Question: – Hi. I recently read one of your latest newsletters entitled “Depression” (#292). This message was very helpful to me. Thank you. In the article you basically instructed us, if I understood correctly, to allow ourselves to feel in order to cleanse away past hurts, pains, etc. However, there is currently a lot of discussion on “living in the present moment.” I used to feel sad, cry, and then feel better later. Now, I try to stay in the present moment by pushing away a sad or painful memory that induces depression. Perhaps I do not understand the concept of living in the present moment, so would you please comment on how we can feel our pains etc., and still live in the present moment if it is possible? Thank you.
Answer: By living in the now, one does not worry about the future or live in the past. When one lives in the now, one gives the body permission to release a lot of suppressed emotion. This is often known as depression. When it comes to the surface, one should let it go. If one is not trying to avoid it – which one would do if one were in the now – then it would come to the surface to be cleansed away. When one is not living in the now, then one is concerned over so many things past and future. If one is in the now, then all one concerns oneself with is the now. One can plan for the future, but then let the future happen instead of making it happen. It is not easy to explain; it is far better demonstrated.
Most souls have depression and do not know they have it. Only by being still and living in the now – with no concerns for anything but that moment of time – can one allow all that is buried deep within to come to the surface. As one does this, layer upon layer can be released because there is nothing stopping it. The soul is simply living in the moment. It has total faith that all its needs will be provided. It has no fear, doubt, or insecurity. It is one with the Divine. Free of worry and concern, it can release all that is buried within, often from many previous incarnations. As one cleanses away the deeply buried emotions and feelings, then one becomes more intuitive and sensitive to the world of Spirit and its energy.