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The Psychopharmacology of Everyday Life

Jamieson Webster

 

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/19/the-psychopharmacology-of-everyday-life/

 

School Shootings: Mental Health Watchdog Says Psychotropic Drug Use by School Shooters Merits Federal Investigation

 

https://www.cchrint.org/2018/02/20/school-shootings-mental-health-watchdog-says-psychotropic-drug-use-by-school-shooters-merits-federal-investigation/

 

Medication for mental health: Call to 'end pill-shaming'

 

"You're weak for taking them." "Why do you need that?" "I wouldn't date someone taking medication."

These are all examples of pill-shaming - where people criticise others and make them feel guilty for taking medication for their mental health.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is worried that people are being made to feel so ashamed that they're put off getting help for conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Video Journalist: Laura Foster

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-46212595/medication-for-mental-health-call-to-end-pill-shaming

 

 

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MY LAW

The sun may be coloured, yet ever the sun
Will sweep on its course till the Cycle is run.
And when into chaos the system is hurled
Again shall the Builder reshape a new world.

Your path may be clouded, uncertain in your goal:
Move on – for your orbit is fixed to your soul.
And though it may lead into darkness of night
The torch of the Builder shall give it new light.

You were. You will be! Know this while you are:
Your spirit has travelled both long and afar.
It came from the Source, to the Source it returns –
The Spark which was lighted eternally burns.

It slept in a jewel. It leapt in a wave.
It roamed in the forest. It rose from the grave.
It took on strange garbs for long eons of years
And now in the soul of yourself It appears.

From body to body your spirit speeds on
It seeks a new form when the old one has gone
And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought
On the loom of the Mind from the fibre of Thought.

As dew is drawn upwards, in rain to descend
Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend.
You cannot escape them, for petty or great,
Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate.

Somewhere on some planet, sometime and somehow
You will reflect your thoughts of your Now.
My Law is unerring, no blood can atone –
The structure you built you will live in – alone.
Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace
And all that you ask for, and all you desire
Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire.

Once list’ to that Voice and all tumult is done –
Your life is the life of the Infinite One.
In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause
With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause.

You are your own Devil, you are your own God
You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod.
And no one can save you from Error or Sin
Until you have hark’d to the Spirit within.

~ * ~

The above poem, which is quite well known, is said to be a Maori poem written in the 18th century by Tieme Ranapiri and translated into English by Kere Graham, who certainly did a beautiful job with the translation.

This poem really captures and expresses the pure essence of Theosophy. Central teachings of the Theosophical philosophy are found clearly portrayed in those inspirational verses, such as…

(1) Cyclic evolution of the Cosmos (the Law of Cycles or Periodicity).
(2) The long path of soul evolution from the lowest kingdom of Nature up to the human kingdom and eventually beyond.
(3) The ongoing process of reincarnation or re-embodiment.
(4) The great moulding influence of our own thoughts and consciousness upon our future.
(5) The Oneness and Divineness of all life.
(6) The law of self-created destiny, which makes each of us solely responsible for our own actions, which in due time will inevitably bring forth the corresponding reaction, i.e. the Law of Karma.

In fact, the Three Fundamental Propositions of Theosophy, found in the Proem to “The Secret Doctrine” by H.P. Blavatsky, are the very basis of this poem, which just goes to show the timelessness and universality of those all-important truths.

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The Invitation

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

 

by
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

 

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ON THE USE AND ABUSE OF RAGE FOR LIFE -

 

“Will we stand idly by, cynical and apathetic, while what’s left of society is dismantled, piece by piece, as a sacrificial offering to the great god Mammon? Or will we, fueled by sheer rage, stand up as one to the orgiastic misanthropy of our “leaders” and smash their petty little self-aggrandizing ambitions into dust?"

By Chris Wright

 

https://abeautifulresistance.org/site/2018/11/20/on-the-use-and-abuse-of-rage-for-life

 

Extinction Rebellion 

rebellion.earth/

FIGHT FOR LIFE

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got.

OUR DEMANDS:

The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.
The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.
A national Citizen’s Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.

