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You might be surprised, but I am just as prone to those middle-of-the-night negative thoughts and projections as anyone I have met or counselled. Extended periods of relative enlightenment and perceived multidimensionality do not preclude that dive into the deeps of vaguely threatening shadows. Many will say ‘light and shadow, two sides of the same coin’ and I would not disagree. It’s the coping I’m on about here.
Adopting the observer consciousness, the same one you slide into in your mindfulness meditation, is the key. After some years of night sweats over clouds of negativity I learned that observing the passing parade of gloomies and nasties was the optimum strategy. By adopting the review stand and saluting them as they show off their threatening medals, you can satisfy their need to pollute your easy surf through the waves of life’s challenges. It can even become quite comedic as you throw out thoughts like “Hey guys lookin’ good!”.
On occasion they will be accompanied by what seems to me like lower astral earthbound types looking to your weak spots and chinks in your armour. Delightfully poking and prodding the healed over wounds of the inner child is second nature to them. Emotionally distraught, physically weakened, financially challenged, psychologically battered, they know it all, having thus suffered and now denied in the ghostly continuance that has become their life. Of course they are a prime example of the maxim misery loves company. Depending on your energy level they can be as provocative as the angelic-type guides that flood you with love and understanding from time to time. Of course their threat is transitory but it can be difficult to remember that even as they refine their harassment into something very real.
As we all know, it all looks different in the morning. And as we say, sleeping on the problem often resolves it. Or at the very least buries it in the concerns and duties of the day, where of course they can re-emerge the next time you sag under the weight of what might just be the swish and swirl of brain chemistry. Serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, cortisol: they all seem to play a role, with cortisol getting the nod as the star anxiety producer. Or maybe it just unveils what is already behind the curtain.