The Role of Meds in Good Vibrations

June 2, 2014 | 21 Comments »

Can you medicate your way to happiness?Can you medicate your way to a good vibration?

Before we talk about the role of a doctor’s prescription in managing our emotional energy, let me say first that I don’t really know what I’m talking about here.

This is not my forte and I am not a qualified professional for this topic.

So please take what I say with a grain of salt.

In fact, it’s more important that you make up your own mind about this and tune in to your own inner wisdom, rather than being led by others’ limiting beliefs.

Which is rather my point about the whole thing.

Here’s what I’ve seen in some LOA circles and individual conscious creator minds when it comes to medicating moods …

  • Shame or judgment about “resorting” to a prescription in order to better manage moods.
  • Feeling like if one is really a powerful creator, one should be able to fix this without medical intervention.
  • A belief that anti-depressants are ineffective or reliant on the placebo effect, so why bother.

And I’ve also seen, for some, tremendous upliftment when they get a prescription that suits them.

Sometimes when you’re asking for relief from depression, and when you hold intentions to feel better, sometimes Universe (or your Higher Self, you might prefer to think of it as) might answer that with an introduction to meds. It may very well be the path of least resistance for some.

I think it’s smart to be open to all inspiration that Universe/your Higher Self delivers.

Here’s my thought on this subject before I turn it over to you guys for input …

If someone found their way to feeling better via Wellbutrin or Zoloft (or whatever Rx the doctor writes), that’s as much worth celebrating as someone who found their way there via a new puppy or a new playlist or a new fling. Let’s not judge.

Several of my most successful co-creator friends found an anti-depressant made all the difference for them.

If you found your way to feeling better via a daily regimen of pills, and you’re feeling like you gave up on LOA by doing so, I think you’ve got it wrong. That does not make you a failure of a conscious creator. Quite the opposite – I’d say you succeeded in getting back to good.

One final thought: I’ve noticed that it isn’t so much we judge others’ path to feeling better as we do our own. If you’re someone who has been resisting this particular path, I wish you ease, clarity, love and support.

Good things come to those who are open to them.

When you're open to all inspiration, the path of least resistance might surprise you.

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21 Responses to “ The Role of Meds in Good Vibrations ”

  1. Jesann says:

    Thinking of a story Thomas Ashley-Farrand had in one of his books. A friend of his had done mantras to find a way to get rid of a chronic health problem. The friend found out about an opportunity to try an experimental therapy that was very promising and had few side effects. The friend wouldn’t do it because he was expecting to be miraculously cured by the mantras. TAF pointed out that sometimes the effect of the mantras takes a decidedly mundane form and that the therapy really could have been the result of the mantras.

    Antidepressants could be the same for many people. I wouldn’t force someone to take them because sometimes the universe presents “solutions” that don’t really click with the person who asked for them. So it’s OK LOA-wise, IMHO, for someone to not use them if they don’t think it feels right, or if they think the antidepressants are driftwood/signs of land. But it’s also OK LOA-wise, IMHO, for someone to take them if he or she thinks they’re the cure and will work. My view, at least.

    I don’t think I’d want to take them, but that’s me. But I wouldn’t prevent someone from taking them if he or she feels they are appropriate.

  2. What a perfect story to make the point about the route Universe may take to move us along the path to success, Jesann.

    And I’m in complete agreement with you about not supposing to know what may or may not be someone’s perfect solution. Judgment free, for ourselves and others, is such a powerful way to go.

    Thanks for commenting on this one, my friend! Much appreciated. πŸ™‚

  3. Christina says:

    I have felt the same regarding surgery for a condition I have. There are so many limited beliefs surrounding it. But during the times I’m the most sure of doing this I remember when I first heard about this doctor and how the information clicked for me. I knew he was the one to help. Yes, there can be divine healing but sometimes God sends a doctor or healer as an answer to prayer.

  4. I was thinking the same thing, Christina – that this applies to EVERYTHING, whether it’s a prescription, a surgery, a training, a product, whatever.

