• Petra Vandecasteele

The State of Ease

There is a “state of ease” that each of us can access to help release emotional turbulence and help maintain coherent alignment between our heart, mind and emotions.

Our personal space of “inner-ease” can be accessed with minimum practice and a little time spent. When operating in the ease-mode, it’s easier to choose less stress- ful perceptions and attitudes and re-create “flow” in our daily routines.

Credits @ HeartMath®

Practicing inner-ease creates “flow” by helping to regulate the balance and cooperation between our heart, mind and emotions—coherence. Increased coherence promotes more intuitive connection with our higher potential for effective reasoning, discernment and people interactions. The lack of coherent alignment between the heart, mind and emotions generates resistance to “flow,” resulting in stress from anxiety, indecision, frustration, impatience, anger, self-judgment and much more—the familiar list.

One reason the “flow” is often hard to access is because increased time pressures and overload exaggerate the mental and emotional angst we can often experience—this jams the connection with our heart’s intuitive input. When our heart connection fades, the mind and emotions often become chaotic and drive us at a faster pace than our heart’s intuitive guidance can assist us. Most all of us are aware of how being stuck in this loop increases self-perpetuating stress and what that brings with it. Shifting to our inner-ease space at the onset of stressful feelings helps to prevent many stress-typical scenarios and creates a much easier transit through challenges and resistances. (Dread and anxiety are examples of what I mean by resistances.)

Practicing inner-ease is not intended to instantly dissolve all of our challenges on the spot. Yet it creates an extra time-window, allowing deeper discernment for competent choices—conscious choices that can help prevent and resolve many unnecessary challenges and unwanted predicaments. The state of inner-ease helps us attune our mental and emotional nature to the most reasonable and effective way for responding to each situation that life brings us—challenging, normal or creative.

Basic steps for accessing the State of Ease (on page 3)

The ease-state is especially helpful and effective when used to “prep” before engaging in potentially stressful situations, projects, communications, complex decisions, etc. You can use it in the morning to prep for the day—and remember to reboot the process occasionally.

Source: The HeartMath Institute

The Institute of HeartMath is a nonprofit research and education organisation that helps people of all ages reconnect with their hearts. For nearly 20 years IHM has made scientific advancements in stress reduction, the power of positive emotions, heart-brain interactions, as well as the emerging fields of intuition and human energetics.

Facilitated Kids of Nature Immersion in the Waterberg, South Africa.

Spending time in the wilderness is a good way to start practising the State of Ease. Get in touch with Kids of Nature and let us take you there. We offer scheduled and bespoke Nature Immersions with different levels of creature comforts (from basic to ultra luxury) in the wilderness under the guidance of specialist facilitators and for a duration of your choice.

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