Overcoming Cold Depression
By Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, from the teachings of Kundalini Yoga
Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we integrate into the Aquarian Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to take destructive risk and to self-sabotage. As we transition into the Aquarian Age through 2042, humanity suffers from a phenomenon called Cold Depression.
What is Cold Depression? Cold Depression occurs when the external demand is greater than the internal capacity to deliver and we have spent our reserves. We are depressed but we are so numb and insensitive to our own self, we do not feel it. The depression is therefore, “cold.” This leads us to inner anger and isolation from our soul. Cold Depression is when we are cut off from our spirit, source, strength and inner guidance. At its core is a deep sense of loneliness, a prevailing sense of anxiety and a loss of meaning. Yogis call this, “The Silence of the Soul”.
Cold Depression is a factor in addiction, self-sabotage, and chronic illness.
We instinctively counter the numbness of Cold Depression with behavior that fulfills the need for stimulation. A person experiencing Cold Depression does not seem depressed to herself or others. This is because she is busy, active, and appears energized. She may overwork, create “emergencies” or drink 6 energy drinks a day. He may engage in extreme sports, risk taking or substance abuse. The insensitivity of Cold Depression leads to reactivity, impatience and drama. Do you know anyone who experiences this?
Cold Depression is not just a personal challenge, it occurs across an entire population during global transition, such as the one we are in now. When there is a major frequency change Cold Depression can increase to profound levels, like a sudden tide. This “gray period” of the planet has occurred in the past, whenever there was an epochal transition. We feel empty inside, and cover it with over activity.
What Causes Cold Depression? Information overload, unrelenting stress, and rapid change contribute to Cold Depression. These are all elements of modern life. Everything seems to be happening at once and we are expected to respond to it all now. The glandular and nervous systems of most people on the planet are not sufficiently developed to meet this challenge. When we don’t have the energy within, we seek it outside ourselves. We go for the quick energy, a boost so we can keep going.
How Do We As Yogis Manage? We are all affected by the impact of the pressure of these times. We can no longer power through on the strength of our body alone. We need the power of our frequency to penetrate the Silence of the Soul.
The Quick Solution? Get your energy from Prana and not from adrenaline. The rhythmic flow of a Kundalini Yoga kriya restores the nervous and glandular systems and releases old stress response patterns from the body. Mantra breaks the silence of the soul and builds the pranic and radiant bodies. This gives both calm and vitality.
Even Quicker Solution? Breathe and chant! Let the mantra regulate your breath to restore your Prana. Let the tongue and lips move across the meridian points to balance your brain to deal with stress.
Feeling so pressured you can’t even do that? Click Play and have the mantra going as you keep going. Even play it while you sleep. In this age of change, we succeed by letting the sound current work for us.