Question: It seems that over the past few years, we have seen an acceleration of mental illness within the collective consciousness, especially anxiety and depression. I myself over the past three or so years have felt a greatly increased tension within my own being. Can the masters comment on why this is, and more importantly how we can, ourselves rise above this and help others do the same? If the masters could also comment on the origin of anxiety or depression, that would be wonderful.
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
As we have said several times, in many of the more evolved nations, people’s material needs have been fulfilled to a critical degree. If you look at Abraham Maslow’s “Pyramid of Human Needs” you will see that there are four classes of lower needs and then you go up to the self-actualization needs.
We are at a point where in many of these modern democracies, a critical mass of people is ready to go into self-actualization. But because these democracies are stuck in this no man’s land where they haven’t let go of the Christian paradigm and they haven’t started questioning the materialist paradigm, people do not receive any help from without to pursue their self-actualization needs. This is what in many cases gives rise to various forms of anxiety, depression and inattention, where people know that they are not doing what they should be doing, and they feel this.
Another aspect of this is the fact that there are these powerful collective entities that have been built over a very long period of time that people become vulnerable to when they don’t have a sense of purpose. So, this is really the two main causes of anxiety and depression, there is that you have an inner drive to actualize yourself, you don’t know how so you feel you’re wasting your time, or you are vulnerable to these entities.
The reality here is that these modern democracies will have to shift into finding a way to help people deal with their own psychology and improve their psychology and raise their consciousness. It doesn’t mean they have to follow ascended master teachings or any particular spiritual teaching, but they need to accept a new approach that is beyond materialism because otherwise you will see an increase in this that will simply overburden the healthcare systems and the social safety nets, because people might be so depressed that they are incapable of working or they might have to go to a hospital or mental institution to receive help.
So it’s simply a product of this unwillingness of these modern democracies to take the next logical step to go away from focusing on material welfare to being focused on psychological well-being.
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