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 →
Trauma causes splits in the psyche. Working with parts or subpersonalities is one of the ways of healing such splits. …
Minerals are essential for all of our bodily functions. They are needed for bone and teeth health for our blood, skin, hair, nerve function, muscle and for all our metabolic processes. They are foundational to everything we are as physical beings. All minerals are generally in a state of depletion in modern western people because our soils suck and our food supply is so compromised in a multitude of ways.
Before withdrawing from psych meds it’s important to have some foundational well-being if at all possible so that one might mitigate severe withdrawal issues.
The learning curve involved is no easy thing…this process not a pretty thing either…coming to clarity is a destructive process (so says Adyashanti, here as well). For whatever reason the brain injury created a situation so that the middle path, for me, is a razor’s edge. Off to one side or another it hurts sometimes acutely. Plain and simple.
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 →
I am alive. This I know and appreciate in ways I simply couldn’t at any other time of my life. *** A couple of musings to share: no more walls in my detox, but congestion still occurs as cellular debris marking every traumatic moment in my life moves on out… Detox…the nitty gritty Somatic mysticism:… Continue Reading →
Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric illness — That’s us, the readers of this blog…going against paradigm and healing ourselves with openness and conscientiousness. These are qualities that can be contagious. Right now we operate in a society telling us we don’t know what we’re doing…or that what we are doing is “woo.” Just think what happens when people start understanding what is possible. Others will start to open up and see the possibilities too. This is why education and sharing our journeys are both critically important. None of what we do is unscientific by the way, it’s just that science doesn’t know how to measure what we’re doing…
The archives of this blog now span over ten years. They are a record of a life – learning and transforming at a rate unlike any other time. I say this as a way of disclaimer. In the earlier years of this blog I am processing shock and dismay. In the early years I am… Continue Reading →
Perhaps one of the hardest parts of severe withdrawal syndrome and often a part of just about any and all withdrawal from psychiatric drugs is the insomnia most people face at one time or another. It can be so severe as to be quite dangerous. Learning to soothe and ease the body back into sleep or at the very least rest becomes an issue of survival.
All the below suggestions may be helpful to anyone dealing with insomnia from any source as well. … [click on title to read the rest]