The following articles by Julie Redstone offer a spiritual perspective on depression, which is affecting more and more
people at this time on Earth. The process of purification is intensifying our inner experience of all that is not whole
within us. This process is happening both individually and collectively. At the same time many people are not able to feel
God's love and light, which would provide comfort and support.
The Earth herself is transforming both vibrationally and physically, creating much upheaval for all of humanity. These
articles offer a spiritual view of depression and provide guidance, support and daily meditation resources. At the bottom
of this page we have a place for you to share your experience with depression, and also to read the
stories of other visitors who are healing depression.
Trends in Emotional and Spiritual Health: Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress
Beloveds, we live at a time when increased spiritual energy on the planet is creating a raised awareness of the values of the
heart and of life itself. At the same time, it is bringing into consciousness all that is out of balance and not in harmony
with these newly awakening values. It is in this way that it is possible to look at the increased incidence of depression
in developed countries, which, in many nations, has become of epidemic proportions.
A Spiritual View of Depression
There remains a vast gap between the current way of treating depression as an entity - clinically, chemically, and in
terms of the body - and the way of treating depression as an energy related to consciousness. Although an understanding
of brain chemistry and of neuro-transmitters are among the more popular views today concerning the origin of depression,
the energy of our spiritual self influences the way in which brain chemistry and neuro-transmitters work, and when
changes are made to the flow or current, a new balance within the brain can be achieved.
A Spiritual View of Depression: The
Hunger for Light The hunger of the soul for light, especially when the language of spirituality has not been
acquired fully, can be both painful and confusing. A person can feel lost, misunderstood, out of place, with a sense
of not belonging anywhere. In fact, without the spiritual underpinnings anchored in awareness, it can feel like one
doesnt even belong to oneself. This nameless thing that it is possible to long for involves hunger at the deepest
level. It is a hunger for spiritual light.
A Spiritual View of Depression: The Boundary of
Self The situation of being permeable to energies that belong to the world's condition is ever present. We
are never immune to the impact of what surrounds us as a spiritual atmosphere and what we live within. What this
knowledge can do is to help us separate from feelings of despair, sadness, grief, or emptiness that we think of as
belonging to us alone, and to know that they are not entirely ours.
The Wisdom Within Depression: A
Spiritual View It would be well to look at all forms of depression, especially those of greater intensity,
as a spiritual crisis in their underpinnings, for though they may show no movement toward healing on the mental or
emotional levels for a time, on the level of spirit and soul there is much activity. Here, a question is being
asked and a question is being answered continually, namely, 'what is this life about, what is its value, and
what am I doing in it?'
A Spiritual View of Depression: The
Light That Shines in the Darkness The capacity of darkness to create a 'cover' over light is what creates
the sense of emptiness or lack that is so intrinsic to depression. Though light always remains present within
each individual being, darkness obscures the inner connection with the heart and with the source of being so
that this light cannot be felt.
A Spiritual View of Depression -
Living With the Unknown Everywhere in life, things are moving, relationships are changing, disappointments
are happening, letting go is required, and the sense of the unknown exists as an everpresent companion to each
step that we take. Knowing that there is a part of the self that is untouched by the circumstances of one's life
and that that part of the self is accessible, is a reason to strive to reach it, to search in every way possible
for the path to find it.
A Spiritual View of Mental
Illness Today, most of us do not think of severely limiting conditions as a path of healing because
there is so much suffering and limitation involved. And yet with respect to the mentally ill, the disrupted
sense of self and the search for a core self is, in fact, such a path. It creates a great need to find ones
way back to a more solid footing in relation to the external world and also in relation to the self. With
this in mind, we can begin to think of mental and emotional disorders as both a problem, and an answer to a
problem. The problem is visible; that it is an answer, most often is not.
Articles Related to Depression
Addiction and Spirituality -
The Way Home There is a time and place in which the soul begins to seek a path of return to its lost home, and, finding
the way blocked or invisible, yearns once again for the sense of peace and love that it remembers as having been part of its
deepest longing. In that moment of time, when the soul turns toward the sun of its longing seeking remembrance and reunion,
seeking the sense of peace and completion that it believes is possible, a significant step toward the light of Spirit is
taken and the soul will never be the same again. At the same time, if the yearning for home is not realized by fulfillment,
if the spiritual longing finds, instead, an emptiness of heart and a lack of response to its prayer for reunion, it can
become disconsolate and greatly sorrowful, so much so that it gives up that which it has set its heart upon, and instead
turns to other means by which to fulfill its desire for peace and for the essence of tranquility which can only be
produced by the light.
There Is No Such Thing As
Failure Failure is not the opposite of success. Rather, the opposite of success is indifference. For indifference
places us on a road of unconsciousness where the striving to reach toward a new and for the moment unattainable goal
does not matter. If the goal is just beyond reach and we are trying with all our might to reach toward it, then success
lies in the process, in the reaching itself, in the integrity with which body, heart and mind are joining to pursue an
aim that is wanted by all three.
A Spiritual View of Autism The value of a spiritual view of autism is that it enables the pain of limitation and helplessness suffered by those
who experience significant impairment and those who care for them to be held with a sense of purposefulness and meaning.
This can support individuals and families with a sense of truth and love, even during times of greatest challenge.<
Disorders and Related Problems in Children - A Spiritual View The phenomenon of limited or impaired attention
span, of difficult or aggressive behavior, of problems with peers or of making friends, of body level agitation
which leads to nervous gestures or an inability to sit still for more than a minute - all of these can be symptoms
not of a medical or psychological condition, but a condition that has to do with the greater presence of light on
the planet and in the spiritual atmosphere or environment in which we live.
Some of the Blessings of the Light
spiritual guidance messages that we receive and share through our e-mail list
address the challenges many are experiencing with depression. Here are just a few...
Lifting the Spirit During times of difficulty it is common for people
to feel depression. This is understandable when facing obstacles and challenges, however at this time
there is also great Light available on the spiritual level that can be a source of comfort, nourishment
Love and Blessings during Difficult Times As much of your world celebrates holidays and the birth
of God's light in the world, so many are suffering from depression or despair, or are experiencing
difficulties within family relationships and interpersonal communications.
Healing Despair Despair is the feeling that there is no meaning to one's life, that life is not
tolerable or bearable or worth living. This is a very painful and tormented state, one which causes much
suffering for those afflicted. The energy of despair comes because the soul is not able to perceive God's
Light or God's presence within whatever difficult experience is happening. The soul perceives itself to be
alone, without love or hope or comfort or meaning.
Shifting Old Energy Patterns The current time is a difficult one, for the spiritual levels of light arriving to the Earth have not yet reached the critical mass of physical embodiment that will create a major structural shift in the current planetary situation.
You can read our most recent Blessings of the Light spiritual guidance messages here, and you can also sign up for the e-mail notification list if you'd like to know when a new message becomes available.