Self-Care Tip #225 – If you can’t choose a better perspective on your own, it might be time to choose it via a medical route.
Feeling trapped? Overextended? Used and neglected by others? It might be true. But why do we get in these impossible places?
In the Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle, towards the end of the story we find ourselves in a room with Charles and It. Charles is trapped by It. He has disconnected from his own thoughts and has given himself over to the control of “It.”
Charles’ sister, Meg, comes in and reminds him about Love and that changed the perspective of everything. It reminded Charles about why he wanted to choose for himself, to have his own thoughts, to love and receive love. And then, with that, Charles was reconnected with himself again, whole and sharing space with Love.
The changing perspective turned what seemed an impossible bondage into freedom.
When we feel disconnected from our personal journey, impossibly overextended and trapped, remembering our freedom to choose, freedom because of Love can make all the difference. The perspective shifts. The impossible becomes possible. Magic.
Sometimes, choosing is thwarted by brain disease. When we can’t extricate ourselves, when guilt plagues us, when we feel like things are about us that really aren’t, when the emotion jarring us is inappropriate to the context – we need to use that as a cue to choose to get “free” via medical help.
Questions: When have you felt trapped? When you did feel trapped, how did you find your freedom? Please tell me your story.
- Be Willing to Stick Your Toe In The Water of Self-Care – Just Start. (friendtoyourself.com)
- Love – Take What is Already Yours. You Have Been Given Love. (friendtoyourself.com)
- Does My Butt Look Fat in These Feathers? (bethparkerart.wordpress.com)