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 anyway because most practitioners are woefully misinformed…
Some people do have some experience with metal and infectious agent toxicity but no one knows how to handle those labeled with “severe” mental illness.
The intensity of what comes up and through that must be processed simply blows the minds of most professionals of all stripes…
That’s why they lock us up…few know how to hold space for us without going into ugly, controlling shadow shit that further traumatizes us.
Anyway…blah. I speak mostly to the wall, I’m sure.
( I’ve been doing it for several years in baby steps…this year it’s taking on steam…it’s a nightmare AND the most fascinating thing I’ve ever done.)
Frankly, what the professionals don’t understand is how little we know or understand about what is really happening-makes them dangerous
The only way through this is by learning our own bodies and selves so intimately we become one with nature…
We are dealing with the mystery of life and being and nothing less.
(I learned to take care of my own body by reading and experimenting with dozens of different ideas from different sources — most of which all believed they had the RIGHT way to do something even though many were hugely contradictory. This is the reality on the ground. We MUST learn to trust ourselves because we’re all different and NO ONE has all the answers. Helping others, therefore, means simply supporting them while they learn to do this because we do not know what is right for another human being. My experience and ideas are shared only as a little piece of reality as experienced through my body and nothing more. Take what works and shed the rest.)
The concept of “possession” is hardly far-fetched when one comes to understand the nature of microbes in the body. We are, indeed, possessed
Every bug inhabiting our body is a living thing with a manner of consciousness. Some of these bugs affect our consciousness in profound ways
To mock the idea of “possession” as simply primitive and foolish shows our own lack of understanding of, well, science.
*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.