Unmet expectations are disappointing, but staying down too long hurts you and everyone in your sphere of influence. Overwhelming sadness that your dream was squashed (or lost), feeling unloved, unworthy or even betrayed, is bound to cause great pain.
When we don't give the proper attention to our wounds they do not heal well.
We know this is true in regards to fleshly wounds. Wounds to our heart also need proper attention! They may leave a scar, but the pain will subside once healed. Only then can you, once again, enjoy freedom in your spirit and joy in your heart.
So how do we get over or through unmet expectations? It is our beliefs that ultimately allow us to heal. Do you believe 'everything happens for a reason' OR 'God loves me and wants the best for me'? I subscribe to the latter. That said, I have not always applied my belief well because it's hard to do in the midst of pain! It takes humility, courage and love to do the work, and, the work itself can be painful.
What does the work look like for you? Natural solutions can be just what you need. There's plenty of evidence in the National Library of Medicine proving the effectiveness of essential oils!
The evidence is proven by the top brain doctors in the world.
"When you think of treatment for psychiatric issues like ADD/ADHD, anxiety, or depression, your mind probably goes straight to prescription medications. But popping pills isn’t your only option, and don’t ever believe a healthcare professional who says so." — Dr. Daniel Amen
That said, professional help may be in order. Using EOs in addition to therapy can prove highly beneficial.
All bodies respond differently but here are some great ideas for getting started.
If you have an oily starter kit, Frankincense, Valor, Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender can be helpful. Take a look at the Feeling's Kit Protocol to get an idea of how to use oils for emotional support.
There's no reason to stay in pain. Tending to your wounds and healing with be well worth it!