I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on how depression could actually be made our ally as opposed to the dark corner we avoid. Very often the shadow is cast on our lives when something else is wrong. It’s there to give us a clear message: Slow down. Take care. All is not right. Yet, instead of allowing ourselves to accept this supportive feeling, we try and silence it.
Depression isn’t asking to be “fixed” or “diagnosed.” It’s our soul reaching out and saying, “Walk with me and let me show you the way through.” I have always found that on the other side of depression there was something better – if I allowed myself to do the work. Depression shows me where I need to let go of things that are hurting me, and where I need to start again and create something new. [Read more…]