For further healing exploration, browse the articles, documentaries, and resources listed below, and visit the healing section of the LP forums.
Building upon our last week's reading "Transformational Change", this week's reading provides a rich and fascinating look at the healing and transformative power of Connection, by providing a rich tapestry and psychologically vetted first-person Connection...
Connection experiences 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 this week’s reading.
“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.
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.
Healthy human development requires the satisfaction of our SEVEN ESSENTIAL HUMAN NEEDS, including physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem/power, alignment, and connection needs.
Learned Helplessness has long been linked to depression; but did you know, it can also make you afraid of the dentist’s chair?
Alignment Rule Sets, like the Ten Commandments or the Eight Fold Path, have been around for centuries. The LP offers a modern and up to date rule set suitable for guiding you towards strong and pure connection.
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...
As children, we are all naturally empathic. That is, as children, we are all highly sensitive to the environment and connected to life that surrounds us. The problem for all of us is that, as we grow up, a toxic and violent "system" beats the empathy out of us. As we...
What would Jesus really do? Embrace the truth and find out for yourself.
What causes physical, emotional, and mental illness? In a word, Toxic Socialization. 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 The...
An ode to the healing power of entheogens. Published many years before the science was as obvious as it is today.
As we learn at the LP foundations level, toxic socialization, violence against us perpetrated by agents of socialization, interferes with the development of a healthy connection. Broken connection is, however, just the tip of the iceberg. Toxic socialization,...
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...
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
One of the best, and certainly the most ubiquitous, methods of closing off heart chakra energies is by shaming. Shaming occurs every time someone with a connection to you makes you feel less than the beautiful, bright, powerful, intelligent, compassionate, loving...
Anger can be a difficult topic to deal with, especially for the spiritually minded. Many prophets and pundits would have us believe that anger is a bad thing, or that it should be suppressed, or redirected. But that’s not true. Anger is a functional part of the physical unit and if you’re angry the solution isn’t to press it down and pretend you are not, the solution is to confront the source of the anger and deal with that directly. Anything else and you’re just asking for dysfunction, disease, and death.
For further healing readings, browse the articles, documentaries, books, and resources listed below. You can also visit healing section of the forums.