I often invite my clients to imagine their body as a prism, just like the one on the Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd CD cover: the white light represents our core essence, our light force, the prism represents the body, and the rainbow represents the life you create, your expression in the world, your words and your actions.
When the body is clear and peaceful, the expression of our light force is in alignment, in resonance with our source, and we feel grounded, well, content. When our body is cluttered or clouded, the movement of light is interrupted, we feel out of sync, tired, stressed, anxious, or depressed, especially if we try to address the issue mainly with our intellect.
We can't always have a clear vessel. It's not the goal, and it really shouldn't be the destination because, by virtue of being boundless consciousness expressing through a three-dimensional body, we will constantly (unless we shed the body) be going through contraction and expansion.
It is the nature of this existence to continuously rebirth our light into matter. But we can make this process easier, more effortless, and even joyful. If we knew that every time we feel intensity, chaos, stress, or fatigued, it is the miraculous unfolding of light birthing itself through us, we would be kinder to ourselves, more patient, and we wouldn't resist it so much. Remember: suffering does not come from a situation or a circumstance. It comes from our resistance to it, to "what is."
So the question is, how can we build our resilience to stress and our capacity for channeling more and more light force energy?
In each moment, you have access to a room full of resources, a library of wisdom and information. Each moment. It's never not there. This room is your inner body and the information it communicates. From the base of the spine up to the base of your skull and to the top of your head.
Energetically, your life force moves through your chakras and communicates with your awareness in subtle ways. If you pay attention, you can become aware of and engage this communication.
This room also includes the larynx, esophagus, heart, lungs, liver, gallbladder, ureter, fertility organs, neck, ears, tongue, kidneys, spleen, and stomach. And they are all connected by a network called the Vagus Nerve. This nerve is physically attached to these organs and acts as an information (energy) transmitter.
The management and processing of emotions happen via the Vagus Nerve between the heart, brain, and gut, which is why we have a strong gut reaction to intense mental and emotional states and a strong mental and emotional reaction when our heart feels uneasy.
The Vagus Nerve receives signals from these organs and the chakras and sends messages to the brain. If the organs are in a state of fight or flight, have to protect themselves, and are engaged in the sympathetic nervous system, the brain will receive the information that we are under attack and under stress. We will not be able to access this library of resources. Our attention goes up into our mind, and blood flow will go to our extremities, away from our center, where our resources are, regardless of whether the danger is real or perceived.
If the signal to the brain is that our systems and organs are in parasympathetic mode, the brain will receive the signal that we are safe, that we can contemplate newness and create something new. It will give us direct access to our core essence, to the knowing of "what to do" or what to say" in any given moment. The more we "tone" or stimulate our Vagus Nerve, the more we let our energy centers know we are paying attention, all is good, we are safe, life can be trusted, life can thrive. It shuts down the emergency messaging and reduces the inflammation in the organs. Then, more and more of our light force can come through uninterrupted and "en-lighten" our being because our capacity to handle a lot of light has increased.
One of the things you can do to "tone" your Vagus Nerve is Vocal Toning. Vocal Toning is a sound healing technique that uses the vibration of your voice to strengthen your Vagus Nerve by massaging it from the inside.
You can also focus on one sound in particular, depending on what feels right or which center you feel needs more attention.
Here is a list of the sounds