This was originally posted in 2011 and seems to be appropriate again.
Offering from Higgins:
Many of you are experiencing significant depression. We have a few suggestions should you decide that depression does not suit you.
Once you discover that a thing doesn’t suit you. Choose what does. For example, if depression doesn’t suit you then choose a word that does fit you–enthusiastic is a nice option.
Now, depression is at one end of a metaphorical block. Enthusiasm is at the other end of the street. To get from depression to enthusiasm you must walk towards it. The more attention you afford your plan of getting from one end of the block to the other the quicker you will arrive and so it is with moving from one emotional set-point to another.
Next you need to remind yourself that emotions guide you while you are here in this physical place and these emotions come from a part of you that is eternal and connected to the Source of All That Is in this universe. This guiding light part of yourself knows all about you and what you wanted to experience this lifetime and will continually guide you towards that. That is why you feel depressed if you are not anywhere near experiencing that which you came forth to be and do.
Depression is like a street sign telling you where you are. If you want to be on Maple Street and the street sign says Elm Street then you are not where you want to be and a driver who understands the signs will simply turn their car towards Maple Street even if Elm Street is the most popular street around and everyone they know hangs out there.
You physicals simply do not understand that you do not have to hang out where everyone else hangs out. You came forward with very clear understanding of where you wanted to be and if your emotions are other than positive you are not where you wanted to be.
This means that regardless of what society says you should want that you must follow your emotions towards what your heart says you want.
Remember that ‘not where you wanted to be’ regards both physical location (your job or current situation is not right for you) and mental location (your thoughts upon your job or situation are not right for you).
It may well be very scary to realize that some major changes in life course need to be taken to get you headed in the right direction. We assure you that gentle persistence will move you in the right direction and small changes continually over time will easily and gently get you where you want to go: out of depression and into enthusiasm.
Received November 2, 2011
Thank you for reposting these words – yes, very timely indeed.