What to Do When you Feel like Giving Up
Feel like giving up?
I've been there, too.
There have been plenty of times in my life, where I felt the best decision was to give up.
Giving up on trying to follow my soul’s purpose, on myself and my ideas, on someone or something else, or on Spirit.
Yup - I said it.
I have felt like giving up on Spirit.
And if you’ve ever followed an intuitive path, a spiritual pursuit or any path at all - you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Before you completely walk away and throw your hands up in the air . . . there’s a few things that you can do to turn around.
What to do. . .
When you want to give up
1. Recall times when it worked out
Take a moment to recall other times just like this one, when you started to loose your patience, sense of direction and were on the verge of making the decision to turn your boat right back around and head to shore. And then, suddenly, a fish jumped behind you.
Something happened, where what you thought wouldn’t work out - did.
If it happened once, it can most certainly happen again.
2. Get out of the pool and take a step back
I often compare the Spiritual and intuitive realms as one giant swimming pool. A pool that you jump in, swim around and begin to learn by treading water within it. It’s a leap to get into the pool and it’s a climb to get out, but just as humans are good swimmers naturally, they also walk on land.
You’re a physical body and a Spiritual body.
Dry off, take a break. Quit being intuitive for a week or two.
Then, when you’re ready to jump back in, you’ll have a better idea of which pool sticks you were aiming for at the bottom anyway.
3. Give yourself something else to focus on . . . physically.
Give yourself something to focus on in the physical world. Read a book. Plant a garden. Get back into running like you used to. Do something physical!
Get grounded, regain your center and come back to the heart of why you're here.
4. remember your Spirit Guides.
There are specific Spirit Guides, for times just like there.
They're called Companion Guides.
A companion guide is someone in Spirit who walks beside you, holds your hand and pats your back during tough times. This someone could be an Angel, a Spirit Guide, a Loved One or a pet. Often, your companion guide is an animal, but not always. Sometimes, it’s an ascended Spirit or Archangel.
A few weeks ago, I called on a Companion Guide whilst out to get a small, $12 manicure, as a pick me up while I was actively writing away material for one of the new courses I was working on. I asked them to direct me to the ‘right’ nail salon and found myself in a tiny shop in Philadelphia.
There, new technicians were being trained in massage and I was invited to an hour long, head, neck, shoulder and hand massage. For free.
They’ll do things like that - and not just for me!
Take a moment to ask a Companion Guide to step forward and provide you with a much needed break in the form of a treat, a compliment, a free surprise or an opportunity to take a load off.