When it comes to life and humanity in the field of mental health occurrences, there are two types of human beings that co-exist. Whether you are Hispanic or Asian, young or old, male or female, Black or White, Democrat or Republican, Christian or not, the first type of human beings are those that are considered “Normal”. In my hypothesis, this is also referred to as “cap on”. The second type (“cap off”) may or may not view themselves as being “mentally ill”, but they are labeled as such, once their condition is categorized by a medical professional. Some exceptions due apply.
First, all mental illnesses from Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger syndrome, and even issues related to Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Schizophrenia can possibly be explained by my Water Bottle hypothesis.
Encoded in our cellular DNA, molecules in the body randomly contain the essence (or memory) of what we are; the visible spirit of life in various forms. Think of the plastic container filled with water as our bodies and the cap on the bottle as the brain or head. Once the cap is off, a “mentally ill” person is said to be, no longer “normal”. In fact, in many cases, some are labeled “out of their minds” “crazy” or “insane” just to use a few choice words. However, the truth is that many are actually metaphorically “awakened” “enlightened”, or “aware;” through this occurrence.
Symbolic of a bottle filled with water being submerged in the ocean, each of us are mostly made of water. In fact, according to Dr. Jeffrey Utz, Neuroscience, pediatrics, at Allegheny University, “Different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water. Babies have the most, being born at about 78 percent. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65 percent. In adult men, about 60 percent of their bodies are water.” (http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html)
Stewart E. Nevins M.S. states that starting from the sea, “For a period of at least 1 billion years the ocean has remained at roughly constant salinity while the single-celled creatures evolved [and divided] into mollusks, fish, reptiles, mammals, and finally man.” Useless random water facts:
· The human body is more than 60 percent water.
· Blood is 92 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75 percent water, and bones are about 22 percent water.
· A human can survive for at least a month without eating food, but only a week or so without drinking water.
Merged with the ‘contents of the ocean’, an enlightened or mentally ill person becomes universally aware that he/she is no longer separated by the cap of the plastic bottle and recognizes that they were once a part of the ocean waters, itself. Now apart, he/she realizes that they have the same consciousness material or biological property as the ocean that is in everything and everyone else; including animals and plants.
Once this occurs, the person affected is said to be “delusional” or “psychotic” as they attempt to adjust. The consciousness or biological properties that is in everything and everyone is so chemically exact that some of those whose caps were opened through meditative Chakra or various other means may believe that they were once another person, such as Jesus or Mother Theresa.
In fact, some children are born where the “cap” never closes and so they are called savants. Savant syndrome sometimes referred to as savantism. In an article from Wikipedia, it states that Savant syndrome is “a rare condition in which people with ‘developmental disorders’ have one or more areas of expertise, ability, or brilliance that are in contrast with the individual's overall limitations. Though it is even rarer than the savant condition itself, some savants have no apparent abnormalities other than their unique abilities.” It further addresses how, “This does not mean that these abilities weren't triggered by a brain dysfunction of some sort. However, it does temper the theory that all savants are disabled and that some sort of trade-off is required.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savant_syndrome)
Alternative to savants, some individuals also experience symptoms of Schizophrenia, a complex mental disorder that makes it difficult to:
· Tell the difference between real and unreal experiences
· Think logically or have normal emotional responses
· Behave normally in social situations
Be aware that some caps are opened through stress, drugs or traumatic experiences. Some are opened through old age dementia, or near-death experiences. Some are also opened for no known reason at all. Some are even opened through sexual or religious experiences or rituals. On the other hand, some are never opened, so they may judge or stigmatize the experiences of those who have with dread and/or discriminating actions.
Once upon a time, these same experiences were viewed as a form of witchcraft or a display of psychic abilities. Still today, it may be labeled as having a “demonic spirit” or brain chemistry imbalance. In fact, some science-fiction films like *The Matrix seem to explain it better. Several authors have written about this concept in literary works such as The Bible, Conversations with God, a Course in Miracles, One Day My Soul (i.e. cap) Just Opened Up, The Mutant Message, etc.
Through documented recordings, some *Agents of our population have created a “Psychiatric Bible” called, the DSM. Their book, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines the experiences of ‘mental illness’ and is published by the American Psychiatric Association. This resource provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used in the United States of America and in varying degrees around the world by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and policy makers.
Researchers at the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the Shanghai branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Cambridge University published a study in the journal Genome Biology. It went on to provide further evidence that the evolution of human cognitive abilities was accompanied by adaptive changes in brain metabolism. It states that by, “potentially pushing the human brain to the limit of its metabolic capabilities, results support the theory that schizophrenia is a consequence of human brain evolution.” (http://www.highlighthealth.com)
Jessen, Walter. Highlight Health. Metabolic Changes in Human Brain Evolution and Schizophrenia. Retrieved January, 30th, 2012, from: http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/metabolic-changes-in-human-brain-evolution-and-schizophrenia/
Nevins, Stewart E. Evolution: The Ocean says NO! Retrieved January, 30th, 2012, from:
Perlman, Howard at USGS. The water in you. Retrieved January, 30th, 2012, from: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html
Savant syndrome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved January 30th, 2012 from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savant_syndrome