Who would have guessed that we had so many potential healers on Earth? Sadly, nobody realizes they are here, according to a West-African shaman Malidoma Patrice Somé. Instead, they end up in mental institutions without anyone realizing what they are going through – the birth of a healer. In Western culture, we often solve our problems with pills. We have grown apart from the nature and have lost the connection to our Inner Self. Now we are trying to get back to ourselves and find that connection again. Still, many people are lost and can’t seem to be able to deal with every-day life, and many unexplained and intense energies they came across. Some people are highly sensitive and feel more, or as Dr. Somé explains, they are so open that entities from different worlds are drawn to them and try to communicate. These people then are so confused with these strong experiences that they go mad! Without proper guidance these people are doomed to end up in mental institutions, drugged and misunderstood.
“Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé. These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.
“The Western culture has consistently ignored the birth of the healer,” states Dr. Somé. “Consequently, there will be a tendency from the other world to keep trying as many people as possible in an attempt to get somebody’s attention. They have to try harder.” The spirits are drawn to people whose senses have not been anesthetized. “The sensitivity is pretty much read as an invitation to come in,” he notes.
Reading this article has made me wonder about these people who saw and felt more than most of us and what it would mean to have proper guidance. They could truly contribute this world and society, and get well, if they only knew how to deal with it. I suggest reading more about this because the story is truly remarkable. And if you do have contact with a potential healer get informed by either checking out Dr. Some’s books or contacting people who have more information (more on the website below).
Article taken from: http://www.jaysongaddis.com/2010/11/the-shamanic-view-of-mental-illness/
Dr. Somé’s website: http://malidoma.com