If a flower is cut from a rosebush, you do not say,' 'There will be no more roses''- Catherine Ponder
Desolation in life is caused by so many different things that swarm into one's life a locusts. I know I have been down that alley many times. There was that time my cousin passed away. I felt the pain , the loss and these 2 things brought this feeling of utter helplessness . The loss was deep felt.
Many people have been down this road too, perhaps through the loss of a beloved friend or a much loved spouse or sibling. The most painful part is the realization that there isn't anything you can do about it.
It is after much sorrow that you ultimately comfort yourself with the thought that one day you will meet again. You realize you have the memories to hold onto -That thought alone is so comforting and soothing to a heart that's aching over the severed attachment.
Recently though I read a book by Catherine Ponder 'Dynamic ;Laws of Prosperity'' and in this book she was emphasizing on the gain that one gets from that feeling of desolation and that only when one raises their thoughts above the desolation..
In the book of Joel we read about God's promise to the Israelites that he would restore to them the years that had been eaten by the locusts.
According to Catherine Ponder in the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Joel symbolizes an attitude or feeling of dominion. Through his promise of restoration to the people of Jerusalem, Joel was trying to help them gain a feeling of dominion over their desolate circumstances.
Desolation is not only brought about by the loss of a loved one, it could also be through a break -up in a relationship, a divorce.
Those desolate years can be restored when you also begin to realize the great truth
pointed out by Emerson in his essay” Compensation where he states that for everything you lose, you gain something. Remembering this, you can invoke the law of divine restoration.
Millions of people like to live their lives dwelling on their apparent losses , present or in the past but Catherine Ponder advises that People should stop dwelling on apparent losses in your life, and start looking for the growth and gain that came through them. For every loss there has been a gain, so drop the loss and take the gain!
That's easier said than done but when you it into practice you will be the more prosperous for it. And since the human tendency is to dwell on the loss anyway, and so each time instead of accepting it as a loss, say to yourself' 'this was not loss. This was gain. I now drop the loss and take the gain''
When the thought of apparent loss seems to haunt you, instead of accepting it as loss, say to yourself: ‘this was not loss. This was gain. I now drop the loss and take the gain.”
Release all anxiety or condemnation of yourself or others about your past.
People often associate their loss of a loved husband or child as the cause of the hardships or difficult experiences in their lives. They think that losing a loved one is the reason why they have had hard experiences I am sure everyone has felt that at one time in their lives.
You often hear people say:" My problem began when I lost my husband (or wife) ;when I lost my health...when I lost my business...when I lost my good reputation."
Let your past experiences grow you, expand your understanding and not destruct your good
The word loss literally means "destruction," and the thought of loss held in the mind is certainly a destructive one. If you cling to the thought of loss, it will ruin your health, take away your prosperity, and destroy your peace of mind as well as personal happiness.
The thought of loss will cause you to have sleepless nights, it will cause you to lose your appetite.
In fact, several regions of the brain play a role in emotion, including areas within the limbic system and pre-frontal cortex. These involve emotional regulation, memory, multi-tasking, organization and learning. When you’re grieving, a flood of neurochemicals and hormones dance around in your head. “There can be a disruption in hormones that results in specific symptoms, such as disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, fatigue and anxiety,” says Dr. Phillips.
Grief of feeling of loss can also cause Increased risk of physical illness, such as heart disease, cancer or high blood pressure. Long-term difficulty with daily living, relationships or work activities.
What is cannot be changed but mentally and emotionally it can be lifted up.
If you have problems of long standing which your prayers have not resolved , check to see if you are not holding to a destructive thought of loss. You are probably relating those problems to a time in your experience when you seemed to lose something or someone. You have probably been blaming that thing or person you feel you lost, as the cause of all your problems.
Since you have held to the thought of loss, you have also held to the problems it caused. So the thought of loss has continued to haunt you, bringing increased destruction and apparent loss into your life.
''There is no loss in Spirit- the original article or it's divine equivalent now manifest''
As you make the declaration over the area of your loss , remember to :
- Remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. ..
- Acknowledge your feelings.
- Take care of yourself
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Get moving
- Understand that grief is unpredictable
- Be patient with yourself
- Reach out to others dealing with loss
Always work on not attaching yourself to feelings of despondency for that will cause you to experience only the negative breaks in your life.
Nurture yourself and be grateful for the moment , pray for peace and the ability to let go of the past.
Never feel sorry for yourself and wish it had been you instead that had passed on.
Let go of what was and focus on what is. That departed being is in another realm ,be happy that you were privilege to share their journey.
A powerful; way to overcome the thought of loss and it's
consequences, is to remind yourself of this great truth:
There is no loss in Spirit. You cannot lose your good. When it seems you have lost your good, it is because your good has changed form! Remember that there can be no loss in any phase of nature. The elements of nature change their form. When your good seems to leave you-to fly out the window- let it go. That is good you have outgrown. Then watch for new good to come in the door! - Catherine Ponder
Indeed many times our losses actually mature us , they make us better than we were wit a depth of understanding we never had before, the compassion, the gratitude of what God has already given us.