“The greatest romance possible in life is to discover this Eternal Reality in the midst of Infinite Change. Once one has experienced this, one sees oneself in everything that lives, one recognises all of life as his life, everybody’s interests as his own. One is no longer bound by habits of the past, no longer swayed by the hopes of the future - One lives in and enjoys each present moment to the full. There is no greater romance in life than this adventure in Realization”. - Meher Baba
“We are part of a Universe of consciousness. I sensed this out in space. I devote my life to discovery of what this means for me and for all humankind.” ~ Edgar Mitchell - Astronaut
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality and the sense of self.
What are the symptoms of Schizophrenia?
Symptoms of Schizophrenia include from the perspective of mainstream psychology: an altered sense of self or loss of sense of self, hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder.
The symptom of altered sense of self describes the blurring of feelings about who he or she is. Sometimes the feelings involve sensations of being bodiless, or like a non-existent person. The individual sometimes can not decipher where his body stops and the rest of the world begins, as if the body and the person are separated.
It is thought that hallucinations are the result of an over-sharpening of the senses and of the ability that the brain has to appropriately interpret and respond to incoming messages. Hallucinations could include hearing voices, both complimentary and threatening, that are perceived to be inside or outside the person’s body. They could also include seeing something that is not there or experiencing unusual sensations on the body.
This may not seem like anything to most….but tonight my stress-relieving HOT ASS tea spilled on my hand trying to carry it up to my room. The couple days have been mentally exhausting with my depression at an all time high and I’ve been finding ways to escape such without using any addictive habits of mine. Mostly reading, sketching and yoga. Sooo tonight I got a little relief….how crazy it was, my mind got so much clearer when I had damn near 2nd degree burns on 3 of my main fingers on my right hand. The relief was so morbid. I swear my mom did the screaming and freaking out for me…I cleaned up the mess with a smile on my face. I got up to my room and slapped it a couple times, used the bathroom and ran both hands under piping hot water knowing it would burn like hell. I had to stop. I was letting my escapism get really morbid. There was a time when I would just sit and enjoy the pain….but part of my recovery is awareness, acceptance and change. So I spread the antiseptic, bandaged myself up and now the pain is barely there. I’m not going to lie, it sucks, but being proud of myself for not letting my addiction take me on a ride will make me go to sleep with a smile on my face. God is good. Just for Today I will not escape.
“We are a way for the Universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the Cosmos is also within us. We’re made of Star Stuff.” - Carl Sagan
Many people ask about this or something similar so here’s some thoughts on the subject. I don’t mean to tell anyone what to do, as that’s completely contrary to consciousness and conscious development, but I will share my understandings at this point and my passion for Truth and you can do what you like with it.
“What do you say to people who have woken up but can’t leave the system because of family and friends?”
This and those like it pose a very broad question since we’re all different and need to be led of our own convictions. However, the answer is fundamentally similar in every case.
Do what consciousness tells you.
There’s really no time for fiddling around once you’ve found what you know to be the Truth, which is always something clearly outside the realm of what you’ve been indoctrinated with. It’s always life altering. And if it isn’t, you didn’t hear correctly or it fell on deaf ears.
I don’t want to be counted amongst the deaf or unresponsive. Do you?
Hi Ty! Just wanted to ask what are your feelings about the supreme court's ruling to make gay marriage legal in all 50 states? :)
I’m very happy of course! But there’s a lot to do still for civil rights and awareness, especially intersectionality that is still severely lacking in the LGBT+ community when it comes to marginalized races/ethnicities, intersex, asexual, and trans people, and the way that the U.S. weaponizes “gay rights” in an attempt to justify our overseas terrorism (pink-washing)
It can be a step in the right direction as long as we stay aware of the world around us and are aware of the impact and unintentional harm we can do to others
We heard dynamite fishing was a problem here in Malapascua from the local dive centers, but we didn’t realize how much of a problem it really was until we did some diving.
This place is famous for its daily occurrence of Thresher Sharks, but we have found the other diving is great too for its macro life (my favourite!).
We noticed many of the dive sites here look like a war zone, with just rocks and rubble everywhere. But somehow, all these beautiful tiny species keep on living, even in the absence of coral gardens. We just thought to ourselves though, “Wow, this place is destroyed.”
Then we found out why, and unfortunately got the chance to EXPERIENCE it first hand. I am glad Jim, a DMT with the dive center we are exploring with, warned us this site was right next to a dynamite fishing zone, and we might hear a “boom.”
We didn’t just hear it, we FELT it! It was very scary, of course it wasn’t where we were diving, but it was close enough to make its presence known. No wonder the dive sites around here look like a disaster zone, and I am shocked that even the non fished species stick around with the stress of the sound and vibrations. Also, it is not surprising now that we fail to see any large schools of fish.
It is very sad that a place famous for its diving, is being devastated by this destructive fishing method.
This series is a projection of my thoughts on rape culture, and the nature of victimization.
The subject of rape has flooded our headlines for years. With the advent of internet, even more stories have been covered and brought to public domain via multiple platforms. Some stories deal with some of the reality. Others sensationalize [borderline glamourize] domestic sexual violence.
I feel our society has accepted and curdled a naïve approach to the subject of rape.
The frontline of a lot of discussions march around dwelling in victimization mentality or dealing with the mentality of victimization before and after the actions. While adequate and consistent support is extremely necessary for the situation, fostering and promoting the idea that one has been reduced to the definition of those actions for life seems insulting to the state of any living being with autonomous will.
Counseling, therapy, support groups/systems are all very effective in their own ways for a victim’s mental state but what about the environment we are cultivating before and after the act? I believe it’s equally important to equip women and their communities with a level of security awareness to protect themselves.
In a bid to cut waste, France’s National Assembly unanimously voted in new laws that make it illegal for French supermarkets to destroy edible food; they will now be required to donate it to charity or have it recycled and turned into animal feed, compost, or energy.