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If you’re searching for spiritual ways to help depression, you’ve landed in the right place.
I’m not a religious person, but I am a very open-minded, spiritual person.
Expanding my spirituality has really helped improve my mental health in so many ways I never thought were possible.
While I’m not saying spirituality has 100% cured my depression, it sure makes it easier to manage it.
Why Spirituality Helps My Depression
It might sound like the opposite would be true, but I feel so much more grounded now that spirituality is part of my everyday life.
⭐ I feel more rooted to the earth
⭐ I have more peace of mind
⭐ I have a clearer purpose
⭐ I am more open-minded to the possibilities
⭐ I have an endless amount of gratitude
Now, I won’t keep you waiting any longer.
Here are 5 deeply spiritual ways to help heal your depression.
5 Deeply Spiritual Ways to Help Heal Depression
1. BALANCE LOWER CHAKRAS
Charkas are essentially a network of seven major energy centers arranged vertically along the core of your body.
(There are multiple different systems of Chakras, but I personally use the Western Seven Chakra System.)
You can learn more about chakras in this enlightening book.
The three lowest chakras are the root, the sacral, and the solar plexus chakras.
These chakras are considered your physical chakras, and they are responsible for your self-image and physical and emotional identity.
Signs of an Imbalanced Root Chakra:
- Lack of Motivation
- Feeling Disconnected
- Anger and Short Temper
- Feeling Stuck
Signs of an Imbalanced Sacral Chakra:
- Low Self-Esteem and Insecurity
Signs of an Imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Self-Control
- Inability to Set or Maintain Boundaries
How to Balance:
There are several ways to balance an underactive or overactive chakra. These are the most straightforward ways.
⭐ Listen to Meditation Music:
- Root: 256 Hz
- Sacral: 288 Hz
- Solar Plexus: 320 Hz
⭐ Speak Positive Affirmations
- Root: I am…
- Sacral: I feel…
- Solar Plexus: I do…
⭐ Diffuse Essential Oils
- Root: Frankincense, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Myrrh
- Sacral: Orange, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
- Solar Plexus: Lemon, Ginger, Juniper, Geranium
⭐ Use Crystals Associated with Chakra:
- Root: Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz and Hematite
- Sacral: Orange Calcite, Citrine, Orange Carnelian
- Solar Plexus: Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, Lemon Quartz
⭐ Wear Colors Associated with Chakra:
- Root: Red
- Sacral: Orange
- Solar Plexus: Yellow
⭐ Eat Foods Associated with Chakra
- Root: Red Potatoes, Strawberries, Cherries, Tomatoes
- Sacral: Oranges, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Coconuts
- Solar Plexus: Lemons, Corn, Bananas, Yellow Squash, Pineapple
I listen to meditation music every day throughout my day as a way to remain as balanced as I can.
It’s one of my favorite spiritual ways to help manage my depression (and anxiety).
2. DO SHADOW WORK
One of my absolute favorite parts of mental health management lies in getting to the deep inner workings of my soul, also known as shadow work.
What is Shadow Work?
When you think of nighttime, you think of darkness. You think of things that are hidden and not seen.
The moonlight helps shine a light on these gritty inner workings of our thought patterns, decisions, and actions.
Shadow work helps you see the areas of your life that could use some maintenance.
That being said, shadow work and emotional health go hand-in-hand.
Speaking of shadow work, I talk a lot about shadow work on my podcast. ↓
Examples of Shadow Work Questions:
- What is currently blocking me?
- What am I currently clinging on to?
- How can I let go of my current situation?
- Why am I so sad and lonely?
- What truth have I been avoiding?
I could seriously go on and on, because we all have areas to improve on.
But the premise is…what currently needs some attention in your life?
To find my favorite oracle decks for shadow work, head over and see my favorite Oracle Decks for Deep Inner Shadow Work.
3. USE CRYSTALS
We talked a little bit about crystals in the Balancing Your Lower Chakras section, but let’s dive a bit deeper.
Not only are crystals and stones incredibly beautiful, but they can also be powerfully healing.
I like to think of crystals as bringing nature inside.
When you’re out in nature, the sun, the rain, the clouds, the grass, the trees, rivers, lakes, and oceans…they all help ground and make us feel connected to the earth.
Bringing crystals indoors helps bring these healing properties into your environment and surround you with their benefits.
Favorite Negative Clearing Crystals:
1. Rose Quartz
3. Smoky Quartz
For more, check out 10 Healing Crystals for Soothing Depression Symptoms.
How to Use Crystals:
⭐ Meditate: Hold them during meditation or hold them when you feel depressed or stressed.
⭐ On Your Body: Carry them around with you in your pocket or purse. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet.
⭐ Surrounding Space: Place them around your home, especially on nightstands, window sills, desks, and by electronics. Put them in your pillow while you sleep.
The main thing to note is to use crystals with intention. Crystals won’t work fully for you unless you allow them to.
Numerology can help you discover your purpose and your path in life, which is wonderful for when you’re trying to recover from deafening depression.
What is Numerology?
The premise is everything in the universe has an energy vibration – and numbers are no different.
