Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC


Translator: Mika Fukasawa
Reviewer: Maria K. Good evening. One of the things I love
about visiting indigenous cultures is it lets me step back in time
and see how we all lived centuries ago. In doing that,
I’ve noticed so many things, things that we’ve gained
and things that we’ve lost. One of the things I’ve really noticed is the fact that our relationships
are much different. First of all,
our relationship to the land. In indigenous cultures
there is no grocery store, in tribal cultures, especially,
no utility districts, no water districts,
no fast food restaurants. Nothing stands between them
and their survival, other than their own ingenuity
and their own knowledge of the earth. They have a very intimate
knowledge of the earth. It’s always astonished me. This one Hawaiian woman,
who was at the beach and I met her, she saw this crab
flipping out sand out of the hole. She said, “Look,
sand is going to the North. There will be a storm coming tomorrow.” Sure enough, the storm,
it shows up tomorrow. They’re more or less the PhDs
of their place on the planet. The other relationship
that I’ve noticed is so tight is their relationship to each other. Again, they don’t have the institutions. They don’t have social security. They don’t have an IRA or a 401(k) plan. They don’t have elder-care facilities. They completely depend on each other
for their survival, again. That produces a real tightness. I’ve noticed women at a well
in Africa for instance. They’re all sitting around,
joking and talking. They’re nursing their babies. The woman that needs
to go to get the water will take her baby
and pass it to another woman. She’ll start nursing it. That woman will see her goat run off,
and she’ll pass the baby to a third woman. She’ll start nursing it. These kids are kind of
even raised communally. They live in extended families,
and that brings a real tightness. The other relationship
that I want to talk about tonight is the relationship to spirit. It’s a very strong one. This is Malik and her great grand daughter Yasmina. They spend all their time together, 14 hours a day working in the garden. I’ve seen this in Africa,
Asia, South America. I ask, “Why are these two people
that are so different, together all the time? There is a big age difference.” They said, “No, no. You don’t understand. Yasmina is just coming
out of the spirit world, and Malik is just about
to go back into the spirit world. So they really do have
the most in common.” They literally pray to the spirits
of the forests, the mountains, the rivers. They put spirits in everything. Their ancestors’ spirits
are so important to them. In the beginning,
I sort of looked at this as superstition,
uneducated, naive thinking. Over the last 30 years,
I’ve slowly changed, and I want to talk to you a little bit
about how that change came about. About 25 years ago,
I was doing a project in Tibet on the human rights issues there,
and I had the opportunity to go and meet the medium
that channels the oracle of Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s oracle. It took place in this little monastery. There were about 60 monks in there; they led the medium in, sat him down, put this big hat on his head,
a very heavy hat. His face turned red. The monks started chanting
and beating their drums. He kind of went into this trance, and he started talking
in a real high-pitched voice. The monks started writing down
everything he was saying, and then, after about five minutes of that, he fainted, and they literally
had to carry him out of the room. I just watched this, and I was wondering, “Is this a performance?
Did he have a heart attack?” But two days later, I was able
to interview the medium. His name is Thupten,
he was 30 years old at the time. He is 50 now. He said that he didn’t remember
a thing that he said when he was in this trance. He felt very weak right afterwards,
for a day afterwards. So I said, “Well, how did you
become the medium? How did you get this job?” And he said,
“You know, when I was younger, I had started hearing these voices. I started feeling very ill,
and I was very confused, and in fact, I thought
I was dying at one point. An older monk came to me and said,
‘Hey, you’ve got a gift.’ He taught me how to go
in and out of trance; he nurtured me; he stayed with me
for the whole year.” Now he’s the Dalai Lama’s Oracle,
the Oracle of Tibet. Two years later, I was doing
a project for Amnesty International up in the Northern part of Kenya,
in the Samburu area, and I was taking pictures of these people. My guide turned to me and said, “You know, their predictor has told them that you were coming
to take pictures of them.” I didn’t think too much about that because there I was
taking pictures of them. He went on to say,
“They also said that she said that you would hide from them
when you took their picture.” I said, “No, I don’t hide,
I use very short lenses. I’m usually right in front [of] the person
when I take their portrait.” That night I was home,
cleaning my lenses, packing my bags, and I realized, yeah,
I’ve brought my new camera that I’ve never used before. It’s this Panoramic camera. And this is the way
I’ve got to focus that, in total darkness. All of a sudden I thought,
“Well, that’s a coincidence.” My assistant said, “That’s amazing.” It was just something
we kind of filed away, but at that point,
I decided what I wanted to do is start actually seeking out these people that go into altered states
of consciousness in order to heal or predict
for their tribes. That’s what I started doing. By the way, here is the woman
that was the predictor. I did take her picture
with a panoramic camera. Her name is Sukulen. She is 37 years old –
or was, at the time – five kids. She had the very same story
as the medium of the Dalai Lama. When she was 12 years old,
she started having visual hallucinations. She started feeling sick and dizzy. Her grandmother came and said, “You know, you’ve got a talent,”
and she nurtured her through it. I literally went around the world and doing my human rights work
and started finding these shamans. The way I would find them – they never introduce themselves as shaman. You would never know who they were
unless you ask the community members, “Who is the healer here?
Who goes into trance?” And they would tell me
and lead me to the person. So this is Nomage.
She is a Mongolian shaman. I’ll just show you
some of the 40 I interviewed. This is Morgan Yazzie,
he is a Navaho medicine man. This is Lindsa. She is a shaman in Eastern Siberia. Mengatohue, a shaman in the Romani tribe, in the Amazon in Ecuador. One of the last shamans I interviewed
