We live in a pharmaceutical age. Go to the doctor with a pain in the neck and you will leave with fifty bottles of pills. Now, while I am not telling everyone out there to avoid your doctors and or medication, I am wondering if there is another solution to something that seems to plague everyone (for some weird reason).
Women seem to suffer the worst of all problems and when women are in tuned with their gifts, because we live in a world that denies them and refuses to help us master them, our problems really sore off the charts.
Now, I won’t say that depression doesn’t exist but maybe the reason we can’t get rid of it, is because we don’t understand what’s causing it. And maybe we can’t stop the cause because the causes are many.
When does the Depression hit you? Is it when you are near, on, or after your moon?
If so, could the problem be hormonal or a side effect of having your period? If that’s the case then you can take measures to lessen it’s effects when your period comes. I, for instance, just go on vacation lol. I stop working on my manuscripts, let the house go if I need to, and just start being a kid with my kids. I take long baths in the evenings, light candles, meditate. Sometimes I have a damn good cry.
Are you an Empath?
This maybe why Depression hits you out of the blue. After all, if you are going along having the best of days or weeks and then BAM! A sudden dread just falls over you, then maybe its someone else’s energy mucking you up. Also, if you are an Empath, which most women are and don’t know it, maybe the depression is actually the cure to what your body needs. What happens when you become depressed? Do you cry a lot or do you murk around not having the will or happiness for anything until finally the dams break and then you have one hell of a good cry? Crying has healing properties and that my friends is medically proven. But what happens to an Empath when she cries? If its a damn good bawling, the next day the depression seems listed. So to an Empath, crying is Nature’s tool of washing away all the muck that is clogging up our sensors.
Empaths should also watch computers. There is one theory that the net is this huge web of energy constantly coming, going, and changing. When Empaths spend too much time on a computer, they end up sponging it up. Empaths need a change of scenery. They need new horizons. So taking a brisk walk or running out to the store, or playing with the dogs and spending more time with your animals helps a lot.
What makes you happy?
My crazy Aunt Joyce fought depression and at times, she seemed like she was really losing it by some of the things she did, but now I know, it was just her attempt of healing herself.
Music made her happy. So she would play songs that she loved to dance to and then, she would get up and dance around. She would be giddy after swirling about to that 80’s song Gloria and for some reason, that one song really lifted her up.
Just getting up and raising her adrenaline was what did it. When we get active with something that we truly enjoy, that doesn’t seem like work, our spirits will raise.
I had a friend who fought depression every day of her life. When I told her to sit down and figure out what she really loved doing and then get out there and do it…the depression ended. She loved animals, so now she works for a small zoo. She has to drive a good ways to get there but guess what, its worth it for her and she hasn’t been on medication since.
So maybe its a life change you are needing which is sometimes the hardest of things to do. If you can’t change your job then you need to add something extra to your life to make the job worth it. Start taking an entire day or a few hours just for yourself—away from your normal environment, away from the kids, husband, friends. And you don’t need money for this….drive to the park, sit on the bench…take a back road…get lost. And stay away from people who emotionally drain you.
If you are doing something you love…for instance, I’m a writer. Sometimes perfecting my trade or being around the business end of writing drags me down. So, I walk away from writing groups, my blogs, other writers, and the business side of it. I get back to the basics….pull out a pad and scribble stories down. Or I turn the computer off entirely and take a break from writing and everything. Sometimes even what you love to do….you need a vacation from…even if that vacation is once a month. Why? because writing and whatever else you love is time consuming. We spend a lot of time doing it. We deserve time off… more so because it has devoured our life lol.
Also look into vitamins, changing the way you eat even if its 2 nights a week to begin with. Do you hate exorcise? Well i sure as hell do but like my crazy Aunt, i love to dance. Everyone has something that they love that gives their bones some activity….we just forget to make time for it.
Remember, to find a cure…find the problem and sometimes the problem has more than one source. With the right mindset and determination…you can do this. Why? because you were not born with depression…its something that infected you over a long period of time. And like any infection, you can stomp it out and get rid of it. or at least recognize the reason its happening when it does, and then bring an end to it!
Update: I almost forgot something….if it is hormonal, then you may want to do what i said above, and change what you are eating, at least a few nights a week—particularly meat. I don’t know if any of you have noticed but the meats bought in stores are often tainted and pumped up with so many hormones anymore, it isn’t funny. My best friend, when she went to a doctor concerning her hormones, he confirmed this and told her to back off eating so much meat. I began to notice that certain meats in the store look very glossy and slick. When you get them home, they are very shiny and even the taste, well it just tastes different.
Now i am not saying flip into the side of Vegan….but be more particular as to what you are putting in you. Then see if it brings any change.