People (often) don’t need help. They need love. Acceptance.

People (often) don’t need help. They need love. Acceptance. Space to discover who they really are. Practical “help” might come in the way of providing actual needs like food, water, and shelter…but for the interior journey–holding space is far more important. Also, providing support so that expression of that interior journey can be manifested however the person taking that journey needs to do that in the safest way possible. …

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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…

Animals hunker down when they’re healing…they do not fight the process. Let us be like the animals.

As I surrender I find that my brain/body/ has so much healing to do still and often times that requires bed rest and total quiet even now several years into this healing process. It’s not illness when the body needs to rest…it’s the demands of healing. Highly intense metabolic processes happening that mean I simply have to stop and allow the internal processes to take over. I need to surrender to the wisdom of the body at those times. I generally don’t bother trying to explain to others anymore…not in any sort of detail. …

The biggest problem in mental health treatment

The biggest problem in mental health treatment is the idea that anybody need be treated at all. What people really need is a safe space to be who and what they are. Once people are in a safe place they simply need to be supported in trusting their own process. …

It’s an all-or-nothing game this

The immediate now taking my breath away — so precious, so ordinary. Natural vigilance: perfect attunement with everything right now. What was I so afraid of? I took a very dangerous route to freedom because I had to. Not everyone makes it. It’s an all-or-nothing game this. …