The Blues Are Chasing Me
A few years ago I was laid off after 31 years working for one company. As you might have gathered from my earlier blogs, everything I thought I was, everything I knew myself to be as a human being was ripped away as though they ripped off my skin, all my covering, one strip at a time. That happened. The blues chased me. I was devastated. I believed my life was destroyed. I really thought my life was over. I was suicidal. It was a very tough time. I survived.
There’s illness, injury, heart break, divorce, job loss, disappointment, loneliness, and many other curves that life throws at us. Life’s tough breaks cause pain and suffering. The Blues are chasing you. I’ve been there before, and I will be there again. I have thrived thanks to of tools I learned along the way, and you can too.
We spend so much time trying to keep from feeling the blues that we run from them. The harder we run, the more they chase us and stay with us. Although it sounds odd, it is true that if you allow yourself to feel the blues you are able to release them to the universe. I have found one of the easiest ways for me to release the blues is to journal. Once I’ve written them down, the blues seem to fade away.
In addition to journaling, you can paint, sketch, play music and any other therapeutic methods to provide an open channel for feeling and releasing the blues. Imagine dancing the blues and sadness away, sending it to the universe through your energy while you move.
I am ready to help you avoid experiencing prolonged periods of the blues. I’ve been there, and I empathize with your situation. We can find a new way forward in our sessions.
When the Blues are chasing me, I turn to face them and surrender not afraid to feel the emotion. I know that if I surrender to the feelings they come. I can then release them. They then dissipate. Let’s chase the blues away together.