I am writing a book. This is the Foreword. I have an inventory of Crystal Soundhealing Bowls that I am exploring how to share optimally and be truly helpful. Decided that writing out my perspective would aid in (foreword starts here) My Mission Statement:
To Enable and Empower Optimal Human Health.
I have been chewing on this bone for 20 years since I retired from full time Family Practice as a Medical Doctor. I sum up my Medical Career as “spitting into the wind”. I could never convince myself that my care made a difference at a fundamental level. What I do know: I want to be part of the solution of optimal health. In a Nutshell: Empower the Individual.
The illusion of knowledge … is a powerful thing. Simply look all around you. Our current perspective has created the world as it is right now. It stays solidly in place until we choose an alternative perspective.
If you want to make a change … you have to make a change.
For a start: Time To Change the Conversation.
Too simple to be true?
What is healing?
What is optimal health?
Healing is different for each individual.
It can be a simple relief of pain.
It can be freedom of movement.
All the way up to full self-actualization.
Our past methods have put all the focus on the healer.
I now choose to focus on the individual.
All healing truly occurs within the individual and under the individual’s control.
The biomedical model is limited in its not fully recognizing this relevant fact.
In many ways, training an individual away from their natural optimal health.
Stuck in a loop we are.
The individual is more like a film projector, creating reality around themselves than a camera simply taking snapshots of some static, solid, unchangeable environment.
Yes, this is a subtle concept challenging to grasp onto.
Not necessary to understand it.
I invite you to be open to the fact that any and all healing, better termed optimization, requires you.
To make conscious what has commonly been subconscious is a choice for you.
To hold intention, to allow, to call in, your natural optimal state is an experiment I offer to you.
We likely do not fully know what our optimal state is.
Perhaps we enjoy it now.
I do not know.
Freedom in not knowing.
I believe we all possess natural self-healing mechanisms.
We also have free will.
My perception sees many of us using our free will in a subconscious way leaving us in a limited state.
Most of us not recognizing or accessing our self-healing nature.
We, as a society, entered into a collective agreement generations ago, perhaps a millenium or more, that has led us to our current normal.
I translate to suboptimal.
Go for optimal.
It is a choice.
I have explored many modalities in search of the ever elusive optimal health.
I put a few guidelines down.
I want ease, effectiveness and efficiency with little to no side effects.
Consistent effort and exploration led me to find what I was looking for.
I now call myself a pyschokinetic health practitioner or vibrational catalyst.
Through intention, practise and support, I am able to channel energy to others to allow their own self-healer to be activated.
Alone, I can do nothing.
Any person I sit with is in full control of what they receive.
Without some openness, it is possible to receive nothing.
It cannot be forced upon you.
Each individual has to determine if they want to experiment with me in this way.
I believe in miracles.
I translate miracle into truth not yet optimally perceived.
We are caught in our own feedback loops.
We are fully able to optimize or heal, aside from our belief that we are unable.
Our beliefs hold power.
All the power.
If you want to change your health, the most effective way will be to change your beliefs.
The placebo effect.
The nocebo effect.
Placebo: you receive benefit because you believe you will.
Nocebo: you do not receive benefit because you do not believe you will.
Just think about the Science Fiction movie we now find ourselves in.
We have the power … but we do not realize it.
We believe in magic Scientific Research that is variously influenced by placebo/nocebo effect of the beliefs of all the participating individuals – both the researchers and the subjects.
So many cooks in the soup, we have a lot of challenges trying to interpret why the soup has turned out the way it has. And can rarely be duplicated.
To loosen our grip on the plot of this long playing Science Fiction movie, we can take ownership of our own pot of soup.
It is essential that each of us maintain sovereignty over our pot of soup.
We say yes or no to each individual ingredient.
My offering to you is a modality that is easy, effective and efficient.
The side effect profile is pristine.
Certainly shifting energy can be felt. But it passes over hours or days.
We can instruct the effects to come in with ease and grace.
They can come in over days, weeks … even months, years.
I do not ask anyone to believe something they have not experienced.
I do request you to be openminded and open to an experience.
Experience is truly the best teacher.
Skepticism that is combined with an open mind is healthy.
To be closeminded is also a choice.
Live and let live is a motto I thrive on.
I do not aim to defend or convince … only offer my perspective on health.
I consider it a Beautiful Truth founded on Freedom.
Freedom to choose.
There are alternatives to the Biomedical Model of health and disease.
So the original question, what is optimal health?
My sense, a coming attraction … to a theatre near you.
I do not know what optimal health is.
Hypothesis: very rare in today’s environment.
That is likely to change.
When we choose it.
Go for optimal.
That’s what I plan to do.
Disclaimer: Not to replace current care you may be receiving from Health Professionals. Use your own discernment to determine your next best step in your journey to Optimal Health. Most of us, myself included, will be most gracefully served to straddle the Biomedical System while enabling the self-optimizing model.
I have collected many analogies to attempt to translate my experiences to this perspective that I share.
The most recent addition is the crabs in a bucket analogy. When collecting crabs, the large ocean dwellers, one needs only place them in a large bucket one after the other. If a crab were to attempt to escape the bucket, its fellow crabs will prevent its escape via the claws grabbing naturally. No lid required. You have likely heard the we are all connected concept. Energetically. So it is challenging to let go of old mindsets when those around you cling to them. We do influence each other. Usually with the highest of intentions. However, good intentions do not guarantee optimal results.
I have seen myself as a swimmer in the depths of the ocean. When I attempt to swim to the surface, there are many hands grasping at my ankles. I will not reach the surface until my community lets go of their grasp. Control and authority is in there.
Just another encouragement to Live and Let Live.
Fear and judgment are common in society today. To let go of judgment of another enables them to discern their best action for themselves. This is relevant to enable optimal health.
Be mindful when you interject into the life of another. Via action but also thoughts, energy. Optimal to strengthen the connection rather than worrying about or attempting to control the choices of another.
Listen to me now.
Believe me later.