You are a brave space traveler, arriving upon a strange planet. You discover beings living there, but they are primitive, sleep walking through their lives and governed by unconscious principles, driven by base emotions and awash in fear. Even though you have come as a messenger of love and consciousness, these beings are defensive and threatened by you, keeping you in captivity, alternately rejecting and tormenting you, refusing to believe who you are and naming you as deficient and broken. You are given drugs to numb you, education to suppress your individuality and creativity so you can be controlled, and you live out your life in mindless occupations to deny any voice, any expression of your reason for being. You try to remember the place you came from. You dream of suicide, of going home…
POWDER, 1995 film by Victor Salva
This is the journey of the old souls, the sensitives, the awakening ones who have embodied here on planet Earth, stepping into form with insufficient protection, an immersion rite of passage in a foreign world. These are the ones the world loves to label: ADD, bipolar, schizophrenic, autistic, Asperger’s, addict, artist, irresponsible, fuck-up, crazy, dangerous and weird. The ones who never fit in, even in their own skin, but they come with brilliance, spiritual activation, passionate directives and great, great courage. They are vibrating, naked babies, feeling, experiencing everything at great magnification, sometimes seeing and knowing what others cannot. Their gifts can cause them great suffering, and make them look and seem mad.
For some in the West, it is the powerful thrust of a spiritual explosion which sends them reeling into altered realities, only to be scorned and feared by loved ones and professionals alike. These courageous souls often walk for a time with one foot in body, and the other stepping up into the etheric realms. They may speak profound wisdom one moment and seeming nonsense the next, yet their process is the shaman’s journey into new ways of seeing that can only arise in the wake of personal deconstruction and alienation from everyday life. Anyone who has looked deeply into their eyes, sat with them and listened with respect and openness, cannot deny their astonishing gifts. We know they have traveled from a vastly different dimension, daring to join us, to wade in the muck of our base material realm. Isn’t it time to let down our defensive need for “normalcy” and welcome them with a graceful embrace so they can be who they really are?
Photo by Fabrice Monteiro.
What if “mental illness” is a spiritual awakening misunderstood, or derailed by a climate of fear? What if the drugs we are giving our “mental patients” are a toxic suppression of their true self, the discovering of which is their only healing? What if we are filling special ed programs, hospitals, institutions, prisons and morgues with beautiful beings who need expansion, support and love, not alienation, pharmaceuticals, imprisonment and soul death? What if, by denying the multi-dimensional truths of our existence we are forcing a narrow paradigm which keeps the masses unconscious, lowers their vibration and lulls them into thinking they are safe? What if these crazy, highly sensitive rebels have come to shake loose the old belief systems, and as such, are our angels, our teachers and beloved brothers and sisters of Spirit? What if changing this way of thinking would utterly change the world?
CRAZYWISE Trailer – ” challenging a mental health system in crisis.”
Gabor Mate on the Myth of Normal.
An important part of my work is to offer support and healing to the old souls and sensitives of our world. I would love to hear your thoughts about this post. Please leave a comment below or write me here and let me know if you would like to chat by phone.
You cannot learn what is in your heart; it must instead be found.
much love, Adi