Mental Illness: What it is and What it is Not

Personal Growth & Development

Let’s talk “mental illness.”
This is a subset of issues and problems passed from one generation to another, combined with modern day teachings. You are not crazy. You HAVE, unfortunately, taken on the beliefs and fears of others.
Many people diagnosed with a disorder are actually brilliant people who have not had an outlet or understanding of their unique gifts.
OCD is NOT a thing. ADD, too. Wanting to keep your home clean is healthy, and it keeps the energy clear. Have less stuff with less attachment, and there’s less to clean.
It is normal to be distracted. If you experienced trauma when you were young and repeated a cycle as you grew, you are likely to be distracted (on purpose) by something or someone all the time. It’s a coping mechanism. Add to it all the distractions of social media, magazines pushing you to be someone else, and the innumerable drugs meant to make you “less crazy.” There’s a recipe for depression and feeling like you can’t take it anymore.
But you can. You are here because you can.

People, government people, some with good intentions, some under the gun (literally and figuratively), some under a spell, have needed to find a way to label us. If we can find a way to put each other down, be better than one another, and compete, then their work is done. They sit back and watch in amusement while we berate each other and cause havoc on our bodies with all this newfound stress and “disorders.” Where is the love in all of this? We are open to attack if we do not love each other or ourselves. Often we are blind-sighted, and this creates a feeling of unworthiness. Love is within us already, yet judgment clouds it. We are often weighed down by the opinions of others and let them lead our lives instead of taking back the reigns of our sovereignty.

I’ve asked myself, and others in the past, who created “Cancer?” The big C. Who was the person who said, “this person has Cancer, and this word/disease can kill.” Where did it start?
Who started the rumor?

Yes, we have stress, and unsurmountable levels of stress can cause dis-ease in our finely tuned bodies if we are not equipped with how to release the fear, the negativity, and programmed thoughts of others, that we have, for one reason or another, taken on as our own.

By the way, you are here for a reason. You know what you are doing, even if you can’t relate at this time. You are here to teach us. You are here to learn.

It is our divine right to experience joy more than pain. It is our divine right to experience love more than fear.
It may take some of us a few spins on the merry-go-round before we realize just how brilliant and capable we are and that we chose to be here.
Spirit and Soul have a body navigating this lifetime.
Have I lost you? Too far out?

I wrote a book, The Love Channel: Finding Your Way to Happiness, and it mainly was channeled (bringing forth information from a higher source and realm), and I filled in the book with some personal examples of how I’m learning, just like you, to navigate this life. I’ve stumbled, I’ve cried, I’ve been depressed, I’ve been angry, I’ve cursed, as in using expletive language, although, when I was younger and a rebel, sure, it’s possible I’ve wanted to harm others as they’ve done to me in the past. Sometimes that felt good, and others, not at all. Because deep down, and in my heart, I know that’s not who I am. And you know that too.

Your heart wants to experience pure joy. It feels authentically good and has a longer shelf life than the immediate satisfaction of being vengeful.

I digress. I started this post as an ode to mental illness. Well, it’s not really an ode, as it’s not deserving of such a warm embrace.
And that’s how I want you to look at your negative feelings, thoughts, and fears.

It may take some work, some help from others if you need it, to regain your balance. I’ve needed help in the past, so don’t think you are unworthy of receiving support, nor feel ashamed. The best thing we can do on this journey is to forgive ourselves. Over, and over, and over, when you need it.

I forgive myself for choosing this life, as it has felt insanely hard, yet I know I have a purpose here. Therefore, I dedicate myself to healing the parts where I have neglected myself so that I can experience a lighter, more complimentary, balanced path.
You got this. We all got this. It’s just that some of us are ready now to live differently than in the past. Wherever you are, though, is okay because it’s YOUR life. It’s YOUR path. Your Soul and Spirit have a plan.
So, next time someone talks about mental illness, if this post resonated with you, you will know what to let go of and what to believe in for yourself and going forward.😉

All the best, and with blessings for the life you’ve dreamed of,
Lisa Eve

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

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