Let me first give you my simplified definition of depression. Depression is a state of feeling bad most of or all the time. It is the experience of being in a vibration of very low, uncomfortable energy that has little or no relief.
At the finest levels of our being, our quantum self, we are all energy. Subtle energies that are unseen to the eye (by most people) vibrate within us and around us constantly. Depression is a very uncomfortable energy state to exist in. The reason it is so uncomfortable is because it contradicts the truth of who we are and who God created us to be. God created us to be in a state of high joy vibration energy.
The good news about depression is it is not who you really are. Your depression is not your identity it is your experience. It is an energy experience that has taken a hold of your life. Since it is not your identity, you can change it. It will require doing some energy work and clearing of the limiting beliefs, both conscious and subconscious to allow you to feel better.
Your subconscious limiting beliefs held within your being feed the negative energy you are experiencing. Your conscious negative thoughts continue to feed the negative energy. Most people suffering from depression have a tendency towards negative thinking. They assume that if they feel bad, they must be bad. You are always free to choose whatever thought you want. Even if you are processing some uncomfortable negative energy, you are always free to think a positive thought. It is appropriate when a lot of emotion is coming up to say to yourself I am clearing this negative energy. It is no longer serving me to experience this in my life.
When We Need Depression
I have worked with numerous clients that have a hidden motivation or need for their depression. We need our illness when we believe it is keeping us safe from something we fear. Many people come into this world at birth with hesitation and anxiety. They start their life wanting to leave it. As adults they are still not really wanting to be here. They have a perception that the world is not a safe place and there is not enough love for them. Depression becomes a good friend that is always there when they need it. It sticks by them and keeps them safe from the unpredictable risks in the world. Some common deeper beliefs held in the subconscious and conscious mind are:
- I dont deserve this
- Cant control others
- Punished for who I am
- What am I doing wrong?
- I am wrong
- Danger is everywhere
- Only bad things come my way
These are all negative, limiting beliefs that feed negative energy to our being. Thoughts create and whatever you believe in you will experience. Since energy follows thought, create thoughts of wellness and you will create an energy of wellness that will be fed to your being.
If you have been depressed for a long time, your body is now believing that is what being alive feels like. Without the depression, your body may think it is going to die. With the use of your mind and your faith, you can retrain your body to operate at a higher frequency of energy so it can once again know itself in light and truth.
Birth and Depression
Consider the possibility that the origin of a lot of your depression is connected with your birth. If your mother was anxious, depressed, worried, troubled during your gestation, you took on all that energy in the earliest formation of you. Most people are walking around still carrying and trying to process out their birth energy. If you had a complicated gestation or delivery you were hit from the very beginning with some big negatives that were imprinted in your psyche. For more information on this phenomena see Birth Leaves an Imprint that Starts our Life as a Struggle in my book "Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century.