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Pantheist approaches to mental wholeness and health, including ways of dealing with grief, anxiety, stress, anger, addictions etc. Scroll down for discussions. (pliving)

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Suicidal Thoughts

Started by Adam Stephens. Last reply by Antony Van der Mude Jun 26, 2013. 17 Replies

I’m finding it impossible to talk to anyone I know. I feel that this is safe enough because I may not really know anyone here unless they are on this site and know me from facebook, yet I know the…Continue

Coping with stress and anxiety

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Antony Van der Mude Jun 5, 2012. 19 Replies

Anxiety can be a crippling emotion. Share your approaches to this problem here. Are there Pantheist ways of dealing with it?

Meditation

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Hartmut Friedrichs Aug 20, 2011. 38 Replies

Many of us use various kinds of meditation as a means of reducing stress or increasing our connection to Nature and the wider Universe. Share your personal approaches here. Inset is the special issue…Continue

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Anger management

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by James Wargacki Jul 8, 2011. 8 Replies

Anger, rage, envy, jealousy - all these emotions eat people up and can interfere with one's connection to the Cosmos. Can we use that connection to control these emotions?

Living in the Present

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Martin Berka Jul 7, 2011. 16 Replies

Living in the present is a very important skill for Pantheism. Since we are surrounded at all times by natural (and naturalistic) "wonders and miracles", we should be fully awake and aware of them…Continue

Coping with Depression

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by John Scott Walker Jul 7, 2011. 21 Replies

This is perhaps the most common of all mental problems, and it can be very hard to shake off. Share your experiences here, and tell us if you found ways of coping. Was Nature any help?

Dealing with ADHD

Started by Kristi Fredrick. Last reply by Richard C Brown Jun 19, 2011. 1 Reply

Lack of concentration, brain fog, poor memory, procrastination, always late, misplacing things,acting impulsively...ah, the joys of ADHD.  I've had it my whole life, and I've never been on medication…Continue

Poem: The Happiness Epidemic - clinically cheerful

Started by Steve Palmer. Last reply by Steve Palmer Jan 24, 2011. 4 Replies

This poem brought a sense of cheer and humour even though the last verse acknowledges sorrows as they arrive.I posted it in ' Poetry ' but thought it might fit here too. Happiness Epidemic WIthout…Continue

Encouraging comments:

Started by Helena Jewell-White. Last reply by Debbie Jan 22, 2011. 6 Replies

I am new to Pantheism, and this discussion group, but I find the comments encouraging, as I struggle with depression.  I need something to really excite my brain, to  want to get up , go and pursue…Continue

Addictions rehabilitation

Started by World Pantheism. Last reply by Walter Alan Mandell Dec 3, 2010. 13 Replies

Coping with addictions of all kinds. Are there Pantheist approaches - for example a non-theist alternative to the 12 steps?

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Comment by Hartmut Friedrichs on January 24, 2012 at 2:05pm

I remember dreaming several times a night. Its my real 'Second Life'. On the whole I am very content with it.

Comment by James Wargacki on January 24, 2012 at 11:18am

I enjoy dreaming too. I've tried to keep a dream diary since my early teens and have found it to be a great way to reflect on things going on in my life when I do remember to write things down.

Comment by Gary P. Olson on January 24, 2012 at 9:14am

I haven't seen any discussion of dreams among our congregation. I wonder why that is? I've learned quite a lot from my dreams during the past two years of my psychoanalysis.

For the Jungian, dreams are the symbolic language of the unconscious, but the symbols are totally personal and must be "amplified" by the individual. In other words, the Jungian avoids the Freudian method of interpreting dreams according to a dictionary of "universal" symbols. For example, if I dream of riding a horse, the interpretation has to do with what "horses" might mean to me: did I fall off of a horse, do I fear horses, did I love a horse?

The few ancient records of dreaming that have not been corrupted by being related to a pre-existing dogma show that ancient dreamers dreamed exactly in the same way we dream today: lots of boring stuff related to our day to day lives with the occasional mysterious content. It is like in fairy tales when the laws of physics are violated, you know you are in a mythological space.

Anyway, if there is any interest in discussing dreams or dreaming, I would be pleased to participate.

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Comment by Conxita Vidal-Coll on July 19, 2011 at 2:22am

One who never feels right enough, cannot say that he or she is actually right.

Ramon Riera

Comment by Avalon Bruce on March 14, 2011 at 5:55am
I'm new to this 'group' via facebook - new to that, too -- my hot button health issue is the CRIME of over-medicating the differently abled. See http://stopdruggingthedisabled.blogspot.com, my offering, or join me on facebook.  My experience w/ addiction -- over 29 years continuous sobriety, thanks in no small part to AA (but not an avid big book thumper).  Also certified grief recovery counselor (but never used that deal).   Grief and loss is an ongoing trauma w/ a disabled child -- i NEED a good barricuda of a lawyer, preferable in Texas ~!  CPS (see www.fightcps.com) and their big, ugly sister, APS are totally OUT OF CONTROL here~!
Comment by Debbie on January 19, 2011 at 10:29am
Thank you Joan, that is a great site!
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2011 at 9:07pm
Sorry, you don't get the whole address. Well, let's try this.
http://www.redorbit.com/images/images-of-the-day/img/26300/360degre...

I think this will do it. If not, just let me know. It is a stunning photo in every size. The resolution is so good, he huge download is sharp.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 18, 2011 at 8:58pm

Debbie, it is a 360 degree panorama of the southern hemisphere sky taken by  ESO/H.H. Heyer, Posted on: Monday, 9 November 2009, 06:53 CST. Here is the site to download the photo:

http://www.redorbit.com/modules/imglib/download.php?Url=/modules/im...

 

For the article: 

http://www.redorbit.com/images/images-of-the-day/img/26300/360degre...

 

Be sure to get the whole address.  If you have problems let me know.  

 

I especially like this site because I can get a broader vision of existence and not just the narrow view of conservative vs progressive,  Republican vs. Democrat.  Sometimes I get so discouraged I want to rattle some cages. 

 

Comment by Debbie on January 18, 2011 at 8:12pm

Joan, I have such a sense of wonder, that is what brought me to this site.  And that is a beautiful picture, what is it?

 

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