I am 53 years old. I spent the night detoxing from a rape that happened when I was 16. It’s no joke — that trauma embeds in the body if we don’t deal with it when it happens. In my day they told us we were crazy and drugged the crap out of us. We tended to comply in our shame and horror. Let’s all speak up and put an end to it now. …
That’s right the line between psychosis and spiritual emergence does not exist. There is no line, there is only spectrum of manifestation and none of it is better or worse. It simply is what is arising in that individual at the moment they are met and unfortunately diagnosed. It can change any time too. These mental/spiritual states are not stagnant and often times they’re even responses to the ineptness of the so-called professional experts we find ourselves with. …
I did emphasize the fact that all psych meds have withdrawal issues. Unfortunately this article, like most that hit the mainstream don’t do much to acknowledge that reality. Still, it’s always good to see coverage of this sort out there.
Laura Delano and Kelly Brogan are also quoted. Yay, us. We’ve all been at this for a long time and it’s good to see our work being recognized.
People In positions of authority who imagine they are not insane telling you that you are insane.
it’s always an adventure into the ordinary…what is, is.
Waking up and healing the body are destructive processes that then require rebuilding of both body and psyche.
December 25th was the anniversary of the day I was in ICU almost dead last year. I was fearing winter most of the year but it’s turned out far better than I expected. I am alive today…following the love of life-force within me that continues to heal this body which remains challenged (but only in the eyes of those who do not understand sacred illness) … I AM. And I am continuing to heal and celebrate life in ways I didn’t know were possible. …
Today is the one year anniversary of arriving in Greenville’s Intensive Care Unit where I almost died from another brain injury secondary to the first one I’ve been healing from for over a decade now. I am alive. …
As I continue to heal the wounding that brought me to my knees at this time last year, this poem arose to meet the anniversary of my near death. It is all a journey to heal the trauma held within the body that heals the mind and soul too. We are one holistic being and everything matters: