The beautiful contrast in the world right now

Written by Amie on September 17, 2016 – 3:01 pm -

What is happening?

Many are wondering what is happening to our world. The world as we know it has been slowing dying for a while now. Depending on who you listen to or what you read, there are many reasons for this. I am asking you to let go of the fear based negative energy out there, and instead, go within yourself. You have all of the answers and everything you need right inside you, every moment of every day. You just have to choose to listen. If you go inside and you hear negativity, or you hear scary scenarios, these are not your inner voice, these are conditioned beliefs/thoughts. These are the voices of the fear based dysfunctional beings in our midst right now. Remind yourself that this is not you. Let go of this kind of hurtful, unhelpful noise.

This world we live in goes against our true nature; Listen to what your soul wants

Many people are depressed and full of anxiety right now because they are listening and internalizing the negativity that is grasping and clawing, trying to stay relevant. Many are depressed because they are not listening to the voice within, the truth of who we really are as humans. We are love, we are peaceful, we are one with nature and with each other. This world we live in goes against our true nature. This is why we are so depressed. Our true nature has a very difficult time being seen and heard and nurtured in this world. However, I am here to remind you that there are things you can do to change this reality. Drop the negativity from your life. Drop the people bringing you negativity. Do things for YOU, do more of the things that bring you joy and peace, no matter what anyone else thinks or feels about your choices. Find your truth! Heal your inner wounds by nurturing your soul. Listen to what your soul wants. I promise it will tell you if you choose to listen.

There is something beautiful happening

With all of that being said, I want to talk about the contrast happening in the world right now. As bad as we are told things are, (and we can see for ourselves the terrible things happening) there is something beautiful happening too. You have to change your perspective, and you have to learn self-care, self-love, self nurturing, and learn to listen to your soul’s voice. Once you begin doing these things, you will begin to see the beauty of what is really going on here.

The old paradigm

We are living in a world of contrast. We have the people who are living in the old paradigm, and clinging to it desperately, such as those who think Trump is a good person who cares about all people.(this is not going to be a political turn here)  There are those showing their true colors of being racist, hateful, and prejudice against anyone and everyone who is seemingly not like them, etc. They hide behind their claim to be good christians. (this is also not going to be a religious turn) There are those who believe they deserve better and deserve more than others. There are those who repeat negative and hateful words being spouted from horrendously hateful, manipulative, racist, narcissistic people, without using their own intelligence and inner voice to challenge this dangerous behavior.

Old paradigm creates self-hate

These are people stuck in what I call the old paradigm. The old paradigm is what creates self-hate, hate for others, hate for everything that doesn’t support negativity and dysfunction. In other words, this old way is the cause of so much suffering and pain for all. For those who do not live this way, it still affects us. This is because we have to constantly protect ourselves from this energy that goes completely against what it means to be a sacred being. We have this old paradigm happening on a grand scale, and we also have it happening on a smaller scale, such as in individual homes, relationships, schools, definitely churches, etc. All of the smaller scale “old paradigm” ways of being contribute to the larger scale dysfunction. Those who are fighting and clinging to “the old ways”, are those choosing the negative fearful ways; the dying part of our world. So, this is one side of the coin, so to speak. People are finally becoming aware of what is really happening here. Thank you to phone cameras, social media and the internet for helping us to wake up!

The attributes that make us TRULY human

The other side of the coin (the new paradigm) is beauty, peace, joy, unity, equality, connection, self-love. All of the attributes that make us who we TRULY are! I believe the people who want a world of peace, of unity, of equality, are the people who know deep down that the world we see right now, is not who we truly are as humans.  The world is showing us a beautiful contrast right now. It is painful, and it is very difficult to live in at times, but if we can focus on the outcome, which is pure beauty and love, we will get there. It is happening right now, I promise you. And we get to choose which way we want to be in this world. I can tell you this, the old way is dying. So many are depressed because who we are as humans has been overshadowed by greed, hate, injustice, violence, etc.

It is time to listen to YOUR voice

It is time to choose who you are. It is time to dig deeper. It is time to listen to YOUR voice, not those telling you what to think, how to think, when to think. Stop listening to those who say they KNOW what is right. YOU know what is right for you. If you are feeling out of balance in any way, go inside yourself. Turn off the outside voices, distractions etc. If you want to know truth, go inside yourself, learn meditation, learn to listen and honor your voice.

If you are curious about this contrast happening, if you are curious as to why we are being fed lies and hate, dig deeper. Research,(but not using mainstream news, or anything affiliated with the US government, because these sources are all based on lies to keep us under control so that only a small percentage of people thrive). Go beyond the made up history you were taught in school. You will be shocked at what you find.

Are you thriving?

If you are not thriving, there is something out of balance. Dig into it. I promise you, there is a whole “new”world waiting for you. Turn off the stuff that got you here, whether it be people, tv,news,etc. Change it up. Try a different way and see how it feels. Let go of what you thought you knew. Let go of others’ beliefs and behaviors. Take care of YOU. It is way past time! Remember, it is very difficult to give to others (in a way that honestly makes your soul happy) if you haven’t first given to yourself.

What do you need?

