Uncertainty is a state of limited knowledge.
It’s a moment in life where it seems impossible to precisely describe a future outcome, establish a plan, and experience full clarity. Not knowing makes it difficult to feel in control, and therefore a primary condition for anxiety of any sort. It is only natural to feel stress when faced with uncertainty.
How do I deal with uncertainty?
While the idea of entirely removing uncertainty from our lives might sound utopic, as it is simply impossible to control the external world, there are some simple ways to address our response to it. With the current events on this planet, you noticed that many areas of your lives are suddenly on moving sands. What was for sure became uncertain, what was easy started to feel uncomfortable, and all the precise projections began to crumble. And even though you know, you are not alone in this, nor you might be amongst the least unfortunate, fear still creeps in.
In such moments of my life, I tend to stop and evaluate. I reflect on the knowledge, tools, and practices my husband and I have put in place over the years in support of our state of mind and peacefulness.
We asked ourselves these essential questions.
- What have we learned in the past?
- With all the meditation techniques, all the transformation acquired, and training we put ourselves through?
- What actual tools do we have to address uncertainty?
- What could be useful for a time like these when what matters the most is to self regulate our balance and composure?
Put it into practice
We realized that “putting it into practice” is key to our wellbeing. Now more than ever is the time to use the knowledge, learnings, and all that we have integrated to best support ourselves out of anxiety and stress.
Take a moment to acknowledge that you have come a long way on your journey of self-development and that you might have access to more insights and solutions that you allow your mind to recognize.
Confronting our fear of death
We noticed that when we’re able to have an authentic conversation with our fear of facing sickness and even death, we are less prone to be anxious. Discovering our true nature, and who we might be beyond this physical self, gives us the opportunity for a deeper connection to our spiritual self.
Nevertheless, we still encounter “real” challenges of uncertainty and the circumstances of the unknown. But keeping that stress going would be locking ourselves into a more deep-seated need for predictable reality. What is critical here is to keep an open connection with our energetic and blissful self.
The several conversations we are having within our community seem to confirm that many of us are becoming more open to the fact that we can’t control this “reality.” That only our ego (program) is craving this certainty. We need to be reminded that we are more significant beings than this program. We are powerful multidimensional beings, beautiful lights that can continue to shine amongst the unknown.
Calming the mind, relaxing the body
Author and workshop leader Dr. Joe Dispenza reminds us that when maintaining ourselves on a high frequency through a regular practice of meditation, our brain starts to slow down, get in a trance, and we can get past the analytical mind. We, therefore, become more suggestible to accept and surrender to information without analyzing it, and that is what programs our subconscious, that is which begins to program our autonomic nervous system to start to make a pharmacy of chemicals to match what our intention is.
Invite the divine
But we can’t do this under stress. We need to put the focus on relaxing our bodies, calming our minds, so we can allow our inner world to become even more real than our outer world. We can start to feel safe enough in our body (almost like in a state of light sleep) while keeping our mind awake. It opens the door of our pineal gland (because the neocortex is shutting down, we are shutting down the memory of the known self), which enables us to lose track of space and time.
We become then fully suggestible to information; this time, information that is not coming from our senses of the outside environment, but coming from universal frequencies that carry new information. Meditation helps us let go of our narrow vision on a dangerous threat, and go on a much more precise focus, more significant awareness. It takes our attention away from the material world, and give us a much better hint of our true nature, our spiritual self.
From there, we have access to frequencies that can directly provide the imagery, information, and vibration that our body needs to fully connect our physical self in the three-dimensional world, in a much more equipped, broader spectrum on how to perceive this “reality.”
Establish some routines
Creating routines in your day that you keep consistent brings more certainty. They are stable anchors that you can foresee.
As explained above, meditation is the key to dealing with uncertainty. Daily practice is much more efficient than once in a while. Even if you commit to only 5-10 minutes per day, the benefits will bring a great sense of reassurance and equanimity.
Commit to daily/weekly yoga class
Showing up on your mat daily or even three times a week will ensure that you keep your body moving. There is a large variety of online streaming yoga class platforms that are now very accessible.
Consistent movement allows the body to “discharge” tension (built by anxiety and stress) and reconnects us to our physical self. We feel more grounded, present, and apt to deal with everyday situations. Core Energetic leader Ranil Sharma mentions in his interview that “Early last century some of the worlds’ leading psychiatrists noticed there was a powerful correlation between a persons’ emotional state, their physical body, and their bio-electromagnetic energy field. The more they worked with the body and energy field, the quicker and deeper were the results of a persons’ emotional and spiritual health.”
Go to bed at the same time each night.
Did you know that waking at the same time every day will help you to sleep better at night? Put your screens down at least one hour before bed, and schedule an approximate similar daily bedtime. You wake up feeling more refresh and calm.
Pick the same time to exercise.
In establishing your routine, time, and repetition play a significant role. Being for your yoga class or any other form of exercise, choose a similar time to create a sense of commitment and accountability. You can also make a fitness “appointment” with a friend on a zoom call to maintain the routine.
So not knowing what’s going to happen, not knowing sometimes how you even feel—these situations are bound to create anxiety in anyone. And it all depends on how you are able to tolerate uncertainty.
Taking on daily meditation, and implementing simple new habits can be life-changing. While uncertainty is part of our human experience, we have been given the tools to experience it more gently. Anxiety, fear, and stress do not have to be part of our habitual behaviors, and we can enjoy all aspects of life to its fullest, being in the known or not.
This article was written by Editor in Chief of YOGI TIMES and Life Coach, Sophie Parienti. sophieparienti.com