Sunday, October 26, 2014

This weeks blog continues on the theme of balancing the polarities of the Tree of Health to find wellness, healing and curing

Without the Balance implicit in the various polarities of a Tree of Health, our resolution or Will can lead us astray. Will has to be realistic and tailored to the task at hand. This is where the knowledge of the medical profession can be critical. 
For Action to be most effective, active Choice and participation (no Denial) of the patient are required. True or right Action requires that the patient has a say in the decision. A passive patient who allows the health team to make all the decisions regardless of how negatively he or she feels about the consequences, is a disabled patient where the power of Will is at least partly deactivated and Balance is disturbed. On the other hand there are passive patients who have made a Choice to have complete Hope and Faith in the medical team and allow them to do whatever is deemed fit. This can be part of the Surrender approach and in this way Intention and correct Action occur automatically if the competence of the medical effort matches the confidence granted it. 
Belief and Hope rather than Hopelessness, Surrender and Trust rather than Resignation, Love and Courage rather than Fear (that includes guilt,) Truth rather than Denial, Knowledge and Receptivity rather than Ignorance, Choice rather than Lack of Choice, Action rather than Inaction – and Congruence with Self rather than wanting to please. All of these together with Will and Balance are a powerful combination and when strengthened by Grace that comes from Faith can be a formidable remedy for healing or cure. It behooves all healers to be sure this prescription is taken in generous amounts.
A Tree of Health is another model that helps us juggle and prevail over the opposites. Thoughts lead to words and words can indeed “call” positive or negative events into existence. Once we put our thoughts into words, we have begun the process of calling or emanation. 
It is difficult to curb negative thoughts unless we refine our minds with some sort of meditative practice but we should at least stop short of expressing thoughts into words. 
We strengthen or weaken our equanimity depending on how we describe, depict, emphasize, accentuate, highlight, articulate, elaborate, regard, detail and even joke about our inner being and health. When we complain, bewail, moan, grumble, protest, remonstrate, itemize and verbalize negatively, we may do ourselves harm. Since everything began with the Word we have to be careful with thoughts that lead to pessimistic speech. We can guard our reflections by paying attention to how we contemplate, mirror, picture, muse, survey, observe, regard, brood, weigh, consider, speculate, ponder and plan. We should strengthen and facilitate the positive conversation that aligns us with health and beware of delving into negative dialogue that aggravates the illness. Whenever we make an affirmation it should always be affirmative and positive and not negative. An affirmation like, “may I never get sick again” should be rephrased by, “may I always be well.” Negative affirmations have no power. Emanation cannot begin with a negative. If we stay centered, the greatest possibility for wholeness and health may manifest. A Tree of Health helps us remember the essential factors that influence the Inner Healer and reinforces the concept of polarity balance that is the key to all healing. 

"We see things as we are not as they are." The Talmud

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