Should you Fix Your Life With LOA or Prescription Drugs?

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by Melody Fletcher on April 12, 2012

After my recent post on Attention Deficit Disorder, I received an avalanche of comments and questions regarding the appropriateness of using prescription medications to feel better. In particular, readers want to know if it’s ok to use them. How do they relate to the Law of Attraction? Is using drugs not just “cheating”? Or could they even possibly block us from manifesting what we want?

As regular readers of this blog will know, I very rarely, if ever, see things in black and white. My world is made up of shades of grey. I evaluate individual situations, people, and circumstances and I try very hard to stay away from absolutes. This is one of the reasons why I was careful not to mention drugs in my post on A.D.D. I wasn’t about to make a statement like “Stop medicating your kids, already!” It wasn’t because I don’t think that we are overmedicating our children. I do. Just as I believe that our entire society, in general, is ridiculously overmedicated. But I will not ever say that no one should take painkillers, antidepressants, Ritalin, chemotherapy, etc. etc. etc. Because I don’t believe that, either.

Drugs are good. Sometimes.

First of all, I’m going to use the word “drugs” instead of prescription medication. I don’t distinguish between illegal drugs and meds. The fact that someone with an agenda that I don’t agree with has decided to declare certain substances illegal doesn’t affect how I see them or feel about them one bit. I do distinguish between plants and chemicals, but that’s for another post. For the purposes of this discussion, I’m going to refer to all of these substances as drugs. But, as you’ll see, for me, this word doesn’t have the negative connotation that it has for many others.

I view drugs in the same way that I view Traditional Medicine – they’re great tools for helping us to treat the symptoms of resistance. They do not directly help us treat the cause, but they can be of great value indirectly. What do I mean by that?

Well, let’s say that I have a headache. It’s a bad one. Now, I have a couple of choices. I know that some kind of discord within me has caused this headache. I can try to figure out what it is and release it, which would then make the headache go away. Or, since the headache is getting my attention in a big way, I can simply focus on something neutral, which will cause the headache to dissolve or lessen, and THEN I can try to figure out what caused the pain in the first place.

The problem arises, however, when that headache is interfering with my ability to focus; when it’s so bad that it blocks out all other facets of my reality. In that case, I may try to distract myself by taking a nap. But what if the pain is so bad that I can’t sleep? What if this pain is interfering with all of my efforts to get rid of it, much less figure out what caused it in the first place? Well, in that case, my intuition may lead me to another solution: an aspirin. I’ve experienced the effect of a painkiller many, many times before. I KNOW that it will make my headache go away. I have a strong, established belief that it will help. The painkiller itself has an energy, and one that my physical body responds to, given that it also fits into my belief system.

Now, I could decide that to be a pure Law of Attraction Master, I should be able to take care of my pain with my mind. Or, I could remember that

  1. Nothing is as important as that I feel good
  2. Everything is energy, including drugs
  3. Everything is a manifestation. Including drugs. It’s not NOT LOA, just because the solution makes sense to skeptics.

And so, I take the painkiller. I feel better and then I hunt down the thought or belief that caused the headache in the first place. The painkiller wasn’t the cure for the underlying cause, but it was a tool that helped me to get to that cure.

Should you take anti-depressants?

I’m dedicating a whole section to anti-depressants, since I’ve received so many questions about this class of drugs in particular. Should we take them or are we actually doing damage to our ability to grow by using these meds?

While I can’t tell you what to take or not take, I can tell you this: Anti-depressants are a crutch, just like all drugs. But sometimes you need a crutch. If you break your leg and you have a cast, you’re not going to hop about and refuse to use crutches out of principle, are you?

If you are in such a dark place that you can’t even imagine the light anymore, and these drugs make you feel better, make it possible for you to meditate, to become self aware, to face your fears and focus your thoughts in a better feeling place, make it possible for you to do The Work, then why would you decline to use them?

I don’t have a problem with people using drugs to feel better. The “problem” from my view arises when they think that these drugs are the cure. They are not. The problem arises when people do nothing but take the drugs. They feel a bit better, but they don’t progress from there. They take the anti-depressants, but they don’t get into therapy. They take the painkillers but they don’t go after the cause of the pain. They may spend years on these drugs. That’s like spending years walking around with a cast and crutches and never wondering why that bone hasn’t healed.

