Sunday, 17 July 2016 17:49

Return to God is the cure for paranoia

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal.

When Delusion Disorder, Aka Paranoia Is Given Up One Lives Through The Christ Self; Spirituality Is The Only Cure For Paranoia

Psychotherapists who work with deluded persons, aka paranoid persons generally throw up their hands in despair for they realize that they cannot heal them. No therapist so far has been able to heal one paranoid person; let me repeat, not one paranoid person has been healed by psychology and psychiatry. (Before returning to teaching I worked as a psychotherapist for twenty five years, including running mental health agencies.)

Why is that the case? It is because paranoia and delusion disorder is a mask over the face of Christ, it is a veil over ones real self; it is a false self-one invented and identified with and uses it as a replacement self, a substitute self and lives as that false self on earth.

The ego separated self in general is a block to the awareness of one's real self. The deluded self is a more grandiose ego self.

The earth is a place we come to hide from our real self. We use body and ego to hide from our true self, the unified spiritual self.

All of us mask our real self with the ego self and some do so more intensely and we call them deluded persons.

To cure paranoia one must give up the false ideal, powerful and all-knowing self and embrace ones real self; ones real self is the son of God, a part of God; thereafter one must see God as the source of all ones power, for by one's self alone one has no power but with the power of God in one, one has all power.

To make my point, consider the below deluded woman.  I will call her EJ (not her real name).

EJ POSITED A BIG POWERFUL FALSE EGO SELF AND IDENTIFIES WITH IT AND FROM ITS STANDPOINT DOES NOT LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE OR OBEY OTHER PEOPLE

Due to the exigencies of her pained body, in childhood, before age five, EJ posited a big powerful self and identifies with it. From childhood when her self-concept was constructed she sees herself as that big all powerful and all-knowing self.

Having identified with the false big self she looks down on other people and does not listen to other people or obey other people. She certainly did not think that her father and mother have any ideas worthy of her listening to talk much obeying; she did the same to her peers and teachers; she feels like she knows more than other people.

(Actually, she is very bright but her brightness is misused; she has genius level IQ, that is, IQ over 140; she was selected to go to the school for kids with superior IQ; every county and or state in the USA has one school for kids with superior IQ, IQ above 132; only about two percent of the population are that smart; they are the researchers, the original thinkers that come up with new ideas; the professionals of this world, the medical doctors, engineers, lawyers and professors tend to have above average IQ, anywhere from 120-130; about ten percent of the people are above average; the rest of mankind is average with IQ of 85-118; two percent of the population tend to be mentally retarded and cannot under the best circumstances graduate from high school. The best mathematician of the twentieth century, Gödel, had genius level IQ and was deluded and paranoid; EJ is gifted in mathematics!)

Since she sees herself as all knowing she cannot go to school and learn from teachers (who she sees as beneath her in knowledge). Instead, she spouts uneducated ideas on everything under the sun.

Given her attitude of "I am better than you towards every person" she cannot successfully live with a man as a partner. She is therefore condemned to living alone.

As a child her father was driven up the wall seeing her disobey what seemed to him like good idea such as asking her to go to school; at age twelve she simply refused to go to school; she insisted on not going to school and asking her to do so she considered an abuse.

Can you imagine that, seeing those who asked her to go to school as abusive?  She obviously has a false grandiose ego, a neurotic ego, a deluded ego that is not true. She borders on delusional disorder and paranoia (she has enormous fears).

LET GO OF THE GRANDIOSE EGO AND SEE THE CHRIST SELF

Now, suppose that she were to drop off her grandiose ego self, which is not easy to accomplish since it is a response to her problematic body, she can only drop it off if she no longer sees herself as her body and identify with spiritual self; well, suppose that she gave up her grandiose ego what would happen?

She would experience a different self, a loving self. Right now she does not love herself, does not love her children and does not love her parents or anyone else (from the perfect ego she identified with she evaluates her parents and sees them as no good even though she is not even as good as they are).

Neurotics pursuing grandiose selves are slaves to their egos and do not love real human beings; approximating their imaginary big selves is all they live for.

Well, if she drops her grandiose ego self she would experience a spiritual self, the Christ self, the unified self, the son of God who is one with God and all people in spirit.

That would mean that she would become enlightened, that is, experiencing union with God and his creation; a feat that very few human beings have actually accomplished.

I do not know whether she can accomplish it or not but I simply had to say it.  The point that I am making is that when one gives up the deluded false self-one becomes the Christ self, the loving self. The deluded self is a mask folks use to cover their real selves; it is a veil over the face of Christ, the human true self.

Finally, you the reader is EJ lite; what she does you do in your own so-called normal way; you, too, is covering your real self with a false ego self; let go of that false self and experience your true self. This is generally accomplished in meditation.

To help you with meditation you should read such spiritual classics as A course in miracles or study Hinduism, Buddhism and Gnosticism.

THE ONLY THING THAT GIVES THE NEUROTIC PLEASURE IN LIFE IS PURSUING GRANDIOSE SELF; NORMAL FOLKS SEEK PLEASURE FROM FOOD OR ALCOHOL AND DRUGS AND SOME FROM SEX; SOME FROM THE PURSUIT OF EGO KNOWLEDGE; REAL HAPPINESS COMES WHEN ONE RETURNS TO THE AWARENESS OF ONES SELF AS THE SON OF GOD

In my observation of human beings, I see folks who are seeking pleasure from a variety of sources; some seek pleasure from food and eat too much and get fat and die off; others seek pleasure from alcohol and drugs and destroy their bodies with drugs and die off; some seek pleasure from sex (nymphomaniacs, homosexuals and other underdeveloped persons tend to be over invested in sex as means of pleasure).  Some seek pleasure (escape from the awareness that the ego is painful and life in ego is suffering) from working around the clock. Others seek pleasure from pursuit of knowledge, understanding our world, science.

The best way to live is to give up all the above source of pleasure and seek peace and happiness by returning to one's real-self, the unified spirit self.

When the ego is let go, when one no longer identifies with body and ego one knows one's real self to be one with God and his creation and one obtains a sense of bliss and a feeling of the immortality and eternity of existence.

Very few persons attain this level of existence (that is, become enlightened to their real self, and illuminated to the light of God in them); nevertheless, the truth must be stated.

Post Script

I woke up this morning and felt like listening to the music of Handel and went to my classical music collection and closed my eyes and picked one. It was Handel's " Zadok the Priest". The part where it was singing: "long live the king" put me in heavenly mood and I went to my computer and typed the above unpremeditated piece. Try listening to classical music: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Rachmaninov, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Rimsky Korsakov and others and see if you would not live in bliss. Cheers

Ozodi Osuji

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176