We Don’t Meet Anyone By Accident

In this beautiful world, there is a reason that every single person comes into your life. Whether it be a blessing or a lesson everyone comes into your life for a reason, and there is always a bigger purpose. Sometimes we meet people, and the chemistry is so strong that both lives are transformed, or people can come into your life and shake everything up.

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Every encounter, although you may perceive it as good or bad, is here to serve you for your greatest good.

These different types of relationships are what make life interesting, challenging and life-changing. Sometimes you can meet people and feel like you have known them all your life or you experience the magic of synchronicity. Synchronicity is originally a concept by Carl Jung to explain meaningful coincidences and are the belief that the universe sends us signs and people to help us towards our life purpose. These signs are meeting the same people or seeing the same numbers again and again.

No one is sent to by accident to anyone.

Understanding these deeper meanings can help be used as tools to help you move forward and learn more about yourself on your journey.

If you felt lost and confused in your life, you can meet people who can shake up your life completely, maybe their behavior doesn’t make sense and causes you pain, or you behave unusually and you both part ways, then you learn something and grow, and you again take on your correct path.

When you know what you want and have a strong vision, it will be easier for you to distinguish each relationship.

For a Reason

People who come into your life for a reason is usually to meet a need you have yet to express. If you are going through a phase or difficulty in your life, this type of soul connection can come and seem like such a blessing and can help you so much through this period of your life. Then without any wrongdoing on either side, the person may do something, and the relationship may end. Once the need is fulfilled, it is now time to move on.

For a Season

Some people come into your life for a season; it could be a soul mate/twin flame relationship that comes into your life to wake you up. They can create a roadblock, or stop us in our tracks. Usually, the energetic connection is so strong that you can feel it.  This type of connection usually comes to serve as a way to grow and learn and may disrupt everything in your life to make you realize a passion we were unaware of and lead you onto the correct path. This soul mate is only seasonal and leaves once their gift is passed on. They may keep returning every time you need to learn to grow.

For a Life Time

The lifetime relationship is so special; it flows, it is at peace and can bring joy. It is calm, and there is no sense of crazy energetic energies and rushes. These relationships bring the best to you, and you both serve each other on your life purpose and grow together. It lasts a lifetime and is so rare and precious. It can be in the form of a lover or a friend or even family.

When experiencing these different types of connections, the best way to attract the people you want into your life is to relax and fill your heart with love. Never force relationships, let them flow naturally. Nothing that is meant for you will ever pass you. Forgive and send love to everyone you encounter with as they are also going through their own life experience and be thankful for everything, they taught you. Nothing happens by accident, each situation, person, and experience lead you to exactly where you need to be.

This article (We Don’t Meet Anyone By Accident) was published by Educate Inspire Change, and it is re-posted here with permission.

Shamans Believe Mental Illness Is Something Else Entirely

A West African shaman by the name of Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé has a different view of mental illness compared to that of people in the western world, where we focus on pathology and the idea that the behavior exhibited by those diagnosed with the condition is something that needs to stop.

Dr. Somé proposes that what we call depression, bi-polar, psychosis and schizophrenia may perhaps be a remarkable transformation in consciousness and an inevitable step towards human development.

Dr. Somé and the Dagara people support the shamanic view that signals mental illness as “the birth of a healer.” They believe that this person has been selected as a medium for a message to the community. What Westerners view as “mental illness”, the Dagara people view as “good news from the other world.”

“Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. “Disturbances result when the person fails to acquire assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.”

Upon Dr. Somé’s first visit to the United States in 1980, he encountered how the country deals with mental illness. Dr. Somé was startled to notice that patients in the psychiatric ward were exhibiting the same symptoms as those he had seen in his village.

“So this is how the healers who are attempting to be born are treated in this culture. What a loss! What a loss that a person who is finally being aligned with a power from the other world is just being wasted.”

He acknowledged that the West is not trained in how to deal with the existence of psychic phenomena and the spiritual world. When these energies emerge, the individual, that lacks the capacity to recognize what is happening, is labeled “insane” and is given high doses of anti-psychotic drugs which hinder spiritual evolution.

Shamans and psychics are also able to see “entities” or “beings” that linger in the presence of these individuals. The screaming and yelling exhibited by the patients in the psychiatric ward signalled to Dr. Somé that the entities were trying to rid the medication out of their bodies and their pain was heightening in the process.

In the Dagara tradition, these individuals are seen as bridge between the physical and spiritual world and the community assists the person to reconcile with the energies of both worlds. Failing to do this aborts the birth of a healer and sustains the initial disorder of energy.

He describes Schizophrenia as having “receptivity to a flow of images and information, which cannot be controlled.”

“When this kind of rush occurs at a time that is not personally chosen, and particularly when it comes with images that are scary and contradictory, the person goes into a frenzy.”

Shamans will clear foreign energies out of the individual’s aura using a practice known as a “sweep”. This helps calm the spiritual energy that is being received and calms the person down. The shaman will then seek to align the high-voltage energy of the spirit attempting to come through from the other world and in turn, give birth to the healer. Blocking this is what creates problems and exacerbates the situation.

In cases where the energy channeled is negative and will not promote healing, shamans seek to remove them from the aura rather than align them.

While in the USA, Dr. Somé was curious if his techniques would be universally apply to all patients. Upon request he took an 18-year-old mentally-ill patient back to his African village. After four years of hospitalization and suffering from hallucinations and severe depression, the boy’s parents were stumped on what to do. Dr. Somé reports that after eight months, their son had become “quite normal” after participating in Shamanic healing rituals and understanding his gifts as a healer. He continued to live in the village for another four years as a healer before returning to the US to complete his Psychology degree at Harvard. “He discovered that all the things that he needed to do had been done, and he could then move on with his life,” said Dr. Somé.

One of the gifts Shamans can bring to the Western world is to assist individuals in rediscovering a spiritual point of view which is necessary for one to live. Adopting the spiritual realm of life reduces the likeliness of mental distress which stems from the fact that “they are called by beings from the other world to cooperate with them in doing healing work.”

Dr. Somé suggests that “some of the spirits trying to come through, as described earlier, may be ancestors who want to merge with a descendant in an attempt to heal what they weren’t able to do while in their physical body.”

He continues, “unless the relationship between the living and the dead is in balance, chaos ensues. The Dagara believe that, if such an imbalance exists, it is the duty of the living to heal their ancestors.  If these ancestors are not healed, their sick energy will haunt the souls and psyches of those who are responsible for helping them.”

Dr. Somé suggest that taking a ritualistic approach to mental illness creates an array of opportunities and can change the individual’s life for the better.

Parts excerpted from The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia, pages 178-189, and The Natural Medicine Guide to Bi-polar Disorder. Based on Jayson Gaddis’ article.  – Via ForeverConscious

Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge

Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, makes a scientific argument for mystical experience. He asks us to challenge our perception of what we are, our relationship to the universe, and our relationship to one another. Our minds are "thought-generating machines." What we would happen if we could turn off the machine? If we could transcend our individual experience of the world?

This talk was transcribed by Brad Miele. Transcript here: http://bea.st/inevolution/?p=264