Sunday, June 26, 2011

Come Out Of The "Wilderness" Of Depression And Discover the Positivity Of "Change"

It is from the soul walking experience, that I began to wander what other exploratory events could happen with my bipolar life. It was then that I recalled when I was in the "wilderness" of depression, that I discovered positivity of "change" to be free. It was there that I formed and firmed up my potential goals to overcome potential episodes. Sadly, and too often, our negativity tells us precisely the opposite. It says, "Don't change. Don't grow. Don't do anything different than what has been done before. So often we people with bipolar disorder, are in a "wilderness" all our own. The question is? Can we "change" and grow so that we can be free from our own "wilderness?"
Things get shaken up in the "wilderness." That is when I found my answers were to "change" from my old ways and to continue to work with my doctors, my prescribed Lithium, my family, and developing a higher level  toward positivity.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Without"Changes" My Dream Could Not Of Changed

In the last 12 years, I have had a recurrent dream. One that seems totally out of reach, but at times I know it is very real; because I lived it for 33 years when I was in practice. I am in a consultation room with my partners in practice. We are always in a deep discussion with each other. They are all talking and expressing their own opinions. And I am talking, however, I can not hear myself talk and they can not hear me either. The dream continues, but I am still not heard. So, the question is, why do I still have this dream after retirement of over 12 years ? There had to be something I had to ‘change’, and it had to be me. Without those changes, the dream could not of  changed. I could now hear myself and others could hear what I had to say. Perhaps, the question for each man to settle, is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; but the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a man ceases  to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to ‘change’ them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honorable success. So, it was that I found the importance of positive change for controlling my bipolar disorder.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Making that 'choice' and stick by it.

We know that some people reject positive thinking because they perceive their life negatively. What they do not realize is that positive thought is a 'choice’ and that the person choosing often has experience with the dark side of things and that is why they have made the ‘choice’ to be positive.

A lot of people assume that if they are going to be negative, then something outside of them will give them a reason not to be that way. So they wait and wait and wait for something...and meanwhile in their minds they turn into shadows. They do not understand that if they wanted to see the world as beautiful, then they have only to make that ‘choice’ and stick by it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

We Choose !

The wonder of this life is that we are free to choose how we are to live it. We are free to choose what paths we will take. We choose whether we wish to live with paralyzing guilt or the promise of the always cultivating the positive aspects of life. We choose whether we wish to live a life of legalism or liberation. We choose !

Friday, June 10, 2011

"Pausing” Before Interfering.

A very important quality of communication was "pausing” before interfering.
Deliberately bit my tongue and zip my lips at the precise moment that I was tempted to get involved in the lives of those around me. I needed to become aware of my inclination to tell others, particularly my family members how they should be conducting their lives. Even if I hold off for a few moments before I butt in to someone else's business, I would be on my way to allowing those around me to find their anchor within themselves. This new discipline of resisting this habit to get involved by "pausing" before interfering, enabled me to see how capable everyone truly is when they are in the energy field of someone who "allows" rather then  "dictates.”

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Keeping the Endocrine System In "Balance."

Physical exercise which maintains cardiovascular function can keep the endocrine system in "balance" and is imperative for people with bipolar disorder. In addition, psychotherapeutic process must be sought to remove energy blocks from the consciousness. Everyone, regardless of his personal experience of childhood, sustains psychic trauma. Everyone has some blockage in the chakras.
When psychological blocks are removed and physical knots in the body are worked out through exercise, energy can flow and heal the parts of the individual which are in need. Reiki releases emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual pain. It helps in the facilitation of healing. Then growth can occur.