When Life Feels Stacked Against You

When lIfe feels stacked against youNancy Smeltzer, MFA

Sometimes I find that I’m going along just fine and then it feels like a whole dump truck’s worth of logs is dumped on top of me. Rarely, are they as neatly stacked as the pile in this photo, but often rather feel like an overwhelming load of stuff as been heaped on top of me. “Flattened!” “Can’t get up!” “How to proceed?” These are some of the thoughts that come flooding into my mind. I have however, learned a few coping strategies that help me maintain some semblance of balance and grounding in my life.

One of them is the realization that another thick layer of stuck energy has loosened and surfaced for me to heal. Most of the time, I can see the latest “trials” as actually a gift, as at least I don’t have to go looking for what needs to be healed next. There it is, right in front of my face. While I usually had not planned on the “overwhelm” at the particular time that it arrives, when the event has passed and life had returned to some semblance of normalcy, I can see that there were all kinds of little signs along the way that I had chosen to ignore. So, instead of dealing with the issue at hand when it was small, I waited until it was so big that I had no choice. While I am getting better at dealing with things when they’re small, there are still some issues that I foolishly try and stuff under the carpet. You’d think I’d learn by now that they won’t stay under the carpet for long!

Sometimes, the emotions that are coming up are too big to deal with the whole issue  head-on. At those times, I just allow them to wash over me, and don’t even try and use any technique to deal with them. So, say the “emotion du jour” sadness. I just let myself be in the sadness as best I can, and don’t even try and think about what’s bringing up the sadness. If even being immersed in the issue is too much, I’ll imagine myself backing up from it as if it were a physical object (usually a big wad of dark, twisted strings). When I reach a point far enough away from the issue that I can be feel  myself breathing, I stop backing up and wait there, and let the emotions wash over me . Pretty quickly, I’ll just find myself closer to the issue without having to do anything to move myself. I find that the Universe has a way of letting us be with as much as we’re capable of being with if we’re open to doing so.

I’m rather proud of myself for the skills that I’ve been shown and embraced the past few years as I’ve advanced along my spiritual path. Instead of stuffing issues, I am learning to deal with them before they get too big. When I forget, the Universe gives me more than ample chances to practice the techniques that I use for myself and my clients. It’s all about trusting and surrendering, trusting and surrendering, trusting and surrendering the illusion of control that by now, you’d think that I would have engrained in me, is indeed, just an illusion.

How do you deal with the trials and tribulations that Life throws your way? Which ways do you have of recognizing that something is impending so that the issue doesn’t get too big?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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