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What is Mental Illness Here to Teach Me?

This post is inspired by questions from a reader named Persephone who asks The Council why she’s chosen to surround herself with so much mental instability and mental illness in this lifetime.

The Council is quick to complement Persephone on her realization that she’s the creator of what she experiences in her life. And then they ask if she felt there was something very wrong with these people, if she felt above this mental instability, and perhaps she felt she was better than they are.

Now she’s concerned about her own mental stability and The Council asks if she’s afraid she’s also experiencing some sort of mental illness. They say when you create life situations that are frightening to the people around you, it’s normal to think this could happen to you.

The Council says if she can look at these people and choose to focus on the parts of them that were good and loving instead of noticing something wrong with them, and appreciate them for the roles they are playing in her life so she could learn from it, then she’d be able to let go of the underlying fear she’d end up like this. This is what she intended as spirit to experience, learn from, and change.

The Council finishes the session by appreciating the confidence others have to write their questions. This allows them to be of service by helping change the focus, if necessary, in what they are going through. And they remind us to bring love into every situation. They say each person who has come into your life, no matter how short the time, has come to play a role. Send them all love, and send them on their way or welcome them into your life, but always with love.

Listen to the entire 8-minute session below to receive all The Council’s guidance. Let us know what you think.

May 31, 2015 - Posted by | Audio Content, Feelings, Love, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Relationships, You Create Your Reality | , , ,


  1. Thank you so much for answering my question. I appreciate your insights.

    In listening to your answer, I understand in my head that these people in my life are playing (or played) these roles in my life for my benefit. My heart is still trying to get there. Growing up with a mentally ill mother, abusive brother, and friend who isn’t quite right in the head, I didn’t know they weren’t “normal.” They WERE my normal, as they were what I knew. It wasn’t until I was 12 and was being molested that I realized my brother wasn’t normal (and his behaviors previous to that were very controlling), and when I was 16 and my mother had her first break from reality that I realized she wasn’t normal. It took many more years to gain perspective to see that my childhood best friend wasn’t normal. I’ve never felt better than them; it took years for me to even see that it wasn’t me that was wonky, it was them. As a young child, I felt like there was something wrong with me, or that I did something wrong.

    With my mother now gone, I’ve been able to do a lot of healing work around our relationship, and I’m able to remember the good things about her more and more. Having to still deal with my brother is still challenging at times, but we don’t have to contact each other very often. I’m doing healing work around that relationship as well, and I’ve been able to let go of a lot of anger and frustration. As for my childhood friend, I’ve let her go with love. I’m a work in progress.

    Thank you.


    Comment by persephone2013 | June 3, 2015

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    Comment by nickfounder | May 31, 2015

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