Do you ever feel unsupported? Like life is a struggle and no one seems to care?
A feeling of lack of support is so common pretty much everyone I’ve ever met has experienced this feeling at some point in their lives.
You hear about teens living on the streets joining gangs because they feel like they have nowhere else to turn. Single mothers struggling to hold down two jobs just to feed their kids. Men working non-stop from dawn to dusk who feel like they are the only one who can keep their company solvent. Elderly people living on cat food because their expenses outweigh their meager income.
People feel unsupported by their families, friends, spouses, ex-spouses, co-workers, bosses, the bank teller, the automated voice recording, their government – who or whatever. People feel unsupported by life itself.
Personally, a feeling of lack of support was one of my biggest challenges to overcome when I began my own healing journey. At that time, I felt unsupported on every level of Being – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Physically, it was a struggle for me just to get by; having enough money to pay the rent on time was cause for celebration. Anything over and above the bill and grocery money felt like an absolute miracle.
Mentally, I felt like an alien in a foreign land; everywhere I went people told me my thoughts and beliefs were weird, strange, absurd or crazy. I had read some spiritual books, so I was pretty sure there must be someone out there who thought the way I did, but for the life of me, I could not seem to attract a meeting of the minds.
Emotionally, I felt like a thirsty Bedouin in the desert, searching endlessly for just a drop of water… someone… anyone… who would just listen to me for five seconds and really hear me. Instead, I attracted men who were emotionally unavailable, self-centered friends who disappeared when I had a crisis, and people who generally didn’t want to hear about my suffering or, even worse, people who wanted to lecture, rationalize, advise, fix, pity or say ‘I told you so’ – none of which I found to be remotely helpful.
Spiritually, I felt like I’d gotten the short stick. Here were all these people who had found inner peace – they were staring at me from the pages of the monthly Yoga Journal, running ads in Awareness Magazine or speaking on stage at the WholeLife Expo – and I was still stuck in misery. It seemed like the universal laws didn’t work for me, like my prayers weren’t being answered, like I was somehow a spiritual failure….
When I was able to take full 100% responsibility for creating my own life, I began to see that the laws worked perfectly – I just didn’t care much for the results! I had created the mess I was in because I had been holding onto some deeply rooted beliefs… totally fear-based, irrational beliefs… about support. Some of my beliefs were beliefs that my mother had held, her mother before her had held, and likely her mother’s mother before. There was one particularly unsupportive familial belief that went ‘the man in my life does not support me’. I had to have lots of compassion for my grandmother and mom, as well as myself, for how that one worked out for us!
Think about your own life. In what areas or ways have you felt unsupported? I encourage you to spend some time reflecting on this in your own highest good.
Here is the soul-level truth: your source of support is within. You are a part of, and connected to, an infinite supply of divine support. As the sun supports each ray of light to shine, your source-energy supports you to thrive on every level of Being. The universal law states, ‘As within, so without’; as you claim that you are self-supporting, that you have all of the support you could ever want right inside of you, your outer-world reality will totally transform to reflect your new beliefs.
Because I now believe I am supported from within, all of my needs are now met with grace and ease. You, too, are worthy of being supported on every level of Being. You are whole; therefore, you contain all of the necessary resources to be self-sustaining. To feel divinely supported by Loving/Source/God is your birthright. Claim it now. Let go of the lack and blame by taking full responsibility for your own source of support. Say, “I am divinely supported from within. I am fully supported in every way.”
Many Blessings of Joy and Vibrant Freedom
Action Step ~ Let go of blaming others for not supporting you and take full, 100% responsibility for your own support. Declaration: “I am divinely supported from within. I now take full responsibility for my own support. I support myself. I am internally supported on every level of Being.”
Additional Support: Listen to this 10-minute closed-eye process on divine support; please refrain from driving while listening.