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Its autumn and daylight hours are getting shorter. Time to get your SAD Kit ready. What’s that? You don’t know what’s a SAD kit? Well, let me first explain SAD.

SAD

SAD is seasonal affective disorder. When seasons change, there’s a distinct shift in weather, temperature, and how much sunlight there is in a day. Researchers know that the amount of daylight available affects people’s mood. Not enough daylight and you can feel gloomy and become depressed. But genetics can also play a key role in determining if you will get SAD or not. Women are more likely to experience SAD. Adults are at higher risk for SAD than kids. The further north you live, the more likely you are to experience SAD.

Most people think SAD affects you the same way whether its fall or spring. But fall/winter SAD is different from spring/summer SAD.

Fall SAD symptoms usually are:

  • oversleeping
  • changes in appetite with an increased craving for sugars (like chocolates)
  • weight gain
  • tiredness or low energy

Spring SAD symptoms are:

  • trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • poor appetite
  • weight loss
  • agitation or anxiety

Getting your Fall SAD Kit ready

A SAD kit contains everything, or almost everything, you will need to feel better. It’s an emergency kit that’s ready for use when you feel most vulnerable. It won’t contain everything you’ll use, but it will have enough things so that when you’re sluggish and depressed, all you have to do is reach for the kit. Make sure you keep the kit close at hand, or somewhere you know you’ll likely use it. I prefer by the head of my bed, so I can reach for it if I don’t feel like getting out of bed.

Most items of the SAD kit can fit into a bag. Find a nice, big tote bag. Decorate the outside with sparkles and bright colours if you are creative. Your SAD kit will contain gadgets and ideas to help you cope with depression, low energy, and problems sleeping. These items need to be things that make you feel good. So if you pack in a box of chocolates, don’t feel guilty! Chocolates are great emotion boosters so if you need one during fall, include it in your kit.

Some suggested SAD kit items:

  • A fragrance diffuser with your favourite essential oil.
  • A fragrant candle.
  • A light therapy lamp. It might not fit into your bag, but you can place the lamp where you will use it. 10 minutes of light therapy can improve your mood.
  • Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because your body makes it by absorbing sunshine. When these Vitamins are low, mood is depressed.
  • Dark chocolate that’s rich in cocoa content. It’s not enough to just have any Hershey bar or tub of chocolate ice cream. The chocolate needs to have high cocoa content. High cocoa content gives your body an antioxidant boost, which is good for your body and improves mood.
  • Snuggly warm slippers. Warm feet can be just the comfort you need.
  • Skin moisturizer. During fall, skin becomes dry. Dry skin can cause irritability, which combined with your already low emotional state, will only make you feel worse. Moisturize with day and night cream.
  • Thermal temperature bag. Get one of those easy to warm up bags, which you can heat up in the microwave. You can feel better from a cozy warm bag heating your body.
  • Mini ipod loaded with your favourite music, or inspirational Native American flute, spiritual, or soothing nature sounds.
  • Bath bombs.
  • Wellness balms. Apply a dab on your temples, pulse points, and any aching spots.
  • Sage or rosemary twigs.

These are just some suggestions. Its up to you what you fill your SAD kit with. The important thing is to get one ready for when you need it.

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What’s the difference between flower essence and essential oil?

Flower essences and essential oils complement each other in the healing the human soul. But the way these two work is very different.

Flower essences heal the aura fields around the body and soul. Sometimes the word etheric is used instead of aura when talking about the energy surrounding a human soul and body. Etheric bio-fields regulate the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical functions of a person. Thus flower essences help balance and regulate the energy vibrations of the etheric fields.

Essential oils react with the body through the senses, mainly the olfactory system. From the nasal passages, scent is carried in chemical packages to various parts of the brain. Memories can be stimulated by different scent. That’s why some scents, like freshly baked cookies, can elicit childhood memories.

The difference is what part of the plant is used.

Essential oils have distinct aromas, and as mentioned above, they work on the olfactory sense to heal. Essential oils are highly concentrated chemicals. Most essential oils use the natural chemicals that are found in different parts of plant material, like the roots, seeds, bark, or flowers. To make an essential oil, you need to steam distill large amounts of plant material. Sometimes, man-made chemicals are added to essential oils to enhance the smell. These artificial chemicals are specially designed to affect certain parts of the brain. The purer the essential oil is, the more expensive it is.

You cannot ingest an essential oil because it is highly poisonous or can burn. To use an essential oil on your skin, you first have to dilute the oil in what’s called a carrier oil such as olive oil.

Flower essences use only the flower part of the plant. Only small quantities are needed and the process of creating a flower essence is gentle. The vibrational energy of the flower is what’s important. The most common way to get that out, is to put the flower in a bowl of water that’s placed in direct sunlight. 

Flower essences are safe and gentle to use on the body. They can be ingested, although some are harmful to pregnant women and pets. You can squeeze a few drops of flower essence directly on your tongue and be safe.

Flower essences affect the different etheric bio-fields of the body. A flower’s resonance energy responds to and interacts with the vibrational energy of a person. This subtly removes negativity from different auric fields and restores balance and harmony to the body, mind, and soul. In order for a flower essence to have full healing potential, the correct flower must be matched with what the person is experiencing spiritually, emotionally, or physically. This is especially important when it comes to distinguishing between depression and anxiety, as both have similar characteristics.

Flower essences and essential oils – it’s your choice.

Flower essences and essential oils are great healing alternatives for depression and anxiety. They are safe and easy to use. It’s your choice which one you prefer to use. You might want to use both at different times of the day. Positive energy and happy healing to you!

