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I asked my friend Paul Loughman, who is not a blogger, to write a Guest Post for me this week. I kept the topic wide open. Interestingly, and typically, he chose to write on the topic of Addiction and Non-Attachment Spirituality. It’s interesting because last week I was discussing the related topic of mental illness and how to differentiate between the “hearing voices” that comes from doing psychic or intuitive readings and the “hearing voices” that comes from schizophrenia with Michael Pierich on his blog post Mental Health and Spirituality. I was also contemplating the ideas put forth by Justin Mazza in his article Change The Projector Of Your Reality. Non-attachment is “just one of those things” for me – it will probably take a lifetime (or, you know, maybe next week when I suddenly become enlightened!). Once again, we are all connected.
One thought I had on the mental health issue is that when I do psychic readings, I intentionally ask to be connected to a spiritual team and so I expect to see things, hear things, and just know things – at that time. I don’t generally walk around and see, hear or experience anything odd at all…in my own perspective. If your average person walked around getting gut feelings and “just knowing” certain things about people without intentionally trying or even wanting to know, they might think it IS a mental health problem, but I just see it as “being me.” I am not in the position of diagnosing anyone, not being a mental health professional, but I do sometimes turn people away from readings and direct them to a physician when I am guided to do so. It is not an exact science for a non-professional and I don’t profess to have the answers.
Consider the following guest post and let me know your thoughts in the comments: