“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.”
~ Jarod Kintz
If you’re psychic, or intuitive, or creative, or a writer, or an artist, or a meditator, or a musician – if you have a passion or a skill or a hobby, or if you’re just in pain – then you need to read this!
Have you ever been in love? You know, that walking-on-air and the-whole-world-is-beautiful kind of feeling… In that space everything comes together for us, we see the world through rose-coloured glasses, we’re totally inspired and life just magically flows.
Well, today I’m not talking about that sort of energy. I’m going to talk about being at the other end of the spectrum – that place where our battery is flat, our enthusiasm is zip, and no matter how hard we try we can’t think straight, we can’t feel or function the way we normally do, ideas and abilities desert us, everything is hard and nothing goes our way.
Sometimes, we end up in a place where we experience failure to connect. As a psychic or intuitive you may be unable to sense things. A meditator may be unable to get into that space. Creative types may find that NOTHING comes to them, and anything they create is rubbish, or worse. Others may find that their skills desert them and they can’t execute the simplest task.
We can’t connect, we’re out of synch, stuck in a miserable eddy or backwater instead of in the middle of that glorious energy of flow.
So what do you do when you find yourself in that space? (and if you’re human, it’s inevitable at some stage in your life…)
Firstly, understand that you’re not actually DISCONNECTED, although it may feel that way. What’s actually happened is that your battery is flat, and you can’t hold enough of a charge to FEEL that connection right now.
Failure to connect can be brought about by stress, illness, shock, depression, fatigue, malnutrition, or excess. (Do I have to explain excess? Really? Okay – think too much of anything – like too much sugar, caffeine, alcohol, mind altering substances, negative and unsupportive people, work, pressure, exercise… the list is long but I’ll stop here.)
Secondly, don’t panic. This will pass. Honestly, it will.
Thirdly, you can be proactive, and give your body the conditions that will help it come back to balance quicker.
- Rest. Lots of rest. (But if your issue is an excess of rest, give yourself some tasks and deadlines, and then get to it!)
- Magnesium. Find a good supplement and take some! I favour the powdered forms that have other micronutrients, vitamins and minerals in them too. Magnesium is such an important mineral, and it runs our entire nervous system, as well as about a thousand other important cellular and support activities within our bodies. We use it up fast when we’re stressed, sick or exhausted. I’ve blogged about magnesium previously, including the joy of epsom salts baths here.
- If you’re warding off illness, or you’re sick, or in that place of slow recovery, add some Vitamin C and Zinc to support your immune system. Perhaps you can find a good natural therapist to assist your recovery. I am a big fan of acupuncture and herbs. But find what’s right for you!
- Get a massage or a healing of some kind. Allow your body and mind the time to be quiet and still. Don’t have expectations of yourself. Relax, let go and just be for a while.
- Find some sunshine and sit yourself in it. It’s a magical pill in the form of full-spectrum light and it has a miraculous effect on our bodies.
- Let go of fear. Fear holds us in adrenal exhaustion, and ruins our kidney and liver energy. Sometimes therapy helps, sometimes we might need to do something more drastic like end a relationship, leave a job, or change our living arrangements.
- Fill yourself up. If you’re running on empty, it makes sense. You might need to fill up on cuddles and love, fill up on peace and serenity, fill up on nature, fill up on art and music and movies and ideas, or just plain old fill up on life by heading out the front door and into the world and all its possibilities. Do something different, go someplace different, fill the well! Ideas on how to do that here.
It gets so hard to connect when our body is in a space of physical, emotional or spiritual exhaustion. Be kind to yourself when this happens. Don’t put pressure on yourself to achieve. If you have known connection before, then you’ll find your way back to that flow again. No need to try. Just relax into it. All is well. Know that you are deeply Loved. ♥ Bless xx