Despair occurs when we have given away all our power and given up hope. When we are in the pits of despair and we “bottom out”, this is a clear message that it is time to reassess where we are at, to jettison whatever is no longer working for us in our lives. This is an opportunity to reclaim one’s power.
People experiencing despair are wanting, subconsciously at least, to rediscover their own power and build upon it.
Again, true power involves making a journey into the uncomfortable realm of powerlessness. Over the centuries, the mystics have written personal accounts about the “dark night of the soul”. Although your first inclination is to feel like a total failure if you are in deep despair, take heart because despair actually is the final dark phase before the dawning of a new personal era.