Depression is normal and can lead to healing, it’s very common, and is unfortunately stigmatized.
It’s also unfortunate that little distinction is made about the circumstances of a depression; a powerful emotional response may be entirely warranted.
Depression is normal, and I’m sorry our culture stigmatizes it, robbing us of a simple natural healing in slowing down and letting the body-mind take a break, but no, we’re supposed to fight this emotional state and be continuously productive, so this depression is our enemy, and if we struggle with it, we must keep it secret. I think it’s a cultural lie and we should fight it, and this conversation is a step. Cool. And then, next time you’re depressed, embrace it. Try to do as little as possible, but allow yourself to follow healthy inspirations, like art, writing, or anything that feels healthy, therapeutic, and fun. Pamper yourself and know that you’re giving your mind and body a break.
A wise and cynical friend once said, “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.” Depression is anger thwarted. He had pride in his depression, as a sign of his awareness. I would rather we just recognize there should be no shame in it. Hiding it may lengthen its duration.
A corollary: Those not depressed are not aware, so their opinions can be dismissed and maybe they can be derided. (I was once called a bliss-head by my cynical friend.) I think he sometimes verges on that sin of dismissing those who for some reason aren’t depressed. I would suggest: Those not depressed might know something I don’t know, so I withhold letting the emotion cascade, because I could be wrong, I could be missing something.
And then I remember: I know more. I just forget it. I’ve seen amazing unfolding, miraculous coincidences, dramatic plot excitements, serendipities – basically angels interceding, or people working magic, or someone or something. That’s why, even when things are going bad for me personally, and our culture seems on the verge of a major Something (political theater), I remember: you’re seeing a multi-dimensional mind-controlled world with a three-dimensional mind-controlled brain, and there’s a good chance you’re not seeing everything, and you should have some humility about your certainty that you see everything just exactly the way it is. The world could be a whole lot more complicated than the theater they let us see, and there could be more players, and the drama may be entirely different from what they’re telling us. We know they love playing our emotions. So I don’t want to give it to them. Just in case Archons are really behind this all, creating drama to suck our energy, I don’t want to give it to them. I will conserve my energy for things in front of me, my home, my friends, my community. “More shall be revealed.” Let’s take care of ourselves, and not give too much to our depression.