Healing the world is a wonderful altruistic goal, unfortunately no one can. There will always be people who are not willing to help the world.
Why, because they are stuck in their own trauma, everyone has trauma in one form or another, you can see it in your everyday interactions. Someone is angry, untouchable, has heavy emotional baggage, bitter, unhappy, sabotaging, etc.
However to heal the world you much do the very hard and important inner work of examining your own life, it will take great effort but the positive results will be permanent, you will be happier, calmer, brilliantly confident and unafraid of living your best life.
Do the work, you are worth the effort and the world needs more healed people to help heal the world.
In case you never heard of IFS it is a remarkable therapy for healing, it’s based on the premise that we all are comprised of many mental and emotional parts.
(Paraphrased from their literature). IFS was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz over the last 30 years. This model is a transformative and evidence based model of psychotherapy. Our inner parts have valuable qualities and our core self knows how to heal. IFS is a new movement for understanding the mind, harmonizing the mind and heals the mind.
I have been practicing this method for five years and I can tell you from first hand experience that the results I have gotten are miraculous, permanent and made me grow emotionally by leaps and bounds.
So if you have tried other types of psychotherapy and not much has helped try IFS.
I have dissociative amnesia, remember very little before the age of 18, with a mother who was schizophrenic and a father who was an addict my life was chaos. So dissociation was my friend and helped me survive.
Here’s a really good explanation of the condition.
From the book: Human Development and Trauma by Darius Cikanavicius
Page 145 and 145.
Do you know people who can’t remember their childhood or only vaguely remember it? How about people who can’t remember years, even decades, of their lives? They may have dissociative amnesia, and their reason for it , as troubling as might see, make sense.
To begin, when children experience severe or prolonged traumas, they often forget about it. The memories are simply too painful and even dangerous for them to recall. Remembering only makes their lives worse, especially when they have no choice but to continue living with their abusers. Children are vulnerable and when they have no allies they are particularly ill equipped to process their traumas correctly, As a coping mechanism they dissociate, that is, split off from their memories and feelings and despite the consequences of this, it does allow for them to survive.
Many times these memories, and the intellectual, psychological, emotional and physical realizations that go along with them, never do resurface to consciousness, it the individual remains emotionally unprepared for them, for many, this never happens. But if a person begins to heal and grow, they will slowly begin to remember and process their past, at which point their painful memories and all that go along with them will begin to return. That is, the amnesia will begin to dissipate.
Hope that helps.
The School of Life interpretation on Attachment Style.
I have some concerns about how stores and others are treating the public since Coved 19 showed up.
- Grocery stores have no sales, they are selling all items at full price.
- Companies are providing the necessities, it is people who are hoarding.
- Commercials on TV and politicians saying how we are all in this together and trying to fan our egos. We are not all in this together when you get sick.
- Shaming the public to wear masks etc. I am not against wearing masks but i do resent being shamed for not wearing one.
I am recovering from Covid and don’t appreciate the sanctimonious platitudes that are said with smiles with knives in your back taking your money, lieing, and shaming.
The Forty Thousand Things I Still Want To Do
- Travel around the world by boat.
- Read the 20 books I have collecting dust.
- Give a TED speech on mental health.
- Write 40 mini self-help books.
- Exhibit my paintings in 15 galleries and the MOMA.
- Own a miniature sheep, miniature donkey, miniature goat.
- Own 2 dogs and four more cats.
- Commit to better physical health.
- Sew two fabric journals.
- Learn to line draw.
- Learn to self-publish.
- Learn to be brave.
- Live in a house.
- Buy an American made passenger truck.
- Open a YouTube channel.
- Organize my overflowing possessions.
- Leave a legacy
- Find a gargoyle as an urn for my ashes.
- Meet 6 famous writers, haven’t decide on whom yet.
- Make 39,980 new friends.
That should keep me busy for a while.
My Facebook friend and sweet spiritual brother who I have known for many years suddenly passed away. At this moment there is no other information.
I am shocked and in disbelief, he is a friend who I talk to regularly however I didn’t realize how much he meant to me until suddenly losing him.
Unexpected bad news is shocking and numbing, I am sliding between both. At times like this there is no way to focus and be proactive on any level.
I will just sit with this sadness for as long as it takes until I feel better.
I have Covid 19 and I am recovering, I had fever, aches and pains, fatigue, migraines, loss of smell and taste. Most of my symptoms are gone except for the loss of smell and taste.
This illness wiped me out for nearly 4 weeks, I caught it because a family member was infected first, this illness is very slow moving and not much relieves the symptoms expect for Tylenol and vitamins like C and lots of zinc.
I am lucky, as bad as my symptoms got I did not end up in the hospital.
We are not out of the woods yet, please follow the CDC guidelines and take this illness seriously.
Coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous panic to everyone. People are hoarding essentials, emptying grocery shelves, and businesses are overcharging for safety material. That is more than enough to cause a panic in addition to the possiblity in catching the coronavirus.
Panic is a natural response to what is happening, there is a sense of loss in many areas, our normal routines, restricted freedom, minimum socializing, noticing stores are overcharging for everything, this is to name a few losses.
It’s OK, this is a temporary situation and at this point we are entrenched in this new norm and many of us are thinking about all the possibilities that can occur when this is over.
Self care is most important during this time. Do what it takes to get grounded and calm, look at happy movies and videos, turn off the news, reach out to others on social media, find a way to get peaceful and connected. And follow the CDC guidelines.
We will come out of this, this is guaranteed, so in this period of isolation be creative in your self care.
Stay safe and well.