Don’t Give Up

Don’t give up

‘Cause you have friends

Don’t give up

You’re not the only one

Don’t give up

No reason to be ashamed

Don’t give up

You still have us

Don’t give up now

We’re proud of who you are

Don’t give up

You know it’s never been easy

Don’t give up

‘Cause I believe there’s a place

There’s a place where we belong”

~Music and lyrics by Peter Gabriel

I’ve always loved this song.  My favorite Peter Gabriel.  It is a reminder that no matter what struggles you encounter in your life, there is still hope, still love that surrounds you.  You just have to make the effort to open your eyes and SEE.  Whether you struggle with mental illness, addiction, depression or life situations that bring you down, keep your FAITH.  Reach out and call your closest friend, pastor, sponsor, therapist, sibling or parent.  Who ever it is that you know you can TRUST to be there for support.  Accept help when it is offered, even if it is forcing that first step.  It may be the first step to saving the rest of your life.

When my clients are in this state I’ve heard it described as, “the black hole I just can’t climb out of.”  No matter how hard they try they are frozen in a warped, painful time.  If you have someone going through this in your life, be patient.  Encourage that first step but know that only the person suffering can make that first step.  This of course negates those that are severely suicidal and require admission to the hospital.  In that case, a crisis team is required and you can call your local crisis hotline for assistance.  In most cases, however, the time will come where they’ve reached their own bottom and they accept help.  Prayer is very important during this time, asking for guidance from God, your angels and all universal energy.

Sending many blessings and rainbows to all that think about giving up and their loved ones that feel pain watching their pain.  My heart is with you.  May you find your way…..

*For those of you interested in listening to the complete version of  “Don’t Give Up” , click this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiCRZLr9oRw Notice how they hold each other through the whole song.  You are being held.  Our souls heal one another.  Sending love and blessings, always.

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3 thoughts on “Don’t Give Up

  1. Wow…great post, Cindy. Sometimes we really let ourselves feel isolated in spirit! But, the GOOD NEWS IS there is no such thing as aloneness, ever! We are all connected. There is a ripple effect out there always – what we do effects the lives of so many others! No getting around that.

    I agree that encouragement is what we need to do; however, not enable destructive behavior to continue.

    I really want to address healthy choice, manifesting for ourselves and literally not enabling; which is really just standing in someone’s way. It is necessary to get out of someone’s way with addiction or suffering, so they can move forward.

    Also, and more importantly, people who end up in “black holes” are by nature not always good problem solvers; as seen with ADHD, addictive personalities, and manipulative personalities, who often times blame someone else for their shortcoming or misfortune.

    Behavior modification is paramount to force personal responsibility for choices/actions and responses. We need to sit in our own choices. You are right, it is not until a person is responsible enough to own their actions, be responsible to correct behavior, to take the first step, that the positive outcome that we all are really looking for will be accomplished. Everyone thrives much better with positive attention than negative attention. We need to give ourselves that positive attention and love ourselves fully. We are capable of that! It’s amazing what we can do.

    What one must do for someone with addiction is give them permission to empower themselves to look in the mirror, have to own responsibility for their own choices and actions ( and realize their ripple effect), and make a valiant step towards a healthy spirit once again.

    Our spirit endures all the evils in this world, including suffering and addiction. People who make “healthy choices” not to allow such draining, talk- til- you-are-blue-in-the-face energy, and not to give permission for the unhealthy risky behavior are actually empowering someone with an addiction to come clean.

    If standing in the fire with someone who has so much suffering but can’t move forward is too much for me, then it is my responsibility to myself to detach and take care of my well being. My soul directs me well. Then I can renew my energy and serve others once again.

    That does not mean that we do not pray for wellness and love those who are suffering. Our commitment to love fully will radiate and that is what we want to mirror back – their soul has to catch a glimpse as a reminder of WHO THEY REALLY ARE, one that will resonant deep inside. The happier the better, I say! The more I am me, the more people want to be like me – which can be true about anyone at any stature in life – we seek our own permissive lot!

    Don’t give up
    You’re not the only one
    Don’t give up
    No reason to be ashamed
    Don’t give up
    You still have us
    Don’t give up now

    We’re proud of who you are

    TRUST, have FAITH, continue to HOPE, LOVE yourself, and take ACTION! When you are so low, and have hit the bottom, the GOOD NEWS is, there is no place to go but UP! Let go, and let God steer your course for a while…

    God Bless everyone reading this message~thanks for providing space for me to share how I feel.

    m.

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