The whole truth can only be the whole truth.
Healing = whole. Whole = consciousness. Consciousness springs from awareness.
Healing is big topic, and a most important one of our time. It appears as if the planet is divided in two camps; those searching for ways to protect its natural recourses and find personal meaning and health, and those oblivious to or uncaring of state of the world, or their own personal lives. It is true that the world out there is much in need of much healing. The planet and its eco-systems, entire societies and its systems are broken. Can any of it be fixed? And where to begin?
A place is to start is to understand a little more of what healing means. Healing means to make whole, to bring the parts together as one. We are all fragment parts of the same fragment whole. Simple, and not so simple. The fragments cannot simply be taped up and stuck together with a few peace treaties, laws to protect nature and medical and technical innovation. The solution does not lie in science, or religion, or politics. True healing is a process of growing awareness, and understanding of inner healing, of self, and at the same time, understanding that the inner self is totally connected to the outer reality. Healing of nature, of the planet and its societies is a spiritual journey.
Recognising and honouring the sacred nature of life, ones own and that of others, and nature. It has little to do with religion or beliefs. It has everything to do with the one-ness of the universe. This is a mystery that cannot be explained scientifically, yet science can recognise the mystery by admitting that some things can be known and some things can only be felt… the big picture is an unknowable one, the mind and science can reason and probe and discover and speculate, but cannot intellectually grasp the infinite. Yet human consciousness can somehow sense the infinite.
Any dogma, scientific, spiritual or religious, stripped of holistic consciousness is fragmented, broken, and doomed to failure, or manifests as physical and mental illness, dis-ease, an absence of well-being. Becoming conscious of the whole is healing. Developing a body-mind-spirit strategy seeks to unite the parts in conscious awareness of the whole – within, and without. The healing process is in taking the inner journey and manifesting the inner transformation in the outer world along the way. Then we learn to be, or become, the change we want to see in the world, if we want to see healing.
Heal through awareness and consciousness
Through discovering and developing and understanding of the process of inner healing, inner transformation, comes greater appreciation of the challenge of the healing of nature and society. The process is not a chicken-and-egg or egg-or-chicken scenario – it is more a simaltanious growing of consciousness of “as within, so without”. The power of the heart is now becoming a scientifically understood phenomena. Love – or a strong, healthy heart space – emits a force field several times more powerful than that of the brain. Making a conscious connection to the one-ness, a feeling of the sacred sense of connection to the the one-ness, or consciousness to the Godhead, universal consciousness is the ultimate goal of yoga. The bodywork is to loosen and render it sensitive to and activated to conscious breathing practices, pranayama, the science of the breath. It was very specifically developed to bring about the states of mind necessary for meditation. In meditation it is understood, or felt, that the thinking mind, the intellect, is subject to the heart. Core spiritual teachings inspires love and wisdom, not rational knowledge. Yet there is nothing irrational about proclaiming such spirituality, in fact it is vital that the study of the life force and consciousness makes 100% sense.
The thinking mind limits spirit
It is not so much about getting lost in the details of diet and conservation and socio-politics to save ourselves or the planet. Focus now on immediate surrender of ego and self-will to consciousness. Energy follows attention. Go within and the intention will infuse the heart with spirit, and spirit will open the mind. Inner healing brings about outer change. Reality changes. Become the change you want to see in the world. Be the change.
The journey of holistic healing
Holistic healing is a paradox. It requires a direct connection to the whole, yet the way there is the biggest journey undertaking of one’s life.
A music peace project based on “going within”
We need to go beyond the scope of the ordinary, rational, thinking mind when looking for “the whole”. We may do this in many ways; for me it is often connected to my own creativity, which empowers an important aspect of my well-being, for me to follow my bliss (video blog). And this process goes out into the world as a “contribution”. For example a music track I produced Light of All light has a specific healing intention, to connect the heart with the mind, for a different way of looking at conflict.
12 March, 2015.