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- If your kids are depressed and/or cutting then they need consistent mental health help. A mental health professional can help with charting this and getting to the root of the problem that is causing the cutting and/or depression. The whole family should go together as well. Some depressions need chemical balancing with medication.
originally posted by: meomy
This is a question that I don't seem to be able to find an answer to. Why is one person considered a spiritual leader or having a spiritual experience while another considered to be going through psychosis?
I will start by confessing that as I've read through threads on this site and others I have come to snap judgements about the commenters mental status. I've read comments and right away thought "Woo you're delusional." At the same time I have read books that were purportedly channelled and given them merit. Why? I don't know if it's because of the writers' popularity or if there is something in it that struck me as being probable.
There are followers of so many who are channelling books, speeches, lifestyles and they take their belief very seriously.Two that come to the top of my head are Esther Hicks and Doreen Virtue. What makes them different to the run of the mill schizophrenic who is being medicated and/or hospitalized for the exact same experiences? If these things are a mental illness for one, should the same thing not be considered a mental illness for all?
I've had experiences in my own lifetime, spiritual, paranormal, an NDE so I can't really sit in judgement. I couldn't tell you for sure if these things were real or just real to me. Even while going through them I was wondering if I was hallucinating. This almost makes me wonder while some people are sure enough, like our celebrity channellers, that what they are going through is real to be making books and giving performances based on these experiences.
It was in Pietrelcina on September 17, 1915 — the same date as St. Francis Assisi — that Padre Pio received the first invisible stigmata. These signs of the Passion of Our Lord gave him so cruel pains some days, and especially on Fridays, that his confessor, the only other person to know about his stigmata, thought it wise to excuse him from saying the Mass. However, Padre Pio did not use this dispensation, and continued to celebrate Holy Mass in an old chapel dedicated to Saint Pius, martyr.
Three years later, in 1918, after his transfer from Foggia to San Giovanni Rotondo, the wounds of Christ appeared visibly on the hands and feet of Padre Pio, who was from now on no longer able to hide them. He relates himself the event (as reported by Bernard Ruffin in his book “Padre Pio: The True Story.”):
“I was hearing the confession of our boys when suddenly I was filled with extreme terror at the sight of a heavenly Being who presented himself to the eye of my intellect. He held some kind of a weapon in His hand, something like a long, sharp-pointed steel blade, which seemed to spew out fire. At the very instant that I saw this, I saw that Personage hurl the weapon into my soul with all His might.”
That was on August 5, 1918, and it was the onset of Pio's side wound. His hands and feet were pierced later – on September 20: "Between nine and ten in the morning, while my students were taking their recreation in the garden, I was alone in the choir, sitting on the bench in the spot reserved for the vicar,” he wrote. “I was there making my thanksgiving after Holy Mass. All of a sudden, a great light shone round about my eyes. In the midst of this light, there appeared the wounded Christ. He said nothing to me before He disappeared.”