Information on healing the self
Once you're in the maw of the beast, very little will work except to just grab on with all four sets of nails and your teeth and ride the bastard out.
How do you combat depression? It's the little things that count first. I know, everyone wants the big stuff, the whole enchilada, let's save the universe, etc.
That always reminds me of the Chinese prayer I have been mindful of all these years: "Lord, please reform the world, starting with me." Depression starts in small ways - you just don't notice it until it looms up and smacks you in the head.
Depression is a killer, literally. I've worked for years to both understand my own depression and the depression of others, trying to understand the nature of the beast and the many causes that giveit birth.
Some people have fear of recapping - this fear seems to stop them - therefore the question is, why is there fear and how do you overcome it?
Over the years, I've watched people use the recapitulation technique with various results. Usually those results are rather profound in terms of their own self-discovery. Unfortunately, I also see people who attempt the recap and stop because of their own fears, or because it becomes difficult to do. When we fear anything, the first question we need to ask ourselves is whether the fear is a rational fear, or one born out of a sense of survival, an urgent need to avoid danger to ourselves?
Sex is second only to the will to survive in human energy and it involves an energetic exchange in intensity along those lines. Men use women, women use men, men use men, women use women - it's all very tawdry. Energetically, men hook into women for the fluidity they represent, and women into men for the grounding. I know it's supposed to be the opposite, but I've never seen it that way. Even in exchanges that seem casual, from an energetic point of view, it's no different because of the biological imperative.
In essence, we are all subject to addiction of one sort or another, it is only a societal judgment which determines which are good and which are bad.
We may drink "moderately" - which society says is okay - but we can't smoke pot moderately because society says that is "bad". All addictive behavior serves to isolate and crystallize your energy in one way or another.