Dark night — healing the shadow and the dark emotions

This post includes a collection of links to articles on Beyond Meds on the topic of healing the dark emotions and integrating the shadow aspects of our natures. This page will be saved as part of the drop-down navigation menu at the top of the blog to access posts from the archives. I’ve gathered a few […]

To be or not to be on psych meds

Everyone has a reason that makes a lot of sense in the context of their life experience for the positions that they hold about these issues. I suggest we widen our hearts to recognize this fact. And that it’s possible to come to terms with our experience in the context of our lives in such a way we no longer feel the need to try to force others to our point of view as we come to recognize there are many legitimate points of view. Sometimes contradictory “truths” can both be true. …

Baptism

(slideshow included below) Earth, take me down into your core. Water, let me run fluid and resilient like you, transparent and true. The forest is my church and my refuge. The trees speak to me and hold me. The way ahead may be seemingly impassable. A jungle of shrubs, branches, death and mayhem. Look up […]

Taking the Mask Off Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Taking the Mask Off -host  Cortland Pfeffer. We had good fun. I hope you enjoy it too: View the website here:   Listen, Rate, and Review on ITunes: Itunes Taking the Mask Off Podcast Ep 005 Beyond Meds   Listen Here  on WordPress: podcast episode 5 beyond meds monica cassani […]

Healing the brain/body/mind from trauma and psych drug injury

Let us please open our eyes and help one another to see. Right now those in public and sanctioned positions to help us are actually harming us unintentionally. We must bring this to a stop. We must help one another. There is no motivation to heal without drugs if there are no safe places to do it. Right now it’s not safe for most people most of the time. This alone will keep people from even attempting to do it or even realize or acknowledge it’s possible. It’s scary and the fear is justified and even rational given what we face. I am in a rare and privileged and lucky position and I still get frightened too. This is scary stuff. …

This is how we get locked up and forcibly drugged for no good reason

Woah, everyone who has never seen the cops (or mental illness professionals) out of control for no good reason whatsoever should watch this. Yeah, this is like what happens to us when they don’t understand our altered states as well…things just start happening and it’s all out of your control. Next thing you know you’re in four point restraints and they’re shooting you up with drugs to shut you up and disable you. Literally. People have no idea unless it’s happened to them. It’s ugly, it’s violent, it’s traumatic. (video included)

Levels of consciousness: this body/mind

This is a story that emerged last night. It points to the mystery but is not the mystery. We can’t really know the mystery: Seems to me there is a sort of access of levels to consciousness this body/mind has. There is the ego which is the least conscious but when in cooperation with body […]