There is a wise saying that states: “The only good soul is a lost soul, and only a lost soul can find its way home.” While losing our soul might feel like hitting rock bottom, sometimes that’s how deep we need to fall to swim back to shore.
There’s no reason to deny it or feel ashamed about it. Rather, we should look at it as a calling to go soul searching because the closer we align our soul with our purpose the closer we will be to our highest self. Here are the indicators of soul loss.
You’ve Recently Experienced Trauma
Remember that trauma doesn’t have to be a catastrophic event. Trauma is any overwhelming event such as a big move or breakup that is hard to deal with. Often when the soul doesn’t know how to cope with such a big life change, it prefers to completely disassociate with it.
The soul tries to protect the body by detaching as if avoiding the issue will make it go away. When faced a need to fight or flight, it simply drives the body in a state of flight response
You’re Burning Out
We are conditioned to want to do it all. We try to squeeze in everything from a workout, to a full-time job, and picking the kids up from school to make them dinner all in one day. It’s doable for a certain period of time until it just feels exhausting. No matter how skilled we are at time management or motivated to get the entire list checked off each day, the physical body and the mind are bound to burn out at some point.
Look for signs of low energy. When the reserves of your soul are low, it can stray you away from your purpose. Your frequencies are overshadowed by your fatigue.
You Can’t Figure Out Why You’re Sad
A telltale sign of a lost soul is unexplainable sadness. This basically feels like depression and makes it hard to even get out of bed in the morning. Yet, you can’t figure the exact roots of the sadness.
Usually, it’s because the sadness isn’t linked directly to just one emotion. Rather it’s accumulations of situations and experiences that have led the mind to conclude that there’s no sense in trying. The soul could also be overwhelmed by the confusion of not knowing what path to take next in fear of facing those same negative experiences.,
You’re Just Going With The Motions
Those experiencing soul loss find it difficult to be present in everyday life. What’s the point when today looks exactly the same as yesterday and they’ll have to do it all over again tomorrow? When there’s nothing to look forward to or no way to get out of the responsibilities that tomorrow brings, it can be hard to enjoy life.
A soul is lost when we feel trapped. It signals to us that it might be time to find our true purpose, so that waking up every day has a better meaning.
Blocking Out Memories
It’s possible for a memory to be so powerful or painful that our mind completely erases it from our subconscious brain. For example, when we lose someone we loved, we might block out even the beautiful memories we once shared in an effort to protect ourselves from feeling the grief of the loss of their presences.
However memories are what give experience to the soul. The makings of our accumulated memories form our identity and give us direction.
You Feel A Pull To Finding Your Purpose
A lost soul doesn’t just give up. It pushes you to question your current environment and make you wonder why it’s not enough. Once it does that enough time, it becomes hard to resist exploring what else could be out there. This is why people suddenly move, quit their jobs or leave their partners.
Sometimes you need to let go of what no longer serves you so that your soul can find happiness in its purpose.
You Don’t Feel In Control
You sometimes feel that you’re not in control of yourself. You don’t know how you got here or how you’ll break patterns. You feel like you’ve just been doing what you’re supposed to be doing: go to school, get a job, get married, whatever was taught to you. Yet even when you tried to it, you felt like you had no control over the outcome.
Your soul is trying to tell you that to retrieve it, you need to take control of yourself. You might have none over the world around you, but your soul allows you to take control over what you do about it.
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