I've been working on detoxification and clearing and opening up my detox pathways for a decade. It's been slow and rough going for all the reasons y'all know about here. Still I have slowly come to tolerate a whole lot of detox herbs etc. I am now actually responding quite well to pretty hard-core Lyme disease protocols ...
My "chronically ill" body rewards my gentle persistent attentions with never-ending insights into the nature of being an embodied human. Healing is alchemy and it never ends. The sensitive body holds the entire world's pain, trauma, joy and madness within it. And yes, the suggestion is that most of us are not embodied. The conditioned self is disembodied. Coming to embodiment can be very painful.
This healing process is a vehicle to awakening. All of it can be put to good use and given what an ugly experience it often is, it's the silver lining. ...
A lot of people with protracted withdrawal issues are likely to have some sort of auto-immunity issue. It's worth learning about auto-immune disease if you have chronic illness of any kind since mainstream doctors don't even look for it quite often. This is a free online conference of sorts...it looks like a great way to get to know about this stuff if you don't already. My healing protocols take into account auto-immune issues and much of what will be taught in this course informs my own healing process. IT'S FREE There are some good doctors involved in this. Including one's from whom I've learned a lot in my process. Beyond that I don't really know more about this program than what I'm sharing. (just as a small disclaimer) I receive nothing for this post and share it only because I think it would be great for everyone to understand more about chronic illness and autoimmune disease. Both are far more common than most people realize and there are a lot of people who are sub-chronic in that with one more trigger they could get sick. We all need to tend to our health, always. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
#12 from the IT GETS BETTER series JANUARY 10, 2012 I don't often talk about the numerous, odd and often acute aches and pains we who've been harmed by drugs often experience as a result of the iatrogenic damage from taking and then withdrawing from psychiatric drugs. … [click on title to read and view more]
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. -- Mahatma Gandhi That is certainly how recovering from the heinousness of the iatrogenic injury of psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome has worked for me!! -- my unrelenting determination to find a way through the maze of autonomic nervous system chaos has, indeed, brought me many gifts and continued healing...and it's not done yet! … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Monica what do you think has been helping you the most to get better? I figured I'd answer by putting this post together for both her and my readers here on Beyond Meds. The bottom line is that everything I do is important. Yup, again, Everything matters. It's impossible for me to determine exactly what is doing what! It all works together synergistically. It's all part of the holistic whole that is my life. Below are many of my daily practices which are always subject to change. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
'I had always previously thought that it was possible to change my attitude to any situation. With the illness, I realised that there was a stage where you couldn't. You could have a good attitude either side of the experience, but not while you were in it. This was when the illness was deep in the brain, there was no way out until it passed and you just had to allow the experience to be what it was and if it was darkness then it was just darkness.' I was having to assimilate the idea of illness and suffering as a gift - what looked like suffering on the physical and psychological levels could often have a transforming effect on the deeper spiritual levels, that may not be apparent to the casual observer.' … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Trauma that is held in the body over time freezes...the healing process requires defrosting...it can be painful...physically and emotionally. (it's also well worth the trouble!) … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Illness is a monastery with its own rules, asceticism, silence, and inspiration. — Albert Camus I have so often said that my plight was one of forced monasticism...one that bore much good fruit even if also painful. So that is the positive spin on all this. Dark nights of the soul do bear fruit. ... [click on title for the rest of the post]