As I watch the mother deer bring 5 of her young, of various ages, to our back lawn to delicately peruse and then eat very specific greens and that, moment by moment, I see each child is learning to watch-out for itself and make decisions, based on her example. After 6 weeks, I finally saw one of her oldest deer decide to leave the pack, as it saw me at the window and was no longer re-assured by it’s mother’s peaceful stance of Experience. It knew it was close to having total-responsibility, and made it’s independent assessment — the only thing that will help it survive when it is forced to leave the group soon. Are we any different? What should we be teaching our children to give them the best chance for Health and Survival?
And I admire the bushy-tailed grey squirrel’s uncanny ability to find the bit of water from a source where only it’s tiny face can fit to lick-up and for it to continue to chase it’s mate in a game-of-tag between the hard-work of gathering nuts. Yes, work must always be balanced by play.
I watched the wildlife lose access to precious food by staying away from our land for a whole week after my sister’s dog came and left her scent everywhere, until the scent disappeared after the first rainstorm of the season. My parents built this home more than 30 years ago, and lived here in harmony with the wildlife — not applying poisons to the land and not fencing it — unlike so many of our new neighbors, who have felt it their “right” to fence off “their” land with huge wrought iron-gates and fences and stone pillars, everywhere, so that ours is one of the few original, unfenced properties, where the wildlife can find food in a land that was “theirs” from Time Immemorial, when they shared it only with a few, more respectful humans — the indigenous Native American clans. Today, it’s shameful how humans put only their desires into the mix and call them “rights”.
I haven’t seen any California quail this year; that worries me. They used to be abundant. I have only seen one pair of jack rabbits; they used to be more abundant, too, and this pair is very wary, often coming alone. The raptors are fewer, and that will happen when the world below them gets out-of-balance. But the rooks or crows or ravens, whichever they are, have become much more numerous, and, as they are smart, they take over other’s eco-niches easily.
People have interfered with the natural access routes here and thereby the Cycle-of-Life for these animals, putting their very existence in jeopardy, and lack of access as well as replacing natural flora and plant biodiversity has impacted the whole ecology severely here, in just this tiny area of California’s richness. And, as for the lessons to be learned here, remember to ask yourself, “Am I living according to my Human Guideline Body Manual?”
What happens when we don’t use our HGBM? We become ill; we shorten our life; we fail to thrive and survive. Is it worth the price? In my opinion, very few humans live according to their HGBM — in Harmony — at one with the Land, the Cycle of Time, in accord with one another and with Self. The vital question now is “Can we undo the health-mess we have become?”.
It is important to remember that Healing is an Art and we have been divinely endowed with all kinds of skills, often not used or understood. Anyone dealing with a chronic health issue needs to pursue skills and find modalities to “get in touch” with their Innate Healing Ability (IHA).
Many alternative medical practitioners can start you on your Journey; as there are many ways to approach finding and then utilizing your Vital Life-Energy, also known as: “Chi”, “Prana”, “Ruach”, “Ki”, “Qi”, “Orgone Energy”, “Tachyon Energy”, “Mana”, “Barraka”, “Vital Force”, “Kundalini Energy”, “Navitas” and “vis medicatrix naturae”, Latin for the healing power of Nature.
All peoples on the planet have a name for this bio-energy, so we must acknowledge it’s existence; it is not a matter of new-age thinking. Only the still “sensitive” people among us can help the rest of us return to our Root, and move our Energy until we are well enough to feel and move our own Energy, again.
Last week, I just had my first session with a well-regarded Bowen Technique practitioner. I have known about Bowen for almost a decade, but never had access to a practitioner, but now, while staying with my Mum, several are nearby — there are about 12,000 world-wide now.
It was a relief to feel my “chi” flowing again and the painful muscles finally getting help to release. I often wonder how many dis-eases are “caused” by the strangulation of glands and organs by a bio-armor girdle of stressed-out, tight musculature.
Bowen is much more sophisticated and wide-reaching than Therapeutic Massage, but massage also has it’s place, as does: Jin Shin Jyutsu, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Esogetic Colorpuncture System from Dr. Peter Mandel, ND, Dr. Bach’s Flower Essence system and California’s Flower Essence Society’s system, Reiki, Alexander Technique, Reflexology, Tai Chi and Medical Qi Gong like Pangu Shengong and Chi’Lel. I have experienced most of these modalities and / or have officially studied, or independently learned, a great deal about them.
They help me be a better physician and custodian of my Soul and Body.
You can find each of the official sites on the web to learn more. And, when in doubt about a path, emulate a child’s intuitive choice, as they are more in touch. We can be again, too.
I humbly and sincerely encourage you to learn about each modality. Now, some food for thought.
” we embody all the skills and arts we need to manage our own health
by self-listening and guidance from those who already understand
but ultimately, the decisions and road must be our own
so, use the open-heart and open-mind you received at birth
listen to their Truth to guide you
we are the pilot of our body, mind and soul
wisely-used free-choice is a hallmark of our existence
all 3 trillion of our cells must have their voice and needs considered.
our well-being depends on bringing the universal energy to them
to nourish them and bathe them in the goodness of this greatest Gift
gain understanding that All is the Energy of Love — there is no separation
we are all One Life, One Be-ing — you are never alone
all angst, solace and joy are shared, and change is our constant companion
the energy constantly re-vitalizes and restores us to Perfection,
even if momentary, when we open our hearts to it”
Margaret Levin Shatzen
(c)2007 all rights reserved*
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Sir Dr. Robert Hutchison’s Physician’s Prayer
— written on the walls of Children’s Hospital, London
” From inability to leave well enough alone,
From too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old,
From putting knowledge before wisdom,
Science before art and cleverness before common sense,
From treating patients as cases, and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same.
Good Lord, deliver us.”
Meanwhile, find an excellent human being as your physician, and realise that you are at least an equal-partner in your own care.
This necessary equal-partnership is also emphasized in the new book I highly recommend by Dr. Thomas Rau, MD, Switzerland’s foremost naturopathic physician, “The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health”. We’ll talk about it more in the future, but it is a first-step to use your HGBM and for you to learn to strengthen your skills and knowledge of your IHA, as your inner-physician.
I certainly wish you all the Best.
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