Can you use The Law of Attraction and it’s principles to alleviate or even treat OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Watch the video or read the transcript below to find out!
Awesome Vita’s Burning Question:
“Dear Melody, I have a question about obsessive compulsive disorder. Mine has lasted for 14 years. I am tired, I suffer from regular headaches and hyperacusis; well it sucks. I’ve tried a lot of tactics, but it hasn’t worked. OCD is getting worse. I’ve been using acupuncture treatments for some time. This helps to reduce anxiety; the OCD, however, remains intense. I noticed that it’s different in nature from the anxiety, more irrational, difficult to calm down or ignore. Pure fear, between life and death.
Please advise if you know a way how to get rid of it.”
Well Awesome Vita, thank you for posing your wonderful question and having the courage to do that. I know it can be really difficult to talk about these topics and about OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, for those people who don’t know, is when you usually have to get things just so, or you might have to do things multiple times. For example, some people might have a compulsion to turn the light off three times, check the door three times or wash their hands three times, because the number three has become a compulsion for them. Other people, for example, have to fold their clothes in a very particular way; everything has to be in its place. If that doesn’t happen, a tremendous amount of anxiety comes up, and it’s this anxiety that you are going to want to work with.
Before I continue, I want to acknowledge that this is not going to be the easiest of processes, and it isn’t something that you are necessarily going to take care of overnight. I know you probably don’t have that expectation, but I wanted to throw that out there. I also wanted to acknowledge what a big journey you are on and how much of an obstacle this can be in your life. If you’re dedicated, however, if you’re willing to jump into the lake of fire, so to speak, then OCD definitely can be alleviated; and yes, it can even be cured. Everything can change, because it’s all energy and it all has energy at its basis. If anybody has ever told you that you just have to put up with this for the rest of your life, that is bullshit. (#ICallBullshit)!
The compulsion is actually serving you
The feeling of anxiety that comes up when you don’t give in to the OCD is what you want to work with. I would suggest strongly that you don’t try to do this in the moment that you are actually having the compulsion. Don’t try to deny the compulsion or start asking yourself what it is that you’re feeling or try to work with it. In that moment, you are really being triggered and you don’t want to work with something especially when it’s really volatile and big like this. In the moment of being triggered, the compulsion is bringing you relief. This is something that you want to take a look at – the compulsion brings you relief from the anxiety. Don’t demonize the compulsion; it will go away when you get rid of the underlying anxiety. If you want to do it this way, then imagine that you don’t give in to the compulsion for a moment (but not when you are being triggered),do it when you are calm. That way you are going to feel it but you won’t feel it full on. Then you can allow yourself to get the information that this emotion has for you.
In the beginning, it might feel like full on fear (it’s just a fear), but if you allow yourself to feel it (again do it in a safe environment where you’re not actually being triggered), you are keeping it at a level where you are able to work with it. If you allow yourself to simply step into this fear rather than running away from it, you are going to get more and more messages.
Working with a practitioner can help
This is going to be a rather large process so I would encourage you quite strongly that if your OCD is very severe, go and work with a practitioner, somebody who can hold the energy for you, somebody who can guide you through this. Do not try to go this alone, because working with a practitioner will first of all speed up the process and it’s also going to make it a lot more comfortable for you. They are going to be able to manage the level of anxiety that you’re energetically feeling in that moment. They are also going to be able to keep you on track so that you don’t go into denial or deflection and run away from it.
Here are the steps again:
- Don’t do this when you’re in the moment of being triggered and the compulsion is being triggered.
- Don’t demonize the compulsion itself; remember it’s actually bringing you relief.
- Work on it when you are calm and allow yourself to feel the fear that comes up.
- Work with the information that you get from that.
I can’t be a whole lot more specific about what to do once the information comes up. This is where you’ll want to read my book as it has a lot more information in it for you, or you might want to schedule a coaching session with someone like me, or…me, to get some help to guide you through this process. You can absolutely release this; there’s no question in my mind.
Hopefully this has given you some direction and I’ve answered your question awesome Vita. Again, thank you so much for asking it.
If you have any questions you’d like me to answer on the blog, or you’d like to share your own experience with OCD, please do so below.
Thank you for bringing you light to the world! Bye.