“You even may seek medical advice because your body is doing the fandango and you ain’t dancing!”
The price we are paying for our spiritual upgrade is sleepless nights/insomnia, waking up at 3:00 in the morning (not again!), feeling lethargy/exhausted for no good reason (except the sleepless nights, of course), headaches and migraines that leave you feeling incapacitated, mood swings that knock you off your feet (with no sign of PMS in sight), strange eating patterns, loss of lustre and, probably the worst of all, the dark night of the soul.
The Dark Night of the Soul
What is this? It is the feeling that you could sink no lower. When the earth seems to literally have been taken out from under your feet. You wander around in a daze, not knowing if you are coming or going or even if you want to be here to participate in the first place.
“No-one understands you and you certainly don’t understand anyone else. You want out!”
It is a feeling of great depression, possibly the worst you have ever experienced. And mostly, and this is the really irritating part, you don’t know why you are depressed, you don’t seem to have a good enough reason.
You feel like an alien on your own planet. No-one understands you and you certainly don’t understand anyone else. You want out! You even may seek medical advice because your body is doing the fandango and you ain’t dancing!
This happens to even the best of us. You are not alone and this feeling will pass in time. I know this because I have had several ‘dark nights of the soul’ periods over the past 2 years and, even though you feel like it will never end, it does.
This Too Shall Pass
You have been through a lot in your lifetime. Cast your mind back to all those events that you thought you would never get through. Well? Did you get through them? The answer is probably yes.
“When you can find the middle ground — where you are satiated, at peace and have found contentment in the moment — you have found your source of power.”
When we are faced with depression, worry and anxiety — just to name a few — it is very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, it is there, it is always there. You are not alone and you are never abandoned.
Just remember that everything is fleeting and all things will pass. The good and the bad. This is not meant to make you feel uneasy, especially if you are in a good place. It is just a bridge to help you to cross to a peaceful frame of mind.
You have most likely also been in vast amounts of joy and happiness in your life. The feeling of elation also doesn’t last. You may not feel unhappy when it passes but the elation does pass.
Where Your Feet Touch the Ground and Your Head Floats in the Sky
A great exercise to help you to ground yourself is to go out and be in nature. Sit under a tree or feel the grass under your bare feet. There is nothing like nature to draw you into the present moment.
We do live on a beautiful planet in an extraordinary point in time — don’t forget that. Try to remind yourself of it as much as possible, especially when you are feeling low.
Your choices determine your life, you chose to be here. Enjoy the bumpy ride and hold on for your dear life — the roller-coaster has only reached the summit!
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