    I love how you mentioned the “click” – I think that’s a really good indication of what will serve us!!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts here with us, Christina. πŸ™‚

  5. Sabeen says:

    I like what you said Jeannette about meds potentially being the path of least resistance for some. I think that’s what it comes down to – the Universe is always providing us with multiple paths to the fulfillment of our desires, and the path(s) of least resistance depend on a myriad of things – the components surrounding you, the beliefs you hold, the experiences you have had, what you’ve been taught etc. I say – why not take the path of least resistance, whatever that may be for you? If it’s easiest and most comfortable for you to get where you desire with a medication, because that’s in line with the beliefs you currently hold, there’s nothing whatsoever wrong about it. I think we make it too hard on ourselves sometimes and think that we have to be doing things the “right way”, instead of allowing ourselves to take the easy way that the Universe has opened up for us.

  6. LovelyMe says:

    When I first started listening to Abraham Hicks in 2008, I remember one thing that stuck with me – they said all medication, ointments, etc, should just be re-labeled “Allow”. That’s how I view medication – If medication or surgery or whatever it is feels like RELIEF to you, then follow that path! If it feels like relief, we know it will work, because we are honoring our Higher Self/Inner Being’s guidance. If it just feels wrong to you, honor that!

    Feeling shame about something…go back and ask yourself, minus the shame, if this thing you’re taking feels like relief. Is it working for you and making a positive difference for you, personally? If the answer is yes, work on replacing shame with the fact that you are honoring yourself and your intuition. You are standing up for yourself and taking care of yourself, and there is no shame in that!

  7. That sums it up very nicely, Sabeen: “I say – why not take the path of least resistance, whatever that may be for you?”

    Thanks for that. πŸ™‚

    And LovelyMe, I hadn’t heard that from them before (relabeling things) – how perfect! “Allow.” ha! That sure puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

  8. Cristina says:

    I really struggled with a chronic illness for 8 years and was in severe pain, to the point that I was missing lots of work and thoroughly depressed. I tried every alternative path I could, went to healers, herbs, diet, etc. When I finally decided to have major surgery, many of the “spiritual” people and healers I’d met along the way, derided me and tried to make me feel terribly guilty and like a failure for my decision to go for surgery (a hysterectomy). I spoke to my meditation teacher and he said to me that often times illness is caused by guilt and shame and if people wanted to support my healing, they would never have enforced the message of guilt and shame for my decision. He also said that if my body was ready to spontaneously heal, then it would. And perhaps one day, I might get to that point, but it was important for me to make the best decision for myself as my life was at that present moment – not at some future date. I did a lot of prying and meditating and asking for guidance from the universe. I ended up finding the BEST, most compassionate, understanding doctor ever. It turned out that I had aquired a lot of unused vacation time and overtime at work so I was able to take 2 months off of work to recover – PAID! I had my surgery and I felt better than I had in years from the second I woke up afterwards. Friends and family came to stay with me while I recovered. Now, 1 year later, I feel better than I have felt in EIGHT YEARS! I feel like I was blessed with wonderful doctors and care. Having a positive mindset and not giving into the guilt and shame people were throwing at me (and having the strength to actually walk away from those people) was a gift. There were several times before my surgery where I saw two paths so clearly – the one of fear, guilt and shame and the one of gratitude and strength. I made a very conscious choice to follow the path of gratitude and strength and that made ALL THE DIFFERENCE in the world.

    Reminds me of a story about the man whose town is hit by a flood and as the water rises, someone comes by in a big truck and offers to rescue the man, but he declines because he says Jesus will save him. The water rises, and a boat comes and again the man declines because Jesus is going to save him. And then the water keeps rising and the man is on the roof and a helicopter comes by to rescue him and he says no because Jesus will save him. Then, the flood kills him and he is in heaven and he sees Jesus and asks why Jesus didn’t rescue him – and Jesus replies, “my son, I sent you to a truck, a boat, and a helicopter”…

  9. Wow, Cristina, what a perfect example of why it’s so important for us to follow our own inner guidance on decisions like this.

