What the Funk? by Mambo Sam
I don't know what is in the air, the water, or the oscillating energy textile vibrations of the Mars connection (okay, I made that last one up)! Seriously, what is going on out there? So many folks that I know are in a huge funk right now - is it the economy? Is it some sort of global funkittude (yep, made that one up, too). Is it the political atmosphere? Disillusionment? What is causing this funk? (But, just think - if we get rid of that "k" then it turns into "fun!")
Well, if only it were that easy - I can drop that "k" and get FUN! Truth is, it usually takes a lot more than dropping a letter to get us out of a funk!
Not even the best of good articles will completely do the trick - though this one is pretty great!
I do believe understanding our funk is key! Facing that situation head-on, although frightening, is going to help us much more than trying to hide from it. Are you grieving? Are you broke? Are you broken-hearted? Have you stopped believing in yourself? Do you just not give a damn right now?
Guess what? You are not alone. You might feel isolated, but truthfully a few trips around the Internet will let you see that you have a lot of company. Heck, a trip around your friends and family might let you see that you have a lot of company! I truly believe that reaching out in some way to someone is key to helping shed that funk! Someone who will listen to you rant, rave, and probably finally break down in tears is invaluable. I have found that sometimes just verbalizing my feelings, out loud (not in an email or text) can be so helpful. When I am done, it seems that I can, somehow, face those challenges that were dragging me down.
So I am going to say step one is talk to someone! All the self help tips in the world won't help you much if you don't feel like you have someone to talk to! Find that one person you can blather all the crap out to - hopefully someone who will just sit and listen - and then take a deep breath and figure out what, amongst all the self help stuff, can help you. The article I reference above truly is a good one - it makes a lot of sense. But, if you read the article, you will see that the gentleman who wrote it, first had sort of a "breakdown" to someone he loved! THEN he was able to go on to his self-help techniques!
Of course, at Spellmaker, we sell lots of stuff for helping with negative energy - white candles, baths, etc. And I do recommend them, obviously! Sometimes you have to keep working with things - white candles are a good example of that. Using the white male or female image candles on yourself can sometimes be an ongoing thing! It just depends on how much stress you have in your life! There isn't anything wrong with feeling like you need to spark up your candle every so often and burn off that negative energy!
But most of all, I want you to talk with someone you trust! Just for a minute, wallow in and embrace that funk! Tell them what you are feeling, tell them if you feel you are at the end of your rope... you might even tell them that you aren't looking for advice - you just want to vent! ;-) Then, look for the things that will help you with the situations at hand!
I know that things seem insurmountable sometimes; I have a pile of stuff going on right now that seems exactly that! I know that I will get through it. But I share in your funk! Maybe we can share in getting rid of it, too! :-) Oh, and I almost forgot - take it easy on yourself!!!!! Not everything is your fault - I swear!
Love, light, and peace,
Mambo Samantha Corfield, www.spellmaker.com