I’ve been doing a lot of heart opening work with the heart chakra. This youtube video is really beautiful. It’s string music and I can feel it very powerfully in my heart center. Healing what is often referred to as the “energetic body” has been a very powerful thing for me. I don’t have to understand everything. In fact surrendering to my healing process requires letting go of knowing pretty much anything. Give it a try if the idea resonates with you. … [click on title to read and view more]
By Terry Lynch, MD — I know people can recover fully having received diagnoses of depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, OCD, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. I know because I have seen this, both in my work, and through contact with people over many years. Full recovery is possible. Hard work, but possible. The common medical response to recovery – that it must have been a misdiagnosis and the person never actually had that condition – does not suffice. The people I am talking about met all the medical criteria for these psychiatric labels. Psychiatry is the only medical specialty where the mindset does not routinely include aiming for the best possible outcomes. … [click on title to read and view more]
Nature has kept me alive and given me hope. Over and over again. It’s too bad this is considered a joke because it’s very serious. People are dying (literally and/or spiritually) because we are largely cut off from our understanding of who we are. We are members of a community of many diverse species on a planet bursting with yet more life. We are all connected and we need it all. We must remember that we are just one bit of the web of life. Still…go ahead and enjoy the video…I did. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The vehicles (religions and mythologies) are always neutral. What people do in the name of these vehicles can sometimes be rather horrifying. For example in my Catholic upbringing I was told by a nun that anyone that wasn’t Catholic would be going to hell. Since it’s that sort of thinking that led to the Inquisition, that pretty much ended my early relationship to Catholicism. Still, I found something good in the hymns I share below and they have always stayed with me. They’ve stayed with the rejected shadow child too, because they were sung straight to her little alienated heart. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
“How can I get to know myself? Not by thinking, for thinking only reflects my conscious being, but by meditating. Meditation goes beyond the conscious mind into the unconscious. In meditation I can become aware of the ground of my being in matter, in life, in human consciousness. I can experience my solidarity with the universe, with the remotest star in outer space and with the minutest particle in the atom. I can experience my solidarity with every living thing, with the earth with these flowers and coconut trees, with the birds and squirrels, with every human being. I can get beyond all these outer forms of things in time and space and discover the Ground from which they all spring. I can know (…) the Origin, the Source, beyond being and non-being, the One ‘without a second’. I can know the birth of all things from this Ground, their coming into being in the Word.” … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Below is a quote from the latest cool psychiatrist, David R. Hawkins, I discovered completely by accident. A friend who is not involved in psychiatric stuff at all gave me a book by him. The fact that he was a psychiatrist wasn’t particularly significant one way or another to my friend. It’s not really all that important to me either. The guy is talking real healing and transformation. I don’t really care what he went to school to study over 50 years ago.
Still, it’s of interest to know that David R. Hawkins wrote a book with Linus Pauling (father of Orthomolecular Psychiatry and a nobel prize winner) and worked with him too. His understanding of what healing really is goes well beyond anything Orthomolecular medicine does with nutrients. … [click on title for the rest of the post]