My story: awakening/ psychosis/ dark Knight/ fun times

Rosa, modified 1 Year ago.

My story: awakening/ psychosis/ dark Knight/ fun times

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I had a big energetic opening on a retreat that completely blew my brains out. I was asked to leave the retreat due to mental health concerns.

I spent the next 6 weeks in severe psychosis/ creative thinking mode. 

Daniel kindly met with me and helped me figure out which way was up again and I spent the next 6 weeks pulling myself back out of the hole. 

Physically and mentally I was a wreck, but my heart knew to keep going and keep laughing and keep crying. 

I've written a short book about my experience. I hope that sharing it fuels the conversation about the crossover between psychotherapy and meditation and how we need to embrace both to wake up.

You can read it here:

http://rosalewis.co.uk/my-story/
Edward, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: My story: awakening/ psychosis/ dark Knight/ fun times

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It's great. Thanks for sharing.
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Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö, modified 1 Year ago.

RE: My story: awakening/ psychosis/ dark Knight/ fun times

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Wow, that it some skillful way of dealing with such an intense and disorienting experience! My deepest respect.

I love it!
agnostic, modified 5 Months ago.

RE: My story: awakening/ psychosis/ dark Knight/ fun times

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Just read this and bumping the thread because it's an awesome piece of writing. Favorite bit:

Forget everything you have conceived about enlightenment
It will not be a graceful ascension into pure light
If there is one thing I have learnt about waking up, it is this:
It is usually the one thing that you don’t want it to be
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Alan Smithee, modified 5 Months ago.

RE: My story: awakening/ psychosis/ dark Knight/ fun times

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Fuck, this is powerful stuff! It lands its insightful punches in so many ways and in so many places. 

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