How My Personal Depression Links to Collective Global Depression

Pre-detox, I had to be very careful about my exposure to global news, big world problems, and watching documentaries about our planets’ sad environmental state.  Such truths would cause me to go into a deep darkness that was hard to get out of.  It was a feeling of hopelessness that all this destruction was happening around me, but as one person, how much could I do to have a positive effect?

Diving in the amazing Komodo National Park, Indonesia.  October 2017

While diving earlier this trip in Indonesia, a friend recommended that I watch Chasing Coral on Netflix.  But I couldn’t do it.  I was scared of learning the truth about what I was seeing underwater.  And truths are scary!  Fear and emotional upheaval are a result of learning most truths!

Then after 45 odd days of detoxing and eating mostly living plants and fruit, I wanted to watch Chasing Coral!  And I was so happy I did.  While it showed coral devastation, it confirms how its happening.  And it contains hope that as long as we are aware of what’s happening, each one of us can get on board and do something about it.

It was unexpected!  But by increasing my consciousness with living foods, I had reduced my sensitivity to globally depressing information.  In my new strong mind state I can be a warrior for change, rather than just a diver with my head in the water.

Cleaning up beaches with our kids feels amazing!