The Blanket of Depression

Many people think of depression as sadness, but depression has many faces including numbness, overwhelm and inexplicable anxiety. While there can be many factors at play, including chemical and hormonal imbalances, nutrition issues and lack of vitamin D, when we look at the energetic and emotional causes depression is like a big, heavy, grey blanket covering some emotion or aspect of us that for some reason we have been unable to freely feel or face.

This can include repressed anger, frustrated passion, or denied expression of some part of you - whether that means your present adult self, past self of 10/20/more years ago or even going back to your child self that is still alive and well within you often with some unfinished business! 

What do you want to express that you haven’t been allowed to or had the opportunity to? 
What are you passionate about? 
What makes you feel excited? 
What makes you feel angry? 
What do you regret doing or not doing? 
What do you regularly (or always) deny yourself? 
What would you spend more time doing if you were given an extra day (or hour) a week?

Just allowing yourself to think about, or write down, the answers to these questions can start to make you feel better because whatever it is that is under that blanket feels it is finally being heard, and is being given the opportunity to express itself. If you can take some action from the answers that come, even better. 

Sending some sunshine vibes to all out there that need it.


shapeshifter 23rd September 2013 11:18 am

Thanks, Dana.
A lot of food for thought but not too much to put on my plate.

keryndawer 23rd September 2013 11:30 am

Very thought provoking Dana. Thank you. While depression has so many underlying causes as you stated, many of them biochemical, I can see how my life-long struggle with depression has certainly not been helped by my behaviors (such as repressing anger) and my thoughts ( often negative). I can practically feel the blanket lifting as I've made major changes in my behaviors and thoughts in the past few months.

Depression is no joke and I appreciate your kindness and concern in helping folks like myself learn to truly live life and love themselves :)

Thank you.


Emma852013 25th September 2013 10:02 am

Such a beautiful and important message that so many need to hear.

Thank you and Bless you :smitten:


laughlight 30th September 2013 9:14 am

so perfect! will forward to a dear friend who is full of bravado & poor nutrition as his life Transitions. Smart words here, dear Dana. thank you for a simple tool we can use to assist our fellow humanity. Peace ~

Don11 9th October 2013 6:20 am

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments everyone xo


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Energy Intuitive and Author of A New Chapter Dana Mrkich is an inspiring Writer, Speaker & Teacher with a passion for reminding others of their innate truth and essence. Holding the vision of a new reality from a young age guided by her star elders, Dana’s life focus has been to help people remember who they really are so that together we can create the best possible reality for ourselves and the planet.  

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