Tag: depression

When Love Just Won’t Work!

I have a friend who has been on a downward spiral for far too long. His path started out  with a bad accident, which led to pain, then dependency on pain killers.

When your human power isn’t enough, Divine Spirit will take over and lead the way. Trust and give your soul over to this power.

When pain killers didn’t help, he started on hard drugs. Now, he lives in someone’s storage unit. He sleeps on cardboard, eats out of a can, and showers at the Department Stores that still let him inside.

He has love standing and waiting for him to hit bottom, hoping that bottom won’t be death. But, we all have realized that help just means co-dependency to him and aids him in his addiction. All of us have learned our lesson. We hurt inside at the thought of his demise.

Why is he in my life? Why has God or Spirit chosen to put in me in charge of his life…

Let’s wait a second, right here. “Who are you in charge of who isn’t a child and is not you?”

Why do you feel it is your responsibility to take care of this person?

Answer a couple of pertinent questions:

  1. Is your help actually helping this person?
  2. Are you aiding in this person’s addiction or problem by being a constant source of help?
  3. Are you risking your own peace and love to aid in this person’s downward spiral?
  4. Are you losing sleep, health, and patience by aiding in this person’s life?
  5. Is this person your adult child? Do you still perceive him or her as yours to care for and guide?
  6. Do you believe that there is a Higher Force that can begin to help if you let go?
  7. Can you believe that this Stronger Power will keep you at peace while you watch your loved one hit bottom?
  8. If you can feel these feelings, you can let Divine Spirit take control. You have been the divine control (small “d” and “c”) in this person’s life. It’s time for the Super Power of the One Mind to take over: DIVINE CONTROL. This change of power may take days, weeks, months, years; but I tell you, it will happen. This is yours to let go of now.
  9. Many have walked in your shoes. Some have encouraging stories to tell. Most have no story to tell, as their loss it too large.
  10. But… and it’s a big but… these people know they made the best, most loving choice by letting go.

I’m knowing for you in this moment, a stronger power of self-control than you have ever known. I’m knowing that you can see the error of your ways—or even perhaps the love you have given is enough of your own life force—and it’s time to stop. It’s time for a more powerful Creative Source to take over.

You have no more tools in your human toolbox to help.

TOGETHER, WE RELEASE AND LET GO OF ALL THINGS THAT NO LONGER SERVE OUR LIVES. WE ARE OPEN AND WILLING FOR DIVINE CHANGE TO TAKE OVER. WE LET GO, AND LET THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE TAKE CONTROL NOW! 

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Total Ambivalence! #depression #anxiety

Have you ever woken up with the feeling that you just don’t care. You’re tired of striving, sick of caring for yourself and others, everything in life is crap and isn’t worth your time. You just feel as if you are in a complete daze?

About half of the world feel just about the same way that you do every once in a while. However, most of the world has the power and capacity to bounce back from a shitty day. Do you?

The difference between someone who is sluggish and unmotivated for a day or two and someone who can’t seem to break away from the bad feeling that something awful is going to happen and there is no way out is that:

  • One is a bout of depression.
  • The second feeling is a clinical, diagnosable depression.

If you talked to as many varying people as I do in a week, you could quickly see the vast difference. Some people have the strength within themselves—whether it be physical or pure mental fortitude—to push through the bad thoughts and convince themselves today is just a bad day.

 

The other end of the coin are the people who have lost the will to live, to strive, to wake up each day. This, of course, is completely different in feeling and in observing. I can see the lack of energy, strength, and mental fortitude. It’s as if someone has given up and needs me or someone else to send out a lifeline to help.

This is when therapy and medication can be very helpful. I’m not one to immediately think that a psychotropic drug is always the answer, because some issues can be thought through. However, after 27 years of working with clients, I can almost immediately tell when someone needs something beyond words and advice.

I want you to know something important. Don’t go to your regular physician or doc in the box to get a prescription for a drug! Your regular doctor is not a psychologist. Even though any physician can prescribe you psychotropic drugs, s/he shouldn’t be the first to diagnose you. A psychiatrist or psychologist should see you first.

These doctors are trained in medication for the brain. This is all they do all day. They know what you may need and will monitor you until you are on the correct medication to help you get your life and motivation back.

 

I want you to know something else: A doctor is not you and can only listen to your symptoms. Without the proper input, they may get the medication incorrect at first. You need to be telling them what is helping and every symptom you feel until you are on the right medication that is motivating you and not simply anesthetizing you.  This is why people often go to a therapist first who can help them describe the feelings to a psychiatrist. A good clinical therapist may also write a letter to your psychiatrist to help him or her come to a healthier conclusion for you. Sometimes in matters of severe depression you can not only find the strength, but you also lose the capacity to be able to explain your pain and loss of ambition.

How Should You Feel After You Are on an Antidepressant or Anti-anxiety drug?

You should not feel dazed and wanting to sleep all day. If this symptom lasts more than a week, you are probably taking too much of a drug. I have seen many clients who walk in after seeing a psychiatrist and are too medicated. I immediately tell them to get on the phone and make another appointment. Too much medication may feel like you are in a dream and that nothing matters. This is not the goal of the medication, unless you are so clinically depressed that you need to be out of harms way for a while. The goal is to make you feel normal again, not high!

You want to feel that you are gaining strength physically (yes, antidepressants can make you feel stronger physically) and mentally, like you can get over the hurdles that life puts in your path. That is the simple goal. Then, therapy is going to help in a great way. When you begin to see clearer. When you begin to feel like a dream is worth having, then counseling is going to benefit you more than you can imagine.

Psychology Today has a test you can take to see if you may need help. Click Here.

