Stress is an inevitable part of life. Adjusting to the stress in life is the hard part. We have to learn to become flexible emotionally and spiritually so that stress doesn’t get a hold of us. Without adjusting yourself to stress, you literally become stiff as a board. The next thing you know, you are in the doctor’s office complaining about an ache here, or a pain there. Just to be clear, I’m not saying every ache and pain that comes along is stress related, but stress certainly can cause a few aches and pain on its own, and increase pain that you may already be experiencing from some other problem. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the diagram below from Mental Health America. The effects seem endless!
So you’ve gone beyond being flexible. You’ve done somersaults with your stress, handled it and you still don’t seem like yourself? Perhaps you haven’t gotten the negative energy out of your body. Thanks to James Joule and many scientists after him we know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can change forms and it can flow from one place or being to another. As I was scrolling through my timeline the other day I saw a post by Iyanla Vanzant that mentioned a technique I had never heard of, tapping. She described it as “needless acupuncture” going on to say, “in the way acupuncture would remove pain, tapping removes energy.” Since I’ve been on a quest to eliminate stress, I’m going to give this a try. Watch the video below if you would like to check it out and try for yourself. Before you watch the video, take special note of the points listed above in the diagram and where Vanzant taps.