To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person. We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us. We have to love him for his own good, not for the good we get out […]
By Jen Peer Rich Sometimes our weirdest behaviors are actually the unspeakable expressions of grieving, healing and transformation happening inside. Energy always finds a way out. Waking up is full of recognitions that hurt. It’s sad to realize we’ve been victimized. It’s heartbreaking to realize we have been stretched into such painful dimensions by outside […]
Someone asked to know more about what I referred to as sub-personalities and parts in the last post: The somatic imperative and meditation — she thought that perhaps it was the drug withdrawal that created these parts. I responded: no, it’s not the drugs or the withdrawal that causes the sub-personalities. They UNCOVER them when the nervous […]
Most of my deep meditations still happen while lying down. This remains necessary because the somatic experience remains far too intense to otherwise tolerate sitting. In order to profoundly allow and experience the healing process (by relaxing deeply into it) the body must be horizontal and completely and progressively more relaxed. This allows the nervous […]
And then I realized that freedom was already here. Waiting. All I had to do was stop trying to fix myself.
(we don’t like it when others do it to us, so why do we do it to ourselves?)
This, too, is another way to talk about some of what I’ve been experiencing with my transformative healing from the iatrogenic brain injury. Jane Fonda speaks of it in terms of a maturation process…a developmental stage, which I think is totally appropriate. That said, I have encountered hundreds of young folks through my work and social media who are also coming into this sort of rapid maturation of the spirit. We are waking up all over the world!
I was a psychiatric success story. My mother used to go to NAMI meetings and was able to share the wonderful news about how successful my forced and violent psychiatric treatment had been. I was working a respectable job with respectable responsibilities.The other mothers hung on every word. My psychiatrist too, believed I was a success story. He had done his job well. …