Bipolar Disorder is an illusion.
The diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and the conventional medical and psychiatric treatment of it, are tools created by people who do not understand the experience or value of being a highly sensitive person and seek to 1) understand something they find baffling and 2) make highly sensitive people more like themselves.
The truth is, some people are born with a much higher sensitivity to spiritual energies, emotional energies, and environmental toxins. And they are born into a world that is built and mostly operated by non-sensitives. This world feels cold and cruel, irrational, toxic, and dysfunctional to them.
From a very young age, they have to find ways to deal with this constant pain. And one of the things they find most puzzling and distressing is that many of the people around them, and almost without exception their biological parents, DO NOT FEEL things nearly as much as they do. And when sensitives feel something nonsensitives don't, it's impossible to get them to understand that. And most of the time, not only do they not understand it, they reject it. It's not okay with them, because it's frightening. It's challenging. They don't know what to do about it. What do these "special" kids need, anyway? And they resent that these kids need something THEY didn't need, and that they didn't get. And they have few or NO tools with which to meet the needs of these kids.
They often use the same parenting tools with them that they had used on them. And many, many times, those tools were abusive and destructive for non-sensitive kids in the first place. So you take abusive, dysfunctional parenting strategies that hurt non-sensitive kids and use them on sensitive kids...and you get indescribable pain and damage.
Lynda Barry says it this way in her book, What It Is: "There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together, you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it." She goes on to say, "We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay." What she is referring to is the sensitive child's propensity for make-believe and creativity, for drawing and acting and singing and dancing and painting and all other methods of creating something different from what they are being asked to tolerate.
And when adjustments are not made in the child's world, in their home and their education, in their environment, and when they are constantly told that their difference is a problem, and they are yelled at for it, beaten for it, mocked and tortured for it, the pain just builds and builds and builds. The child is in a truly intolerable situation that they cannot change, and eventually, they have no choice to but to react.
For some it happens sooner, and for others later. For most, each reaction gets worse and worse the longer they're in this world. Their moodiness, their passion, their creativity, their sense of injustice and anger at the world for abusing and rejecting them...it all peaks, and they shatter in a multitude of ways. Some take up weapons and seek to destroy their tormentors, like the boys at Columbine High School. Some turn to recreational drugs and sink into a numbed out haze of apathy and blessed insensitivity. Some turn their anger and despair inward and become depressed and suicidal. Some become highly anxious, unable to handle even the simplest, smallest stresses of daily life, their sensitive systems totally overwhelmed and burned out by the years of silent suffering. Some take blades to their arms and legs, seeking to both find a way to make their invisible pain visible, and to replace the intolerable emotional pain with the more tolerable distraction of physical pain. Some have a psychotic break, and their sensitivies and their brain chemicals finally permanently create for them a world different from the one they cannot handle. And some seek solace from the medical and psychiatric professions, and take psychoactive drugs that make them just not feel anymore.
The lucky ones find some powerful spiritual, creative outlet through which they can constantly bleed the pain and frustration out of their minds and bodies through art, writing, dance, or song. But most of these are constantly harassed, controlled, and even brainwashed into believing the path to happiness is through a good education, a regular job, a house and a car and a spouse and some kids. And so, desperately unhappy, and totally unsupported in their efforts to pursue creative and spiritual passions, they buy into this and try valiantly to go this route, a route that for them leads them further and further away from the one thing that would save them.
In the movie, Dead Poet's Society, a sensitive, brilliant prep school student, Neil, is under tremendous pressure from his family to go to an Ivy league school and become a doctor. But Neil discovers acting, and knows in his heart of hearts that nothing else will ever make him happy. He tries to tell his father, who informs him that he has no choice about this, he will go to medical school and only after that can he do whatever he likes. He makes it clear he will withdraw all support, emotional and financial, from Neil should he choose to pursue this ridiculous desire to be an actor. Feeling hopeless and trapped, Neil takes his father's gun and shoots himself in the temple.
