When crises or problems hit, whether to you or someone else, it’s natural and human to feel totally knocked for six. Along with taking care of anything practical, you also need your psychic crisis care kit to keep you protected and nurture your energy precisely because it’s your energy that will help you deal with whatever has happened and create anew.
1/ First thing in the morning and last thing at night, see your aura being cleared from above your head to below your feet and then imagine yourself surrounded and enclosed by a bubble of protective golden light. This will help you maintain your psychic energy levels and stop you becoming overwhelmed by other people’s energy. You can also do a chakra meditation, moving up the chakras from the base chakra to the crown chakra. See each chakra bathed with its associated colour (you can see articles on each one of the chakra centres on this site to find out more) and when you get to the heart chakra, radiate unconditional love for yourself and for all living things. You want to protect yourself from negative energy, but you want to keep your connection to everyone else at the same time.
2/I like to use smudging, burning sage leaves and using the smoke to cleanse energy, and having a long soak in a tub of Epsom salts is another personal favourite that never fails to revive my spirits.
3/Remember ‘This too shall pass’. That mantra has kept me going through many a dark hour which was always followed by a bright dawn. No matter how bad things feel, they really can’t go on forever. Sooner or later things have to change, because that’s the very nature of life itself. Keep visualising a strong and positive future and you will get there.
4/ Hold on to your sense of purpose. If you don’t have one, get one. As writer and concentration camp survivor, Viktor Frankl, said, “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how.’” Keep your focus fixed on the long term and what you intend to head for, be it a place you want to get to or who you become as a result of the journey, and you’ll soon have put some distance between you and the problem that has struck. Even if you decide that whatever has happened isn’t going to make you a sad, angry or scared person, that no matter what you’re going to be kind, loving and open to helping others as much as you can, that is an amazing victory in itself.
5/Every single day, even if it takes every ounce of strength and courage that you have, do one small practical thing to move your life forward. It might be asking someone a question or making a phone call, and you might not see the results you want at first, but you are taking action to support your intentions and they will gather momentum. The saying that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step is true, as is the fact that you can and will make that journey out step by step.
6/Think about your problems only long enough that they need your practical attention, and then put them out of your mind. When you have done all you can, give your brain, mind and energy the rest they deserve. Oddly enough, it’s tempting to convince yourself that worrying is actually doing something constructive towards solving a problem, but it isn’t. Thinking about things that boost your spirits and your mood mean that you will have more energy to carry on tackling the tough stuff.
7/Meditate to keep your mind clear and give you a sense of balance.
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