By Grrr9

The pills send me dreary
Eyes become heavy
Night terrors dance
Breaks my mind’s levee
The river runs wild
My life’s village floods
Is it all finished?
As outflows my blood

See the walls of this prison
Joy sucked from all life
The future seems dark
Faith sliced with a knife
Behind bars of trauma
I just lay there and cry
The cuts to my wrists
Will heal, I’ll not die

I hear the nurse coming
Whistling cheery, not glum
But the confection she brings
Is surely not fun
They say I am ill
That I’ll never be…

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

This story will demonstrate that there is an inner compassion that resides within all of us. It can appear in the most unexpected places and sometimes children display more of it than adults. It may seem as if someone has lost touch with this compassion as they become entrenched in the daily activities and stresses of life. However, it is always there under the surface waiting to emerge again once we realise that the stress we are experiencing is caused by the noise in our head, not the outside circumstances. As will be seen, at times we build our story…

Yolanda James

(written by Joe Fletcher with assistance and editing from Jim Beck)

As will be seen by my insights demonstrated in this writing there is a voice within us, this is the voice of our true self. It is our personal guide and is there to show us who we truly are. It is a guide that reveals the 3 Principles of how we function as human beings. The way we experience this inner voice is through our feelings. For most of us, our connection to our inner voice has been muffled by the noise of personal thoughts. …

walking terra christa academy

Hope is the sunshine of the soul

Through wind and rain, it stays whole

Can you control the weather will stress?

Let it pass, come back to rest

Through hail and storm, the world survives

Peace returns, potential comes alive

Hope lights the way, all fear be gone

Radiates beauty, silence is heaven’s song

The so-called ego has been given many names and explanations throughout the centuries as humans have tried to explain that voice in our heads that is constantly analysing and judging everything in this world including us. It could even be argued that Lucifer and the Devil are in fact metaphors for this. It certainly does at times feel like the voice of the devil himself trying to deceive and trick us to ruin our lives and turn us away from our true selves and even drag us down to consciousness hell. …

Vika Suh

Your eternal flame
Flickers to and fro
Ever burning
Whatever happens in the show
Even through storms
It burns ever bright
Never wavering
Can’t extinguish this light

Pure love
Resides deep within the soul
Is part of you
Keeps you whole
As you wander
Through the darkest nights
Your flame still flickers
Your life reignites

Trust that God
Still has your back
No matter what happens
Believe this fact
Your innate strength
Will get you through
When truth awakens
You’ll find your proof


Home is the space where inspiration ignites
The fountain of youth that baptises troubles and ills
The Kingdom inherited
Your right of passage the sages paint with words

Home is the chest that opens to all knowledge
Of truth and love
Birthed from silence deep within our soul
Before creation hired you to the show

The key all possess is forged from inside
Open the pearly gates to the Garden of Eden
Where all dis-ease is healed
Return home, claim what is yours

The wheels of progress turn very slow
You will it to go exponentially faster
Become stressed as you push harder and harder

As the deadline approaches you begin to panic
Predict consequences of another project failed
Believe your life will end, your family will starve

A man comes along, says there’s another way
Uncover your diamond that resides at your core
Chip away at the crap accumulated on top

It’s just a game that we have decided to play
With rules we designed we treat as the truth
That restrict all potential, cause us to lose hope

Stop using your…

Traverse City State Psychiatric Hospital, Michigan, picture by Andrew Johnson

As a society, we get told certain conditions and feelings are illnesses like they are bacteria or viruses invading the body. When we feel anxious or depressed we go to our GP to try to find help, they say for example, ‘so you have depression or anxiety, here take a pill.’

They almost become like sweets with more and more people prescribed. If you are feeling really bad then you are referred to a psychiatrist and then they do an assessment on you with many questions and tick boxes. From this they make an assessment and deem you as having…

Humpty Dumpty by Brandon Rodgers

I hear so many people describe themselves as being permanently broken or damaged.

It’s understandable that it can be something that can seem really true as many are given this impression by medical professionals. I heard a former psychiatric nurse of 30 years say in a talk that I went to that he had heard colleagues say to their patients that their diagnosis is just like having diabetes and that you will have to take medication for life. This isn’t the first time that I’ve heard of people being told similar things or that they would never recover. I had…

Joe Fletcher

I am part of the Pursuit of Truth group that are looking to spread our message of mental health recovery and transformation through the 3 principles

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