These days there is a bit of a depression epidemic. Many people are relying on pharmaceuticals to treat the symptoms – irritability, sadness, loss of interest, anxiety and other serious outcomes. The question is, what is causing the swelling numbers of people feeling these symptoms. Is it because of our fast paced world? Is there something in the genes, or some other inherited factor? The answer probably isn’t cut and dried – many different factors can have an influence. What I’d like to discuss here though is another possible cause and some tips that may help you or someone you know navigate these challenges.
Over the last number of years there have been “cosmic shifts” in the level of consciousness available to humans. There are literally more paths available to people to be able to reach these higher levels of consciousness. The “structure” is continually being built out and modified to bring about new possibilities.
With this comes great potential for humankind, but at the same time it brings challenges to those of us who don’t yet have the experience to be able to handle and integrate this available consciousness into our way of being. The vast majority of us don’t have any idea how to deal with this new-found ability, and in some cases it can lead to the very symptoms that we identify as “depression”.
The good news is, there are ways to integrate and experience this new level of consciousness, and at the same time reduce or eliminate the symtoms of depression. One solution is ancient and proven. Integrating a regular meditation practice into your life will help you to access these additional dimensions and become more linked into the “one mind” of humanity. There are many other ways to reach this goal as well, such as reiki, yoga, mindfulness, etc. and using a combination of these is greatly beneficial.
This type of practice will help each of us in our work on our spiritual path, and will provide a higher quality of inner life.