I was awakened from a peaceful sleep at 1am to hear my son’s voice saying, “My plane almost crashed. We had an emergency landing and had to brace for impact.”
I did not hear anything else after that but began to breathe slowly and purposefully. I knew to breathe through the fear so I could function and hear what he was saying.
He is safe and has a hundred thousand angels by his side. We all have these angels, and through our breath, we can experience them in so many ways.

Conscious breathing techniques have been around for centuries. Our ancestors breathed for sacred ceremonies, tantric connections, and mind/body/spirit prayer.
Many of us in this day and age are afraid of our breath and use it with shallow rapidity as if that is how God intended. We have forgotten the full conscious breath that gives us life and eases our minds. We are even unaware of our breath until we are without it in those times that “knock our breath out,” make us “hold your breath,” or require us to “breathe and push that baby out”.

If we would for a moment remember that we are conscious breathers, we could be able to face any fear or circumstances with our natural healing energy. Take a moment and breathe in and out deeply. Repeat this ten times in a row without stopping. This process is called Conscious Breathing because you are deliberately and purposefully concentrating on your breath. In doing this, you are bringing more life force into your body with each breath. Yoga masters have been using this technique for ages.

Some call this technique rebirthing because they are breathing new life and releasing any stuck energy or old patterns of thought. The body takes over, and the mind gets to take a break. If you allow your body to take over, you get out of your way. In other words, your mind stops trying to figure it out or judge or justify what you are doing. If you allow yourself to relax into a rounded breath pattern in and out through your mouth, you are able to access many dimensions or thoughts or feelings. You could become emotional and release tears or laughter. Either way, you are releasing toxins in your body and oxygenating your cells. On a spiritual level, you could access your guides, ancestors, other beings, or loved ones who have passed on. Or your inner being may guide you or give you messages for your benefit.

In any case, there are so many ways of breathing to help you through your fears or pains.
(Breathing in and out through your mouth deeply, short quick breaths, and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, to name a few).

This is why a birthing coach would suggest you breathe through childbirth. The body takes over, and your breath controls everything. Breathing through childbirth is Mother Nature’s way of allowing you to experience a miracle with open eyes and full memory.
Therefore, a rebirth or conscious breath session allows the same focus on the breath while releasing any fear or pain, possibly even releasing feelings of euphoria and bliss.

When we are afraid, we hold our breath. If we could remember to breathe during a scary movie, right before we speak in front of people, or when we get angry, the tension and stress built up in our psyche is alleviated at that moment. We are free to explore our feelings fully and not inhibit our true nature. Our true nature is to breathe the breath of life from the moment we are born until we pass through the veil of light.

I know for me when my son told me about his ordeal, I processed my feelings through my breath and felt better quickly. Breathing consciously is good. Try it the next time you feel afraid or discouraged, and you will immediately feel more whole and centered.

Burge uses breathwork in her “Essence of Being” series of workshops and her trance dance events. A certified rebirther and holistic counselor, she is a transformational expert.

Author's Bio: 

Burge Smith-Lyons is president and CEO of Essence of Being, Inc. For more than 29 years she has been involved with the healing, learning and educational environment. Burge has facilitated workshops for personal growth and corporate seminars since 1980. She has led private and public venues in self-development, relationships and abundance for adults and children. She specializes in helping people identify their "Bubble Talk" — subconscious negative self-talk that blocks them from achieving what they want in life.

Burge is distinguished by the many modalities of learning she uses for personal growth and healing in her workshops. Her holistic mind-body-spirit approach includes conscious breathing, kinesiology, emotional release, energy release, psychotherapy, NLP, EFT, anger-release work, channeling and Super Learning, accelerated learning techniques that activate both the left and right brain.

Burge is a motivational speaker and trainer, intuitive healer, family counselor and minister through the Universal Life Church and The Madonna Ministry. She is chairman and founder of The Healing Forest Foundation, Inc. It is a non-profit organization that focuses on experiential learning and the shifting of outdated belief systems that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional illness for children. The foundation produces one-week residential "Kidz Power Kamps" for children ages 6-17. She has brought interactive programs and self-esteem workshops to the Atlanta City Schools, Prodigy Learning Centers, and Alternative High Schools in Asheville, N.C.

Since 1984, Burge has owned many successful businesses. Currently she owns and operates Burge Enterprises, Inc., which consults, produces, and facilitates corporate trainings for team building and better communications. She is the vice-president and founder of Fresh Start Capital, Inc., a real estate investing and management firm that deals in residential and commercial investments. She has also consulted within the corporate environment in companies such as Georgia-Pacific, Target Stores, Xcellenet, Medical Doctor's Association and Thomas Publishing in the fields of customer service, sales, human resources and communication.

Burge has developed BubbleTalk technology and created DVD's and CD's to help people stay on their path of development. She also developed the Essence Series of personal growth courses: Essence of Being™, Essence of Abundance, Essence of Relationships, Essence of Health, Essence of Sales & Essence of Communication. These are 2 1/2 to three-day classes focused on experiential learning & shifting belief systems. She also developed a three-day graduate workshop called Passionate Manifestation and the five-day Advanced Graduate Workshop Mastery available to graduates of the Essence Series. She has graduates from around the world and training centers in Atlanta , Miami, Asheville, Boston, and Rhode Island.

Burge holds a bachelor of arts degree in the Communication Arts (Magna Cum Laude) and a T-4 Certification in Education from Georgia State University with a minor in Psychology.