Today I picked another of the Daily OM emails at random and the message was about tuning in to our pain to listen for the message. This really piqued my interest, given the amount of emotional pain I have experienced over the past 16 months and beyond.
I have to say here and now that five deaths in sixteen months have taken their toll on my emotional wellbeing. I hate admitting that I am in need of help but I am so fed up of feeling the way I do that I have booked myself an appointment with my GP. My problem is that I find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, and get enough sleep. Now, when I say this I mean that I cannot sleep on a night, falling asleep during the day isn’t so bad, I quite often get a decent sleep during the day. This was all good and well when I was laid up in bed but it is not so good when I need to be up and about. I started taking herbal tablets to help me sleep and they are working to a certain extent. But they don’t keep me asleep all night, well not all of the time anyway.
The pain I am experiencing relates to death. I have become obsessed with it. I have panic attacks over it. I am terrified to fall asleep because I don’t know who will have survived the night. It’s pretty grim feeling this way and that is why I have booked an appointment to see my GP. But I must stress I don’t want to numb everything with pills. I am not sure what I hope to gain from an appointment with my GP, maybe I am in need of some counselling, who knows?
Anyway, this is what the message from the OM was about; our first instinct is to numb everything with medication. It is telling us that we should listen to our bodies and minds and see if we can hear what message there is. We don’t have to rush into dosing ourselves up with medication in order to heal our pain, although if we truly do need urgent medical attention we should go for it.
I know I hurt over the deaths of five loved ones, and I know I hurt a lot. I know that the pain is eating away at me and this is because I cannot talk about it. I cannot talk about it to anyone because I am so damn angry with my brother and my father for giving up – and I know that sounds stupidly selfish. I know I need to let go of the anger that I am holding on to so tightly, I know it is the anger that is making me fearful and unable to sleep, but I just don’t know how to let go of that anger I have inside of me.
I have found my message and am acting upon it for the good of my health.