JOIN THE REBELLION

Rebels from outside the UK please sign up at xrebellion.org
 

Our time is up. We’ve got nothing left but rebellion.

 

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We intend to challenge the stories which underpin our civilisation: the myth of progress, the myth of human centrality, and the myth of our separation from ‘nature’.

— Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto - 

 

https://dark-mountain.net/

 

About the Dark Mountain Project - 

 

https://dark-mountain.net/about/

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“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think it terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” 

— Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943)

 

William A. Tiller - 

"For the last four hundred years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call 'physical reality.' Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today's world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct. We humans are much more than we think we are and Psychoenergetic Science continues to expand the proof of it." 

www.tillerinstitute.com/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Tiller

Viktor Schauberger

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Schauberger

schauberger.co.uk/

The Inexhaustible Power of Water
Over 75 years ago, one man showed us how to purify water naturally and how to harness its colossal power. If we were to ­follow Viktor Schauberger’s teachings today, pure and healthy water would be within our reach, as well as the ability to produce almost limitless amounts of energy from plain water and air—for next to nothing. If we replaced the death-techno­logy of the explosion with the bio-technology of the implosion, mankind’s biggest problems could be solved—which is the reason why it has been held back to this day.

www.facts-are-facts.com/article/the-inexhaustible-power-of-water

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This man's work is another perspective - 

 

THE MATRIX OF CONTROL – BEYOND ITS 3D MANIFESTATION

BY BERNHARD GUENTHER, DECEMBER 6, 2018

https://veilofreality.com/2018/12/06/the-matrix-of-control-beyond-its-3d-manifestation/

 

All the same / depressing news from the field of rights for the disabled / mentally ill - 

Mental Health Act review ‘falls significantly short on human rights’ - 

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/mental-health-act-review-falls-significantly-short-on-human-rights/

 

The Mental Health Act: An Alternative Review from Hearing Voices England

https://hearingvoicescymru.org/the-mental-health-act-an-alternative-review-from-hearing-voices-england/

 

Police targeting of disabled protesters is ‘an outrage and a scandal… and it’s set to spread’

BY JOHN PRING ON DECEMBER 13, 2018

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/police-targeting-of-disabled-protesters-is-an-outrage-and-a-scandal-and-its-set-to-spread/
 

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/kicked-punched-knocked-unconscious-tipped-out-of-wheelchairs-campaigners-describe-repeated-police-targeting-of-disabled-anti-fracking-protesters/

 

 

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Mental Health Act review ‘falls significantly short on human rights’ - 

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/mental-health-act-review-falls-significantly-short-on-human-rights/

 

The Mental Health Act: An Alternative Review from Hearing Voices England

 

 

 

Disappointed by this and Simon Wessely saying UN convention recommendations 'go too far.' Who are they going too far for? Mental distress is an illness as much as any other and vulnerable people deserve the protection of full human rights.

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"Let's start off with a question. In the symphony of life how many
of you feel that you’re sometimes a sour note? You’ve come to the
right place to change all that. Life is indeed like a symphony which
has no conductor and all the musicians play whatever they want to
play as individuals so there’s nothing but din and clamor and
confusion, every musician determined to outplay and out-blast
the other one. And strangely enough, every musician wanting to
be the one to finish first, to be the winner.
 
Isn’t it about time that illustration became more than an illustration
to you? And your daily self-watchfulness will be to know that that is
true of you, that you’re taking life as a competition, that you have
to beat someone else out, play louder, play more attractively, so as
to get the applause of the audience, and all it does is wear you out.
 
So make up your mind that you’re not going to think of your life as
a competitive contest in which you’re supposed to get something from
someone else; because if and when you do, it will be at their expense.
You see, you have to be without a conscience to be one of those mad
musicians playing at the top of the instrument, hoping that somehow
there is something to win by behaving in that ridiculous manner -
and there is not."

- Vernon Howard 
 
    from a talk given 7/17/1988
  Vernon Howard's Higher World - MP3 CD Volume 21, talk 523, track 17

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