The sound of shifting perspectives

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In the  I run. Another tree, green needles nipping my soles. Another blind road. Turning back, my dress fluttering behind me, breathing heavily. Where now?
Back again? I run to the left instead, a shrub scraping my leg as I fly past it. My pulse lifts anxiety sharply. UpthereWhere? Another step forward in the confusing forest. Back and forth. How many hours have I been running? How much further, before I collapse in a tired heap and let leaves cover my body? The pulse is on its brink. Colorful explosions lurk behind the next breath piercing my lungs. I must stop, my thoughts manage to whisper. As I take another step forward, I notice something strange happening. Like I was the main character in , my foot step on air. The air hardens, builds under me and push me upwards. My eyes wide open from bewilderment. Needles from the trees now scrape against my ungracious flailing hands. I never learnt to fly. Am I supposed to do swimming motions? Flapping my hands up and down? Suddenly I realize I`m floating over the tree-tops. I see I was running in circles. To my satisfaction, I realize my castle was in the clouds and not on earth, after all.

Such is the feeling of shifting perspectives

The bridges we build

I was in my bed, head throbbing from the most fun I`ve had in months. Suddenly Sherlock Holmes knocks on my mind, begging to be let in.

In Re: Sherlock Holmes

He is a determined man, and the solution is never out of his reach. An example is the story about the horse who vanished. A man has been killed,  at the same time as a price-winning horse disappear right under everyone`s eyes.  All suspects are questioned, but before long, every possibility has been exhausted . That is when Mr Neuroscience puts his feet on the same invisible air-step and fly over everyone`s theories. He breaks free from all details, the impossibilities and arrives safely at eureka station. The killer was the horse, and the horse was not who they thought it was. It’s the obvious logic of looking at something upside-down.

Handsome insights

Another handsome smile rise inside my mental fantasies. The main character from Perception`s face change into his personal aha-moment, and the features align to the attractive “off-course look” I`d gladly sell my iPad for. The episode is about a serial killer who begins a new killing spree after a 20-year sabbatical. The detectives and hunky Dr. neuroscience have found his diaries, but still search in vain for the persons described in it. After a while it hits him like a bullet from outer space: The killer had never had the experiences he described. Everything was a twisted dream the killer needed to feel happy

Lifting thoughts away from the dusty ruts, is a wonderful experience. It is those moments when everything you thought you knew is thrown away. You still feel that things make sense like never before.

The importance of our minds taking leaps like these, are obvious. When we are able to rise from one network of associated cells to a new one, the result is insight. Just think about the color red. What will automatically also pop up in your head? I would think other colors, a rose or a heart might just have been on your mind. Our nerve-cells are a fine spiderweb of interconnecting stations, and where we go off and on usually follow a typical pattern.


Did you know that manic and schizophrenic`s have associations that often create a mess? And what about the dissociative patients, who in their mind’s eye transform their fright to a little girl shaking in a corner. In anxiety the nerve-cells clump together in shaking companionship. They have enough with the task of protecting their walls, and do not stretch out to their neighbor cells. The outside focus likewise shrink to some threatening hotspots, leaving

Drawing of Purkinje cells (A) and granule cell...

out any other source of stimuli. This is the way our cells of life behave. Sometimes they erratically send sparks in every direction, at other times not bothering with sending signals at all, when the sun has sunken and let depression clip their wings of dendrites. So, when is it likely that Eureka comes? When will the the sound of weaving make its masterpiece?

Creative connections

Some minds are naturally more flexible than others. They consist of a social bunch of nerve-cells that love to connect with fat-shrouded cells from a variety of areas. They are not afraid of flying, even if they risk falling. To not make a mess, like an enraged cook who takes everything he sees and throws it blindly into the frying pan would do, their cell-knots are balanced carefully. It is not a raucous party where fuses burst, but more a happy gathering on a calm beach. Maniacs and schizophrenic`s can have these moments, when the cells learns how to pull the safety pin and put on the air-condition when they need to. The most energetic of them might need to be reigned in from stress with proper use of medication or a balanced lifestyle. Emotions can be a harbor of joy when we discover their potential,

We are the cooks of our own destiny. Sometimes we just don`t realize that there are a myriad of ways we can mix our given ingredients together. What is your recipe for change? What makes your heart happy?

