So, where does stress come from? Stress comes from our own anticipation of pain and discomfort given certain circumstances. But how do we know that we might experience pain and discomfort in certain situations unless we have indeed experienced it? Thus my point; we experience stress as a result of previous traumas. A current situation only serves to remind us of the past pain. Pain is counter survival. Thus our survival mechanism warns us of the possibility of pain by inducing stress in our bodies whenever we find our selves in similar situations where we have experienced pain before – simply to get us to leave the situation.
But doesn’t everyone experience stress in certain situations, you may ask? Well, no. It’s like saying all skiers experience fear of skiing. The truth is that only the ones who have gotten hurt on a ski slope will experience fear of skiing. For that same reason not everyone experiences fear of flying or gets stressed when on an airplane. Only the ones who have crashed before. Mind you the crash could also be a past life experience. It is for this same reason we may experience stress around certain circumstances with love, finances, work, kids and so forth.
So, how do we circumvent this survival mechanism that’s inducing stress with us? Simple. We heal the past trauma. By doing so we neutralize or de-activate the emotions or energy in the trauma. No matter how similar the circumstances, we no longer will have that particular trauma act on us (or re-experience the emotions in it) because it is no longer active even though we still have memory of it.
So, you are feeling stressed? Observe the circumstances around which you get stressed. What might be the past trauma? If you can’t figure it out, allow a spiritual healer to help you heal it. It is wonderful to know that you can! It is even more wonderful to experience peace and calm within yourself!