I took some well-earned vacation this month. (Hence the lack of blogs.)
As usual, I find that I tend to collapse into a heap, and while the body is willing, the spirit is not.
In this state, even thinking is an effort and answering questions is difficult. It’s even hard to read anything longer than a paragraph, and forget about writing anything.
I call this psychic burnout.
It occurs when you do too much, for too long, without a break.
Personally, I seem to arrive at it every eighteen months or so with generally fourteen or so months where I start to feel the exhaustion.
Psychic burn out is mostly borne of frustration that you feel like you are being used and depleted, and there is no end in sight, or even any recognition that you’ve moved a mountain or two.
People would certainly experience this type of thing in their day jobs, especially if they are good at it, but receive little or no recognition.
If you’re trying to be spiritual, you will tend to resist the urge to say or do anything about it, however, this leads to anger and frustration, and the sense that you are not allowed to let yourself go, and then frustration at the fact that you don’t allow yourself to get angry.
You may even feel like shouting at people who won’t leave you alone: What part of f*&# off don’t you understand? But still you don’t, in case you hurt or offend someone.
In Bach Flower Remedy terms, this is known as a Cherry Plum state: The fear of letting go.
The psychic burnout state is a horribly frustrating one to be in because it stops you from doing what you want.
It literally hurts to try and think about answers or subject that you have no clue about. (I liken it to a psychic knife in the third eye area.)
There are several reasons this occurs, the main one being that you’ve been running on empty for too long.
If you are an Empath, and you are often connecting to others to try and help them, reaching the burn out level happens too easily, especially if the flow only goes one way.
Generally, while the desire to help others is always there, there is only so much you can do.
I find the remedies that help her are:
- Cherry Plum: Fear of letting go.
- Olive: Exhaustion
- Elm: Feeling overwhelmed.
- Oak: Being pushed past your limits
- Holly: Getting angry, and then repressing your answer and get annoyed every time someone tries to get you attention.
- Impatiens: When you start to feel irritated with everything.
- Red Chestnut: Concern about others.
- Willow: If you feel hard done by.
Next: The type of calls for help that I get.
Got your own experiences or comments? I’d love to see them.