Everyone is mentally ill

I think that instead of denying mental illness at the individual level (for some good reasons like lack of lab work indicating any sort of markers of any actual disease) it’s time to recognize that everyone is mentally ill…and some of those most impacted are psychiatrists and other officials of the state who harm those of us who are more conscious…not less. Our society and world is sick…the individuals who are most sensitive are canaries in the coal mine. We all need help and we all need healing. Everyone on the planet needs to come to consciousness should we wish to save our species as well as a lot of others too.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Trauma, injury, illness and waking up

It’s strange how it works, or maybe it’s not, but trauma, injury and illness can truly be passageways to waking up and it’s not generally appreciated at all in western medicine which seeks to suppress everything and thus stop that process. Tragic really.   Illness/trauma etc as initiation and/or passageway to waking up is also […]

When medicine and doctors almost kill you…

I was so horribly sick. Sometimes I think about it and just the thought of those times is traumatizing. It’s still often very difficult too which keeps it fresh. I’ve come so far but when I think about what it was like it’s just horrifying. Horrifying, still, because it remains incredibly alienating…And horrifying because I know that so many others are being made ill like I was made ill…yes MADE ill by psychiatric drugs and treatment…and the fact remains that most people don’t want to even know that it’s possible to get so sick. it’s too frightening to face. …

Consider the possibility that sensitive folks are not mentally ill

Included are Facebook status updates from the last few days. They’ve all been inspired by the #MedicatedAndMighty hashtag on Twitter. See too: No, I was not #MedicatedAndMighty but I sure as heck was medicated

Consider the possibility that sensitive folks are not mentally ill. — “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a sick society.” – Krishnamurti — Who are the really sick ones in society? Those who pretend we are not all connected. Those who imagine they are not part of the sickness that impacts every human being. …

The body electric…genetic geniuses everyone of us…we need only pay attention…

The below picture is what it feels like to be in my body. No kidding…the psychiatric drug brain injury opened me up to intense sensitivities and this piece of amazing artwork expresses what it’s like. We are not alone in this experience. Many people are being greatly challenged in similar fashion. Learning to interpret all these sensations can be overwhelming. I am grateful that people everywhere are getting clued into this reality. We need only pay attention. Then we not only start to learn about the mystery that we are living we also start to find one another. Awareness is key. It’s time to wake up. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A major component of mental wellness…that is accessible to everyone. Right now.

So…how to be in the present moment? I like simply starting by suggesting paying attention. If formal meditation feels like too much how about just taking a moment — right now — to pay attention? What can you hear in your environment, right now? What does the air feel like on your body? What is the temperature? Is the air moving or still? Humid or dry? What do you see about you, right now? What is the quality of light? Are there other living creatures around? Plants? Animals? What are the objects surrounding you? What do you feel in your body right now? Are there any sensations that stand out in your body? What if you started from your head and slowly scanned your body to your toes? What does it all feel like? Sit with all this for a few minutes. … [click on title to read and view more]

It’s not about mental illness not existing…

It’s not about mental illness not existing…for me it’s more about not supporting a belief structure that there is such a thing as the mentally ill vs. the mentally well…that’s pretty much a non-starter for me…we are, as a society and culture sick,…as individuals we’re all in the same mess whether we’re labeled or not. Everyone needs to do their part. We are the village. … [click on title for the rest of the post]