I have received many phone calls regarding people’s feelings of depression and the immobility to extend their emotional upheaval into a lighter frame of mind.
Please realize that it is the results of your ego, which keeps control of your depressed state of mind. Another name that is used in concordance with this area is called “the child within” who becomes rebellious to being controlled, as it is afraid of being ignored when it is placed outside of its own comfortable boundaries.
How do we take it by the hand and lead it into safer pastures to calm its wayward mind?
All is revealed to you through the feelings of your heart, through you learning to love the insolence of its erratic behavior, just like you would do if you were chastising your own small child. Begin by thinking to yourself in a quiet and passive way. The ego will begin to hear your thoughts through the wording that automatically release themselves from your memory bank, especially when we are in doubt, where it can begin to relax through your gentle persuasion and explanations. It is in this space of mind where you can both coexist together, through harmonizing with one another, as it is drawn back into its own safety net where it can once again regain its own composure and begin to feel safe and secure.
Do not allow your depressed state of mind to keep running the same thoughts in your mind over and over again, as this thinking will suck you down into a deeper quandary, which allows the depression to strengthen itself and therefore it takes control of each situation. This only makes your life twice as difficult for you to reinvest in yourself.
Learn to take control of your thinking, until you begin to realize that all problems that occur in the inner self are totally in control of your hands, which is your own action!
Given time and your watchful mind, your depression will lift itself out of its abyss, as it will regain its own confidence and learn to correct its own behavior, through the self-respect and watchful eye you give yourself. Don’t forget to say “thank you” to yourself throughout the day as you notice the positive outlook that begins to set its scene in your mind. Don’t give up! Give in to your inner self through your own heart, where time will heal the wounded warrior, and you begin to realize, it will become easier than you think!
Blessed Be, Omni
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