There is Life in the Light in you. You are made of Light, by the Light, for the Light. Shorter winter days have fewer hours of light shining around you, but that is not the only place Light dwells. There are natural remedies that can have real and lasting effects. Light and Life come into our beings from a variety of places. It is not all about being in sunshine, although that also works. Sometimes there is a connection between the seasons and our bouts of sadness. Other times, our sadness has nothing to do with the seasons. Yet, whether or not we feel sad due to lack of sunshine, or caused by a difficult period in our life, natural remedies still work.
One of the biggest natural remedies is our inclination to allow the Light in. Have you ever felt blue and out of sorts, but wanted to do little to nothing to help yourself? If you have, you are not alone. This is all about your vibration in the moment. Sadness has a very low vibration to it. Like attracts like. Those of us who feel sad, don’t exactly want to put our dancing shoes on and go out to be the life of the party somewhere. At those times, it seems we’d rather be alone and be miserable.
Before we can switch gears, there needs to be conscious acknowledgement of being willing to allow the breath of change in. There needs to be a personal desire to “decide” to want to be happy. You are the ruler of your universe. If you want to stay sad, miserable, or depressed, no amount of coercing, manipulation, or force of any kind, either internal nor external will get you to change your mind. Whatever you tell yourself goes. No one listens to you quite the way that you do.
But if you have had enough of feeling low, there IS something you can do that does not include taking drugs. If your doctor has prescribed medication for you on your journey to happiness, please do not stop taking them without your doctor’s approval. What this article is saying, is that whether you are or are not taking medication for this very real condition, these natural remedies will work. They work 100 percent of the time. They only do not work if you stop doing them.
The low ebb of life force can be brought into balance by strengthening it. Life force runs through our bodies like the tide, with an ebb and a flow. There are also things we can do to gain
greater benefit from attracting more good “flow” into our life. Sunshine is one way, but so is getting out-of-doors, even if the weather is bad. There is something about being in nature that is very therapeutic. The wind and the rain are wonderful cleansers of our auric field. Getting outdoors on a winter day, no matter how cold it is, even for just a few minutes.
But pay attention to your personal mantras. You may not even be aware of the negative self messaging system that might be so constant, you might not be aware of it, or think you have a choice over it. Absolutely none of these suggestions are going to work if you are subconsciously telling yourself they are not going to. Again, the key is in being willing to step of our your habit and comfort zone, (yes sadness can be your negative comfort zone).
Life affirming energies also come in through using all of your senses, like listening to uplifting music, aroma therapy like some cinnamon in boiling water on the stove, looking at beautiful pictures, and do not forget laughing. Did I say laughing? Who wants to laugh when you are sad? Yes, I said laughing, for no apparent reason. This might feel a bit strange at first, but if you want to feel better, start laughing. Go online and check out Laughing Yoga. You will find numerous places all over the world where this is practiced.
There are amazing benefits physically as well as psychologically to laughing:
There is a new field of study called gelotology which is exploring the benefits of laughter, including:
* lower blood pressure
* increased blood flow and oxygenation of the blood
* give a workout to the diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and back muscles
* reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
* increase the response of tumor and disease killing cells, such as Gamma interferon and T-cells
* defend against respiratory infections, reducing frequency of colds, by immunoglubon in saliva
* increase memory and learning, at John Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to higher test scores
* improve alertness, creativity and memory
Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from Mumbai, India is the founder of Laughter Yoga and launched the first Laughter Club at a park on March 13, 1995. He combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. The physiological and psychological benefits are the same.
* William F Fry M.D., of Stanford University, says that humor and creativity work in similar ways. By creating relationships between two disconnected items, we engage both sides of the brain.
Laughing sessions each day results in positive energy and a hopeful attitude, making it easier to deal with every day stress and relieves depression. Laughter also has a beneficial effect on the immune system. Laughter has a higher vibration that sickness and depression. Our bodies naturally gravitate to the state of homeostasis when possible. There is really a vibration to vibration. Laughter “shakes loose” stuck energies. After a session of laughter, people have the sense of feeling lighter than air.
People going through cancer treatments or who have chronic illness, are often told to laugh, watch funny movies and concentrate on the lighter side of things as much as they can. Positive outlook and moments of laughter help to lift not only mood, but also has a beneficial effect on the system as a whole. Some studies suggest not viewing any of the darker, more negative TV shows and movies, to keep energy up, and avoid the excess cortisol and adrenaline in the body, which create undo stress.
Laughter Clubs and Laughter Yoga groups are gaining popularity. There are no negative side effects to laughter, unless our faces hurts too much from laughing.
In the year 2000, nearly 10,000 people laughed together in Copenhagen, Denmark to set a Guinness Book Record.
The first Sunday in May is World Laughter Day. Find some friends and laugh away.
“The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a great light has shone,” Isaiah 9:1. This Light shines in you and me.
“The Light shines on in darkness, a darkness that does not overcome it,” (John 1:5) Bring in Light where ever you are. Breath in Light with every breath. Find the Lighter side of everything. Be the Light and sadness will have no place to be.