Sometimes when we want a different life for ourselves and are working on manifesting our dreams and we’re being held back by something we can’t identify, we can feel depressed. It’s not unusual. Most people feel down or “off” sometimes and when we do, it’s important to be kind to ourselves. Often, the reason we are feeling depressed is because we’re saying some pretty negative stuff to ourselves at the subconscious level.
Because our subconscious mind is like a dvd constantly playing the same messages again and again, when we get stuck on some negative statements we can get depressed because we keep hearing the bad statements over and over. We often tell ourselves things like “I’m not good enough to do that” or “I’m not smart enough”. We tell ourselves things that limit us and a belief is just a statement we say to ourselves over and over. So, when we are feeling depressed it can often be our self-limiting beliefs that are the cause.
The subconscious mind is active 90% of the time, the conscious mind only 10%. So, changing those limiting beliefs is really important to feeling better.
I’ve had people say to me that they were worrying about their manifestations coming to them because they had been feeling depressed. Essentially, they were afraid that the manifestations they had been working on would not come into the physical, or 3rd dimension because they knew their energetic vibration was lower because of feeling depressed. I could absolutely understand what they were feeling because I’ve had depression in my own life, but what I do know is that when we’re feeling depressed we need to focus on being good to ourselves so that our outlook improves and we can feel better as soon as possible.
Being depressed is miserable and this lifetime is not a dress rehearsal. I’m a firm believer in getting ourselves past the depressive situation or feelings as QUICKLY as possible and however it can most easily be accomplished so we can move on to better times and attract better circumstances. If we need to see a therapist or physician or start medication, we need to do that. Perhaps a vacation is just what we need or even a day away with a good friend to talk to will turn the negative mind-set around. Personally, I find hobbies great therapy if I’m not feeling the best. When you can combine your hobby with time spent with friends it’s like a double-dose of good medicine. Keeping a gratitude journal is also a wonderful way to feel better because it makes us focus on the positive, wonderful things in our lives. We just need to do whatever we need to do to feel better as soon as possible. No one wants to be down in the dumps and it’s certainly not a place we can manifest abundance.
I like this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh because it points out that sometimes depressive feelings are the familiar and if we haven’t felt really good for a while we may not even realize that we have been feeling depressed because we can forget what it’s like to feel really good. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” Sometimes feeling less than ideal can be the familiar and therefore easier to hold on to than moving ahead to better, happier times. However, we all deserve the good times, happy times and to feel our best. It’s well worth doing whatever we need to to put ourselves in a better place emotionally, even if that better place can be unfamiliar.
In part 2 of this article I’ll talk about the energetic vibration scale and where various emotions are on that scale. As well, I’ll talk about where the MAJORITY of people hold their energetic vibration and some good ways to increase your feelings of well-being and your vibration.
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