Spiritual Relaxation: Being in the Moment for the Dentist.
Posted Nov 20 2009 10:01pm
I recall a time when I went to visit my dentist. There was a couple – husband and wife – in front of me and I particularly noticed that the wife, let’s call her Susie, was very nervous.
Susie was sitting hands tightly clasped and inserted between her legs. Her legs were crossed at the ankles and she would constantly rock back and forth as she peeped around the corner to see if the dental attendant was coming to get her.
Her husband understood her fear of visiting the dentist and was doing his best to calm her down.
He jokingly asked her if she needed a rum and coke. She replied that “rum straight up would be better”.
So Susie continued to rock back and forth in the chair with her arms tightly clasped between her legs and her legs crossed at the ankles peeping around the corner to see if she will be called next.
But here’s something interesting:
Seeing Susie’s dilemma, I spoke to her suggesting that she pretend that she was in Mexico on the beach in a bikini. Susie said “no bikini but a full length bathing suit with rum in her hand.”Let’s take a closer look:
Her arms came from between her legs and rested on the arm of the chair. Her legs uncrossed at the ankles and she sat in the chair totally relaxed for a moment.
But guess what?
As soon as she remembered that she was not actually on the beach in Mexico and heard her inner chatter of all the negative thoughts of being in the dental chair – her arms returned between her legs, and her legs crossed at the ankles.
And believe it or not, then she started rocking back and forth looking to see when she would be called in the have her teeth cleaned.
What’s this got to do with you?
You’ll be glad to know that it’s all about Spiritual Relaxation and being in the moment.
Here’s the real truth.
When I suggested that she pretend that she was on the beach in a bathing suit, she became totally relaxed and was experiencing spiritual relaxation.
You see we all experience spiritual relaxation on a daily basis. The problem is, that it is very fleeting and out of our consciousness just like Susie.
Here’s the real kicker:
The reason why we have this problem is that we do not have a practical stress relief program that teaches us how to access that experience FROM our unconscious mind under any circumstance.
Astonishing isn’t it?
So you see being in the moment (spiritual relaxation) is not the problem. And what’s worse…
…is the lack of a practical and proven stress relief program that teaches you how to find that moment when necessary.
Here’s the thing:
It’s true that you practice spiritual relaxation for fleeting moments each day.
So what would happen in your life if you experienced spiritual relaxation more often?
We would love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment so that we can notice how you feel.
Cecil McIntosh, Mississauga Spiritual Relaxation Coach with over 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil is also a Healer, gifted Teacher, Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at firstname.lastname@example.org