The days were the same. I went through a period at the end of when life had become so dull and repetitive that it was like waking to groundhog day, all the time. The monotony was stripling my soul.
What is a hungry soul?
The boredom was eating me alive. No matter what I did, where I was, who I was talking to, I had no enthusiasm for life in general. I blamed my weight. I thought my mood was because I was eating too much sugar so tried to stop eating sugar and as predicted ended up craving and binging on it even more!
Feeling a lack of enthusiasm or interest in life could be an early sign of depression so be sure to get yourself checked out if you suspect that, but it can also be a sign that you are being unfed when it comes to your soul hungers.
I know for certain I was hungry for adventure, I was starving spontaneity and I was craving more excitement all three things are still very important to me now. So take a step back from your seemingly lack of motivation and ask yourself if you could feed your soul whatever it was craving in this moment, what would it be? When I worked as a clinical and cognitive hypnotherapist years ago, insomnia was one of the most common issues I worked with.
People from all walks of life who struggled with sleep. I released, early on, that for all of them this was just a surface layer symptom of other disturbances. I very rarely helped them with sleeping although that was the symptom which improved, they started to sleep better! For about 6 months when I was 20 I started suffering from panic attacks. They were debilitating, scary and incredibly overwhelming. I would have them sat on the bus, in my house, in a cafe with friends.
It made no difference where I was or what I was doing, they would happen. Unbeknown to me at the time, the panic attacks were years of suppressed and accumulated anxiety. I knew I was an anxious person, I knew that I would feel anxious in certain situations yet I never felt compelled to understand why. I just accepted it as truth. How do I know? I learnt to understand myself better and recognize where the anxiety was coming from and what it was about. Something which it needs from you. Something is out of alignment. I was hungry for feeling like I was on the right path, that I was aligned with my truth and my purpose.
I used to be anxious about the future turns out my degree and dream job were not for me after all, once again the anxiety was telling me to listen to my inner wisdom of what felt right. So I invite you to have a think about your own anxiety and feeling panicky. What things are you avoiding at the moment?
It Is Well with My Soul
What things would you have to face if you were being honest with yourself? And even though they happened at different times and during different circumstances, they were all indicating that my soul was hungry for something. What could it be? In , myself and my family moved back to the Uk after having lived in Dubai for close to 3 years. It was an adventure which I am so grateful for having had the opportunity of experiencing. I learned so much about myself being there, especially in the last 12 months.
I found myself sat on beaches or by the swimming pool, with this idyllic picture postcard view and feeling completely detached from it all. I started to feel lost in my own life. But nothing was wrong with me.
My hunger for connection, nature, the mountains, fresh air, a change in professional direction and seeing my family more frequently were growing bigger by the day, my soul was starving to leave the middle east. And that was scary. Throwing away my clinic, my reputation I had worked so hard for, leaving the picture postcard perfect lifestyle. But Dubai no longer fed my soul, instead I could feel my soul becoming starved of the things which were of the upmost importance to me and no amount of beaches and swimming pools could feed that. Feeling disconnected and lost were showing me that something was out of alignment.
No idea of the future. No plans other than the village we wanted to live in and we put our trust in the universe and ourselves to make the move. So there you go, 11 signs that you may have a hungry soul. How many did you resonate with? All of that is symptomatic and symbolic of a deeper hunger. Weekly Soul Hunger goodness straight to your inbox to help you with emotional eating, binging, compulsive shopping, feeling lost, detached and not very happy. I thought food was my problem. I thought my body her weight, size and shape was the barrier keeping me from my happiness I thought my lack of willpower was my issue I thought my inability to stick to plans, programs and regimes was the reason I felt like I did.
It turned out that my struggles with food were symptomatic, symbolic and metaphoric. Unbeknown to me, I had a hungry soul. A real deep hunger which left me starving for much of my adolescence and 20s. I was still lost, stuck and disconnected. Sometimes you wind up clobbered with the proverbial 2 x 4. It will use any vehicle at its disposal to help you face the TRUTH about who you are and what is aligned with your true self.
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