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This lends support to what I mentioned about evocations from Cabala and the merging of other life forms going awry causing Jerusalem Syndrome, Babylonian Syndrome, and Kundalini Syndrome.
In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.
What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.” The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm. “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.
One of the things Dr. Somé encountered when he first came to the United States in 1980 for graduate study was how this country deals with mental illness. When a fellow student was sent to a mental institute due to “nervous depression,” Dr. Somé went to visit him.
“I was so shocked. That was the first time I was brought face to face with what is done here to people exhibiting the same symptoms I’ve seen in my village.” What struck Dr. Somé was that the attention given to such symptoms was based on pathology, on the idea that the condition is something that needs to stop. This was in complete opposition to the way his culture views such a situation. As he looked around the stark ward at the patients, some in straitjackets, some zoned out on medications, others screaming, he observed to himself, “So this is how the healers who are attempting to be born are treated in this culture. What a loss! What a loss that a person who is finally being aligned with a power from the other world is just being wasted.”
Another way to say this, which may make more sense to the Western mind, is that we in the West are not trained in how to deal or even taught to acknowledge the existence of psychic phenomena, the spiritual world. In fact, psychic abilities are denigrated. When energies from the spiritual world emerge in a Western psyche, that individual is completely unequipped to integrate them or even recognize what is happening. The result can be terrifying. Without the proper context for and assistance in dealing with the breakthrough from another level of reality, for all practical purposes, the person is insane. Heavy dosing with anti-psychotic drugs compounds the problem and prevents the integration that could lead to soul development and growth in the individual who has received these energies.
On the mental ward, Dr Somé saw a lot of “beings” hanging around the patients, “entities” that are invisible to most people but that shamans and psychics are able to see. “They were causing the crisis in these people,” he says. It appeared to him that these beings were trying to get the medications and their effects out of the bodies of the people the beings were trying to merge with, and were increasing the patients’ pain in the process. “The beings were acting almost like some kind of excavator in the energy field of people. They were really fierce about that. The people they were doing that to were just screaming and yelling,” he said. He couldn’t stay in that environment and had to leave.
In the Dagara tradition, the community helps the person reconcile the energies of both worlds–”the world of the spirit that he or she is merged with, and the village and community.” That person is able then to serve as a bridge between the worlds and help the living with information and healing they need. Thus, the spiritual crisis ends with the birth of another healer. “The other world’s relationship with our world is one of sponsorship,” Dr. Somé explains. “More often than not, the knowledge and skills that arise from this kind of merger are a knowledge or a skill that is provided directly from the other world.”
The beings who were increasing the pain of the inmates on the mental hospital ward were actually attempting to merge with the inmates in order to get messages through to this world. The people they had chosen to merge with were getting no assistance in learning how to be a bridge between the worlds and the beings’ attempts to merge were thwarted. The result was the sustaining of the initial disorder of energy and the aborting of the birth of a healer.
“The Western culture has consistently ignored the birth of the healer,” states Dr. Somé. “Consequently, there will be a tendency from the other world to keep trying as many people as possible in an attempt to get somebody’s attention. They have to try harder.” The spirits are drawn to people whose senses have not been anesthetized. “The sensitivity is pretty much read as an invitation to come in,” he notes.
Those who develop so-called mental disorders are those who are sensitive, which is viewed in Western culture as oversensitivity. Indigenous cultures don’t see it that way and, as a result, sensitive people don’t experience themselves as overly sensitive. In the West, “it is the overload of the culture they’re in that is just wrecking them,” observes Dr. Somé. The frenetic pace, the bombardment of the senses, and the violent energy that characterize Western culture can overwhelm sensitive people.
Schizophrenia and Foreign Energy
With schizophrenia, there is a special “receptivity to a flow of images and information, which cannot be controlled,” stated Dr. Somé. “When this kind of rush occurs at a time that is not personally chosen, and particularly when it comes with images that are scary and contradictory, the person goes into a frenzy.”
What is required in this situation is first to separate the person’s energy from the extraneous foreign energies, by using shamanic practice (what is known as a “sweep”) to clear the latter out of the individual’s aura. With the clearing of their energy field, the person no longer picks up a flood of information and so no longer has a reason to be scared and disturbed, explains Dr. Somé.
