Healing Arts Report

Practices for an Evolving Life

They Don't Tell You How

“You need to love yourself more.” “You shouldn’t feel that way.” “Always put other people first. Don’t be selfish.” The one thing that is missing from all this good advice is telling you HOW to do it. We introduce you to practical tools using your own character traits to support you in creating practical answers to those questions. Read more here.

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Two memoirs tell about times of extreme personal growth in the author’s life. Sunny Side Up is a window into the early 70s when certain young adults were searching for a way to head off society’s path bent on materialism. The Transparent Feather tells of a dying author passing the torch of writing to her new friend cum student.

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You can love yourself and other people as well. At Healing Arts Report we explore fulfilling personal development that at the same time serves to create the shift to a peaceful new world paradigm.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ―C.G. Jung

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No Such Thing As Affordable Healthcare (as we define it)

Here’s a video of what health looks like. And see how long they
stay with something that interests them!

How can it be affordable when what we call health care is actually trauma care? While western medicine excels in fixing trauma and repairing badly damaged bodies, we apply the same kind of thinking when it comes to maintaining health. If our goal in healthcare is to repair rather than increase vitality, the costs are infinite.

Prevention, maintenance, and vigor require us to be active participants in our own care. We need to incorporate not what is new but what is ancient. Health is not just the absence of disease or accident.

A crucial understanding in most traditional (folk, ancient, and ethnic) health systems is that the human being is a constantly changing organism taking nourishment from its environment, using what it can, and then releasing what it cannot use. This constant movement is the essence of health.

Nourishment consists of food, liquids, air, images, sounds, ideas we are exposed to and that we think, and even behaviors acted on and practiced by us. We release wastes from our bodies, think thoughts, and take actions on and in the world around us. It is the ability to balance engagement and movement that brings health and happiness or dis-ease and frustration.

Each of the interactions mentioned above can happen in a wide variety of forms. Food can be so processed as to not contain any living nutritional qualities. Just because it is chewable and can be swallowed doesn’t make it food. Just as being yelled at or beaten while being given shelter doesn’t create a loving relationship. An idea can hurt numerous people and be self-destructive to the perpetrator or can create health and prosperity to all involved.

Living in growing awareness of these interactions means that we take responsibility for our contributions to the quality of life, our own included. We are not only receivers but also purveyors. All of these involvements contribute to our personal health and the health of the planet and our society.

The more we engage in fighting with the people, eat food without nutrition, spend time doing things we dislike, the more likely we are depriving ourselves from finding meaning in our lives. Without meaning, the more likely we are going to be stressed and unhealthy.


2 Responses to “No Such Thing As Affordable Healthcare (as we define it)”

  1. This is a brilliant post! I know it was published months ago–I missed it somehow. I may want to repost it or refer to it on my site: how would our whole lives change if we took this stand on ourselves and on others’ lives?

    Posted by Beth Raps, RAISING CLARITY | November 22, 2013, 1:42 pm

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