The Loneliness Trap
There is beauty all around me during this time of the year. I still decorate for the holidays. Being widowed for twelve years, I have now acquired my own traditions. I go through my day, writing manuscripts and blogs. I host a Facebook page and group. I’m out an about with friends in my town, and those who flew in for a few days. Since October, my usual fair of living my life has radically changed for the better. The Hippie Ghost Band’s Beyond the Veil manual helped to create this change. Yet, an old dusty coat hangs over my shoulders. Loneliness has grabbed me by the bones and won’t let go. It’s time to pull out a few tools the Hippie Ghost Band taught me.
We can volunteer, go to lunch with friends, have a party, or go to parties, but when we walk through our front door, we once again enter the womb of loneliness.
My spirit group taught me to engage in learning something that holds my interest. Night time becomes my learning time. I turn on YouTube and watch people teaching on subjects I enjoy. This way I feel connected to the world. Other activities are getting involved in a television show or movie. This is the mildest form of moving out of that dusty cloak of loneliness. Often, it works instantly. On the days it doesn’t, I have to pull out other tools. Tomorrow I will share another one from my box of tools.