For further healing exploration, browse the articles, documentaries, and resources listed below, and visit the healing section of the LP forums.
The basic LP model of mental “illness”
An examination of the importance of creating a lived environment where all our essential needs are met, using wolves as illustration.
Is being an “alpha” male really something to aspire to? Or is it really about emotional distress and mental illness? Take a page from Davi Mech’s wolf research and find out for yourself.
Here's a movie suggested by Mohini. It concerns Western education which, as pointed out in the documentary below, has been a weapon used by capitalists to engage in a centuries long practice of spiritual, emotional, and psychological ....
A link suggested by Vayda. It is about the dysfunctional meat industry and its horrible impact on the plant, and on our body's. If you don't have Netflix you can purchase the documentary for a few dollars. Additional Reading Milne, Hugh. 2015. Bhagwan: The God That...
This week's reading is an article by Martin H. Teicher is a fascinating look at the neurological "damage" caused by child abuse and neglect. In this article, Teicher notes several changes to the hippocampus and amygdala (parts of the limbic system) caused by the...
The book Create Your Personal Sacred Text is a [spwiki]Connection Manual[/spwiki] written by psychologist and family therapist, Bobbi L. Parish. The manual takes a gentle approach to the expansion of [spwiki]Connection[/spwiki]. In this book, Parish recommends a research-oriented connection practice
This post is excerpted from Lightning Path Workbook Two: Healing. To get started on your journey of healing and connection, visit the main page. In the last unit, we took a look at the problem of lying. There we learned about the pervasive problem and how this is...
This week’s reading is “Quantum Change” by Miller and Baca. In LP terms, this is a book of case studies revealing and analyzing the healing and transformative power of Connection Experience
Pass it On is the story of [spwiki]Bill Willson[/spwiki], founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is an interesting case study of [spwiki]Toxic Socializtioon[/spwiki] leading to psychological dysfunction and addiction. It’s also a testament to the transformative power of [spwiki]Connection[/spwiki].
[spwiki]Connection Experiences[/spwiki] can be small and incremental, but they can also be powerful, transformative, and lead to life-changing outcomes. Psychologists call this “transformational change.” Read all about it in the book Transformational Change
“L” is for all the lying we do to ourselves and to others. Want to heal and connect? Best stop.
Do medical doctors believe in the healing power of connection? Some don’t but, as this research study shows, some do, and they are starting to look into it.
Are scientists spiritual? Some are, some aren’t. Those that are tend to adopt an Identity Consistent Spirituality that eschews theism but embraces logical, sensible, empirical spirituality.
A powerful song sung by Michael Jackson about the importance of healing the “man in the mirror,” which is, on the LP, “the center”, or the “Self in the middle.” As Michael sang, if you want to heal the world, start with your Self and move on out from there.
The LP Medicine Wheel helps you understand that health, well-being, and healing are about more than just your individual self.
Redefining and understanding addiction so you can recognize, categorize, inactivate, and break your toxic attachments.
If you want to heal your emotional, psychological, and spiritual wounds, the first thing you have to do is protect the wound. To protect the wound, make sure you avoid continual assault and make sure you create and live in a healthy, non-toxic environment.
Decades of research have provided evidence of the importance of healthy environments to human development and the actualization of human potential. This reading summarizes some of that research.
Chaos, crowding, instability, noise, etc., in the family, community, and school environments is toxic to human development. It undermines health, functioning, and our ability to connect.
Huston Smith was a religious studies scholar in the United States with an interest in Connection Supplements. In this book, he provides a long list of testimonials to the healing and connecting power of Peyote, a Native American Connection Supplement.
A powerful song about the consequences of Substance Addiction, by the Canadian Rock Stars Nickleback.
A song about Toxic Socialization, by the late, great John Lennon. As relevant now as it was 50 years ago. Paul, et. al., keep singing those “silly love songs.”
Endorphins are the body’s “bliss”/pain chemicals and learning about them is important if you want to heal and live a happy and connected life.
This draft article, which outlines the importance of getting qualified and competent help in your healing and reconnection journey, is excerpted from Lightning Path Workbook Two: Healing. It would be nice if we could say that healing and reconnection are easy...
Here are some articles on the healing and connecting properties of LSD, psilocybin, and other Connection Supplements of longer duration and deeper penetration. Feel free to suggest resources in the comments section.
