Spiritual Guidance on Depression


Question: I am about to retire from my career and I got in some trouble. I need some help cause I am getting very depressed.

Answer: Hello, dear one! Alana appreciates your question and also feels within you much confusion and quandary.

What Alana would suggest is for you to recognize that there is nothing more powerful than the present moment. In other words, the future lies ahead of you and the future is not something that you can control from the future. The past is behind you and it is now gone. Therefore, the only thing that you really have that is important is the present moment. This is because the present moment is what will impact and direct your future, and the past is behind you. Dear one, Alana encourages you to recognize that your thoughts in this present moment will definitely affect your future.

How about spending some time in the present moment looking at the things that have occurred in your life which have brought you joy? Look at the things that have occurred in your life where you have seen that you have made a difference; times where you have contributed to others and where you have filled up your own being. Turn toward thoughts that have brought you joy. Look within your life right now and validate the things that you are grateful for.

Alana feels that a way to redirect your future, worries, and concerns is to begin to fill up your nature. Tell your God, tell the universe, tell the world that what really matters to you are the things that you cherish and are grateful for. By doing this, dear one, you create an image, or an impression, that tells the world, tells the universe, tells God vibration what you would like to have in your future. By devoting your attention and energy to imagining with your senses and feelings what you are grateful for, you begin to redirect possibilities. This influences your future and will help uplift your energy. This will bring more light into your body, help your emotions, and give you a greater sense of the future.

Alana feels that in any moment we can redirect possibilities through the attention and intention that we have in the current moment. Also, dear one, recognize that communicating with your heart, sharing your intentions, sharing what you feel, and including your needs and values, is a way for others to gain greater understanding of your situation and motivation of your life.

So dear one, communicate openly with your heart. Communicate with yourself openly and honestly. This will lay a delightful foundation to attract love to you.

Thank you dear one for your question.

--Alana

Please Note: The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals. The information provided above is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychiatric disorder. The potential risks associated with improper diagnosis or treatment can only be minimized by consultations with mental health professionals. If you, or someone you know, is showing the symptoms of clinical depression, make sure to receive qualified help. Here's one of many web sites on the subject:

http://www.mentalhelp.net