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When it comes to understanding the psyche it’s often helpful to use many different models. These are posts that deal with the distressed psyche from a shamanic interpretation or similar.
The biggest problem in our society now for those who get diagnosed with any sort of “psychosis,” is that they are most often met by professionals that do not even believe that healing can occur, let alone deep transformative growth. Deep transformative growth, could be the norm, if those claiming to be healers actually knew what was involved in the individuation journey. Meeting the dark underbelly of the psyche as those of us who have been labeled psychotic at one time or another is a calling and an act of heroism. One that is rarely encouraged in society. I might add that it’s to the detriment of all society that we are shut down with drugs and often harmed rather than supported in a way that allows for the profound healing. Many of us are healers trying to be born, just like Malidoma Somé says here: What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital
There are many ways to find healing.