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Healer's Meditation on Enlightenment
A question came up about all the people in the world whose present
moments center around suffering. So many people on this planet are
dealing with starvation, abuse, and wars and on and on... how could
their present moments be a path to anything but pain, while we, here,
get to debate about things like Enlightenment?
Healer's Meditation On Whirlpools (Pt II)
While watching the birth, life and death of a whirlpool as I cleaned
out a hot tub, I got a glimpse into how there is nothing but the
impermanent coming together of forces. And now, I'm wondering about
being on the inside and outside of the healing process.
All of the individual paths that I had thought I had been on in my life
were just one big Superhighway designed to exercise, channel and direct
my powers as an articulator of the world of the healing arts. I just
happened to be bouncing from guardrail to guardrail, across and under
lanes and back again, moving forward, and by the grace of the Gods, not
hitting anything substantial.
Healer's Meditation On Whirlpools Part I
The act of my cleaning a hot tub a few years ago has now become the hub
of an experience that reached back from there forty years and then
sprung forward to this very moment. A whirlpool becomes a metaphor for
the sacred cycle of life.
Healer's Meditation On Me As You
Just like you, I am an organism whose sense of self is dependent upon
billions of individual cells. Each of these cells is fulfilling its
purpose. There is so little variation between the cells that are you
and the cells that are me, all that's left is the illusion of
Healer's Meditation On the Written Word
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] Here you
will find words that represent the cumulative experience of my
lifetime, focused on a theme. It is a one-track experience of the
complexity that is me. You actually get to experience a side of me that
is organized, literal, and maybe more cogent and potent than you'd find
if we actually met in person!
Profits and Professionalism
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] The early history of the standard-bearer for
the medical profession (AMA) illustrates how arbitrary partisanship
significantly limits our choice in health care modalities.
Still-Small Voice in Action
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] I'm appalled, like so many others, by this
miasma that is Iraq, but the best way I've identified to contribute to
peace has been to focus more and more of my attention on what I can
create that offers healing.
Ambulance As A Vehicle For Alternative Concepts
It was in the back of
an ambulance that I was
introduced to some of the more esoteric concepts of healing and also
found my powers as a healer.
Is a Healer?
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] It goes on all the time, all around you. People
are finding ways to use who they are in the moment to move others
Sacred Space and the Healing Environment
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] The use of ritual and the creation of sacred
space can be means to the end of effecting healing transformation.
and the Healing Environment
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] By preparing yourself for the time that you
will be with a person, you often can be significantly more effective.
As simple as it sounds, this is something many of us too easily forget.
Healing Becomes a Commodity
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] The skewed concept of values that our society
impose on us takes many of us further away from "the work" and deeply
entrenches us into the mechanics of selling it.
Problem With Compassion
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] According to the actions of many of our
teachers, compassion unleashed is considered a detriment to effective
HeART of Spirituality
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] "Anything I learned, I learned in
the back of an ambulance." What once was almost a flippant comment has
actually become a touchstone for my life.
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] Were you to spend time with me, there are any
number of you who'd think I'm not someone whom you'd expect to be a
Most Revealing Interview of Ram Dass You'll Ever Read
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] This interview first appeared in January 2006
in Voice of Choices magazine, distributed in Seattle, Sedona, and Maui
Firetender's Lesson, Part One - Surrender and the Sweat Lodge
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] The first installment of five parts. During the
1990's, the author assisted an Oglala medicine family as firetender for
sacred ceremonies, at times while living with them on the Pine Ridge
Reservation in South Dakota. It was there that he learned the
inextricable link between healing and intent. He also learned firsthand
the importance of having respect for ancient traditions and their
power. In five parts.
Hands and Heart: Part Two, The Path To the Heart
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] Part Two explores how the author inadvertently
followed a path in alternative medicine and the arts and
community-living that taught him how to help people utilize the power
of connection in their work. It includes an exercise in
heart-consciousness for you to try.
Hands and Heart: Part One, A Paramedic's Journey
This article speaks to the discovery that the
allopathic medical system, as he was exposed to it while a paramedic,
create and reinforce "Flesh Mechanics" as opposed to Healers. Part
One explores how the author came to discover the subtle, yet powerful
difference between the two.
Heart-Consciousness, Part 1; The Poets Know It
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] The first installment of an eight-part series.
It is designed to build both a theoretical and experiential foundation
to help you to recognize the difference between brain-centered and
Things Healers Learn; Introduction
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] This first installment of a 20 part series
addresses some of the principles, ideas and ways of being that healers
throughout the ages have worked with in their callings -- as applied to
today's "culture" of health-care.
- Tug of War
[Health-and-Fitness:Alternative] Participating in the life/death struggle
exposes you to aspects of yourself that would almost seem impossible to
come to terms with. But you do because you have to. Here, I ask, "Am I
a healer or an agent of Death."
GRIEF AND LOSS -- From
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] And here, the writer muses on how it is the
power of opposites that makes life tick.
a Sporadic Series
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] It’s all about being in the moment, isn’t it?
And what does it look like when we explore the moment?
Part One; The Big "Why?"
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] This is a three-part series that offers a view
of suicide borne of many years of working in emergency services and
crisis-intervention. It asks the reader to become more willing to face
the suicidal as real people who are examining real options, and then
helping them to build a relationship with the moment that will carry
them to the next step.
Sh*t Into D*amonds, Part One; The Roots of Grief
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] This is a three-part story about transforming a
personal childhood of abject negativity into a tool useful for others.
It offers a theory of child development that sheds light on how we form
the decisions of our lives.
Apathetic Activist Deals With A World Gone Mad (Pt. 2)
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] Here, he looks at decisions he made that
allowed him to contribute to strengthening the will to live in both he
and the world.
Apathetic Activist Deals With A World Gone Mad (Pt. 1)
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] As a child, this author, like many of his
generation, had to find a way to find the will to live in a world that
was hell-bent on self-destruction.
Whispered Something: Can You Hear It?
[Self-Improvement:Grief-Loss] We, especially in the US, live under the
illusion that life is forever, that suffering is aberrant and that all
will come out well in the end, not to mention that we are the heroes of
the world. This is not reality. Members of the core First Responder
agencies entrusted with the care of the rest of us know this better
than most. Our culture demands that they suffer with this knowledge
alone. Are we learning anything?
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