Monday, July 4, 2022

Comments by Pedith

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  • It is finally time to include the person who knows better than no other what is happening within and then as written here by Micah to dialogue within the experience, to process the experience brings a new perspective of compassion. It is time to create a new paradigm to spread a foundation of person to person care to fill the void of mental health challenges as they exist in our daily lives. I plan to look into beginning a POD here in Maine. As LCSW, and a contemplative companion, I will do my best to introduce this offering in my community.

  • Simply, thank you. Every article that lifts back the veil brings us closer to embracing the miracle of death and the doorway of grief and another chance to embrace and honor the meaning of life. Grief as noted by Martin Prechtel in his book The Smell Of Rain On Dust, “Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.” Thank you, Iva for opening Pandora’s Box wherein lies our weeping hearts.

  • Thank you for sharing your all too common experience…..with a few tweaks and several different life choices, it could be my story. This past February 21st, marks year five of the end taper of antidepressants (SSRI and the SNRI) and Ambien. After seven years on these potent medications the destructive effect on my halted emotional and spiritual growth, I like you knew intuitively (not often recognized in the medical field) I needed to be free of mind-altering medications. I’m clear, as you noted, even before I began these brain altering, dangerous medications, I was spiritually ill, split off from my inner spiritual compass, I lived solely in a fear-based ego. This was true even though I was sober in AA, had worked the Twelve Steps in earnest and completed many behavioral health therapies. Somehow, through “grace” I awoke to recognize the one thing missing, was an acceptance of my sensitive humanity and a surrender to the spiritual solution. Now, at the age of 70, after a close to thirty years in human services, with twelve of those years as a clinical social worker, in community mental health and addiction services, I now offer contemplative spiritual guidance to those who suffer from the same. In this venue, in this centered place, my heart I have a deep recognition of the spiritual solution. In my experience as a contemplative companion, I bring my human understanding, and spiritual availability. In my offering of Presence, which is mostly missing in the psychiatric and medical field of the modern world Love works miracles. Thanks for being you.