New Beginnings Can Often Come Disguised as Depression or a Spiritual Crisis
"A new beginning is often disguised as a painful ending."
Does something in your life feel like it's coming to a close and you're really wishing it wouldn't? (Or maybe you kind of wish it would but it scares you that it might? As weird as that sounds..)
• Is it a relationship?
• A painful destructive pattern within that relationship like... the part of you that constantly needs a certain person's approval to feel whole?
• A job that feels draining and just wrong for who you want to be?
• A love affair with a food that's hurting your body?
• Putting off what your heart most wants you to do?
***Make sure you read this article to the end, I've included a special energy clearing that will relieve the worry and fear so you can embrace your hard-earned "new beginning."
Sometimes these are the kinds of things that are cluttering up our lives and blocking the inspiration and guidance we so desperately need and want.
Caroline Myss, New York Times Best Selling Author and Medical Intuitive, says that receiving guidance is easy, the first step to connecting to it is acknowledging, "I'm not happy in these areas of my life."
This sounds so basic doesn't it? So why do we fight letting go and making changes when our gut is constantly telling us it's time? I think we keep it swept under the rug because "the devil you know is better than the one you don't know" right?
Change can be so scary especially if it affects one of the core areas of our lives. For example, what if it's our primary relationship or something else we depend on to keep our daily lives intact? What if we know deep inside that it's not working and we're not happy, yet we don't know how to change it? Or... maybe we're afraid that going through the steps to change it will cause even more pain.
When our souls (by the word "souls," I mean our Spiritual Selves that are having this human experience) are complete with an experience we'll be pushed to move on. (How are we "pushed?" Everything that's no longer working will become much more unbearable and painful. We'll feel miserable!) So when we've been "pushed" for a while and we still refuse to listen (not that we mean to refuse, we're just freaking scared!) and take the necessary steps to change... all the sudden the life situation we've been fighting so hard to hold onto will fall apart. This can make us feel completely defeated.
What is known in the energy world as a "Mass Psychological Reversal" is one of the deep root causes of depression. A Psychological Reversal basically means that your body's energy system is super stuck and/or moving in a backwards flow. (This is why depression makes you feel so empty, achy, numb, exhausted, and kind of checked out from life. It's awful!) So what causes the body's energy system to do go into this reversal?
One of the emotional themes that can trigger this condition is when your deeper survival system truly believes you won't be okay or someone you care about won't be okay. This is what I like to call the meat grinder experience. You feel like you're in a meat grinder because your soul is complete with a certain experience/person/whatever. So it kind of kicks you in the pants and things start to fall apart. It seems like no matter how hard you try, things just aren't working out! The harder you try, the more exhausted and drained you feel. On the one hand, you're getting a huge push to let go and move on, yet your survival system says "NO!" and literally stops, jams, and moves backwards.
This will feel a whole lot like intense depression. Your body hurts, you feel drained no matter how much caffeine or sleep you have, and even the smallest tasks will hurt and feel extremely difficult. Your mind just feels constantly foggy and unable to focus, it's the absolute worst.
So if you're at a crossroads and you're really feeling what I'm talking about here, I'm sorry you're having to go through this, it's tough!
You might feel sad, overwhelmed, or unsure of how or even where to start letting go of these issues in your life. That's ok. Just being willing to acknowledge what is complete and needs to come to a close opens the doors for fresh inspiration and ideas for who you want to be now what you want to allow into your life next.
To help ease the transition, I've included a simple Energy Clearing to calm the anxiety and free you up to fully embrace your hard earned "new beginning."
(Please take the time to try this simple exercise out. You'll be amazed how much it helps. Remember, if you can feel better, things will get easier!)
Meridian tapping is just like emotional acupuncture without the needles.
If you're not familiar with meridian tapping click here to find out more about how and why it works.
To do this exercise, just refer to the picture guide below and tap the following series of points using your fingertips while making the accompanying statements:
Side of hand: "Even though I'm afraid of moving forward, I'm afraid of what's next, what if there's nothing next, things might not be exactly great at the moment but at least I know how to survive here. I love and forgive myself. I'm doing the best I know how."
"Even though I'm so afraid of what's going on right now, endings scare me, I'm not sure I'm ready for my life to change, and what if it doesn't change for the better? I love and accept myself, this has been really hard."
"Even though deep in my soul, I know it's time to let go of __________in my life, I can feel this is coming to a close and it really scares me, I love and honor me, I'm doing the best I know how."
"Even though I am not sure where to start with all of this, I'm so tired of these old patterns in my life, I really want to be open to some fresh new ideas, I'm choosing to say open and allowing of a healing change to come into my life."
Inside of Eyebrow: I'm so afraid things in my life seem to be falling apart.
Side of Eye: There's a part of me that knows it's time to let go and move forward but I'm scared, I'm not really sure what to do.
Under the Eye: I think all this stress is telling me that it's time to let go.
Under the nose: Maybe my soul is ready for a new experience that's more fitting for who I am now?
Chin: This possibility both excites and scares me.
Collarbone: I really want to believe that this is just a transition and I'll be okay, but right now I'm still worried I won't be.
Under the Arm: The sad thing is, it's not really looking like I have a choice. I've tried to hold things together for so long and it doesn't seem to be working any more.
Top of the Head: Maybe I'm going to be moving forward whether I like it or not. Life sure seems to be pushing me in a different direction.
Inside of eyebrow: I'm not sure what I think about this. It's so hard to let go, I don't like this feeling of uncertainty and change.
Side of Eye: What if I could choose to be calm and peaceful right now?
Under the Eye: I don't have to figure it all out today.
Under the Nose: What if the only thing I need to do right now is release the fear and panic and be open to seeing my life from a new vantage point? Chin: What if the calmer I can be, the more insights I receive?
Collarbone: What if my only job is to stay as calm as I can and be open?
Under the Arm: Open to new ideas, new solutions, new opportunities, and the possibility of everything working on for the highest good of all involved.
Top of the head: I'm open to feeling calm and peaceful. I'm open to trusting that everything is working out perfectly well and I am okay.
Take some deep breaths and imagine a spiritual healing team surrounding everyone involved and new solutions being worked out. Imagine your body relaxing and your heart opening.
Consider setting the intention to stay open to the possibility that you'll be guided and comforted through this next transition in your life.
Please share in the comments below how this clearing exercise made you feel? Did it help you feel calmer? Did you have any new ideas or Aha's pop into your mind? If so, please share! If you have questions please feel free to comment below and ask!
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