It's Time To Take the Pressure Off
What would happen if all the pressure was taken off you right now? I don't know about you, but for me I've had pressure on me my whole life. I've had the pressure to get better, change, progress, excel, learn, grow, and achieve. For much of my life there was pressure on my body to become more fit and more strong. Pressure can show up on all levels of our experience, emotionally as the pressure to be calm, balanced, and under control, mentally in the form of being level-headed, forward thinking and clear, and externally as being good, right, kind, polite, respectful, and so on. What would happen if we took all of the pressure off? Who would we be? How would we be?
Obviously at some point we bought that the pressure was necessary. In order to maintain and perpetuate something we have to believe that there is a good reason for it. When I look at it now the fear level says if you take the pressure off you will do nothing, you won’t progress, you will relax, get lazy, and atrophy. Is that actually true? What I've found as I've unravelled the need and necessity for "putting pressure on myself", my body has relaxed more, there is a calmness, I'm more intuitive, and I can receive more. I can also honour the journey, so to speak, and embrace the unfolding of my life rather than have this pressure to "get there", wherever there is.
There is this lie, that if you don't put pressure on something, it doesn't grow. Unless you challenge the organism with threats, it won’t change. That may be true for some life forms, but let's be present with us, where we are now. At our current level of consciousness and awareness is pressure necessary to live and thrive? What I've come to realize is that pressure was required in the absence of having a nurturing environment conducive to growth. In the presence of love, safety and support we naturally develop, grow, explore, discover, embrace life etc. In the absence of love, safety and support we had to make up for what was lacking by putting pressure on ourselves. The whole feel the fear and do it anyway was necessary, which basically translates into: even if you don't feel loved and supported and live in an environment where you feel safe, just override that and keep going. We needed the pressure to keep moving, keep living, and keep striving, in the absence of having what we truly needed, which was to feel loved, safe and supported. From my perspective now is the time to demand that this changes. We have access to the tools, resources, awareness and consciousness to completely transform the "lack" realities and release the fear, the anxiety, the doubt, the blame, the guilt, the anger and the hurt. You do not have to do this for someone else, this is about you, transforming your experience. Now is the time to take the pressure off and receive the resources that are here to completely transform our experience of living! Is now the time for you?
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Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!