The gods do not give a single fuck about our petty drama and arguments about who is doing what right and who’s a fluffy newb and who is ONE TRU LOKAPOPE(tm)
The gods reactions are more likely than not:
So why don’t we stop with all this nonsense and focus on
ACTUALLY JUST WORSHIPING OUR GODS?
I bet sometimes They make popcorn.
Or have drinking games. Or multidimensional “devotee drama bingo” cards.
Robert Frost, “Apple After Picking”
Aaaah. I used to watch “A Haunting…” all the time. My comments were pretty much the same.
Or perhaps more importantly: you should recognize when you are not in the position to help others, and step back instead of taxing yourself.
Putting that blame on the other people who are struggling is completely inefficient and perpetuates the bad mental cycles of “i am a burden to someone”—this further buries people in their struggles and causes isolation.
Also the post was about letting people in: not “expecting” them to do things. Both the people I wrote about in my post suffer from extreme anxiety and depression. I support them as well, when I can. They support me, when they can. I don’t expect either of them to handle my problems for me. You’ll notice 9999999% of my posts are about handling your own problems in a healthy and safe way.
Some battles are harder than others and people require an extra hand: this is why we have rehab centers and therapy, licensed professionals who want to help, and volunteer hotlines for people willing to be there.
If it’s not a role you want to be in: then stop supporting those people.
Because frankly your mentality is not supportive: it’s detrimental. If you don’t want to help:
Furthermore, if you are honest and just say “look I’m not in good condition to help you right now”, most people would understand. And if they don’t and they criticize you for that: then for your own sanity and health you should not associate with that person anyway—other people’s health is not your obligation and you do not owe it to them to stay by their side when it’s not healthy for you.
Shadow Sundays Vol. II
How others can help with your Shadow Work
(You can skip about halfway through if you just want to read the point of this post).
It’s no secret that during times of struggle, we cannot always support ourselves. We lose strength,…