Metaphysical techniques for dealing with depression offer people proactive solutions for handling depression. People who suffer from depression can feel a profound sadness; they feel alone or hopeless, unaccepted and the joy for life they once had is no longer present. Depression often leads people to believe that they are helpless and that there is nothing that they can do to improve themselves or their lives.
But, there are several things one can do for him or herself to improve depression. Managing ones moods and learning self awareness is one of the most important skills. This skill is necessary in preventing a depression relapse, and it is a skill everyone should know regardless if you are prone to depression or not.
Controlling ones emotions and mastering the mind takes time and practice. But anyone can do it. Metaphysical and New Age techniques offer people tools to keep the mind focused. Focus enhances the mind-body connection and brings balance and healing to the body, mind and soul.
One of the most popular techniques for mastering the mind is meditation. This ancient practice can be done in several ways to obtain specific results. Prayer beads such as a mala are often used during meditation to keep one focused on a mantra and to remove all other thought from the mind. Over time the reciting of the mantra will strengthen the dysfunctional thought patterns and replace them with positive affirmations. This allows one to heal and move on.
The type of material the mala beads are made of also adds a specific energy to the intention of the mantra. Take for instance rose quartz. The “love stone” opens the heart, increases self acceptance and the ability to love others. It soothes heartaches and brings peace, compassion and kindness. It also helps to relieve childhood trauma and guilt, and eases transitions.
Sunstone encourages optimistic thoughts and good moods. It enhances harmony, self-discipline, faith and a desire to serve. Sunstone reduces fear, alleviates stress, and can give strength and stability.
Moonstone softens the ego, attracts harmony, and increases receptivity and awareness. It can bring emotional balance and flexibility. Moonstone promotes nurturing and the expression of tenderness. It is the emotional healer that assists us in understanding old emotional patterns.
Many sectors, including the Wiccan and Pagan, use a mojo or medicine bag for healing. These bags have been used for centuries and contain items and elements that aid the owner to achieve a specific goal or outcome. Take for example the stones mentioned above; they could be used in a mojo bag to help resolve depression. Mojo bags should be kept against the skin during the first week of use, this will acclimate the bag to your scent. After the first week the bag can be kept in a purse, backpack or pocket, anywhere will do as long as it is with you. Only the owner of the mojo/medicine bag should see it or touch it.
Finding inner happiness often helps people lead more fulfilling lives and can stop the destructive cycle of depression. Metaphysical healing techniques can be used to support a current treatment plan or as a preventative to guard against future episodes of depression.
When the mind and body are in balance “dis-ease” cannot be present. The tools listed above are used for the energies and attributes they possess. They assist the user and serve as a visual reminder of the mind-body connection.
“Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”