You Are Not Alone πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’›

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Anxiety & panic attacks are real things, regardless of what anyone tells you. It can be scary when you aren't able to breathe, sweating or suddenly feeling very cold, not being able to focus on your environment, the feeling of being alone (even when you're not), & sometimes not even understanding WHY it is happening.
I faced that today. It was disheartening to say the least. I didn't even see it coming but it was from pure overwhelm, in addition to the negative energy that swarmed around my day. I had learned to protect myself from most energy like that. But today wasn't the case.
As a spiritual person, I usually can figure out the triggers & get to the root of the cause of it. Then, I can heal, work through it & transmute that energy so I am clear of it.
Most people who see me as a happy, positive & always "on" type of person may be surprised that I even wrestle with this. I pride myself on not showing this side of me. It doesn't happen as often as it used to, but it still is a small part of me. Even though I have touched on this in the past & even made a video on it a year ago (link is below), I always had the mindset of "handling it" on my own or I can just "get over it" overnight. That was not the right course for me to take.
I am sharing this deeply personal side to show the others out there, who also deal with this, that you're NOT alone. There is nothing wrong with you. A lot of the time, these reactions are caused from roots so deep within we may not always know where they stem from. Even if we do, it doesn't just go away.
This is part of the shadow work I was speaking of. It involves working on yourself & it's not always an easy thing to do. Sometimes, even as life goes on, you have to look within & see what is actually triggering these events. Even seeking professional guidance helps for some & that is okay. Do whatever works for you to help yourself go back to that moment of peace.
Some people have it way tougher than I do. If you see someone you love or care about going through a panic or anxiety attack, please have compassion. Don't tell them to "get over it" or say you understand how they feel. They can't get over it & no one knows exactly how another one feels. We are all different & unique. Just be supportive. Ask them if you can help & just listen with an open heart & ears. It may be exactly what they need. I am blessed someone special did that for me today. πŸ’—
The most important thing is to remember you matter. You are human. You are not broken. And don't allow it to keep you down for long. Yes, take a break & allow yourself to find some balance; some calm. However, life goes on & living your life fully is crucial. Just take things a little slower or even take some things off your plate for awhile. Most importantly, give yourself grace. Allow it to flow through but don't allow it to defeat you. You are not your thoughts. The world needs you.
It's bit of a long post but it was important for me to get this out today. I will be cutting down on some things to allow myself to get back into some of my self spiritual work. I will still post of course but perhaps not with as much frequency for now. I will still be doing my daily readings starting March 1st so those will remain. It is time to choose me for awhile. πŸ™
Love you all. Until the next time. πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Pix Vlogs: Ep. 3 | Anxiety - You Are Not Alone

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One of the big lies of a mental illness is one's own mind saying "you are the only one like this." When I had postpartum depression I was so thankful for the ladies at church who got me to the help I needed at the time. Now I am the old woman who tells others they can come to me and not be judged, because I have been there--in the abyss--and I survived.

Thank you so much for sharing this & yes,when one has been through it, you tend to think you're the "only one" & the mind is a tricky thing. I am glad you had the support during that time. It makes all the difference in the world. β™₯️β™₯️

Oh my, as I'm reading this I have tears streaming down my face. As i am a mother of 3 children that struggle with depression and anxiety. Their depression and anxiety kept manifesting in physical pain. It was always attributed to football or skateboarding... they never received a correct diagnosis until their late teens. I have been guilty of telling them they were overreacting. It has taken me years of self reflection and education to truly understand what they were silently going through. I have been guilty of saying, "Why couldn't you just tell me?" When I finally realized sometimes there are just no words for what your mind is putting you through. You are strong. Thank you for sharing your story. It's only through sharing and talking that we can all begin to have true compassion for one another.

Aww Jenn. I never meant to make you cry πŸ’› You do understand in your own way. It is easy for people not to when they don't see what's going on. It's not tangible as the physical symptoms are. Definitely do give yourself grace, because we all learn from experience or from others in sharing. I used to never have these issues but that was mostly because I wasn't facing the things I needed to. It's different for everyone.

You and your kids are strong as well. Life is definitely a journey & a learning one at that. You are a very compassionate person from what I already know about you. β™₯οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’—

May the rest of your day be peaceful and you are able to take a deep breath and cuddle up with Timmy for a good nights sleep.

Thank you so much Randy. You have such a kind heart. Sending pixie dust & blessings your way πŸ’—πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I'm not a super-hero, but if you need someone around, you know where you can find me...

Today is a better day!

One doesn't have to fly or leap buildings in a single bound to be a super hero ;) And thank you...that means more than you know!

And yes, today IS a better day!

That's awesome to hear! Tomorrow will be even better :)

Thanks a lot for sharing this Pixie, and I hope you know that I am here for you, and great of Randy to suggest the help of Timmy, he is a very special cat, stay awesome.

Thank you so much Erik. You and the others have been so kind. Timmy did curl up with me right in my arms & purred me to sleep. It's amazing the healing power he has. He's definitely a guardian angel. β™₯οΈπŸ˜»πŸ™