Psychiatry and Religion
August 2, 2016
Both ignore meditation in favor of a bit of ‘voodoo’ or witchcraft for hope that there is a way out of your alleged mental prison. Yesterday’s priest is today’s psychiatrist. Both become dependent on their clients otherwise known as patients, parishioners, flock, etc. Both depend on the customer for their income. Both are ‘therapist’ (the-rapists) on their dark side. On the light side, they do provide a service to the sick and/or lost. Religions even call their meetings a ‘service’! ‘Shrinks’ allegedly are there to ‘shrink what ails you’.
Religions keep the sheeple tethered to the ground with promises of flights booked to Heaven. Therapists, regardless of some value, keep their patients ‘tethered’ to their services. Both make claims which are marginally true that promise healing. Neither recommends healing through ‘meditation techniques’ which are free, and if pursued with awareness, an open heart, and detach the mind from the so called ‘shrapnel’ from the past that blocks healthy, positive living, results of awakening happen. Why do each not recommend meditation? Primary reason is you will no longer need their ‘services’! Money!
Anyone saying they have better answers than meditation, or is not recommending it too is doing a ‘snake oil service’ regardless of the official degrees or the fancy temple, church, worship house, or mosque. Like a ‘car wash’, everything from ‘big pharma medication’, therapy or religion is a temporary ‘cleaning’ that needs constant return. Kinda like the pill medication that the user becomes dependent on. Religions are ‘placebos’ that are only needed because you don’t know how to heal yourself, but have little value other than socialization and less real results than meditation and love. The ‘house of love healing’ is within you who have intent and focus with awareness and discernment to always reach for the best options in all choices. Meditation is free, and on the road of love. Medication is usually ‘chemical’, not natural, and sadly, an addictive path.
Both are ‘salesmen of answers to ‘fixing’ negative issues or fears’ – fear of rejection by others, including ‘self’, and/or in religion’s case death, and what happens after. What happens after death is not an ‘in the box science’, however for those open and more meditative, clues come and they are not negative. If people go to heaven or hell why do some rare people have a sense of connection to one degree or other that defies odds of not being real?
There are excellent sources today, be they in books, tapes, or video’s easily available for most seeker’s of inner bliss to bypass the therapist or religion. Always, it’s an added value to connect with someone who ‘walks the talk’ of a life enlightened by love and meditation. They always are eager to give tips and techniques to the sincere.