I find it fascinating that this movie is so highly regarded, so celebrated, enjoyed by so many, sensitive and non-sensitive, and yet its message is totally lost on most of them. That message is this: For a sensitive, living someone else's idea of life is far worse than death. Nonsensitive parents can see and applaud this movie then go right home to their sensitive child and continue trying to force them to conform to their idea of what will bring them happiness.
You see, for a sensitive, living anything but their heart's desire is like living in a room with the lights off. And when they find their soul's direction, which ALWAYS involves creativity and world service, the lights suddenly come on and their lives make sense. And the more interference, abuse, and control they have to endure as they search for this heart's desire, or seek to follow it, the less likely they are to get there in one piece.
Life is not easy for sensitives, and their life purposes are almost always something on the very fringe of the non-sensitive society they live in. So the non-sensitives around them cannot understand, and usually do not support, their baffling choices for their lives. These choices put spirituality and creativity far above security and conformity. And so people who care about the sensitives worry that they will be destroyed by this unsafe world, that if they do not turn away from this radical spirituality, crazy creativity, and frightening non-conformist thinking, that this world will chew them up and spit them out. But what they do not understand is that for sensitives, the call of their heart, the PULL of their purpose, is a magnet within them that will never, ever stop drawing them onward. And that what will most certainly destroy them is to try to ignore it.
You see, sensitives have a crucial job, and that is to make the world a better place. Their job, their purpose, is to make the world a place that a sensitive can be safe and nurtured and happy in. And so they cannot allow anything to stop them. And they make the world better for the non-sensitives, too, even as those very same non-sensitives seek to destroy them for it.
What would Neil's father do without television entertainment to watch at the end of a hard day, fiction to read to take his mind somewhere else, music to listen to, art to hang on his walls, designers to create his fashionable business attire? Without those things, the world would not be worth living in for him, either. And yet when his son expresses the desire to be one of those who make this world worth living in, he is ridiculed, controlled, stopped dead in his tracks.
This world has destroyed sensitives for far too long. Non-sensitives have run roughshod over the planet and its inhabitants long enough, and if something doesn't radically change, everyone's choices will be taken away.
So it's time to stop stomping out the fire of the sensitive heart, and labeling the passion of the sensitive soul as a mental disorder, the spiritual clarity they receive as delusion and psychosis. It's time to LISTEN to the sensitives, and stop doing things the way they've always been done, and to put our highest priority on the heart and the soul, rather than the body and mind.
Non-sensitives aren't happy here, either. They're not healthy. This whole world is sick and sad and scary. And sensitives have the answer to this problem. Every sensitive person has a piece of the puzzle to put into place to SOLVE these problems that non-sensitives think are unsolvable and just go on tolerating, keeping their heads down and their mouths shut, just trying to survive.
"Feed the babies...who don't have enough to eat. Shoe the children...with no shoes on their feet. Talk to people...living in the street...Ohhhhh there's a solution."
A sensitive named Steve Miller wrote that. And he's right. Sensitives KNOW there's a solution. And they FEEL how horrible and shocking it is that it hasn't been found yet. Nonsensitives DON'T know there's a solution, and they don't feel compelled to keep looking for one, because they don't FEEL what we feel. They don't get the direct communications that we get, or they work very hard at numbing them out. But sensitives know it doesn't have to be this way. And more than that, they know how to make it better.
"That's just the way it is. Some things will never change. That's just the way it is. Awww...but don't you believe them." Another sensitive, Bruce Hornsby, telling us to stop buying the lie, stop listening to the nonsensitives. Of course it can change. Sensitives know how to change it!
But they cannot do it if you continue drugging and controlling and brainwashing and abusing them and shutting them up and stomping them down.
Yes, sensitives are often anxious or depressed, manic or exhausted. They are often plagued by aches and pains and physical maladies that are impossible to explain or heal with conventional, nonsensitive treatment. And yes, sometimes they need some of the tools of the nonsensitive world to help them make it just long enough to find the better tools with which they can actually solve the problem. But if they become content with these insufficient tools, they will never find their way to the real solutions. And so they remain ever discontent with the inadequate answers the nonsensitive world offers them. They have to. They are born to.
