For me, when I first saw this back in the year 2000, it brought out the pain of loneliness and a melancholy so profound that it was irresistible as it was seductive.
At the time, death was calling to me, and I felt it, and at some level, I knew it. And while that is a subject for a future blog, at the time, I felt the sweet surrender of despair and while hope remained eternal, I knew things were coming to an end.
And they did in some ways.
Empaths, especially psychic ones, can sense the future. They can sense when something is going to happen. There are many stories of how psychics couldn’t shake the feeling of doom weeks before 9/11, and I wonder how many picked up the coming tragedy of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
This is a different kind of depression to the other kinds. Make no mistake, it’s as potent as any other type, but this one also has a sense of fatalism that can’t be avoided.
You know something is going to happen. You don’t understand what, but it’s there. And your heart, and your soul is heavy and hurting. Your eyes are on the verge of tears, but there is no apparent reason, and all you want to do is curl up in a corner, and hide away.
I know when I finally move on from this life, my biggest regret is leaving those who do love me.
I know they will be fine, but the sense of loss is always there. For the most part, that’s what holds me here in this current lfe.
When a coming event changes life, the Empath will feel it, and they will mourn its passing, even though it has yet to occur. Change is never easy, but it’s made harder when it hasn’t even happened yet.
Melancholy is a horrible form of depression to experience. More people experience it than you would suspect.
If you experience it, keep a diary, and compare it to major events that happen later. You might be surprised at the results.
Bach Flower Remedies that can help with this are:
Sweet Chestnut – when change is foisted upon you.
Star of Bethlehem – for Shock and trauma.
Aspen – For vague fear and anxiety.