There are times when you simply feel like the world is too much to deal with. Everything exterior feels troublesome. It is almost cornering you. You are exhausted by your efforts to keep your vibration at a higher level and your world safe. Little by little, even unconsciously, these feelings transform into endless despair, into an urge to just run away and hide. Where to? Anywhere appears to be better than right here, where everything seems hopeless, both in the inner and outer worlds that you live in.
What is the catch here? Something deep inside you still believes that by not looking at what is, everything will go away by itself, without you having to do or decide anything.
The good news is that this kind of emotion is perfectly normal. It is a part of a never-ending cycle of contrasting human experiences: happiness, chaos, success, fear, trepidation, resistance, immobility. Initially, these emotions are healthy and useful as long as they remain in a controlled space, and you don't experience the same feeling for too long. For the most part, having feelings of stuckness for extended periods does become very damaging. Decisions become difficult, and confusion settles in. It is ubiquitous to start experimenting in a state where you are swept away by a continuously growing wave of contradictory emotions that are both positive and negative at the same time. The more you perceive this rush of emotions, the more overwhelming they get. This state of mind is often compared to drowning or suffocating. You could even get to a point where you believe there is no way out of this situation, just like being alone on a desert island.
Yet, there is more good news. Several meditation techniques can take you out of this harmful state.
Just for now, please take a moment to look at the image which I included within this blog. And, while watching it, follow these steps:
The effect of this meditation is to clear your mind and help you let go. This is what focusing on the central point combined with slow breathing serves for. But this happens just for a split moment, you might say. True, but many times this brief moment is the only thing you need to process your troublesome feelings. A transient detachment may be enough to help you step away from experiencing a sense of doom and start seeing new choices and efficient solutions.
This technique is very similar to another one called candle meditation. In the above exercise, you will replace the candle with the painting. It would be best if you also kept in mind that there is no right or wrong way of practising this meditation. There is also no right amount of time for it to be efficient. Short or long, the only important thing is to let yourself experience your unique process and to reach clarity and then inner calm.
Let's take my example. I am a person that likes painting as a creative outlet, and I created this painting three years ago. Since then, the white centre reminds me that I can always find inside myself calm and stillness no matter the chaos around me. The painting also reminds me I always can find my way back to having inner calm. The colours of the outside world don't need to confine or have any influence over me.
It is also ok to not have immediate results. From my own experience, it took me a long time to allow myself to detach from life's cycles and create a pause button. The pause button means that you permit yourself to be honest about your current state. Are you grounded? Can you let go of your fears, doubts, and concerns about what is taking place both in the inner and the outer worlds?
I have already explained in my February blog the concept of "Upcycling your mindset". I said there that "1% doubt turns into 99% doubt". So if we doubt, fear or worry ourselves even by a tiny bit (the 1%), this can blow up into something much more (the 99%). It is at this point when the suffocating stress, fear or worry wins you over.
You might even be in such an anxious state that you doubt ever being able to stop your busy, chaotic mind. Let's not forget that the outside world also feels like it will never give you enough space nor time to take a deep breath. However, it is in your power to find a moment of pause. You don't need much.
What can you do during this time? The most efficient way is an acknowledgment of your icky and unpleasant emotions. It is normal to feel as you do. It is also ok to take a break and just breathe. If you have a couple of minutes, the painting meditation is also beneficial.
Admitting to having terrible feelings is the first and most important step. It opens the door that allows you to sort them, clarify your thoughts, and eventually let them go. At the end of this unpleasant process, you will recover your shiny relaxed self.
Can this happen fast? Sure thing! Is this easy to do? No, It's not easy. All first steps are usually the most difficult. It will not work 100% at once. Don't worry, that's normal. With time and practice, it becomes easier. It becomes your nature. Always remember that you can find hope and help both within yourself and outside.
I am Narelle Painter, creator of Healing with Solutions. I help guide you to upcycle your mindset by clearing your misperceptions and deep unresolved beliefs (DUB). I practice energy healing to implement positive change into your life by helping you achieve your goals without fear, stress, or anxiety.
To find out more or book an appointment, contact Narelle via mobile 0444 512 890 or head to my website www.healingwithsolutions.com.au.
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