“Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.” -H.P. Blavatsky
Have you ever owned a computer with glitchy software? Do you get annoyed when it doesn’t do what you want it to do especially when you are computer savvy but the software is making it far more frustrating, complicated and time consuming than it needs to be? Do you want to throw the computer down a flight of stairs because you are so angry?? Yes? Great! Then read on…
There is some debate about our minds being separate from our brains – it’s something I believe is true. I believe our mind is our consciousness and our body uses the brain to access that mind or consciousness.
Computer = Brain
Software = Brain Chemistry
Internet = the Mind, Consciousness or Collective Consciousness
Your computer uses it’s software to access the internet.
Your brain uses brain chemistry to access the mind.
Computer Glitch = Depression (or other mental disorder)
It made me think of depression in the same way. I thought about my brain as a computer with the brain chemistry being the software that runs my computer and it is somehow glitchy and causes the computer to “crash” or just plain not do the things I want it to do.
There is nothing wrong with my mind, the problem, or the depression, is with the software I use to access my mind.
What do you do with software? It get’s regular updates or gets a “patch” to keep it running as smooth as possible so I equate the regular updates with my regular medication. Good software can usually update itself but mine needs help, hence my “mood meds.”
Sometimes I try to access to much information or multitask then my software freezes or locks up. Then I have to reboot the whole damn thing – sometimes letting it all rest (sleep) for a while then turning on the power again (waking up). That usually fixes most problems but may take more than one reboot.
Sometimes it’s so bad you need to take the computer in for diagnostics (doctor) and get it repaired (new medication or therapy).
So I’m sure you can understand that you can’t make the software magically begin to work by wishing it to – no more than you can help a depressed person by giving him the profound advice to cheer up! You can’t throw them down the stairs either! Let the person reboot after some sleep or maybe they need another diagnostic. It’s an illness – not just a bad mood.