Posts tagged coping with challenges
10 Reasons Why - How to Deal with Disappointment

We've all had to deal with disappointment at some point in our lives - maybe we didn't get the job we wanted or a relationship that we hoped would have worked out fell apart. Occupying space in the gap between what we wanted that has not come to fruition and what will eventually manifest can be difficult. 

The way I like to deal with such experiences is to create a "10 Reasons Why" list. So, if I don't get something I really want for myself, I try to think of the blessings in the situation and jot them all down. I then keep this list close by me - I keep copies of it in my purse, at work, and at home and read it whenever I find myself going back into the feeling of disappointment and the thought of "why didn't this work out!"

In coming up with 10 reasons, I suggest focusing on the things that weren't optimal about the situation. For example, if it was a job that you wanted that didn't work out, there could have been some downsides to that particular position - maybe you would have had to move to a location you didn't want to be in, or maybe the compensation wasn't as a high you would have liked it to be or maybe you would have had to trade off other aspects of your life that were important to you. You basically want to create a list of all the negatives in the situation and then thank the universe for the blessing of not having to deal with them. Then you have to keep the faith that the right thing will come along in divine timing - which I know, is this super annoying force but it always operates at the best time and in your higher good. So it's annoyingly smart and you just have to trust that :). Also trust that if something is not happening for you now, it's because there's something else you are meant to be focusing on and learning from. Energy healing can be a powerful tool in helping you attain this insight and removing any energetic blockages that might be tampering with achieving your desires. 

By doing this exercise, you will be able to focus on gratitude as opposed to the feeling of lack or victimization and keep centered in your faith that the universe is your co-conspirator in creating the best possible outcome for yourself. And then when what you want finally comes around, just say "thanks universe for having my back!"

I hope you'll try this exercise! :)

How to Stay Centered in the Eye of a Storm
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   “He who does not lose his center endures” – Dao De Jing

“He who does not lose his center endures” – Dao De Jing

We all have challenging times that we face in our lives, which require effective coping mechanisms to protect the health of our mind, body and soul.

Here are some tips on what we can do to cope witch challenging times and the corresponding chakras that assist with cultivating these practices:

Ground Yourself (Root Chakra)
It’s very important to stay grounded while coping with challenges instead of engaging in escapist behaviour. Common escapist tendencies include becoming a workaholic, shopaholic, an exercising junkie, or indulging in comforting food, beverages, or substances.

If you are not grounded, you will not be able to deal with your circumstances head on. It will be difficult to confront your emotions and you can become trapped in a cycle of addictions.

Stay Present (Root Chakra & Third-Eye Chakra)
Sometimes, when the going gets rough, it’s best to take it a day at a time rather than think about things long-term. The latter can cause unnecessary worry. Focus on what you can do today to improve your situation or cope with it.

Mindfulness meditation is especially beneficial in assisting us to focus on the present moment, which in turn lessens our anxiety about our future.

Be Perceptive of Your Blessings (Third-Eye Chakra & Heart Chakra)
No matter what is going on in your life, there is always something positive that you can focus on. We tend to take simple things like having meals on our table and a roof over our heads for granted. When we focus on our blessings and what the universe has provided for us in the moment, our heart chakra expands in gratitude. With this expansion, we move away from a mentality of lack to one of abundance. This simple shift in emotion and thought can attract more positive experiences and opportunities for ourselves.

Tap into Your Intuitive Guidance (Third-Eye Chakra & Crown Chakra)
When you are grounded, present, and perceptive of your blessings, it is easier to hear your inner wisdom. You’ll get ideas and a clear sense of direction that will help you overcome your challenges.

Know Everything is Transient (Crown Chakra)
Every situation has to change, especially if you do your part in taking steps you are guided to take. Remind yourself that while you may have to be patient, things will eventually shift. Nothing is permanent.

Keep Your Faith (Crown Chakra)
Trust the universe is on your side. If things aren’t working out, it’s probably because there’s something better for you. Instead of viewing yourself as a victim of your circumstances, regard yourself as being in a creative co-partnership with the universe. Think of your partner as having more foresight than you do. Trust in it.

What practices have helped you cope with challenging times? Please be share below!

Coping with the Challenges of Transition

Times of transition can be difficult as they challenge us to confront the unfamiliar or unknown, which can create a sense of fear and insecurity. As a result of this, we may look backward to the familiar even though our spirit may be encouraging us to explore a new direction. Through this action, we can become trapped in a cycle of repeating old patterns and behaviour for the sake of feeling comfortable rather than overcoming outmoded ways of being so we may embrace a new path.

Times of transition bring us many gifts. In particular, they force us to connect with our inner selves and trust the natural flow of life. They also prompt us to ask ourselves tough questions, such as what we need to release or incorporate into our lives to bring about new opportunities that align with our values and desires. In doing so, they encourage us to explore what it means to be authentic to ourselves.

Times of transition also challenge us to forget about others’ judgment of us and to follow our own intuition to determine what is right for us. Through this, we are reminded to claim our power rather than give it away to others.

How to Stay Centered During Times of Transition
Working on our crown, solar plexus and root chakras can assist in times of transition. The crown chakra is associated with trusting the unknown and natural flow of life. The solar plexus is associated with having confidence in ourselves and stepping into our inner power. The root chakra is associated with feelings of security and staying grounded during times of uncertainty.

Working on these chakras through energy healing can eliminate feelings of anxiety, fear, insecurity and low self-esteem. Through this work, we will be able to receive the gifts that times of transition bring and embrace a new path waiting for us.