“I’d much rather be with a raving loony who was directly confronting their bullshit than someone who spends all their energy repressing it. The cloaking thing always strikes a tinny note that would register as jarring and discordant to anyone able to “hear” it.” -Jed McKenna …..
It boils down to rabbit holes. If it’s not one rabbit hole it will be another. Everyone stuck in a rabbit hole is in the dark. EVERYONE. The entire human species is in agony and trying to heal. There are, however, rabbit holes within rabbit holes. It’s a rough ride for everyone.
Ask yourself, what rabbit hole or holes am I in? …
When medicine and doctors almost kill you… Because, yeah, I was on death’s door for a long, long time. It can still feel traumatic to really think about that time and continues to be trauma inducing. I do hope we can help others avoid such a fate.
From Geraldine, a long-time friend and a generous and knowledgeable leader in the benzo withdrawal community…she really publicly started and got withdrawal issues on the map for all of us regardless of what psychiatric pharmaceutical we’re withdrawing from. thank you, Dear Geraldine: With this being the week of World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day on July 11th […]
Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
Editors comment (Everything Matters, Beyond Meds): Ian (formerly Bill) Scheffel was my friend and he was my partner along with Chris Cole in the project I’ve mentioned a couple of times. Ian and Chris Cole and I have been planning to launch something we’ve called Mad Spiritual…to celebrate…
a bodhisattva song for indepence day: None of us are free, if one of us are chained. We can only truly know Independence and autonomy when we appreciate our profound and fundamental interdependence. None Of Us Are Free Solomon Burke One, two, three Well you better listen my sister’s and brothers, ‘Cause if you do […]
We are by nature a sensitive species. Every last one of us. We learn through cultural conditioning to ignore and shut down what would be our highly sensitive natures — our birthright. The conditioning we learn from our parents and our community (and the TV and internet and mass media) further encourages additional habits that appeal to us in particular. School furthers the conditioning. Later we develop more habits to reinforce the conditioning and keep ourselves numb. We use food (highly processed and toxic and developed to encourage craving), drugs (both legal and illegal), alcohol, video games, porn, TV, internet, shopping and the pursuit of more, more, more stuff to keep ourselves numb to the lies we’ve been told since the day we popped out of the womb. … [click on title for the rest of the post]