Beyond withdrawal…

I see in retrospect that some core, vital part of me was always there during the drugged years, learning and remembering much that would help me in these years of coming off meds and now being med free. I no longer believe that I “lost” my life to drugs. This is, as Mary Oliver, puts it, my "one wild and precious life."

Romanticizing mental illness (a straw man argument)

A favorite way to dismiss those of us who find transformative healing via what gets called "mental illness: they say we "romanticize" it... As though our process is a piece of cake and we know shit all about moving through such hell realms. They want to pretend that those of us who heal don't exist. One more cruelty. One more negation on a path in which all of society spits on us the whole way through to wholeness...

Language of mental illness “others” people: it’s a human rights violation. Wake up.

When separation and microaggressions are legitimized and put into public policy and discourse, we become second class citizens and subhumans. This is oppression and bigotry systemically supported and then denied by almost everyone, including those most seriously affected. We come to believe these lies. ...

Healing the brain/body/mind from trauma and psych drug injury

Let us please open our eyes and help one another to see. Right now those in public and sanctioned positions to help us are actually harming us unintentionally. We must bring this to a stop. We must help one another. There is no motivation to heal without drugs if there are no safe places to do it. Right now it's not safe for most people most of the time. This alone will keep people from even attempting to do it or even realize or acknowledge it's possible. It's scary and the fear is justified and even rational given what we face. I am in a rare and privileged and lucky position and I still get frightened too. This is scary stuff. ...

the parts that hurt: email to the man who told me to go see a psychiatrist

So, funnily enough, I did go to a psychiatrist. Someone I met some years ago. He's in the mainstream and well-respected there because he knows how to float between worlds. He's awake. He and I talked about your work some years ago. He was familiar with it and respects it. He's one of the kindest human beings I've ever met. ...

This is how we get locked up and forcibly drugged for no good reason

Woah, everyone who has never seen the cops (or mental illness professionals) out of control for no good reason whatsoever should watch this. Yeah, this is like what happens to us when they don't understand our altered states as well...things just start happening and it's all out of your control. Next thing you know you're in four point restraints and they're shooting you up with drugs to shut you up and disable you. Literally. People have no idea unless it's happened to them. It's ugly, it's violent, it's traumatic. (video included)

The trip to Boston (first travel in a decade since the pharmaceutical brain injury)

These are the status updates and tweets since my trip began in chronological order. I'm swamped and don't have time to do anything more formal. At some point I will because so much more is happening than what I'm able to share in these limited reflections. *** August 18. (while flying) The amount of stimulation among... Continue Reading →

Waking up, food intolerances and chronic illness

Waking up and healing the body of autoimmune, chronic illness etcetera - are destructive processes that then require rebuilding of both body & psyche. Healing, as an act of both destruction and creation, requires Kali energy. I was not consciously aware of this when she first entered my life. ...

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