It is hard to understand depression and its feelings of aloneness, hopelessness and separatism. Those of us with loved ones struggling with this dark illusion often feel helpless in our efforts to penetrate the barriers erected by a depressed mind. Even our most ardent prayers, compassion and understanding seem to barely penetrate a depressed psyche.

Until a depressed person chooses light, progress out of the darkness is delayed. The only way past it is on wings of love; but love is a choice and many who are depressed cannot bring themselves to make this choice, or are blinded by their chosen suffering. Service is the path to fullness. Putting others first leaves little time for depression’s false claims of reality. Loving service is God made manifest.

This is something realized and really cannot be taught, although sharing one’s light can help remind those who suffer, of the truth inside them. This truth calls one to healing and dissolves the illusion of pain, hopelessness and aloneness. In truth, we are never alone and yet separateness seems so real sometimes. Our bodies and senses attest to separateness, and in our false aloneness fear raises its satanic head demanding to be recognized. But that is an illusion, an illusion which is dissolved in Love’s fire. All it takes is a flash of awakening and the natural choice of loving service will present itself to all who begin the journey back to the Father. Our job is to hold the light, know its source is unlimited and that we are all an intimate part of it. With the knowing it will flow endlessly from the heart flame and heal all it touches. Love does the work. We have only to choose and it is so. We are helpless until we choose. Each of us knows in our hearts these truths. We have only to share our light so that those who call for help from the darkness, can find it, reunite with it and take their place with their brothers and sisters in Light.