is intertwined with and inseparable from our spirituality;
all aspects of ourselves are intertwined (physical, mental,
emotional, spiritual, etc.).
“You are not a human being in search
of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual
being immersed in a human experience.” ~Teilhard de
• Being human is not separate from being divine.
We cannot affect one part without affecting the whole.
• A limb, a shoulder, a vertebra
• A body system
• A thought or belief
• Like a tensegrity model
“I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective
reality. They are not just parts somehow related
to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning.
A brain without a body could not think.”
Everyone has an abundance of internal wisdom and
can learn how to help themselves.
Living life to the fullest and healthiest is about possibilities
and choice, rather than a “right” way.
Ease and efficiency are innate; struggle is acquired. What
appears to be dis-ease now was likely at
point useful and chosen; it is now a matter of identifying
what is no longer of service and
the underlying wisdom.
We are all ultimately in harmony with the design of nature.
We can reconnect with this internal wisdom.
Ultimately, you are responsible for you.
Everyone can learn, and at any age. Learning can be learned.
We can affect our internal and external world: our health,
relationships, life situations, states of being.
“ . . . there is nothing permanent or compulsive in
your system except what you believe to be so.”
Moshe Feldenkrais, The Elusive Obvious
Health is not a thing that we eventually
obtain, but an ongoing life journeying. I would rename it
“healthing.” Full health(ing) is a journey of
embodiment and self-actualization, or the realization of
one’s potentials, of all aspects of oneself.
With each step of our life journey that we embrace, we not
only live (survive), but we have the chance to evolve.
When we fully embody ourselves, we stand in unity and community
more effectively. World peace starts
with inner peace—it isn’t about changing our
neighbors, but evolving ourselves.
“Well-being” = efficient functioning,
energy, experiencing and assimilating, the permeation of
Spirit/Divine in all things, self-acceptance, and
Relationships of all kinds are a key to well-being.
Relationship: the way in which two concepts, objects,
or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
Relationships include: to self, to Divine (Spirit/Universe/God/life-force
energy), to others, to the
physical environment; body systems to each other, bones
to other bones, cells to other cells;
thoughts to actions; beliefs to physical situations.
Interconnections: Everyone is connected to an unlimited
source of love, abundance, and nourishment.
All living things are connected to all living things. The
universe listens and responds to us, and we
respond to it.
Ongoing disease can be underlied by a disconnection of some
We are many, but at the same time we are one.
Life can be richer, more meaningful, more free when we connect
spiritual wisdom to our
physical circumstances and when we connect with our support
systems, both internal and external,
Earthly and Heavenly.
Other people are mirrors for us, and “each one of
us is Spirit’s channel for each other.” (J R
A relationship with the Divine—or a connection
with something bigger than ourselves of which we are a part—contributes
to deeper experience and wholeness and invites within us
a cycle of giving and receiving, participating and releasing.
There is no one way to access the Divine (Spirit, Universe,
God, life-force energy). The Divine can
be found within oneself, in nature, in God, in spiritual
guides and helpers.
Spiritual experience is both personal (it fits into our
being, our make-up, how we perceive
ourselves and our experiences) and shared (in connections
with others, in the group consciousness
of society, in a feeling of oneness).
Recognizing the Divine within ourselves and within every
other being and action helps us
transcend limiting thoughts and beliefs.