Spiritual Practice to help with PL trauma and mental (and body) health issues

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  1. SeekerOfKnowledge

    SeekerOfKnowledge Learner

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    I am not a spiritual teacher, and there are many things that I do not know.

    I just felt the urge to open up a thread where we can exchange spiritual practice (and sometimes mere psychological tricks) and whatever that could help with feeling better.

    It will take awhile to re-collect everything I tried which has helped in the past or is helping me now, but hopefully I am not alone here and others will contribute, maybe others who know more than I do.

    I noticed that I am more prone to fall into a hole when I stop things like meditation, affirmation, focusing on different senses, questioning...

    When you are in that deep black hole, meditation won't work anymore, of course. Nothing that others do or say really helps, and often exactly when you are down already, people are saying things that are everything but helpful (like "pull yourself together" or "at least make sure that the kids do not see it" or any other criticism which only makes you feel worse).

    I will list a few things in another post. Will need to go off soon.
     
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  2. AlexD

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    I play this just before going to sleep. The background helps me fall asleep and in the meantime my mind is too tired to counteract the affirmations. After repeating it several nights I noticed that my self esteem is getting higher than before. Still low but not as low as it was.
     
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    Spiritual grounding works for me if things seem like they're spiraling a little bit. Well, it calms me down at least. Not sure if this is quite what you're looking for, but maybe it'll help.

    If you can: go outside, find a comfy position or stand if that's your jam, and put your bare feet on the ground or in the dirt. Imagine roots coming out of the ground and gently wrapping around your feet and legs, pulling you back down to the earth. Take lots of deep breaths and center yourself as best you can.

    You can certainly do this indoors as well (thanks to your post, I'm going to do this one here in a bit just because. It's also currently raining buckets outside), but I find that actual soil or mud gets the best results.
     
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    Affirmations I did, too. Just that I wrote them down, in my own words and in a form of some prayer/mantra/poem. I then read it to myself until I had memorized it and said it to myself every evening when I went to bed. (My grandmother prayed with me when I was a kid, so this kind of ritual had something familiar, too.) Takes some time, and when I am down it may sound like lying to myself, but eventually some of the messages sink in, and I begin to feel better. At the same time, I experience more nice things and nice people.

    Last year I discovered solfeggio frequencies and binaural beats. (Note: before you listen to anything on youtube, read all the comments first and be careful, some videos might contain subliminal messages you do not want). I had found a page where you could listen to single solfeggio frequencies audio files which were five minutes each. Seemed to do something after a while. (Hey, even just listening to music can cheer you up, as long as you avoid those that make you said... which is easier said than done, of course.)

    Going outside is a good idea. A walk in a forest has a calming effect on me. Other people might prefer to just walk anywhere or run.

    I did not start this thread just for myself, but seeing how much others suffer here makes me feel frustrated and helpless, and I do not like to feel frustrated and helpless. So I thought what I could do that could help us all. Sharing different methods to help oneself definitely cannot hurt, so I opened up this thread.

    Hard time to schedule anything? Cannot meditate because you are too agitated? You can do affirmations or watch your breath while in the bathroom or while waiting in a queue. I have to admit, that I often forget this... but it slowly is coming back.
     
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    I've done all of the above before, too. Not heard of solfeggio frequencies before though, will have to try that out.

    Before I had kids, I went to art college for three years. That helped. It was situated on a nature reserve where there are fossils in the hills, so it had a special energy. We did all sorts, in my first year a lot of painting, working with clay, photography where we went for long walks in the reserve. 2nd/3rd year I did a lot of illustrative work. Super fun, and it was soothing for me after many years of isolation. I never planned to make a career out of it, but it gave me qualifications, too.

    I've always written. Reading and writing also keep me sane. I've stopped writing creatively since opening to my past life memories, though. I can't motivate myself to write. Nor read for pleasure, either. I'm building a hut in my garden this year so I can get away from the chaos of my house and hopefully find some space to write.

    I've talked about working in my garden before, but I'll say it again. Maybe it's to do with the grounding effect is has that Klaud points out. Just digging, weeding, being in nature helps me on days where I have the energy to go out.

    A few years back I used to collect crystals and hold them. Not sure they have any benefit other than of a symbolic nature, but I found it soothing just to hold them.

    Music helps me, too. I've taken up the Ukelele. I used to play the guitar, but then my kid started Ukelele lessons and I picked it up and was pretty much hooked.
     
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    I was given 10 words recently by someone who practices law of attraction. He told me if I feel negative in my mind I was to tell it to myself. I was surprised that it healed me from grief and depression at least as long as I repeated them to myself.

    A little research revealed that it is called practicing Ho’oponopono. The thing came from Hawaii. It works quite well when we just can't take the suffering. The steps are quite simple.

    1. Agree that your thoughts are hurting your soul. Just see it as a separate being.
    2. Focus on it and say the following lines to it:

    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you.


    It has an erasing effect. You will feel energized, but "lazy" to revisit the mental pain. You will want to enjoy your present time. It is not important that you say the lines exactly how I gave. But it is best to keep "I am sorry" before "Please forgive me". Usually, they put "I love you" on the top. But in my experience, when it comes last, a soft feeling covers the mind.
     
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    fireflydancing just a fly in the sky Staff Member Super Moderator

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    This works for me too, including staying in the garden until the night is black. A process of letting go.

    Eating

    Showering
     
  8. SeekerOfKnowledge

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    Almost had forgotten about this thread. Thanks a lot to everyone for the input. Worth a try, definitely.
     

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