was right on the Pakistan-Afghan border. There is a group of animists there,
called the Kalash. There’s only 3,000 of them left,
and they are surrounded by Islam. They hold on to their animistic beliefs. They are very interesting-looking.
They are blond-haired, blue-eyed. They say they are the remnants
of Alexander the Great’s army. They are very fun-loving,
they make their own wine, but I went there because I was told that there was a six-year-old boy
that was being initiated to be a shaman, and I wanted to see him. Everybody I had interviewed
up to that point had been a shaman for years. I wanted to find somebody
in that process of initiation. When I got there, I found:
no, he wasn’t six years old, he was a 60-year-old goat herder
up in the mountains. (Laughter) So that’s the shaman rumor mill. But anyway, I had taken
my 16-year-old son with me as an assistant. We had to hike for about a day and a half to get up to the top of the mountain
where Janduli Kahn was herding his goats. He was the shaman for the Kalash people. And again, I asked the same questions. “How did you get into this?
What do you do for your tribe?” He had the same story of hallucinations,
being mentored by an older shaman. The shamans, in different cultures,
induce their trance in different ways. By the way, shamanism
is a universal practice. It’s the world’s
oldest spiritual practice. There is a lot of common denominators, but the way they
go into trance can differ. In Mongolia, they beat
a drum next to their ear. In South America, they take
psycho-active plants, like Ayahuasca. In Pakistan, they use something
that is quite unique: they burn juniper branches,
they slaughter an animal, pour the blood over the burning branches, and then the shaman inhales
the smoke to go into trance. Here I am trying to talk him
out of doing a ceremony for me because I don’t want him
to kill one of his animals. He said, “No, I have to do it. My spirits are telling me I have to do it. You’ve come so far.” So the next morning,
his sons started the fire, started burning the juniper branches. He started praying
to the mountain spirits, the spirits of the forests. They slaughtered the animal,
and he started inhaling the smoke, and then he went into trance. He stayed into trance
for about five or 10 minutes, and when he came out, he was very silent,
he hardly said anything. He was very talkative
before he went into trance. And I thought,
“Well, this is kind of strange.” I asked one of his sons
through my interpreter, “What happened to him?
What did he say? Did he see anything?” And the son just said,
“The only thing he said is, ‘Your journey is going to be
extremely difficult, but you are going to be safe.’
That’s all he said.” The next day my son and I took off. We left his camp
and walked down the mountain and headed up further
into the Hindu Kush Mountains. We were out in the middle
of nowhere, we had a jeep, and my son started getting sick. He evidently picked up a bug
in the water around Janduli Kahn’s camp. First day went by,
he couldn’t keep anything down. Second day, third day, fourth day. Couldn’t keep anything down for four days. He was getting so weak
he could hardly walk. I was totally freaked out. We pulled into this little village, and we happened to run
into a doctor from Islamabad, who was visiting his mother, and he happened to have a bag
of glucose and saline and an IV drip and some oral rehydration salts,
and we brought Dax around. To me it was like a miracle
that the whole thing happened. I’ll tell you a little bit
about the shamans. First of all, this is the common things
with shamanism; it’s not always true, but in general. They typically are identified
with what they called the “Call.” And the “Call,” [for] the ones
I interviewed, almost all of them, it was a psychological crisis. Secondly, they almost always had a mentor. Somebody that has been through it, and has come out the other end
of this psychological crisis, and can show them the ropes, and show them, and tell them,
and comfort them along the way. And then they have to face
what they call the initiation. It’s almost always this death. A death of their old self
and a rebirth of a new self. And this rebirth –
I don’t know how to explain that. It’s like they … take on much more
of an elevated consciousness. They expand their consciousness. Their awareness of who they are expands. They expand their circle of compassion; I guess that’d be
the quickest way to say it. As such, they learn to go
into the spirit world, where they believe the spirit world
informs our world of reality here. That’s where things really happen. They go there, get the information,
come back to help people. And then, after they’ve learned their trade, they begin their life of service,
either a healer or a seer, a priest, and they typically do this for no money. This is something they just do,
it’s just something added to what they do. In the beginning many of them resist it because like Janduli Kahn,
he’s still a goat herder, he still has to do that. But on top of that,
he is the healer for the community. Sukulen has five kids
that she has to take care of. On top of that, she is the healer
of her community. So it is a lot of extra work. So it happened –
I put that whole project aside because I didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t know what to say about it. I felt I was getting in over my head, into the world of consciousness,
and spirits, and all this. But a year and a half ago,
I met a young kid who had one of these psychological breaks. I just want to introduce you to him,
just a moment here. (Video) Adam:
“It was just this total shattering, and my mind just opened, and I started thinking
of all these different things. And in that sense, it was beautiful. I found it was – How I found my – The first time I’d ever experienced
a real connection to the universe, where I really felt like a part of this. That I was this, this was me.
It was just like … incredible! And so simple – Yeah,
I mean, absolutely amazing. And then I kept going,
and then I went way too far. And then it got scary. It was just kind of like a panic. I don’t know. ‘Put some medication in this kid
and just hope for the best,’ but it – I don’t know if it hurt or helped. It was at the point
where I was being diagnosed, I think, for side effects of medications. Like, there was a point
where I was taking 15 pills in a day. And I felt like a lab rat,
and the side effects were just awful. Absolutely awful. Vomiting all day, I couldn’t leave my house for so long,