Drugs are a temporary solution

If you’re unable to feel better and a drug helps you to do that, and yes, I’m talking about medications that help you physically, as well (like blood pressure meds, pain meds, thyroid meds, etc.) then by all means take them. Why not? But see them as a crutch, a temporary tool that is helping you to feel better so that you can focus on releasing the underlying cause. The goal of using any crutch should be to be able to STOP using it at some point. The goal should be to heal, not just cover up the symptoms.

Emotional ailments are caused by resistance. Physical illness is caused by resistance. If you’re feeling horrible and asking for relief, and the Universe leads you to some meds or a surgery or some kind of treatment that will make you feel better, use them! They are part of the manifestation you’re looking for. If you’ve gone through 20 doctors who couldn’t help you and then suddenly, you find one that can, don’t you think that this is a manifestation? You kept meeting up with doctors who couldn’t help you because you weren’t allowing the solution in. When you did (usually, because you got desperate enough to give up), a doctor who was a match to providing part of the solution came into your reality. By all means, jump on that opportunity. Just don’t stop there. Keep opening yourself up to more and more of those solutions that will lead you to being healthy and happy. Don’t settle for just “better”. Go for “better and better and better“.

Stop demonizing drugs

You may have heard me say that I can’t quite remember the last time I took a painkiller. It’s been years. It would be easy for me to take a certain amount of pride in that: I am so “evolved” that I no longer require chemical assistance in order to make a headache go away. Thankfully, I’m not that big of a douchebag. The truth is, it’s been years since I’ve had enough pain to warrant a painkiller. But if I were to suddenly be in a great deal of pain, if I were to break my leg and end up in the hospital, writhing in discomfort, you better believe that I’d be screaming for those meds. My tolerance for discomfort and pain have gone DOWN (why do we take pride in a high threshold for pain? Why do we think it’s a good thing to be so used to pain that we can handle a ton of it?). The higher my vibration gets, the less willing I am to put up with even a small amount of discomfort. So, if I were to actually be in pain, I would take the damn pill in a heartbeat. My first priority would be to feel better. And THEN, I’d get to work on why I manifested that pain in the first place, so that it wouldn’t happen again.

To take the meds or not to take the meds?

So, how do you make the decision to take medication or even more difficult – to give it to your child? As I said, I see nothing in black and white. Each situation is different. If you’re in so much discomfort that you can’t even conceive of feeling better, take the meds.

If your child is truly suffering, and the meds help, then let them take the drugs for a while. But if, as is often the case, it’s not your child who is suffering, but someone else, like you and the teachers, if the goal of the drugs is to make YOU feel better, then you may want to think again. If you’re just trying to medicate the child into compliance, if the main reason for even considering them is YOUR fear that by not fitting in, the child will end up unsuccessful and unhappy, then take a step back. Remember that your child is just as powerful as you are. Remember that your child will be just fine. He is creating his reality, and you don’t get to do that for him. You can’t, actually. It’s also not your child’s job to make you feel good. So, if you’re just trying to control the circumstances around you, so that you can feel better (and trying to make his teachers happy is also a way for you to feel better), remember that this doesn’t work. Only you can make yourself feel better.

If your child is not actually suffering, or is only suffering because you or someone else keeps telling them to change, then meds are not the answer. Let your child be Who He Really Is. He remembers that so much more than you do. Let him show you the way. He knows exactly what to do. All you have to do is listen.

Use your Intuition

In all instances, no matter if you’re making the decision for yourself or someone else, take a moment and get quiet. Stop the fear from running your life. Then, find that voice inside yourself, your intuition, and ask it what you should do. What do you really want to do? How does taking the meds feel to you? Which course of action really feels better?

And if you still can’t figure it out, you can always take the drugs and then see how it goes. Many parents have started their kids on Ritalin, only to then realize that the whole thing felt really off, causing them to stop the meds. Sometimes, you take a medication only to realize it doesn’t work for you, or it does, but it comes at a really high price (horrific side effects), and so you stop before any damage can be done. Remember that you get to change your mind. You get to try different solutions and see which one feels best.

