Anxiety seems to be the scourge of the modern world. Anxiety can keep us up at night, impact our health, undermine our life and relationships. Some people are diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and prescribed with Paxil. Is there a “cure” for anxiety? There is! But where you probably would not expect to find it.
Our emotions function as indicators of our souls, pointing to our personal pain, inner conflicts, beliefs about God and much more. We need to listen to our souls as part of our healing and personal transformation. This is in stark contrast to psychiatric medication that typically numbs the soul, prevents lasting healing and undermines spiritual growth.
What do we really need for our personal healing and transformation? More psychological technique? More psychiatric medication? Or love and compassion through a genuine healing presence? Could love deficits with a myriad of symptoms and disorder be the deepest “cry of the soul?”
A “divine wake-up call” in Cairo, avoiding an accident with a semi-trailer, and more, has helped me to know God as Father. This is all part of our spiritual wholeness and at times comes up in healing prayer sessions.
How can mental illness be a “modern invention?” Is this not “heresy”? What if “mental illness” as the new buzzword and professional title has more to do with the pharmaceutical industry, billing for psychiatric services, politics and more — than the healing of real people with deep pain?