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Be Grateful in the Funk

There are times in life when we go through what I call a funk. You know, when you just feel off your game, not really wanting to do anything even though you've got a ton to do. It may feel like feeling nothing at all. It's as though your emotions have dried up, you're not angry, sad, happy, content or anything. Just BLAH!

This is where I was a few months ago. I used to beat myself up over the fact that I have a gazillion things to do and I'm not doing anything! What is wrong with me? Then I tried talking myself into doing something, anything but sit and play games on my phone numbing out. Still nothing!

I feel that the Universe/Source/God (or whatever other name you choose to use) is orchestrating our lives at this time to come back to ourselves. What I mean by that is, things happen that are out of our control so that we learn to be still. We learn that what used to work doesn’t anymore. What used to satisfy doesn’t, what used to fulfill doesn’t anymore. All those things were distractions. The only thing that is going to work is to be still and be ok with that. This is where we learn and grow.

“Be still and know that I am God”. That’s in the bible and I believe that means when we are still we will know God within us. Source is within each of us guiding us and gently speaking to our soul. If we’re busy all the time it can be hard to hear those quiet whispers. Keeping busy is easy, being still takes practice.

So how do you be still? Does that mean you do nothing? Not at all. Being still requires us to do the inner work to be able to be still inside no matter what’s going on outside of our self. Doing the inner work is the most important work we will ever do. Questioning and listening for the answer is a great place to start. Questions like “what am I to learn”, “what is blocking me at this time”, “is this a pattern in my life and when did it start”, “what part of me needs healing at this time”, “what is my next step”. Another way to be still is to bring awareness to our body. Noticing where you’re tense, breathe into that place. Breathing in through the nose, watch your breath go to the tightness and on the outbreath through your mouth watch the tightness leave your body. This will bring you into the moment of now not thinking of the past or the future.

If you feel like you may be in a funk be grateful. Honor yourself by giving yourself permission to be where you are. Life is ebb and flow. Soon enough you will be in flow again. Being in a funk can be a very rewarding experience.

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