Depression creeps up on us and follows us around without us understanding that it is there. Meditation is an excellent way to focus on ourselves and relieve the symptoms of depression. Please embrace this meditation. Use it as often as needed to help find relief from depression. You can record the meditation and listen to it as you sit in silence. Please send your comments on this meditation that was written especially for you.
Journey to Self Understanding
Guided Meditation to Overcome DepressionTM
Life-challenges are not meant to break you but to strengthen your spirit. Difficulties in life are the props upon which you grow…. They help smoothen the rough edges and refine you, thus bringing out the precious jewel that is hidden under the gross layers of your lower desires and emotions.
The harder you resist your lot, the tougher it gets for you. The solution to your hardships is not in resistance but in graceful acceptance and the courage to move on in life.
This meditation is aimed to bring Light into your being and restore mental peace and harmony.
Sit in a comfortable position on a chair or cross-legged on the floor on a mat, keeping your spine erect. Gently close your eyes and bring your focus on your breathing. Slowly and deeply inhale to the count of four… then exhale to the count of four… Inhale… 2… 3… 4…, exhale… 2… 3… 4…. Repeat this breath-pattern until your mind is calm.
Your fears and anxieties are obsessing your mind and constantly provoking you with horrible thoughts and memories. Visualize yourself engulfed in a deathly gloom… it is so dark and dense that no Light of joy and laughter can penetrate through….
Visualize yourself steeped in the sadness of losing your loved one (or your job or whatever traumatic situation you are going through), and you are clinging on to your miseries as if they are too important to let go. You are embittered with life and resent moving on with your life.
See yourself stuck in the oblivious time-zone of your past. Visualize yourself walking on a lonely, desolate road smothered with thick, grey smog… the sun does not shine here… it is always bleak and forlorn…. But you have made this God-forsaken place as your comfort-zone wherein you derive a false sense of comfort, wallowing in the doldrums of your pain and sorrows.
You can see the Light of peace from afar but you are trapped in this deathly pall that hangs over you….
Now visualize yourself out in the green fields where the sun shines bright… deeply inhale the fresh, clean air… exhale all your fears and stress away… you are standing bare-footed on the lush, green grass… enjoy the vibrant energy of the earth under your feet… breathe in this energy through the soles of your feet… it is so invigorating….
Now visualize a bright, golden ray of Light shooting down from the sky… step into this Light….
As you stand in this beautiful radiance you are embalmed with love and peace emanating from the Light…. Deeply inhale the energies of love and peace… and exhale all your negativity into the Light where it is transmuted into Light itself. Repeat this breath-pattern for a few moments….
You are now feeling very peaceful… very relaxed….
The golden brilliance has now formed and solidified into a golden pyramid around you, completely encasing you in it…. The pyramid-energy is of a very high intensity… feel the strong currents of the energy….
Your entire body is tingling pleasantly with the impulses of this energy…. Nothing less than Light can withstand this electrifying energy.
The pyramid-energy has completely shattered the sinister gloom around you. Visualize the obscurity being blown apart to nothingness…. You are now set free from the compulsions of your sorrows and grief. See yourself standing exposed in the full beam of the golden Light.
The Light is now penetrating into your body, mind and soul… it is infusing your entire being….
All at once the pain and suffering that you had held on to for so long, simply disappears… all you can feel is love and deep, inner peace…. You are feeling very light… very bright… very peaceful….
Now visualize yourself on a beautiful picturesque path. This is the path of sunshine and roses… peace and prosperity…. It is eternally bright and sunny here. Visualize you are meeting warm, loving people… their love and kindness is elevating your soul. See yourself meeting and reuniting with your long, lost loved ones for whom you grieved relentlessly…. You are feeling so loved and happy.
This road is full of opportunities for whatever you want to do. See yourself doing the things you have always dreamt of…. This newfound enthusiasm has revived your self-esteem and self-confidence to be successful in whatever you choose to do in life.
Visualize yourself achieving success in all areas of your life… see yourself accomplishing your goals fruitfully one after another….
Life is simply beautiful upon this path… no more do the gloomy clouds of despondency hang over you.
Now thank the Universe for all your troubles and hardships… for the joys and sorrows… thank the Almighty for this beautiful, sunny day….
Know that you are blessed… know that God loves you beyond measure….
Remain in the glorious Light of peace and prosperity for a while.
Then when you are done, gently open your eyes and be aware of the peace and love within your heart as you go about with your day’s work. Know that all is well with you and your world.