Mental illness or about to become a healer?

In my post Being a medium or a schizophrenic? I addressed the issue of mental health and mediumship. Today I’m returning to that subject for a short while.

A while ago I came across an interesting article by Stephanie Marohn named What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital. It’s about a shaman visiting a friend at a mental institute and his view on mental illness. His view is different from the common view in Western countries.

This shaman sees some mental illnesses as an opportunity for the person, who goes through this, to become a healer.

“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.”

Stephanie Marohn

If the subject interest you please read Stephanie Marohn’s article, you will find it here.
Her article contains extracts from the books The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia and The Natural Medicine Guide to Bi-polar Disorder. You can find them on Amazon.com by clicking here and here.

As you can tell this is a short post, but I hope to return to the subject soon again.

Thanks for reading! <3

Chakra Meditation with Archangel Uriel

Today I want to share this chakra meditation with Archangel Uriel channeled by Melanie Beckler from ask-angels.com.
I hope this guided meditation will strengthen you!

On ask-angels.com  you can read more about the Archangels, for example Archangel Uriel. Click on this link to get to the page about Archangel Uriel.

 

Chakra Meditation with Archangel Uriel

Tips for sensitive persons – comments on Lynn Zambrano’s article

Today I came across this article 15 Tips For Empaths And Highly Sensitive People by Lynn Zambrano from earlier this year. I found it very good and it summarized many important things that is worth having in mind and using for coping in every day life for sensitive persons. Some of the things that Lynn Zambrano mentions in her article I am going to comment here. I hope it can be helpful.
The quotes are Lynn Zambrano’s.

3. Shielding:

Placing a protective shield of white light that is around and encasing you in a bubble, remember to make a grounding cord so you don’t float away!”

If you want to use the white light just imagine being in a protective bubble filled with bright white light or imagine standing in a bright white light coming from above like the light placed on an actor performing on stage.

9. Grounding:

We have a grounding cord in the root chakra that connects us to the earth. Being aware of this and using this cord to both send negative energy into the earth where it is absorbed and drawing nourishing energy up from the center of the earth will increase your energetic flow.”

There are many different exercises one can do to use grounding technique on oneself. One well known exercise is this: sit down with your feet against the floor or ground, relax. Imagine roots growing from underneath your feet down in to the soil/ground. Imagine the roots growing further and further down towards the center of the planet until they reach the core. Fill your body with energy from the Earth’s core until you feel calm and is filled with energy.

Meditation is also a good grounding exercise. You can find more exercises and thoughts about grounding in the article Grounding on the WordPress blog Just Be.

13. Smudging:

The Native Americans have been doing this with great results for years. Burning sage while stating an intention is a great method for clearing energy.”

White Sage is said to be the best for clearing spaces from negative energies. Watch the clip about smudging and more with Sunshine Rose below.

Sunshine Rose on Smudging and more

14. Yoga:

Yoga is effective because it combines breathing, centering and grounding. A wonderful way to raise vibrational energy.”

Yoga can help you get more in balance, balancing the body and mind, especially yoga exercises strengthening the lower of the seven chakras. Strengthening your root chakra is essential when feeling like you can’t “come down”, over thinking or being more in the head than in the body. Balance between body and mind is good.

Other physical training is also good for grounding and releasing stress.

That is my comments on Lynn Zambrano’s article. Check out the whole article on the link here.

That’s all for now, thank you for reading and following  Flowing and Growing!

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Film: Song of the New Earth

Song of the New Earth - Flowing and Growing

Song of the New Earth movie poster.

Song of the New Earth Trailer

The movie Song of the New Earth feature Tom Kenyon – a sound healer, psychotherapist and shaman – on his quest to integrate modern science and mysticism.

The movie had it’s world premiere at Seattle International Film Festival on May 16 this year. In Seattle it got nominated for the Documentary Award.

Since it’s world premiere it has been screened about 7 times. Click on the link here to find upcoming screenings.