What is this spiritual frustration that’s nagging at us?
It’s a feeling that everyone experiences at some point in life, but it is especially challenging for spiritualists. We are constantly striving to find inner peace and balance, yet often times feel overwhelmed with frustration when we don’t get the answers we seek.
How do you deal with the unexpected, the stressful, or the things that just break and send your day off in a totally new direction? Do you feel the nervousness rising in you? Your body might want to jump into action to fix whatever it is as soon as possible. Your ego thinks that is the only way to make the discomfort go.
Actually, there is a much better way to make the discomfort go away. Just sit with it for a minute. Evaluate the situation. Pull out your tools of prayer or meditation. Ask for divine help or call forth your own innate powers of being able to handle things. Go over your mental gratitude list. It probably could have been worse.
All solutions arise out of peace, not anxiety. The first step to solving any problem is always to address your own attitude toward the problem.
Change Your Perspective
When it feels like you’re stuck in a rut of spiritual frustration, one of the best things you can do is to try and shift your perspective. This could mean looking at the situation from a different angle or trying to find the silver lining in each difficult experience. You may have difficulty getting clarity on something but look for the lesson that comes out of it instead. If you take a step back, you may find that there is more going on than meets the eye and that this experience was meant to teach you something valuable about yourself.
Meditate & Journal
Meditation is an effective tool for managing stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions such as frustration. Taking time out of your day to focus solely on your breath can help bring clarity and insight into your current situation. Additionally, journaling can be a great way to process emotions and gain additional insight into what is causing those feelings of spiritual frustration. Writing down your thoughts can help put things into perspective and give you the space to work through whatever issue is causing you distress.
Stay Connected To Your Community
Connecting with other spiritual seekers can be incredibly helpful when working through difficult situations or emotions such as frustration. Talking about your struggles with others who understand what you’re going through can provide much-needed support and encouragement during these times.
Try finding local groups or online communities where people come together for fellowship and advice about living spiritually conscious lives in today’s world. Having someone who understands where you are coming from can make all the difference in helping you positively work through your frustrations.
Remember: We have Freedom of Choice
There was a time in our distant past when we knew who we were: physical emanations of our Divine Creator, sent to explore and create on the physical plane of existence. Since the Creator was pure love, we were also pure love when we first ventured out. As we traveled farther and farther away from our Source, though, we willingly released our hold on the vibration of love to explore its opposite. We became curious and in our search to seek the unknown, we forgot who we were and we became trapped in our less-than-loving creations.
God knew that our forgetfulness was the source of all our problems and so in our recent past (several thousand years) we have been given maximum help to remember. His physical frequency or vibration was absolute pure love at all times. Where our vibrational bodies pulse in and out of the frequency of pure love, His was constant and unwavering.
That’s why people could come into His presence and experience miraculous healing of their bodies. They believed in Him. That allowed their frequency to match his, and once they did, everything was restored to it’s original state of perfection.
We are now being gifted with other natural triggers: vibrational patterns from deep space are impacting our world and shaking our memory centers.
Do you choose to remember and to do everything in your power to aid your memory by engaging in prayer and meditation and association with all things loving? Do you choose to accept your innate power of creation as demonstrated by the life you are living?
Some people choose to live in a state of amnesia. They choose to believe they are helpless victims of fate. They choose to act out and sometimes lash out to make themselves feel more powerful. They choose to believe that having power over others makes them important. They choose to believe that having property makes them prosperous. They choose to believe that by putting other people down they are raising themselves up.
They are feeling distant from God.
Spiritual frustration is part of being human – no one is immune from its effects!
The key is learning how to manage these feelings so they don’t overwhelm us or prevent us from living our lives fully and authentically each day.
By making an effort to shift our perspectives, meditate & journal, stay connected with our community, we can learn how to cope with spiritual frustrations effectively and live our best lives!
In the Garden of Eden our innate feminine (intuitive, heart-based) nature made a choice to explore all polarities (selecting fruit from the tree of good and evil).
We now have the option to say, ‘I’ve explored all I need to – I choose now to remember my essence and my journey and come back home to God.’
May you choose well.