I consider myself to be very spiritual and I enjoy acting, dancing, and singing. I'm pursuing a career in acting and have done some off-off-Broadway shows. I feel confused half the time; I know I have potential, but I feel like I'm lost. I have a hard time expressing my thoughts and I don't do what I say I'm going to do nor do I ever say what I mean. I've been looking for help but I'm not sure what I need help for. I find myself avoiding people. It's crazy, I can't even comprehend my own thoughts. I feel lost and confused most of the time except when I'm performing. Can you please give me any spirtual or professional insight?
Dear Claiming to Be Lost,
You are not lost! Just overridden with self-doubt and in need
of some positive reinforcement and reassurance. This sounds like a transformational
death process to me, which means that you are spiritually evolving into
a new essence. As a result you are perceiving life at a heightened state
To put it simply, the person you used to be—complete with friends, career interests, thoughts, etc.—is dying, and the butterfly is emerging.
This literally means that the person you are becoming is no longer compatible with the old ideas, friends, and interests that used to define 'you'. Change is always tough, especially when we have the rules of 'what we should be doing' in society making us second guess our passions.
When you start to awaken your true self, you may start to become
less social and more introspective. It's completely normal. Not a lot
of people are 'awake'to the illusions of the material world, so it feels
lonely to watch everyone else completely confined to the 'matrix', re-living
My advice: Go with the flow and don't try to figure out the 'whys'.
You will only become more confused. Instead, look at life as a whole floor
of doors with new adventures awaiting on the other side. Move out of your
comfort zone and treat nothing as coincidence. Keep doing theatre and
Don't be afraid to let go of the old! That way, people and opportunities that resonate with the NEW you will start to appear!
Marisa Liza Pell
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Marisa holds a Masters of Arts degree from Emerson College, Boston and an Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College, PA.
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