Many of those walking the path towards self-awareness and self-knowing are feeling increasingly isolated and alone. It can sometimes be hard to gain a sense of Self or a sense of knowing when the world is spinning, shifting and changing so intensely, yet, at the same time, intuitively we know that through this chaos, clarity comes.
Depression is something that affects more and more people today. It’s a word we use to describe how we feel when we are sad, listless, unmotivated, restless, and in worse cases, feeling hopeless, powerless, and useless. When we’re depressed it’s hard to get motivated to do anything and we can also be either very teary and emotional or feel dead and lifeless.
The US National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) involving 281,460 men and women over 45 years of age it found that marriage was associated with a much lower risk of mortality than being single. Similarly, the British Regional Heart Study of 1995, that involved 7,735 men aged 40-59, found that being single was associated with a higher risk of mortality. However, it is not marriage itself that offers the health benefits. It is the quality of relationship within the marriage that counts. A happy marriage translates to a happy heart.
When I was going through a period that I would describe as one of the darkest nights of my soul, I was overwhelmed by the cascade of events, each one more challenging than the one before, that seemed to appear out of nowhere, on an almost daily basis. I knew that this was a mistake, that this was not my life and certainly not something I had volunteered for on any level.
Here's a question that we received from a client who asked Saint-Germain about how to stay spiritually focused, while coping with low energy and depression. Question: "I am trying to walk a spiritual path, but I am having a hard time with depression and finding it difficult to do anything. Is medication a good solution, or is there a spiritual way to defeat this?
Intense happiness and depression are close to each other. There is a thin line separating those states of being. I’ve always walked on that line in my life. To balance both can be quite a task. I can be really ecstatic one moment and a minute later I can feel like crap. Sometimes I experience both flows at the same time.
I have been away in North Carolina for the past week or so, connecting with my new twin grandbabies who were born very suddenly on June 12th and still in intensive care, so it has been a bit longer than usual in between energy alerts.
How can anyone be depressed when trees grow and flowers bloom? How
can any heart feel depressed when even one apple grows on a tree? When
one baby smiles. When there is even one such a thing as a baby gerbil
to steal your heart. When there is music. When every forest is a work
of art. When a crayon can make a mark on paper. When children play.