Waystation

Love's Beginning

darkandlightDepression is a waystation–something one passes through on the way Home, to the true self. As one passes through, one sees all the dysfunction, the underlying sense of abandonment and loss of hope that comes from not knowing one’s true self, not allowing the true self to run the activities of daily life.

When depression is seen as a disaster or a dysfunction, rather than a symptom of collective dysfunction and a sign that an individual is ready for deep healing, those of us around the depressed person can encourage them with love. We can also feel deep fear, anger or a sense of harsh determination about their condition and do all we can to pull them back to what we call “normal.”

If we can see depression as a brave moving through that gives observers their own chances for healing, we can allow inspiration to guide us to the…

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