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FinnWren

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I want to talk about bipolar and spirituality! does anyone else feel that mania is a tool we can use to tap into different realities or states and connect directly to the universe? it's like a concentrated energetic flow state for me where I honestly learn a lot. people often dismiss the things I learn from those experiences as delusions because it's connected to mental illness but for me it's real. these flow states that are conducted by mania, help me create art and tap into knowledge that I never would if I wasn't manic. I know that mania can also be be harmful but when balanced, I think it's a real gift. this next view can be harder to understand but I also think that depression is a spiritual gift. while depression is all consuming and I often think it's going to kill me, it also teaches me about the world's suffering and connects me to humanity. depression is my brain sounding the alarm that something is wrong in the world (like oppression and capitalism) and my brain (because it has been conditioned by society) often confuses the signals and tells me there is something wrong with me. bipolar is a part of the diversity of life and the fact that I can move between these different states is beautiful to me. depression shows me the flaws and mania shows me the perfection. isn't that magical? I can see the full range of life! whereas people who don't have bipolar seem to mostly be trapped in only one reality... what do others think about this?

    • FinnWren

      449d

      YES to all of that. I wouldn't take my manic moments back even tho they are tough. those moments of connection mean everything to me. I feel like I can hold enough space to be both crazy and spiritual lol I call it manic magic✨

    • toebeabs

      453d

      Yes! I grew up with metaphysics and the occult as a kid, it something my family has always believed in (spoiler alert bipolar runs in the family tho) when I found out that I had bipolar and gone through psychosis I was really confused about my spirituality because I had always believed in god and psychic powers but when they told me I was experiencing psychosis I had to question whether I was really experiencing my spirituality or if I was just going crazy. But I feel like if ive always believed in god and in the idea that everything is connected then that must be a part of me of really who I am, euthymic. Ive started to realize that when I'm manic cuz everything is going faster I start "connecting" things that don't make much sense but at the same time, I've predicted real things when manic, and everything seems so clear that I have made some good decisions through mania that I wouldn't have otherwise even if I didn't go about it the right way. Plus I've had some of my best moments manic, sure it led to crashing and feeling like shit afterwards but there's so much I wouldn't have done/realized if I didn't go through mania and I wouldn't take those moments back

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