Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
I'll share a little technique I've used on and off for my whole life in dealing with anxiety. I had a terrible bout of post-partum depression years ago, and this helped me dig myself out of that dark hole.
When I start feeling negative emotions overtaking me, or if I start imagining things are getting bad (feeling anxious, imagining bad things are going to happen), I picture a white bubble of light surrounding me. You can call this white bubble whatever you want. For me it was the positive force of pure love. For others it might be God's love. Whatever works for you, it doesn't matter. All you need to believe is that there's a positive force out there in the universe that can repel all darkness.
In this bubble, I was safe. Bad thoughts, negative energy, darkness could not enter. It just bounced off. Whenver I felt negativity trying to intrude, I imagined strengthening the bubble, and I pictured that white light so bright, no darkness could break it apart. It helps me to remember that in a dark room, a single spark of light from a match can light the whole room and dispel that darkness, but in a room full of light, a speck of darkness is meaningless, negligible. So that means, in other words, that light is more powerful than darkness.
It takes concentration and practice, but if you work at it, you can bring that bubble up around you in a half-second and banish the bad thoughts and worries away.
I didn't learn this from any therapist or doctor or anything. It just seemed like the thing to do at the time and it's always worked for me, without fail. Might as well give it a shot if you are having trouble with negative thoughts or feelings and don't have access to doctors or medicine, or if those things aren't working for you.
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare