Getting over the Depressive Hump

I was feeling a bit down in the dumps… It wasn’t because something tragic had occurred – in fact, my mood was triggered by the opposite. You see – I was waiting. There are a number of things that I have been waiting on… For several years it’s felt as if I’ve been a holding pattern, not making much progress and seeming to remain in the same stagnant position. I have unfilled dreams and wishes that have yet to come to fruition, which causes me to feel grounded. I yearn to fly and being unable to has beat up on my psyche (mind) and taken its toll… this is the position I find myself in.

On many occasions, I have wondered aloud to myself about the cause for my plight and wondered what could be done about it. One morning I ran across a friend’s email that said: when you’re in need you need to “call God out and make your requests known”. This email reminded me of the commonly cited bible verse – ask and it is given (Luke 11:9 and Matthew 7:7).

I also recall a similar concept being shared in the various books on the Law of Attraction. Basically, the premise is – if you want it then you draw it to you by asking for it (not only verbally but on a spiritual/energy level). Seems so simple that if you want something all you have to do is ask… But how many countless times have I suffered in silence? My pride not allowing me to make known what I stood in need of…

Have you ever been in that situation, where you’d rather “do it yourself”, “not be a burden to others”, or “not appear as weak”? I’ve rationalized these types of thoughts many times over. However, I am now starting to wonder if my reluctance to seem in need is truly a result of pride or is it based in something deeper… Could it be that on some level I have the false belief that I don’t deserve the assistance, help, &/care and consideration? I’m not yet sure, but what I do know is the age-old adage that a closed mouth doesn’t get fed! Therefore, I needed to start doing a better job of making my desires known.

So what will be my motivation to get out of this holding pattern? And how can I get out of the dumps?

Three thoughts:

  • I have to become so uncomfortable with not having what I desire that it propels me past fear so that I can go after my dreams
  • I have to remember that everything begins with thought – so if I can conceive of the desire in my mind, it is indeed possible to make that a reality
  • I have to earnestly believe that everything I desire is not only attainable but I deserve it

What’s holding you back? Is it fear? Is it doubt? Is it feelings of unworthiness?

Whatever the stumbling block, may you join me on this quest to overcome every obstacle – with the promise that on the other side of the struggle is happiness, peace, and fulfillment.