Are we destroying ourselves? Or can we change our fate?

Low-frequency behavior is robbing your life force.

The story of struggle runs deep in the mind. For many people these days, the struggle is ever more unbearable — fighting to survive, hide, wrap a bandage around the root cause of our deepest wounds.

By covering up the pain of struggling — large numbers of people are at risk.

Humans internal stories are amplifying deep pain from the past and present, unveiling through the body and surface. People feel sick, ill, and depressed. Leading many to serious health conditions that shake the quality of one’s life.

Society has been trained and programmed to believe that the only cure and answer for these life-altering pains is with pharmaceutical medications, out-casting, mental hospitals and yes even death.

Does reality have to be so dark?
Should people be able to share their internal emotions without fear of being judged?
When does society free itself enough to express without outward criticism?

These questions are running deep within the roots of our Earth. The answers are waiting to be released and shed across the seas and mountains. People get to choose how they alleviate themselves, and yes, there are solutions.

Digging into the records of mortality, there is shocking evidence that proves a change needs to take place a very deep level of our core of humanity. The only way for change to make this transformational shift is by standing as one — in unity.

While it is easy to go about our days, with our heads down, only focused on the road ahead — it shields us from the deeper issues of society. By holding others with compassion and grace, we allow for human transitions to be but moments that pass, rather than life-threatening circumstances.

In 2005–2006 the demographic statistics for mental health’s mortality rate was on the lower side. Below are varying age groups and their totality percentage of the death rate for previous 05'-06' calendar years.

Ages 12–17; 4.3%

Ages 18–39; 4.7%

Ages 40–59; 7.3%

Ages 60 and up 4.0%

Giving us a total of 20.3% according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The male/female ratio was less than 2% with varying degrees of difference. Keep in mind we have 7 billion recorded humans in the world.

When comparing past data to recent research — the previous total seems incredibly less frightening. As we veer towards the end of 2017, recent statistics rate 18.8 million humans are suffering from depression. We currently have increased our mortality rate from 06' to 17' by 420 million.

Shocking Right?

This is a major cause for concern in the realm of mental health. There are deep issues that are holding people hostage within mental conformity. The suffocation of “realities”, egos and truths are bringing people down.

Without true support in our communities that nourish and guide people to better pastures — people become products of programming. Fewer people are properly educated about alternative therapies available, leaving people suffering, secluded and imprisoned by their life and thought — it’s a losing game.

Signs & Symptoms of Depression

By sharing some of the S & S here — it might help others understand and identify these attributes for oneself or others who might be struggling.

*Note: (Below are generic definitions stated by the National Institute of Mental Health. However, having six or more in conjunction should be evaluated and thoroughly assessed.)

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

What can WE do?

Perspective is a practice, by choosing to stay determined, dedicated and driven, the dark becomes ever more light. The outlook one employ’s in life is crucial for overall mental health.

What lens do you look through when navigating through struggles?
Art by Casey Elizabeth McDonald (SoulnSight)

Transforming Depression — release dependency on pharmaceuticals and drug addictions that are keeping one glued to that continuous rat’s wheel.

Take the bandages off, and walk into the truth of who you are.

Pain is a perception that the mind creates, which is only momentary given you alter your perspective. Ask yourselves this question. Are the things and circumstances in your life so great that they are worth giving up on, or not helping another who could use your help?

Just think if we could save two people for every one suicide from depression, the statistics for 2017 would drop by half. Saving 210 million peoples lives. That would make a significant impact on the world and human vitality.

Have we become so indestructibly selfish, that we are forgetting about all the other beautiful things that are ever present in our lives. Perspective is everything.

I challenge those of you reading this to begin to change your fate. Share this article with one other, go out today and greet a stranger, or give someone a compliment (something you notice, look deeper).

Help someone who could use your help. Put your immediate need for instant gratification aside for a moment and experience philanthropy. Not that one needs a reward for being a good citizen, but I can definitely share the reward is greater than anything you can buy. Because it’s pure love that you are sharing.

When you share pure love, you receive pure love.
Like attracts like.
I challenge you!!!!

Alternative Therapies for Depression

Listed below are various methods and articles that have had great success in transforming the lives of those struggling with depression. One or more of these therapies may create the perfect balance in one’s life. 
Suggestion: Try several, and don’t stop until you find your harmonious elixir.

Art/Color Therapy —Explore the various forms of creative arts, writing, and chromotherapy, which have dramatic transformations for health. Find your outlet — http://mindfulmysticmama.com/art-therapy-heals-postnatal-depression/

Meditation/Yoga —Mood and stress relieving with exercise centers the mind and body — https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/yoga-for-anxiety-and-depression

Diet — Nutritional health creates alignment within the body, what you eat equates to how you feel — http://www.precisionnutrition.com/how-to-fight-depression-naturally-with-nutrition

Sleep — It is common for those with depression to have insomnia, but receiving enough sleep is one of the most crucial aspects for eliminating depression symptoms. Without the proper amount of sleep, your body can go into psychosis — http://sleepcenter.ucla.edu/depression

Natural Dietary Supplements — Vitamins and minerals can be a nice complimentary cure such as St. Johns Wort, 5-HTP, Melatonin, etc…http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/natural-remedies-for-depression/faq-20058026

Chinese Medicinal Herbs—Eastern medicine herbs have been proven for centuries to cure various dis-eases — http://www.positivehealth.com/article/chinese-oriental-medicine/chinese-herbal-remedies-for-depression-anxiety-insomnia-and-psychosis) —

Acupuncture/Acupressure — Creating a more balanced qi (energy)alleviates stagnation, get things moving — http://www.hbhcoaching.com/treating-depression-with-acupuncture-or-acupressure-with-points/

Reiki Energy Healing — Energy is everything, we eat food that either gives or zaps our energy, Reiki is a great way to re-balance our energy field — https://www.epainassist.com/alternative-therapy/reiki-for-depression-and-anxiety

Massage Therapy — Relaxation is the key here, allow oneself to let go of the stress causing internal turmoil, you won’t regret it — https://www.healthcentral.com/article/therapeutic-massage-to-treat-depression

Music Therapy — Sound frequencies balance and create harmony within oneself, the music you listen to either brightens or dampens your energy field (https://soundcloud.com/ibogarecords/bwoy-de-bhajan-universal)— https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2804629/

Movement Therapy — Dance like no one is looking — release your inner child and play. Let Go of stress that is keeping you captive in a cycle that does not suit you — https://depression.newlifeoutlook.com/dance-therapy-depression/

Nature —Get out, smell the fresh air and breathe in our natural resources that have great healing potential — http://news.stanford.edu/2015/06/30/hiking-mental-health-063015/

Ayurveda Dosha Body Types — Check out these alternative options available to nourish your body for emotional, physical and mental characteristics: https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/ayurvedic-living/learning-ayurveda/intro-to-ayurveda/vata-pitta-kapha-and-you/

Laughter — When you laugh you are releasing natural endorphin’s, scaring away depression, stress and anxiety — This article is great read…. http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/laughter-scares-depression-sanxiety-boosts-moodstates/

Image from Laughter Online University

Bringing a close to the breakdown of depression, do you think we are choosing to destroy ourselves now, or do you believe we can change our fate and make an impact in our own lives and the lives of others?

We all have a choice every day to suffer or add elements of happiness. Our perspectives, environment, and health are key factors in transforming our own lives and those of which we love.

Create change one person at a time. Everything begins with us (the one first). Spread some LOVE!!!
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