A story shared to Mental Health MN
My Experiences with Mental Health Recovery
I was the ripe age of .01 seconds when I first felt the painful discomfort associated with my new awareness. Entering the world, as most babies do I suppose - a belly full of comfort suspended without gravity to even feel the bones, skin, or taking in those bright lights. I am not lying when I tell you this feeling is now something I tie to the first trauma I had experienced in my life. Which oddly enough, was held within me…only to surface for me to experience again with an understanding mature mind at 30 years old.
Do you ever wonder why Dementia exists? Why is it as we advance and prolong our lifespans that certain individuals show the symptoms of becoming someone or acting in someway that they had never before displayed in their lifetime?
The Shadow which many of us are healing during our Spiritual Awakening process will find it's way to the surface at some point or another.
Ask yourselves, why is there a common theme of Jesus Christ being claimed through the words of individuals in ‘psychosis’?
Why is it common place for the individuals in this state or ‘mentally ill’ – they begin feeling connected to Jesus, or even claiming to be the figure – the reincarnation, the second coming, the anti Christ? WHY?
Themes – Important.
Patsy another one of my clients has since day 1 told me, "I just want to walk." Yet her legs and arms were completely unable to hold her weight with any balance. She had been in a wheel chair for some time before starting to work with me. I had taken the fact that she can't stand up or kick her legs to much extent as confirmation for her verbal indication that she can't walk.
Yet everyday she would say, "I just want to walk." That's all she wanted. As I would re-affirm to her that no she said her dr.'s said they don't know whats wrong but she's losing control of her extremities. Which is what I was told.
The Alzheimer's friend I am able to work with was one of the life changers for me. All had been life-changing, but it was up to me to be ready to receive it with open hearts. I was working out with him, I was would have him run through exercises for keeping a stable and mobile body.
It was the first person I've worked with where each time I met him, I would have to re-introduce myself. Everytime I would show up and say we're going to exercise. He would respond with a dismissive laugh and say things like, "I exercise everyday, I've already been on my walk." "I am strong and in good shape, I don't need any help with that." or he would just simply stay in his recliner and cross his arms saying he's already been on a walk and now it's nap time. Which I learned quick was a big no that I wouldn't be able to cross with any chipper pep talking.
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