While I do think that the ultimate goal is to be completely drug free, there’s nothing wrong with making use of a crutch when needed. As long as we understand that it is temporary. Medication can be a tool that we use to help us feel better (or even reach new heights of consciousness). And if we see it as such, we don’t have to demonize it or push against it (the worst thing you can do is to take the meds, but feel awful about it). We can accept that drugs are another option available to us in the grand buffet of life. Sometimes we’re a match to using them to help bring us relief, and sometimes we’re not. If we keep the primary focus on feeling better, always feeling better, and not settling for “better than before, so good enough”, we will continue to manifest more and more effective solutions for ourselves. And while that will certainly include achieving higher states of consciousness, insights and clarity, it will also include the invention of more effective drugs. None of the solutions on the buffet are “bad”. None of them are inappropriate. They all have their place. Your job is not to judge the options, to declare them right or wrong. Your only job is to focus on feeling better and then use those solutions that you resonate with. Rinse and repeat in perpetuity.






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{ 34 comments }

shibani April 12, 2012 at 17:06

im the first one to comment ! yayy (that makes me SO happy right now although i have no clue why)

anyway, i was one of the people who emailed u with questions about anti-depressants. and its nice to see that a post is already up ! (you work quick, super quick !)

love this line : If we keep the primary focus on feeling better, always feeling better, and not settling for “better than before, so good enough”, we will continue to manifest more and more effective solutions for ourselves

also i love how you write. you dont self-glorfiy. not even a little bit. like, not even a little bit !

Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 00:33

Yay Shibani! First! :lol:

I do remember your mail. You had great timing. When I get an avalanche of mails, I tend to react pretty quickly (not always, but I do try).

Thanks for your wonderful words. I’m honored.

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Arvind Devalia April 14, 2012 at 00:00

Melody, and I am “second” to post. Well, kind off:)

Thanks for another great post – this really hit home as until recently I have refused to take pain killers but had to “give in” last week when I had a severe headache.

I endorse everything Shibani said – you write so well, without any hint of self-glorification. And all your posts are always spot on.

I feel so much better after reading your posts so I guess this is what LOA is bringing to me, thanks to my current level of vibration :-)
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Melody Fletcher April 14, 2012 at 23:14

Hey Arvind!

And you are what LOA is bringing to me! I’m obviously on the right track. :P

Huge hugs and thanks so much for your kind words!

Melody

Kate a.k.a. The Secret Goddess April 12, 2012 at 17:50

I woke up with one of those terribly distracting headaches and decided it felt more honoring of my needs and what I have on my agenda for today to take some medicine to alleviate this distraction so I can focus on today’s tasks at hand. I peeked at my inbox and saw this post so out of curiosity came to see your take on things.

Melody, you have presented the most down to Earth and flexible view I have seen in the LOA community.

So often folks seem to get stuck in either or thinking and I have yet to meet someone who is feeling free and in the flow that is in that space.

As for anti-depressants, I know a young person who fell so deeply into depression seeing the light was no longer possible. I am grateful this beautiful soul decided to take anti-depressants and is still here with us and somedays now seeing peeks at that light and feeling the first tinglings of hope again <3

I'm also grateful this person has decided to see a therapist and continues to go to school – because both of those acts, in my view, single her to believe she has a future and to strive for that.

Loved this one Melody – it has potential to help a lot of folks widen their choices when they need assistance – thanks for posting it!
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Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 00:35

Hey Kate,

Thanks so much. One of my biggest insights EVER was to stop seeing the world in Black and White. There is always another perspective (or a thousand). When someone takes a stand against something, it’s because they have resistance, always. In removing the resistance, we can gain acceptance for everything. I can accept something without bringing it into my reality. But I can’t push against something without bringing it into my reality. :)

Huge puppy hugs for you!
Melody
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Kate a.k.a. The Secret Goddess April 13, 2012 at 17:49

“I can accept something without bringing it into my reality. But I can’t push against something without bringing it into my reality.”

Thank you for phrasing it this way – offers me a more constructive way of viewing it :)
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Katy Lowe April 12, 2012 at 19:07

Well you struck a cord with me! Having a medical background, working in rehab for 10 yrs and now part time at doctor’s office. – I can agree to pretty much your entire post. I see it every day – people just want a ‘pill’ to fix whatever it is. My boss (MD) is a holistic MD, very rare and more often than not will suggest an herb or supplement for Mr or Mrs Smith’s problem before a medication. (I run the holistic business of his) I’d say 40% will try it..the other 60% won’t even go there. Out of the 40% who at least try…half don’t even know or care what the supplement is…to them it’s just another ‘pill’ to fix them. I always ask if they want a handout on it to learn about it…most say no. So many of them are clueless as to what it is..just complain about ‘another’ pill to take. Thankfully the other half are interested and excited at the prospect of getting better naturally and with little to no side effects.