This means every number and letter has its own unique vibration that influences the story of our lives.
So in other terms, numerology is the study of the relationship that numbers and letters have with our personality and life events.
I highly recommend reading up more about Numerology in Numerology Made Easy.
How to Calculate the Numbers:
With numerology, a common rule of thumb you’ll encounter is: continue adding numbers together until you get a single-digit number between 1 and 9.
For example: 1234 would be 1+2+3+4 = 10 → 1+0 = 0
The only reason you wouldn’t break the number down into single digits is when you get 11, 22, or 33 because these are master numbers!
This might sound confusing, but I promise it’s a lot easier than it seems!
You’re more than welcome to use an online numerology calculator to get your numbers.
The chart above represents the Western Pythagorean Number-and-Letters Chart, where each number represents a letter.
For example: 4 represents D, M, and V; 7 represents G, P, and Y; 9 represents I and R
You’ll use this chart to find your different personality numbers.
Important Personality Numbers:
There are several personality numbers, but these are some of the most important.
⭐ Life Path is who you are, your life purpose, and the path you will walk on in this life.
⭐ Destiny Number is who you’re destined to become.
⭐ Soul Number is who your soul desires you to be so you can feel content and complete.
Personality Numbers Meanings:
Number 1: The Independent Individual
Number 2: The Cooperative Peacemaker
Number 3: The Self-Expressive Creative
Number 4: The Dedicated Worker
Number 5: The Freedom-Loving Adventurer
Number 6: The Responsible Caregiver
Number 7: The Contemplative Truth-Seeker
Number 8: The Business-Minded Leader
Number 9: The Compassionate Humanitarian
Number 11: The Inspirational Teacher
Number 22: The Master Builder
Number 33: The Master Healer
Head to Numerology.com to discover what all of these mean!
Finding Your Life Path:
To find your life path number, you’ll need to add every number of your birthday together and break it down until you reach a single digit.
We’ll use my birthday as an example: June 14, 1993.
With June being the sixth month of the year, it’ll look like: 6 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 3 = 33
Because 33 is a master number, we won’t be breaking down that further.
But in accordance with the Personality Numbers Meanings, I’m a Master Healer – meaning my life purpose is to help heal others and lift them up.
Finding Your Destiny Number:
To find your destiny number (who you’re destined to become), you’ll need to write your full, original birth certificate name and match the corresponding numbers to each letter – so first, middle, and last name.
For convenience, I’ll show the Western Pythagorean Numbers-and-Letters Chart again.
I won’t be using my full name on here, but let’s use Mary Anne Smith for example.
So let’s do this.
Mary Anne Smith = (4+1+9+7) = 21 | (1+5+5+5) = 16 | (1+4+9+2+8) = 24 → (2+1) = 3 | (1+6) = 7 | (2+4) = 6 → (3+7+6) = 16 → 1+6 = 7
After you break down all the numbers, Mary’s Destiny Number is 7. She’s destined to become The Contemplate Truth Seeker.
My destiny number is 9, The Compassionate Humanitarian, if you’re curious!
Finding Your Soul Number:
To find your soul number (who your soul desires you to be so you can feel content and complete), you’ll add up all the vowels in your full birth name.
We’ll use Mary Anne Smith for this example as well. Only using vowels, her name is MY AE I.
MY AE I = (1+7) = 8 | (1+5) = 6 | 9 → (8+6+9) = 23 → (2+3) = 5
Mary’s Soul Number is 5, The Freedom-Loving Adventurer.
If you’re wondering, my soul number is The Compassionate Humanitarian.
And like I said before if you’re totally lost, head to Numerology.com for more insight!
5. SPIRITUAL PODCAST
I know there is talk that spirituality helping depression is unreachable, unrelatable, and unempathetic.
However, there are so many wonderful spiritual podcasts that can help motivate you and open your eyes to endless possibilities.
Best Spiritual Podcasts:
I enjoy listening to these when I’m feeling down, unmotivated, and unsure of my life or my future.
To me, these podcasts represent hope and gratitude.
More on Podcasts:
Spiritual Ways to Help Depression
Spirituality can help manage depression in so many ways, such as guiding you to your purpose and filling your soul up with gratitude and hope.
My favorite ways to do this are:
⭐ Balancing the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras
⭐ Doing Shadow Work
⭐ Using Crystals
⭐ Applying Numerology
⭐ Listening to Spiritual Podcasts
What are your favorite spiritual ways to help depression?
More Spiritual Posts:
- The Ultimate Spiritual Morning Meditation Routine
- 12 Powerful Crystals for Self-Love and Confidence
- 10 Powerful Healing Crystals for Anxiety Attacks
- 17 Soothing Meditations for Overcoming Social Anxiety
- 10 Totally Free Guided Meditations for Anxiety
Did You Know There’s Online Therapy?
In addition to spirituality, talking to a therapist might help you break through your depression.
BetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. It makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere.
You can get counseling in four ways:
- Exchanging messages
- Chatting live
- Speaking over the phone
- Video conferencing
What I love about BetterHelp is that you can get incredible unlimited therapy from the comfort of your own home, so you never need to worry before getting help.