There is no question that sensitive people suffer deeply. But their pains, their high emotions, their instability...these things are not curses. They are blessings. Blessings to a world that is crying out for their help. Blessings that point sensitives in the direction of their individual purposes to heal that world.
They cannot stand the sight of an abused animal NOT because they need to take a drug that numbs that pain, but because they are here to stop that abuse. Their hearts break and bodies ache not because they need a chemical to mask these cries for help, but because they are here to figure out what their bodies are trying to tell them about what we and our souls need in order to heal, and what poisons are being fed to us day and night by people who do not feel what we feel and do not care.
Due to this world being run by those who are insensitive to the cries of their souls and the cries of their fellow beings and the cries of the planet herself, it's a soul-grinding, toxic place to live for most, sensitive and non-sensitive. And it's become painfully obvious that radical changes have to happen and they have to happen NOW, not tomorrow or next month or next year. So there are more and more sensitives being born every minute, and they are burning out at a much earlier age as this world refuses to listen to what their sensitive bodies, minds, and spirits are here to teach, and instead develops even more drugs to put out their fire, to force them into silence, to turn these brilliant, passionate, divine harbingers of salvation into nonsensitives, clones, and drones.
And those who have been sensitive for awhile, who have endured this world for years and years, are feeling, more acutely than ever, the pain everyone is in and their own pain at not having had the nurturance, support, and permission to follow their heart's longings all this time. The call of their hearts has become not a hesitant whisper in the night but a scream of alarm that sounds through them every second of every day. And every second that they are not allowed to answer it, to follow where it leads, is pure torture. They cannot endure it any longer. They MUST listen and follow, or they will die. And if they die, the world dies.
They need to be recognized. They need to be honored. They need to be supported, cared for, nurtured, helped. They need emotional, physical, and yes, financial support for their visions. They need loving, compassionate hands to finally take some of the burden of daily life, to do what they are NOT here to do so that they can do what they ARE here to do. They need to be listened to, and their inspirations acted on.
And at the very least, the very, very least, if they cannot get those things, they need to be left ALONE. They need an end to the well-intentioned advice, control, and brainwashing, the offers of medication, the pressure to conform and join the rest of the world in seeking only survival at any cost. They need nonsensitives to get out of their way.
They hear and feel things sensitives do not. They hear the desperate, escalating cries of the dying world. They feel the effects of their bodies' rejection of the toxic environment. And their hearts hear the now constant, unrelenting, impossible-to-ignore-any-longer calls from Spirit about what to do about it. And they have no choice, absolutely none anymore, but to listen. It is that or die. And if they die, they sign everyone's death warrant.
So stop calling them Bipolar or ADHD. Stop telling them they're sick and pumping their sensitive systems full of soul-killing, mind-numbing drugs. Stop calling them crazy, or unstable, or flaky. Stop telling them to stop all this insanity and just get a job, go the doctor, and live like you do. They can't. They won't. And if they did, we would all be very, very sorry.
You Have That Exactly Right.
February 24, 2010, 1:50 am
You have that exactly right. Thank you for speaking out for us, i just wish everyone could be required to read this, and take it to heart. The statement "They need loving, compassionate hands to finally take some of the burden of daily life, to do what they are NOT here to do so that they can do what they ARE here to do," is well said my friend.
Love and light to you,
Hi, Well I Am Not Going To
September 20, 2009, 3:41 am
Hi, Well I am not going to hide or cry or shame myself or feel guilty because I was diagnosed with bi polar when I was 19. I am a mother of 2 very beautiful girls and I am 38 now. My girls are also extra sensitives(INDIGOS) and because of the pain and ridicule I felt so strongly when I was young and because I am a strongly empathetic person they will have a mother who does not judge them because they are different or gifted. Both of them became anxiety ridden the minute they started school.
