BREAKING THE CYCLE OF BURNOUT

Taking a moment to reflect on the burnout period in my nursing days I realize there are 3 phases of burnout based on my theory.

How is it that one moment I can go back to the same position and work after burnout ?

Three months after I can no longer work in this position.  I worked with work related PTSD “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” and chronic pain.

The first phase was acute because I was able to go back to work.

What happens between the acute and the chronic phase of burnout?

This is where the healing phase takes place.  This is a period where reflection and recharge takes place.

During this phase I took six months off and went to Italy to heal.  The healing process is a component of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration.  The exhaustion from burnout is like losing yourself in a void.

When I recuperated in Italy, I was energetic and looked forward to work again.  I feel like I gained my second wind only to realize it was only a temporary stay.

Breaking the cycle of burnout is to remove yourself from the title like a nurse working in the emergency dept.  It is to build a healing team to restore yourself with meditation, therapy, journal writing and exercise.

It is to realign passion with purpose.  Sometimes the passion of nursing is extinguished and replaced with another passion.

It doesn’t mean you will not go through a withdrawal phase because the void is not to know what to do next to move forward in the unknown path.

Breaking the cycle of burnout guided me to believe in my True self.  I made my career and not my career made me the title.

During the healing phase there is an internal struggle for the spiritual crisis for burnout is real.  The healing process takes one day at a time.

Rebuilding from burnout is to believe in your True potential.  It is a stepping stone to your True purpose.

 

 

 

 

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Shift to Think Purpose

Once upon a time there was a red haired girl, named Amy Storm like her temper.  One day she was bored and decided to take a walk.  Crossing the meadows, she came upon a talking stream and paused to listen.  There is a message from the stream.  She becomes distracted by the birds singing. Watches the leaves dancing.

Suddenly the sky is getting dark and a storm is brewing. The lightening strikes the stream.  The message from the stream begins.

The storm of the past teaches us we are survivors in the present moment.  We are liberated by our fears and procrastination.  We have overcome pain and suffering to bring joy in the NOW.

Then rain came down, but it was a light rain and when it touched her skin, it was dry.  Amy Storm wondered how can rain become dry.

The message from the stream continues.

Every time we cry, our tears are dried up by God’s love.  Healing is a symbolism of forgiveness.  Forgiveness is to witness the freedom of joy.

The birds fly around her like they are angels.  The rustling of the leaves are chiming to the tune of the stream.

The message from the stream continues.

We are all perfect in God’s eyes.  Embrace God’s love in pain and suffering.  Embrace the grace of the Divine source.  Healing is the nurturing of growth to a better person.

Amy Storm sits on the grass and puts her feet in the stream to feel its’ presence of a vibrational frequency going through her.

The message from the stream continues.

Healing takes one day at a time.  Embrace the present moment to express  “Thank you”.  It is the present moment to connect with Oneness, to experience the True self.

A bridge appeared over the stream.  She got up and crossed the bridge.

The message from the stream continues.

Every time a rainbow appears after the storm, it shows the present moment.  The spiritual path teaches us to be patient, kind, loving and caring.

A magical wonderland appears after the bridge with rainbow waterfalls and flowers all around her.  In the middle of a pond is a ruby red crystal.

The message from the stream continues.

The moment counts as a True blessing for it is the greatest awakening and the greatest joy to bring all to Oneness.

Amy Storm jumped into the pond and laughed in joy.

Namaste

 

 

 

 

 

Shift to Think Purpose

 

Imagine the harmony of life.  To be in sync in Oneness.  Healing is part of your spiritual journey.  Outrageous joy pours out of your soul.

Imagine you as a child walking in the forest and find a treasure chest.  Once opened, the treasure chest is empty.  You look into the chest and experience this vibrational energy.  It pulls you in and takes you to a magical place.

There are exotic birds, whistling trees and fish jumping like dolphins in the pond.  There is a rainbow waterfall.  In the pond, there is a humming rock.  All of a sudden a bubble of green light floats close to you and bursts.  A white horse with gold wings appears.  It has a black diamond on its’ forehead.

The magic horse talks about how people on Earth have forgotten about the healing powers of Heaven.  The horse tells you to throw a rock in the pond and to think of word from healing powers of Heaven. You think of the word love and throw the rock in the pond.  The humming rock changes to a ruby red crystal.

Then he asks you to think of a word opposite to love.  You think of the word hate and throw the rock.  The crystal shatters, the fish disappear and the waterfall becomes frozen.  The birds stop singing and the trees are silent.

The horse said, “You are the DJ of your thinking.”

In your relationships at work and play, you have a choice to bring love or hate, peace or chaos.  Prayer is a great healing tool to connect to the Divine source.  You are never alone even in an uncomfortable situation.  Let go and surrender to the Divine source.

Imagine the eternal now at this present moment to be in harmony in Oneness.  Be at peace with all and ask the guidance of angels to be present in a difficult situation.

The healing pond of life is in you.  Forgive all.  Live out your heart’s dream.  Synchronicity of everything is being at service and purpose with the Divine source.  You are never alone.

Gratitude is the attitude of Happiness.  Greatness is your True potential.  The spiritual journey does not end here.  You are here to celebrate life and have a mission to accomplish.  Life is beautiful.

You are given this moment to choose love or hate in every situation.

Be at peace with all.  Forgive all.  Let it flourish.  Let it bloom.  Let it flower.  God’s love is here in the eternal now.  You are at a higher frequency when you connect to the Divine source.  You are blessed in Divine love.  Let God show you the pattern of life through the healing pond.

