Surviving the UK Mental Health System - Bipolar diagnosis
This is totally accurate and completely describes what I experienced after reaching a 'manic' phase after taking too many drugs and after having used these to pull out my issues by the roots. Once I stopped taking the drugs, I entered the 'manic' phase where I dropped into an altered state of reality. There are many different theories about this out there but I believe that it is something to do with genetic combinations. I have now been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
I know for a fact that this was spiritual awakening, enlightenment or ascension - whatever you want to call it. I can control my demeanour relatively easily so emerged intact. I also know what to say and when to say it. Within the UK, if you were to go through this experience and weren't completely grounded beforehand, or hadn't combated your ego to a significant enough degree, you would end up both medicated to the eyeballs and viewed as a nutter by your doctors, friends and family who do not necessarily have the capacity to understand what you are experiencing. The western world is over-educated and therefore too left-brained to absorb the information that is presented to them, even though many of the people who reach mental health services are telling them the same things and experiencing the same 'delusions' over and over again.
You would think that this pattern would tell them something, but no, it's easier to stick to what you know than it is to investigate this further.
Anyway, just wanted to confirm what you were saying and to thank you for putting this out there - it will help many people..
Thanks Katie. I agree, staying grounded and having a balanced relationship with your ego is a very important aspect of making it through an episode intact.