I explain everything to them and show them why people are abusive or mean and tell them it is because of belief systems that people live by that are passed down to them from their parents and this causes a misalignment with there truth and weakens them and eventually submitt to the overall view of society.
We are all different and up until now there was not as many people being diagnosed with bi polar. But, now we have a different issue on are hands and that is that theRe is many and I mean many more kids that are extra sensitives, INDIGOS, CRYSTALS, RAINDBOWS. These children came for a reason and that is to change the world to a better place.
The thing that people do not realize is that this DIS-EASE could be taken seriously and looked at differently because being DIFFERENT IS NOT SUCH A BAD THING.
Yes, I am a sensitive, yes I knew I was this way when I was very young and can remember laughing to my self knowing exactly what people where thinking way before they could even process the information to speak it through their mouths.
Yes, I am very, very upset and discusted with a world full of unempathetic people!! It sickens me to thing about how many more twisted extra sensitive souls we will have before the world will wake up!! (TWISTED BECAUSE OF THE ABUSE EACH CHILD LIKE THIS DEALS WITH BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO CHOICE THAN TO SEE IT, FEEL IT, HEAR IT AND KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD) But children are not equal to adults in this world) Children that are extremley sensitive are lucky to (by the time they are out of highschool) still have their souls in tact by that time. Usually by that time they are convinced by the judgements they felt and the labeling placed on them by the mostly unevolved adults that cared for them they truly believe they themselves are insane or crazy. But, what is crazy anyways, could you tell me?
We can just say that how can you have balance where there is none? This is one of the reasons for bi polar. The ones that are more right brained and are forced to be left brain thinkers are the ones that suffer right now. Because people that are more creative and can bring dreams to reality are these people.
Einstein said "Imagination is more important than knowledge" can you guess why? Because what you think becomes reality and we do not need to think for anything to become a reality infact the less thinking the better, and if you have no imagination because of it being shut off at a very young age and are told you have bi polar, adhd, add, autism or what ever else label they can come up with you will surley have an unbalanced world. And a VERY angry world also.
It is so obvious and it makes me wonder, why hasn't anyone thought of it this way and is it because all we do is THINK and not dream of a better way to be?
It's Ok. I've Moved On From
August 28, 2009, 5:19 pm
It's ok. I've moved on from it and now try and help as much as I can. Mine never sought help except when asked to...and never stuck with any real course of action. We always had a very stable routine, maybe that minimized things at times but did not stop the crazies from happening. I'm very sympathetic and empathetic about it...not bitter. But to say it's an illusion...well...this whole world is insane in my mind. However, we ARE here for a reason...right? To actually HAVE the experience. I agree that just shoving pills is not the answer we are looking for, however...I don't see the illness as an illusion either. Just another hurdle to be understood and handled the best that we can.
August 28, 2009, 5:02 pm
I'm sorry for your pain, and I share it. My bio-father and grandfather exhibited severe "symptoms" too, and I suffered much pain as a result. They never sought any kind of help, though, and I think what I want to make clear here is that people experiencing the symptoms of what the world calls "bipolar" DO NEED HELP. They need to find as much stability as possible. My father looked for his through alcohol and long disappearances. My grandfather stayed in a place of violent, dangerous rage for most of his life over the "stupidity" of the world, abusing and alienating everyone around him.
But in thinking that a vague diagnosis and a handful of pills everyday is the TRUE ANSWER to this ongoing, escalating problem, we have done almost NOTHING to find the REAL solution. And instead, we've silenced all these sensitives and choked off all their destinies, relegating them to a life of numbed out emotions and hideous side effects.
Drugs may offer a temporary fix to a crisis situation, but that is all they're good for. We aren't meant to stop there, or for some, even start there.
Correction...I Tried To Edit My Comment But Couldn't...
August 28, 2009, 4:49 pm
I've had 2 years of graduate training in counseling, is what I meant to say. I dropped out in my third year because of total overwhelm, which no one, even in my psychology department and counseling departments at the university, recognized or had any advice about dealing with, other than to drop out.
