Handling Frustration, Part 2

Last week I suggested watching SHOOTER for expressing frustrations with life experience vicariously.  Movies provide a healthy alternative to physical expressions.  But there are ways to handle it.

In BURNOUT, the first book of the trilogy Burnout to Bliss, two such ways are included in the back of the print version. In the eBook version, the reader can collect them by visiting the BURNOUT tab on this blog. Those methods were “Reclaiming Your Power” and “A Method for Shielding.”

We give our power away, little by little, anytime we’re not in the present moment.  For example:

  • By hanging onto “little deaths” and then revisiting those disappointments over and over again.
  • When we can’t let go of something or someone we either long for or imagine hurt us.
  • When we have no boundaries and are constantly on call for anyone and everyone because we believe we’re “the only one who can do it.”

The Script, “Reclaiming Your Power, Letting Go,” is my version of several such healing rituals I learned in the eighties while experiencing burnout.  The script can be modified to suit your personal needs.  The important thing is severing those ties to the past and reclaiming your power.  Do record your script so you can be fully present with the process and repeat it until you’re free.

The method for Shielding offered in BURNOUT was from a local shaman.  It is a good first step for protecting yourself against the negativity of any kind, especially when you’re in a stressful situation.  I did it every morning, before leaving for work, throughout my year of extreme burnout!  It was easy to do and quite effective.

Get your copy of Burnout HERE.

Till next time,

Please be kind to everyone you meet, for we all have our hidden sorrows. ~Tzaddi

2 responses to “Handling Frustration, Part 2

  1. rodbalderree

    Good message! Headed for Bird Island, Palencia Belize today. Semi-seclusion for Holy Week.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Good for you! Hope it’s everything you want it to be. I have friends who live in Belize and they love it. My big trip: a much-needed family gathering in Austin last week in April.


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