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Depression is a happening that many people would love to see an end to when they experience it.  In this invitation, healing depression is really an invitation to meet what is happening in the moments that you are aware of that happening.

A very tricky part of dealing with depression is that it has become a ‘something’ to get rid of to fix, rather than a way that a person might feel in a moment.  Seeing this as a ‘something’ tends to make it much bigger than it actually is in any moment – makes it look like it is happening in more than a moment, and then that gets magnified and confirmed into more of a ‘something’ to get rid of and people react to it.

The reaction is usually an attempt to get away from feeling depressed; looking for something to divert oneself from what is actually occurring, to distract yourself or override it by doing something. Sometimes this can alleviate the feeling for awhile, as you divert yourself away from what you are feeling.  However, this does not address the energy itself and so it will show up again and again and may even intensify.  This is often seen as people get more and more depressed as they medicate themselves to not feel it or attempt to ‘be happy’ and do uplifting things to get rid of feeling depressed, and nothing ‘works’, of course, because the person is attempting to get away from themselves.

Depression is a happening that has occurred in my own life.  After attempting suicide when I was 15 and finding out from that attempt that I did, in fact, want to live, whenever I felt depressed after that, the idea of getting rid of myself to stop the feeling just wasn’t an option for me. If such thoughts would present themselves to me, I couldn’t take them seriously so I decided to find another way to respond when depression showed up.

When you can diagnose yourself and say:  ‘I feel depressed’, instead of looking for some way to get away from feeling that way,
1.  stop, sit down and close your eyes.
2.  breathe deeply for a few breaths.
3.  look inside of yourself to see where energy is held down – for where you feel ‘depressed’ – there will be some area of you where you can feel energy being pressed down, being de-pressed in actuality.
4.  continue to breathe, relax your body open and feel the energy that is being depressed, just feel it, do not attempt to change it.  Relax open and Be With this happening and see what happens.

This number 4 step can feel enormous.  You can support yourself to feel what is happening by remembering that this energy is already ‘in’ you, it is not being created by the space you are giving it, it is already there. This means that you are already ‘able’ to be with this – even if it feels like it will engulf you, you are already with it so go for it.  It has been held for you, like in a parcel, or gift, just waiting to be opened….this is the opening to the present, to that gift.  Trust yourself to feel what this is that is already with you.

I have worked with many many people over a 20 year span  who have experienced depression.  People who are very aware of themselves energetically, and those who haven’t been even looking at:  “How do I actually feel right now?” or looking at life as anything more than the mundane happenings.  No matter how subtly or not subtly they know how to be with themSelves, they are  always are able to find where energy feels depressed inside if they have said:  ‘I feel depressed’.  This is 100% of the people who I have coached to look to see and feel the energy that is being depressed in the moment, they find the energy.  You can too.

‘You’ are waiting for ‘you’ in the form of these energies that are being pressed down inside.  Welcome to more of yourSelf, receiving the gift of the moment.


‘You’ are waiting for ‘you’ in the form of these energies that are being pressed down inside.  Welcome to more of yourSelf, receiving the gift of the moment.


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This Satsang Invitation: Harmonizing Corruption, is one that can be supportive to you in many ways.

Firstly, let’s look at corruption – what is that? To myself, corruption is when a person makes a choice towards an outcome that is not in alignment with their own Being, which would then not in the best interest of all.

Today corruption is rampant. Changes in the world are happening rapidly and people will either be going along with it; making conscious choices toward support of all (including the earth), or they will be reacting in fear; attempting to stop change or grab onto something, anything, to attempt to soothe the fear (which doesn’t work of course).

The choice point is where the moment is such an amazing support. Looking at the choices right in the moment, feeling into the possibilities, will give a person the best feedback on which way to take action, or not to take action.

This is the point that gets passed over, most people are reacting to what is happening, knee jerk reactions, rather than responding to the details of the moment as they present themselves with the conscious inclusion of themSelves.

A great way to do this is to stop and consider the details – I like to call them the smorgasbord of the moment or the game piece (peace too) of Now.

To consciously include the details at play, feel into them, let them speak to you. Do this by relaxing open to them (breathe deeply) allowing what appears as the details to come inside of what appears here as the form of ‘you’. In this way you are meeting the details personally, consciously.

After giving some space, some moments, to the details, see what wants to happen now. From here, you would be responding, not reacting. It is a way of contemplation that includes the energetics of what is happening. It may instigate a number of investigations of energy in different directions – follow that, let it lead you along. It might even be that this is what the details at play were all about and it is not even about making a decision.

When we say that a file is corrupted, it means that it can no longer function as it was intended, and this is the same for a person. That corruption will be inside of the person and until they meet whatever the play inside is, they will be bypassing a huge part of the play, excluding themSelves, and their choices will be a reflection of that corruption.

Life will bring moments of decisions to such a person, again and again, until they choose to Be With the details intimately, in a way that includes themSelves, rather than that reaction that stays focussed on the details as if they are outside of themselves. When the details are brought in, sat with, and allowed, the natural response is given space to be seen, to be heard, and the person (who is a representation of the Universe) can take action from there choosing the way of inclusion of all, the natural choice.

Meeting yourself consciously, no matter what is happening, brings harmony to potential corruption simply by this conscious inclusion of Self.


1. “Right Here, Right Now Meditations – Satsang Invitations for Expanding Awareness”, foreword by Isaac Shapiro, is now available as an E-book! Only $7.77 in Canada & USA, and relative prices all over the world. Check it out here: http://www.canelamichelle.com/store

2. Canela Michelle was interviewed by Jerry Katz on July 12th, 2014 on his radio show. There are quite a few pointers within that interview as well as the felt sense of Satsang. You can find the link here: https://soundcloud.com/tags/canela%20michelle%20meyers

3. Transformational Satsang with Canela has been happening in North Vancouver, Chilliwack, and White Rock – thank you to all who attended these events and to Brenda & Jim (North Vancouver), Janet Newport/Amythyst Book Store (Chilliwack), and Kevin Diakiw (White Rock). What a blessing to Be With you all!!

4. Dates are now set for Transformational Satsang in the Czech Republic in May 2015, and are being organized for Bellingham, WA, USA in October, and Brighton & potentially London, England so far. More info here: http://www.canelamichelle.com/schedule

5. The Paradoxica Nondual Conference 2015 at the University of Lethbridge is set for June 18th & 10th. It is such a wonderful community and dynamic nondual sharing in Lethbridge, Alberta – gratitude to Gary Tzu for the existence of this Conference and all of the people who do so much to support it to happen!

6. You can find out what ‘Stories’ are in existence for in Canela’s article in The Paradoxica Journal of Nondual Psychology: http://paradoxica.ca/utilizing-the-story-for-embracing-self-by-canela-michelle-meyers/
7. Individual Satsang, and Couple Satsang sessions by phone or Skype (Canela calls you if by phone so no long distance charges apply) are available. Contact Canela to book a session or for any questions about this Newsletter & Satsang Invitation at this email address: canelamichelle@gmail.com Check out the letters from people (it has been updated since the last Invitation) who have tasted this ‘flavor’ of Transformational Satsang (updated often): http://www.canelamichelle.com/letters-feedback

Sent to you with Love from Avalon, Bowen Island, BC, Canada

Love is at the root of all of That which is occurring in each moment…no matter what it looks like!

Blue Skies Shining on You from Here, Snug Cove, Bowen Island.

** Please just send an email to canelamichelle@gmail.com if you would like to discuss Canela offering Transformational Satsang in your part of the world**

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