Thoughts of Great Sadness and Silver Linings

Oracle_11.16.2017Positive Affirmation of the Day:

I allow myself to celebrate the seasons of my emotions.

Central Theme of Your Writing Piece for the Day:

Great sorrow overwhelms you and you reach out to someone to discuss your thoughts.

A Personal Experience

An acquaintance of mine experienced great sorrow over a job loss.  He had been with the company for ten years.  Changes occurred within the management.  He was let go.  Rather than see the silver lining in the fluffy clouds, he plunged into depression.

A few of his buddies rallied around him.  They tried to lift his spirits.  Nothing worked, but they still got him to join them in group outings.  One day, the guy reached out to a professional grief counselor.

The meetings went well and he turned his life around.  Soon, he learned how to meditate and connect with his intuition.  He turned his pain outward and helped others ease their pain through a healthy lifestyle.

Now, with all of his efforts and collaboration with his personal life coach, he opened up his own yoga studio.

Out of great sadness can come growth.

Writing Focus:

When the Ten of Spades, Two of Diamonds, and Seven of Diamonds are grouped together, they indicate that your character went to meet someone and the meeting did not go as planned.

Or it could mean that your character has experienced great sorrow over a past event and is meeting with someone over this.  The meeting allows the character to share his/her thoughts and/or plans.

Writing Challenge #1: Reflect on your character’s journey and journal what it was like when s/he was sad about an event that did not go as planned.

  • What was the event?
  • Why did your character meet with this person who was the source of his/her great sorrow?
  • Who was this person?
  • Could your character have done something different to change the outcome?  If yes, how?

Writing Challenge #2:  Reflect on your character’s journey and journal what it would look like if your character experienced great sorrow.

  • Does your character reach out to a professional for help?
  • Why or why not?
  • Would your character confide in a friend about their future plans?
  • How does your character shake off sad occurrences in his/her life?

Happy Writing.

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