Depression & anxiety are natural and common human experiences that many people feel at different times. Yet for many people, healing and releasing these experiences can be a difficult, frustrating or confusing journey.
Western medical understanding and treatment of depression/anxiety may be well intentioned and helpful to a point. But because western treatment is disconnected from our spiritual nature and essence, it often does not get to the deepest cause of the issues at hand. And when depression/anxiety are only treated on a surface level, the emotions tend to keep coming back again & again.
One thing I’ve discovered in my work as a spiritual healer is that releasing depression/anxiety can be a much easier and simpler path of healing when you bring a spiritual understanding of life and emotions to the healing process.
And from doing this healing work, I’m passionate about sharing with people how we can all make releasing depression, anxiety, or any similar emotional issue a more simple, fast & graceful experience of healing.
Understanding your emotions & beliefs
The first key understanding I’ve found that helps with this healing is to know that your emotions are messages from your unconscious about your beliefs. Yes, your emotions are related to chemical and hormone levels in your body, but it is your beliefs that actually determine those levels.
When you change your consciousness, you change your body chemistry and your emotions. So it’s by changing your beliefs that you can release the emotions of depression/anxiety on the deepest level.
All our emotions are related to your beliefs about love. The basic cause of depression is having beliefs which cause you to feel ‘I can’t experience the love I deeply need.’ Beliefs of disconnection cause sadness, and when you add to them beliefs of hopelessness or powerlessness to create connection in your life, then you get depression.
I worked with someone who felt alone, and also had beliefs that if they revealed their true self to people when starting a relationship they’d always be rejected. While they still held this mix of beliefs they felt hopeless about creating connection and stuck in an experience of depression.
The basic cause of anxiety is having beliefs that cause you to feel ‘I have to do something or behave a certain way, otherwise I’ll be hurt/unloved.’ Rather than feeling in a state of hopeless disconnection, anxiety is feeling intense fear that you will feel hurt/disconnected for some reason, and often results in feeling very pressured in some moments of life.
Someone I know felt their self-worth and ability to be loved was based on creating business success. Another person felt she had to hide her sexuality in order to be accepted. Any of these beliefs if felt strongly enough can create anxiety.
Choosing new love is the key to healing
The way to identify what beliefs are creating depression or anxiety in your own experience is to let yourself really feel your emotions. When you create a safe space by yourself or with a healer to listen to the messages your emotions are telling you, it gives you the opportunity to really understand what subconscious beliefs you have that are causing your issue.
The key to healing depression and anxiety in a simple and direct way is to understand self-love. When you can choose and create new beliefs that are based on a spiritual love for who you are, then you empowered to heal any emotional issue on the deepest level. It’s this understanding of love which is often what’s missing from western medical approaches.
You actually have the power to choose new loving beliefs, and there are many healing methods that can help facilitate this. When you embrace this power, you find that healing any issue can become simple and easy. It inspires me every day as I put this understanding into practise in my own life, and I hope this may help you feel more empowered to create healing in your own life!
In summary here are my key steps for healing depression/anxiety
- Listen to your emotions from a space of love. They are just messages from your soul that you don’t need to fear.
- Notice what beliefs are connected to these emotions.
- See if these old beliefs are really still true for you, and if you’re ready to choose more loving beliefs.
- Meditate on the feeling of the new loving beliefs you’d like to have.
About the Author: Simon Wing-Lun is a spiritual healer & writer who’s passion is helping empower people to heal and transform their lives from a space of unconditional love. Simon runs healing workshops in Sydney does healing sessions with people all around the world.