Quiet desperation fills many minds and spirits. Worries abound about the economy, food, water, loved ones, pets, jobs.
Some feel trapped in that “dark night of the soul” with depression, grief, unworthiness, bleakness, blackness.
Suicide may feel like the only escape.
Options always exist!
Not only is there a way out, but we can radically change ourselves—our feelings, our beliefs, our diet, our outlook on life. Suicide is not the answer but assigns our souls to a spirit plane full of chaos, a limbo of sorts. Even though life appears impossible, we still have control over our thoughts and actions. These are ways to crawl out of the hole:
- If depression is incapacitating, put one foot in front of another. If you have faith in mainstream medicine, go to the nearest walk-in clinic or emergency room. Seek a therapist—ask a friend for a referral, pick someone out of the Yellow Pages, go to a local counseling center. Alternative healers—spiritual, reiki, etc.–may very well be able to help, even if their methods and beliefs are unfamiliar. Even better, do both—use whatever works!
- Breathe. Just breathe. Inhale slowly and deeply, hold the breath 5 seconds, relax and exhale slowly. Relax all muscles. Repeat. Repeat
- Minimize external stimuli—music, conversation, noise—and learn to embrace silence.
- Live one moment at a time. Just this moment. Let the past go. Don’t think about the future. Think only about the self, now, this moment, and this one and this one. . .
- Follow intuition, the gut, the heart. It is the first soft little voice you hear, the near-silent nudging, the first picture in your mind. It belongs to your soul, your link from the physical to the eternal, your angels. Intuition is always right.
- You’re reading this article. Look for others. Go to a workshop. Search online for “spirit,” “spiritual” or “soul”.
- Trust the universe. Why? Because the real world is behind the scenes of “reality.” Angels, spirit guides (including a dead family member or good friend), extraterrestrials, interdimensionals all exist and will help if we but ask. They are wrapped around us at every turn, closer than our skin. The cosmos wants us to live—not just survive but live joyously!
- We are in our own play to a great extent: Shakespeare said it—“All the world’s a play and we are but the players. . .” Nursery rhymes hint it—“Life is but a dream.” Michael wrote The Holographic Universe. David Icke writes about The Matrix. We are all connected.
- Each of us has a divine spark in us that exceeds everything we know. Our soul is our most important asset and when accessed can change our lives!
- Release victimhood. All of it—presidents and political parties, the parent, the boss, slavery, the school, the spouse, the kids, the abuser, vitamin D deficiency, drugs. Whatever we blame for our circumstances must be let go so that we begin to experience our personal power. How? Every thought we think about “poor me” is not worthy of respect or digestion. Tell it to go away, shush it, create an imaginary shield for it to bounce off.
- Remember The Little Engine That Could? I think I can…I think I can..I think I can. I think I can. I think I can! I know I can…I know I can..I know I can. I know I can. I KNOW I can!
- We are alive now for important reasons. We may not understand them, but just living in joy is one. Start with learning to live, one step at a time, one day at a time.
- Nurture our physical bodies with the best food we can find—organic, raw, non-genetically modified is best. Pay extra. Our best investment is ourselves. We’re worth it. If money or food availability is an issue, eat what we can, bless it and be grateful.
- Ditto for drink—clean filtered tap water is best, tap water second best. Our bodies are the temple for our soul and deserve the best.
- Take a walk. Be aware: sunshine or rain, ability to move, muscle and joint activity, smells, air, clouds, birds, blades of grass, flowers.
- Love, appreciate and thank the physical body. Forget old, fat, ugly, wrinkled, unattractive. We are all beautiful. Our bodies are beyond amazing—trillions of coordinated tiny cells working together.
- Understand we are all-knowing, even though we feel primitive. Each of us is a vital part of God/Love/Cosmos.
- Expect to change beliefs. Most of what we know is wrong.
- We are blessed.
- Expect miracles. Dream, intention, allowance and gratitude are the keys.
“From Desperation to Joy”, by Sue McIntosh, not dated, at http://www.evolutionorenslavement.com/Pages/HotTopic/FromDesperationToJoy.html
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