I would like to introduce you to Compassionate Mindfulness or Compassionate Psychology for #MentalHealth Wellness.
As many of my family and friends may already know I’ve always avoided popular mainstream ways of standing in life, mainly because I found them to be too limiting and miss the main ingredient of #Consciousness… of #Love… of Me (and YOU) that I have been passionately working with these last 30 years.
I’ve found it difficult to talk about until quite lately, but now everyone can see for themselves how the world is changing and how life is bringing everyone… screaming if necessary… to look at themselves and decide how they are going to live their lives… oh quite differently!
It is my passion and mission to help remind listening ears that everyone holds their own answers and how it is time now to be the one to play both roles, the client AND the psychologist, and undertake Compassionate Mindfulness or Psychology and unravel the mystery or truth about Who YOU Truly Are and What Life is All About… AND what better time than now, when we find ourselves isolated.
IAM dedicating May to Mental Health Wellness, writing and talking live about Compassionate Mindfulness and how it can be quite simple to bring Illness into Wellness. You can read my last blog post with more information about my experience with… Mental Health WellBeing.
A little background about Me & Mental Health…
I’ve never followed anything mainstream, including medical healing, whether mental or physical as I feel the majority of people are focused on fixing the Body/Mind without looking at the whole Body/Mind/Spirit. AND instead of healing holistically or even promoting wellness in our society, we have created a society suffering more and more with mental and physical chronic illness.
I must add here that IAM most grateful for mainstream medical help when it comes to fixing a physical trauma like a broken leg or hip etc, for the doctors and nurses who do care enough to make society comfortable and well and all the therapists who are following their own knowingness to help point their clients within❤️
I’ve therefore never been diagnosed with any illness or dis-ease because I haven’t wanted to be labelled and boxed in a place where there is no holistic understanding or answers.
For much of my young adult life, I held the belief that other people could save me AND in turn I could save them. Until the day I realised that no-one was responsible for saving another, never mind being able to do it!
I first felt this belief might not be true, during a situation at home when my body/mind jumped in shock and froze, long enough for me to feel it. It wasn’t until years later that I understood that fear had visited me and left me traumatised… with the good intention of waking me up and make me realise it was up to me to save myself and be responsible for caring for and loving myself.
It felt scary, even a little lonely… but made me look deeper into myself, to get to know more of myself and change how I acted with the world around me!
It would be another few years before I understood it was time to acknowledge this fear and trauma, to embrace and release it, as it had become clear to me how it continued to serve me. In my sad moments when someone wasn’t saving the day for me, I would easily slip into playing the role of victim and drama queen!
The trauma was deep and was all about me absolutely recognising myself and knowing without a doubt my own worth, power and magnificence. Which I diligently worked on, practicing in each moment, following my inner knowing, being aware of all of myself and loving myself, oh so unconditionally.
Eventually the love I realised IAM transformed this fear into love, quite naturally.
I realised without a doubt that there is nobody out there who can do the work for me! Yes I could find someone to point within or facilitate a transformation from illness to wellness… to hold a safe and compassionate space for me to go within and realise how simple it can be… to be aware of body, mind & spirit, to acknowledge all my light and darkness and allow my own IAM presence, the loving presence IAM to bring me back into the arms of wellness, of wholeness.❤️
AND Compassionate Mindfulness or Compassionate Psychology was born that I just love to pass on to YOU.
I’ve also experienced with a loved one, how our medical profession are just not geared up with the time or knowledge about mental wellbeing and seem to rely on medication… similar to how they treat chronic physical illness. Unfortunately this lead us to experience the worst side-affect of medication and brought us into a deep experience of desperation and hopelessness.
Thankfully we both knew that to focus only on illness or fight for wellness makes illness worse, and instead we focused on love, on being mindful of the healing power of the body, mind & spirit. We practiced compassionate mindfulness, and slowly… slowly over a couple of years, body, mind & spirit came back into balance and allowed us to experience a new sense of wellness.
I must add here that we worked with our doctor to reduce and eventually stopped medication. It is important you always consult with your own doctor about any changes you wish to make with your life regarding medication. Please remember medication can be a short term solution that you may need towards finding and owning your own solution❤️
Simple Tips for Compassionate Mindfulness…
*Ask yourself whether you believe the person you’re talking to is going to save you?
*Understand that nobody knows how you feel, better than you do yourself. You are unique and have different triggers and weaknesses that need acknowledging, embracing and accepting by yourself, before they can release or be transformed.
