7 yrs off psych drugs: a message to those labeled by psychiatry (video included)

My birthday and my seven-year anniversary off of psych drugs was February 9th. I usually do a video and post that day, but I was actually in bed most of the day and didn't feel well at all...hence the video and post today... At this point I can feel growth in the shittiness too (most of... Continue Reading →

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. ...

Transformative healing: more working with parts (sub-personalities) — the god/higher-self/life-force part

Trauma causes splits in the psyche. Working with parts or subpersonalities is one of the ways of healing such splits. ...

A safe place to be…

Finding our own personal sovereignty towards an egalitarian society full of sovereign beings is what healing is all about. Authority over others is violence. All human beings need such support from the moment we are born. As we grow up we start giving it to ourselves and those around us too if we are pursuing health and well-being.

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. ...

Is there choice involved in “letting go?”

I have found I can't *choose* to "let go." With developing awareness through mindfulness, I have however, seen how attachment is a problem and things have radically shifted with that awareness. It's never been about choice for me -- as attractive and seductive as that idea might be, I've found that I have no choice at all. With awareness, and in surrender, however, I am able to act and feel with more and more equanimity.

Surrender more. Seek less.

I’ve personally found that trying to change myself actually gets in the way of healing. I am (mostly) okay with acknowledging I am not in control. Sometimes life hands you a crisis where the only way out is coming to accept that reality. For me, what happened to me on psychiatric drugs was one of those situations. In that realization too, there is grace. With grace comes deep healing. ...

no one source of truth or light (multiple musings)

I get information and data about the living whole in every moment of my mindful existence. Sometimes I utilize systems, ideologies, religions, metaphor and/or myth, poetry, art of all kinds and science too. All manner of creativity and human productivity are expressions of the collective whole and thus a source of information and greater connection.... Continue Reading →

healing is about letting the wisdom of the body re-emerge (and other reflections)

Our bodies are incredibly knowing animals that we've systematically learned to ignore, shut down and ultimately poison. Healing is about letting the wisdom of the body re-emerge. ... and "In a mad world, only the mad are sane." - Akira Kurosawa ... (reflections and links...click through for more)

Sometimes things get weird

By Jen Peer Rich Sometimes our weirdest behaviors are actually the unspeakable expressions of grieving, healing and transformation happening inside. Energy always finds a way out. Waking up is full of recognitions that hurt. It's sad to realize we've been victimized. It's heartbreaking to realize we have been stretched into such painful dimensions by outside... Continue Reading →

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