In healing chronic illness with many acute, chronic pains I’ve seen that dissociation is not simply psychological but profoundly physiological…The process of getting chronically ill included layers of ever deepening dissociation from the body creating multiple broad spectrum illnesses…a dissociated body/mind cannot meaningfully take care of itself. Psych drugs allowed for these ever deepening layers of dissociation as they made the body sicker and sicker, the drugs largely numbed it all (though we’re often not aware of it because, generally, we still feel really shitty anyway!)…
The wise ageless one within. It’s there…aching to emerge. *** Happiness can coexist with despair. It really can. We need to stop having such narrow view of what happiness is. The clearer we get, in fact, the more this sort of thing occurs. When we are clear we can feel anything on the emotional spectrum […]
I’m doing heavy metal detox…intense. Rarely mention it because people don’t understand how insane it is. I can feel metal leaving my brain. Metal hangs out in biofilms with infectious agents…as this comes out so does decades & lifetimes–via ancestral lineage — of emotional crap. Virtually no support during this process, really…not that I’ve found […]
I don’t think my life is getting any easier as I heal (which can really be a drag sometimes) BUT…I just love life more and more and more…truly life is good. Healing from brain injury incurred by psych drugs — I’m not only healing drug injury but also the injury of having been thrown away […]
”Formal” meditation — the kind where you set aside a specific time and sit on a cushion…I don’t do all that often anymore and that has been the case since I’ve been seriously ill. First it became impossible, but then I found another way of meditating deeply. What happened with my illness is that I learned that formal meditation is not always necessary for everyone, though I did start with more formal sitting years ago and it’s likely that it’s a good place to start, in general, if at all possible.
This is the video I did last year for this day. Help raise awareness and please share it and other information about benzodiazepines today. Visit: — World Benzodiazepine Day: Change through Unity (Facebook page) — Recently I wrote another post about what it was like when the illness incurred by the drugs was at its worst: When medicine and doctors almost kill you… Because, yeah, I was on death’s door for a long, long time. It can still feel traumatic to really think about that time. I do hope we can help others avoid such a fate. …
by Richard D. Lewis “Benzo Blue” A Song of Protest and a Search for Liberation […]
It will be the first time I travel in ten years. The first time I fly. It’s a BIG exciting new adventure. This is information about Alternatives should you want to register and go to the conference. August 18-21 (my presentation/facilitation will be on Saturday) The talk and presentation is entitled and described like this: Intuitive eating, […]