Talk given by Maleah Warner at the American Fork Tabernacle in December 2018 called “Inviting the Savior Into Our Lives Every Day.”
The cruel irony of having depression is that at a time when I needed God the most, I couldn’t feel His spirit. I felt a literal door blocking me from heaven. Through my struggle, I learned how to open the door and invite the Savior’s healing influence into my life.
Our brain and our mind are not the same thing. Our brain is a physical organ wired for survival instinct, which means it will look for problems, scan for danger, and tend to be negative.
Our mind is our higher intelligence. Our intelligence has always existed and is linked to the omniscient power of the Universe. When we feel blocked from this omniscient presence, the problem is almost always our brain.
Learning to get out of “caveman brain mode” and access our higher thoughts opens the door to God’s presence and allows the healing influence of Jesus’ atonement to enter our lives.
All of our feelings and emotions are a result of our thoughts and we choose our thoughts. Thoughts are the seeds of creation. We choose which thoughts to plant and therefore determine the results of our harvest.
This is repentance: a literal “change of mind” and a transforming “change of heart.”