Some questions to ask yourself today….What do I need? What is beautiful in my life in this moment? What is my soul trying to tell me? What can I do right now to nurture myself? When is the last time I was out in nature (really in nature, not a walk in the neighborhood with cars and black top) without distractions? What message has my soul been trying to tell me but I haven’t been listening? Who brings negativity to my life? What one small thing can I do differently today that will add beauty to my life?

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Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Written by Amie on November 30, 2013 – 1:42 am -

 It’s okay to do what you need to do to stay in a healthy place

I’m thinking there might be thousands of articles on this topic, and I thought I would write about my experience in case it might help someone else. I must admit, I truly dislike the energy in the air around this time of year, but I’ve learned how to stay in the energy that nurtures me. I try really hard to stay away from places and situations that feel heavy and negative. I’ve learned to listen to my inner voice that will tell me what I need so that I am able to stay in a healthy energy “place” in myself. In years past, my depression would get very very bad around this time. It took me quite awhile to figure out why this would happen. I felt such pressure during this time, and because I hadn’t yet worked on my inner voices, I made the assumption that something must be wrong with me if I didn’t enjoy this time of year.

gratitude on a daily basis

There are many theories out there, but I know now what the issue was for me. I am still not a huge fan of this time of year, but I no longer get depressed. The difference is that I take care of myself now. By this, I mean I pay attention to what I need. I do not do things I don’t feel like doing, AND I don’t feel bad about turning down activities I don’t want to do. I don’t blame myself for disliking this time of year, and I also know there is nothing wrong with me because I dislike this time of year. The more work I have done on questioning my beliefs and thoughts, I see how ridiculous this time of year really is. We are supposed to suddenly be grateful on this one day? (I believe gratitude is something to experience everyday). Since I began working on my inner life, I now feel gratitude on a daily basis, it is part of who I am. Are we suddenly supposed to want to run around like a crazy person buying gifts and doing things we really dislike? And should we then pretend to be happy when inside we are feeling anxious and unhappy?

sunk into deep depression

In years past, I would agree to participate in activities that I truly didn’t want to do. I “thought” I wanted to do them, but looking back now I see very large flashing red signs that point to the fact that I did not want to! I was coming from the conditioned place I knew so well. It was the heavy guilt that talked me into believing I “should” or “had to” participate. I would be late for gatherings, I would be very grumpy and depressed up to a week prior to the gathering, and I would beat myself up because I “should” want to do these things. These are the things people “do” during this time of year. It “should be” so nice. Ha! So I forced myself to do these things, beat myself up because I wasn’t happy about them, and then sunk into deep depression for a week after. I’m thinking maybe this sounds familiar to many people? There was so much guilt and shame and feelings of unworthiness involved during this time.  These feelings felt so familiar to me, which made it difficult for me to sort out why I wasn’t enjoying these “joyous” times of year! Until I started taking care of myself.

it is OKAY to do what works for me, no matter what the “norm” says 

When I began taking care of myself on a day to day basis, this spilled over into the holiday season. I slowly realized that my needs truly matter! I discovered that it is OKAY to do what works for me, no matter what the “norm” says I should do! What a freeing feeling. There is nothing bad or wrong with me when I  listen to my inner voice that is screaming, “stop! don’t go to this event, don’t do it, take care of your needs.” It was not easy at first, but it has since gotten easier. I ask myself, “what do you need? What would you like to do?” And I am sincere in asking myself this question! I listen to what I need, and then I take action to meet my needs. It can make it a bit trickier when kids are involved, because I will at times choose to do things I may not really want to do because I want to do them for my kids. So, because I am consciously choosing to participate for the benefit of my kids, I am able to better tolerate the situation. I am teaching them to listen to their inner voices when they do not want to do something. I am teaching them how to take care of themselves emotionally.

Honor your needs

I have learned that I absolutely do not have to participate in activities that suck energy from me. I do not have to be around people who do not respect me. I do not have to do things that my body is screaming “I don’t want to!” I do not have to sacrifice my well being so that others can have what they want. I have learned that the more I stay present and listen to my inner voice, the more peaceful my life is. As children, one is at the mercy of those around them. One may learn to shut off their inner needs. They become accustomed to the fact that their needs don’t really matter, so they stop tuning into them. But, as adults, we can take our power back! And, for those with children, we can teach our children to listen to their inner voices. We can validate their feelings and help them get their needs met in a healthy way. As adults, we are now in power of our lives. It is up to each of us to listen to that inner voice, and take action!

YOU HAVE THE POWER! 

What do you NEED every day, and during the holiday season? What do you want to change about this time of year? This is no right/wrong, good/bad. You CAN do what works for you! Honor yourself and your needs by giving yourself permission to do what is best for you. Be brave and go to a movie on the holiday, be courageous and stay home to take a hot bath, listen to music, and watch tv sitting comfortably on your couch with someone you love. Don’t do things that make you feel bad about yourself! If you feel bad just thinking of doing something, stop and ponder why you are doing it. YOU HAVE THE POWER! THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU IF YOU ARE FEELING CRAPPY AROUND THIS TIME! This feeling is the voice of your soul telling you that something is off. It is more than okay to listen! Big Love to all!

 

 

This is a great talk about vulnerability. Being fully human means being vulnerable. Feeling your full range of emotions and opening your heart in order to honor your needs and the needs of others in a healthy way.

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