The Medical Industrial Complex
The Shadow that Heals
One of the obstacles I faced along my own Heroine's Journey was the darkness of addiction and the role that the Medical Industrial Complex and Big Pharma plays in facilitating physical and psychological dependency with the over-enthusiastic and liberal prescribing practices of prescription drugs.
It's no secret that corporate greed and the Medical Industrial Complex fueled the opioid pandemic and is still responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of our brothers and sisters every day while devastating families and communities in its wake. It recently became clear to me that the Big Pharma model is what runs many systems in the United States: create the problem to create the solution. This has become the most effective corporate method for monetarily profiting on both ends of a problem. I must say, it's brilliant...and brilliantly dark at that.
However, all shadows have the propensity to heal when we become conscious of the pattern, learn what relationships we have with it, and integrate the wisdom that the shadow holds for us. This includes the shadow of Western medicine. When we consciously engage our healthcare (no matter what model or philosophy), we can transform.
If patients remain dependent on the drug, doctor, or system for the "fix" and choose to remain uninformed, they can experience disempowerment and be vulnerable to harm. During my recovery, I refused to get hooked by the shadow of the Medical Industrial Complex and Big Pharma, and called on the harms I had experienced in the decades prior as inspiration for my motivation to manage my healthcare with as much consciousness as possible.
Instead, I maintained my power and voice throughout my recovery which lead me to where I needed to be. Eventually, I learned that my true power came through surrender and letting go of the fight I so badly wanted to cling to for protection. All the while, my soul began to speak louder than my pain and it began to shape my personality. It's how I found my way here, now, speaking these words to you from my heart as I write them on this screen.
I now embrace opportunities to engage all choices in life with conscious awareness and invite my clients to do the same. While my therapeutic approach is not the right fit for everyone, I believe it's a seamless match for those who share a similar path of understanding. I aim to help those seeking my teachings by supporting them through their own healing journey towards psychic liberation.
"A dream is a personal experience of that deep, dark ground that is the support of our conscious lives, and a myth is the society’s dream. The myth is the public dream and the dream is the private myth. If your private myth, your dream, happens to coincide with that of the society, you are in good accord with your group. If it isn’t, you’ve got an adventure in the dark forest ahead of you."