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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Current Events & Stress

Hey! Hey! How are you doing today?

I would like to discuss current events and stress. Beware! I'm gonna get a little personal.

If you are watching the news and/or are on social media a lot, you may have noticed what seems to be a heightened stress response to all that is happening.

This is a very delicate subject because it is very real to many people. 

So, I begin with a prayer in my heart that I can and will help anyone release, and relieve any stress they are feeling.

With that said... stress is a physiological response that happens in our body when we sense fear. It is commonly known as the fight or flight stress response. Fear is what kicks in this response, which creates a very helpful bodily change when we are in a real stressful situation. The misfortunate thing about the stress response is that it can be, and is, activated by fearful thoughts when there is no true present danger. Therefore, although we may not be in true imminent danger, our fearful thoughts can, and do activate the stress response via anger and anxiety, which come from thoughts of doubt, fear, and worry.

Stress is the number one cause of every illness. Did you know that? If you are a regular reader of this blog, I'd venture to say you have had medical issues that are, or were, clearly from stress reactions. Consequently, you know exactly what I am talking about.

The stress response may give way for helpful hormones when in true danger but, these very same hormones create a toxic internal bath to the body, which are deadly to the chronically stressed.

The harm is in the thought. The hurt is in the belief, which is basically a thought that a person keeps thinking. 

Here comes the personal stuff...

I grew up with all brothers, and I have worked with 99.9999999% men throughout my entire career, and still do. I have suffered much and survived. The best part of the survival is, I am a thousand times better as a daughter of God, and as a person to humanity. That is my authority and power!

I have experienced nearly every kind of harassment you could possibly imagine that a female could experience in a male dominated career. The best part is I am better for it rather than bitter from it.

I've had a very stressful past, and I have learned much about my authority and power to choose to connect to God, and think what He would have me think of things. The lessons from God are in the struggle. The spiritual expansion, which is basically faith, and trust, are in the struggle.

Stressful events are very real, and the media, and social media are making them even more real. Stressful events have been around since Adam and Eve but now, with the coverage and internet they are more profound.

Here comes more personal stuff...

I had a dream the other night that my grandmother, who passed away over a decade ago, came to me and said, "Acknowledge and appreciate the good that you do. Many say that there are no more good people in the world. Be a good person, and prove that there are still good people in the world. Part of being a good person is acknowledging and appreciating the good you do, the good others do, and the good people in the world." 

She also said, "Put that in your blog."

Crazy! I know! But if your Grandmother came to you in a dream and told you to put it in your blog, you'd put it in your blog, wouldn't you?

What I am trying to say in all of this ramble is, we all have the authority and power to choose what we will acknowledge and appreciate, and whatever we choose to focus on will make us better or bitter.

You have health, love, and wealth. 

You have legs to walk on, arms to hug with, and eyes to savor your loved ones.

You have love in your heart to give to yourself, so that you may share it with others.

You have food on the table, a roof over your head, and family and friends that love you.

The most important things in this world are not necessarily things. The most important things are our authority and power to love, and lift, and to make this world a better place so that we can prove to all who can, and will see, there is much good here.

God is very real!

God is very much in charge!

Our focus on the good, on God, will heal our world. When we have healed our world, we can heal the world that walks before us on a daily basis by loving and lifting.

Like Grandma said, "Acknowledge and appreciate the good that you do, the good that others do, and the good people in the world."

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." ~1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV

Hocus, pocus, focus...

We have the authority and power to choose our focus.

We have the authority and power to practice this focus into nearly perfect permanence, and as we do, we can, and will become better rather than bitter. 

We can destress!

The harm is in the thought, and the hurt is in the belief, which is just a thought we keep thinking often by default.

Our desires are a seed from the soul to do better for our very own health, love, and wealth.

God bless you my friend.

It is my everlasting, humble prayer that you can and will see the good that you do.

I love you...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth