How do You Self-Care to fight Depression?

Depression comes in many ways and in many forms, for a wide range of reasons. It can happen at any time and be triggered by, what feels like, almost anything. It has a way of pulling you further into the abyss even though you watch it happen with a sense of remorse and guilt, yet lacking the willpower to stop it in its tracks. Once it has a hold of you, it’s as if nothing you reach for is in your grasps and anything you do happen to grab, just doesn’t stand a chance against the weight of your emotions. Despite how it feel you are the only person on the entire planet experiencing this, you are not alone in this particular struggle. Many of us not only find the abyss as easy as you, but lack the same personal will to grab our bootstraps and pull ourselves out. Even with so many reasons to smile, we tend to find comfort in worrisome and stress.

So what are you doing to counteract the effects of lounging around in your worries and what if’s? How do you embrace your self-care in order to fight depression? Knowing that it can be extremely difficult to pull ourselves out once one has already began falling, but what if you possessed the ability to close the roads you’ve opened for depression to find you? What if you could develop a self-care routine that helps you counterbalance the negative energies, and assists you with kicking depressive mannerisms? I put together a small list of things you can incorporate into your daily/weekly or monthly routines, or even just whenever you feel depression creeping your way.

 

Mind-cation

Send your mind on a mini vacation. Different concept right? How many times have you actually went on vacation or a get-a-way and didn’t really have a good time or get to enjoy yourself due to you always being worried about every little detail? Or you’re on vacation but can’t seem to not worry about the home front the entirety of your trip? “Are the animals ok? Did the kids destroy the house? Did the light bill come? I wonder if they took out the money for the cable. I bet I get a ticket for my grass while I’m gone. What about the food that may spoil while I’m away?” LEARN TO SEND YOUR MIND ON VACATION. Free yourself from the stresses of everyday life, the worries that you’re forgetting something or not doing your best, even if only for a couple of hours.

Herbal Baths

Baths lingering with flowers and adorned with herbs, possibly with candles around as well, have a way of reconnecting you with your Higher Self and bringing a sense of peace and calmness to the atmosphere. They also act as a reminder to you of your once forgotten Divine Feminine power that burns within, and is necessary for you to perform at your best. Turn on some music that resonates with purity and calms anxiety, you can YouTube “high vibrational music” and shift through the videos until you find one that soothes you.

Book – Time

Lounging around in pj’s drinking hot cocoa while reading a book that pulls at your Spirit and makes you want to create something different; a book that leaves you feeling inspired and passionate about change or ascension, is the ultimate force of reading. To embark on a journey that slowly carries you away from your current reality and gently drops you in the middle of a parallel Universe without fear or worrisome. Without remembrance of chores and daily tasks. Remind yourself that it’s ok to stop and enjoy your day. Forget the laundry, the floors can be mopped tomorrow and the kids can eat left-overs today. Make some time for your self-care routines, whatever those may be.

Spa-Day at Home

Not everyone has the capacity or economic ability to embrace monthly spa days with the girls, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get to enjoy the same treatments. Once a month when the kids are off to school and the significant other is off to work, set your living room up for some spa treatments. Don’t be afraid to invest in your self-care routines! Get you a foot massage, bath salts, hair and face masks, even a pedicure/manicure set you can do at home, oh and don’t forget the wine, and GET YOUR SPA DAY ON!

Women have a tendency to ignore our needs for our wants, our requirements for our desires and our standards for someone else’s, but getting back to taking care of you and making sure you’re not pouring from an empty cup is a great example to set for your daughters, nieces, young cousins or just women in general. To remind them that not only is it ok to have a self-care routine, but it is something that is needed to remain in the position of the matriarch with grace and poise. There is power in resting and recovering so that you can respond with respect and rebirth your realignment.

Light + Love | Rishi Omkara

Fuck Forgiveness?

Why is forgiveness so important and how do you find it for those that have harmed or betrayed you? How do you let go of the pain and hurt caused by the actions of another, and learn to forgive so you can move forward? Wishing there was a simple trick I could give that just automatically releases the pain from past experiences and creates new spaces for personal freedoms, but unfortunately there isn’t. You simply have to make the choice and put in the work: the choice to change your perspective, and the work it takes to do so.

Not everyone deserves your forgiveness and understanding, but that isn’t your responsibility or burden to carry. You can only be held accountable for the things you choose to do, and how you create your life. Even God told you that He helps those that help themselves, and that is in regards to EVERYTHING! Including your emotional and spiritual wellness.

