Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis currently facing our nation, the Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network is not able to offer our usual in person groups. Instead we are offering online groups (with phone dial-in access for those without Internet access) several times per week so we can all stay connected and engaged in the hearing voices community during this time of isolation. Please visit our Support Groups link to find out how to access these groups. Thank you and be well.
Typically, in Western medical thinking hearing voices has always been associated with mental illness and frequently seen as a symptom of schizophrenia. Yet, we discovered many people who hear voices do not have a mental illness and never seek help. For this reason we are prepared to accept a range of explanations offered by people who hear voices, including spiritual ones, and believe it is essential to the process of recovery from overwhelming voices to understand the meaning of the voices to the voice hearer.
World Hearing Voices
Day Was a Hit!
To commemorate the success of our World Hearing Voices Day celebration on September 14, 2020, we are presenting the poetry of Alicia Beebe, one of the evening's participants. Enjoy.
The Spirit Filled Tree
When young. . . a sapling of a tree. . .High hopes envelope thee.
The sun so bright, the fresh rain giving a good start to this growing tree.
Beauty and awe surround this little tree as seasons go by with the tree unscathed by hurt and damage to thee.
Then like a nightmare a trauma in life damages the tree and a voice with messages is heard and appears.
At first the tree confused hears the voices and it's messages in surroundings say "You are unworthy" and "It's your fault!"
This causes the leaves and season changes for tree great struggle and pain. . God's Spirit within voice is found when all hope and leaves fall to the ground.
During the winter the cold/dark spirit voices battles with God's strong and mighty spirit planted within when tree was created.
The voice says loud and clear. . . "I (God) made you to flourish, you ARE worthy and I will heal you and you will grow into a beautiful tree that will give shade/comfort to others on hot days. . . You will bring joy to many who may swing from a tire on a strong string."
As years to by many good and loving friends help and pray with this tree that the world gave up on to forever be ill.
As time, loving, learning years go by. . . Then the Spirit Within Voice speaks deep into the soul of the tree . . . "God's will of miracle is coming SOON."
Every time after the dark voices/messages try to speak . . . the Holy Spirit speaks in loud tone . . . "This tree (She) is MINE and no longer weak. . . Do NOT seek to destroy the beauty and uniqueness of MY tree or you will answer to ME (GOD)!"
Voices Learning Community
Thursday, October 8, 2020
An Introduction to the Voice Hearing
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion to introduce the hearing voices experience. Many people have the experience of hearing voices, or experience other sensory phenomena not shared by others. If this sounds like you, or you are trying to support someone in your life who is struggling with these experiences, the Voices Learning Community will introduce you to a nonclinical environment where you will have the opportunity to speak with people with the hearing voices experience who live productive and fulfilling lives. Everyone is welcome, including family members, medical professionals, and anyone else interested in discovering an alternative viewpoint on the hearing voices experience.
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