The Universal Medicine Cult targets depressed peoplePosted: May 20, 2013
By Marianna Masiorski B Psych (Hons) MAPS (Sunshine Coast, Australia)
We grow up living in a way that is pushed, and believing that striving, effort and strain in all areas of life will deliver “something better”. And I see that this approach has transferred to financial or material “gains” as adults and also has tainted our approach to healing in general and our mental or emotional health…
Effort is a hoax. An effort-full approach creates physical tension and depletion in the human body AND is particularly damaging when applied in psychological therapy, by either therapist or patient. Effort is essentially a “push” that we submit ourselves to and subscribe to as a “normal” way of living. Effort towards something is an admission that we feel “less than”, in the place we define ourselves to be currently. This is actually painful, physically and psychologically and needs to be addressed in any form of therapy.
The recommended Esoteric remedy for dealing with difficult situations is submission and inertia, and Masiorski tells victims it’s less painful to lie down and let the cult think and act and make decisions for you than to work through difficulties and develop resilience.
So long as the cash holds out.
From there, blessed Marianna carries on with a lot of Sergisms along his standard conversion line – targeting people with issues of self worth and weakening them further by amplifying misery, rather than taking the therapeutically responsible approach of highlighting the patients strengths and using them as a basis to build from.
For many clients understanding or identifying the pain of feeling “less”, or another way to put it is “lack of self worth”, and having the fact that “effort” exposes and actually creates a pain based on judgement of that lack of self worth is a necessary first step in the therapeutic process. If this painful lack of self worth is not identified, therapy becomes like trying to shovel sand away from an Arabian sand dune…the sand just keeps slipping to the spot where you dig…
If “effort” has been “the way” for us for so long, what are the options? Naturally we think of no effort, or effortlessness, which for many people, the first response is, “but that would lazy”, or “but then I won’t get anything done”. “Effortlessness”, on the other hand is not to be mistaken for laziness or giving up, but a different APPROACH to how we might view ourselves, how we might engage life or more specifically in medical or mental health treatments.
Using the cult’s favourite obfuscatory marketing ploy, Marvellous Marianna never lays out what this APPROACH entails. She focuses on what it is not. If it’s not laziness or giving up, what is it? She never discloses that Esoteric ‘effortlessness’ refers to psychological shut-down – a state of advanced, cash drained zombiedom.
And the impact of this on our own health and mental wellbeing is enormous, for two reasons. 1) we begin to be able to reverse the negative physical impacts on the body of continual effort and push, which equates to STRESS and TENSION.
To be replaced with weakness, lassitude, cognitive dissonance, cognitive impairment, dependency and malnutrition.
2) We have pinpointed the psychological root cause of symptoms and problems, that being, LACK of SELF WORTH and FEELING LESS THAN.
SHE ALREADY TOLD US
Following the hypnotic repetition, Marianna then moves confidently into pseudoscience.
It takes no effort to breathe. Our body does this naturally, without strain or effort. We do it naturally and rhythmically in our sleep. In fact, many functions of the human body, if left to their natural way of being, unimpeded by toxins or tension will function without effort, for example, the vascular system. The heart just simply beats and the veins and arteries support this process throughout the whole body.
Yes, the body runs spontaneously, with no need for nourishment or maintenance or the precondition of good health. It just HAPPENS. Leave physiology to people who have a grip, Marianna.
It is only when we have abused the body through chronic effort and tension and exposed the heart to physical toxins such as terrible food, smoking, alcohol etc and emotional toxins such as chronic negative self talk, chronic anger, frustration, sadness and the like, that the heart begins to strain…
Except if you have a congenital heart or lung disorder, or you develop a condition called age, or you do no exercise.
Next comes the routine disparagement of conventional approaches.
If we focus again on psychological therapy, the current, “spirit of the times”, or zietgeist of what is “good therapy”, is something along the lines of a 6 week schedule of sessions, with “homework” to achieve a better or lower score on a questionnaire. Sure the goal is to “feel better” or to “think better” or to function better, and for many, following some NEW SET of ways of behaving or thinking is enough as it is an introduction of a novel way of being which distracts from the pain of feeling less for a time. More than that, is a professionally supported “way of being BUSY”, because this way of being has been prescribed by the psychologist or other mental health practitioner. While there is “effort” placed in “getting better” mentally, emotionally or physically, (the quicker the better), this essentially is just keeping people in the business of push and effort via a new set of tools in business, push and effort.
