The term "healing arts" includes many more approaches to health and well-being than we are conditioned to associate with healing. Think stand-up comedy. If that's the intent, that's what happens!
The healing artist uses every moment of his or her experience, everything at his or her disposal -- within the context of the present moment -- to effect healing transformation. That sensibility can revolve around the hub of one's primary modality of healing. Surgeons do it!
Long before there were ever the things we call "therapies", healing was something that everyone was involved in. Such things as art, music, theatre, ritual, and ceremony wrapped around the concepts of sacred space and community inclusion were amongst the most potent and Universal tools. Back then, you simply worked with everything available to you.
Why not now?
approach (and most of our healthcare "systems" suffer from it!) has
wonderful scientific and technological breakthroughs, but in the
process has minimized the healing power of heart-centered connection.
The drive toward specialization has produced generations of health care
professionals who have narrowed their focus so much they've filtered
out the greater picture of the human being that has come to them for
help. In the process, they've also deprived themselves of
Being involved in the healing arts is not all about love and light, and it ain't easy! Especially when you lift your eyes up from the parts, look the whole being right in the eyes and see yourself!
Spirit is multi-dimensional. It will use any vehicle as a mirror. There's not a firetender around who hasn't gotten singed by getting too close to the people in his or her care. Yet, it's so common an experience that it deserves more of our attention.
expanding our vision of healing must include a
deepening of our experience of ourselves, as well. And here you will
learn ways to allow yourself to be human and still get the job done,
while strengthening your powers, both personally and professionally!
learn here can be
applied to whatever modality of healing you practice, and whatever you
do in life. "firetending" is a way of relating to the world. This site
meant to be
an adjunct that informs you; one that hopefully can act as a
catalyst to help you better use your powers of connection and
for the good of the people you serve.
It is also
designed to turn you on to new ways of thinking and new tools to
incorporate into what you already do.
ain't the box!