During these trying times, it is easy to feel a sense of rising anxiety, even fear. It feels like the world has gone mad.
While fear is a reasonable response to what is going on in the world, I would encourage you not to stay in that place for too long. It has detrimental effects on your immune system, and what you need right now is a highly functioning and strong immune system.
The rapidly growing field of psychoneuroimmunology shows us very clearly that stress and a continual barrage of negative thoughts weaken the immune system. See this article from the American Psychological Association about how stress affects immunity.
One extremely beneficial way to boost immunity – one that costs you nothing other than time – is the use of meditation and visualization.
Meditation helps your immune system do its job better. There’s even an article about that on Deepak Chopra’s website. Here’s the link.
To get you started, I am sharing my absolutely favorite white light visualization – I used this daily instead of going through radiation treatments (after I finished six months of chemotherapy, I already felt so toxic, I knew my body wouldn’t handle much more). I don’t recommend that you do the same, I am merely sharing this visualization because it’s such a wonderful remedy for heightened anxiety, fear, and depression. I always feel better after doing this visualization, and I hope it helps you to feel better, as well.
I hope you enjoy it. If you want to save it to your hand-held device, you should be able to right-click on it and do that.
If you are interested in learning meditation but don’t have access to nearby classes, I have created a how-to course that you can enjoy without leaving your house. More information here.
Beside you in the healing journey,