These last few months have been very challenging for a lot of people. How do I know this? I know this because I literally read for dozens of people every month, I talk to people who come into my shop, I listen during the classes I teach and “I” am also going through all of it. Yes, I am right there with all of you! Now I can give you my view as to what the heck is going on (which I will do in a moment). However, more importantly I want to talk about what to do when you have just had enough!
Let me share my view on what the heck is happening! Two things. First, according to numerology we are currently in a one year. The one year is all about us focusing on ourselves (how selfish) and new beginnings. The truth is if we don’t take care of ourselves we cannot take care of others. During the one year we are suppose to be looking at what is working and what is not in our lives. We are to let go of those things that no longer serve us and think about what we really want in our lives. Easier said than done! And as we move closer to the end of the year the energy of this one year is increasing. Everything is intensifies. It is almost as if we are being forced to “let go”of the things that are not working (of course we always have that free will choice of letting go or not). That job you dislike is getting almost impossible to stay at. That bad relationship is ending. All those things that are no longer serving you are falling apart because we need to let go of them (ugh….I know). In my opinion (and of course you have the right to a different view point) that is exactly why things are so crazy right now.
Now I said there were two things. The second one is actually even more intense yet equally amazing if you truly understand it! We are currently in one of the most powerful soul cleansing’s I have ever seen in my 50 years of life (yes I turned 50 in July in case you missed it…lol). All joking aside this is actually a very incredible time! This soul cleansing or what I am referring to as the “great soul purge” is creating an energy space of letting go of old hurts and anger. We are letting go of emotions that are blocking us. We are releasing old patterns once and for all! We are not only releasing and cleansing things from our current life but from our family patterns and even things from past lives as well!
Okay, so now that we understand it (I think, maybe…) how do we get through it? I don’t know about you but as Spiritual as I am there are just those days. You know the ones. Those days when a hundred things have gone wrong and you have been pushed the end of your rope (I seem to have had quite a few of those these last few weeks). Those days when the suffering and the struggles of the people around you are so palpable you feel as if they are all happening to you or maybe they are actually happening to you! You become ultra sensitive to everyone and everything around you, impatient with the nonsense of the others and beyond discouraged by the lack of respect and caring you see in the world. You think how much easier life would be if you could just hide out for a bit until it all passes but most of us have real lives, families and jobs. Most of us do not have the luxury of escaping. So what do we do?
Just think about a glass of water. Imagine everyday when you wake up you have only one small glass of water to get through your day. Every time you are dealing with your own stresses or you are putting out the fires of others, or you are listening to whining and negativity you are losing water! By the middle of the day you have no water left! We need our water/energy to get through this amazing shift!
I will share with you that I have been taking a lot of time to just be still (even if it is for a moment or two). I will share with you that on a personal level I have been getting very careful of where I am putting my energy and focus (even more so than normal). I have also refused to listen to negativity, whining and just ridiculousness. And guess what….I get to make that choice! And THAT is what I want to share with you! You absolutely have the right to decide day in and day out how you spend your time and energy. You have the right to say, “I am so sorry but I just can’t listen to you complain about nothing right now”. YOU get to decide who you spend your time with. You really do! You get to turn off the constant negativity on the TV (heck I got rid of my cable)! It is okay! It really is!
When you have had enough, when you are feeling overwhelmed and when you feel like you just need to get off the roller coaster remember these tips:
- Honor your emotions! It is okay to be sad. It is okay to be angry. It is okay to feel overwhelmed. Honor your emotions but don’t get stuck in them.
- Take a break! Sometimes we just need to take a break. That break can be a 5 minute walk outside, getting lost in a movie, etc. Just know it is okay to take a time out.
- Create a daily routine. I truly think one of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to create a daily routine (and stick to it). Whether it is meditation every morning, doing yoga, going for a walk, etc. Choose whatever works for you but make sure stick to it. Recharging your energetic battery is the best thing you can do for YOU!
Remember this is a powerful shift. The energy of this one year and this soul purging combined is creating a LOT of discomfort and difficulty for many. However, it is temporary and we will get through it!