    I love that you gave yourself the gift of relief! Thank you for sharing your story here with us. There’s no doubt in my mind it will bring relief to another person somewhere.
    πŸ™‚

  10. Deana says:

    This is such an interesting topic!! and I am absolutely in support of choosing the best path for each individual person. In reading LOA “stuff” it sometimes seems as if a non medical solution is best – however, who is to say? and I love the idea that inspiration may lead us to the perfect doctor…

    I also love the story about the man in the flood waiting to be saved by Jesusa – who passed up the truck, the boat and the helicopter, all sent by the Divine…

    Most of all – I love the idea that we all get to be right about this, everyone gets to select the best path that “clicks” with them. I say it is 1000 times better to take a pill (or find the right cocktail of pills) and feel better, and feel “right” than to suffer needlessly – while yes, some people may find healing by a different path…

    let’s all be Right on this
    -Deanna

  11. I recall when we’ve had this conversation at GVU with a similar conclusion. Also have noticed that bipolar manic/depressives are often attracted to LOA in their manic state (who wouldn’t want to embrace their joy), but struggle with LOA when their chemistry changes. There are times when you need immediate help, and the natural alternative route can be pursued in a more leisurely manner after that.

    When I saw Abe in 2008, there was an Herbalist asking if her offering herbs was *pointless* considering Abe’s teachings. Abe said, basically, that the herbs were a temporary assistance toward alignment and that while the herbs worked, the patient must also do their work. The same could be said of other choices we make.

    As an aside, the ‘health judgment’ thing isn’t just about LOA. A good friend told me that her Grandmother practiced a certain religion that does not believe in medicine, and that there was tremendous judgment about even speaking to a doctor…seen as abandoning ‘the truth’ of the church’s teachings.

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  12. Janette says:

    Judging someone’s choices in relation to their health – physiological, mental, any blend in between – is never going to be helpful because it triggers even more stress / self-doubt / feelings of powerlessness.

    When it comes to antidepressants, it has to be an individual choice. Depression is not sadness or grief – rather, it’s a kind of disengagement from life. Sometimes we can re-engage using tools and techniques such as an LOA process, or one of the talking therapies. Those help in part by tweaking the magnificent and sophisticated symphony of brain chemicals which are the messengers of our thoughts and emotions. We CAN reset the chemical balance through our thoughts, it’s true.

    But sometimes things have gone so wack, the only way we can even begin to imagine re-engaging is with a little outside chemical assistance. It’s a bit like the crutch we might require for the first few weeks after a badly broken leg – great to get us walking again, but something we want to discard when the leg is strong again. It may be that a chemical assist is what we need to engage with life long enough, so we can hear the message of our own inner guidance and wisdom.

    It comes back to what everyone here is saying. What feels best. What feels like relief.

    Allow and let go of judgement.

    Relief is ALWAYS the answer. Rinse and repeat.

  13. OH…and I might add: this past month, I found tremendous healing and results in what (to me) was an unlikely place…Native American Copals (sacred essential oils).

    HOLY WOW – “Aligning” worked immediately on healing my back when rubbed on the soles of my feet. :-O Aches gone, tightness gone, and my back feeling great with no side effects. Much easier to work on my energy and allow when I am feeling good.

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  14. Angela says:

    A psychiatric medication does not make life easy. It is not a quick fix. It does not “manifest” the things we need and want any more than wishful thinking does. It may not alleviate suffering, either. It COULD make someone with an organic disorder more functional. It could help ensure that they grasp practical reality more firmly, and that they can make and fulfill plans and take care of themselves and others as needed. If someone actually would forego a medical treatment on the basis of spiritual peer pressure and oversimplified teachings, it’s time to reasses the adherents and what they’re adhering to. There are avoid reasons not to take a medication, but I don’t think this is one.

  15. Cassie says:

    I’m going to to second your final thought on this Jeannette!

  16. Here’s a nice quote from Abraham on the subject:

    Q: People go to John of God (for healing) and are really focussed on their condition that they want to get rid of which according to you is counter-productive because they are not aligned to their desire–

    Abe: but you don’t know what they’re doing, or how they’re feeling. You don’t know where they are vibrationally, let that go, let that go. For as many people that are there on any given day, there are differing results, because different people are in different degrees of desire and belief and expectation and knowing.

    (snip)

    When you look at the manifestational results that others are demonstrating and you come to conclusions about them you are almost always wrong. Because you don’t know what’s going on along their physical trail. You don’t know where they are vibrationally. And the majority of them are not saying things that accurately affect the vibrational nature of their being.

