“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
Life gets overwhelming sometimes and it can be a real challenge to let go of the many layers of “stuff” that bring you to such a point. In my practice I’ve been hearing from people who say they are experiencing what they describe as spiritual paralysis, not knowing where to turn or what to do next. There is tremendous stress and fear about the future, about what’s coming, the unknown.
I’ve written about dimensional shifts many times and we continue to experience them in waves, some large and some small. The so-called wall between dimensions is thinning, although no wall actually exists and the idea of separation is an illusion. There is also a sense of everything speeding up, of events happening too fast. You barely get a chance to process something, when you are already on to the next and the next. As if that isn’t enough, some of you talk about feelings of loss, very deep loss, and the desire to retreat from what seems to be happening out there in the big bad world. And there is a lot of anger too.
Overwhelmed means overwhelmed, and how are you going to unpack THAT? How are you going to solve that? It’s a difficult task to turn on the light of knowledge and insight when you feel paralyzed
My solution is to adopt a completely different perspective, a different approach. The one thing you have absolute control over is how you react to whatever is going on around you, and that includes feelings of being overwhelmed. So here are some suggestion to help you shift your perspective.
I like simple solutions and when things feel too much or out of control in my life, I go back to the basics. You may not like these three solutions but I promise you they work.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Softly say the word GRATITUDE. Do this once a day.
Write down on a piece of paper something you are grateful for, one thing you would count as blessing. Do this once a day.
Visualize the words LOVE AND GRATITUDE and surround them in golden sunlight. Place them over your heart center. Do this once a day.
At the end of a week you may begin to feel something lifting, almost like congestion breaking up when you’ve had a cold. I can’t say exactly how it will manifest for you — you may have a physical sensation, you could have a dream that confirms a change, or something else entirely. If you feel nothing at all, don’t stop using the exercises.
Their purpose is to help you restore inner balance and peace so don’t give up. From there, some amazing things may begin to happen in your life.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
-William Arthur Ward