Worrying to Worry-Free!
Anna Parkins, Reiki Master Teacher
In the old days (before hair coloring) worrying brought grey hairs, furrowed brows, worry
lines; and in the 1930’s the word “worrywart” entered our vocabulary. Worry, stress and tension also bring digestive disorders, hair loss,
lowered work production, and the list goes on. In 2013, we have
more to worry about: pollution, radiation, GMO foods, financial
loss, job insecurity, etc.
As innocent children, we could care less about what is in our food and water or what the
budget is for the Afghanistan war or the destruction of the Amazon forest. We then enter the education system
and take on worries from our parents. And then we experience stress of competition and peer pressure, all
enhanced by the media. At the same time, we hook into the mass fear that is now prevalent on our
planet. Global politics and negative media infiltration run
rampant. Whatever our belief system, we swim in a cesspool of thought forms and are bombarded by swirls of
energy that take us from carefree to sick and tired!
There seems to be a distinction between personal worry (it’s just about me!) to concern about
today’s circumstances. There is no reason to worry about our
health (what good does it do?) but there is every reason to worry about our future. We can control how we
approach stressful situations, but we cannot control or influence the decision-makers. I know, it depends on the decision. Rather than take on a despondent
attitude, it is time to reach an empowered position. Rather than being stressed about a person, place or
thing, don’t you think it is time to stop worrying? What is the
magic secret, you say.
Imagine a string that is all tied in knots. This is your mind worrying about the silly, the
serious, the uncontrollable, and the unknown. Now imagine a string that is knot-free, pristine and something
that is ready to be used. Can you visualize all the knots being untied? Let me share another picture. See your mind (and body and spirit) covered
in slime, muck and grease. Now see your mind (and body and spirit) free of grime, rust and mud so that it
looks like sparkling clean and bright pipes or conduits that function optimally. It might take more than a
flash to see this actually happening. In fact, you can visualize your mind like a ball in front of you, then
take a water hose and clean off the dirt. Sometimes making it simple is easier to accomplish, but you get the
idea. Every day we are subject to being “sludged” and every day we have the opportunity to clean up our
Another secret to solving this dilemma is to learn how to relax. If our mind, body and spirit
can find inner (and outer) peace, then we have this problem licked. So, what brings you to total relaxation? A scented bath, a great massage, looking at the stars, meditating?
Whatever it is, it is vital to find your peaceful place away
from the stress and strain. However, you don’t have to take on the worry again. After a peaceful interlude,
even sleeping or taking a nap, remember that you have “let go.”
In the “letting go” you have actually found your real self. In this way, you become empowered to live a life
that is courageous, strong and fulfilling.
I have proposed that there is reason to worry every second of the day. I am not proposing that
we ignore or forget our concerns. What I am proposing is that we
not take on unnecessary worry, that we make a habit of cleaning our energy field, and that we learn how to be
worry-free. Being concerned can actually propel us into action.
Worrying can cause us to be overwhelmed.
Become as a free child and enjoy your surroundings, put more fun into your life, daily
meditate andclean your energy field, ask for help when you need it, stop the mind that runs like a
squirrel. Take the time you find peace and share with the world.
Let’s all be worry-free!!