This week is Suicide Prevention Week in the U.S. The New York Times recently reported that the suicide rate in 2016 has surged to the highest level in 30 years. You don’t have to go far to hear a sad story of someone choosing to end their life.
I know about suicide very well. Sixteen years ago, I had my own suicide planned. I knew depression and despair and I knew I wanted it to end. I had tried so many modalities and so many processes and nothing worked. My conclusion? Something must be wrong with me.
If depression, sadness and thoughts of suicide are familiar to you, please know that there is hope. There is always hope. Today, my life is an adventure. I wake up every morning with a sense of joy and possibility and I am grateful for the gift of being alive. Sixteen years ago, I didn’t even know that was possible.
Here’s how it all started:
Day after day of intense sadness, day after day of lying on the bed and crying after my girlfriend left for work, tired of trying the latest and greatest self-help method that never helped and only left me feeling worse, I threw up my hands and said, “Universe, you’ve got six months or I’m outta here. I’m killing myself.” And I meant it. The struggle had to end.
One week later I was looking through the classifieds and saw this tiny ad that said, “Access. All life comes to me with ease and joy and glory. Call Shannon.” Throwing the paper down I said, “Pollyanna put an ad in the paper. Ease, joy and glory? More like pain, suffering and gory!”
The next week, I saw the ad again. This time I called. Shannon picked up the phone and that day began a whole new reality for my life. In my first session with Shannon, I discovered the tools of Access Consciousness® which I have used to completely change everything.
If you have ever considered ending your life, or maybe you’re considering it now, if you’ve ever felt so overwhelmed with depression that you didn’t think you could go on, please know that things can be different. A life of ease and joy is possible for YOU!
Three tools to help you release hopelessness and build a happier life:
1. Stop thinking something is wrong with you and/or trying to fix yourself.
When you feel depressed, when you can’t seem to find that happy feeling no matter how hard you try, often you decide that there is something wrong with you and you start desperately seeking to fix it. What if there’s nothing wrong with you? What if you don’t need to be fixed?
We spend so much time judging ourselves and our bodies and we are so used to believing that we are wrong, wrong, wrong. Would you be willing to let that go? Would you be willing to consider that you’re not nearly as messed up as you’ve decided you are? Try asking this question every day, “What’s right about me that I’m not getting?”
I wonder how much lighter you would feel if you weren’t in constant judgment of you?
For the next 2 tools and the full article in Mind Body Green click here