Are you misinterpreting your energy? [ Let go of your pre-defined understandings. ]
Several years ago, I was recovering from a panic disorder. I had panic attacks fairly regularly, and I could sense when one was about to happen because my heart would start racing, I would feel ungrounded, and sometimes I would begin to dissociate from my body.
The weird thing was: Sometimes I pushed myself into a panic attack –even when I shouldn’t have had one— because my mind interpreted my racing heart as panic and was like “Oh okay, I guess we’re panicking now” when actually, my heart was just racing because of exercise.
In my recovery, I had to learn to separate my observations of my symptoms (like a faster heart rate) from my habitual label of that experience (faster heart rate = panic attack ).
Nowadays, I don’t worry about slipping into a panic attack when my heart rate goes up because I no longer buy into that association.
With all of the energy that’s ripping through the collective these days, I urge you to look at the ENERGY, not your habitual label.
If you’re feeling jittery, maybe it’s not anxiety. Maybe it’s actually creation energy coursing through your veins. Maybe it’s excitement. Or maybe it’s new energy channels coming online within you (this happens to me a lot more now that I do Kundalini Yoga).
If you’re feeling really down, maybe you’re actually feeling PEACE (this was a big reframe for me last summer).
Explore the energy without attachment to your pre-judgmental label of it.
What do you actually feel? How would you describe it if you’d never felt that sensation before? Pay attention to your body sensations, too. - 2 hours ago