Through the years, as a means to survive, I’ve sculpted my social-media so that I don’t have to listen to a lot of otherwise very offensive stuff about the experience of those of us with extreme sensitivities, and iatrogenic and chronic illness. Still, because I care about some of the folks who continue to say insensitive, ignorant things about us, I do encounter it from time to time. In fact we cannot hide from the ignorance in the world about our experience and still live in the world and so I’m entering a phase of healing and learning that is helping me re-enter the world. That means facing such insults daily. …
Oliver Sacks helps me explain hypersensitivity
Humans can discriminate between similar odors and detect many substances, sometimes more than rodents and dogs. — The Myth That Humans Have Poor Smell Is Nonscents – The Atlantic — We can also know which herbs will heal us and when it’s appropriate to take them (a delightful thing I’ve learned as an amateur herbalist as I heal my brain) we are insanely out of touch with our animal selves. We have instinct and intuition like all animals…we can relearn and remember these skills…
Shades of awakening: when what gets labeled psychotic or hypersensitive is really about becoming conscious
THIS IS HAPPENING NOW…it’s day 3…I’ve listened to a few of the interviews…they’re all really good and this is truly an important and cutting edge event…you can still listen for free now and there is an option to buy the whole series. It’s so exciting to see the huge positive response as we bring together these cutting edge thought leaders for 3 days of informative and inspirational interviews covering a range of topics on spiritual emergency, consciousness, and de-stigmatizing mental illness. … [click on title to read and view more]
Limbic Kindling — hardwiring the brain for hypersensitivity and chronic illness
This is a very interesting and important article. It’s in keeping with my posts on how the autonomic nervous system is impacted in psychiatric drug withdrawal and how that is similar in many different chronic illnesses. This piece goes into a broader understanding of these issues. The author concludes that healing from these illnesses requires tending to the whole body/mind/spirit complex. This has become very clear to me as I continue to heal.
Our bodies are mirrors of our minds and psyches, our culture and our communities
~~We all have genius within us. Many never access it. Genius, because of our social conditioning, is almost always frustrated and ahead of its time.~~
Western medicine with it’s penchant for suppression is a real political force. In suppressing the body’s cries we are also denying the psyche. …
Traumatic brain injury/psych drug brain injury (protracted withdrawal) — very similar apparently
I came across an article that’s very extensive and actually quite helpful in terms of tips and validation about the vast myriad of possible manifestations of injury after an insult to the brain. It’s written about the more conventional traumatic brain injury, you know, car accidents and violent blows to the head. You will see that our pharmaceutical brain injuries are very similar in terms of “symptoms” and I think sometimes we have additional really horrible strange somatic stuff that defies articulation …
Healing the second pharmaceutical brain injury… some details
The below are some of the things that helped me this time around and during a short period of time. Everything is always changing for me. Healing is a dynamic thing…it is by nature constant change. What I share is a tiny bit during a very tiny window of a much longer journey. Everyone is different. I share not so that what I’ve done might be copied but so that the energy of how I find what is appropriate for me might be gleaned. We are all different. Healing looks different for everyone.
Healing plants: mineral rich herbs for nourishment etc
My primary relationships right now are with the plants that are healing me. It’s an all encompassing love affair. What humans have never been able to give me, these plants are offering. Plant spirit medicine is for real. we are all one. nature is inherent to how we evolved. Whether we use the language of… Continue Reading →
Emotional “dysregulation” is plasticity
while the healing process may sometimes be radical and even violent as well as time consuming, ultimately when we’ve healed, we’ve also transformed in profound ways. Indeed, this is becoming my experience. …
All diets are bullsh*t
This is what I’ve learned during my healing trip. What made me sustain a healing diet is getting the nutrients I actually needed. Different people are in need of different nutrients at different times…macro and micro. What you eat, for that reason matters greatly. What a healing diet looks like is going to be radically different for each person and is going to change a lot for individuals over time .. if one is healing there is no such thing as homeostasis, so it follows that your needs are going to change. With my radically dysregulated nervous system my needs can change daily. So becoming acutely mindfully aware of those changing needs became critically imperative. …
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