Question: Can you discuss or explain the role depression plays in our lives? and how our animals are affected ~ Emily
From Danielle: It has amazed me for years now, how prevalent depression is in both our animals and ourselves. In my work, I tend to encounter many who are suffering because of it-probably because for so long I struggled with both depression and panic attacks myself. In fact, when I first work with any animal or person – this is one of the primary things I check for! I get a clear image of the person (or animal) looking like Droopy Dog from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons that I grew up watching.
Depression is a discordant energy that people can take on when they are in low vibrational states. (Ok, this is a WAY simplified answer – but it will suit the purposes of this column). When our vibration decreases, we tend to attract yuckier things that will “match” (according to the Law of Attraction) our new lower vibration (and, of course the same is true with high vibrations). You know when you one thing goes wrong in the beginning of your day and that tends to set the tone for the entire day to go wrong? This is the same idea with the discordant energy of depression. Depression energy enters our lives because of it’s attraction to the negativity that is already brewing there. The intention: to illuminate that negativity which already exists-and push the human experiencing this to a point where they make the appropriate changes in their lives. Humans only make change when they have to. You don’t often hear someone saying “Wow! My relationship with my husband is going so well – I think I’m going to start treating him completely differently.” – People don’t want to rock the boat! But once that boat is rocking enough – they will make changes. This is the purpose of the discordant energy of depression.
How have you experienced depression? Did you find that you were able to make your way out of it? How have you seen it in the people around you?