http://www.astro.com/cgi/atxgen.cgi?btyp=cf This link is to a color test that will give you an emotional and psychological assessment. It was spot on for me. Give it a shot! It was very detailed and quite interesting.
Power. It's an interesting concept. It can spring from all kinds of sources. I guess I don't feel like I've had much in my life ~ awe, at one time I suppose. I've had to, being a person that has chronic pain, fibromyalgia assorted oddities, addiction, childhood trauma, I suppose one could say my life has been mostly about recognizing my powerlessness verses finding power in my life. Not to come off as some weak, sniffling, victim - because I'm far, far- from that. I suppose what I'm attempting to communicate is that I've never been a person that's been power hungry. I do know that type. I've just been one to be mindful of the soul. I'm a heart person. I'm a spirit and a hope junkie. My life has been about getting back up -- dusting myself off and starting over, as many times as that takes.
It's hard to find a sense of power in depression. Finding your sense of self is hard. It's in there, but buried deep in the masses. It's actually so complex it's impossible to simply express. The ebb and flow of the healing path is one peppered with good choices, and some behaviors that seemed like a good idea ...at the time. This is my greatest challenge. Instant gratification. It's been a problem of mine for a long time. I know when I'm doing it, before I'm going to -- and while I'm in it -- but I don't change it. It's one of the stickier ones, that I have difficulty changing. I guess I like it - and this always is hard to change behaviors, even if they're consequences. I'm broke all the time. It's my own fault. To a degree. I'm a "stuff" junkie -- self confessed. I love makeup. LOVE IT. It makes me feel good. So I order it, or get it locally - or "virtually" shop for it. LOL..... I salivate over it!!!! I just buy some and I want more!!! It's ridiculous. It could certainly be worse.
I suppose we all have things that make us happy. I don't have people or people nearby, so I shop when I can. It fills a big void. I have made some really crazy choices though. I suppose difficult times bring about abhorrent repercussions. I'm my own worst critic.
I don't like the word "try". I've didn't allow my clients (when I was counseling) to use the word. It's like "trying" to pick up a pencil, you either pick it up or you don't. It's a lot like Yoda -- "Do- there is no try". I believe in that little dude.
I am trying to heal. The best way I know how. Honestly it's a challenge each and everyday. Maybe I've softened since those days - and yes I need to exercise self-control, but I'm not getting high. I don't think a new eyeshadow pallet is going to really hurt me. It sure does make me happy though. In all reality with as much as I have to deal with, it's not a bad vice. I'm not hurting anyone - just my finances. Everything needs to be about balance -- that is what I want. I pray for this -- a steady balance of everything, God, self, people, life, money --- if it would just line up. I wish money didn't control everything. It makes me sad.
On the other hand, my job is going better - and I'm getting more hours, which means that I get to see people and interact more. This is always a good thing. Still waiting on that Knight (horse optional). I've prayed and I know he is out there. I know, that I know, that I know. God answers prayer. I am not meant to be this alone.
Things are turning around. I feel it. Good things are happening. God is answering my prayers, I just can't see it all yet. I thank Him in advance for all that He is doing, and has done!
Thank those of you that are taking this journey with me.....
Grace and Peace to you all,