Depression, Healing, and the Spirit World...
New York Times article, Reducing My Dose, Unblocking My Muse (5.26.15), stated "One thing you learn if you live with depression is that it’s a fickle child: something that mollifies it one day might have no effect on it, or inflame it, the next. Though writing and antidepressants have brought me the best and most reliable relief, I’ve also found relief in sunshine, friendship, falling in love, caring for others."
People suffer from depression. Some admit it, deal with it, others suffer silently. Either way, it is a reality for many, needless suffering for some, for others a path to discovery.
Individuals choose to either seek healing or not for their depression. Medication lessens symptoms, but does not treat underlying emotional causes. There are emotional and spiritual reasons why we suffer.
Turning within guides us into deep frontiers replete with healing energies, presences. After spending a long while working through psychological issues related to trauma and depression a patient related a dream: "I approached the door of a surreal home, aglow with spiritual luminescence. A black goddess waited for me with open arms. 'Welcome home,' she said. I wept. My journey was well worth the effort. I feel more whole, complete, than ever before in my life. My depression lifted."
Friendship, love, caring, and medication if necessary, help us heal from depression; but, most profoundly, transformative mystic encounter makes us whole, complete, ravages of depression paling as we move into home, self, and are welcomed.