Overcoming Depression and Conscious Manifesting
Being a functional member of modern society isn't always easy. Humans are constantly inundated by filtered snapshots and glamourized newsfeeds that make everyone appear to be more beautiful, more successful, and more loved than we are. In an age where it's easier to get distracted by what's happening outside us, then it's no wonder so many of us are struggling within. What happens when you can't seem to pretend to be alright anymore? How do you fix inner turmoil that feels endless and hopeless? Overcoming depression can feel like a war is being waged inside you. You know that it will be bloody and brutal no matter how it turns out, so why even try? Why even bother looking for the light at the end of the tunnel? A part of you knows there is more to all of this, more to you, and it haunts you that you cannot seem to experience anything outside the suffering. That is because the suffering has become you. You have begun to consciously identify with it, and this identity chooses to be aware of only one thing, and that one thing is pain. Fear not because the same mind that placed you in the dark tunnel also can be your salvation.
Depression is quite literally the opposite of conscious manifesting, or more specifically it is using our fear-driven subconscious thoughts to manifest our world. It's easier for your mind to adopt depressing thoughts than it takes to change them. That's because most people don't pay attention to the conversations playing in their heads. You spill coffee right before work on your shirt. The day is off to a bad start, but it can improve. Unfortunately for you, it won't, because you thought always me. What's the big deal you say? It's just a figure of speech. Well, those two little words say two important things about you. The first is that bad thing always happen to you, and the second is that something else will probably happen again. Now imagine saying those two little words just a few times a week for a few months. This will cause your mind to focus its awareness on unfortunate circumstances in your life, rather than those that are positive.
Eventually, those minor hindrances become a reasonable explanation as to why your life sucks. With past experiences fueling the reason why you say you hate life, then it becomes hard for you to dispute your own mind about that fact. After all, those things did happen. It's not like it's all in your head, right? This adopted viewpoint becomes your story for a year or more, which fuels more unfortunate circumstances, and what was once a passive meaningless thought becomes full-on depression. Here is the tricky part. Most depressed people didn't actively choose to become depressed. They let their minds slip into that dark tunnel but getting out is much harder. You have to change your mind consciously about how life operates, yet your subconscious mind is going to try to hold onto the world as it already sees it. This is what many in the Conscious Manifesting and Awareness fields mention as the dark night of the soul. This is the part that feels like a war is waging inside of you because as much as you want to change, yet another part of your mind is telling you nothing will change even if you do.
The first step to overcoming depression is awareness. Being aware of your current state of being will allow you to choose a different state. Imagine your mind is like an elevator, and depression is the elevator music. You could be going up or down, back home for a night's rest, or out to eat dinner with your friends. No matter what you're doing that music is always playing in the background, and its mere existence is always setting a tone for your next experience. Right before dinner, it reminds you that you are sad, and you become worried that your friends will see it on your face. You're having fun dancing the night away with a new romantic interest, and when it's over the elevator door opens up.
You hear the music again, and it reminds you of where you belong. You are all alone again and afraid. Here you are trapped in that box you call a mind, and it only wants to play a sad tune. One day you realize you always got on and off that elevator unconsciously. You gave up on manifesting consciously, and you let your depression dictate the tone of the day. Today is different you tell yourself. Today I awaken to my truth. That I am the operative power in this universe. Understanding our circumstances/experiences, knowing that we don't have to identify with that, and choosing to identify with our highest desires is what conscious awareness is all about.
To consciously manifest what we desire, we have to first awaken to some hard truths about life. Neville Goddard a pioneer in Conscious Manifesting once said, "The world is a mirror, forever reflecting what you are doing, within yourself." To put it simply the world is a production of your own thoughts and feelings about it. Humans spend a great deal of time worrying about what others think of them, and how they fare in comparison to others, but all that matters are what you think and feel about yourself. If I told you that you had infinite power to decide your fate would you believe me? What if I said that power is held within your mind and you are free to use it as you see fit, yet to do so would require constant awareness of your thoughts and feelings.
Would you be willing to take the steps to awaken your powers through conscious thinking? The truth is our subconscious holds the power to move mountains, but it is our conscious thoughts that direct that power. Choosing not to be conscious is choosing to allow circumstances to dictate how that power is used. Choosing to be conscious leads us to the path of awakening.
"It is not what you want that you attract, you attract what you believe to be true," said Neville Goddard. This is the basis for conscious manifesting. It isn't merely the wanting of a thing that produces it. It is our belief on whether a thing is true for us that determines if such a thing will come to pass. A man who believes himself incapable of dancing has already decided his fate. A man even without wings who can see and feel himself soaring through the skies shall surely do so. Life's challenge isn't merely to take what is offered and to survive as long as possible. Life's potential is to become aware of what is the highest truth for you and to create the space for such a thing to come to pass.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Lynna K Teer