from just these awful anxiety attacks, and the thought of interacting with people
would make me sick to my stomach. It was just so much. I still don’t know
what was the side effect and what was my mind.” Phil Borges: Adam was on drugs,
on pharmaceuticals, for about four years. He was having a such a hard time
that he decided to go cold turkey, cut them off, and did
a Vipassana meditation retreat. And those of you
who don’t know what that is: They come in various forms, but this one was 10 days
silent meditation, 10 hours a day. It’s very rigorous. I did one just to see what it was about. And it was one
of the hardest things I’ve done. He was able to stabilize himself. He got a job at Whole Foods Market,
which he hadn’t been able to do before. He started having
what he called “synchronicities,” where he’d have a thought
and the thing would happen. And by the way, he is very psychic, he has very strong healing potentials. But he has no confidence
in what’s happening to him, there’s no one that’s been able
to conceptualize it for him. Anyway, he had these, and he decided he needed to go back
and do another Vipassana. Well, they learned that he had
this history of mental illness, and they sent him home. So the one avenue
that he could have gotten relief from cut him off because of the stigma
of his mental illness. Adam isn’t alone in this by the way. In having bipolar [disorder],
schizophrenia, depression, any of these heavy psychological episodes. Here’s some statistics from
the National Institute of Mental Health. One in five of us will suffer
a psychological crisis in our lifetime. By the way, that’s
a rising figure right now. The other thing is, one in 20
will become disabled because of it. Another interesting fact
about this phenomenon is 50% happens before the age of 14. By the way, most of the shamans,
it happened either in their adolescence or in their teenage years. Seventy five percent before the age of 24. So it’s more or less
a phenomenon of young people. Here is the difference
in cultures that I noticed. The shaman’s advantage. One, they have a cultural context. The physiological crisis,
although it’s difficult, it’s believed to be –
they put it in a positive light. It’s something the person
is going to come out of and be stronger in the end. Have more abilities in the end. The other thing that’s a big advantage
is it’s not stigmatized. If you have the stamp
of mental illness on your forehead, or on your dossier, or whatever,
you are not going to get a job. It’s not like having diabetes
or even cancer. It’s one of the most stigmatized things that can happen
to the person in our culture. And especially, if some kid
is having these visions, and he’s not knowing
what’s happening to him, and the doctor comes and says,
“You’re broken and you are this,” you can imagine
how that adds to the problem. The other thing they have an advantage of, they have a mentor, they have somebody
that has been through this process, that can take and hold their hand and say, “Listen, I know what this is all about,
and this is how you manage it.” And the third thing
that’s a huge advantage is they have a community
that buys into what they’ve gone through. Not only that, they have
an outlet for their talents. Many of these people have specific talents
that the normal person doesn’t have. So, that’s what is an advantage if you’re in one of these
indigenous communities. I don’t know if you heard
the recent TED Talk by a woman by the name
of Eleanor Longden. Has anybody heard that one? It went viral.
She did it a couple of months ago. This is a young woman, when she went to college
she started hearing voices. She said, “My nightmare began when I told my roommate
I was hearing voices.” Her roommate said,
“You’d better see a doctor.” So she went [and] saw the doctor. The doctor said,
“You’d better see a psychiatrist.” She went to see the psychiatrist. The psychiatrist
gave her the label “schizophrenia,” put her on medications. By the way, these medications
suppress the symptoms, they don’t get
at the root [of the] problem. She said, from that point on,
she just spiraled down. You ought to listen to her video
on how she brought herself out of that. She eventually got to the point
where she said, “I realized that those voices
were helping me resolve this old childhood trauma
of sexual molestation.” But it took her and a couple of friends
that believed in her, to get her out of that hole
that she had gone down in because of that stigma. So, if you do have one of these issues, if one of us does have
one of these issues, we go to somebody. The common method of treatment is to suppress the symptoms
with pharmaceuticals. So, with Adam,
we’ve been following among, and so I’ve been posting this on our blog
over the last year and a half, how he’s doing and what’s going on. By the way, he’s homeless now,
like so many end up. And we’ve started
interviewing professionals that take a whole different
approach to this problem. And in fact, some of the psychiatrists,
psychologists we’ve interviewed, and we’re posting them as well, claim many of these instances, not all of them, but many of them,
as spiritual emergencies. And they believe, just like I do now,
if you hold these people, if you don’t stigmatize them, if you don’t scare them with the label,
and tell them they’re broken, and if you give them a place of support, that the psyche itself is self-healing. It will take them, and it will eventually
work out whatever is going on with them, and they’ll typically come out at a higher level
of awareness and consciousness then when they went
into the problem in the first place. There are many people that believe – we’ve interviewed cultural historians,
cultural anthropologists, they believe that our species
right now is in crisis. You look at the environment,
you look at the economic system, you look at what’s happening
with our continual wars, and we’re being asked
to raise our consciousness to a whole different level. I just want to end with this statement
from one of our most famous scientists, and I love this statement,
he says, I’ll just quote: “We human beings
tend to experience ourselves as something separate
from the whole we call the Universe. This is actually an optical delusion
of our consciousness. It’s like a prison for us. Our task is to free ourselves
from this prison by [widening] our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of Nature in its beauty. This striving for such an achievement
is a path to our liberation and the only true foundation
of our inner peace and security.” That was Albert Einstein. Thank you very much. (Applause)

