Imagine having all you need, your dream house, your dream job, your dream car and then imagine losing it all. The emptiness, the hurt, the desperation, the crisis, the anxiety and the fear all come rushing into our heads and the emotions of hopelessness commence to pour into our consciousness.
But what if tragedy is what puts us closer to a higher consciousness? What if a challenge is what it takes for us to be free from bad choices, to rise above all. To rise from being underwater—years of emotional strife and dependency. You ask, what is this about? For years people suffer from their thoughts, from the responsibilities they have in their daily living. We can learn to use that pain and suffering to help us change, to use the challenges in such a way that our perspective changes to the point of rising above and using that change for the better.
When we feel tied down to emotions that hurt us, we simply cannot let them go. Those negative emotions are tied to our subconscious, which pulls us in the direction of self-destruction—and we walk that path. Tragedy comes to us in many forms and can awaken within us the yearning to change, to become a different person—because that tragedy shakes our core so much, now we are aware and conscious of what needs to change. We become humble, because we are vulnerable and more in touch with our surroundings and the pain of others. To change we must realize that sense of awareness —that we are not the same as others, that we must dedicate ourselves to a higher consciouness and awareness that we do not exist alone, that we must realize, accept and make space for others. This is the deeper reality of who we are, why we exist and how we can live life differently, cohesively and in unity to survive and be successful.
The past week and this week are a part of our spiritual growth, a time of retrospect and a time to let go of the past and move forward into a healthier life. We cannot allow ourselves to be carried into the arms of our drives, our wants, our needs. We must come to be rational people who obtain the freedom to make proper choices that involve making space for others. As AJ Heschel once pointed out, “Freedom includes an act of choice, but its root is in the realization that the self is no sovereign, in the discontent with the tyranny of the ego. Freedom comes about in the moment of transcending, the self, thus rising above the habit of regarding the self as its own end. Freedom is an act of self-engagement of the spirit, a spiritual event.”
If you or a loved one feel that you are overwhelmed and/or have experienced a tragedy in your life and need help living a different, more cohesive, amazing free life, call us and we will help you with your transformation.
By Darsi Beauchamp, Ph.D.
Dr. Beauchamp is a psychotherapist with a master’s in family therapy and is a LAC who uses CBT/DBT, biofeedback, neurofeedback, hypnotherapy for children and adults in her practice in Morristown . She works with other health providers to help people reach their potential. For more information, you can contact Dr. Beauchamp at 973-400-9794. Insurance companies accept our services.