Do you know which comes first, the chicken or the egg? By the same token, do your emotions just happen all by themselves, or do your thoughts create the happy, sad and everything in-between emotional response?

Feeling sad, hopeless or succumbing to the constant dark cloud of depression is a result of continuous thinking about the aspects or challenges that you are currently facing. If all you think about is how bad you feel in this moment, you will continue to feel bad in the next moment as well.

If you are unhappy with your life, or some aspect of it, your emotional response will tell you if what you're thinking about is in your highest good. If you think about how much you hate your job, and then you feel unhappy about it, your emotional response is telling you; 'this doesn't feel good, you need do change something here.' It seems obvious doesn't it? But many of us then become fearful of making a change, as we don't like change, the unknown is scary because we don't know what's really going to happen with something new.

But when you think about or experience something good in your life, you feel great, right? Well your emotions are now telling you to keep this up because it feels great!
Your emotions are there to guide you through your life...however, many of us, get 'stuck' in the ones that make us feel bad, and we keep thinking how bad we feel, which in turn represses the brain's biochemical release of the 'feel-good' chemical responses. So, it becomes a vicious cycle that is difficult to find your way out of. However, the best solution is not to take a pill that will interfere with body's ability to function properly, but to start meditating, each and every day.

Additionally, and if you've been dealing with depression for a long time, you will need to keep positive, inspiring visual images and messages in front of you, all day, to help your brain 'rewire' the depression program into a positive, happy program. Your brain works like a computer, so whatever you're programming it with, it will take in and then play it back for you in your life.

Practicing daily meditation actually supersedes the intellectual function of the brain, and can act as a bypass, or superconductor to what you want to experience in your life. The mind is where the ego resides, and the ego is where we get into trouble, especially if we are creating our daily life from this place. If you live anywhere in the Western world, this is how you were most likely taught to live, from the intellects’ thought-based system. And, more than likely, you were told as a child that it was more important what you thought, than how you actually felt about something. ‘Use your logical mind to analyze the facts and base your important life decisions on this information only. You can day- dream about your fantasies later.’ Does this sound anything like what you were told as a child or young adult?

Those of you who were not told this, and encouraged to follow your heart should consider yourself very lucky, indeed. My personal opinion is such that learning to stand in a single-file line in kindergarten should be replaced by learning to follow your Heart; which could be a much more useful tool for living a happy life.

Okay, so most of us have been programmed to use our intellect to live our lives by. Is it working for you? Are you happy and fulfilled? Are you living your Dreams? Do you feel passionate about your life every morning when you wakeup? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, congratulations, and no need to continue reading. And, I might add, please share everything you know with your family and friends.

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, then you’ll want to start integrating a daily meditation into your life as soon as possible.

Meditating is not only important for people dealing with depression, but for everyone. We are all living in an extremely chaotic world, and it is easy to become emotionally overwhelmed. We over-schedule our daily lives, and many of us have become addicted to watching too much TV, and managing our lives through our mobile media devices.

The first thing you can do to improve your life is to turn off the TV - especially the nightly news. Then, begin to meditate every day. Find someone qualified to teach you.
There are many types of meditation out there, so it will easy for you to find one that suits
you the best.

I teach a specific meditation process that will easily guide you to opening your Heart Center and accessing YOUR inner wisdom and joy. Please visit my website for my video tutorial on how to use this meditation, leave depression behind you and begin living from the Heart. It is possible to begin experiencing the joy and happiness of life again, however it does not come in the form of a pill.

Author's Bio: 

Rebecca Cherry is the Founder of Tickled Pink Productions, Workshop & Retreat Leader and ‘Isabella & The Faeries’ Author. As the creator of the RE-Emergence of the Divine Feminine Courses & Workshops, Cherry is a leading expert on topics of living a life full of Passion and Abundance Creation.

Born highly intuitive, and with a knowing acceptance of all people, Rebecca grew up enjoying a close connection to Mother Earth and Nature. At the age of 15, she began studying a wide range of esoteric subjects, and by the age of twenty had expanded her focus to include studying The Science of the Subconscious Mind, taught by a Professor at the UCLA Brain Institute, The Course of Miracles, Past Life Regression Therapy, Meditation, Iridology, Reflexology and a variety of Energetic Healing modalities.

Rebecca studied under three Master Intuitive Teachers both in Los Angeles and New York, further fine-tuning her intuitive talents and energetic healing abilities. She continued over the years to compliment her expanding view of the healing arts through continued study and integration of the Akashic Records, Western Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Feng Shui, Crystal and Gem Therapy, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Amino Acid Therapy and Nutritionally-based cleansing health and techniques.

Rebecca’s innate intuitive and healing abilities, extensive knowledge and combined expertise create a cohesive and unique new system she calls Integrated Energetics. She offers an extensive menu of Akashic Record readings, Energetic Clearing and Balancing techniques, and working with reprogramming the subconscious mind with supportive beliefs that are in alignment with your Heart’s desire.

Her comprehensive and gentle approach offers the divinely inspired guidance to assist others in transforming their lives into the one they not only desire, but also the one they are divinely destined to live.



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Personal Motto: Dream Big, Dream Often and don’t let go until you are living it!