Tuesday, May 19, 2009


There is one emotion that has been bane of my existence. For some it can be Envy, anger, guilt, shame, etc. You can put in whatever emotion you want in this list. For me: Frustration.
Frustrate (from Merriam-Webster dictionary)

Middle English, from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrare to deceive, frustrate, from frustra in error, in vain
Date: 15th Century

1 a: to balk or defeat in an endeavor b: to induce feelings of discouragement in2 a (1): to make ineffectual : bring to nothing (2): impede, obstruct b: to make invalid or of no effect

Since I was little, I have a tendency at the worst times to allow myself to get frustrated. For me it leads me to do stupid things: say and do things I regret, not listen to my intuition and take steps backwards.

There are things in my life that are frustrating to me. It annoys me to no end. Whatever I do I can't seem to get shake these feelings. This weekend I made a decision. I have to show love to what frustrates me. You all know we feed what we put our attention on. If these areas in my life, I continue to shower with my frustration. Guess what I'll get? More Frustration! I don't need that anymore.

Yes, I know it sound trite. Sometimes the best answer is the simplest. The decision I made this weekend lifted a lot of my frustration. I was able to feel my jaw relax, my mind open and my heart get clear.

So if you're reading this feeling frustrated, angry, upset, scared, hurting,etc, Feed all these unsettled parts of your life with your kindness, compassion, hope and love. I don't mean you have to love the whole situation or the person who may be causing these feelings. I say love yourself and lovingly change your thoughts that is allowing you to go down this path.

If you give love, you'll get love back. That is a truth as old as time. I'm sending love to everyone today. I hope you'll send that love out to others.

Sweet Dreams and Love to all of you.


Sarah said...

Good advice Shell. Sending love back to you!
Sarah x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

the simplest things are often the most difficult to remember when needed!

my 'bane' is "regret"

Lisa said...

Absolutely! Much love back to you. Frustration only brings more frustration. Thank you for the reminder. :)

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring! Sending love back to you!

Lady Good Nectar said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm feeling you and this post. I send the love right back at ya. You are so right what we dwell on we receive ten fold. I give up on things far too easily but not today. Thanks for the encouragement!

Sarah said...

Hi, glad you got the booklet!

a fanciful twist said...

Yep - I do believe you are entirely correct my friend!

Throw love and get love. I need to do that this week. People from my past creeping up on me, needing from me again and again. But I have to say, I can't - and then send love...

It always works. It does it does. It is just, doing it - wrapping it in love and throw it back in the atmosphere. I learned that from a guided spirtual healer once...


Cheryl Lynn said...

Your advice could not have come at a better time. It's hard not to be frustrated when so many unfavorable things are bombarding you constantly. But to react with love rather than the negative emotions is the best way to deal with those trying times. I pray to God all the time to help me have a better and more Godly attitude when facing conflicts. Your post is filled with insight, wisdom, and most importantly, love.

Thank you for taking the time to remind us of what's really valuable in life. Here's returning the love you've shared, my sweet.

Her Speak said...

Here's to L.O.V.E.~*
Let's make this rock a kinder place to be. :)

Wishing you Much Joy!

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