August 28, 2009, 4:46 pm
As an ex-nurse, you've only seen it from the outside. I have a degree in psychology, 2 years training and counseling, and 10 years experience working in mental health, some of it IN the very mental hospital I ended up in 13 years later. I know how scary it looks, how hopeless it looks, and how STRONG the brainwashing is for us professionals, and for the people going for help themselves, that there is NO answer for this except to be on multiple, powerful medications for the rest of your life.
But it absolutely has everything to do with sensitivity and with the reaction to repeated traumas and suffering, when people run and scream and laugh and cry uncontrollably, and go from depression to mania and back again, and don't sleep for days on end, and so on and so on. And I've been on BOTH sides of that hospital counter, now, so I KNOW. Maybe that's why I finally had to end up on THIS side, so I'd quit thinking that the other side had the answers. Because I did. Although I believed mental health could be achieved in most cases with natural remedies and radical lifestyle alterations, I, too, had been scared into believing that Bipolar Disorder was different. That it was too scary to mess with, and that everyone just needed to unquestioningly depend on multiple medications and never try to be well in any other way.
And yes, to anyone who's on them, please know that once you're on these drugs, it IS dangerous to just go off them. That is one of the evils of them. They radically and sometimes permanently alter your body, mind, and spirit, and the withdrawal of getting off them can be worse than the illness itself, creating a devastating and incredibly sad trap. BUT IT CAN BE DONE. There are supplements you can take that help you detox faster and more gently. And there are natural remedies you can use to replace what the chemicals were doing for you. And you can't do it without making radical changes to your lifestyle to create the most nurturing environment humanly possible on this planet at this time, including someone to help you monitor your moods and step in if they become dangerously unstable.
August 28, 2009, 4:34 pm
The Virginia Tech gunman, and the boys from Columbine, as I mentioned in my article DO come to mind. Both were on meds. Both had sought help and did not get what would ACTUALLY help them. In fact, in the case of the Columbine killings, it was found that being on medications had actually pushed them from just depression to homicide/suicide.
Meds are not going to solve this problem, and those who go off them know that, although most don't know what to do that WILL.
You said, If you need help, get help. That's interesting, because I tried to do that. I didn't know what to do, so I finally tried to kill myself and called 911 for that help I needed. What I got instead was shocking abuse, cruelty, and near-fatal reactions to recklessly prescribed medications. I got the message loud and clear then, finally. I will never find my "help" there. It will never be there. I needed to figure out where it is. That's what I've been doing and will continue to do. And I will be sharing all the wonderful, powerful, yet GENTLE natural remedies I use to help me deal with the effects of this oversensitivity to my toxic environment, and the brain chemical imbalance which has gotten worse and worse and worse from a lifetime of exposure to it.
I agree with you. Those of us experiencing this DO NEED HELP. But except in the rarest of cases, it's just not at the doctor's office or the psych hospital. I wish it was. I wish they knew how to actually help us. That's my point. We need a soothing, loving, compassionate environment to live and work in. We need the freedom and support to pursue our soul's calls to action. We need clean food and water and air, and freedom from brainwashing, criticism, and fear. And in the meantime, we need to seek out natural, nonharmful ways to deal with our suffering, and only in the most extreme cases, turn to psychiatric drugs and then, only temporarily, and only when we are fully educated about what it is we are choosing.
August 28, 2009, 4:21 pm
I think you misunderstand. The symptoms, the experiences of depression, mania, insomnia, anxiety, suicidality, dysphoric rage, paranoia, psychosis, yadda yadda yadda are real. But trying to group a bunch of them together and call it Bipolar, then treating it with medication, isn't leading to any kind of real solution. The nonsensitive world cannot keep it contained in the package of "bipolar" anymore anyway...they keep adding in symptoms that they see cropping up, like anxiety and paranoia, obsessive behavior and radical spirituality, precisely because it CANNOT be contained in any box. It's not as simple as that. And only when we realize that making changes in the world itself is the ONLY thing that will end "bipolar" episodes will we see an end to them. And if we don't, pretty soon EVERYBODY will be "bipolar" because even nonsensitives can only stand the toxicity for so long...
