depression

Treatment vs Cures

I recently watched a documentary on the history of psychiatry.

http://www.thegic.org/page/psychiatry-an-industry-of

In the movie they asked many psychiatric professionals if they had ever cured a patient. Clear and across the board- “there are no cures”. No one has ever been “cured” by psychiatry. If I had never healed anyone as a psychic I would hang my head in shame and become a beautician or something. I certainly would not continue to take clients I knew I could not heal.

What is treatment for if not to help along an eventual cure? Was I “programmed”  incorrectly? As a society don’t we all think of Doctors as Healers? Does “Doctors are Healers” only become  inaccurate when speaking about the field of psychiatry? Who made psychiatry the neo god of pill prescriptions anyway? If you are not on drugs in America, I bet you know people who are. Think about how many people you know on drugs. Now compare that statistic to what it may have been only 50 years ago. “Vally of the Dolls” or “1984” – you tell me.

The psychiatrist admit openly there is NO (listen now!) There is NO chemical test to “test” for a chemical imbalance in the brain. NO TEST can tell you that you are bi-polar, adhd, manic, a sociopath… NO TEST.

So why all the brain scans, how come they tell me I need to take the drugs because I am chemically imbalanced? Hmm Good Questions even a Greek philosopher would want ANSWERS too :).

Personally I have made a choice to care for myself in holistic and natural ways. I will accept medical treatment if I have too, however I will not seek it.

I am undertaking the practice of listening to my body, mind, heart and spirit in deeper and clearer ways. I am trusting my guides when making spontaneous  choices about diet and exercise. When I am asked to go for a walk- I say yes regardless of how I feel about it personally :). My goal with diet is to eat more spice, less red meat, and “happy food” which is organic without chemicals. The fake sugar seems to be an issue for me- any suggestions on an alternative?

I am working on my finances to afford this decadent “health” food. Having to work harder so I can eat better reminds me of the movie “Soylent Green”… if you’ve seen it you know what I mean.

I feel as an uninsured American I have no choice but to revert to the “old ways” of being healthy. Exercise, eat well, make love, laugh, express, explore and pray. Sounds like a good plan to me.

How do you feel about these subjects- and why? Comment below.

~ FIN ~

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Speaking with Hermes

Channeling: Recorded November 2, 2004

Me: Hermes, I feel I have more than one teacher/guide, which more than one mission or type of writing. I see an eye for one. The eye seems more scientific and technical. You seem spiritual and consciousness expanding, also my guide to the other guides. I feel a wise, fatherly hermit who is like Merlin.

Hermes:  Directional guide. All that comes to you comes through me first.

Me: Are you a part of my individual essence?

Hermes: I am very well attuned to you. We have similar frequencies. I am both your dark and light. I am the master of both and I enjoy how you play with the energies. You are becoming an alchemist. The play you have done over the years has brought you to a knowing of both sides. These are my arts and I enjoy teaching them. We are all one.

Me: When you say “we are all one”, do I have the unlimited power of God? What separates me from perfect bliss?

Hermes: We have our place in the universe. We all have missions, working parts of a whole. We work in teams to create the realities we wish to experience. Each reality has many bands of vibrational energy. Each band marries with another to become unique in its own creation. The vibrations come together in a symphony we call reality. Separation from bliss is necessary for the different realities to exist. Bliss is our home, yet we like to travel.

Me: My life has a script that I wrote before incarnating. Why did I choose to suffer so deeply and at such a young age?

Hermes: The power of hatred is strong, sickness runs rampant on this plane.

(I began thinking of my sleep paralysis nightmares and Hermes began to address it without me asking.)

Hermes: (In sleep paralysis) You experienced what is known as temporal stasis. Time stops when you’re in a time of crisis. You remember in the Matrix (yes Hermes references movies along with all kinds of art) when the time slowed down. This concept is real even on your level of vibration. The feeling of being frozen is part in the reality. That’s why no one could hear you (scream). You are in another reality all together. Time stops and you exist somewhere else. The body is paralyzed because you are no longer in it. When you wake up you feel that drain. This is an effect of the time/space travel.

