Understanding Spiritual Awareness & Personal Transformation
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Gini Grey, who is our resident spiritual awareness and personal transformation expert and who is available to answer all your questions about spiritual awareness and personal empowerment in all areas of your life.
Gini has a private practice and is available for consultation in a number of ways.
Gini answers all your spiritual awareness and personal transformation questions below:
Q: Do you have any stress relieving tips for dyshidrotic eczema?
I am on a strict Candida free diet, due to the assumption that my eczema on my palms is completely controllable by what I eat and my naturopathic doctor and I believe that I have a Candida overgrowth in my stomach.
I exercise everyday and do yoga twice a week.
I am a worrier and am currently worrying about a vacation with the in-laws that will not happen until next September.
The Candida free diet and antifungal has cleared the eczema completely, but ever since the stress of the in-laws visit last week and they are now planning another trip next September with the entire family, my palms are all bubbled up. I am stressed and worried to the point of tears, I can't think about anything else, and I don't think I can go on the vacation with my husband. Yoga did not help this morning as it gave me more alone time to worry. Any help you can give me would be great.
A: It must be so frustrating and stressful for you to have eczema on top of your current worries. But as you know, stress does exacerbate all kinds of health conditions (including eczema and even Candida). It makes sense that the body would feel stressed when the mind moves into future fearful scenarios - the body only understands the present moment so it feels uneasy with future. When worries crop up ask yourself, "Am I okay in this moment?" If the answer is "Yes," then let go of the worries and refocus on enjoying this moment.
When you are in a centered and grounded space, you can manage your thoughts better. Focus on all the positive aspects of your in-laws and the future vacation - don't dwell on the negative. it might be helpful to journal about what the worries are really about - get all of your fears and feelings out on paper. Then write down how you would like it to be and refocus on the positive aspects.
Remember that you can create your own reality, or at least stay in your own mood/attitude/energy set if you choose. Set your intention for how you would like the vacation to go. Get in touch with how you would like to feel during it (peaceful, amused, etc) and feel those feelings now (they are just energy vibrations which you can tune into anytime - read my article on Shift Your Energy Vibration Easily and listen to the short audio clip).
Then let it go. Surrender the vacation to your higher self, Universe or God of your heart. Trust that all will be well. From there on stay focused on the present moment. When your thoughts wander to the future vacation, have a good laugh at your mind's tenacity and then re-focus on the present moment. Notice your breathing. Feel sensations in the body. Say hello to any tension or stress in your body and then open your heart and love those parts of you. Do a fun activity - watch a funny movie, play with children, dance to uplifting music, hang out with fun friends.
I used to be a worrier and found that stressful situations would crop up as a way to teach me to surrender my fears and learn to trust my higher, spiritual self. Now I am much more relaxed and know that on a soul level, I am being totally taken care of.
I wish you all the best in finding inner peace.
Do you need some inspiration? Visit Gini Grey's Insights & Inspiration.
Gini Grey's writings include the book: “From Chaos to Calm” (which can be purchased when you click on the image of the book cover here on the left - it will take you to Amazon to purchase the book)
Order your copy of From Chaos to Calm and be guided through the process of unhooking from unhealthy stress reactions and the underlying motives and payoffs for these so you can create your ideal balance and transform your life for the better.
Enjoy better health!