100 thoughts on “Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

  • I had experience this psychosis after my labour which had took for 30hrs. Heard the voices telling negative thoughts of my son. Very heard for me to face it as if a tug of war going on. So the nurse took the baby away from me. I used get scared about windows could not stand the light. I have no history of mental illness in my life. I was discharged from the hospital but these thoughts never left me it was with me for 19 months finally stopped

  • Watching this because I think I'm losing my mind seeing repeated number synchronisities. I don't know what's happening but I couldn't ignore it. Still not sure what it means! I just get more and more confused the more videos I watch.

  • The phrase "Spiritual Awakening" makes the assumption that the "Spiritual" is an actual thing. Spirit is often described as inhabiting a body, like a soul that is stuck inside a physical body, or like a driver inside a meat wagon. Admittedly the sensation of a consciousness being controlling a physical body is a convincing one. The trouble is, almost everything that my body is doing happens without any conscious attention what so ever. I have no conscious control over most of what my body does. Likewise, consciousness is something that the brain does on it's own because being aware of the surroundings (consciousness) is a wonderful tool to have if the objective is to survive long enough to reproduce (evolution by natural selection).

    If you define yourself as just your consciousness (soul, spirit) then you're missing almost everything that you really are. If you define yourself as just your consciousness, then you will not go on after you die. There is no spirit or soul inhabiting the flesh. You are not just your consciousness, you are not just your body, you are quite literally the entire universe. You are a semi-persistent pattern of energy flow. That energy flow is the entire universe. What you do, is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call "here and now".