Even when doing my natural studies…quite a few teachers and students were very ‘anti-medicine’, luckily many of the teachers recognized the need for ‘relief’ and to take that route if you need to. Then to start investigating what they can do to address the core issue etc. I agree nothing is black and white – so why make yourself or someone else feel bad for wanting to feel better by using medication? I see the issue is having no proper education on how we can improve things ourselves without always running to a medication or pill for relief.

We are all works in progress..and while I may be an herbalist and know so many of the herbs I use have great results…I also know technically speaking I don’t even need those! For me it’s empowering at this point in my life to at least have that control and LOA as my not so secret weapon for even better results. A good combination while I improve in other areas.

Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 00:39

Hey Katy!

Being anti-medicine is just as limiting as being anti-alternative medicine. Each situation calls for its own unique approach. I think it’s interesting when people don’t want to know what they’re taking. It’s probably because whatever the cause of their issues is still too big and scary to even look at. So they put their heads in the sand about anything related. They’ll find their way eventually. I’m witnessing people who, just a few years ago, had their heads, necks and booties in the sand. And now they’re questioning everything. It’s all part of waking up. Yay! :D

Huge happy shiny puppy hugs!

Melody
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Jenapher April 12, 2012 at 19:17

Okay Miss Melody, :)

I have two questions for you;

1. Is it “okay” to use a stimulant such as coffee to raise your vibration in order to get to a place where you can easily raise your vibration further?

2. And if someone (me) has one of those children who is ADHD to the extreme, how the heck am I supposed to use the LOA instead of drugs so he doesn’t get kicked out of school? I would love nothing more than to let him absolutely be himself, and I do as much as possible, but society doesn’t take kindly to these kids yet (God forbid they embrace critical thinking). What do you suggest?

Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 00:51

Ok Miss Jenapher,

Bring it on! :P

1.) Of course it’s “ok”. Everything’s ok. The only thing is, coffee and other stimulants raise your vibration artificially. Not only does your body get used to these substances, making you use more and more to get the same result, but it won’t actually cause you to shift much energy. The second you take away the coffee, you go back to where you were before. You’re not hurting yourself (unless you hate coffee and are forcing yourself to drink it), but you’re not helping yourself as much as you might think.
Having said that, if you truly enjoy the coffee, then your enjoyment of it will do a lot more for your vibration than the coffee itself.

2.) I suggest that you get clear on what you really want. Don’t focus on what you think you can achieve realistically, just focus on what you want. What would the ideal situation look like? Would he be in school, but able to cope with it better? Would his teachers understand him better? Would he be going to a different school? You may be working towards what you think you have to settle for instead of what you really want. So the first step is to figure that out. What does your son want?

When you’ve got your vision, focus all of your attention on that. The solutions to bring you that will start presenting themselves. So, for example, let’s say that your son actually wants to stay in his current school. The vision is for him to keep going there but for him to have an easier time. Perhaps he learns to be himself without being so disruptive. And for him to have a teacher who can handle him better (doesn’t try to squash him with discipline, which will generally have the opposite effect from the intended outcome). So, you focus all of your attention on that vision, on how it feels, on how happy your son is when he comes home from school, on how creative his teacher is in keeping him interested, etc. Now, medication may come up as a solution, but then it feel right. Or, a new teacher may be brought in suddenly. Or an opportunity for a new school which is totally affordable, able to handle your son without meds and that your son will love even more will come along.
Fantasize about your vision with your son (kids are great at this).

I know that sounds so counterintuitive. Shouldn’t you have to DO something? But it totally works. Line up the energy, and you’ll be amazed at what can happen. The key is to stay open to the possibility that a solution that you’ve never even thought of could exist, that you CAN maybe have the situation you really want, that you don’t have to settle. What a nice thought, eh? :)

Happy shiny puppy hugs to you and your son,

Melody
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Paige | simple mindfulness April 12, 2012 at 22:21

Love this post! There are so many people out there who think the next pill will cure them because they can’t/won’t take responsibility for their own health and happiness. They blame others for their unhappiness and think that happiness can be found somewhere outside of themselves. These people doom themselves to a life of unhappiness and other negative emotions.

