If you took a picture of my life 10 years ago you would have seen totally chaos. I was completely lost, angry, and deep down I felt sadness. I have experienced many layers of pain from abuse from my father, as well as being exposed to heroin addiction from my sister. I also went through my own darkness, dealing with alcoholism, obesity and anger. I share with you these things because I understand that it’s not all peace and happiness. I have spent many years doing inner work to get myself feeling good. Healing and change is a process.
At times you’re going to feel uncomfortable, like nothing seems to be working and that’s when you are actually growing the most. You are being initiated to step more fully into your higher self. You are being called to further awaken, to free yourself and then help others get free.
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When I was in grad school I learned that depression, like all diagnosable disorders, has a set list of “symptoms” or criteria that must be present for adults in order to be officially labeled as much.
I also learned that, although depression can have similar earmarkings for adults, it manifests completely different in children.
Children who are struggling with depression can be moody, angry, overly tired, + can even mimic other disorders.
And so I think grief, like depression in children, is the same.
Grief looks different in every single person. Grief affects our moods, sleep cycles, eating habits, social desires, + emotional expression in a way that is unique to each person who must interact with it.
There is a tendency to say, “Look, this person no longer seems emotional about his loss, so he must be over it.” or “She seems to be eating + sleeping fine, so I think she has moved on.” But grief is not something that is so easily defined, or easily recognized. It doesn’t always have the same set of symptoms, + the time frame is different in how the event is processed, even if there is a repeated or similar event. (Grief can even remain somewhat dormant for years - it still exists, it still affects the person, but it manifests differently than someone who actively recognizes it.) Grieving individuals might lash out in anger. They might be tired, or they might have energy. They might be moody, or they might portray one steady emotion. Those in a grieving season could possibly be battling other disorders, or they might just appear to have other issues because their grief has a hold on them in that way.
Be gracious to those who are grieving, + remember that it won’t always look the same. It won’t always be obvious, or predictable, or full of tears. But in YOUR choice to be the same, loving, supportive, constant friend, you allow those who have lost to experience stability in an otherwise tempestuous inner storm.
Thank you for being there for those of us who are re-learning how to sail our ships.
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Personally I've been always more in tune with my higher chakras. Always in my head, in my thoughts, reading, writing, fascinated by words. The executive energy, anyone Uhm, nope, not so much. I was especially aligned with everything blue - my favourite colour, lots of blue clothes, etc.
Last November though, I've started working on my lower chakras, as in really digging it and seeing, maybe for the first time in my life, how grounding, energizing, empowering, strengthtening, causing self-love and healing it is. Working with healing music, mantras, crystals, colours, essential oils, visualization and water... a beautiful experience, full of discoveries and light ☀️☀️☀️💛🙏🏻
I love this ongoing journey to the self-betterment. Working, progressing, experiencing the transformation, seeing the change in real life, correcting, adjusting and staying on course 🔥 I'm grateful for every minute ☀️