Going Through Sadness

Almost every night, I’d have nightmares. My brain got scared of the bad dreams so much that it’d wake up early in the morning before the ordeal fluttered under my eyelids.

Nightmares tend to come because of underling issues such as unpacked sadness, depression, anxiety, and stress. (At least for me.)

Fortunately, I’ve come across something that works to replace my nightmares with (well, lets be honest) weird dreams.

Hey, it’s an improvement!

There are a few things that I’ve adopted (adapted?) into my practice.

1. Meditation.

I use the meditation app Meditation Studio. It’s very good. I recommend it to anyone. It has a lot of different people narrating the various meditations.

2. Stuffed toy.

I use my stuffed koala for times of stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness. (My husband named him/her after Euclid the father of geometry. He likes math, lol).

3. Journal.

I write down what makes me sad. I begin with…”I’m sad because…”

4. Painting, coloring, and drawing. 

I absolutely love making art, but sometimes it takes a while on a big canvas – it becomes a big project. With a little sketchbook, pens, colored pencils, watercolor, and watercolor pencils, I can make art almost anywhere.

9 Replies to “Going Through Sadness”

  1. This is so much needed in today’s world .Well I’m not depressed but I take inspiration from this for my next post 😀Thanks for inspiring .


  2. When I was younger, I’m talking pre-teens, I had nothing but nightmares. I had trouble sleeping because of it. I was terrified to go to sleep. The way I dealt with it when I was about 13, was to actually embrace my dreams, even when they were scary. I kept repeating that I didn’t care if I had a nightmare because it would be as if I was watching a scary movie and I sometimes enjoyed those. I would remember my dreams, especially the scary ones and tell myself how interesting they were. Eventually, I started having less nightmares. And when I still did, I welcomed them. It got to a point where I kind of missed them! It still works for me ’til this day. Since I learned to control my nightmares, I love dreams in general. It’s good you were able find a solution that works for your nightmares. 🙂

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    1. Same here. I eventually was able reach a lucid dream state pretty quickly and if the nightmare was too much I would “look at myself” in the dream and say “wake up now”. Funny, I was not at all surprised to hear this from you Yolanda. 🙂

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    2. That’s an interesting way of preventing nightmares.

      Since I’ve used Euclid, I haven’t experienced any nightmares. I hate them. I get chased by things whether it’s a zombie or a rapist. In a nightmare, I hide and the hiding is worst than getting chased.

      So, I don’t miss them!

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  3. These are some excellent ways for dealing with nightmares. Dream journals are good too. If you see recurring symbolism in your nightmares it could be a hint of the underlying stressors that may be causing the nightmares. 🙂


    1. Definitely. I have chronic stress and an anxiety disorder. I also have intestinal problems so, for me, nightmares are very common. Fortunately, I haven’t experienced any recently – and I think that’s because I’m building my type of witchcraft from the ground up (and of course, Euclid!).

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