I am aware that depression is very common, especially among the younger population. Here I will share how depression looks from a psychic perspective.
First, I never had a client come in specifically wanting to deal with depression. Instead the client comes in because he/she can't make something happen in his life. He may have had a dream that he simply has not been able to fulfill and he's frustrated. Or a relationship is not working. Or there is a pressing decision about work or career. In other words clients have come in with every type of complaint and challenge -- none depression.
During the session, I discover their depression. It is a part of a larger, core issue. Depression is a manifestation of a core issue. Depression in itself is not the core issue. What this means is that to deal with the depression, you have to deal with the core issue. It means you can have healing.
Depression from a Psychic Point of View
From a psychic point of view depression is an inability to know one's true, authentic self. Not knowing one's true self, one is unable to reach out in the world and create what one needs and wants, express one's desires, talents and abilities, and thereby experience fulfillment, satisfaction, peace and joy.
Depression in an adult is the inability to know one's true desires, needs and talents. There is only a vague restlessness and vague images of dreams. Not knowing these authentic needs and desires, one cannot take action to fulfill them. One remains shut down, depressed, sad, alone.
Most of the time the cause is in childhood. When a child does not receive attention, meaningful interaction, and guidance from a parent, he is unable to know her authentic self.
When a child receives attention and guidance, she is automatically supported in knowing herself. In knowing herself, she knows what she wants. She has confidence and competency to go and explore the world, enter into new life experiences. Going into new life experiences is growth.
Also, to date, what I have seen is that one can't do it alone -- move from this isolated state of numbness into full functionality. Or it is very difficult. What is ideal is for the person to have a mentor. Basically someone to hold his hand while he starts to feel, comes to know his authentic feelings, begins to know his wishes and begins to move in the direction of fulfilling his dreams and desires.
Going in the direction of fulfillment of one's desires and dreams brings on an overwhelming experience of authentic self. This is generally hugely disorienting, and the person is likely to withdraw from the endeavor. The experience of disorientation -- which everyone experiences when going into new territories, especially creative territories -- is something a person learns how to live with and keeps moving forward with the new endeavor.
If one is supported in taking steps to fulfill dreams, one slowly moves into the center of her authentic being. This is a new identity, and very different from the identity that operated from the limiting, contracted childhood energies.
It takes time to get used to living a life where the person has dream and can act to fulfill it, has a need and can act to fulfill it, and the consistent experience of fulfillment and satisfaction. If the person understands the problem and perseveres in the effort to actualize his truth, one succeeds.
An Easy, Quick & Effective Way to Break Up Dense Energies
I know it's very difficult to move when you're depressed, make any effort in any direction, but it may be you can listen to some shamanic music.
Astarius offers some phenomenal shamanic healing. He's given me permission to post his track, "Spirit Rap." It's effective in breaking up the lower, dense energies and establishing higher vibrations.
And I love Beth and Cinde's song "All Is Well" from their album, Voices on the Wind. Beautiful, nurturing, comforting. Also here with permission.