Interviewing someone about the suicide attempt and what happens after is one of the ways that I hope to help bring awareness to Mental Health & Wellness that so many of us struggle with in silence. Nancy Virden’s story of how she found the light within during her dark night of the soul is so inspiring because she speaks a truth that so many of us experience but either can find the words, don’t have the support to say or haven’t found the courage to come forward for fear of being ridiculed. It’s stories like Nancy’s, who captures it so eloquently in her book titled, Called to Live: A Chronicle of Recovery After Attempted Suicide, that paves the way for education and ally-ship around mental illness.
There are a lot of terms we use in the spiritual community that explain our various stages of growth and development. One of those terms is experiencing a “shift.” These shifts come to us continually as life lessons where something within us changes and we often have a shift in consciousness. Instead of saying that “shit happens” we joke amongst each other that “shift happened,” because truthfully the emotions attached to these expressions often feel one in the same.
What do you do when you are faced with a life challenge that you don’t understand and has all of the characteristics of adversity? How do you learn from it? If you lean into the adversity how does it change your outlook? How do we become experts in shovelling the shift?
Tricia Carr is an author and Healing Artist in Los Angeles, CA. She draws upon her gifts as an animal/nature communicator, medium and energy healer, Tricia works remotely with people and animals all over the world providing online classes and one-on-one services and coaching.
Tricia only opened up to her intuitive gifts two years ago and I had a great time interviewing her about how this new way of life came to be.