Mental illness

QUESTION: Masters what do you think of mental illness, and how do we approach healing it in the spiritual standpoint? ~Ryan, Singapore

[In compliance with US law, the Spirit Masters do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. Their observations are spirit-based and concern life lessons. Readers may like to review details of the Masters’ booklet/ebook on healing.]

ANSWER: Mental illness, like any physical condition a soul experiences while undergoing a human life, is for the purpose of learning something about being a human, how to handle freedom of choice, and what powers and abilities are available. One of the common factors that may be observed from a person suffering a mental condition is that they are more open to the ability to connect with nonphysical beings when in a psychotic or fugue state. These are the “voices” in their heads.

To sum it all up, as far as we are concerned, all mental illnesses are just life lessons chosen by the individual. For some, the experience is to learn how to manage the condition; for others, it’s to find how to balance the psyche or be healed.

Mental illness has such a negative stigma on Earth because society is ego based. When a person’s thought process is not able to make the choices of what society thinks are correct, they don’t fit in and are feared for their unpredictability. It is all surrounded by the general fear of the unknown. People want to go about their daily life without having to think too much, so predictability is expected.

It is not possible, as you request, to be able to heal all those having mental problems because their chosen lesson may be living a life subjected to the difficulties of mental illness. What can be done to assist these souls is, during their lucid moments, to talk with them about their feelings. If you can see what triggers outbursts, you can help them settle into a routine devoid of this stimulus, creating an existence that is not disruptive to those around them.

As with any lesson, going to the cause allows you to work with it and remove – or at least diminish – its effect. Denying the existence of a cause prevents dealing with the condition in a positive fashion.