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We know several amazing young women in Chicago-- Alisa Roadcup, Allana Taylor and Honna Eichler -- who should all be on PeaceNext. I grew up in Wisconsin and went to UW-Madison (a long time ago) though I am in California now.
Thanks kindly for your email. As much as it is a great risk to disclose my experiences with schizophrenia/psychosis, it is always nice to receive positive feedback - thank you. However, if you mean by healed cured, then no, this is not my situation. I have however regained "recovered" back to my usual stable health, free from any symptoms. As much as we hope for a cure, that is not a reality at present - recovery however is. Cured implies that illness has been completely removed/free from our disposition. Recovery means that you can get over it back to regular health again, but there are no 100 percent guarantees of not encountering further relapses in life, but for me, at this stage of the game, I am well equipped (spiritually and mentally) to cope with further relapses if they do occur again. When we find a cure, then yes, we will all be fully healed from the nightmare of psychosis. But to be honest with you, I don't know if a cure will really help in the bigger picture, when considering the true value and meaning of psychosis in human life. Speaking from my direct experience, psychosis, in many cases, is a premature quickening catalyst, an unripened state of spiritual/mystic identity, a fall, if you like, into the greater collective subconscious of us all. One of the main reasons for the many abstract impressions (hallucinations) coming forth from the subconscious out upon the external senses, and I would go as far to say that many misdiagnosed psychoses are a premature awakening into shamanic/mystic identity. This is how the ancients viewed what we now call psychosis, now very much tragically demoralized my modern Western "materialist" psychiatry. Very sadly, it will probably take at least another 200 years before the mystical take on psychosis and mental health resurfaces again in maintream culture. I, we can only wait in hope and patience.
Hi Julie... I'd love to connect to explore our shared passion for women's spiritual leadership. You might consider coming to San Francisco at the end of April for our amazing gathering 'The Alchemy of Our Spiritual Leadership: Women Redefining Power'. Check it out at www.womenofspiritandfaith.org