Our bodies are incredibly knowing animals that we've systematically learned to ignore, shut down and ultimately poison. Healing is about letting the wisdom of the body re-emerge. ... and "In a mad world, only the mad are sane." - Akira Kurosawa ... (reflections and links...click through for more)
Rethinking Madness (book now offered FREE)
Rethinking Madness is a wonderful book I've written about several times here on Beyond Meds. Paris Williams, the author, is now offering the PDF file of the complete book for free. I highly recommend it. ...
Working with “parts” and “subpersonalities” as we come to consciousness and heal
Those of us whose nervous system have been destroyed by psych drugs and withdrawal from them often find ourselves simply splayed open. In essence, our unconscious is screaming at us because our nervous systems have been gravely injured. As we begin to heal we find ourselves diving more and more deeply into our psyches by necessity. This is about some of what we find. This is not unique to those of us who've come off psych drugs...it's simply laid bare. All our human psyches are made like this. ...
To love another person
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... Continue Reading →
Sometimes things get weird
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... Continue Reading →
The hurt and pained bully and love
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 subpersonalities. They UNCOVER them when the nervous... Continue Reading →
The somatic imperative and meditation
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... Continue Reading →
Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for those labeled by and/or harmed by psychiatry (Jan 2017)
Calling your attention to an article and collection that is worth reading if you don't know how or where to start your healing journey ... Click through here: The Brain’s Way of Healing: Discoveries from Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
Stop. Trying. To. Fix. Yourself.
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?)
Jane Fonda on transformative healing. Tell it to us, sister!
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!
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