August 28, 2009, 4:15 pm
I am so, so sorry for what happened to you. Something similar happened to me last month, which is what triggered me to write this article. And it was this article that finally convinced my bio-family once and for all that I'm truly insane and they totally rejected me. I have found this, while incredibly painful, VERY surprisingly FREEING. I have worked my whole life to get them to actually SEE and ACCEPT me, and now I know, beyond a doubt, that they never will, and that it WILL destroy me to continue to seek that. And I have set myself a boundary that I will never seek it again, and will now only give my attention to people who CAN see me, HEAR me, ACCEPT me. And in setting that boundary, I immediately felt so much crap just LIFT.
I will be doing some more blogs on what specifically happened to me, and most especially, on all the wonderful natural remedies I am using to help me deal with the stressors and mood swings, insomnia and anxiety that often comes with being a sensitive. Maybe some of it can help you, too. :-)
August 28, 2009, 4:51 am
This was a great article and has gave me a fresh perspective...
I had a few friends and ex bf's father that were diagnosed. I always did believe my friends and him, over everyone else and their diagnoses. i didn't know why i believed them either? i think i felt their energy and looked into there souls ,as they were speaking i knew it was coming from truth...
I do feel drugs are not the best way to cope and also not ALL bipolar people are the same and behavior-different intensities, sensitivities and backgrounds and so on... But i'm not saying that meds don't serve there purpose at times because everyone has different physical chemistry and is a different case,.... it's hard for many people to shift to logic/ labelled thinking to compassion new thinking...
to me its like down syndrome babies, i believe they are here to share and teach us...
Very Very Well Done !!! I'm
August 28, 2009, 1:58 am
Very very well done !!! I'm an HSP, but also a bit of a warrior. So, when others found me "strange", i was merely amused at their lack of "wisdom" and terminal clonehood. I've always gone my own way with only a minimum of bitterness for having "signed up" to do this "gig" on a planet infested with troglodytes :) Anyway, i "try" to help wherever and whenever i can, and ignore the rest. Works pretty well :)
I Understand What It Was Like
August 28, 2009, 1:41 am
I understand what it was like to grow up in a house with a bipolar parent and let me tell you-- It was no freakin cake walk. There is sensitive...which I am...and then there is completely freakin off the wall. If it was a question of sensitivity, would not that parent know when he/she was hurting a child? Each person needs to use their own inner guidance here, but I know what I've experienced and I just Thank Spirit that I grew from it and my life didn't go the other way.
Bipolar Is Very Real.....
August 28, 2009, 12:11 am
As an ex-nurse, I can assure you that bipolar disorder is a very real mental disorder. I don't know where you live, but I guess you can be misdiagnosed with any illness - physical or mental. It has nothing to do with being sensitive to other people's feelings and picking up the cries of the suffering earth. That shows that you really don't know what the disorder is. It is a severe swinging of moods - from depression to a rush of energy that overpowers the person to a point that they are literally uncontrolled with euphoria and sleepless nights that can go on for days. When you see patients running and screaming and laughing uncontrollably, this is certainly nothing to do with feeling sensitive. The medication they take is to try and stabilize the mood swings which disrupt their lives enormously. With any disease, no treatment is perfect nor does it always control it perfectly. I think you have your wires crossed and I hope that anyone who genuinely has this disorder does not stop taking their medication. By writing this, I hope no-one comes to any harm and does something foolish. Tara.
August 27, 2009, 11:36 pm
I am blubbering like a little school girl here. I thank you so much for this timely post. You spoke for me in a way that no one has ever articulated so clearly.
I will forward this one to several friends and family who may still see me mostly in those old ways. This reassured me in such a powerful rush. I sit here and sob in gratitude.
