WRITTEN BY: Claire Munnings
Feeling drained from the events of 2020 and somewhat lost, spiritually? According to our experts, you’re not alone…
How are you doing? It’s a question that’s taken on new significance in the past year. Once a throwaway phrase usually met with a standard “good, thanks”, these four little words are now weighted with a different kind of meaning. It’s a sign of the unsettling times we’ve found ourselves in: while
the global pandemic rages on with little respite, many of us have been battling feelings of anxiety, fear and overwhelm.
And as this emotional exhaustion starts to take its toll, an increasing number of people are reporting feeling spiritually lost, ungrounded and
disorientated. You may have experienced it too – perhaps you feel drained of your positive resources, unable to tune in to your manifesting powers, or simply adrift among a sea of uncertainty. So, what exactly is going on? Could we all be suffering a sense of spiritual burnout? Holistic experts seem to think so.
“Spiritual burnout is a deep feeling of soul weariness and spiritual uneasiness that is sometimes an extended effect of physical and emotional burnout,” explains life coach Carolyne Bennett, who’s also an advanced Law of Attraction teacher (carolynebennett.com). “It’s on the rise today because of the immense strain on our minds and spirits. The events of
2020 have pushed many of us to the limit in virtually every sense – financially, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually – and people are becoming ‘soul weary’ as a result of the negativity and fear it’s created.”
In springtime we had the symbol of the rainbow to lift us up and keep us on
our spiritual paths. There were inspiring messages of hope and gratitude displayed proudly in our windows and the sense that everything was going to be okay, if we could all pull together. But now, as the weeks have turned to months and the colours in those rainbow drawings have started to fade, so too has our ability to stay continuously upbeat. Many of us may be feeling disillusioned with our spiritual practices as they fail to give us the answers we desperately seek, and instead may be submitting to feelings of panic and negativity.
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