Me: Where do I go Hermes? Why do I leave? Why doesn’t everyone else have this happen to them?

Hermes: You came to us. We help you to remember. You are special.

Me: Why the shadow man? (referring to an “evil” dark shadow man in my sleep paralysis nightmares.) The terror of the night, the shadow man. Boogie who scares the little girl. The deep part of darkness coming to make you his. How did he make me sick (get down with the sickness)

Hermes: He distorted your view of reality. He was the apple you said you wanted to eat, the forbidden knowledge of dominion.

 

I was probably a little creeped out or emotional by this point and stopped channeling. Though I find it interesting that science has  no theory on sleep paralysis- But I Do :).

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~FIN~

Livin Your Life Like it’s Golden

saraswati

saraswati

Hello Bloggers and avid Readers-

Our Latest Question comes from our comment section once again.

All of my life I have felt pulled at times to be more spiritual. It only comes in spurts. I am an Eclectic Pagan, but I feel no pull to one particular God/dess. There are times when certain ones grab me by the collar and direct me for a time to accomplish a goal (for example, I was moping around about my book that I was writing. Saraswati spoke to me in a song of Indian music I was listening to. Within 3 months, my book was done). Why can’t I stay focused on daily practice? I am 36, I have accomplished many things in my life but a sense of whole connectedness to the Gods.

I can really relate to the feeling of being called and then grounded. When we are on a spiritual path, we must also be on the path of self-healing. The path of self-healing is another aspect that contributes to your souls evolution as a whole. What is spirituality or incarnation for, if not the evolution of your soul? Spirituality contributes to your souls growth, as well as childbearing, hard work, breakups and break downs- this life is about lessons.

To look at our “spiritual path” from the “big picture” perspective is necessary to enable us to correctly understand the “lessons” we are learning from everyday life. To see with a birds eye view what we are lacking and what is going great. Evaluate your life.

Taking into account that The Questioner communicates with non-physical divine presence in the form of a God or Goddess, adds another beautiful element to her spiritual tapestry. Communing with a “God Consciousness” is a blessed and sometimes difficult growing experience. Kali Ma or Hecate may have a lesson of death and rebirth to teach you, or Cerridwen may want you to throw your romantic partnership into her bubbling cauldron. Being picked up by the scruff of the neck and led by a divine energy does seem harsh. This particular kind of “teaching” only happens when we are unwilling to take part in our own growth process, unwilling to sacrifice some lie or false judgment that is impeding us. The Gods are good.

I found the “Voice” of my Gods softened and became more compassionate when I softened and became more compassionate. We must remember we are living in a world of mirrors especially when we are communicating with spirit. If you smile at a mirror it smiles back- if you frown at the mirror, it frowns back. Remember this quick trick while exploring the astral or inner realms.

The reason we feel the “inertia” of rising and falling, or being magickal and then being mundane- is because the magickal must be incorporated into your daily life.

Bound Angel

Bound Angel

There are MANY obstacles keeping us from staying in a state of “High Vibration” or Inspiration (“in – spirit” thank you Wayne Dyer). Any annoyance can set off an agitated mind into a state of low vibration. The calm mind deals with trauma or lives daily “bullshit” with ease and confidence. So then the next trick is to CALM our minds. To restrain ourselves from participating in and contributing to the “DRAMA TRAUMA” of our friends, loved ones and ourselves.

I stepped out of the Wiccan circle, and entered the Buddhist refuge in order to calm my neurotic mind and heal or “re-program” or “de-program” my constantly repeating negative thought patterns.

Before I found the soothing energy of Buddhist mantra and yoga, I used the sharp knife of  “mystical” western psychology to dissect the inner workings of my fragile emotional/psychic system. I became a “Jungian”- worshipping at the altar of mental brilliance as it perceives spiritual knowledge. You see the “Logical” brain (left hemi) can only understand mysticism, abstract concepts or jibber jabber by communing with the “Spiritual” brain (right hemi). Jung displayed the talent of making the mystical seem possible- through his logical view of the divine and how the divine manifests in the forms of “Synchronicity”, “the collective unconscious”, “the Shadow” even the “Holy Spirit”. Jung labeled and popularized these ANCIENT concepts to the chagrin of his scrutinizing peers and teacher/mentor “Ziggy” Freud.