  • yeah had one of those Psychosis or Awakening…. now I can talk to spirits…. they show me the past, present and future… I sometimes feel like I'm crazy, but when I see things happen, that's when I know that's whatsss up….

  • I lost my mind when coming off Valium,I'd been reading and saying the satanic teachings,I got psychosis bad,didn't know where I was, I was in prison st the time,voices were torturing me, felt like killing myself, frkt it was demons, I came through it and found my true self and enlightenment, I'm s better person for it,it also got me off drugs,it changed my life for the better however it did nearly kill me,if u make it your life will be alot better,but don't try it please,it could kill u!!!

  • Physcosis is a term that modern medicine has invented so that they can sell u pharmaceuticals products.. there are so many yogic practices to handle spiritual awakening/emergency ..

  • "MEN TALL ILLNESS" IS MISCOMMUNICATION BETWEEN PEOPLE. THAT IS ALL. THE MAJOR QUESTION IS WHETHER PEOPLES NEEDS ARE BEING MET. LOOK TO NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN GIVENS.

  • Jesus I thought this video was going to take a different turn. Even though there is truth in some of the things this guy says, there is so much evidence suggesting that psychics aren't real. The main reason we believe in them is because we want more meaning in our lives. The same reason people believe in prophets or scriptures.

  • Look mediums lower or aline there brain waves to theda waves and can pic up images and emotional spikes its spiritual because mental connection is a form of intimacy there for sensual or sacrit and bliss is = to fear as far as energy charge 😥👇👆😁

  • at 46 I had a stroke. that stopped my life. and then i started waking up. THIS i needed to hear. today. THANK YOU.

  • If you're ever on a spiritual journey and after "Awakening" you feel less connected to people understand that what you've experienced is not the death of your ego but an intensification of it. A lack of connection is not a sign of enlightenment.

  • Don't ever look as psychosis as a problem if the person feels they don't fit in with the mindless robots with live with today people are slapping labels on beings that are at a different level of consciousness like there cattle on a farm that's all we are the masses herds of energy used to fulfill someones prideful ego power hunger destroying love with hatred controlled by demonic forces from who the bible refers to as Lucifer

  • This is fascinating. I work at a psychiatric hospital and see patients daily who have decompensated to the point where they can no longer function in society or take care of themselves, and meds are literally the only thing that can stabilize them and get them to a place where they are in-touch enough with reality that they can actually function. I wish there was a better way, and I wish there was a system in place that could intervene with these people BEFORE it got to that point. If what he is saying in this video is correct, then we can literally save so many people

  • A very old story! The village had no rain for a long time. All the prayers and processions had been in vain. The skies remained shut tight. In the hour of its greatest need, the village turned to the Great Rainmaker. He came and asked for a hut on the edge of the village and for a five-days supply of bread and water. Then he sent the people off to their daily work.

    On the fourth day it rained. The people came in jubilation from their fields and workplaces and gathered in front of the Rainmakers hut to congratulate him and ask about the mystery of rainmaking. He answered them; “I can’t make it rain.”

    “But it is raining,” the people said.

    The Rainmaker explained, “When I came to your village, I saw the inner and outer disorder. I went into the hut and got myself in order. When I was in order, you too got in order: and when you were in order, nature got in order, and when nature got in order, it rained.”

  • I don't believe in predictors or psychic abilities but don't assume I believe all of science and I definitely don't believe in pharmaceuticals. A lot of pharmaceuticals are attempts to recreate synthetically what is found naturally and purely.
    On a side note, you can talk your mind into anything.

  • We label our experiences as either "spiritual" or "psychotic." In reality our experience is a complex mixture of perception. Your perception changes based off experiences. The difference is psychosis happens completely within a person. Whereas a spiritual change directly impacts not only the vessel (person changing) but also how the world interacts with the person. If you didnt know someone is psychotic you will treat them just the same. A spiritual person (whether good or bad spirituality) will have an aura.

  • Yes, yes…and YES! Shaman's all…we might have to blow our own trumpets for the world is deaf and blind to reality. We live in a dream. Waking up…is ….everything. X

  • Use a small polished bloodstone or heliotrope put into your colon to improve your spirit vision. I know this may sound unpleasant but it does work well.

  • Its sad, how people of the so called developed world act as if they have forever had all these things he said tribal community do not have. Come on, you have not had these so called goodies forever. You only recently became developed. Mehn shut up people, shush. Always interested in putting others down.

