Let your pain speak. Pain management is often necessary and grounded in kindness and mercy. Pain avoidance on the other hand will go too far. Learn to walk that line.
The entire medical system, both for physical and mental health, is largely based on pain avoidance-it’s not sustainable. We must feel to deeply heal.
Fact is, healing hurts sometimes…this is okay.
- More posts on the body and it’s WISDOM here
When I feel deeply into the pain of needing to eat animals on occasion it’s the greatest lesson in the paradoxical nature of life/death, sacrifice.
Organic, non-gmo, pastured raised local chicken broth/soup with celery, fennel, reishi mushrooms, astragalus, cumin, fennel seed, coriander, celery seed, carrots, seaweed, nettles, oatstraw and more…cooked three hours for all the brain and gut healing goodness from the bones to go into the broth……homemade medicine is sooooo good.
- Lots of real whole food recipes here: Recipes and Food on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds
Newsflash: spiritual, physical, emotional, biological, mental, physiological…call it what you want – it’s all the same thing…
And then? It’s all chicken or the egg from there…who the heck knows how it all started or why.
- Everything Matters
- The emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, social, political and ecological…(must be viewed as a whole if we hope to heal)
As I heal my gut and blood/brain barrier I find that I am pulled into less and less drama. Boundaries…total mirror in the psyche. Beautiful.
the above one liner was a thought I had after posting this too:
From inside out to outside in…that’s what healing is doing.
Rewiring for dealing with reality starting from within rather than without.
When gut lining and brain barrier is compromised there is only porousness…it is reflected in the psyche manifesting as poor boundaries…
it was the biofilm acting as mucosa and gut lining that was saving and killing me both…an artificial boundary of the compromised being – switching from biofilm to newly grown mucosa lining is an act of great destruction and creation both.
- Posts on healing the gut here
*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care. Really all doctors should always be willing to do this as we are all individuals and need to be treated as such. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up
It’s become clear to me that whenever it’s possible that it’s helpful for folks who’ve not begun withdrawal and have the time to consider a carefully thought out plan to attempt to bring greater well-being to your body before starting the withdrawal. That means learning how to profoundly nourish your body/mind and spirit prior to beginning a withdrawal. For suggestions on how to go about doing that check the drop-down menus on this blog for ideas. Anything that helps you learn how to live well can be part of your plan. That plan will look different for everyone as we learn to follow our hearts and find our own unique paths in the world. Things to begin considering are diet, exercise and movement, meditation/contemplation etc. Paying attention to all these things as you do them helps too. The body will start letting us know what it needs as we learn to pay attention.
For a multitude of ideas about how to create a life filled with safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs visit the drop-down menus at the top of this page.