In the last few weeks I have shared how, for fifteen years, I suffered with depression. You may read the posts here: Part I, Part II, Part III.
With the help of my doctor, medication, and psychologists, but also finding and nurturing my spirit, I was able to overcome it. All this happened eight years ago and I haven’t had depression since. Don’t get me wrong, there are still times in my life that I feel a little down and drift back to the deep dark place, but it is ALWAYS because I have been forgetting about ME, and as soon as I return to my spiritual rituals, life is good again, it NEVER fails!
We are so conditioned to only worry about the physical things. Eat healthy, keep fit, and look after our bodies; that definitely helps; but that isn’t all there is. We need to nurture our minds and our spirits as well, especially our spirit! Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
It was learning who I really was and knowing I had the power, but most importantly it was finding and surrendering to something much more powerful than I, that helped me to pass through.
I share my experience in hopes to help you. I see so many people being afraid to face their demons and look within. That is where the light is. That is where the love is. That is where the healing begins. I pray with all my heart and SOUL that you find yours. Don’t be afraid to step into the light and kick the depression in the butt and find the beautiful flower you are. Through all the thorns and scrapes and scars, it is there, quietly waiting for you. All you have to do is open your heart and let it shine through.
To the beauty in you,