Then it is possible to help the person align with the energy of the spirit being attempting to come through from the other world and give birth to the healer. The blockage of that emergence is what creates problems. “The energy of the healer is a high-voltage energy,” he observes. “When it is blocked, it just burns up the person. It’s like a short-circuit. Fuses are blowing. This is why it can be really scary, and I understand why this culture prefers to confine these people. Here they are yelling and screaming, and they’re put into a straitjacket. That’s a sad image.” Again, the shamanic approach is to work on aligning the energies so there is no blockage, “fuses” aren’t blowing, and the person can become the healer they are meant to be.
It needs to be noted at this point, however, that not all of the spirit beings that enter a person’s energetic field are there for the purposes of promoting healing. There are negative energies as well, which are undesirable presences in the aura. In those cases, the shamanic approach is to remove them from the aura, rather than work to align the discordant energies
Alex: Crazy in the USA, Healer in Africa
To test his belief that the shamanic view of mental illness holds true in the Western world as well as in indigenous cultures, Dr. Somé took a mental patient back to Africa with him, to his village. “I was prompted by my own curiosity to find out whether there’s truth in the universality that mental illness could be connected with an alignment with a being from another world,” says Dr. Somé.
Alex was an 18-year-old American who had suffered a psychotic break when he was 14. He had hallucinations, was suicidal, and went through cycles of dangerously severe depression. He was in a mental hospital and had been given a lot of drugs, but nothing was helping. “The parents had done everything–unsuccessfully,” says Dr. Somé. “They didn’t know what else to do.”
With their permission, Dr. Somé took their son to Africa. “After eight months there, Alex had become quite normal, Dr. Somé reports. He was even able to participate with healers in the business of healing; sitting with them all day long and helping them, assisting them in what they were doing with their clients . . . . He spent about four years in my village.” Alex stayed by choice, not because he needed more healing. He felt, “much safer in the village than in America.”
To bring his energy and that of the being from the spiritual realm into alignment, Alex went through a shamanic ritual designed for that purpose, although it was slightly different from the one used with the Dagara people. “He wasn’t born in the village, so something else applied. But the result was similar, even though the ritual was not literally the same,” explains Dr. Somé. The fact that aligning the energy worked to heal Alex demonstrated to Dr. Somé that the connection between other beings and mental illness is indeed universal.
After the ritual, Alex began to share the messages that the spirit being had for this world. Unfortunately, the people he was talking to didn’t speak English (Dr. Somé was away at that point). The whole experience led, however, to Alex’s going to college to study psychology. He returned to the United States after four years because “he discovered that all the things that he needed to do had been done, and he could then move on with his life.”
The last that Dr. Somé heard was that Alex was in graduate school in psychology at Harvard. No one had thought he would ever be able to complete undergraduate studies, much less get an advanced degree.
Dr. Somé sums up what Alex’s mental illness was all about: “He was reaching out. It was an emergency call. His job and his purpose was to be a healer. He said no one was paying attention to that.”
After seeing how well the shamanic approach worked for Alex, Dr. Somé concluded that spirit beings are just as much an issue in the West as in his community in Africa. “Yet the question still remains, the answer to this problem must be found here, instead of having to go all the way overseas to seek the answer. There has to be a way in which a little bit of attention beyond the pathology of this whole experience leads to the possibility of coming up with the proper ritual to help people.
Longing for Spiritual Connection
A common thread that Dr. Somé has noticed in “mental” disorders in the West is “a very ancient ancestral energy that has been placed in stasis, that finally is coming out in the person.” His job then is to trace it back, to go back in time to discover what that spirit is. In most cases, the spirit is connected to nature, especially with mountains or big rivers, he says.
In the case of mountains, as an example to explain the phenomenon, “it’s a spirit of the mountain that is walking side by side with the person and, as a result, creating a time-space distortion that is affecting the person caught in it.” What is needed is a merger or alignment of the two energies, “so the person and the mountain spirit become one.” Again, the shaman conducts a specific ritual to bring about this alignment.