I was talking to a friend yesterday whose 18 year old son who has ADHD, dyslexia and dysgraphia has been smoking pot to calm his mind down enough so he could handle school. While she doesn’t want him “involved in illegal drugs,” she doesn’t know what to do. The question I asked her and I would ask Jenapher – Why force them to stay in school, in a system that doesn’t support them and actually condemns them in so many ways? There are other options like tutoring and homeschooling. Too much trouble? Is your kids’ health and happiness too much trouble?

I’ve had a number of teachers observe our 8 year old son and say, “Thank god you’re homeschooling! Schools would have this kid drugged up in a heartbeat.” My son has tons of energy and is incredibly inquisitive. Getting him to sit at a table to learn is almost impossible so we work with his talents and how his brain works and he absorbs information faster than you can imagine. He loves being around other kids and adults and is Mr. Responsible with his two younger sisters. He certainly has the option to go to school, should he ever want to, but we’re not about to force him into it. There are just too many options out there.

We want all of our kids to be Who They Really Are. They’ll find their own ways of being successful in life. We don’t need to force their beautiful round bodies into the square holes drilled by society. If you’re around people who don’t take kindly to your kids’ way of being, find new people to be around. I’ve had to do this with my family when their criticisms and judgments got to be too much. It wasn’t an easy choice but my anxiety about pleasing them was ripping me apart and my kids are starting to notice their toxic vibrations.

Melody, thanks again for another totally rockin’ post!!
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Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 01:02

Hey Paige,

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your perspective as a mom! I agree, it’s often better to take the kids away from those situations and people that won’t accept them. On the other hand, not everyone had the ability to home school and I do get that. I think that there are so many more solutions that we can’t even see, but which we’ll become aware of when we open ourselves up to them.

I’d love to see you write a post on the teaching methods you use with your son. How great would that be???

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Cathy Taughinbaugh April 13, 2012 at 00:04

Hi Melody,

I agree with you that taking medication is an individual decision and each person needs to understand his own needs It is important to know why he or she is taking the medication, or giving it to their child. Schools can be rigid, and unfortunately a child who has difficulty controlling themselves in a classroom takes away learning time from the other students, so it is a hard call. But the the child’s health and happiness should come first.

Prescriptions to pain medication can be safe when taken according to the doctor’s instructions and are carefully monitored, but thousands of Americans rely on prescription painkillers for the relief of pain and many other discomforts. Unfortunately however, for many, this reliance on medication can easily turn into physical dependence.

Teen prescription drug addiction can start in the home medicine chest, so I do suggest that parents keep their medicines in a safe place where only they have access for the protection of their children. Thanks for a great post.
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Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 01:05

Hey Cathy,

It really comes down to self-awareness, doesn’t it? If I were to take a painkiller, it would be to temporarily get rid of the pain that has been caused by something else. NOT to numb the pain so I don’t have to deal with the underlying cause. But in order to see that, I have to be pretty self aware. And therein lies the issue…

The good thing is that more and more people are waking up and realizing that they’ve been feeling horrible for years without even really knowing it. But when they do feel it, they can’t go back and then they’re finally willing to make some changes. Everyone gets there in their own time. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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kelli April 13, 2012 at 02:50

Hi Melody
This was a great post and we seem to share the same philosophy when it comes to this type of stuff. Like you, I see many shades of grey in life. For the most part, I think people in general feel a need for black and white, for everything to neatly fit in a category, for one solution, mode of action that applies across the board. I think the individual circumstances call for different approaches, but I agree when you said that the drugs should not be the end-all-be-all solution because in the long-run, that will not produce a good outcome. Thanks for sharing, this was a very interesting read!
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Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 16:04

Hey Kelli,

I do accept that some people will never get off their meds. And that’s ok, too. It’s not mandatory to get healthy and happy. But it is possible and it’s an option that’s out there if people want it. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing! You’re a star.