  • You have to go out of your mind at least once in your life to come back to your senses. Alan Watts. I had a Near Death Experiencer and have had a massive shift in consciousness ever since. When your a part of a society of collective conscious Humans thinking and feeling the same way, you look at them and see how crazy the majority has become… much Love ❤️

  • That's why those awake stay to themselves, because those intellects who think they're so smart are truly insane and crazy and couldn't begin to comprehend what's going on. The spirit usually won't let others tamper with these people who are awake. They have them blend in with society, mostly reserved, loving and friendly, and when the opportunity comes, the spirit will send a message to share with someone at a moments time. One awake doesn't have to go into a trans, they stay in a trans, that man, who said your journey was gonna be rough but you'll survive, picked up on that the minute he seen you, sometimes they have to take a minute, to get the correct words to use, to relay the message. In a way the receiver will be able to comprehend. This man probably spoke a different language.

  • Most of the staff written sound poetic and mostly lines taken from others.
    there is a trend these days whatever is spirituality ,energy and then comes love ,peace etc….
    what is the use of awakening or spirituality if you cant even connect with human ,help ,share and be there when they need you .l see mostly disconnection and isolation around .

  • I’d love to know how and what Adam is doing now. I’ve done a few Vipassana retreats and they are tough going. Does anyone know what happened to Adam?

  • i friggen hate it that some people who put out videos don't understand that some of us do not want to be friggen leashed to a pair of headphones. Why can't these people turn up the volume so that the rest of us can hear it? Furthermore, it is only a matter of a couple of clicks to turn down the volume if it is too loud for those using headphones. WTF?

  • When i was in middle school I started seeing things, i had horrible migraines and pain all over my body. When i told my parents they thought I was crazy and threatened to punish me if I didnt shut up about it. Atleast they were sufficiently embarrassed not to let a doctor see me and pump me full of drugs. A decade later and I’m finally starting to come out of that psychotic chrysalis. Our society has learned to fear the power of seers who cannot be controlled, it’s a defense mechanism to keep order. There’s another way

  • My daughter needs some serious help. Three and a half years ago, she went thru a spiritual awakening after several years of self-abuse. She was barely 22 when that happened. Several weeks ago she was meditating and something went terribly wrong. She says she opened a "dark realm" and is in a fight for her life. She checked herself into a mental hospital in California where she was living with her Dad (he was on vacation in Mexico). After 10 days in the hospital they basically kicked her out, and she asked her Dad to take her to Mt. Shasta, where she believed she could break thru. He took her there but nothing happened. We flew her to Maui where I live and she has gotten even worse. She is sleeping outside, has tons of bug bites and keeps insisting she can't come into my home as she is afraid she will bring in dark energy. She was such an angel, and now she is tortured. Any suggestions?

  • Phil Borges, I sure hope you or someone close to you reads these.
    Looking me up you won't see any online presence of who I've become, but, and I use the word but carefully, I believe that we would both be really interested in what the other has to say. If you're still curios about humanity said differently still believe that you can be surprised by a seemingly average person.

    We have many like views from what I hear, and I have a question to ask you personally that I believe would be who've you to be open to hearing. Because I believe in a short while of first learning a bit of my story you'll already see patterns some good some bad, just as I usually see with others. Difference being I think you are the one uniquely qualified person to make the connections about me that most haven't been able to at all even some who know more of me.
    It would be a leap of faith that I'm not another waste of time. But seeing you… I don't belive you're the kind to meet anyone with a story like mine without finding the value for you, and being open to how you're own expuriential wisdom could contribute to my life in a manner that raises my bar in some aspect of life if only in my opinion and no one else's. Said differently out of all possibilities I see, none give me the slightest feeling that either of us would part ways without having been delivered more from the ecpirence than expected going in. If you're open to it please get in contact and/or help me to reach out to you directly.

    Sure hope this is just one of those times this line up for the universe to provide exactly what you've been needing most. I'm hopeful by some small chance miracle, if you will, this messenge will get to you and be well revieved.

    Kind Regards,

    Spencer

  • I have met delusional schizophrenics who think they are enlightened and truly enlightened masters and practitioners. There is a huge difference between delusion and truth. Be careful who you associate yourself with when training in any form of spirituality.

  • The last step just before the ego dismantles and the mind submerges and stills is the most difficult — terrifying – and then the search is over – completed and one enters liberation & remains beyond the circus of mind that one has transitioned through. It's a long difficult journey fraught with many twists and turns along the way. In the end it's the greatest blessing to dissolve into the universal IS.
    Clarity of consciousness remains. Clear.

