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Those who have had a full Kundalini awakening or Shamanism, experience what Bipolar folks live. The bodily effects and functions of both are astoundingly similar.
People seek out yoga, meditation, spiritual masters and more to help “open” their dormant spiritual energy that dwells within. For Bipolars attaining this energetic state comes natural. If one is skilled, this energy can be harnessed and mastered. Retaining the correct frequency of dynamic productivity is truly an art form. It is one that can be honed and cultivated.
We are at our basic level > vibration, and thus essentially energy. We can by nature’s design- or our own discipline tap our inner resources. And what we do with it can be awe-inspiring.
Awakening to a mystical experience can be frightening. If the onset is spontaneous, you may have little preparation for what to expect. Symptoms can parallel Bipolar characteristics. Please educate yourself to the attributes that accompany having both Bipolar Disorder and/or a spiritual awakening. The sensations maybe confusing as both carry incredibly related patterns.
How do you know if you are Bipolar vs. having a spontaneous awakening? Get educated. Read. Talk to others. Seek professional help if you are dealing with serious side effects. The answer lies within each person alone. Learn to listen closely to your body. There are subtle physiological and natural messages that will help guide you. Diligence is key to finding answers.
For those who are NOT Bipolar and wish to tamper with nirvana, I warn this >> be careful what you ask for.
SEE this insightful YOUTUBE video The Kundalini of Bipolar Disorder
Today’s post is in honor of your blank brain. Keep it that way and enjoy!
Are pills the answer to healing and a normal existence? The pharmaceutical companies would say YES. In fact they would just as soon have every living, breathing human take as many pills as they could consume. This way those pills factories can keep racking up the big bucks. Did you know if you went to the factories over in India, you can get most pills for pennies each? It’s true. Call them!
Use common sense and moderation when taking your pills. For most Bipolar folks medication is a life long commitment. Over the life of your body your meds are bound to change. The best advice is to eat healthy and maintain a lifestyle with exercise and balanced choices which will eliminate unnecessary pills. BP pills are a given. And the good news is many come in the generic form – just ask your pharmacist. If you take Lithium which is a most common prescription for bipolar, ask for the generic brand. Most places a moderate supply is just $4/month! That is a huge savings.
Generic brands are the same as their patented counterparts only the patent has run out allowing the meds to be sold as generic. Here are some articles to ponder while you shop:
Worst Pills, Best Pills
An expert, independent second opinion on more than 1,800 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and supplements
Step Away From the Tylenol
Americans are wasting billions of dollars a year on name-brand pills that professionals avoid.
Today’s Lesson? Buy Generic!
Boundaries dictate to another person what is and is not acceptable to you. It keeps you happy. It lets your companion know your limits. It is your responsibility to make your wishes known ahead of time. Your caregiver will appreciate having guidelines to live by.
When you are having a bipolar episode, either depression or mania, it is especially important to set boundaries to help enable a smooth recovery. Boundaries seem obvious, but are often overlooked, much less talked about. Some of the boundaries that you may wish to discuss with a caregiver, spouse, or other attending person can include:
*** Communication around procedures, medicine, doctor and or hospital visits, care, comfort, help and welfare. Having a frank conversation upfront about your care will alleviate guessing games during tough times.
*** When to commit or not to commit. Sticky, tricky subject, but one that needs to be addressed. No one likes to be committed but caregivers will need to know what is appropriate and when, especially if you are displaying signs of not being able to care for yourself.
*** Boundaries around how to use the term bipolar in transactions of conversations such as in gest, play, during fights, and normal discussions. What is acceptable or not acceptable? How sensitive are you to how bipolar is used? Syntax can make or break communication lines.
These are just some boundaries that may help you when setting guidelines for your health. Remember, no one can read your mind so unless you tell your wishes no one can give you what you want. Speak up and be ever so glad you did!
Want more validation for Healthy Boundaries? Read this article!
Today’s post is an older post with a new question. Check it out for some helpful hints on dating someone with bipolar disorder.
Bashing businesses is not my style, but today I need to share an experience that is all too commonplace: Business acumen that has become bipolar. In my case Bank of America (B of A).
I applied for a B of A Alaska Airlines credit card 2 months ago. For the first time in my life I was declined. I felt this could happen. After my divorce I changed my name, address, phone and literally all of my identity except my social security number.
Following protocol I wrote B of A and the credit bureau, proving with before and after passports, that I was me. The credit bureau acknowledged the identity link up and relayed they would send it back to B of A. That was where bipolar began; not mine, theirs.
Two months, 24 gatekeepers later, B of A still cannot resolve my cleared up identity issue. No kidding. Not a single gatekeeper could give me an answer, no less redirect my call to someone who could. Their call center scripts do not allow agents to solve problems. Apparently agents aren’t allowed to think, let alone help. Customer service has gone wayside. And do you know how many times they dropped my calls? It was probably intentional.
To rub salt in the wound I began getting letters inferring I had a checking account with them . . . they attached my old name with my new address. Insanity! Then I remembered why 5 years ago I had closed my Bank of America account. Same reason. Their customer service agents are robots. Too many gatekeepers with lobotomies. Customers are numbers that must fit a preordained slot. Customers are not treasured they are used. Lest I forget.
Please don’t take my word for it, apply for a credit card yourself, especially if you have a new identity. And, find out you don’t exist.
Bank of America is not the only entity that practices customer abuse. Many large businesses do the same. Do you have an experience to share? Let’s hear it here. Comments and answers most welcome.
Communication is essential for preserving relationships for the long haul. Communication permeates every facet of what we do, and how we do it. Communication is universal. It does not matter if you are bipolar, diabetic, disabled, healthy, fun, grouchy, dysfunctional, disease ridden, arrogant, wise or witty. Everyone needs to learn how to communicate.
If you have an issue, such as bipolar which might impair your abilities to reason, or be heard, communication skills play an important part in recovery and treatment– or for just getting along reasonably well. Here are some great articles worth reading to help your communications skills get a kick start . . .
Using Good Communication Skills
How Do You Communicate with Someone Who is Bipolar? (Posts from a Forum)
Moods and Misunderstandings: Communicating with someone living with depression or bipolar disorder
Purchase Communication Help NOW!
Essential Communication Skills: Secrets 4 Successful Relationships
Essential Communication Skills: Secrets 4 Successful Relationships
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Reading can help.
Reading can heal.
Writing helps me heal.
Bipolar has been my life. It has influenced every crack and crevasse of my mind. My perceptions have been moulded by bipolar as it is so entrenched in my family of origin and beyond.
I am a writer and teacher by profession. The last few years I have written a number of books heavily bent with the bipolar influence. In my relationships. In my family ties. In my divorce. In health. In suicides. In recovery. Plus more. I wrote to help others learn from my experiences.
My website listed below carries the books I’ve written. Many are based on bipolar and many are not. Please note books are available in PDF and e book format. If you read the descriptions and still have a question please contact me.