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garlic for psychic protection

Psychic protection is always important. When I first felt depressed, I was getting confused about the mixed messages I heard from the spirit world. A lot of times the messages of hope and healing were getting muddled with words of fear and anxiety. I later realized that the fearful and anxious messages were actually my own emotions projected back at me. Whenever I heard message from spirit, I always added in my own words of despair and hopelessness.

This happens to the best of psychics even if the person isn’t depressed. But depression is worse, being a mass of dark energy, it sucks in negativity and sends negativity back to you two fold. Depression can actually appear or feel like a dark cloud to a psychic. It can feel like the dark cloud is attacking you. And it really is attacking you. That depression cloud has all your self loathing, fears, anxiety, and guilt bundled together in a massive energy field that’s aimed right back at you. It’s the old adage, what you give out to the Universe returns to you.

Use pure essential oils in psychic sprays

To make a good psychic spray, you need to use pure essential oils. Some essential oils are mixtures or have other oils added. These mixed essential oils are diluted forms of the essence or spirit of the original essential oil. In magical work or making psychic sprays, the thinking is that the purer the ingredients, the better and more clearly the intention is conveyed to the Universe. Pure essential oils cost more, but they last a long time. I personally believe the investment is worth it.

Psychic protection spray for keeping anxiety and negative thoughts out of personal aura

Ingredients:

  • spring water or distilled water
  • Angelica essential oil
  • Garlic essential oil
  • Mountain Pennyroyal essential oil
  • Pink Yarrow essential oil
  • Shooting Star essential oil
  • Yarrow essential oil

Fill a 1 ounce (30 ML) bottle 1/4 full with good vodka.

Fill bottle up to neck with spring water.

Add 6 drops of EACH essential oil.

Gently shake about 20 times to mix.

Label with the date you made the mixture. Expiry is 28 days after made.

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depressed psychic | Terezia Farkas | depression help | Beliefnet

Does depression affect psychic ability? The short answer is yes. When you’re depressed, you’re looking at the world though dark glasses. Depression takes you into the dark night of the soul, wherein you question your psychic abilities, become frightened by what you see or hear of Spirit, and feel powerless.

A depressed psychic looses ability to connect with Spirit.

As a psychic, I know how hard it is to stay connected with Spirit once depression sets in. You start doubting yourself and your abilities. Fear takes over. Messages from Spirit and Guardians become muddled as you start confusing their message with your fear. If you’re an empath, it’s even harder because you are also bringing in negative energies from the people surrounding you.

Depression is a chemical imbalance within the brain and affects your mood, spirituality, thinking, and physical being. A natural psychic is open to energy flow and Spirit. Dump the dark, negative energy of depression on a psychic and the psychic’s ability to connect with Spirit becomes unbalance. After all, there’s this huge mass of darkness sitting on the light worker. It’s ugly, mean, and full of negative energy. No matter how much clearing is done, how much reiki you send it, the darkness of depression isn’t moving on. Add in lowered mood, lethargy, and physical pain and the psychic starts to disconnect from the world.

Fear and dark energies confuse the depressed psychic.

You might be thinking that disconnecting from the world would strengthen a psychic’s ability because the psychic is closer to the Spirit world. Wrong.

Fear and dark energies start to confuse the depressed psychic. When I started getting depressed, I would often confuse the dark energies of those around me with my own feelings. I thought I hated things and people I used to love. It took me a while to realize that the anger and hatred I felt were emotions being directed towards me, not the other way around!

At the same time, my serotonin levels were getting lower and lower. This made my thinking muddled. I felt powerless and confused. The world seemed to be operating on a faster level than I could take in. Yet I used to operate on that very same level! How was this happening? If I couldn’t function in the real world, how could I function in the Spirit world?

The Spirit world beckons the psychic.

Even when healthy, a psychic will tell you that the good Spirit world is peaceful and full of love. Working in positive energies draws a psychic into a vortex of bliss that is really difficult to leave once the mission or task is done. A reiki friend of mine always tells me how hard it is for her to “come back to earth” after she’s been in the positive vortex of doing reiki on someone. It takes her a lot of mental strength to not feel sad leaving that vortex.

In depression, you want to leave the pain and agony. If you’re psychic, this idea is even more appealing because you’ve felt the positive energies from Spirit or doing healing work. Those positive energies draw you towards them. They are a light beckoning you to a world of peace. But in the depressed mind, that peacefulness becomes a substitute for the pain of this world, and the idea of leaving this world can lead to ideas of suicide.

Depression can awaken more of the psychic self.

Not everything in depression is bad for the psychic. Depression is a journey of self. Depression helps you to reconnect with your Higher Self. This world distracts and detracts from the spiritual self. Money, love, social standing, justice – these are a few examples where the very physical world takes priority over the spirit world.

When you’re depressed, you enter the dark night of the soul. At the lowest darkest point of depression, you reconnect with your Higher Self. You become more peaceful. You see the world from a different perspective. Basically, your small soul has changed after all the pain and despair its gone through. Not the Higher Self because that part  of you knew what was coming in your life, had wanted you to experience these changes, and to understand what depression is about so you can be an example to others. So that part of soul, the small soul I call it, the piece that came to earth to experience life, has changed. It’s become more attuned to the Higher Self. It is more in harmony with your Higher Self and you see the world and life for what it really is and should be about.

A depressed psychic will often find that having gone through the dark night of soul strengthens psychic abilities. It may even bring new ones. Everyone who is depressed goes through the dark night of the soul. Coming out of it is a celebration of soul and life. It is an awakening to a new way of looking at life, to a new way of being.

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