How Can I Walk a Spiritual Path When I'm Feeling Low and Depressed?

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?"

Saint-Germain: My dear, I would like to address the issue of depression that you are talking about.

You, and so many others, on a spiritual path have encountered moments of very low energy, especially when you feel overwhelmed with the intensity of the process of transformation that you have undertaken. To deal with this intense process, and to make it work for you in a way that restores your trust and confidence in a functioning life, there is only one solution. You have to go through it. You have to walk through the fear, and go past it. You have to address the painful and frightening issues that arise within you, and then go beyond them.

But how do you do that? When you fall into depression, what happens is that you attach your identity to the complex of issues that are involved, and then you become blocked. Rather than avoid these issues because they are painful, as it may seem easier to do, what you need to do instead is take an active role in changing them.

First of all, it is important to understand that you are NOT your experiences. Frightening or painful experiences can leave you identifying strongly with them. Such is the nature of trauma. But you must remind yourself that Who You Really Are, is not the result of these experiences. You must polish the mirror of your Divinity, so that you might see your Self again.

Just as a mirror that has been gathering dust in the attic for too long, needs a good polishing before you can see your reflection shining back again; so you must let go your mis-identification with trauma, before you can see yourself As You Truly Are, once again.

Please know that as you release your identification with trauma, you will restore and re-establish trust in your Divinity, – in the Child of God, That You Are.

Our recommendation is that if you feel the need to explore therapeutic treatment for your depression, we would advise you to work with a person who is not only qualified in their professional capacity, but who also understands that treating the root cause of any ailment at the spiritual level, offers you the greatest possibility for a lasting healing.

We would also advise you to consider your depression, not as something that you must defeat, but as a part of yourself that you must remember to love now. Remember that Love is the greatest healing force in the Universe, and it is immediately accessible to you, at all times. Call it to you now, and it will be your constant companion.


Gwen in New Mexico 15th October 2010 8:39 am

Thank you, just what I need to read this a.m.
Blessings and gratitude.

anje 15th October 2010 10:34 pm

Depression is Deep rest, given by the need to heal what is buried and painful. Who can properly and fully engage in that level of reality and healing, when happy and on top of things? We just need to take the depressive periods and retreat and allow the darkness and negativity to envelope us and to experience it again, knowing fully all the while that it will not return if we do this. Just rest deeply, and trust that the medicine is there in the heart and has always been there, it has just been a time release type of thing and now it is the time, to let it free. This way depression becomes a welcome thing and something that gives instead of takes. Just feel, and rest. Don't think!