Huge hugs,
Melody
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Derrek April 13, 2012 at 11:51

Pretty awesome post, Melody. I normally have personal guidelines when it comes to prescription medication / drugs :

If the pain is purely physical like a cold or a fever or a soar throat or a wound of some sort, I’d definitely depend on meds from the doctor to help me get back to health. I know that all these are manifestations but the way I see it, it’s better to get the physical ailment that’s keeping you in bed out of the way, and then figure out why you got sick, just like you said above.

When it comes to emotional stress though, I try to keep away from prescription meds, caffeine, or anything that’ll sway my emotions from one side to the other. Now I’m not judging or saying everyone should do the same, but for me it has always been a way of life to find a way to feel better independent of the situation. It’s excruciatingly tough sometimes, but the irony is that facing and releasing those problems without the help of any substance is what keeps me going and keeps me happy. It’s weird and confusing, but it gives me my happiness so I don’t question it too much.

At the moment I’m realizing a personal goal of being happy no matter how good or bad my surroundings are. I’m trying to feel better without changing anything around me. Some days it feels awesome, like I can actually feel a shift. Some days it tones down a little. But all in all, it keeps getting better. Wish me luck! :)

Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 16:07

Hey Derrek,

Sounds like you’ve found an awesome approach. You can’t truly fix anything with substances anyway. You can temporarily feel better, but if you don’t shift the underlying cause, it won’t last. So, unless you’re so depressed that you can’t even see the sun shine anymore, your approach is spot on. Face it and deal with it. And yes, that means feeling those emotions, which can sometimes be a little bit ugly. But that’s temporary, too. :)

Happy shiny puppies doing the roundhouse kick (tricked you!) :lol:

Melody
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Glynis Jolly April 13, 2012 at 14:53

In general, I agree with you 100%. However, there are individual cases where to constant use of a drug is necessary. The last post I wrote talks about this very thing. I think what happens with some people is they know someone who is taking a medication and that triggers a ting of jealousy that may be subconscious. To get the attention he/she thinks the other person is getting, he/she thinks using the same drug is what he/she needs.
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Melody Fletcher April 13, 2012 at 16:12

Hey Glynis,

I absolutely acknowledge that there are many individuals who will not get off their meds before they transition. And that’s ok, too. Everyone is on their own path and none is better than the other. And the worst thing that anyone can do is to take the meds but feel all conflicted about them. If you “need” medication now, by all means, make peace with it.

When someone feels so neglected and abandoned that they’re willing to take someone else’s medication in order to get attention, I’d strongly recommend that person get some serious therapy. That’s a pretty dark place.

Great to see you here Glynis!

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Mary Carol Moran April 13, 2012 at 20:52

Hi Melody.

Ditto to everything you said! I’ve had two serious illnesses, the first “cured” (managed) with nothing but lifestyle changes, and the second needing massive doses of every antibiotic known to man to keep me alive long enough to get better. Neither solution was better or worse than the other, just different. In both cases, I had an inkling what was causing the problem energetically, but I still went all the way down before starting to come back up. Kudos to the wonderful hospital that kept me alive the second time!

As a teacher for 30 years, I’ll just say teaching effectively may be a bit harder than it looks. Home schooling can be wonderful, and it can also drain a family dry and leave them with barely literate children. I applaud all parents who successfully home school! Just please make the choice with enthusiasm tempered by knowledge.

Thanks for another insightful post, Melody! Hugs,

Mary Carol
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Melody Fletcher April 14, 2012 at 23:13

Hey Mary Carol,

I have a feeling that if more teachers were like you, we’d have less need for homeschooling. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody

Philip F. Harris April 14, 2012 at 01:55

The LOA “says that we can’t make a problem go away by focusing on it because that only makes the problem worse…instead, focus on the ideal state for the area of the body that is unwell…”

Melody Fletcher April 14, 2012 at 23:17

Right on Philip. Whatever you focus on gets bigger.
Ok, with you talking about body parts, that statement suddenly sounds dirty… ;)

Super hugs!
Melody

Philip F. Harris April 15, 2012 at 01:46

Too funny, but…

Sameer April 19, 2012 at 12:48

Hey Awesome Melody,

Great Post!!!

People who are habitual of drugs should do Meditation and spend little time everyday knowing your Chakras & how they work. These two things & LOA will give you all the happiness & peace in life… After all that is what we are running for :)

Thank you so much Melody!