  • Summary after 30 years of research some enlightened one told him he would have a rough day but was safe, and in another occasion they knew he would take pictures. They were right.
    He now thinks mental disease might be somehow a way of enlightment and doesn't seem to like antipsychotics.

  • Some mental illnesses are just to shun you and to have a diagnosis on paper…..My advice to anyone, is to not seek help if someone else says you need it, listen to yourself. I get some need medication if they are depressed or suicidal….and meds could help get them thru their crutch…but not everyone needs medication…

  • I started to question my sanity because I was totally unaware of what was happening. I was actually put in the hospital because of the situation. Deep inside I knew I wasn’t having a mental breakdown. It took time and an inner knowing of new concepts and ideas that I realized I was seeing with a new eye. Sometimes scary, but also so beautiful my journey began. Christ conciseness is in all and all is one.

  • 😑😳🤯😱My psychotic episode/spiritual experience, straighten me up! Im a lil off it but made me a better person for sure.. How a firm voice can pop up in one's head! Nd turn the energy thats around, negative. This brought on a few other voices. In/Outside of mind, nd mean. I toke a trip 6states away for an escape. Had a picture taken to show my lil progress, nd a blue entity appeared in it, in front of me! Never had a mental/disorder, wasnt on no drug! Never was that much of a believe till that day. Praises to the un/known forces! Godspeed

  • I swear my story is a lot like Adams! I’m going thru the end of my being broken open stage and I have mental issues. I see visions that happen. I can also dream someone else’s reality. I feel like I’m on my journey of spiritual awakening.

  • For those wanting to become more aware and more connected to the universe, do the Vipassana meditation course. It will be the biggest favor you can do to, not only yourself, but to the world <3

  • There is a reason why some ancient scriptures mention "awake o sleeper". A psychosis is mostly misunderstood in the West. It simply means waking up.
    If you made it this far; I suggest reading Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's "I Am That" (if you can handle it), or, if you only have 5 minutes, to some research why φιλαυτία (Self-Love in Homeric Greek) was changed by someone of the Roman Empire bearing the initials of J.C. to Selfish Love. In addition; look up the meaning of सच्चिदानन्द (no, it has nothing to do with religion so don't let that turn you down please):
    All is Love baby!
    Love, Sweet Love!
    Life is beautiful.
    Wald
    PS: Did you know De-pression actually means De-pressurizing? Those Romans man… don't get me started…

  • My psychotic episode was not a spiritual awakening wtf. It's practically offensive to suggest so, I experienced such paralyzing terror at the time.

  • Wow. This is really sad to read these comments and for this mean to confuse the two. Spiritual Awakening and psychosis are two different things. If you need me to explain how they're different, you have not experienced spiritual Awakening!!!! Wow!!!

  • God and goddess or rather false god and false goddess consciousness play back and forth to struggle for power and representation of the earth and beyond.

    They only represent themselves. They are parasite beings that require prayer and worship to keep going.

    God is a rotting parasite we can starve of energy by praying and worshipping less

  • So nobody recognized Koi Fresco (Now calling Himself; Vishudda Das) at 15:25?..
    The guy's youtube videos helped me a great deal during my psychosis!.

  • This started happening for me a few years ago, thankfully it was gentle and I was old enough to handle it… I also knew they were messages from spirit…I did not and do not yet have a mentor… I got myself in trouble unknowingly channelling dark beings and ended up in hospital for psychiatric evaluation…if only I had a mentor! Well I know I went through it for a reason, an initiation perhaps…this talk has been healing and emotional for me to watch…thank you so much for your important message, what a blessing and a gift this is to me✨💖🙏💖✨

  • Nothing better than a honest scientist who feels compelled to take this topic on. Probably due to his own spiritual experiences.

  • Juniper bushes contain DMT I believe the animal blood on the fire doesn't need to happen but maybe it increases the chances of crossing over or something

  • Control Theory proves prayers are real. The binary choices are a triad of information and all circuits are motivated by God(our Creator) and our own choices based on reception and recognition.

  • At the core of all religions and spirituality, there is an experience of some being, place, or level of consciousness beyond ordinary human ken. It is often called awakening or enlightenment in the East; and the Kingdom of Heaven, salvation, or redemption in the West. Achieving this state of being is goal of all systems of spirituality and religion. It considered the greatest treasure, the highest purpose of life, and a great achievement..

