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Healthcare Wants and Needs

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My latest blog on why pharmaceutical companies are successful …

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Natural Healing

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Our desire to heal when we are unwell is a perfectly natural one.

What we often overlook is that the most effective healing is self-healing. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it is the only true healing for our bodies, minds and emotions. And there are so many therapies, medical drugs and procedures, remedies and pills out there that we often overlook this simple fact.

So the question becomes what is the natural remedy or remedies for your situation? What will assist you in restoring your harmony and well being?

In many cases, it is fairly straightforward. For instance, if you cut your finger, well wash it and put a plaster over it until it heals itself.

In other cases, the solution is not so obvious. These more mysterious and chronic situations call for a slightly different approach. An approach which calls for investigation, questioning and above all listening to the results of that inquiry. This investigative approach can take many forms, such as blood tests, kinesiology, dream analysis and psychoanalytical tests.

Another more radical approach is to listen, deeply and in complete silence to the body. To simply listen, unimpeded by analysis, interruption or judgement, unobscured by pain suppressants. And whilst in this deep listening state allow the body to tell its’ story.

This deep listening approach to healing acknowledges our body in its’ most complete sense; the witness, memory and expression of our whole life experience as embodied spirit. This process also recognizes that our unheard story is often at the root of the energy blockages which are the source of our disharmony which manifests itself as ill-health.

So, with this rather radical approach, the story, your story, is witnessed without judgement or trying to change or to heal anything. This non-interference includes you. You are no longer judging, trying to change or heal or justifying anything etc.

To listen and to be listened to deeply, is the healing itself.

© David R. Durham
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Time Heals?

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I read a posting on the internet a couple of days ago which quoted one of the rules of life as being, ‘Time heals almost everything, give it time’.

I have to say that I do not agree with that one at all. Many things that people need to heal are buried, suppressed, ignored, forgotten, worked around or put-off for another day, but time itself heals very little.

This view is based upon my experience as a therapist, where the resolution of unresolved past trauma which is still being held in the body, is a major feature of the therapeutic work. And without that resolution of past traumas, very little real healing will take place.

© David R. Durham
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Medicinal Plants

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The use of plants for medicinal and other health reasons in an ancient tradition.

Today, I’d like to share a web-link to a very useful website on this subject: Live & Feel Website

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Concepts of Love

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The Western educated mind is very fluent in concepts, often much more so than we actually realise.

That’s how we are educated from a very early age, and we are so immersed in this process that we do not always realise the degree to which we live our life in our concepts of life, instead of the raw feeling and direct experience of life.

And, you, sitting there reading this, you “get the concept” of what I’m saying. Don’t you.

How many times can you recall yourself saying things like: “Well I didn’t think (blank) would be like that.” “I expected (blank) to be (blank).” “It turned out much cooler than I thought it would be.” And so on.

And this clash between what we think life is, with how life actually is in the living experience of it, is a source of much human disappointment and grief.

Transformations
One of the most potent of human transformations, is when our center of awareness moves from our head to our heart. This relocation of awareness, or the kick start for it, is usually forced upon us by the circumstances of life.

Until this transformation happens, we only have concepts of love. We quiet happily pronounce that I love this person or that thing or an experience or whatever. But that is all that it is, a concept, an idea of love, and what love should or should not be.

If we move home from our head to our heart, then love is largely unspoken. Ironically, love now becomes much harder to put into words, i.e. it becomes much harder to put love into a mental straight-jacket.

When we move home from our head to our heart, love becomes a natural expression of our being, it is the ground of our being. Now love is the prime motivator for the way we live and behave.

How easy this transformation is, naturally varies from person to person. Many never even attempt this journey at all. For those who do go through it, it can take many months to fully re-orientate themselves, and for many people this transformation can take many years of diligent spiritual practice.

© David R. Durham
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Unending Flow

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You make your love conditional;
If you loved me, you would do what I want.

But love was made of giving;
If you loved me, you wouldn’t say that.

So be brave and open your heart and give your love regardless;
If God loved us, he would stop this war, this famine, this injustice.

And after days or months or maybe even years of allowing your love to flow unconditionally;
If I loved you, would you love me?

The penny will finally drop;
If my children loved me, they would visit me.

We create the world that we live in;
So rest in your heart and let your love flow, and flow and flow, and create the world that you really want to live in.

© David R. Durham
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