Energy Healing and Intuitive Readings
Chris Cornell was a God to all of us young music industry-ites, just starting out in the business in the early 1990's. Soundgarden were the gold standard. We all worshiped at the altar of Chris Cornell. They were established as grunge gods before Alice in Chains, before Pearl Jam.
Depression was something you embraced as a member of the scene. It was an integral part of the landscape, more so than heroin. Different than the Goth persona that came before, in the way that it was not about death, but more about giving the middle finger to the corporate machine, the money grubbing 80's, and the bland masses.
Depression is a disease- and needs to be treated just like diabetes, with regular medication and frequent therapies. All true artists draw from the collective consciousness to create their art. The deeper they are able to access, the more profound their contribution. But in connecting with this consciousness, they are also privy to the collective emotional state- connecting to all people and their changing emotional states. If they do not take care of themselves, sheiks properly and have frequent check ins with healers (therapists, Reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, AA groups and spiritual counselors) they can end up in a state where they feel all these emotions are theirs, and it becomes just too much.
The emerging acceptance of alternative therapies is a blessing for everyone. Reiki, meditation, acupuncture, organic foods and herbs, talk therapy (not new, but becoming more accepted) are all ways to keep energy fields clear, boost the energetic protections and detoxify the body. These modalities also help develop the intuitive ability to discern what is your energetic imprint and what belong to others- to know when you are feeling your own emotions or those of others. Healers are also compassionate listeners and are tapped into the Universal source which allows them to access loving wisdom that helps people understand their own emotional process. A loving healer can be the saving grace of someone suffering from depression and anxiety- a safe place to land, a spiritual counselor and a wise friend. I urge anyone suffering from depression to find someone to talk to- you DO NOT NEED TO SUFFER ALONE!
There is no stigma to depression, and there are so many people who are available and who very much want to help. The healer's path is one of love and acceptance- we are not here to judge, but to help and to heal, primarily by assisting you in accessing your own strength and ability to heal your self. We are guides and facilitators.
Please feel free to pass this information on to your artists, your friends, your family members, colleagues, whoever you feel needs help. All of us healers, Lightworkers, eastern medicine doctors and therapists are here to take your hand and light your way out of the tunnel. There is so much beauty and love in this life- the ability to access all of it resides in you. We are here. Please - reach out!
Eileen Mercolino is a Reiki Master-Teacher, Certified Wellness Practitioner and Intuitive working in Los Angeles, CA