Reader Question: For the past few months I have felt so 'blah.' I'm rarely going to the gym, so of course I'm gaining weight. I just can't seem to get motivated and I feel like I'm always looking for something that's going to 'work' whether it's a new diet, a new workout video, a new alternative therapy... yet I'm still in a rut. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. ~Robin
Jaelin's Response: Dear Robin, While many of us can go through periods of feeling 'blah', a long term experience may signal other things taking place in your body, your energy field and psyche. You are looking for an 'answer' yet are coming up empty.
I sense within your energy that you are searching for passion and excitement, something that will make you feel alive. There are many steps that I could suggest, however within this context I will offer two.
First, visit your doctor for a physical along with a hormone test. Balance within the body is a key factor in how we experience our physical and emotional energy. When imbalance is happening, our responses also become imbalanced and out of synch. There is no enthusiasm or interest in participating in life activities in the same way you had in the past. Imbalance can also be a signal of depression. Talking with your doctor about what you are experiencing in a good start.
Secondly, I sense that while you may be searching for passion, you carry a deep sense of sadness within your heart chakra. Because this sadness is something you are not comfortable with and do not know how to handle, you have been unconsciously holding it at bay. This act of 'suppressing' or 'depressing' emotion can result in feeling depressed. Facing the sadness, even though it feels heavy and uncomfortable, would help you to move forward out of the rut.
There is a wonderful story called, "THERE'S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK", Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson. The basis of the story is that we will continue to live in the rut, or fall down the same hole until we choose at some point to take a different action, or walk down a different street. Think about how allowing yourself to feel the sadness would be a different action that depressing it. I wish you all the best Robin. You can do it!
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