Disabling Anxiety and Depression
We hear how depression and anxiety are constantly disabling our families. Now, how about we look at disabling anxiety and depression, and be able to live the life we truly want.
Taking back our power
So, what brings about depression and anxiety? Are these illnesses the real illness, or are they the symptoms of something missing in our life? Think about it. What makes us so terrified to leave our home, or for some, terrified to stay at home, alone with themselves? It doesn’t make sense. It’s not logical.
Isn’t it time we stopped looking for a logical answer and look deeper to the root? How do we take back our power, and disable anxiety and depression? Now we know fear is present we can look to see what’s missing, or what we are denying.
The roller-coaster ride
I know what it’s like to be afraid to be who I am, thinking that who I am is not good or Godly enough. I understand what it’s like to compete, to want to be the best, so I could feel good enough. I get what it’s like to feel a gaping hole inside, and trying to fill it with something from the outside world, only to find it quickly becoming empty again. I’ve been on the emotional swings and round- about, as I tried to figure out who I am. I know what it’s like to have untapped potential, trapped inside. I can relate to what it’s like to have something to say, yet unable to speak up for fear of failing, what people might think, and being rejected. And dare I say, even being persecuted.
I’m not alone with these fears. Many people live in fear on a day to day, moment by moment basis. This fear keeps us separated from who we are and from the life we really want. It becomes a lonely way of life, doesn’t it?
What if Faith is the missing link to the prevention and the intervention for anxiety and depression, and for other fear driven illnesses? What if Faith is our inner road map which guides us and directs us safely on our journey in life, and puts us back on the track of wellness when we get lost? Wouldn’t you make faith your first point of call, instead of your last?
Raising Faith became my healing
25 years ago I was sick and doctors told me there was no known cure. And, today they are saying the same thing. As it turned out this became my turning point as I made a decision to heal my life (not the illness) and I was willing to do what ever it took. I had no idea what that would involve or what would evolve from such a commitment. I soon found out that fear was driving my life, and was present long before chronic fatigue and pain set in. Raising faith and lowering fear became my healing. Faith became the foundations of my life and my work. I didn’t realise at the time this was also the answer to ‘I’m going to find myself’, a call I put out into the Universe, a few years before.
Fight or Flight
At the heart of all of us is the natural, inbuilt fight or flight mechanism, which is designed to let us know when we are in danger so we can act – flee or stand and fight. However we lose that real and natural instinct, when we are over-loaded with a false sense of danger, which drives anxiety, and we react in what seems like crazy ways to the average person.
What impresses you most faith or fear?
Most of our impressions stem from our past and we project them into the future. This means we are constantly stepping into history and playing it all over again. So, what’s been impressed upon your mind and what are you projecting into the world you step into, fear or love and faith?
The Stories we tell our self
When we declare ENOUGH, we choose again. Did you know many people couldn’t go into the ocean as a reaction to watching Jaws? An untrue story which impacted people to the point that they decided it could be true. We receive millions of conscious and subliminal messages throughout our life through the media, family, friends, our community, religion, school, work, life’s experiences along with beliefs passed down for many generations. They don’t even belong to us yet, they still have a huge impact on our lives. These memories, stories and beliefs either leave a good impression on our minds or a bad impression. They either help us to remember love or fear, and whether we like it or not, we get to live out our life, driven by those impressions. https://mariebrunger.com/does-forgiveness-stop-the-cycle-of-guilt-if-we-let-it/
Real Security comes from within
Think about all the security measures and insurances we invest in to ‘guarantee’ our safety, the safety of our kids, family, homes, car, our job, our money, investments, our bankcards, our health and the list goes on. And yet, we still see more people dying, being abused, illnesses, disease, homes being violated, car accidents, family break-downs, job losses, collapses of business, financial institutions and governments. And the list goes on and on.
Not Enough Syndrome
Now think about the shoulds and shouldn’ts put upon us, which we take on board, and then we put upon our selves. We desperately try to live by these, in order to be a good girl or a good boy, only to end up feeling that we don’t measure up. The ‘not enough’ and ‘not good enough’ stories have turned into a no good Global message.
What’s wrong with me?http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Marie_Brunger/2287950
How many times have you asked yourself, quietly or out loud What’s wrong with me? Have other people ever said to you, What’s wrong with you?, after you have failed to do something or live up to their expectations? How often have you uttered to your self What did I do wrong, or where did I go wrong? The source of these questions come from the beliefs you hold about your self, There must be something wrong with me, or I must have done something wrong. The question is how long have these been running your life?
Fear breeds fear, Love breeds love and faith breeds faith.
With all this fear running our lives how can we possibly live safely in the present regardless of what safety mechanisms we have around us. As we take on board that false sense of fear, we lose touch with that real intrinsic part of us, that knows when we are safe, and will let us know when we are not safe. Real security doesn’t come from the outside world it comes from the inside world, by way of the Spiritual product of Faith. Real faith is a key ingredient which makes up the foundations of our real and natural sense of self. When we lose faith, we stand to lose everything.
From Depression to Expression
Choosing Faith as our Good and Godly director allows us to find the confidence to step into the lime light and play our Self in this movie called Life. Sure, we will still encounter those road bumps, which will slow us down. In time, as we look in the rear vision mirror, we will find those old impressions and depression becoming but a shadow in our life. We will always go through the highs and lows, and as we continue to give-in to Faith we will never, never give upon our road to Victory.
Is it a wonder that my passion is to reach our children at an early age. I’m not interested in teaching any form of religion. My interest and passion is to inspire every individual, to look inside to find their personal Faith. This can be God, or what ever name one chooses to give it. It can be religious or non religious. The most important message I can give is this: Build that loving relationship with your self, independent of what others may think, and in a way that is right for you.
Can you imagine our kids growing up with a good sense of self and self-belief? Do you think that most of the illnesses we see today would exist? Would there be any depression and anxiety or would we see the expression of love, joy, harmony and all it represents?
Disabling anxiety and depression through love
Let’s win this war, not through fighting but disabling anxiety and depression, through loving our self more.