What to Do if You’re Depressed


I first experienced depression when I was in college. My grandfather, my main patriarchal companion, died. The whole family dynamic changed and I lost all ground.

I started sleeping all day. I skipped classes. I withdrew from an entire semester of school.

I know what depression can feel like, at least from my experience, and I’ve seen it with clients,  friends, lovers and family members.

Currently, many of my clients report feelings of depression. Here’s what I have to say to you:

If you’re depressed, you’re likely overwhelmed by what’s going on in the external world. Perhaps you’re bummed about the state of the world, you feel helpless, someone you love has left, etc.

It gets even worse if you have a medical condition and so this is when you must make sure to get the right medication such as Nerve Renew for diabetic patients found on www.nervepaintreatment.org/ which helps with the pain, skin rashes and several other problems.

Recently I went to see Kaypacha, a popular astrologer. He said that what’s missing is your own internal strength, your own interior castle, you’re weak, and your castle is being overtaken.

It’s time to build your inner wealth. Inside of you is a vast ocean of treasures. You have the ability to connect to the spirit that you are, that lasting peace, inside of you.

I recommend taking time to truly anchor into yourself and build up your internal peace, sense of well-being and connection from within. Begin to tune out the outer world.

The following can help:

  • Meditate!
  • Get out in nature daily
  • Set a regular wake + sleep routine
  • If you’re only working your job for money, leave it (Thanks, Kaypacha, totally agree!)
  • Change your state in the morning- jump on a rebounder, go for a walk, take a hot or cold shower
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Start tapping
  • Take vitamin D + B (you can find these supplements at buoyhealth)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do Morning Pages
  • Give to others- volunteer, find a service you can offer, focus on others

When I was depressed, I recognized that it was a phase. In large part, I accepted it for what it was. A transition. Grief. If you’re clinically depressed, you can get on meds if that’s your choice, or what you need to help you at this time, but I also think for many of us, it’s possible to heal it on our own or with a good depression therapy and treatment.

Give yourself time to feel and to be in whatever phase you’re in. When you’re ready to make a change, you will. Small steps each day lead to huge changes down the road.

Kaypacha also said, “Figure out how you can change the world with your love.” Get busy doing that.

A Course in Miracles says, in my own words, all that’s missing in a situation is what we ourselves are not giving. Give love. Contribute. Make a difference where you are with what you have.

I’m not a doctor, so this isn’t a clinical diagnoses. Please seek support + help if you’re really clinically depressed. Yet also, know that this time is challenging for many, as the new consciousness grows, so does the old.

Listen to inspiring material, and read or re-read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Know that you have the power to change the condition of your mind.

All my love,

Rachel Claire

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