ASMR: A Time for Tingles
I am such a fan of ASMR and such an experiencer of the marvelous relaxation and tingly sensations that I allow when listening to the many Youtube Videos. I love coming home after a busy and sometimes stressful day and just sitting in a very comfortable chair, with a tall glass of green ice tea, putting my ear plugs in and listening to my favorite videos.
The world fades away and I am surrounded by crinkly sounds, and warm whispers, and gentle brushing: All calming my mind. It would be enough to be sublimely relaxed but that is not the biggest prize in this session. Very soon I start feeling pleasure and even more relaxation as I take a little magical ride on the delicious tingle carpet. It is sheer heaven. It is like getting a massage and then a little fairy brushes your face with a feather. A tingle, and explosion of pleasure and a slight tickle sensation engulfs my body. It is a traveling sensation as the Central Nervous System sparks a response through your brain, face shoulders and back. ASMR is short for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. There is nothing like it. It is like a force of nature takes over and lifts you up into a magical experience where trees hug you and you feel so completely loved and even celebrated. Celebrated for just being you...the wonderful being you are. I feel like I surrender to this cascade of pleasure and fall into a solf place of roses and happy clouds above me.
One day when I was really blue and in the dumps, I listened to nothing but ASMR over and over again. There is a threshold. I think at some point I decided the sensation was fading. It never completely went away. I just realized that for me ASMR is best enjoyed in half hour doses. It feels like a rich chocolate dessert and a foot massage at the end of my day. Like Christmas, it would lose some of its impact if it became too common in my daily routine.
I started keeping a book of my little pleasures, no matter how small, so that when I need to treat myself it can be as simple as going over my list to find a little mini vacation for me. I will share some of my list in the hope that it would spark others to do the same. Sewing, craft making, blogging, fixing a delicious treat that is low carbs and yet very tasty, reading a chapter out of an inspirational book, or a good mystery, and snuggling with my furry angels (cats). The more active branch of this is: inner city hikes that include some window shopping. Some areas of Metropolitan Phoenix and outlying areas make my happy and some make me sad. I choose the best feeling places. I look forward to getting a new bike...and the same thing is true..some areas feel safe, and uplifting and some don’t. If you have a little money, rent a good movie. If you have a little more disposable income visit a museum and share a glass of wine with a friend afterwards in the Compass Restaurant. That is a restaurant that slowing turns around at about 20 stories about Phoenix...giving a panoramic view of the Valley. It is breathtaking. If you have quite a windfall of money...I suggest taking the Grand Canyon Train….to the Canyon. Provided a link. Most people will believe in God and Divine Intelligence after spending a day at the Canyon.
It really does not take a great deal of money to have those special moments. The best deal in town is the YouTube community that does a great job of healing the restless places and gifting us with such pleasure for free. Thank you from every little pleasure nerve of my being.
Some of the gorgeous ASMR Angels…