Rethinking Madness: Psychosis and Spiritual Awakening

First posted at Crazywisefilm.com Over the past 30 years, the broken brain and chemical imbalance theory of “mental illness” has had mixed results at best.   While sales of psychoactive pharmaceuticals have increased 8000%, suicide and mental health disability rates in the US have also shot up. It’s time we rethink madness. Are there spiritual aspects […]

The neuroscience of music

“Ultimately the way music works for me is indicative of yet another way the mystery of our interconnectedness with all things manifests.” …

What to say when folks don’t believe how the drugs have harmed us

I wrote the below response to someone who (admitted she) couldn’t be bothered to read my post nor watch the video but felt it important to tell me that bragging about being drug free for seven years was nothing to be proud of…(LinkedIn is always the source of these sorts of comments that come my way these days…it seems people come upon the work and it simply shocks them) It was this title she was responding too: 7 yrs off psych drugs: a message to those labeled by psychiatry …

Medicine brewing

First one on the left is for flushing the lymph (contains self-heal, violet, red root, and calendula), the second is an antifungal/antimicrobial (contains St. John’s Wort, Pau D’arco, Lemon Grass, Lemon Balm, Olive Leaf and Tulsi), the third is for flushing bile (fenugreek) and the fourth is a highly mineralized nutrient dense mixture for bone health and the added bonus is it’s also profoundly healing to the nervous system. (nettles, oatstraw and horsetail). Most herbs have multiple uses so this is what I happen to be using them for at the moment…it’s not the only way to use any of the herbs listed. …

The brain (body/mind) that heals itself

What happened to my brain and nervous system as a result of long-time psych drug use was that it’s capacity to feel shrunk –literally. I’m now growing new capacities…encouraging new neuropathways and pruning less than ideal ones. I can feel this happening. Really. Anyone can do this given the right circumstances…support and resources are needed. This is why I do the work I do. We are hurting people with neurotoxic drugs that impede growth and healing. At best all they do is suppress and control. …

All I ever was and had to be was sad

by Talya Eidelman It was that moment that I realized that all I ever was and had to be was sad, that everything could arise from that place. Even joy. I’m the saddest person you will ever meet. But I settled there nicely and that’s why I am passionate and light and deeply loving. The deeper I felt my sadness the more I saw that it wasn’t sadness at all, but the feeling that I was unable to love the way I wanted to. Sadness wants to love, anxiety wants to create and anger wants to make a change. Sadness is what wanting to be in a permanent state of undying love feels like. So we must meet each other in the sadness. Over and over again, until we remember…