    Only you know for sure what you mean.

    Even those of you who are close to one another, who are spending all day every day together, you are hearing, you are perceiving the words that another is speaking through the lens of your own vibration. You don’t really know ANYTHING except your relationship with your vibration.

    And when you practice it, when you do it on purpose, when you think thoughts and feel how they feel, then modify the thought to affect the feeling. When your dominant intent is to affect the whole of who you are, then you stand in this stable place. The more you do that, the less inclined you are to look for the conditions, the manifestational results of others. Because from your perception, you see through the eyes of source. You have true compassion for who they are. You don’t freak out about where they are. And you feel less inclined to analyse how they got there.

    Abraham-Hicks, Cancun, 2014

  17. Here’s an excerpted channeling from Kyron on the subject:

    Should I use Doctors and Drugs to Heal Me or Spiritual Methods?

    “Dear Kryon, I have heard that you should stay natural and not use the science on the planet for healing. It does not honor God to go to a doctor. After all, don’t you say that we can heal with our minds? So why should we ever go to a doctor if we can do it ourselves?”

    Let’s use some spiritual logic: Here is a hypothetical answer, “Don’t go to a doctor, for you can heal everything with your mind.” So now I will ask: How many of you can do that in this room right now? How many readers can do that with efficiency right now? All of you are old souls, but are you really ready to do that? Do you know how? Do you have really good results with it? Can you rid disease and chemical imbalance with your mind right now?

    I’m going to give you a truth, whether you choose to see it or not. You’re not ready for that! You are not yet prepared to take on the task of full healing using your spiritual tools. Lemurians could do that, because Pleiadians taught them how! It’s one of the promises of God, that there’ll come a day when your DNA works that efficiently and you will be able to walk away from drug chemistry and the medical industry forever, for you’ll have the creator’s energy working at 100 percent, something you saw within the great masters who walked the earth.

    This will be possible within the ascended earth that you are looking forward to, dear one. Have you seen the news lately? Look out the window. Is that where you are now? We are telling you that the energy is going in that direction, but you are not there yet.

    Let those who feel that they can heal themselves begin the process of learning how. Many will be appreciative of the fact that you have some of the gifts for this now. Let the process begin, but don’t think for a moment that you have arrived at a place where every health issue can be healed with your own power. You are students of a grand process that eventually will be yours if you wish to begin the quantum process of talking to your cells. Some will be good at this, and some will just be planting the seeds of it.

    Now, I would like to tell you how Spirit works and the potentials of what’s going to happen in the next few years. We’re going to give the doctors of the planet new inventions and new science. These will be major discoveries about the Human body and of the quantum attributes therein.

    Look at what has already happened, for some of this science has already been given to you and you are actually using it. Imagine a science that would allow the heart to be transplanted because the one you have is failing. Of course! It’s an operation done many times a month on this planet. That information came from the creator, did you realize that? It didn’t drop off the shelf of some dark energy library to be used in evil ways.

    So, if you need a new heart, Lightworker, should you go to the doctor or create one with your mind? Until you feel comfortable that you can replace your heart with a new one by yourself, then you might consider using the God-given information that is in the hands of the surgeon. For it will save your life, and create a situation where you stay and continue to send your light to the earth! Do you see what we’re saying?

    You can also alter that which is medicine [drugs] and begin a process that is spectacular in its design, but not very 3D. I challenge you to begin to use what I would call the homeopathic principle with major drugs. If some of you are taking major drugs in order to alter your chemistry so that you can live better and longer, you might feel you have no choice. “Well, this is keeping me alive,” you might say. “I don’t yet have the ability to do this with my consciousness, so I take the drugs.”

    In this new energy, there is something else that you can try if you are in this category. Do the following with safety, intelligence, common sense and logic. Here is the challenge: The principle of homeopathy is that an almost invisible tincture of a substance is ingested and is seen by your innate. Innate “sees” what you are trying to do and then adjusts the body’s chemistry in response. Therefore, you might say that you are sending the body a “signal for balance.” The actual tincture is not large enough to affect anything chemically – yet it works!