If you sense you need to talk to someone for any of the above issues, give me a call. 954-253-6493.

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Also, join me on my new YouTube Cooking Series: Angel Feast: Recipes for a New World: to see the first 7 cooking shows. Fast and easy, delicious to the root! That’s our motto!

 

GIVING AND RECEIVING IN LIFE IS OFTEN DIFFICULT. I have been giving from my heart about 2-3 hours a day for 7 years to create advice–spirit, mind and body for millions of readers. Recently, I have been led to ask people to give back as a way for me to learn how to receive.

As a tribute to my belief that “prosperity is all around us, should we choose to receive,” I want to invite those of you who want to send an offering for the joy or advice you have received from Finding Authentic You Blog.

“We must give to receive, always. This is the Law of Reciprocity.”

If you would like to participate in giving to the gift of this blog: Please send all checks, money orders, or credit card requests to:

Bo Sebastian, c/o Finding Authentic You Enterprises,
117 Lake Emerald Drive #108
Oakland Park, FL 33309

Thank you for your gift!

__________

If you buy a copy of my book: FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU and send me the receipt, I will send you

A FREE HYPONSIS MP3 TO HELP YOU DURING TIMES OF PAIN. SEND THE RECEIPT TO bosebastian5@gmail.com and I’ll send the Mp3 within the week, I promise.

Deciding on and living by your core values is a tenuous challenge. My many years of spiritual coaching and life coaching can help you with this. I have helped many people in this situation see light and overcome the darkness of the past. Give me a call: 954-253-6493. SKYPE sessions are available. Click here!

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What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493
(Sessions CAN BE DONE via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books.

You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!

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The Worst News I’ve Ever Received!

A dear friend of mine made me aware that this month has been dedicated to Suicide Awareness. Just as I glanced at his reminder, I thought of my SEVEN (YES, SEVEN) dear friends who had taken their own lives for reasons no one really knows.

I recently had a scary call from a client who said his son told him he was going to commit suicide if his life didn’t change. My client was frightened. I calmly said that most people who admit to someone he is thinking about suicide is actually crying out for help or, unfortunately trying to manipulate you (especially in the case of addicts).

When someone is really contemplating suicide there are few signs, if any. Suicide comes out of the blue. It is from a person’s complete dedication to his or her plan that he or she actually carries out the last defining desire for life.

 

That’s why all of us must be very cautious and ask the right questions when it comes to listless behavior, solemn demeanors, frequent anxiety, and undiagnosed, severe depression. This is the SILENT CRY of those who may or will commit suicide.

When I look back at the friends who passed from taking their lives, I see people who are were loved by so many, had great personalities, and were successful, funny. They were most often the person in the crowd who picked up everyone else with a beautiful smile or kind thought. Every person I know who passed by suicide caused a shockwave in their communities that lasted for years. This is why I ask you to understand a little more, dig a little deeper, and become aware.

Psychology Today lists the 6 signs you may not know about suicide.

The New York Times also sheds some light on the shadows in this article.

Go to this link and take a look around. Maybe your 10 minutes will save a life.
ALLIANCE OF HOPE.ORG.

If you sense you need to talk to someone for any of the above issues (either as a friend or the person having suicidal thoughts), give me a call.
954-253-6493.

________________________

Also, join me on my new YouTube Cooking Series: Angel Feast: Recipes for a New World: to see the first 7 cooking shows. Fast and easy, delicious to the root! That’s our motto!

GIVING AND RECEIVING IN LIFE IS OFTEN DIFFICULT. I have been giving from my heart about 2-3 hours a day for 7 years to create advice–spirit, mind and body for millions of readers. Recently, I have been led to ask people to give back as a way for me to learn how to receive.

As a tribute to my belief that “prosperity is all around us, should we choose to receive,” I want to invite those of you who want to send an offering for the joy or advice you have received from Finding Authentic You Blog.

“We must give to receive, always. This is the Law of Reciprocity.”

If you would like to participate in giving to the gift of this blog: Please send all checks, money orders, or credit card requests to:

Bo Sebastian, c/o Finding Authentic You Enterprises,
117 Lake Emerald Drive #108
Oakland Park, FL 33309

Thank you for your gift!

__________

If you buy a copy of my book: FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU and send me the receipt, I will send you

A FREE HYPONSIS MP3 TO HELP YOU DURING TIMES OF PAIN. SEND THE RECEIPT TO bosebastian5@gmail.com and I’ll send the Mp3 within the week, I promise.

Deciding on and living by your core values is a tenuous challenge. My many years of spiritual coaching and life coaching can help you with this. I have helped many people in this situation see light and overcome the darkness of the past. Give me a call: 954-253-6493. SKYPE sessions are available. Click here to go to Amazon.

[IF YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS POST, PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS USING ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS ON THE SIDE PANEL OR IN A POP UP MENU AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE! THANKS SO MUCH, BO.]

Go to Bo’s Personal Website

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A Single Session w/Bo Sebastian

What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493
(Sessions CAN BE DONE via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books.

You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!

____________________

 

Sign up for our mailing list BELOW. (You need to only do this once!) You’ll be privy to the latest and greatest ways to help yourself eat, exercise, meditate, and express your authentic life in ways you never thought possible. I promise not to flood you with ads or sell your name to advertisers. This is a personal e-mail server, which I use only to make big announcements. Thanks for signing up in advance.

GET A FREE E-BOOK ON SELF-HELP FOR SIGNING UP!

Look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Your New Story, Your New Life” with a pathway to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website or on Amazon. Thanks!

GO TO AMAZON

 

 

 

 

 

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