Dr. Somé believes that he encounters this situation so often in the United States because “most of the fabric of this country is made up of the energy of the machine, and the result of that is the disconnection and the severing of the past. You can run from the past, but you can’t hide from it.” The ancestral spirit of the natural world comes visiting. “It’s not so much what the spirit wants as it is what the person wants,” he says. “The spirit sees in us a call for something grand, something that will make life meaningful, and so the spirit is responding to that.”
That call, which we don’t even know we are making, reflects “a strong longing for a profound connection, a connection that transcends materialism and possession of things and moves into a tangible cosmic dimension. Most of this longing is unconscious, but for spirits, conscious or unconscious doesn’t make any difference.” They respond to either.
As part of the ritual to merge the mountain and human energy, those who are receiving the “mountain energy” are sent to a mountain area of their choice, where they pick up a stone that calls to them. They bring that stone back for the rest of the ritual and then keep it as a companion; some even carry it around with them. “The presence of the stone does a lot in tuning the perceptive ability of the person,” notes Dr. Somé. “They receive all kinds of information that they can make use of, so it’s like they get some tangible guidance from the other world as to how to live their life.”
When it is the “river energy,” those being called go to the river and, after speaking to the river spirit, find a water stone to bring back for the same kind of ritual as with the mountain spirit.
“People think something extraordinary must be done in an extraordinary situation like this,” he says. That’s not usually the case. Sometimes it is as simple as carrying a stone.
A Sacred Ritual Approach to Mental Illness
One of the gifts a shaman can bring to the Western world is to help people rediscover ritual, which is so sadly lacking. “The abandonment of ritual can be devastating. From the spiritual view, ritual is inevitable and necessary if one is to live,” Dr. Somé writes in Ritual: Power, Healing, and Community. “To say that ritual is needed in the industrialized world is an understatement. We have seen in my own people that it is probably impossible to live a sane life without it.”
Dr. Somé did not feel that the rituals from his traditional village could simply be transferred to the West, so over his years of shamanic work here, he has designed rituals that meet the very different needs of this culture. Although the rituals change according to the individual or the group involved, he finds that there is a need for certain rituals in general.
One of these involves helping people discover that their distress is coming from the fact that they are “called by beings from the other world to cooperate with them in doing healing work.” Ritual allows them to move out of the distress and accept that calling.
Another ritual need relates to initiation. In indigenous cultures all over the world, young people are initiated into adulthood when they reach a certain age. The lack of such initiation in the West is part of the crisis that people are in here, says Dr. Somé. He urges communities to bring together “the creative juices of people who have had this kind of experience, in an attempt to come up with some kind of an alternative ritual that would at least begin to put a dent in this kind of crisis.”
Another ritual that repeatedly speaks to the needs of those coming to him for help entails making a bonfire, and then putting into the bonfire “items that are symbolic of issues carried inside the individuals . . . It might be the issues of anger and frustration against an ancestor who has left a legacy of murder and enslavement or anything, things that the descendant has to live with,” he explains. “If these are approached as things that are blocking the human imagination, the person’s life purpose, and even the person’s view of life as something that can improve, then it makes sense to begin thinking in terms of how to turn that blockage into a roadway that can lead to something more creative and more fulfilling.”
The example of issues with an ancestors touches on rituals designed by Dr. Somé that address a serious dysfunction in Western society and in the process “trigger enlightenment” in participants. These are ancestral rituals, and the dysfunction they are aimed at is the mass turning-of-the-back on ancestors. Some of the spirits trying to come through, as described earlier, may be “ancestors who want to merge with a descendant in an attempt to heal what they weren’t able to do while in their physical body.”
“Unless the relationship between the living and the dead is in balance, chaos ensues,” he says. “The Dagara believe that, if such an imbalance exists, it is the duty of the living to heal their ancestors. If these ancestors are not healed, their sick energy will haunt the souls and psyches of those who are responsible for helping them.” The rituals focus on healing the relationship with our ancestors, both specific issues of an individual ancestor and the larger cultural issues contained in our past. Dr. Somé has seen extraordinary healing occur at these rituals.
