Dark Spots to Overcome
We all have those "dark spots". The times in life where you feel that you are struggling more than not. Either you could be dealing with a death or loss like a breakup, in a bad situation at work, or at home and it's difficult situation for you to get out of. Maybe you're in a bad relationship that you don't feel that you have the strength to leave. Maybe you're finding yourself and realizing that life just isn't what you think it is. Maybe you are getting abused, but don't have the resources to get yourself out. Something deep inside may be holding you back.
In those times know that you are never truly alone. It may seem dark and feel like it is the end of the world. You may want to kill yourself at times, it can get so bad. At those times find that little piece of hope deep inside you. It can save you. It saved me.
There were times when I didn't want to live anymore. The pain from situations became so bad. I felt alone and that nobody understood what I felt like. I felt like I couldn't relate to people's happiness anymore. There were horrible times of abuse that made me feel empty and isolated. It grew into a full blown depression. Then the aftermath of the abuse. The trauma held inside created a kind of "pain body" around me. I felt heavy and lifeless as if all the pain was holding me down even after it had occurred.
A friend of mine killed herself about four years ago. She jumped in front of a metra train leaving her purse on the pavement so people would know who she was. She was prescribed so many medications. She was always depressed. I tried to talk with her and listen and to help her as much as I could. I always felt she had some inner demons she needed to confront. She never had the chance to. She was getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship that was killing her spirit. She was hiding that from everyone. I thought she was okay the last time I talked to her on the phone. She seemed happy. She found a new boyfriend and was laughing. A few weeks later her sister called me to tell me that she died. I always thought I could've helped her more in some way. If only she held on to some hope inside of her or had tried getting some other kind of help.
When I think of that situation, I think of how lucky I am for surviving. I thank God everyday and am gracious for everything I had been given and I stop focusing on the bad things in my life. I always think of how others need more help than you may think.
I read that our cells hold onto our painful emotions and can weigh us down. That negative energy that is stuck in our bodies can have negative affects on our mental and physical health if not released. There is also "body memory" where our bodies actually hold onto things from the past that we can't remember such as sexual abuse, and other types of childhood abuse that maybe too painful for us to remember. That energy that is held inside is stuck there. That energy and pain and memories can be released through hypnotherapy, inner child work, and alternative medicine and healing techniques. You don't have to suffer.
Inner child work can be very fulfilling. It can make you love the little child in you again. A lot of the times we get addicted to things, and get depressed. It may be due to a lot of that pain build up that has never been released. During inner child work it can be released. Inner child meditations can help you a lot. Look for some resources online. There are plenty to choose from. Basically what it does is takes you back to how you felt like as a child, sometimes during the painful event, and forgive yourself and give your inner child love.
Other healing techniques that work (depending on your situation) are reiki, acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, meditation, and breath work. These all help to release built up energy that has physically stored itself in your body. This is not a replacement for drugs that are required by a medical doctor if you have been diagnosed with a disease or disorder. These are just options to make your spirit feel better if you feel that nothing else has helped, or if you still feel the same.