Have we lost our way? Is the West the Best?
Today I was again reminded of how complicated many of our lives had become... where did the natural and simple life go?
Many years ago, around some 20 or so, I was a School Councillor and delegated to look after a non-so-white teacher from South Africa. He was sponsored by his government to study our models of teaching and lifestyle.
With my background in health, of course the subject was autonomously raised. After much discussion we both realised that his people were suffering from too little food, medicine and other perceived necessities, with too much being available in the west. He asked the question "How could we make this more balanced"?
Are you happy? Are you really happy? Really, really happy…??
Have you ever thought it was in someone else’s hands to make you happy? That it is their fault you are in the predicament you are in or why your state of health is so bad? Or that the world is just an awful place, why on earth am I here and why is this happening to me?
Intuitively, we all know we need to address our own issues, at best as they arise…but how often do you hear your self-talk say ‘It doesn’t matter, it will get better on it’s own.’ We do nothing, say nothing, let it ride, things get worse and then we start to feel unwell within…
‘The contents of consciousness consist of a narrow, dynamic stream of everything we are presently aware of—our perceptions of the external world and bodily sensations, together with our thoughts, actions, emotions, and memories.’ From the book ‘30 second psychology’ thank you.
A healing crisis is what most of us previously called an ill-ness. In its purest sense, a healing crisis is any condition of discomfort or dis-ease, which means “away from ease.” Whether it is caused by stress, trauma, various agents of chemistry, or “bugs,” a healing crisis is not fun.
When we call “feeling sick” an illness, it has an undesirable or negative connotation, something to be avoided, done away with, or suppressed quickly...
It takes courage, a deep love of self and humanity to move beyond the status quo and glimpse the oysteric paradigm we have chosen to experience and live within. Absolutely anything is possible. Moving out of form and into observation of how we operate, allows us to see who we truly are - spirit in form!