Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Benefit from Depressed Interlude


No one prefers to feel depressed, sad or lacking in vitality. Those of us who have at times blamed ourselves might call ourselves an unkind name for dipping into emotional states such as that. Would such a habit lean toward calling ourselves a loser when we experience feelings of a down in the dumps state of being.

Wait a minute! Don’t we recall that experiencing what we do not prefer turns our attention to what we DO WANT? Yes! Do we benefit from reaching for feeling better bit by bit? Of course!

Glance on the Camino, 9 x 12, 2014
Glance on the Camino, 9 x 12, SOLD

Over the years Diane often offered kind, soothing words to those in need of support. She followed teachings to become stronger as a person and regularly focused toward greater optimism.

At a recent juncture as a human life might unfold, dear Diane found herself not with the usual spring in her step.

Yes, this star did recall that she habitually felt livelier and more creative. Each day she did begin by reaching for the best feeling she could find. D listened to uplifting teachings and breathed it in.

Not long before this chapter, this heroine had regularly visited good friend in her transition process. The weeks passed and the beloved companion did pass away. The winter had been a cold and snowy one. As a priority this protagonist made it ok to be where she was.

Though feeling lower than usual Diane was able to paint and express herself. Focused, this artist did create a satisfying piece as she approached the work bit by bit. 

One day a spiritual healer made an important discovery while offering D an energy session. In an important aspect D suffered from a torn connection of spirit to body. The healer asked and got permission to remediate the bond between D’s spirit and body.

The process spanned a few days. Wow what an amazing and positive effect did that healing have!

Very soon Diane felt more vigorous in herself. Yay, this star returned to feeling eager for life and viscerally knew again a wonderful life was unfolding with a bright future.

Here is the punchline:

Diane realized with a start that the “getting back on the pony,” the recovery, felt that much sweeter BECAUSE she had experienced some weeks in a “downer” space. Actually, it was fun for her to notice the pay off of that contrasting interlude. Don’t you love when that happens! 😊

Do you have a life passage that benefitted you even when the going through it felt discouraging and unpleasant at the time? Please share. We all will feel uplifted and connected!

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