I have noticed that a lot of people are reading my post on Seasonal Depressive Disorder. Living in today’s world is hard for many and they struggle to just make it through to the next day. As we interact with people on a daily basis, we often don’t know what they have on their plate.
We all put on a good face to hide our pain and hardships. To protect ourselves from being vulnerable and hurt more than we already are. Sometimes that mask falls off and we can’t hide it anymore and we break down.
If someone shows you that pain filled side of themselves, what do you do? Do you make fun? Walk away? Go and tell others about this persons outburst? Or do we stop, take a breath and listen to the emotional message?
There is so much turmoil and suffering going on in the world today, no one is untouched. From war, to the spreading of disease, to the pressure of the status quo, to family break ups, no wonder people are breaking down, suffering from stress related illness and depression.
Today I did a spread and asked for help for me readers on this topic. I did a two deck spread. Les Vampires…a beautiful deck for shadow work and getting through hardship, and Archangel Oracle Cards…a healing deck with messages from the archangels. I was guided to these decks because we want to get to the brutally honest nitty gritty, and then get insight on how to rise above it from your higher powers.
One of the most powerful things you can understand and embrace is that you only have power over yourself. Sure you can bend over backwards to “make” things happen with the others in your life, thinking that if this person or that changed I will be happy. But in the end we all have free will and forcing what we “think” should happen, is not always in our best interest.
When we take the focus and put it back on ourselves, no matter what has happened to us or those we care about, we take the reigns back. We pull back the energy that we have scattered all over in desperation, and we become fully charged. Putting the focus on ourselves pulls back the energy that we have gave to others, and the influence they have on us.
Today’s message begins by examining our ancestry. Where we come from is a powerful tool to draw on. Looking back on your family lineage gives you information about yourself. It tells you what you may be susceptible to in terms of illness or addiction. It also tells you about genetically ingrained behaviours and patterns of thinking. If you are sensitive to energy, you will also discover the vibration of your ancestors and are able to understand how to raise this in yourself. For instance, there is abuse, alcoholism, and incest on both sides of my family. Understanding that this repeats over and over again until someone takes a stand and makes a conscious effort to change the pattern, it will continue to be a multi-generational problem. Realizing this early on, I was able to get the help I needed to change the cycle. I knew that my own co-dependency and anger resulted from a long line of the same. It helped me to stop beating myself up for all the mistakes I made in life, and helped me understand that I was under the control of what others had taught me. I made choices at that time with the only knowledge and experience I had. I changed my thinking, healed the wounds, and became OK with who I am, and where I come from.
If you have an illness where you need to be on medication, or a disability that discourages you, realize that you can change your perception if you have a negative one of yourself. We are all human beings and live in a very toxic world. Sometimes we go through things that are beyond your control. Doing the best you can, in your situation, and being confident about your choices no matter what anyone thinks, is also your right. Only when it harms another you need to re-evaluate your choices.
Taking control over ourselves gives us the power to lead and guide others to do the same. When others see you taking responsibility for your own well being and happiness, and not blaming others, it makes an impact on those around you. When you make the conscious decision to change your perception of yourself to a loving, positive one…no matter what…you change your state of being and in turn, your life.
Deciding to love yourself, you in turn, raise your vibration, and attract that which resignates with you. As you grow to love and accept yourself, you will find that you will attract positive people in your life, you will attract a partner that suits your true self, and you will look at the the world in a brighter light.
As you become aware of how your past and heritage has influenced you, you can then pick and chose which things you wish to carry on, and which things you would like to change. If you need to set boundaries with people so you can begin a new positive path, do so in an assertive and polite manner. Realize that everyone has free will and the power to chose how to live their life. This doesn’t mean that we need to be around those who will drag us down, or reinforce negative thinking that we are trying to change. We can dismiss those in a loving way and still stand our ground.
Realize that you are always safe and protected by your angels. When you call on archangels such as Michael, he will surround you with the protective energies you need while you are in the process of healing yourself. Archangel Raziel will help you to take back your power and use it to manifest blessings in your own life.
When we hear about disaster and tragedy that is going on in the world, realize that worrying and stressing out about it will only make you sick and tired. Take control and if you can help in some way, do so. If you aren’t able to physically help, send out your prayers and healing energy to those affected.
Things in this life here in the physical world don’t always make sense. The negative things that happen are sometimes beyond our understanding. It is not our job to figure everything out, but to take care of ourselves so we can make a positive difference.
Change begins at home, and with ourself. By taking your personal control back instead of worrying, blaming, or being in denial, is the first step. Being honest with yourself no matter how painful that is is the second. Only then, can we make choices that are in our highest good. By accepting and facing things in our life that seem helpless, or beyond repair, and taking responsibility if need be, we take back our control. We are no longer controlled by those that have hurt us in the past, or by mistakes that we have made.
Always be the change that you wish to see in others. As you grow in wisdom and experience in this life here, you can then be a living example and pillar of strength to others.