“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”
~ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. You might find it difficult to see anything but your own sadness, the way smoke can cover a landscape so that all anyone can see is black. You may find that if someone pours water all over you, you are damp and distracted, but not cured of your sadness, the way a fire department can douse a fire but never recover what has been burnt down.”
~ Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning
I just wanted to reach out to you, in case any of you feel lost or melancholy or blue right now. If you feel you have been drained of enthusiasm or inspiration, when not long ago you were on fire with clarity and direction. If you are suddenly filled with doubt or despair. Or if you are loving or caring for someone who is in that space.
Please know that it will pass.
Please know that right now the Universe is contriving to create massive emotional and energetic shift. Much of what you are feeling is old emotion or thoughts that you pushed to the back of your mind and didn’t process or ‘feel’ at the time, and which are rippling through you now as they release and leave your vibrationary field.
Many transitory emotions will be passing through your headspace or heartspace. Old regrets or fears or shames. Things you haven’t thought about in years. Some of that may be so overwhelming to your conscious mind that you’ll feel either exhausted or numb for no apparent reason at all.
You may also feel like a bit of a train wreck and unhappy in your daily life without being able to point to specifics. You may end up fighting with loved ones over the stupidest of things, as you fall back into old patterns that don’t serve the person you’ve become.
All of this will pass. Your enthusiasm and energy will return. Clarity and direction will begin to emerge.
What’s needed right now is for you to be gentle with yourself and those around you. If you are in a negative headspace avoid making big decisions or working on projects that require attention and care. You are better off resting, or working on less important things. Wait until you are back in flow again before you tackle anything that is dear to you.
Don’t give up on your dreams, or put yourself into a position where you may self-sabotage.
You’ll feel a positive shift in the energies again by the end of this weekend. I know that for some of you this has been an intensely uncomfortable time. Take heart. Once you’ve retraced and released this old emotion you’ll be done with it. Remind yourself that you’re just going through a spring-cleaning of the soul.
I’m holding you all in my heart, and sending you extra love and support in my daily meditations.
You may also find it useful to go back and reread my post about the energies of July.
Hang in there. We’re almost out the other side.
Much love and gentle hugs, Nicole <3 xx
12 thoughts on “Feeling Fragile Or A Little Low Just Now?”
Like the other readers, this post is what I needed today. It is comforting and inspiring. Thank you!
How true those words are, I just could not work ‘it’ out, experiencing all that you have mentioned. In a meditation where I had no words or place I kept seeing bubbles of thick mud like substance rising up ( from nowhere and somewhere!), and then bursting with a blurp sound. Today in a session I felt like shards of something that looked like frosticles (cute word hey?!), falling away from my heart chakra. Oh yay things are changing, and your wonderfully apt words are just the assurance I needed. Thank you for your fabulous insight. Blessings and love. Mx
Exactly what I needed today. I felt being stuck with my business for a few weeks now. Feeling lost, doubting my own judgement and talents. Thanks for your post! Sending you love and a big hug.
SPOT ON!!!! How did you know?!!!! Oh yeah, that’s what you do 🙂 Thank you soooo much. Needed to read that right this minute. Thank you for taking care of us all. Sending you lots of love xoxoxo
You are amazing Nicole!
You ALWAYS blog on topics that we are going through at THAT exact moment.
Thank you for showing us the way.
If you hadn’t shared your thoughts, some of us would still be living in a smog of low energy, low vibration, low moods, low everything…..and sometimes don’t even know what for or why.
At least now we got some ideas from you and your gentle guidance on how to care for ourselves and that will create the domino effect – bringing benefit to others too!
Much thanks again and sending big hugs.
Thank you Nicole… I needed to hear and be reminded of this right now…
Thank you so much Nicole for sharing this. So much of this I needed to read today … xo
I Wuv you…luckily I’m house sitting with one of my fav canine friends, sitting by the fire embroidering, sipping chai last night after a few challenging days…wish I didn’t have to go to work today…but I do, and that will be perfect too..it always is! XOXO
Thank you Nicole for the insight and the reassurance – perfect taking as always. I was just saying yesterday to a friend that it felt like my “skin was 2 sizes too small for me”, with a day full of very old memories of shame and grief and feeling stuck in ‘pain body’, disconnected from the sacred. Off to restorative yoga class, to give myself some self care. Love to you xx
PS. hope you’ve been enjoying much doggie love, reconnecting with those two vegemites, you must have missed them while you were away.
How did you know that today, especially today, I really need this post – thank you so, so much Nicole xx
Thanks Nicole. After a meditation yesterday afternoon when I was writing, I was reminded to sending loving thoughts to myself ie every aspect of me; health, relationships, creativity. Previously I’d felt I was wading through mud and not making any headway, so it’s bought a ray of sunshine into my life, as has this post. Nice to have confirmation that it’s happening to everyone, and that it will pass. Have a lovely relaxing weekend xxxx
Thank you so much, Nicole! This could not have come at a better time. I have had this feeling that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, lingering under the surface- just an unsettled feeling- not quite sadness, but an uncertainty and heaviness, but I didn’t know exactly the what or why of it. I started crying when I read this post. I already feel a bit of a weight lifted. Thank you.