(01-13-2016, 12:51 AM)LoloLoco Wrote:
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What are some of your opinions on certain mental illnesses like depression or schizophrenia?
Growing up, healers I have known always had a strange respect for me. My mother had taught me how crystals can be used for healing and setting intentions at a young age, and I have been using them since. I started actively practicing meditation at the age of fourteen, and by the age of sixteen stumbled across astral projection with no prior knowledge or insight on the subject.
And inevitably as a teen I got into trouble and became institutionalized off and on for two and a half years. In every center or facility I was in, my mental health degraded. I started having visual and auditory "delusions" at the age of fifteen (flies everywhere, blood running down my hands or out of faucets, whispers telling me I'm either okay or I'm dying).
After being medicated and my symptoms worsening, I dropped all medications and tried to start working on myself.
I havnt gotten locked up in treatment since I was sixteen.
I've had profound experiences during meditations, of being pulled up in a white beam of light where I was on a table surrounded by twelve pillars of light who consoled me and gave me energy.
Recently, it took me to a stoned corridor walking besides a minotaur in golden robes, leading into a giant glass sphere in the center of space, with a floating platform of soil and grass in the center, where seven tall, pale skinned, elongated craniums, winged beings stood around a stone slab waiting for me, and when I entered their circle my memory stopped.
I have had healers tell me they had no advice to give, and that if I was raised properly I could have been a shaman.
I've been starting to doubt myself a lot.
Very cool accounts! Healers and all manner of mystic people tend to suffer from "mental illness" as a rule. The "suffering healer" is a well regarded trope in many shamanistic cultures. When one of these shamans performs a healing session, he 'draws' the sickness from the body of the sufferer, into his own body (usually at great personal cost). 'The Green Mile' is an excellent modern adaption of this shamanistic archetype.
There is something to be said about sinister influence from behind the veil (some users pointed out the djinn), however there is no reason to suspect that all
of the influence received is malicious. As a rule I would say, listen to your heart when dealing with these things. Your heart is the only instrument available to you to discern what the mind cannot comprehend. If it feels right, then run with it, but never buy into anything completely (or alternatively buy into everything completely). Also if it feels wrong, entertain the idea, and if it still feels wrong then let it go. Ideas are the floating detritus of a roiling sea, and you are the rock it catches on.
My advice to people who 'see' nothing. Let loose the floodgates a little, open up to what is out there, and do not succumb to any 'delusions of grandeur', for any vision that comes of pride is likely a falsity.
There are people who have a foot in the door of the 'other side', and I recommend not immediately classifying people as mentally ill. Thinking you are mentally ill is going to make you very sad, and the classification is likely to make your state of mind much more tumultuous (which may or may not inadvertently invite more negative influence than positive from 'outside').
Schizophrenia however is a medical condition that can be measured by looking at the physical brain. Many people who have visions are not schizophrenic, the people who are consumed by what they see tend to be!