Taking a sacred ritual approach to mental illness rather than regarding the person as a pathological case gives the person affected–and indeed the community at large–the opportunity to begin looking at it from that vantage point too, which leads to “a whole plethora of opportunities and ritual initiative that can be very, very beneficial to everyone present,” states. Dr. Somé.
The Shamanic View of Mental Illness
by Stephanie Marohn (featuring Malidoma Patrice Somé)
(Excerpted from The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia,
pages 178-189, or The Natural Medicine Guide to Bi-polar Disorder)
Beautiful truths, may there be a shift.
This really resonates with me, Excellent post!! I am one of the individuals this information is talking about. Let's just say it was/is a long battle. (Of course i didn't have any clue of spiritual awareness back then) In a sense I became Shaman of the self After years of self medication i finally had the breakthrough. With some Spirit assistance I found Yoga and meditation works wonders.
Over sensitivity I'll call Extra sensitivity ESP and it's funny because back in the day i was hearing a inner voice calling for me to go to the mountains.
I'll say they certainly got my attention.
Gratitude for this post it is beyond time for the world culture esp. in the west to recognize the epidemic of much of so-called mental illness for what it is and treat individuals holistically and with innerstanding. The current diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, which the USA uses to diagnose one with a mental illness, is enormous. In looking through it one would be hard pressed not to find a cluster of symptoms that would characterize him or her as 'crazy.' In my observation prolonged negative feedback from a variety of sources including societal norms, family, etc. is what exacerbates movement into what could be considered pathology; and not in general the initial emerging symptoms/spiritual feedback/etc. That said, eradication of the many levels of abuse perpetrated on many would also reduce what is perceived as mental illness. Much of that boils down to hijacked programming and subsequent cell memory.
I experienced much of my awakening and kundalini surges while working in the mental health field. I became very aware that some of my 'symptoms' would have been perceived as something to medicate away. In this regard I was able to maintain grounding while also assisting 'clients' with further understanding of many of their symptoms and labels. My employer and coworkers jokingly call me rogue because I do no read charts or labels in general. I meet the individual and discern what needs to be worked on first. Often it is physical health. As we know clogged filters make incorporating energies difficult. It works so I am allowed a long leash :) Initially and in general people just want to know they are seen as equals and taken seriously. Most subsequently fall into modeling behavior once trust is gained. The 'show them how' methods come into play vs. 'do it for them.' All this mentioned because I feel there are not yet enough mental health practitioners that understand the whole of what may be happening with individuals and many are struggling with issues themselves including heaps of bias and beliefs that may inadvertently harm clients. I often perceive entities hanging around the sensitive and/or abused, some ancestral, some pesky. I usually get rid of the pesky ones while I'm there. It can be tricky cluing some people in to often unseen factors and finding ways to show them how to gain more sovereignty of their space as these skills are not necessarily outlined within the sanctioned skills training manuals :) As mentioned ancestral lineage is often asking for healing which will heal the individual as well.
As mentioned in the article I have observed a disconnect with the natural world to be a large factor in pathology. Some practitioners here are beginning to offer nature retreats as a means of therapy and we are working towards filtering funding towards holistic healing and balance in addition to the primary allocation to western physicians, psychiatrists, and pharmaceutical drugs. For example 'foodstamp' funds should be able to purchase plants to grow ones own food, etc. This will occur when society insists on valuing prevention and health over treatment of symptoms and, of course, money. In going down the mental health rabbit hole I perceived that when many reach a certain 'level' or frequency so to speak, they are netted in and medicated to ensure they do not activate further. Personal responsibility factors here also.
The article mentions ritual and initiation as positive activities a society can incorporate into healthy lifestyle. Many 'mentally ill' do not feel a sense of belonging for many reasons especially in cultures where enlightenment 'symptoms' are often labelled as mental illness and medicated. Many feel isolated. May we continue expanding vibrations of wholeness and belonging to all.
Injoyed the Book from the young Patrice many years ago...
After all this time...I've practically written myself off as a lonney-ben. Thanks Sevan this helps me cope and deal with a sense sanity.
Simple Steps to Healing: Ho'oponopono
I Love You, I'm Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You
by Dr. Joe Vitale....
Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients – without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate's chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person's illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.
