No escape

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There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers […]

Waking the Still, Small Voice Within

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Learn why the body is such an important tool in spiritual practice, how to cultivate your awareness of the ‘felt sense’ to make important decisions in your life and how the power of your questions can dramatically open new possibilities. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

What is a teacher? (or who is a therapist, counselor, etc)

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These are principles that can be carried to any and all “helping” relationships.

“The very establishment of a “spiritual teacher” and a “student”, as someone who knows and someone who doesn’t, makes direct, and open, useful, dialogue all but impossible. True learning only occurs when it becomes folk meeting “now, now, now” and sharing the truth of where they are, and what they have discovered, freely and openly w/o an agenda or template of how something “ought” to be. Everyone has something to teach… … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Saturday mellow: a guided vipassana meditation

Mulberry Tree, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh

This is a good guided meditation and is actually good for any level from beginner to advanced. I like to always keep in mind the concept of always being a beginner. Yes, the concept of zen mind, beginner’s mind… … [click on title to read and view more]

Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing

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I’ve continued pursuing experimentation with tibetan bowl sound healing. It’s really amazing to listen to the sounds and the woman in the below video is my best find so far.

This album is a wondrous collection of healing sounds and my favorite yet: Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing. It’s a highly professional production and the sound is superb and the six tracks seem to escort me on a journey through the psyche that creates healing each time I listen in deep meditation. … [click on title to read and view more]

Alienation causes fear and fear deepens alienation

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But when you look at anything as separate from you, you cannot love it for you are afraid of it. Alienation causes fear and fear deepens alienation. It is a vicious circle. Only self-realisation can break it. Go for it resolutely. … [click on title to read and view more]

Let’s talk about psychosis. Let’s especially learn from those who’ve been there.

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This report: Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia – A Valuable, and Free, Online Report which was featured on Beyond Meds the other day is getting a LOT of attention in the UK. This is very exciting. Many are still very afraid to have this very important conversation…the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of people are at stake. … [click on title to read and view more]

When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress- Disease Connection

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Illness and what creates illness with Gabor Maté. If you’ve been reading Beyond Meds for any length of time you’ll know that Gabor is one of my favorite human beings. He is an inspired brilliant man who is helping us change the healing climate on this planet. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Ecstatic dance heals (and what it looks like when it’s happening)

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Dancing is a practice and discipline. The ecstatic aspect can be light or dark. People might cry either in despair or in joy on the dance floor. Anything goes. You can curl up in the fetal position in a corner and cry or leap as high as you can while running in circles. I have spent time sitting cross-legged in meditation or laying on my back with my feet up the wall. Feeling the vibrations of dancing feet and loud music while lying flat on the floor is quite nice too. The practice involves letting the body do what it wants to do. All while wonderful music pulsates around us as well. It’s a liberating and lovely celebration every single time I partake and that holds true whether I’m in a good mood or not because this is a place where any mood is okay. It’s a safe and beautiful space to feel and emote as we need to among others who allow for that which is human to unfold to music and movement. … [click on title to read and view more]

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia – A Valuable, and Free, Online Report

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What would happen if a team of highly qualified psychologists joined up with a team of people who knew psychosis from the inside, from their own journey into madness and then recovery – and if they collaborated in writing a guide to understanding the difficult states that get names like “psychosis” and schizophrenia”?

Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore, because the result was just published a couple of days ago in the form of a report that is free to download at Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia … [click on title to read and view more]

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