Monday, November 2, 2009

Consciousness Based Healthcare

I have copied and pasted the following article, as it explains the concept of consciousness based healthcare very well, and I couldn't do it better in my words (and time I have to write :-) ).
BodyTalk has been explained as energy medicine for a long time, but this does not describe it very well and turns some people off. What it actually really is, is:

Consciousness Based Healthcare
(and the explanation is in this article :) ):

By Tim Hall, CBP, LMT, ACE-CPT, RYT, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

We say that we facilitate the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. The body-mind’s own innate wisdom guides the process and the disease or problem gives way to health and well-being. What really is this disease (or problem) that befalls us in the first place? If innate wisdom can heal from its own level without an outside factor, then shouldn’t it be smart enough to avoid the causal factors in the first place, or at least not allow its healing process to be thwarted? In other words, what are we fighting against? What is the body at war with?
There are many ways of dividing and categorizing. We can divide the cosmos into light and dark and we can divide ourselves into health and disease. Some part of us is in health and another part in disease. What is the nature of disease and how can we be divided within our own self?
We can learn about disease by comparing it to darkness. Darkness has no substance. It is not a thing and cannot be measured. It is only the absence of light. You cannot scoop up darkness and throw it away nor can you add more dark to create a darker level of darkness. Yet we experience darkness and cannot deny that.
Our ability to experience is so comprehensive that we can experience reality (that which exists) and we can experience illusion (that which does not exist). Philosophically, the unchanging factor underlying all human experience is existence itself.
When we understand the nature of light, it is self-evident how to deal with darkness – simply turn on the light. Although darkness is not a thing, we know and experience its effects. To stumble through a room with perfectly good vision but no visual experience, it’s obvious that this is due to darkness. If we throw our hands in the air and proclaim that the darkness is not real, then we’ve resigned ourselves to not needing a reason to seek out light, which is foolishness.

The old model of disease is slowly shifting away from that of a thing that needs to be fought against. However, if it swings too far in the other direction it will be unfairly dismissed, and denial will be its substitute.
Light does not cause darkness and since darkness is not substantial, it can’t cause itself. There is no cause for darkness. There is no cause for disease and that is why investigating the factors of disease is like stumbling in darkness.
Health, like light, is the only solution. Introduce health and the body-mind rises to a higher level of awareness and life improves. It is the increase in awareness that brings the mental satisfaction we all crave and not the elimination of symptoms. Our suffering was not due to the symptoms. Suffering is the sign that we are not fully aware, which is why a person can appear healthy and wealthy and still be suffering greatly.
This shows us that although health is the solution to disease, the ultimate goal and source of our newfound happiness is the increase in awareness. Health and disease are not at war and although opposites, they are not-two. They work together to bring out the essential nature, which is pure existence beyond health and disease.
Although we are not concerned with our disease history as a badge of honor, the process does leave its’ mark. We are scarred, as to say that everyone who wrestles with higher consciousness walks with a limp. This scarring contributes to our uniqueness in the same way that the chip on the knee of Michelangelo’s David makes it a masterpiece.
By continually exposing darkness and introducing light, we move more and more into the light. By this process, we reach a point where the quality of fullness dominates, and we become illuminated by pure awareness (the Transcendental Light) that we essentially are. This does not eliminate darkness, it reveals its true nature.
This is the process BodyTalk facilitates. It is a consciousness-based deepening of understanding and experience which we call a shift in perspective – from ignorance to truth; from suffering to awareness; from non-self to Self. None of this discounts the value of medicine, nutrition, trauma care or common sense.
We do not deny the experience of disease or any problem in life, we simply recognize it for what it is – the gaining of a new awareness, higher-consciousness and deeper experience. Living life fully requires a perspective capable of standing in the gap to see and appreciate 100% light and 100% darkness.
Transcend health and disease by practicing or having regular consciousness-based BodyTalk sessions or BreakThrough steps. What eases all suffering in life is the bliss and power inherent in higher consciousness that comes with greater awareness. Don’t sell out for a static state of symptom-free health when the consciousness of the cosmos and pure awareness of existence itself is at your fingertips. This is your birthright. Claim it.

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It's mainly our believe systems, our fight against our own bodies, that creates 'dis-ease'....as I wrote in my previous post about supplements as well. There can be no health without disease and all of us have some symptoms all the time...and there we go again, it comes to acceptance, gratefulness, grace and to 'not fight against'...

I'll leave you and myself with that for now :)...

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