So to share my journey I tell you I studied Jung and used his philosophy in my life, and in my brain. I then found the “self help” movement. Through books like “CoDependent No More”, “Yesterday I Cried” and “Healing the Shame the Binds You” I learned how I was programmed to think negative thoughts, and propagate negative actions through my family and society of origin. I then proceeded to heal my childhood wounds with the loving salve of Buddhism, facing my fears, becoming lovingly but blatantly honest with myself and others, dodging fights or people who wanted to bait me into a conflict, I lost my *need* for a romantic partner (but not my desire for one), I became compassionate toward those who wished me harm, I practiced loving until I got much better at it, I LET GO of people and situations that kept me in low spirits.

I kept detailed journals of my thoughts and feelings, always keeping an ear and an eye out for divine guidance. I came to a point where I could hear my guides clearly and recorded the information they imparted through clairaudience and visual symbols in my third eye. We must be diligent when we begin to receive clear communication- to decipher the symbols we receive and get at the root of the message.

For those who cannot hear their guides please purchase some sort of ORACLE- either Tarot or Runes, any divinatory tool that will answer more than “yes”, “no” questions and comes with an instruction book(let). The Oracle will give you a window into your own self, to peek at your personal situations and how you are being guided at any given time. If you do not have the time to learn an Oracle- then hire one. A skilled psychic counselor will easily identify the “issues” in your life and give you practical advice on how to proceed for the highest good of all involved. (I am for hire, occultpriestess.com.)

To sum this up- Life goes from magickal to mundane with your rate of vibration. High vibration = inspired, low vibration = depressed. Understand, during a Large Chunk of the journey, low vibration can be expected. In my observation most of us do not reach a state of “calm” until the age of thirty. Oprah says something like- ‘We are idiots in our twenties’- her sentiment being- that is when she made her most blatant mistakes, and learned many of the harsher lessons (as a reverberation of traumas in her childhood- I do not think Oprah added that point). I do not wish to put this judgment on all 20 year olds, there are always exceptions and exceptional people. Understand we must go through our shadows to see the light of truth. “Drama” and even very serious situations are manifestations of a dis-ease in our subconscious. If we cannot heal our past pain in our mind/heart or subconscious, we are destined to play out our pain on the stage of life in the form of drama and serious situations. However just like the mirror, when your drama turns to loving karma- the play gets a LOT better!

When you get the hang of your “Spiritual legs”. Once you learn to walk on the rocky boat of ups and downs, sacrifice what no longer serves your highest good, the wild sea will begin to slow. The waves will finally come to a rest and you will see the beginning of your new life without fear.

One last Tip: Try the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram as described in the book Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kriag. YouTube has dozens of videos on the “LBPR” and some even have proper pronunciation of the ritual :). When the LBRP is done on a semi regular basis, the drama in your life will begin to dissipate. The LBRP raises your vibration with the light of the Arch Angels and Sacred names of God- thus causing those who are “trapped” in the dark to avoid your light. (Metaphors) Taught as a ritual of protection, this practice will strengthen your aura and improve your “Life/StagePlay”.

~ OM ~ Sat Nam ~ Be Here Now ~

Salutations to my Guru Sri Mamua Devi and my Guru’s Guru.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share this with you. What a wonderful question! I am very pleased. Questions are most welcomed – I will explore this topic as in-depth as anyone would like, because it’s important!

~ FIN~ 

Help! There is another Person inside my Head!

 

 

Me & my Animus (shadow)

Drawing of my & my animus circa 1995

This is my second day as a “blogger”. I am feeling good about reaching out to the world and disseminating knowledge to the best of my ability. I have often had issues coming up with topics to write about, always waiting until there was a question to answer… But not anymore! I am going to write what ever comes to mind, and I hope You like it.

