Pressure to Perform

go with the flow healing path pressure to perform
Pressure to Perform

Lately, I’ve felt like an archeologist digging into the muddy, obscure past. Several months of unpleasant symptoms were compromising my physical body, and I wanted to know why?

I discovered that I was living in a fear program that was making me sick! It kicked in at 3 years old when my brother was born and I instinctively adapted my behavior to be ‘useful’ since I was no longer the firstborn or a male. This is the raw, first chakra, pressure to survive. Who knew?

My brain created a subconscious scenario to ensure my survival. I absolutely had to do certain things, or I would not. Those behaviors grew up with me, including how I looked, what I taught, how I spoke, what I wore, ate, whom I agreed (or disagreed) with, and what I posted on social media. Sound familiar?

A lifetime of pressure can have many negative side effects; sleeplessness, high blood pressure, headaches, poor digestion, depression, and more. Realizing we are the ones driving our own fear machines is a big ah-ha moment. Recognizing behaviors gives us the power to change – let the pressure valve be released!

The words “no pressure,” and “go with the flow” have taken on new meanings. As a fear addict in recovery, it’s truly one day at a time. It takes focused awareness to recognize and shift ingrained beliefs and patterns, and I want this new path while my health is… well, healthy.

It also takes courage to dig into the shadows, but perhaps letting go of fear-based programs is our Brave New World? My intention is to discover magical ways of releasing performance pressures and honoring myself. May we all celebrate spirit’s benevolent plan – a path that is healing, delightful, gentle, replenishing, and joyful.