    It is an awakening from the illusion of only being human to recover your consciousness of Who You Really Are: a spiritual being, part of the One Infinite Being, Source of all that is. Enlightenment is a continual experience of self as an immortal spirit, an individualization of the One Infinite Creator Being from which all that exists comes. It includes recovery of your innate perception of and communication with the One of whom you are always a part. It occurs as part of a much great understanding of ultimate reality:
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    The only thing that really exists is a single, infinite, Being of Aware Will, the One Creator of all that is. This BEing has 13 Primordial Characteristics; Oneness, Infinity, Light, Consciousness, Wisdom, Will (Power), Perfection, Beauty, Magnificence, Love, Truth, Peace, and Joy. She has many human names: Brahma, Tao, Creator, God, Yahweh, Allah, etc. (We call the One a “She” because She is more yin than yang.)

    This Being manifests out of its own energy substance, out of its own Essence, out of Its Love, everything that exists: the Creation, the Cosmos. She is both Creator and the Creation. She is the Essence of all that is. She is your Essence; you are Her. There is only the One.

    The purpose of the Creation is experience, every kind of experience possible. The Creation is Essence expressing, exploring, and experiencing Herself in all Her infinite possibilities of being. The Creation is the playground, the Disneyland, the cosmic movie theater of God. (You are starring in your Human Movie now.) However, the Creation is an illusion (maya); the ultimate and only Truth is Essence.

    Essence individualizes part of Herself into limited beings, spirits, and these incarnate into the Creation to play, adventure, and enjoy. We are each one of those individualizations of Essence, of the One. We are an immortal spirit, a particle of the One Infinite Being, a “chip off the old block”. Our separated individuality is an illusion; we are always the One; there is nothing else we can be. We are all the One pretending to be the Many to have others to play with and against, and above all, others to love (otherwise, we would only know self-love).

    We are currently incarnating in the creation to explore the Human Experience, to play the Human Adventure Game. (The Human Experience is the exploration of all that we are not in Essence; the exploration of negative energy, obstacles, struggle and effort.) To fully live the Human Experience, to immerse ourselves in the role of human being, to take life seriously and dramatically; we must truly experience ourselves as only a human being. We must not-know Who We Really Are (immortal spirits, particles of the One Essence). We must block out the 13 Characteristics. We do this by creating a shell of negative energy around our consciousness that blocks out Essence and generates for us the illusion of a human identity. (We know the exact mechanics of this shell, how it works and how to free yourself of it, explained in the book Essentiality I: A Modern, Scientific, and Fast Path to Enlightenment.) The shell is part of the Creation and therefore an illusion; in Truth, we never cease to be Who We Really Are.

    Every human being can awaken from the illusion of only being a human being when he commits to doing so. We can do this by discreating the shell of energy that limits our consciousness to that of human and generates for us the illusion of the Creation, of being human. Essentiality is a system, a technology for this discreation. This restores our awareness of self as an immortal spirit, and restores our perception and communication with Essence, with the One. When we are permanently awake such that we do not fall back into our human identity illusion, we are “enlightened”. Enlightened, you live life from a higher level of consciousness, power to manifest, love, joy and abundance.

  • I was going thru what I thought was spiritual awakening at the time and I saw the vary details of how Everything in this universe is connected. I Also saw how labeled crazy people are actually seeing the world in some type of way and could eventually be brought back to seeing it the normal way. Once I was force to see into the so called spiritual world and my mind started thinking that sculptures are demonic and I was imagining satanic images in my head. I’d say the Jesus name and fight them off of my head. And this went on and I started praying and then I started seeing what i thought was a vision from god. I saw fires destroying the satanic images in my head. However, it wasn’t long that I started doubting it is actually spiritual and I went back to being the real world for what it is and there is no chance that god actually exist. I admit you’d actually be happier if you forgave everyone which I did within on going psychosis and I was at absolute peace.

  • I have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type I would love to hear more from people like me that see things like this instead of “medically” cos it makes sense. My mind travels and I hear people talking as if I where there or they are with me my mom says I have a gift I didn’t learn to use. It’s pretty “trippy” most days I used to feel terrible about going though it but I told my self I need to accept what’s going on with me eventually. I “see” things in a different light. I’m not crazy. I hear voices and see vivid imagery. Not like “kill those people” or stuff like that. More like poeple from diff part of the world communicating to me bout things. Wish I knew how to harness it better. Thanks for the vid. Love to see more like this around the world.

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