I wanna stop feeling down… I would like to live at the “Bitter Sea”, to watch “Birds flying” every single day or just to draw them with a brush on a piece paper. Remembering every blow of troubled water, every waving of golden wings, each their sign or symbol. As you have probably guessed, I’m an artist. And not even always that artist who remembers everything in the sketchbook. I try to catch every sound or a motion of my birds, and then to paint it in my music, in my dance, in my smile. I want to watch the incredible nature of our history every day and to draw it, draw endlessly.
In this post you will find
- 0.1 After all, this is the very inspiration that can stop me feeling down.
- 0.2 In this post I will tell you how to draw a new life.
- 0.3 After all, we really see the secret of happiness here, and as the result – the possibility to stop feeling down.
- 0.4 The disease was the result of punishment for sins and wrong behavior.
- 0.5 About Gods and Demons
- 0.6 Magical tools were much more diverse.
- 1 Stop feeling down with Amber & Lapis Lazuli
After all, this is the very inspiration that can stop me feeling down.
As the creative person, I was always thinking about experimenting with myself, especially with my mentality. Oh, this terrible word – “experiment”. But you know, that in moments of despair, when the life forces are running out and you can not stop feeling down – that’s the very time to get the strength and the courage for such experiments. All of us are used to resorting some classical techniques of treatment, although for each of us this “classic” is absolutely individual. Paradox. Someone can’t go through it without pills, someone is trying to get rid of loneliness, and someone is too tragic… Yes, the truth of life.
In this post I will tell you how to draw a new life.
And this is not just a story about the fictional experience of unknown artist. After all, this artist is our nature, our history. We believe that it lives in the wisdom of Mesopotamia – the importance of feelings and emotions of creativity as the main source of our inspiration. Their culture and mentality give us space for studying our nature, our identity and our talents. How to get closer to the nature and to feel all the magical properties of natural stones? Today I want to talk about this.
For us the civilization of Mesopotamia and namely the culture of the Sumerians is something more than just a piece of history. Studying their world, faith and knowledge is a source of real strength and inspiration for self-realization and self-expression. For us, first of all, this is an opportunity to freely express our creative potential, especially in jewelry making. And we would love to share with you this knowledge, incredible finds and secrets of the universe.
After all, we really see the secret of happiness here, and as the result – the possibility to stop feeling down.
Physicians who lived in Mesopotamia in the 7th century BC had to combine magical rituals with “harder science” and medicine if they wanted their patients to recover.
The Assyrians believed that gods and demons appeared at the heart of human disease and also caused social and economic problems.
The disease was the result of punishment for sins and wrong behavior.
This means that the ancient Mesopotamian healers should prepare various instruments and rituals to heal their patients. And this is a very important fact, that’s why I’m telling you about it today. You can perceive this with anything, even with karma, but any bad mood or depression are directly related to your past actions.
According to the Sumerian tradition, depression was expelled by “defensive rituals”. Sumerians were doing their rituals on the auspicious day and time, often before sunrise sun of Shamash or Utu, the God, who was considered the patron of justice in the world. The creation of guardian spirits and human defenders shapes and the placing them in the house at the altar is an indispensable attribute of getting rid of depression and stop feeling down. Shed, Lamassu and Lugalgirra & Meslamtaea twins often played the roles of guardian spirits.
About Gods and Demons
In Sumerian texts, Utu is “bearded” and “long-armed”. He was believed to emerge from the doors of Heaven every day at dawn and ride across the sky in his chariot before returning to the “interior of heaven” through a set of doors in the far west every evening. The Sumerians believed that, as he rode through heaven, Utu saw everything that happened in the world. Utu was believed to take an active role in human affairs, and was thought to aid those in distress.
Shed is a form of savior, a helper for those in need when state authority or the king’s help is wanting. The increased reliance on divine assistance could even extend to saving a person from the Underworld, even to providing a substitute, and lengthening a person’s time in this world.
Lamassu, according to the Sumerian-Akkadian mythology, is the guardian spirit of human being, expressing person’s individuality. The images of formidable and arrogant winged bulls with arrogant human eyes, were guarding the gates of the gigantic palaces and had a magical protective function.
Underworld deities Lugalgirra & Meslamtaea that often occur together are also called the ‘Divine Twins’. Later traditions imagine them as guardians to the entrance of the underworld. Both deities are associated with death and the underworld. In the Neo-Assyrian period there is evidence that little figurines of these deities were buried at doors to function as guardians.” – from oracc.museum.upenn.edu
If we talk about the medical side of the case, depressed Sumerians were treating themselves with ablutions and rubbing, less often with ingestion of drugs. All these drugs were mixtures of various substances of mineral, vegetable and animal origin. They used milk, honey, silver, different oils, creams, powders of crushed stones and mixtures of many different fruits and berries.
Magical tools were much more diverse.
Mesopotamian medicasters were using such techniques as fumigating depressed patient with fragrant herbs, tying and untying knots near the patient (the knot symbolizes the charm, its unraveling – the recovery of the person), binding patient’s fingers, neck, head and also the bed with special healing threads.Every morning should start with positive self-adjustment on positive emotions. Click To Tweet
This is something you can do immediately after awakening, even without getting out of your bed. It is important to mentally pronounce powerful affirmations that will give a charge and energy for the whole day. In Mesopotamia people believed that there is a connection between the morning mood and how the whole day would pass. Therefore, it is desirable to start the morning with positive thoughts. This is one of the most important steps to get rid of feelings of oppression and to stop feeling down. At least you need to start.
One of the teachings and guidance of Mesopotamia we can interpretate in modern life as “To stop feeling down you need to heal your body”. The bottom line is that you first take a look at yourself. On your face, your hair, your body. As you should never forget that in this life and on this planet YOU ARE NOTHING without your body. You need to understand how you want to look and how you want to feel physically clearly. And distracted by such “mundane” things, your soul will begin to feel calmer.
Stop feeling down with Amber & Lapis Lazuli
Unpolished amber has an inexplicable, but nevertheless proven effect on our energy. Click To Tweet
It can suppress depression and bring joy to our lives. Amber can help in the removal of chronic psychological traumas. So it is necessary to wear jewelry made of amber more often. As well as to conduct ordinary meditative sessions using this stone. At first, memories or events that could cause deep psychological traumas, stress and negative emotional background will emerge from your memory.
Just keep a piece of amber in your hands, wear it as a pendant or other kind of jewelry.
After the liberation from negative emotions, a feeling of ease and happiness will totally reach you. The next step is the formation of a new attitude towards yourself, here you need to feel this change in the emotional background. Rest will finally come in a place of the depressed state, and then – the satisfaction and confidence in the future. Such a difficult way every person can overcome with amber. And finally – stop feeling down.
For some people, Lapis Lazuli is a solar source that fights with depression and helps to stop feeling down. It favorably affects the exciting impulses in the central nervous system due to the release of mediators. Exciting effect appears with the occurrence of such feelings and sensations as joy, vivacity, enthusiasm. The stone improves the general condition of the body, its performance, while preventing the states of depression and increasing fatigue.And in the very end, to finally stop feeling down, you need to find your harmony. Click To Tweet
Harmony is the respect for your needs and interests, healthy selfishness and self-love, acceptance of your own wishes. You need to understand who you want to be, how you want to look, how to feel yourself, where to live and even what to eat every day. So if now you are thinking that all your spiritual depression and suffering is due to the fact that you have realized some failure – you are probably wrong. The pain and the fear are not born around you, but they are born in you. And to deal with them you need fight also going inside.