Motivational Monday: Soul revival, reclaiming it
Hello Beautiful People!! The weekend is over and for many of us, it is back to the grind; here's hoping that your weekend was restful and productive.
Ever heard of the term soul loss? Soul loss can occur when there is a perceived trauma and the soul shoots out of the body in order to stay safe. If you think about it, it is no different than when someone disassociates or experiences transfer and counter-transfer; yet after a significant amount of perceived trauma, fear, or heavy grief, it can become problematic and manifest as a physical, emotional or spiritual challenge. Symptoms of soul loss vary among individuals and often depend on the experience or trauma that influenced the loss. General signs of soul loss are depression, fear, grief, or the feeling of dissatisfaction or being overwhelmed. Taking on the problems of others can result in soul loss as well; you are only meant to manage your own energy; if you absorbed the energy of others, you will find yourself overwhelmed, unable to cope with your own emotions and experiences.
In order to truly live the life we want to live, we must be fully present and fully embodied. We must remember that we are part of a grand design. When we make space for the wholeness of who we are to be, what we know ourselves to be, present in the here and now-we make room for love, joy, and peace-reflected back to us through the experience of deep intimacy within our lives-the ability to truly allow the soul to be seen and witnessed by another; something we find ourselves fearful of, yet crave so deeply.
There are so many ways that you can begin the healing process of calling the soul home; it can be as simple as a nature walk, calling the fullness of your name as a re-validation of who you are, or a prayer, a moment of mediation. In this day and age, we can get soul loss from not ever having time for ourselves (different from soul loss as a result of trauma). This type of soul loss happens when we over-identify with another such as being in a co-dependent relationship, or when we have been extremely stressed for a period of time. It can also occur when there is no soul practice; by soul practice, I mean a practice that creates space for us to exist in peace and harmony within ourselves; a practice that will help us to decompress and come back to ourselves without the negativity.
We are so wrapped up in social media and our smartphones; bombarded by tons of input that we aren't even aware of or how each of those inputs has an impact on our nervous system or even on our capacity to hold ourselves and to own our center. The soul practice of taking time to be present without any distraction for a few minutes a day will support us in cultivating a safe space to come fully into our own sense of self with uncompromised clarity.
We can do this; re-claim our soul loss!
"Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways."