Many people who come to view themselves as mentally ill have
accepted a worldview that is eons away from their original potential.
Some individuals who have accepted the label of “anxious” or
“depressed” have momentarily forfeited their original potential to the medical and/or
We live in a world that has become obsessed with diagnosing any
way of being that is deemed to be outside of the norm with a negative label.
It is a vicious crazymaking cycle.
When the subconscious mind accepts a label and the inherent
meanings attached, we have fundamentally given our power away.
For many, the feelings of anxiety and depression are
actually sensations created by an internal war between original potential and
We need to remember that the expression of anxiety and
depression are often natural normal responses.
However, the risk is that these expressions become hard-wired,
ritualistic habitual ways of being. They become “normal” to the subconscious mind
that has accepted the meanings attached to a label.
Any additional social messaging that reinforces these ways
of being serves to hard-wire a self-perception that is not in alignment with original
As painful as anxiety and depression can be, it is important
to recognize that at the heart of these expressions is original potential pushing
for healing, growth and the desire to thrive.
Mental illness as we have come to label it, is often the stirring
of our innate potential demanding to be heard.
I often refer to original potential as the light that never
Clients who experience anxiety and depression do not come to
programming because they have given up. They seek support because they believe that
this flame still flickers.
Intuitively they know that the flame must be fanned and
protected from external messaging that insists they are mentally ill.