Monday, December 08, 2014
20 Diagnostic Signs That You're Suffering From "Soul Loss" Illness
Via Disclose.tv:: Our entire culture suffers from what the shamans call “soul loss”, a loss of meaning, direction, vitality, mission, purpose, identity, and genuine connection; a deep unhappiness that most of us have come to consider as simply ordinary. The soul is our source of absolute uniqueness, a place within that connects you not only to your own value and essence, but to the value and essence of every other living being. What makes soul loss so subtle and dangerous is that very few people have realized that it has happened. Most of us do not know that we have disconnected from our soul and have come to accept as normal a numbness and lack of meaning in our lives. Because we all belong to this culture, we all suffer from soul loss. Soul loss is epidemic and blinds us from seeing the potential for joy and wholeness in ordinary life. When you heal from soul loss, you see familiar things in new ways so you can increase your joy in what you already have. NOT SURE IF YOU’RE SUFFERING FROM SOUL LOSS? Here are 20 diagnostic signs that signal soul loss: 1. You feel like you’re not as good as other people. 2. You yearn to be of service, but you have no idea what you have to contribute and why it matters. 3. You find yourself striving in vain for an impossible-to-achieve standard of perfection. 4. Your fears keep you from living large. 5. You’re frequently worried that you’re not good enough, smart enough, thin enough, young enough, [fill in the blank] enough. 6. You feel like a victim of circumstances that are beyond your control. 7. You feel like your daily life is meaningless and task-driven. 8. You often feel helpless, hopeless, or pessimistic. 9. You protect your heart with steel walls. 10. You often feel you don’t really matter and your love doesn’t make a difference. 11. You’re always trying to fit in and belong, but you rarely feel like you do. 12. You feel beaten down by the challenges you face in your life. 13. You suffer from a variety of vague, hard to treat physical symptoms, such as fatigue, chronic pain, weight gain or loss, insomnia, skin disorders, or gastrointestinal symptoms. 14. You struggle with being able to accept love and nurturing. 15. You feel depressed, anxious, or chronically worried. 16. You feel like you’re not appreciated enough. 17. You find yourself often judging others. 18. You frequently numb yourself with alcohol, drugs, sex, television, or excessive busyness. 19. You feel disappointed with life. 20. You’ve forgotten how to dream. It can be astounding to discover that you’ve had what you needed all along and have been looking in all the wrong places. Perhaps all that is needed is to see the life you’re already living in a different way.