Wanted, Dead or Alive
The phrase “Wanted, Dead or Alive” is a common proclamation used to denote a criminal or outlaw who is desired to be apprehended by the law. It is reproduced in print (generally on posters) and used in connection with identifying the culprit. If you’re anything like me, you envision the posters from the days of the Old West rather than the modern America’s Most Wanted types.
Regardless of what your mind conjures when you hear a phrase like this, like a criminal, sometimes your spirit can be compared to one of those reprobate vigilantes. Your spirit, or the part of you that keeps you going and hopes and believes, can sometimes go rogue – AWOL. You could be looking for your spirit to lift you when things aren’t so great in your life and it’s off somewhere cowering in a dark corner.
At times you can feel like your spirit has died. Maybe that’s why you haven’t felt your spirit encouraging you and feeding off of the positive energy around you. It could be that your spirit decided to go on vacation alone and without telling you. If so, let’s do some spiritual search and seizure.
Like those old western posters we need to put out a declarative announcement in search of your spirit. An outlaw becomes such when they have nowhere to settle. When your spirit is uneasy about something and unable to rest, it begins to look for a settling spot. Like an outlaw is seeking freedom, your spirit is seeking peace. The reason the spirit flees is to search for a place of peace. The spirit battles to resolve uneasiness in your life. When the spirit can’t find that resolve it becomes displaced. Unlike a dog, it may not be able to find its way back home.
When you can’t feel your spirit:
- Take time to rest your mind – Since your spirit is looking for ways to solve the problem and keep you happy, you have to connect with it. You can’t do this if your mind is too overcome to recognize the separation.
- Find a happy place – It’s easy to see the negative in a situation. It will probably be the reason you are upset or unsettled. Bring yourself to a centered place by practicing deep breathing, meditation and spending time alone in a quiet space.
It is completely normal to feel that your spirit and your drive has packed up and gone, but you can’t accept that fate. You have the power to regain your center and your inner spiritual balance. Each day take deliberate steps to ensure that you are in tune with yourself – spirit and body. Before jumping out of the bed and into the day, take time to balance yourself, listen to your body. Gauge your mood before becoming active in your daily routine and feed the parts of yourself that keep you running by engaging in physical and mental relaxation
Don’t give up on an outlaw spirit – go get it back, dead, or alive.
[divider style="thin"]by RICHARD ELLIOTT - a NYC based writer, graphic designer as well as blogger on MOHGUHL.com his inspirational lifestyle website. Richard endeavors to involve himself in programming & activities which improve the quality of life for all. Follow Richard on Twitter: @mohguhl and Facebook: /richardelliottinc (Richard Elliott)