Maxene Magalona shared a piece of meaningful advice for herself.
Earleir this month, Maxene Magalona officially confirmed her split with her husband Robbie Mananquil. Now, Maxene continues to share her personal learnings with her followers on social media, using the hashtag “#MeditateWithMaxene.”
In a post last October 22, the 35-year-old actress – who was last seen in the primetime series Viral Scandal – talked about how her daily spiritual practice helped her heal.
In her post, Maxene revealed that she did not use medications even after getting diagnosed with C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Mind UK defines C-PTSD as a condition where you experience some symptoms of PTSD along with some additional symptoms, such as difficulty controlling your emotions, feeling very angry or distrustful towards the world, and constant feelings of emptiness or hopelessness,” among others.
She wrote: “One of my meditation teachers told me, ‘Consistency is key,’ and that really stuck with me which is why I never stopped meditating.”
“My psychiatrist also advised me that if I want to naturally heal my mental health condition without the use of medications, I needed to adopt a non-negotiable morning routine. That was when I started waking up at 4AM every day to be able to meditate, pray, practice yoga, and go for a run first thing in the morning,” she added.
Maxene went on to share how her discipline in the process helped her.
“This discipline was what really helped me rewire my brain and reprogram the way I think through neuroplasticity which is the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections. Through this process, we are literally working with our nervous system to change its response to stimuli by reorganizing its structure, functions, or connections after injuries such as trauma,” she said.
She also gave a piece of advice on how to deal with trauma, saying “slowing down” is the key.
“When we get traumatized, our nervous system becomes dysregulated which often causes us to respond in an inappropriate way to an event, person, or situation, either by under-reacting or overreacting,” she said.
“This is usually caused by unresolved and unfinished stress responses from the past. Meditation is one of the tools that humans can use to self-heal. Through deep breathing, we get to regulate our nervous system and bring it into balance. Slowing down the breath sends a signal to our nervous system that everything is okay,” she added.
In the same post, Maxene told her followers to be more mindful of themselves and their self-improvement.
“So if you wish to attain inner peace, you have to consistently work on aligning yourself. Self-work is one of the most essential tools that we need to equip ourselves with in this world,” she said.
“If you consistently and wholeheartedly work on becoming a better human everyday, you will reach your highest self and consciously contribute nothing but good energy to the Universe,” she added.
“If you want love, peace and harmony, you have to work on yourself so you can naturally embody these energies. You are your biggest investment. Don’t ever give up on yourself. #MeditatewithMaxene,” she continued.