WHAT is she TALKING ABOUT? If anyone made HEAD OR TAIL of that please TRANSLATE in the comments. And what’s with the CAPS LOCK?
The QUALITY with which we approach a problem is often the problem.
The QUALITY of a psychologist taking lessons from Serge on communicating spherically and intentionally making no sense is also the problem.
Now that vulnerable people are confused by her deceptive use of technical language to tell them nothing, she hones in on her targets.
If we take a closer look at depression, an ever growing problem in our society, we can see how the application of therapy, without first assessing the approach can be damaging.
In my practice I see many people suffering various stages of depression. Depression is not just a “mental health” disorder but the end result of an effort-full, pushed and abusive way of being with ourselves. Depression is the end result of the chronic over-activation of the central nervous system, through and because of the chronic use of EFFORT in our daily lives.
Do you have any research citations for that Marianna B Psych, or does that baseless, irresponsibly simplistic balderdash about a complex and multi-faceted group of disorders come straight from the Book of Serge?
These people almost always have been unaware of how hard they are being on themselves both physically and emotionally. Then, because of this effort and hardness on themselves, they become depleted, exhausted and depressed. Then to complete the circle, they are hard on themselves for being depressed and push hard to get out of the depression. It is no wonder that people keep getting depressed over and over again.
It’s no wonder Ms Marianna sees so many people suffering repeated bouts of depression, – she’s determined to keep them depressed. Even I’m depressed reading this pseudoscientific crap.
Having honed in on the depressed person’s vulnerable points, she repeats the mantra, encouraging submission.
There is no chicken and egg argument here. We live in a physical body, an environment that operates naturally without effort, (when unimposed upon through a negative emotional life or physical toxins). Effort causes tension in the physical body, which we feel as “something wrong” with us. Effort and strain in life is one of those dreadful impositions, which we need not live with and in fact need to understand if we are to become well.
And apart from this heinous stupidity making lousy therapy, I’m wondering where Masiorski found a correlation between effort and feeling ‘something wrong’, and how she managed to work that nonsense into a definition of depression. I’m also wondering what planet people live on where they can survive without effort trying to feed themselves and their families, access healthcare and education, earn a living, navigate the decisions that come with responsibility, and stand up to con artists? Or is an effort-free and strain-free existence another of UM’s middle class fantasies? Freud would have called it infantile wishful thinking. It’s certainly a prelude to surrendering to Serge Benhayon’s Death Drive.
Rinse and repeat — denigrate other approaches and qualified therapists, throw in the Esoteric answers; i.e. all you need to fix complex psychological disorders is gentleness and love, and no one will ever exploit your condition, manipulate you, oppress you, abuse you and rip you off…
Watch for the soothingly hypnotic syntax.
Depression, for example cannot, and will not be “successfully” treated, until FIRST the approach to one’s self has been healed and brought to a more loving and gentle view. YOU are already good enough….stop trying so hard and don’t go to a therapist or practitioner that does not recognise how lovely you are, or that makes you try hard at a form of therapy. Effort is not good for you. Loving ourselves and being gentle with our selves IS. Admitting that we have not thought well of ourselves and in fact treat ourselves badly in rushing and “pushing”, feeling the tension that that effort and push creates and admitting we don’t feel so great about living this way is all that we need to do in order to start healing.
Except once you start ‘healing’, Masiorski and the cult want you to stay on the Esoteric healing mousewheel, jumping through the Esoteric hoops – as if that takes no effort – years of workshops and healings and Serge shifting the goalposts so you can never get it right – until the funds run out, your relationship is over, you’ve lost your friends and everything is a blur.
Perfect therapy for depression.
How we are creates how we live AND how we feel in that living. How we feel is a symptom of how we are. Life need not be hard, it need not be hard to go to work and it is not hard to enjoy the beauty of one’s self.
But it’s damned hard to get one’s self out of the cult.