Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Gift of Frustration

We’ve all had those moments when we feel so frustrated. It can be quite obvious, or we may not even know what we are frustrated about. Frustration is your spirit’s way of letting you know that you are not being authentic to yourself. You may be doing what needs done, or fighting for survival, but when frustration becomes your primary emotion, maybe even your undercurrent, it’s time to step back.

Even when the frustrations are small, examine what you are doing and thinking. How are you not honoring your Self? Where is the disconnect? Are you agreeing to things just to keep the peace? Giving someone else credit where it is NOT due? Allowing someone to bully you into a corner? It can be subtle things, easily explained away. It might be big things that greatly affect you. Regardless of the size of the issue, the manipulation, the allowing, once frustration becomes present, your soul is crying out to be heard.

The gift of frustration is that it is a red flag, a signpost, a communication from our highest selves that we need to take a moment to consider what we are thinking, how we are behaving and why. It is one of our strongest self-defense mechanisms to preserve our authentic selves.

So the next time you feel that frustration creeping up on you, instead of setting it aside, give it a look. It just may be your soul letting you know that you are not being true to your Self. Frustration is a true gift indeed. 

Geralyn St Joseph
Wholistic University
Lancaster, PA 17554
808 261-7866