There is a great book by Alfi Kohn entitled No Contest: The Case Against Competition. This reading, linked below, is a summary of the basic argument of that book.
Like the title says. An article about the end of the world as we’ve known it
There is no point in denying it, we’ve all experienced violence and trauma, and we all need to heal. Find out how with the Lightning Path Healing Framework.
It is an established fact of human development that there are sensitive periods during which the human is more susceptible to damage caused by stress. Indeed, it is a well established biological fact that stress messes all life forms up. Even worms are susceptible. I...
What is toxic socialization? Violence and neglect of our children. What are its consequences? Read about the damaging effects in this powerful article by Mike Sosteric.
Connection supplements can speed the healing and connection process, but the thoughts, ideas, and insights they generate can be challenging. Learn what you can do to make your use of connection supplements safer and more productive.
Here is a short little article from an Asian newspaper that reports on ten years worth of research at Minnesota's Jane Goodall Institute Center for Primate Studies. This study shows that "alphas" are not typically the "bully type," but in fact use multiple...
What’s wrong with the world today? Lots of different things, that’s true, but addiction to money is at the center. Addiction to money distorts human society and destroys human life. It’s time to wake up and get some help.
An article about healing and awakening. If you’re a typical “alpha type,” and if you use concepts like “alpha male” to justify and normalize your behaviour, you may need to rethink your self-image. Alpha is not healthy behavior. It is pathology rooted in childhood and environmental trauma.
In this article, we look at “alpha behaviour” and call it for what it arguably is, dysfunctional and toxic psychopathology. The cure, or at least a first direction towards a cure, is simple. Replace unnatural all-male, and all-female, social structures with strong, healthy attachments within functional, “wolf-pack” families.
Priests and some scientists tell us we are evil and savage inside. There is a Freudian Id, and Jungian shadow, a primitive cheap and “damn dirty ape.” But recent science shows that, contrary to ideology, humans are in fact born to be good. The problem is it is beaten out of us and suppressed.
What does it mean to be human? Maslow’s Hierarchies of Need: A manifesto for truth and a call for transformation
What does it mean to be human? Abraham Maslow had some ideas about that. He thought that to be human we needed to be fed, safe, loved, nurtured, self-actualized, and “connected.” He also said you have to know and understand the truth.
This song is most certainly talking about the collective awakening that was occurring in the 60s and 70s, before The Family, with the assistance of Hollywood and the actor Ronald Reagan, shut it down. As anybody reading these lyrics will attest, we’re living through another “time changing” moment.
A beautiful story, a parable, about awakening, acknowledgment, and the lies we tell to ourselves and others.
This song is a lament to the sleeping, unawakened people of the world, confined to Normal Consciousness, unable to wake up, “perverted” and “diverted” from achieving Connection with higher self/Consciousness.
Mental health and happiness are elusive things for most people. The problem is our modern capitalist societies have convinced us that to be happy we have to buy products. In the process the true core of happiness, which is aligned, positive, self-identity, is lost. What’s worse, our search for happiness is turned into a desperate drive to have more, and more, and more. The GRAND ILLUSION is that all this purchase is what makes us who we are. However it is not true. True happiness only comes from finding out who you really are, and living in alignment with that self.
The Child Empath As children, we are all naturally empathic. As children, we are all highly sensitive to the environment and empathic to life around us. The problem for us all is that, as we grow up, a toxic and violent "system" beats the empathy out of us and we...
Empaths can have a lot of trouble in our modern, toxic world. Here is some advice and suggestions for those of you who are married to empathic persons.
What causes physical, emotional, and mental illness? In a word, . The damage from toxic socialization is profound, and can range form "simply" psychology, to profound disconnection, to taking one's own life. In this article written for...
An ode to the healing power of entheogens. Published many years before the science was as obvious as it is today.
Here is an article about the therapeutic efficacy of cannabis, from the magazine Psychology Today. This article was published in 2013, but as I write these words, it is old news by now. Since this has been written, we know a lot more about the miraculous healing magic of this remarkable, easy to grow, plant.
A peak experience is another name for a Connection Experience. This article by Abraham Maslow explores the nature and prevalence of these secular connection experiences
For further healing readings, browse the articles, documentaries, books, and resources listed below. You can also visit healing section of the forums.