I would like to give you an overview of how I (as a Spiritual Counselor and Psychologist) look at depression.
Let me ask you a few questions: Has depression been a barrier to thriving in your life? Have sadness and frustration gotten in the way of your using all you potential in life, at work, or at school? One of the most common physical disorders in our culture is pain. One of the most common emotional disorders in our culture is emotional pain. Sadness, frustration, overwhelm: all of these have the same brain chemistry. It all comes under the heading of depression.
Love is the opposite of fear. To heal your fears, it is imperative to learn how to love yourself. Everything in your life flows from your relationship to yourself. Learn to treat yourself like someone worthy of love, respect, and compassion, and your life will flow more effortlessly, abundantly, and joyfully than you can imagine. You see, you will learn how to love yourself when you finally understand that by simply being a uniquely miraculous part of this world, you are worth it. You are worth loving.
What binds humans? Love. Powerful in small spaces and yet with profound affect in distances, Love defies time. Outliving its object, Love is faster than Light, for Light requires time in order to travel through space but Love reaches its object instantaneously. Love journeys forever into infinity and is here binding lives. It is a universal force!
There are two lines of life:
The goal line - which is everything that happens in our life that takes place in the external physical reality. It includes our money, jobs, actions, body, relationships, and so on.
The soul line - corresponds to our “spiritual curriculum,” composed of life lessons we are here to learn and the evolution of our internal awareness.
Spiritual Psychotherapy is a unique form of therapy that establishes the soul as a foundation for health and relationships. Soul, in this sense, does not refer to anything religious. Rather, “Soul” is seen as a life-force, an energy that animates all things in nature, from galaxies and stars, to mountains and trees, to animals and humans, and even to minute entities that are unobservable by the naked eye. The Soul has untapped powers to transform our life and our inner world, if we choose to allow it to express itself harmoniously.