Hug Hugs & Love,
Sameer

Melody Fletcher April 19, 2012 at 23:28

Thanks Sameer!

In the end, I think it all comes down to self-awareness. The more we know ourselves and Who We Really Are, the better we feel and the better equipped we are to deal with life’s obstacles.

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Adam Stevenson April 27, 2012 at 00:03

I definitely agree that it’s an individual decision to take drugs. Although I don’t condone drug use for most people, I think the policies that criminalize nonviolent users are ridiculous, especially when so many of them need treatment – not punishment.
Also, you mentioned antidepressants a lot. I think they can be addictive, but it’s the painkillers and ADHD medicines that are the real killers. They’re mostly either opiates or amphetamines, and people who start with stuff like Oxycontin and Ritalin sometimes end up taking heroin and meth when their scripts or supplies run out.
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Melody Fletcher April 27, 2012 at 02:11

Hey Adam,

Welcome to Deliberate Receiving. I agree with you on the drug policies, but didn’t want to muddy the waters by including too many issues. My posts are on the long side as it is.. :)

I always wonder why people wig out over things like Marijuana, but think nothing of taking a friend’s oxycontin… LOL.

Thanks for adding your valuable insights here!

Huge hugs!
Melody
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Jane May 8, 2012 at 22:41

I am glad to have come across this post. I have been trying to heal my depression and anxiety for years, but was vehemently anti-medication. I just felt like it would be cheating. Well, after a rock bottom last year I decided to try out anti-depressants. I had read up on all the various side effects but to me, it was worth it, because it was the only one thing I hadn’t tried.

Well, fast forward a few months later and I am feeling good. I’m on a low enough dose to still have some issues manifest themselves that I need to deal with, but high enough to take the edge of the lowest lows.

I believe one factor which has made an incredible difference for me in taking the medication is my attitude towards it. I let go of all the judgement, and decided to see antidepressants merely as a (temporary) tool to help me find my genuine self. Remarkably, they started working almost straight away, and I had almost zero side effects – not even sexual side effects, which are supposed to affect up to 70% of people who take these meds. I truly believe that my attitude towards the pills has helped them work better for me.

And in the meanwhile, I am still spending a lot of time working on my issues. With the antidepressants, it has become easier for me to do so without getting caught up in my depression.

Melody Fletcher May 9, 2012 at 17:36

Hi Jane,

That’s absolutely brilliant! Congratulations on your wonderful progress. Judging ANYTHING doesn’t serve us. Medications aren’t bad, we just can’t see them as the solution to everything. They are tools, and when used as such, can be incredibly helpful.

You manifested your meds as a way for you to overcome your resistance and that’s exactly what you’re doing. Keep going. It just gets better and better. :)

Huge happy shiny puppy hugs!
Melody
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Kat October 11, 2012 at 16:23

Awesome Melody,

To take or not to take is the question. Ok for drugs. How about the other administered live or dead substances that are injected into our bodies for the control of the spreading of disease? Does LOA say anything about childhood vaccines? What do you do if you already got them, in the sense that they may be the cause of some of your ailments? Is it what you allow?

As an example, I have known people who smoked all their life to outlive many hypochondriacs around them because they believed there was nothing wrong with them and that they would actually outlive everybody, which they did.

Do we allow ourselves to be affected by something? Like the controversies with fluoride, cell phones and mercury. These substances have been used for years in different areas and now are the cause of many neurological ailments. Fluoride is in the drinking water. Bottled water is said to be bad too, so what choice do we have? If we continue to drink tap water and believe it won’t affect is, then will that be the dominant vibe?

The more happy shiny puppiness we radiate, the less we’ll be affected. That is my understanding. Simplistic, yet true.

Melody Fletcher October 12, 2012 at 17:38

Your understanding is correct, Kat. If you look hard enough, you can find evidence that everything is bad for you. But also, nothing is bad for you. It all comes down to our beliefs, and they matter much more than the substances we take. Your energy causes your ailments, period. That’s why one person can be affected by something, and another not at all. Not everyone who smokes gets cancer. Not everyone in Chernobyl was affected by it (many were because they shared similar vibrations, but not 100%). If it was just the substance, then it would always be 100% or close to it. It’s not. This is being proven biologically, by the way. I’ll publish more on this in the future. :)

Huge hugs!
Melody
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