Different Ways #06 Life in Negative Space, Part Four
In this episode I face the dark night of my soul....Taking a few steps back from a thing and giving room for humor goes a long way in taking the sting out of some of my own annoying human behaviors and processes. Humor permits the truth of a thing to find its way home.
It is true that I'm obsessive. It must be unpleasant to be on the receiving end of this from me. Nothing says it quite as loudly as part four. My supermarket encounter only served pique my curiosity and stoke my focus as I wandered even farther from the point. I went home and applied my new super power, blog writing, to poke the beast and it went about as well for me as it did for this Black Knight.
It did do the trick, however, to get me back on track...and the 'other life' information and the stigmata proved to be important experiences later in my being able to better understand how spirit moves in the world.
Different Ways, Chapter 24, pp 197-205
In regard to mental illness, as stated in the audio file, there is a need for new and deeper understandings to how we are reacting to experiences that people have that are not necessarily indications of mental disease but suggest some kind of change necessary in their lives. Much of what is a human requirement to expand into a life of satisfaction and abundant health is contrary to our society's need for convenience. The new clinical acceptance of hallucinogenics is helping the overall understanding by introducing mind expanding modalities. Also new understandings regarding addictions are being applied. I would add, a general comprehension of the astrological energies and cycles as they play out in a persons birth chart over the decades of their lives would go a log way in supporting people through rough patches, too. First of all, however, we need to understand that a real and abundant life can only be achieved by facing these "rough patches" along the way. Currently the denial that a good life is one consisting of only a bowl of cherries frustrates that awareness and healing. People will need to be willing to recognize their unhappiness and go off the beaten path to find these kinds of help first.
The entire Western Medicine approach to daily healthcare maintenance (except for the the catastrophic care...we excel at that) is fairly useless to anyone as it is dictated by the health insurance industry which is beholding only to their bottom line at any cost.
Thank you for joining me here. The memoir Different Ways: Revealing the Feminine can be purchased through my website using a link to Village Books at AlltheDifferentWays.com. There is also an eBook version available at Amazon.
The blogpost that outlines my intentions for this series of readings from my book, Different Ways, Revealing the Feminine can be found here on the post, Between the Lines.