Did you know there are 4 personalities or 4 parts of your psyche? It’s true. Dr Carl Jung categorized two aspects very well- The Anima and the Animus.

The Animus: The mirror image of the female ego, tucked inside the subconscious mind.

The Anima: The mirror image of the male ego, tucked inside the Subconscious mind.

“What does that mean?!” *chuckle* Yes it is intriguing.

I will explain Jungs theory in my own words based on my own subconscious experience.

I am a Female human. My Ego- ego means my personality- Is Female. Within my Subconscious mind I became aware a man was living in there. Yes the place I go for my dreams and my intuition was being haunted by a  man.

I soon read that we label him the ANIMUS- the inner male personality that corresponds to my outer female personality. You may ask yourself- why do these “Personalities” correspond? How do these personalities have anything to do with one another?

To answer this question we must understand the nature of the subconscious and conscious mind- and how they work together. The conscious mind is mostly what you use when you are awake (unless you are a psychic). Your consciousness connects mostly to your LEFT brain- the brain that does math, grocery lists, and other mundane tasks that keep you breathing and in a body. The right brain is your intuitive mind where creativity of all kinds comes from, as well as dreams and all things in the “Other” category.

As a Personality (EGO) you work with your conscious mind to feed, bathe and cloth yourself- and worry about the neighbors and what Lady Gaga is up too.

Your Personality gets information from the subconscious in the form of dreams, feelings, empathy, amazing ideas, and synchronicity.

To meet and Talk To your inner other (for a female ego her inner self is male – for a male ego your inner self is female) you must connect your conscious (left brain) to your subconscious (right brain).

“Okay this ‘Occultist in the Corner’ just told me I have another person living inside me and to get intouch with them I have to get the two sides of my brain to communicate. This is Nuts!!”

Yes this is nuts for some people- crazy as a Loon! However this is REAL psychology, not the stuff they are teaching in school. Remember the Occult has been a science since before science was invented. So bere with me.

Again speaking from my own perspective as a female ego (just reverse the genders if you are a man okay?) my inner Male was a direct reflection of what my Ego Personality “THOUGHT” of men. Yes my thoughts of men created the form, shape and state of my Inner Male.

Think about that for one moment. What kinds of things do you tell yourself about the opposite sex? Really?

Having been a psychic counselor for 18 years I have heard it all. What bugs me the most is when ladies (most of my clients have been female) say “Men are all the same, I want love but none of them are good enough.”

What is she selling to her inner male when she makes statements like that? She is telling him that he is weak, immature, loud, or what ever gets on her nerves about “men”. These “dark” feelings toward men then get INJECTED into her inner male.

“And then what happens?”

Then the inner male begins to act out and behave as he is told too, and chaos ensues.

You see what ever state your inner Male is in- is what you will attract in a mate!

This is known as “Like Attracts Like” from the philosophy of Hermeticism.

So I know why that sweet and beautiful lady keeps running into Jerks! Yes I know the answer- Her inner male is a Gangster 🙂

When I was working on my inner male I had a dream that illustrated what shape my Animus was in:

I heard my shower running so I went to see who could be in my bathroom. I opened the curtain and I saw Marilyn Manson (rock star). He had open wounds, very pale skin and was shaking with anxiety. I stepped into the tub and nurtured him, bathing him saying everything was going to be okay.

I had to heal my inner Marilyn Manson. No small task I will tell you.

How did I heal my inner male? Through listening to him and being careful what I thought about “men in general”. The book “LOVE MAGICK” by Laurie Cabot (The official Witch of Salem) has a meditation in it to speak to your inner male. This was the only tool I needed.

I know I started this blog talking about the 4 different parts of the psyche- but I think I only have time to cover the 2 main parts.

If you read this Blog please comment & ask questions. Thank you ! Until tomorrow.

Occult Priestess & THE ANIMUS 

 

 

 

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We Are All One 

~ FIN ~