There is another song by Jewel, goes "please be careful with me/I'm sensitive and I'd like to stay that way." Honestly, this whole friggin life seems like forever making the best of a bad situation. Being patronized and de-legitimatized takes a toll on the best of us.
Here's to another day without swallowing a bullet or a pill. Fight the good fight,
This Was So Beautifully Expressed
August 27, 2009, 11:02 pm
I have felt and known this too for a long time. I've never been diagnosed (formally) as bipolar but have other diagnosis and have been often been called crazy and just plain wrong... been told I think too much, feel too much... the whole gamut.
I was saying something very similar on a blog this morning regarding sanity by Gaurdianaries. Sometimes the persecution of the sensitive is unconsciously done because as you described, it is foriegn and troubling to the in sensitive, but I fully believe there is a conscious agenda to destroy the sensitives and we can see in many cases, those tactics are working. You speaking out as you have is a beginning to ending this particular form of control and slavery and also a beginning for healing and expanding our collective consciousness to embrace the "feeling" that holds so much value for the human race and the planet.
Some have felt you were wrong to make such a blanket statement in this blog... I am sure they have their reasons and experiences to cause them to feel that way. As a sensitive sister who has spent most of my life in pain and heartache I thank you from my soul for speaking out your truth, my truth, our truth. Hopefully we can continue to explore this more openly, hold more reverence for the sensitive and their path and commence with further healing.
And in regards to the non sensitives I just feel the need to honor and bless them in their roles. They have been catalysts for me in my healing and awakening. Part of my sensitivity requires me to have compassion for them too and I could only find real healing within myself once I stopped seeing them as the enemy. I do have to be reminded from time to time... but someone said to me earlier this week, they are the opportunity for change. Bless them and many blessings to you.
Mmm... Think We Need To Be Careful Here
August 27, 2009, 10:09 pm
I don't believe that Bipolar Disorder is an illusion. I know people who are a harm to themselves and others because they do have a mental illness and they believe there meds are making them delusional and the world is out to get them... They don't take their medicine and end up causing allot of people pain, including themselves. The Virginia Tech gunman comes to mind. That said, I agree that misdiagnosis of mental disorders with over medication is a problem also, but there has to be a balance. "DO unto others as others with do unto you" applies to all people, and labeling oneself as an outcast ('no one understands me, no one gets me, the world is out to get me' attitude) doesn't give someone carte blanche to hurt others either. If you need help, get help.
August 27, 2009, 9:57 pm
l am sow on the same page with U about this :)
l myself have lived in a state of 'bi-polar' for most of this lifetime up until spiritual self awakening...
all physical reality about us is an illusion and as such we is all powerful free to transform ourself energy spin inner way that brings us closer alignment with ourself natural core balance...mediumship with universal spirit brilliance sounds origin design paradise...
Your Title And Subject Matter Contradict Eachother
August 27, 2009, 9:13 pm
It's very wrong to make a an opening statement that Bipolar Disorder is not real, especially when the body of your argument has to do with sensitive people being erroneously diagnosed as Bipolar.
It is a problem when sensitive people are mis-diagnosed as being Bipolar, I won't argue that at all. But Bipolar Disorder itself is real and it's wrong to tell people otherwise.
Excellent Satina, You
August 27, 2009, 8:35 pm
Excellent Satina, you described it as I see it to a T. I was recently hospitalized in a mental institution due to Native ceremonies I was performing. Because I expressed my feeling (to the doctors) that I'm a shaman and perform spiritual rituals, I was diagnosed with skitzo-effective disorder and bi-polar! They prescribed me several psychiatric medications and forced me to take them during the duration of my stay at the hosptial. Since I was released, I gradually yet rapidly ceased taking the meds and my mind is just beginning to feel clearer now.
It's truly abominable how the psychiatric industry treats its patients. Sucking the souls out of them through these synthetic chemicals that stifle the brains ability to think and feel as humans are meant to. Psych drugs are NOT the answer.