A Mindful Release

A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your arm or leg.1

Most of us have probably been familiar with a migraine at one time or another, but why does one get them?  There are a variety of reasons that are pretty subjective; perhaps they pop up from work related stress (you’re just not able to meet the deadline), or frustration and disappointment with a relationship. It can be physical or emotional, but it’s something that strikes a cord somewhere within. In order to eliminate a migraine from taking over, you need to find the pattern.

Someone once told me, “Don’t wait till your thirsty, know where the water is.” It’s important for you to take your health into your own hands and become a body detective—search for what triggers your head pain and what turns it off. It could be your surroundings – harsh lighting or irritating sounds – or it could be something a little less tangible. One such source? Mental thought patterns. They fuel a huge energetic currency throughout your mind so it’s inevitable that they’d be the cause for some discomfort every now and then. We can’t ALWAYS be in the happiest of moods.

Another probable source for these pesky headaches? Your resistance to live life the way we were meant to. Take a moment and think, was there ever a time where you feel like your life became derailed because of your own stubbornness and refusal to be pulled in the right direction? Your mood was horrible because you were tugging and pulling away from the road you’re meant to travel. But, the Universe doesn’t give up. It roots for you and pushes you, while hoping to aid you in furthering your potential. But every time you resist this push, that’s another mental strain.

So, what if you decided to relax and let the flow of life carry you away? What if you allowed your life to provide you with everything you needed to be comfortable and live at ease? I’m not saying everything would be perfect, but at least your deep mental and spiritual currents would be in sync.

Take a moment and embrace this message—the life you accept is the one that will help you thrive and shine.



1Mayo Clinic