Many people around the world today suffer from anxiety and depression.
The numbers are shocking: Almost one million people die by suicide annually; an estimated 20 million attempt suicide yearly. Depression is the world's leading cause of disability.
Many people try to cure their depression and anxiety for most of their life. We finally identified a crucial piece in releasing both states of mind that prevent us from living a happy and fulfilled life.
The constant tape of critical and judgmental thoughts about one's self-running all day in the background of the mind does more harm than anything, even biochemistry. Then, after a certain point, a person can't take anymore from themselves, and they start criticizing and judging everything and everyone around them because they are overflowing with negativity about themselves. Then everyone and everything around them starts to mirror the irritation and anger, and life becomes hell. It's a vicious cycle.
And then, as an uninvited guest, comes depression and its inseparable 'companion,' anxiety.
The problem is that most of this is going on so automatically that you may not hear it or accept it as it is. Lately, I keep running into the theory that depression (and the anxiety that often comes with it) is best handled with a combination of talk therapy and pharmaceuticals.
The problem with talk therapy is that it's usually just for an hour or two a week, and you still have that negative tape running in your head while awake. Sometimes the drugs take care of the "tape," and sometimes, they don't.
Saying affirmations, listening to subliminal recordings, and doing self-hypnosis can help. Still, sometimes your negative self-talk is so deeply ingrained it prevents you from trying them in the first place. It's the Eeyore syndrome on steroids.
And this is where the Angels come in.
They can do something that neither psychiatric treatment nor drugs can do.
You can ask them to reprogram your subconscious and unconscious mind from a negative outlook to a positive one. They will likely lead you to outside help as well. You may be inspired to make an appointment with a doctor or a therapist or order affirmation recordings. In the meantime, believe they can help you where you can't help yourself. Every time you feel sad or anxious, ask the angels to come in and help you. You may still feel bad for a while, or you may feel relief immediately.
Hang in there and believe that they are helping you.
Some say you should envision feeling great immediately, and you will – like that! Snaps fingers. I know how this depression works, and I'm sorry, but it just doesn't happen like that. Not until you have had a chance to build up your self-esteem muscle. So, ask the angels to help. Imagine them throwing you a lifeline, and you've been in the deep, cold water for such a long time that it's perfectly okay if it takes you a little while to recover. If you are deep enough into negative self-talk, you'll likely beat yourself up about not feeling great immediately. So, give yourself a break while the angels do what they do.
Another reason for doing this way is that the part of you that makes constant judgments tends to think it's God. You could hand over your depression to God, but for many, God is indelibly imprinted in our minds as an incredibly harsh and judgmental being. To get out of this cycle, get away from any mental connections to judgmental emotions and into unconditional love. Angels never pass judgment on people. Ever. They are wholly focused on their specific purposes to help people (and the earth and everything in it).
Archangel Raphael is a healer and gatekeeper, opening the way for other angels. He can attune himself to anybody very quickly. He pours on unconditional love, too.
Archangel Zadkiel is the Angel of Mercy and Surrender. When you find yourself doubting your choices or resisting the changes that life brings you, Zadkiel steps in to help you. He sets you straight and shows you how to face your problems. He also clears your mind from self-sabotage thoughts.
Archangel Metatron is a master of communication. He will help you to relearn how to communicate with yourself. He enables you to get in touch with your highest energies, making room for positive thoughts out of self-limiting beliefs.
Archangel Michael is for protection and is the chief negativity buster. And just the coolest Angel of them all.
Pray, ask, and you'll receive. These Angels are here to help you!