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I have seen SO MANY posts on social media from people asking for thoughts, prayers, etc...when they are in times of stress, conflict, sadness...
What do all of you do in these situations?

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It depends. I ignore demands for prayers. But if I see someone depressed by something, I remind them it's transitory, to try to stay strong. If it's something that cannot be changed, like a loved one dying, I express that they made that persons life more filled with love and that they can celebrate and remember this....sort of try to see the positive that is waiting after the hurt is not as acute.

Candyland Level 4 Mar 13, 2018
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I try to say something substantive and supportive.

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I think positive energy thoughts for them.

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I realize that life on earth is a learning experience, filled with conflicts, stress, sadness. It's all part of the game.

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Ignore them

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I tell them that this isn't a prayer circle and if "uncle steve" wants to go towards the light then we should let him and not stand in his way.

That pretty much shuts them the hell up for a bit.

I like that!

@DanaSullivan I hate that drivel, and I'm ruthless.

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I take an actual action to get trhough it.

snytiger6 Level 9 Mar 12, 2018
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I advise them that thoughts & prayers do not work. Stress, conflict ,sadness...? Meditate, remove the source, have a beer.

Mooolah Level 8 Mar 12, 2018
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There is no point worrying, so just deal with it.

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I tell them I will visualize a white light of healing love energy around them or the situation.

StormKing Level 3 Mar 12, 2018
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If it's appropriate for me to say something because I know them, I'll say something appropriate rather than the inappropriate things religious people say. Sorry for your loss. I knew him well, a fellow of infinite jest. Or something that evokes common humanity and bearing witness and isn't a pious platitude.

mordant Level 8 Mar 12, 2018
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I step back and gain perspective.

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Depends on the situation.

Charlene Level 9 Mar 12, 2018
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WHEN I feel espcially wicked or annoyed, I say I have a powerful spell for that. Shall I cast it for you?

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I usually hide the post.

KKGator Level 9 Mar 12, 2018
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