Today I talked to a very dear friend of mine who has lost everything in the stock market. He called to tell me that he bought a 9 millimeter gun and is having a hard time coming up with a reason not to end his life. I do know that feeling of total desperation. I hit that point myself just before sobering up from alcoholism. I too contemplated suicide but knew intuitively that it was not the solution.
There are going to be alot of people feeling that desperation as the market continues to fall and the expression that comes to me is that this will separate the boys from the men. That applies to us women as well. In the days and weeks ahead, it’s going to take courage for many people to keep on going in spite of how things look externally. For those of us on a spiritual path, this is the time to put into practice all the things weve been learning along the way. We’re going to have to discipline ourselves to live in the now and stop dwelling on the future. Quiet all the “what if’s” in our head and just concentrate on the time directly in front of us.
Tonight in my spiritual study group we talked about the importance of looking for the small things in life to remind us of joy. A sunset, the colored leaves, our families, our pets. The things we own and will not lose rather than concentrate on all that we’re losing. It’s easy to have faith when we have money in the bank………….but when it’s gone, is the faith gone too?
We’re going to get through this time. We’ve gotten through worse. This is definitely a time of change and for people afraid of change, they are going to have a particularly difficult time.
The guides told me about a month ago that we are going to see many people dying in the next few months. They also said tonight in meditation that many people will be getting sick in the next few weeks because they don’t know how to process all their fear.
We need to turn off the news and stop reading the heavy articles in the paper. Stop listening to the fears of the world and go within to the pure light of hope and rejuvenation. As they said in meditation tonight, ask God to show you these challenges through his/her eyes.
Remember that this too shall pass. We never stay stuck in one thing for too long. Whenever I feel afraid, my mom always says to write out all my fears so that I can see clearly what I’m dealing with. She also says is that our worst fears never come true and I must say I’ve found that to be true.
If you’re feeling hopeless and desperate, instead of buying a gun to off yourself, send an email to Sybil, our healing coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her to assign a healer to you that will send you healing for the next two weeks. You don’t have to go through this by yourself There is plenty of help available to you simply for the asking. We charge no fee for this. We simply ask that you let us know how you’re doing after the two weeks are up.
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