*Ask yourself whether you are talking to the person you’re talking to as a means to keep your story of illness, your drama alive?
*Understand that your story of illness has no end, that it will go on forever, because your ego mind loves playing the victim & aggressor roles and the last thing it wants is you to start practicing self love!
*Understand that wellness from all dis-ease is about stepping out of duality, of the Human conflict and the need to fix, rather than seeing it as an experience in which to remember your natural state of being whole, loved and well.
*Know it can be that easy to be well, but you have to choose it, practice it and be it!
*Know you are not alone, it may seem like it at first, but once you begin to focus on loving yourself, you will feel and know the truth of you being love incarnate, interconnected with all life and can never be alone.
*Know there is always someone to help you step out of the reality of illness into wellness.❤️
I thought you might like to listen to my 4 part series of live chats about Compassionate Mindfulness for Mental Health Wellness.
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Nice reminders Barbara. I like the term compassionate mindfulness, and reminders to embrace our natural well-being rather than the stories of illness.
Hello Brad, yes I like the term compassionate mindfulness… rather than psychology as it sounds so clinical and that’s really not who we are. Here’s to us all embracing our natural wellbeing together. So exciting really! thank you for being my Divine brother, walking this journey beyond everything known. love Barbara x
I had missed reading your blog posts and your words hit close to home as I am currently trying to make sure all my daily habits in health, mind, and spirit are aligned for a healthy self. I can’t just be treating the symptoms without understanding the root cause.
I believe we’ve all been away, dealing with the depths of ourselves these last few years, and now moving forward, we are gathering our harvest… making sure our passions are with us. I know writing, walking and painting are all part of me moving forward… of course my relationship with Tom too.
Thankyou eman for your loving presence here and leaving kind and thoughtful words❤️
Well done Barbara. The day we finally stop this lifelong, taught in our upbringing, process of victim is the day that self love does get a look in indeed, and begins that road to healing.
Take a bow kind lady, that day is the day a true love is born, and a very profound and loving one it is 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
Hope you receive this reply Mark… even if its a bit late! Not sure what’s going on with our connection!? I wanted to say a big thank you for your kind words that as you know encourages us to walk our talk, onwards and upwards as our journey’s never seem to be over as we step more and more into unknown territory. Here’s to more and more of us walking together in this new journey of embodied humandivinity. Much love to you x Barbara x
Your words make such a lot of sense Barbara.. It took me a long while also before I learnt to Love myself … And travelling down the road of a mental breakdown taught me many things along the way..
Well, You know my story…
But it does take courage to take responsibility for your self.. And come to that final realisation we are not victims, that we do create within our programming from either a young child or even before that in which we carry and are unable to let go of..
As someone prescribed anti-depressants from a teenager.. On an off them over the years, Until on stronger drugs when I had my nervous breakdown.. I realised only I could change Me.. The drugs were just putting me in a stupor …
I did throw my prescription drugs away… But as you wisely say… We should not just do this without medical help… I did, and was fortunately ok.. Because I had what I felt was Spiritual Support , guiding me, in alternative therapies and positive affirmations…
Mirror work… That helped me really Look at myself and Love me for me.. Not what my programming as a child had taught me…
So your words are so wise… When we begin to Believe in our Wellness, we then begin to heal ourselves..
Thank you again Barbara… May more be compassionate and mindful with their-selves.. <3 🙏
Oh hasn’t it taken a long time… and we think we’re done… and we find ourselves surrounded in the drama… testing us again and again to realise the truth of the big illusion. Looking back now it seems easy but at the time, feeling ourselves deep in a claustrophobic space we can be thankful we managed to get ourselves out… with the help of loved ones. AND now we are sharing these truths for the ones who are interested in discovering the light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully, since we have done most of the long and painful work, it is much easier for the rest to join us on our road to harmony. We stand strong as examples of what is possible is one chooses to be well. Thankyou so much for your kind words and resonation on our journey beyond! much love, Barbara x
I really like how balanced your opinion is – even though you mostly use alternative types of medicine, you still acknowledge the importance of modern medicine in healing physical traumas and injuries. I feel the same way: if I can, I try to use more holistic methods, but for serious injuries, mainstream medicine is important.
Kathrin what lovely words to write, thank you. My passion for the truth of how all can work together for true harmony drives me to do my bit… and I love writing! lovely to meet you x much love Barbara x
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