Merriam-Webster defines the term dispirited: to deprive of morale or enthusiasm
I have used this term endlessly in my A Course in Miracles study groups. My definition is this:
- A sense of disconnection from Spirit -
It is essentially the same thing, no?
I am looking forward to spending time to myself this weekend, getting organized, getting back out on the bike, doing my first post-surgery 5K and working on my vision board. I've got it all planned out.
There is one thing I didn't plan for, however.... PMS
Hormones do a number on us girls. Still, I honestly think that the degree that I'm affected by those hormones has MUCH to do with my state of mind.
Mind over matter, right?
My friend D has always told me that the only relationship I need to focus on, is my relationship with Spirit.
I find this to be true. When I feel dispirited or disconnected from Spirit, everything affects me. My thoughts are negative. Things look bad. I feel lonely and isolated. Life feels heavy and weighed down.
PMS kicks my ass.
Once I am able to turn my focus back to Spirit, once I am able to remember my connection to Source, once I recognize that I am loved, never alone and that I only need to bring my mind back to the Now and see the positive, then I am light again.
I feel inspired.
Merriam-Webster defines inspired: outstanding or brilliant in a way or to a degree suggestive of divine inspiration.
I define it as - In Spirit -
Both "dispirited" and "inspired" derive from the root word spirit, right?
When I am "in spirit", I feel the love around me. I feel as if I'm walking on air. Things just fall into place and if they don't, I am hardly affected.
When my Spirit is strong, so am I.
Then the PMS doesn't make me a moody bitch for a week. Maybe only a day or so. (I mean, come on!)
So for the next few days, I'm going to dive into my A Course in Miracles book, do a little yoga, get some good rest, breathe deeply, snuggle with my kids, have a glass of wine, meditate and quite possibly masturbate as well... all in the name of moving past my PMS funk.
Hey, it sounds like more fun than taking a Midol.
"When you equate yourself with a body you will always experience depression."
"When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise."
"There are times when you simply have to make a decision to rise above the pain of the world. And when you do, the world has a way of changing with you. It is absolutely nothing but a reflection of your mind."