Open the treasure chest as a child to witness God’s presence.

Namaste

 

 

 

 

Shift to Think Purpose

To succumb to other’s false pretence is to deny the Truth.  Acceptance of inappropriate behaviour is to be in doubt of the True self.

Speak Heart Speak.  Denying the Truth keeps the True self under the surface.

You are here to live an abundant life of peace, joy and love.  Your True purpose is to share it with all and to empower one another to better oneself.

Healing is part of your True purpose.  It is placing observation to know when the conditions are no longer favourable to sustain goodness is to let go and surrender to the Divine source.

Speak Heart Speak.  Trampling on negativity and the toxic environment will give you the position to have a fresh start in dwelling to be the best you can be.  Acceptance of inappropriate behaviour makes you part of the problem, not the solution.

Speak Heart Speak.  Embrace the abundant life for peace, joy and love.  Share your True purpose with others.  BE aware of the circumstances around you and change the perception to see all angles of the situation.

Speak Heart Speak.  True purpose is to live a harmonious life orchestrated by the passion of your talent to share with the world.

The potential of all lies in you so you can flourish in your heart’s dream.

 

Will you answer your Heart’s call?

Namaste

Shift to Think Purpose

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New beginnings are on the horizon.  Are you in the present moment?  Take a deep breath and BE in the NOW.   How can you not see this day is a present for you?

Stop your thinking process to be in the present moment.  When you are in BEING, you are in the state of SPIRIT.  Take a deep breath and BE in the space of infinite possibilities.

Shut off the analytical thinking.  Take a deep breath and focus on the inner child.  BE curious and explore. Dogs do it every day sniffing and digging.

When the past floods your thinking, embrace it with a forgiveness dam.  Healing is an every day process.  BEING on a spiritual path will have obstacles along the way.

Challenge your mind and heart.  Imagine all possibilities.  Create something out of nothing.

 

Trust the UNKNOWN.  STOP thinking you know everything, this is the obstacle to creative thinking.

New beginnings are on the horizon.  Are you in the present moment?

Take a deep breath and pause.  Focus on the breath like the waves of the ocean.  BEING in stillness is where the healing process begins.

Create a space of infinite possibilities.  IMAGINE to create something out of nothing.

Let me share something with you.  The last two weeks, I had two infections, two sets of antibiotics and I learned to unplug my thinking to focus on healing through prayer, meditation, chiropractic adjustments and self care.

New beginnings are on the horizon.  Are you present?

Today is a precious jewel for it holds the value of YOU in it.

 

Namaste

Happy Writing!

 

 

Shift to Think Purpose

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“Creativity is oxygen for our souls.  Cutting off our creativity makes us savage.” –  “the ARTIST’S WAY” by Julia Cameron

Yesterday I felt like a beast wanted to come out of me.  I don’t understand why I feel this way, I thought.  When our True self wants to come out, we struggle within to let the heart speak when the mind wants to be in control.  It is like a tug of war between the EGO and the SPIRIT.  I wonder who is going to win this time.

The inner child wants to play.  We keep shoving this child aside for we think we know what is better for us because we are adults and have all the answers and experiences to prove it.  What if I am wrong to think this way?  What if my imagination is trying to teach me something?

If we stifle our creativity, there will be a lack of oxygen and we will die not knowing the infinite possibilities we can create in our lives and for others.  Our talents are to be shared for the world to experience imagination in reality like “Disney Land”, the books we read, the paintings we see, the music we hear, the fashion designs we wear, the food we eat and architectural structures of buildings and homes.  The list goes on.

Creativity is the healing rod in all of us.  The inner child comes out to embrace our True self.  Our True self keeps us alive for it connects us to the Divine source.

This morning before writing this post, I sat and meditated with my eyes closed.  I saw an angel use a sword to break through the wall of my heart and pierce it.  The sword became an electric rod and the angel stretched his hand and lightning from the sky went through his hand to my heart.  I thought of it as a healing rod.

Challenge the mind and heart.  Imagine all possibilities.  Create from nothing.

 

We can all learn from creativity by being in nature.

Happy Writing!

Shift to Think Purpose

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This morning while walking my sister’s dog I noted something magical about surrender.  While walking he saw a rabbit across the street.  We stood still to watch the rabbit’s next move.  It was like we were all synchronized in this moment.

We continued this walk and met up with a dog, but he was ready to pounce on Obi.  The owner informed me that another dog bit him and had trust issues.  The trauma this dog faced has affected how he sees every other dog as a threat.  I tried to let Obi play with him but the other dog growled and was ready to attack him.  Eventually the other owner pulled him away.

In the park, there was an open field with tiny yellow flowers sprouted where grass should be but due to the hot weather the grass turned to a straw like colour in patches.  Obi sniffed the grass, bushes and flowers.  Nature was his domain.

The awakening of nature to impact our lives in a positive way is growth of change.  Change is awareness to see in a different perspective of a situation or relationship.  Change is to view one’s attitude to another without judgement.  Observe a tree and see the connection between all branches and then the connection with other trees.  Nature is an intricate system of survival and beauty at its’ best.

Progress is small steps of change.  The traumatized dog will take small steps to desensitize to play with other dogs again.  The healing process is every day and a dose of nature is a great healing power.

Nature is the teacher of wisdom.  There are many lessons one can learn from nature.  Everything serves a purpose including you.

Here is an ancient Hasidic saying from Dr.Wayne W Dyer’s book “The Power of INTENTION”.

When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and holy, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.

 

Happy Writing!