I often wonder about occult spiritual activity in Toronto, because based on my experiences and other stories I have heard, it seems like this city is a hotbed for cases of possession, oppression, and spiritual assault. I don't know if that is a "living on stolen land" thing for us whites, but I have known people of colour who have had their share of problems as well, so it could be anything, really. The crime is that all we have are mental hospitals to tackle this, and hospitals don't seem to want to validate spiritual or religious problems at all. As for religion, if people want their services, it doesn't seem like they're sophisticated about this sort of thing here either, from what I have seen. Thank God I'm just as determined as I am, and I solved my situation myself.
I might as well say it - I feel as though I have suffered a kind of atheistic oppression in medicine, because I know my problem was religious, especially considering how the original problem ended, and how I'm curing myself of the aftermath and trauma - my techniques fly in the face of science, but make sense in alternative medicine and shamanism. As much as atheistic thinking tries to take a rational approach in medicine, I can't help but feel that there is no such thing as a science of the mind, and militant atheism has no place in psychiatry, but try telling that to mental health professionals. What happened to me is wrong because psychiatry was wrong, and yet it passes in the name of treatment. What a shame we don't have services that make sense for a situation like mine. I don't know how else to solve things but to simply transcend beyond the need for all psychiatric medications, and then they can't possibly consider my mind the same thing anymore.
Someone in my circles is suffering from their own case of what looks like possession. I have decided to offer free services to this individual to try and solve this for them. So far I have done distance work and prayer, but I feel like to truly have a changing hand, I might need them in front of me. Medicated, things are a bit more grounded now for them, but again, they are still affected, and not getting helpful treatment... so I guess we look after ourselves in spiritual circles, because medicine fails us. I want to try a technique with sweetgrass that I used to get myself out of my own situation with possession, but the sufferer is not ready to come over yet due to anxiety. I offer that opportunity when they are ready.
Possession truly is a horror unlike any other, it ruins people's lives in strange ways, alienates them, and is of course very often misinterpreted as simply a common example of mental illness - truly, I see racist overtones to white ideas in psychiatry attempting to discredit and invalidate experiences that are considered relevant elsewhere to other cultures. I am outraged when people dismiss possession cases as pure religious fanaticism... a lot of people go untreated with these attitudes.
I long for great change in mental health spiritual care.