When I first heard this story, I thought it was an urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself? How could even the best self-improvement master cure the criminally insane?
It didn't make any sense. It wasn't logical, so I dismissed the story.
However, I heard it again a year later. I heard that the therapist had used a Hawaiian healing process called ho'oponopono. I had never heard of it, yet I couldn't let it leave my mind. If the story was at all true, I had to know more.
I had always understood "total responsibility" to mean that I am responsible for what I think and do. Beyond that, it's out of my hands. I think that most people think of total responsibility that way. We're responsible for what we do, not what anyone else does. The Hawaiian therapist who healed those mentally ill people would teach me an advanced new perspective about total responsibility.
His name is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. We probably spent an hour talking on our first phone call. I asked him to tell me the complete story of his work as a therapist. He explained that he worked at Hawaii State Hospital for four years. That ward where they kept the criminally insane was dangerous. Psychologists quit on a monthly basis. The staff called in sick a lot or simply quit. People would walk through that ward with their backs against the wall, afraid of being attacked by patients. It was not a pleasant place to live, work, or visit.
Dr. Len told me that he never saw patients. He agreed to have an office and to review their files. While he looked at those files, he would work on himself. As he worked on himself, patients began to heal.
"After a few months, patients that had to be shackled were being allowed to walk freely," he told me. "Others who had to be heavily medicated were getting off their medications. And those who had no chance of ever being released were being freed."
I was in awe.
"Not only that," he went on, "but the staff began to enjoy coming to work. Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. We ended up with more staff than we needed because patients were being released, and all the staff was showing up to work."
This is where I had to ask the million dollar question: "What were you doing within yourself that caused those people to change?"
"I was simply healing the part of me that created them," he said.
I didn't understand.
Dr. Len explained that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life – simply because it is in your life – is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation.
Whew. This is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing. Being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another. Yet, the truth is this: if you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life.
This means that terrorist activity, the president, the economy – anything you experience and don't like – is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change you.
I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or actually live. Blame is far easier than total responsibility, but as I spoke with Dr. Len, I began to realize that healing for him and in ho'oponopono means loving yourself. If you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure anyone – even a mentally ill criminal – you do it by healing you.
I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself. What was he doing, exactly, when he looked at those patients' files?
"I just kept saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you' over and over again," he explained.
Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world. Let me give you a quick example of how this works: one day, someone sent me an email that upset me. In the past I would have handled it by working on my emotional hot buttons or by trying to reason with the person who sent the nasty message. This time, I decided to try Dr. Len's method. I kept silently saying, "I'm sorry" and "I love you." I didn't say it to anyone in particular. I was simply evoking the spirit of love to heal within me what was creating the outer circumstance.
Within an hour I got an e-mail from the same person. He apologized for his previous message. Keep in mind that I didn't take any outward action to get that apology. I didn't even write him back. Yet, by saying "I love you," I somehow healed within me what was creating him.
In short, Dr. Len says there is no out there. It would take a whole book to explain this advanced technique with the depth it deserves. Suffice it to say that whenever you want to improve anything in your life, there's only one place to look: inside you.
And when you look, do it with love.
Note: This article on ho'oponopono is edited from the book Zero Limits by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Len.
*** Remember this is a Dr. Joe vision, it has been on the www. for some time...http://www.wanttoknow.info/070701imsorryiloveyoujoevitale.shtml
Many years ago, while working in the mental health field I met a wonderful woman who spoke of ascension, energies and light. She told me stories of "leaving" her body, being possessed by negative energies and would often cast them off as I worked with her in the community. At this time I was much younger and nowhere close to activating, let alone understanding what any of this meant. I would often ask her questions to better understand her "reality" in an effort to help her "get better". Unbeknownst to me, she was speaking truth. She activated at a very early age, struggling most of her life in a world that judged her, shunned her and medicated her.
I'm unsure as to her whereabouts now; however she is with me every day. She planted a seed that eventually took root and has been growing uncontrollably. She gifted me weekly with knowledge that played a significant role in my activation, propelling me into an awareness that I never could have imagined existed.
