What to Do When You’re Feeling Despair


Two days ago I was having what my sweetheart referred to as “A Black Day.” Apparently, this is a thing. I was in despair. I felt hopeless.

I’m 6 months pregnant, working my business full time for the first time, and though my business is successful and profitable in many ways, as I imagined looking out to the changes that may come, me giving birth and then being a mother to a new born, I wondered what will come of my business?

How will I make money? I don’t have anything saved. I’m living one day at a time.

Reading this article circulating on Facebook about the mother who left her 3 month old infant at a daycare, only for it to die in the first two hours, added to my crushing feeling of pain and uncertainty. I felt even more resolved in my desire to stay home with my babe, to not get a day job.  To make this work.

My darling also said: tomorrow, inspiration will come. That’s what follows a “black day.” I spent much of the day praying, asking, visioning, imagining, feeling what I wanted to feel.

I cried a lot, too. I went to bed that night early. At 3 a.m., I awoke.

I’m learning these days to not resist this. I got up out of bed and went to my office. I sat down and entered what I can only call the answer to my prayers.

For 3 hours I worked, in the zone, producing more than I have in a long time. I realized that in the 3+ years I’ve had my website, I’ve created tons of mini-e-books, lots of audios, plenty of reports, in short, a lot of content. And, I’ve been giving most of it away over the years.

I finally packaged some of it up to offer to you!  

This is what Andrea J. Lee, author of the book, Multiple Streams of Coaching Income, teaches in this phenomenal book.  During my reading, I suddenly realized that I’m sitting on a gold-mine of intellectual property and content that I’ve created over the years but never knew how to offer.

In the wee hours of that morning, in the “witching hour,” my genius came alive. I had my inspiring day, followed a few short hours from my black day.

I’m realizing the depths of these truths, more and more: Our prayers are answered. It’s darkest before the dawn. When spirit wakes you up in the middle of night, get up.

As Rumi once said,

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth 
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”


I hope that this story can be a reminder for you. When it seems dark, and all seems lost. Know that inspiration will come again. Things will shift.

Pray. Ask questions. Believe that good will come. And for goodness’ sake, if spirit wakes you up, get up.

I hope you’ll check out my new shop.

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Then, they can connect to the only thing that really matters- their inner-most source and who they truly are. The best part? When you purchase, you’ll receive a $30 coupon towards a session with me. That can be gifted to a friend, too.

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As always, I’d love to hear from you. What are your deepest wishes that you’re manifesting right now? What do you desire to create to share your legacy and gifts with the world in ever-expanding ways? Leave a comment below.


All my love,

Rachel Claire

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