardening Helps Ease Stress During The Menopause
Every year I do a little bit of planting in my garden. I plant both flowering plants, herbs and vegetables. I also have have some raspberry trees. Along with my beautiful raspberry harvest I get peas, mange tout, lettuce, scallions, radish, carrots, chives, sage, rosemary, lavender and peppermint.
Each day I collect something that has grown in my small patch I find gratitude well in my body. This sense of success really nourishes my mind and soul. I just love working with the earth and going with the flow.
Through the summer I tend to do a little in the garden pretty much every day. I find this activity very meditative, and I tend to sing some of my chants when I am working away. This has a major grounding effect on my energy. I also find that I am more regulated through my day from working in the garden.
Creativity Offers Menopause Relief
My days seem to have a really good natural rhythm when I am creative. I would go so far as to say I need to be creative or I lose my soul connection. This is why I tend to have many tools in my creative box – gardening, circle dancing, Tapping, stained glass work, recycling bio-photonic Miron Violet glass, working on bikes, writing, playing the guitar, learning the ukulele bass… the list goes on.
I also find that working with clients keeps me in creative flow, as no two clients are the same and working with energy is being in creative flow all the time.
There Can Be Draw Backs To Being Creative
Creative flow keeps me away from administration which has some drawbacks! My social media posts do tend to suffer and perhaps this is no harm. What if all the blue light exposure is causing you stress? I would say it defo takes its toll on me.
I Love Being Creative
I just love being creative. When I can have moments of creativity in my day I feel more grounded, calmer, and more connected to my soul space. I have lots of creative habits:
Abstract Art – I love just playing with colour on a canvas, or page. I often use my less dominant hand when working with colour. I have less control which tends to allow me to express my soulful energy. I get so much insight when I sit with a finished piece of art – allowing it to speak to my life. I believe my soul speaks to me when I engage in abstract art.
Stained Glass work – this is my latest creative habit. It is such a meditative experience. One has to be totally connected in the moment or there could be many accidents. Glass is an unforgiving medium to work with – I have the scares to prove this. Yet, I find that my soul speaks/expresses itself through this medium, not to mention the sense of achievement from making pieces of stained glass.
Music Offers Retuning Of Menopause Stress
Music = vibrations. The older I get the more I crave gentler, more calming and soul nourishing vibrations. This is what works for me. I play the guitar. I have been the life and soul of many a party. I’ve sung at weddings, funerals and baptisms, retreats, liturgies, family parties, etc. I really enjoyed bringing my guitar into the classroom when I taught little children.
Music just connects us all at such a deep level. It also allows us to express our emotions. But sometimes we can use music to keep us caught in negative emotional states. This can happen through the lyrics or certain songs or a specific style of musical piece, like the song that sums up how much our heart is broken.
While a sad song could help you express how you are feeling, it is a really good idea to move on from that song to help yourself find a new vibration through the sadness and heartbreak.
I often use tuning forks with my clients to help retune stressed vibrations. Tuning forks can retune every stressed vibration in your energy system, allowing you to cope much better and indeed engage at such a deeper and more soulful level. I find that when I go for a sound-healing session, I get taken off into such deep 5th dimension vibrations. I wake up feeling so deeply nourished and connected with Divinity and the universe.
Guided Soul Work – Allows Insight During Menopause
When I am relaxed and less stressed, I love to engage in some Guided Soul Work. Some people may also call this mediation and others focusing. I tend to do this through colours and images, body sensations, etc. I use this process with clients and it can really bring about such deep levels of retuning of past emotional trauma energies. I can get such a sense of connectedness and a clear vision of my life from guided soul work.
Sacred Circle Dance Increases Soul Connectedness In Menopause
Sacred Circle Dance was probably the first energy training I did. Most of the dances are set steps and originate from the ancient cultural dances all over the world. This form as dance is a form of meditation through movement. It is another way of really calming stressed energy and deepening your soul connection.
Many Stress Reducing And Soul Nourishing Tools For Soul Connection Through Menopause
In this post I have shared many of the tools I use to help me calm my stress, tap into my soul space and nourish that space during my menopause journey. I find I get to listen to my soul energy when I am much calmer, less stressed and more creative.
Success Energy Coaching
This is the space I try to bring clients to in my Success Energy Coaching. I call the coaching I do Success Energy Coaching because when you are connected into your soul space and being led from that place – you express your dreams into the greater universe energy vibration which then offers you more of that same vibration.
What you vibrate at, you attract from the universe. When you vibrate at a level of stress, you will get more stress. The ultimate challenge is to retune to a more successful vibration of calm, creativity, acceptance, love, joy, and then you attract more opportunities to continue vibrating at these frequencies and this is where success is.
Nourishing Your Soul Helps Menopause
It is the same in menopause. When you are stressed you cannot connect into your soul space. You cannot express your souls intentions or live from that soulful space. Stress just adds to your menopause symptoms. Stress causes most illness and most menopause symptoms.
Connecting into your soul space will help you to be less stressed and offer you a much calmer, more detached sense of the world. Nature and Creativity are great ways to help you get more grounded into your souls vibration. Nature and creative expression will also help you to calm stressed vibrations. Nature offers you healing vibrations as does being creative.
The Ultimate Menopause Questions For You
- How can you be more creative in your day, your week, or even in each month?
- What form of creativity eases your stress?
- When can you make a little time for being creative / getting into nature / just breathing?
- Do you need to contact a coach or kinesiologist to help you de-stress through your menopause journey?
- What one thing will you commit to doing today / this week?
If you haven’t got something creative to do, I really recommend that you make a decision today that will lead to you becoming naturally creative. You might also make a date with nature each week or month.
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