editor’s note: She awaits to emerge within us all.
By Talya Eidelman
For all women.
I am woman. Don’t tell me who I am. I have known ever since the world was created. Don’t tell me what to feel or how to behave.
I am woman. Don’t try and teach me about the old ways that should have been dead a long time ago.
I am woman. Do you know anything about my body? It houses the world and it is the wisest thing on this planet. …
“This is not a war between the good guys and the bad guys but the line between good and evil runs through the landscape of every human heart.” More posts inspired by the work of Joanna Macy on this website: Transforming Despair On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture The great turning: the shift from industrial growth […]
We are, in large part, and among many other things, an expression of the ecosystem of our bodies which include bacteria, virus, fungi and other parasites. Successful “detoxification” is really largely about bringing these microorganisms and the rest of our being into balance since most of them cannot be gotten rid of entirely in any case. In many instances we don’t want to get rid of them as in the right amount they serve a good function. We are all made up of these things in different ratios by design, really.
by Joel Schwartz, PsyD — First and foremost, if psychosis is indeed a process of growth and reorganization following an initial breakdown, then the primary task of the therapist is not to cure or prevent the psychosis in the person, but accompany them through their transition into something else.
This is not a revolution where we ask for equal rights, or we negotiate for freedom within the framework of dualism and dominance, this is a revolution in which freedom is experienced as a living reality, a reality that has simply been overlooked. Freedom is lived tacitly in the psyche. This quality of freedom is unbound, thus, the position of the dominator becomes irrelevant. It becomes forceless.
As I heal and come to more deeply understand and learn about exactly what happened to my brain on psych drugs I am devastated again and again. We are committing crimes of abuse, violence and harm every time we tell people they must be on psych drugs and offer them no options… The more I am healed from the brain injury the psych drugs incurred, the deeper is the revelation of ignorance and insanity within psychiatry. I may no longer be enraged because I realize the profound ignorance and fear that motivates psychiatry, but I’m more and more dismayed…
Joel Schwartz, PsyD – Psychosis is, perhaps, the most misunderstood and feared psychological phenomena – despite the fact that every person is capable of psychosis, and most of us have actively psychotic parts of our personalities.