I continue to work with a high risk population, many of which society has given up on. Much like Jana, I work hard to empower my clientele and educate them on being aware, caring for and advocating for themselves. Society has made baby steps to recognize the value and importance of holistic healing; however there is a long road ahead of us. Until then it is up to us to share wholeness, balance and vibrations to the world and embrace those who are caught in a web of untruth, much like my client did for me so many years ago.
Great post. the willingness to feel more can be very healing. beneath the anger, beneath the sadness, what is left?
Here's a great talk by shaman Martin Prechtel on Grief & Praise
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS DISCUSSION TO THE FOREFRONT!!!!!!!!!! Sevan - BOOM - The doors and portals, that have been welded shut to incarcerate healers and potential healers, are being burst open by a flood of shaman who have been oppressed, down trodden, and buried by the debris of the shattered attempts of activation. The mountain of debris, not only seems unsurmountable, but also buries the sensitive spirit. Western medicinal response is one that makes sure they stay buried which leads to a zombie state, that, over time, becomes unrecoverable in that lifetime. The bonding of spirits never takes place which leads to the increase and bottle neck of ancestral Karma and an increase of symptoms when they re-incarnate. Until this occurs that individual spirit remains dense, screaming for help, and stigmatized by western cultures. I am one of those sprits that have been fighting this very thing. I decided to come back to this world from my last incarnation to do exactly what what these shaman are describing. I am a very small person, physically, but I have this big booming voice and big booming force that refuses to accept all the negative forces that have been hurled at me since I emerged, one more time, in this physical state, to show others how to break the chains, and emerge as the whole integrated being they are. I work in the mental health field in the united states as an advocate for my fellow beings. The holistic approach is the only thing that works!!! Mind, Body, and Spirit must be aligned before inner standing and activation can occur. Daily maintenance of meditation and balance must become a ritual, in and of itself, for myself and my fellow beings to obtain homeostasis and enjoy the wonderful gift of life and growth - in all areas. Once that homeostatic level is reached, the issues that keep us separate and stigmatized, can go from the label of being an outcast and a crazy person who is to be feared and controlled; to, a healer and guide. I care not what people think of me, I only care what people can help be see and inner-stand so that I can share what I see and inner-stand. This emergence of those who have walked the path, have gone through the forging fire, and become whole, are slowly; but at an ever increasing rate, breaking through those barriers and becoming successful in fulfilling their calling to guide others. The old establishment does not want us in the field and fear us, AND THEY SHOULD, because we are taking back our own power and guiding others to do the same. This does not mean that those genuine souls, who are educated and have the most loving and helping intentions, are going to loose their livelihoods, they are just going to get better help and methods, to guide their clients to a state of wellness. "The unknown devil is scarier than the unknown devil." Is a quote that comes to mind. Resistance to change is something I have never, personally, understood; because, whether it is an experience that is unpleasant or exhilarating, it teaches and allows growth and better inner-standing which grows exponentially. I am a battle tested spirit warrior who now is showing others how to live in peace and put down the tools of destruction and create tools of construction, so, we can build something beautiful and interactive. The establishments that work only to enslave and feed off the energy of those who they profess to help and enlighten are being shook to their core. Their walls are crumbling around them and they are in their panicked death throws. The war has been fought, the decisions have been made, the stands have been established, and we are now experiencing the consequences, (positive and negative). We are who we are and what we are - now - we must let things settle - then continue, in the new existence we have forged, to grow and commune with one another openly in an environment of positive intent and acceptance. There is still so much work to be done, but thanks to individuals like Sevan and the global Resistance family, it has decreased immensely. The day I became part of this family became a spring board from which I took flight. Extending my love to you all; and may peace, light, and harmony be with you as we all move to a better state of BEING and WHOLENESS!
9:26 into the Martin Pretchel video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6h3JNOCTYc
My heart stopped, perked up it's ears and marveled. That sound he made in Mayan pierced my soul. BOOM!
Grief and Praise, Martin says they come from the same muscle. Wow. I think in my culture, Praise and Grief are very distinct. Maybe this logic has contributed to the western malaise of consumerism? Materialism aides this dogmatic illusion that you can clutch at possessions and property; that change is not constant; the status quo is worth fighting for.
Thanks for turning me on to this beautiful communicator of life: Martin Prechtel.