Monday, April 5, 2010

Stuck in a Rut

Troubled in Virgina writes: I am at my wits' end and feel my life is over. I just want to get my life back the way it was 10 years ago. In the past eight years I have lost two jobs. I am currently unemployed and in financial ruin. I see no way out. Every job I apply for wants to do a credit check, so there goes any good job I might have. I have no resources for a counselor since I have no health insurance and nobody for a sounding board. Please help me see the light at the end of the tunnel. I feel virtually alone. -- TROUBLED IN VIRGINIA

Dear Troubled,

You're not alone! So many people are experiencing similar hopelessness as you in this harsh economic time. I truly believe that the key to getting through any difficult time or situation is to do the one thing you have complete power over at all times...think positively! That may seem like useless advice to you right now especially in your troubled state but if you can find the faith and effort to devote yourself to a life of positive thinking, you can have your life exactly how you want it. The laws of attraction are very simple. The "universe", "God", some "Higher Power", whatever you choose to call it, listens to the vibrations and thoughts you create and then graciously delivers exactly what you have presented. Basically, you get back that which you put out. Is it safe to assume that in your situation you spend a great deal of time worrying and focusing on the negative aspects of your life? Doing so only makes matters worse. If you can consciously choose to change this lifestyle, you will see positive changes begin to occur in your life. Here are a few specific things I think might help you. Watch the movie "The Secret", there is a book also if you would prefer this route. Create a "Vision Board"; get a bulletin board and cover it with pictures, words, statements, etc. of your aspirations by clipping them out of magazines, drawing them or writing them yourself. Put the board on a wall where you will see it everyday to remind yourself of the direction you are choosing for your life. You must continue to be proactive. Manifesting a postive life can only be occurred by an active role by you. Lastly, stick with it! Don't ever give up!


  1. Great advice. I do all of those things on a daily basis, even on the days when I just want to be miserable. It helps get me going in the morning. We create our tomorrows by what we think today because our thoughts create action eventually. Instead of dwelling on the negative, I dwell on all of things I want my life to be as if it is happening right now.

    Great post!

  2. Good for you G.! Sometimes that is the most difficult thing to do but perseverance creates success and when we're successful it's difficult to be miserable =-) Keep up the great work!