A total, an enriching revolution cannot take place unless you and I understand ourselves as a total process. You and I are not isolated individuals but are the result of the whole human struggle with its illusions, fancies, pursuits, ignorance, strife, conflict, and misery. One cannot begin to alter the condition of the world without understanding oneself. If you see that, there is immediately within you a complete revolution, is there not? Then no guru is necessary because knowledge of oneself is from moment to moment, it is not the accumulation of hearsay, nor is it contained in the precepts of religious teachers. Because you are discovering yourself in relationship with another from moment to moment, relationship has a completely different meaning. Relationship then is a revelation, a constant process of the discovery of oneself, and from this self-discovery, action takes place. So, self-knowledge can come only through relationship, not through isolation. Relationship is action, and self-knowledge is the result of awareness in action … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Be aware that you are a link in the chain of being
You live in contraction, thinking of yourself as an individual. Where do the terms "me" and "mine" find meaning? When you really look into yourself you cannot say the body belongs to you... You are what you absorb. You eat vegetables, fish.. and these are dependent on light, the sun, warmth. The light is related to the moon... and the stars are all related. There is nothing personal in us. The body is in organic relationship with the Universe. ... … [click on title to read and view more]
Holistic — means more than most consider
As the term "holistic" has been popularized, it tends to emphasize wholeness and so it is an uplifting and enlarging concept. But it also means embracing complexity, the unknown, and our inability to control things. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
That which gets labeled psychiatric illness is rarely one thing…we are holistic beings
There is no reason to assume that the medical and the spiritual causes are mutually exclusive. As deeply holistic beings they are almost always intertwined. The spiritual experience often needing support and attention from a physical/medical stance as well. What is dangerous is to assume that psychiatrists actually know a damn thing about true medical causes when it comes to psychiatric distress. Psychosis can be caused by all sorts of things...what it is not caused by is an imaginary chemical imbalance made popular by pharma, then medicated by said neurotoxic pharma. Such medications may dull the symptoms and even help people function in the short term but they poison and sicken the body in the long term and heal nothing at all. Psychotic symptoms can be caused by autoimmune disorders, celiac and other gluten intolerances, other food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid problems and the list goes on and on...it's a very rare and unusual MD that looks for such causes or knows anything at all about how to treat them.Sacred illness may be both deeply physical/medical and spiritual both... … [click on title to read the rest]
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