How to Catch Up and Thrive!

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming against the current in a lap pool, struggling to keep up? You’re doing great, so keep pushing forward!

If you’re feeling exhausted and on the verge of giving up, take inspiration from the movie *Nyad*, about the incredible swimmer who crossed from Florida to Cuba.  You might not have a support team yet, but you can build one.

Start by reaching out to the Angels.  Their purpose is to create miracles and remind you of the immense love surrounding you.  You’re never alone.  When loneliness hits, ask for what you need—whether it’s a support person, a tax accountant, or anything else.

Sometimes, getting the right help requires persistence.  You might need to write a letter to the universe or reach out to someone you admire, even through social media platforms like Facebook.

It’s time to harness your 5th-dimensional skills.  Take control of your situation by suspending disbelief, just like in the movies.  Call on a version of yourself who has already mastered the challenge you’re facing.  Visualize your Higher Self smiling and supporting you through the power of manifestation.

Focus on both realities: one where you may be struggling, and another where you have everything under control, navigating the challenge with grace and ease.  Denial has no place here.

Take a moment to ask yourself, “What do I need?” Then, ask for it.

Many people turn to movies to numb the feeling of being unable to keep up, often tied to hidden feelings of worthlessness.  To address this, I’ve created a tapping routine using the Emotional Freedom Technique I learned from Peg Donahue.  The tapping method is hers, but the routine is mine.  If you’re reading this blog, click on this link to get a copy of the routine, and we’ll send it to you.

One of my friends, and mentor Lee Holden, of Holden QiGong has this to say about loneliness:

In Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, the feeling of loneliness is often associated with an energy imbalance within your body. A few different imbalances can manifest in the form of loneliness.

One of these imbalances has to do with your Heart Qi and the other with your Lungs. Although these imbalances are similar, the two have a few differences. Heart and Lung imbalances often go hand-in-hand, so you can barely distinguish between them. 

Loneliness and the Heart

The sensation of loneliness connected to the Heart element usually manifests as intense sadness. If you feel isolated and lacking connection, and it leads to strong feelings of sadness or depression, that can be a clear sign of an imbalance of Heart energy.

Sometimes, this sadness isn’t related to missing a particular person or thing. Instead, it may be a general, underlying feeling of sadness and loneliness. People with this form of loneliness may feel lost, or like they don’t belong. Of course, this feeling can be very painful and lead to various other challenging emotions.

Loneliness and the Lungs

Just as an imbalance of Heart energy can contribute to loneliness, the same is true for Lung energy. And although this form of loneliness may feel similar, it may have some distinct qualities.

The sensation for loneliness connected to the Lungs often has a strong quality of missing someone or something. For example, when you’re longing to be with a loved one who has passed away, that’s connected to the Lungs. 

As mentioned, these two forms of loneliness are often closely connected and go hand in hand. Obviously, it’s possible to miss someone and feel sad that they’re not there with you. 

Although some situations may inevitably cause a feeling of loneliness, there are a few ways to skillfully transform the energy of loneliness to experience greater connection and peace in the present moment.    

Lee goes on to tell us that finding other people or pets to cure loneliness is one way, but it is not the only way. You can use your connection to nature, and feel a deep sense of oneness with the plants animals and trees and other living things.

A walk in the park may be just the thing – but take time to appreciate the beauty around you – which WILL connect you with the wisdom of the world of nature. In fact you may meet a fairy or two … but that’s another blog.