    The body [innate] sees what you’re trying to do and then cooperates. In a sense, you might say the body is healing itself because you were able to give it instructions through the homeopathic substance of what to do. So, why not do it with a major drug? Start reducing the dosage and start talking to your cells, and see what happens. If you’re not successful, then stop the reduction. However, to your own amazement, you may often be successful over time.

    You might be able to take the dosage that you’re used to and cut it to at least a quarter of what it was. It is the homeopathy principle and it allows you to keep the purpose of the drug, but reduce it to a fraction of a common 3D dosage. You’re still taking it internally, but now it’s also signaling in addition to working chemically. The signal is sent, the body cooperates, and you reduce the chance of side effects.

    You can’t put things in boxes of yes or no when it comes to the grand system of Spirit. You can instead use spiritual logic and see the things that God has given you on the planet within the inventions and processes. Have an operation, save your life, and stand and say, “Thank you, God, for this and for my being born where these things are possible.” It’s a complicated subject, is it not? Each of you is so different! You’ll know what to do, dear one. Never stress over that decision, because your innate will tell you what is appropriate for you if you’re willing to listen.

    http://www.kryon.com/k_channel11_Patagonia2-12.html

  18. Sabeen says:

    Thanks Jeannette for that excerpt. It puts into words what I’ve recently (re)discovered for myself. The Universe yields through all avenues available, be it medicine, doctors, homeopathy, energy healing or healing yourself with your mind alone. It’s all available to be used depending on one’s own state of readiness and the collective human state. It’s all part of the same Knowing, and there’s no wrong in using whatever you’re most ready for at the time. I spent over 2 years thinking that I should be able to heal a physical condition with my mind alone, through law of attraction. It was not a serious condition but one that bothered me nonetheless. My doctor told me that if I wanted to get rid of it, I needed to have a minor medical procedure but I thought, surely, knowing what I know about the laws of the Universe, I don’t need a procedure and can do this myself. I still believe that it was possible to heal on my own, but the problem was that I was having such a hard time letting go of the resistance around this condition and my attention was on it constantly. I finally realized that the easiest avenue for me was to make the fix through the medical procedure, and rid it from my vibration that way. It was ridiculously easy. The timing worked out perfectly with taking a few days off of work, the appointment time got rescheduled to something that worked better for me, the procedure took only minutes to do, the healing was way shorter than I thought, it was all covered by healthcare etc etc. The point is, after spending 2 years extremely bothered by something and thinking I needed to figure out how to manifest a healing, I took the physical medical path to manifesting that healing, and within 2 or 3 days, the problem was completely resolved. Clearly, that was my path of least resistance, and it came through “conventional medicine”.

  19. Great article! It certainly made me feel better concerning how to deal with my depression. I hadn’t realized how bad it was until I spoke to a nurse after having my 4th child. Postpartum depression just made things worse. We are working with medication now and life is significantly better – my focus, energy level, and memory are getting better. I am simplifying my life and gradually re-focussing on people and great experiences. Even pictures recently taken of me look brighter. I am glad I took steps to work on my problem even though it took me some years to figure out this path of least resistance would be the best one for me to take.

  20. Judi says:

    The role of meds in LOA – you can’t function if you can’t function. Clinical depression makes it very difficult to look at the bright side becuase you can’t even find it. In fact, you’re quite sure it doesn’t exist – not for you, anyway. Feeling shame for being on the meds only exacerbates that same negative trip. The only reason I was dedicated to getting off them was because I’ve never liked pills and I was wary of the effects on my liver. It’s been my intention since I was 25 to become as whole as i can possible be, and so not being on the meds was more about not being depressed; taxing the liver was the superfluous iocing on the cake.

    For those on meds, be grateful. That’s your window to life. That’s your key to the door. Be thankful God gave you a great MD, a great scrip, and it’s working for you. If you intend to get off them, then intend that via LOA and God and everything else, but let it happen His way, beucase if you just stop the meds, you’re only going to reinforce that which you’re attempting to eliminate. And if you’re on meds, then you know what it’s like to be off them. Don’t go there. View the meds as a tool to help you move forward.

    I wish those on meds (and those not on meds!) all the blessings they could possibly receive and then some more. THanks for bringing the issue up, and many blessings to you, as well!
    Judi

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