ALL good responses, insightful and experienced. What a great lesson for us all.
One factor that might be useful to ponder is the focus on "impacted energies". This event has compacted thought within your psyche, and it's a lot like spiritual constipation.
In many cases, deep, hard laughter dislodges a certain amount of the impacted energies. So Irisha (and others!) DO try to occassionally lighten up and have a gut-quaking laugh. It's good in MANY areas of the soul.
Cruise around "Fun And Recreation" and get involved in some silliness...take breaks from the serious, and remember that playing with your friends here is just as important as serious discussion.
LAUGH: Provide a caption
LEARN: Impacted Energies-discussion
LIVE: Make an unfounded claim about the poster above you
LET GO: JUMP STARTS