“I can’t take any more of this,” Todd, a workshop participant, said.
“Would you tell me more?” I asked.
“I feel overwhelmed,” he replied.
I felt great empathy for his situation. This began a valuable conversation.
So, what do you do when your back is against the wall?
- Figure out how to lessen the overload
Draw a vertical line down the middle of a sheet of paper. On the left side, list the top three situations that are impinging on you. Directly across from each stressful situation, note two things you might do that could relieve some of your pain. Here’s a helpful angle about this process: Somewhere, somehow, there’s a lesson in all this. Consider writing in a journal about your thoughts and feelings that arise.
- Ask the Gods for Guidance
Meditation is the key here. During your meditation session, breathe in deeply. Ask the God and Goddess, “Please guide me for my good and the good of all involved.” You can also ask, “Is there a lesson for me to learn here?”
- Do a ritual to help alleviate the pain
Ritual is a great process for releasing negative energy—to flush it away.
Also, during a ritual you can create and enhance positive energy.
Ritual to Alleviate Feeling Overwhelmed
What you will need:
- Virgin paper (several slips if you desire)
- Black marker
- Banishing oil
- Banishing incense
- Cakes and wine
Cleanse and consecrate all your ritual tools and items.
(Please note, you use the banishing incense for charging your slips of paper.)
Write on your slip of paper an incident or problem in your life. Anoint the slip of paper with banishing oil.
(At this point, if you have additional slips of paper, write on them and anoint them, too.)
Ignite one slip of paper as you say,
My woes shall burn away, leaving me refreshed and renewed.
Drop the slip of paper into the cauldron and watch as it burns away completely.
(Repeat this process with the other slips of paper if you desire.)
See your problems burnt away.
Meditate on being renewed.
Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony
Close the Circle
May this process lighten your burdens and bless your life.
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