Emotional wellness is directly linked to your overall happiness and joys of life. When you are in a mature and healthy space emotionally, you begin to transform your thinking and perceptions, which in turn transforms the foundation of reality for your current lifestyle.

Forgiving someone who has caused you hurt, is NEVER for them. It is SOLELY for the sake of your happiness, self-love and acceptance, and the number one way to take back your power! Remember that when you choose not to forgive someone, you give that person or situation power OVER YOU, your emotions and your life! You let them rent space in your head and heart for FREE, and after everything they’ve put you through, do they deserve that type of power? Do they deserve your bomb ass energy and God like frequencies?

Your grandparents are full of wisdom and knowledge, and my grandmother told me that becoming successful is the best revenge for ANY situation. So rise up beautiful Beings and learn to find comfort in the release of built up tension and anger. Simple changes in your perspective can drastically alter your current reality. You have to let go of the anger and hurt in order to carry the love and happiness the Universe has waiting for you.

TAKE YOUR POWER BACK! THEY DON’T DESERVE IT!

LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA

Don’t Give Up, You’re Almost There

This is for you. The one who feels like a complete failure, again. You let them in and they destroyed what little love you have left lingering around inside, even though you expressed the need to never feel that way again. You tried to be happy but you just couldn’t find a reason. This is for you. The one who struggles with suicidal thoughts and wonders if the world would be better off without you. If anyone would miss you or even notice if you were gone. This if for you. The one who battles with depression masked with fabricated laughter and smiles that no none seems to even care to notice. This is for you. The one who wrestles with self-loathing ideas because you believe in your ability to always “fuck shit up” based on past perceptions.  The idea that you were never good enough, and that will never change. This is for you. The one who constantly argues with themselves about how selfish it is to do something for you. How easily you’re placed last in line because, hey, why not right? This is for you. The one who fights with others to have their own voice minus the concern of offensiveness. Who spend their days in defensiveness towards their own rights and capabilities to possess control of Self. This is for you.

    You are not alone. You are not the only one battling this war on self.  You’re backed by Universal energies and the frequencies of those you’ve loved that have transitioned into another existence. You are never alone!

    So this is for you. You’re not a failure, you just figured out another option that doesn’t work. Keep going the path is being paved as we speak. This is for you. Fuck that selfish person that tried to destroy you after everything you’ve been through. Their karma awaits them. Your karma for them is to go be dastardly happy! This is for you. The one who has to search for reasons to smile, YOU are the only reason you’ll ever need to smile!  This is for you. NO the world is NEVER better off without you! YES the world would miss you! YES the world would be a darker place without the Light of your Spirit. And YES there are plenty of people who would be saddened by your departure. This is for you. Those fabricated smiles will turn into genuine joy, and you will attract those that care to notice when your joy fades. This is for you. You’re not perfect and we ALL fuck shit up throughout this lifetime. You’re not alone. You will never be perfect but will always and INFINITELY be good enough! This is for you. Self-care and self-appreciation IS NOT SELFISH! And they are mandatory for being able to hold down the fort. This is for you. SPEAK THAT BEAUTIFUL MIND and NEVER deplete your energy for the entitled comfort-ability of someone else. Your truth is beautiful! This is for you!

 

 LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA

Depression: Do We Die Alone?

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From the moment we begin to understand the subliminal messages cloaked in our cartoons, movies and even our literature, we are conditioned to beLIEeve that we are born into this world alone and we exit on the same premise. We are taught as women to be independent and to never rely on anyone other than ourselves, as men are taught to think they will grow old alone unless they conform to the stipulations it takes to be ‘blessed’ with a life time companion. Studies have linked loneliness to depression which has been linked to suicide. So as Eye’ve decalcified and activated my pineal gland and expand my consciousness Eye can’t help but to wonder, Do We Really Die Alone?

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Heart Chakra: Is Yours Open?

    Eye have noticed emotions of displacement recently due to a number of outside sources; some within the limits of my control. This feeling has yet to manifest itself in the physical realm although it has been persisting its way through the mental formation of my thought process for almost two weeks now. It has activated what Eye call the doubt downfall where it begins the​ line of questioning. Eye start to question my sense of Cell-f, the decisions Eye’ve made, the intentions of others, the company Eye keep and my overall life’s purpose. This sense of cell-f interrogation lowers your vibrational state and is the recipe for a depression attack. Once you’ve fallen victim to this attack there is an overwhelming emotion of defeat that seems almost impossible to overcome for the normal mind. Without positive reinforcements most end up maintaining this doubtful downfall mindset manifesting the problems they seek to avoid, unaware the reasoning behind such events. Continue reading “Heart Chakra: Is Yours Open?”