Why not continue the exploration ?

I am finally ready to make my own recipie

Proudly presents my project of life

One day I woke up after a hardcore “brain association” party with a new idea: I must make a blog where both me, other therapists AND patients write about topics related to psychology. My ideas are like wriggling worms: They just can`t hold still! For this reason, I have now in two months, used far too much energy on writing, copying and editing psychological posts on different topics. I have met other people as crazy as me, thinking we actually can do something to make the world a better place. What about you? Are you also in for the ride? 

13 thoughts on “The sound of shifting perspectives

    jefairgrieve said:
    September 1, 2013 at 17:58

    Hi, Mirrorgirl–
    I’ve been trying my damnedest to help people understand what therapy for C-PTSD looks like from the perspective of a client, but I’m not sure how well my posts accomplish that. I’m trying my best to demystify the process and give people encouragement and hope by describing my own journey. But have I done anyone any good? Who knows? I sure don’t! So, yes, I’m in for the ride, but I’m not sure if the ride is really accomplishing what you and I want to accomplish. Please let me know more specifically what you are trying to accomplish. Jean

    ashokbhatia said:
    September 2, 2013 at 06:45

    How about writing something on bliss and happiness? To me, the source is inside us, but remains shrouded in secrecy. External factors are necessary to some extent, but not sufficient. What and where is the source of happiness?

      mirrorgirl responded:
      September 2, 2013 at 07:00

      Thank you, that is a spledid idea! Will get to it asap:) How are you doing ?

        ashokbhatia said:
        September 2, 2013 at 09:17


    NIKOtheOrb said:
    September 2, 2013 at 21:28

    I am more than willing to ride the spiral; that is one of the joys and curiosities of life… just to see what comes next. 🙂 Wonderful post.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      September 3, 2013 at 07:58

      I am so glad you do, and your spiral is a wonderful, enchanting experience. I am really lucky to have met you so I can see the colorful ways of life, and your way of making an advantage of it. You have got the point exactly right, and it is magical when people like you share their experiences. Look forward to talking to you, very soon. Btw, how far was Pennsylvania from New York?


      > Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 21:28:55 +0000 > To: >

    Know-All said:
    September 5, 2013 at 11:10

    Enjoyed reading your posts…May I recommend books by Dr. Oliver Sacks, a New York based Neurologist, who has written some excellent books about the human mind, and shared some very interesting case studies…The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat…is my favourite.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      September 5, 2013 at 11:12

      Thank you, I am glad you do! I have actually read most of his books, and love both them and his personality (he has the kindest way of being, its so wonderful). Do you have more recommendations?

      > Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:10:10 +0000 > To: >

        Know-All said:
        September 5, 2013 at 11:17

        Oh Wow! You have read his books…cool…The first one I read was- In the land of the Color Blind and Cycad Islands…And fell in love with his writings..If you don’t mind my suggesting..I was going to say..that can think of sharing some of your experiences, of course without divulging patient details. Another author whose books I really like is Somerset Maugham..though no psychologist, his stories really delve beautifully into the human mind…I think I must have read almost all his books! 🙂

        mirrorgirl responded:
        September 5, 2013 at 11:27

        I really agree with you, his writing is amazing! I can write about how I work, and will certainly use example of cases (often mixing together somethings) when I have a chance to write more (hectic period, unfortunately). I am glad you would be interested. I have “heard” one short story of him on audiobook, and also seen a movie based on his work (the painted veil, I think) and have realized I will love to read more from him. And I will, must just finish a bunch of other things, first 😀 So nice to meet you, seems like we have a lot in common:D

        > Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:17:17 +0000 > To: >

        Know-All said:
        September 5, 2013 at 11:31

        hehehe…i can completely, absolutely empathize on the hectic period thing!! 😀 And its really nice to have met you…of course you must remember that I am Know-All…so I have an opinion on EVERYTHING!!! 😀 looking forward to more posts from you! 🙂

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