I remember there being a (very long) time of my life when I was convinced that I would never not battle depression. In many ways it was something that I accepted as a truth, regardless of how happy I could be, I always had to be on guard because it would come around again, sooner or later. I didn't think of it as submission, more as a realistic understanding, as if I was bound to it in some capacity. Me and Depression, we made a pact that we would keep each other company forever. This isn't to say that I didn't work really REALLY hard to avoid it, and get out of it when I was there, it's more that after many years of constantly going through it, I started to wonder if there would be a time of my life without it.
Then I had a Soul Realignment reading...
In my reading she told me so many wonderful things about who I am: I am a very positive person, I hate fighting in any capacity, I enjoy doing ten things at once, I am independent, and the list goes on...
She never said "you are depressed and anxious," or anything that could resemble that. Something that I had taken on as identity was not once mentioned. It threw me off at first, especially when she mentioned how happy I am and I don't like to stay sad long. At first I thought "you got that one wrong." Then, after the reading I thought on it some more. I realized that I had gotten that one wrong! It occurred to me that I had taken depression on as my identity, but it was NOT my identity. This realization changed my life. Never again has depression been a part of my life. I didn't even think about it and the fact that it wasn't there, I only thought about all that was there: the joy, love, enthusiasm, strength.
Today when I share these positive tools and qualities with each beautiful Soul I work with, I think of this. I tell them that the Soul is pure and perfect, as humans we add on many different layers, dressing the Soul to make it look the way we believe it should. We allow these layers to define us, but truly they are only intended to enhance us.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.