The world is changing. Our health is changing. The concept of healing is changing. We have passed through an era time where we believed the answer was out there, and the solution would be found by someone else. Well, you might still believe that, which is ok, but consider for a moment to moment– if that has that been working? We are leaving the era of consumption. We know we cannot continue using up our resources the way we have been. Not on a global level nor on a personal level. We have spent the last decades using up our bodies so we can perform–u. Using up our health so we can continue...– continue what?
Take some time here now to reflect, take note, and make some personal life choices. Even if they seem beyond health, they are not. EVERYTHING affects your health. We have heard about holistic health for quite some time now but really it is not just holistic, it is a hologram. Time and space collapse into the NOW when we look at life from a quantum physics perspective. This may be It is possibly extreme for most–i. It rocks our world as we know it because all of a sudden it is beyond what we can grasp, see, touch, -and control...
We talk about how our thoughts and emotions affect our health and well-being. They do, but the ego/eco-health is beyond that.
Healing does not happen because we DO all the right things, THINK the right thoughts, and FEEL OK. It happens when we are ONE with our environment. When we can reach deeply into ourselves and be one with what is around us. I know this is a big endeavor, but let me try to make it as easily accessible as possible.
Healing is when your BEING is in right relationship with everything that surrounds you. Sounds strange still right? ... It means you are in right relationship with yourself! It means that you are in right relationship with your honest self–, that you act, speak, and interact from a place of truth.
For yourself this means to check in with your choices and act from a place of not just self-love, self-honor, self-respect, but also healthy boundaries AND truth! It means you are congruent, moment to moment, and that you do not betray yourself with your choices, over and over.
However, this is not just about our Self. If it were, we would be talking about the ego-health only, this is also about the eco-health, which includes our environment, the people in it, the animals in it, everything is part of the eco-health, which is really what nourishment is all about.
So let’s see what it means when we take what surrounds us into consideration. The environment that feeds us, supports us, and which we use based on our choices.
As far as our global environment is concerned, I find it is time to really take note of the footprints we leave behind with our choices and actions. The years behind us have been focused on our individuality, but what will the future ask of us?
We human beings have spent many of our resources over the past decades increasing consumption and quantity rather than compassion and quality, and with that our separateness to our life-source has grown.
We have focused on how to get more rather than how to get better and we have showed off rather than showed up. We have taken care of ourselves rather than cared for each other. We have been obsessed with work, money, and our individual performance rather than how our work is having meaning to us, maybe even purpose, –and with that can be a means to help create change in the world. Our workday has been what we have to do and not what we want to do; and we think of work as work and not as something that is part of who we are as a human being–, and how we want to be in the world, instead of who.
We don't think most have yet quite understood the interconnectedness between us and the world in general, nor our more direct relationship with everything coming from Mother Nature, her resources, and everything we choose to consume, do, be, or touch everyday. We don't see our footprints behind us and we think we leave no mark, but our simple act of breathing is a participation in the world’s ecosystem.
We talk about back to nature, back to real food, back to human relationships in a world of technology, but as far as I am concerned, we have to start thinking about this as "a forward to..."
We have to think about how we integrate our life of technology with nature, and see it as an interconnected part of our daily choices. The way we live our life needs to become both "how and who" we are in the world by understanding our part of the greater whole. Understanding our personal responsibility and giving that meaning. We have to create low impact technology that supports our lives in an eco-sustainable way. That gGives us access to high efficiency, but in a way that creates more balance, less consumption, less debris, and less stress.
Many feel lost, unseen and unheard in this fast world of ours. We are seeking spiritual growth and starting to wake up to the realization that it is up to us to grow, to learn, to find our happiness, but also up to us to share, be part of, and engage with the world and with others in it. Our separateness has to end, we have to all become part of the whole, while also each making our choices.
We are becoming global and social even if it is through technology, but with that we are creating a new version of the tribe, a much bigger village, and with that it takes every one of us to create the future.
We need to be connected to ourselves to be able to participate mindfully in this new world that we are walking towards. This does not mean higher performance nor perfection, but rather self- love and acceptance of who we are, what we have learned along the way, the mistakes we have made, and the successes we have had or hoped for. This is all part of us becoming who we are everyday and how we can make better choices for the future we want to participate in–; and it never ends.
Everyday is a step in the direction of our future and we all have to allow ourselves to explore what that might be like and look like. We need to be willing to not know and we need to be vulnerable enough to figure it out as we go along, share what we need, and appreciate the process of getting to the next step. This way we are not blindly and mindlessly moving thru the world consuming as we go along, but rather taking our place in it, finding our individual eco-consciousness.
We have been so focused on goals in the past era, that we have created a world of aggressive pursuit rather than determined creation of meaning and purpose.
We have lived in a way where we are supposed to reach something rather than embrace something. We have become human robots rather than human beings.
We have forgotten to simply be. To be present, still, mindful, but not just that, since for most that means mediation, but also living our daily life not in pursuit of experiences, but rather experiencing what we pursue.
That we can be present is not some higher state of being, but rather a down and dirty acceptance of the now rather than a busy mind arguing for what is not good enough and why we don't measure up. I'm not saying to not have dreams, ambitions, plans, we all need to have visions, but I'm saying to quit the life of creating illusions that we have to struggle so hard to measure up to, realize that we are here to experience this messy thing called life, and be ok with our most basic human kind-ness.
We have to realize that we do know the answer, that we are ok, we can figure it out, we do matter, we are not wrong, we are enough, and we are all and each of us part of the greater wholeness any way we twist and turn it.
Think about going from being busy to being engaged, going from filling up your time and life with stuff, and instead fill your life with meaning.
Instead of filling up your minds with thoughts and fear, fill it with intent. Instead of fill your heart with unmet desires, fill it with determination. Instead of filling your day with pursuit of perfection, fill it with pursuit of meaning and purpose. Instead of living in a state of protecting the "me", live with compassion for both yourself and our mutually shared space and time.