A Fundamental Error in Health, Healing and the Body.

Our number one fundamental error when it comes to health and healing, wellbeing, illness and even our approach to the body itself, is this:

We assume all our answers are going to be found on the linear level of reality. We are so embedded in this causal reality with all its rules that we are unable to traverse the mysterious inner world where everything is interconnected and changeable, where matter and consciousness blend into the same thing and, ultimately, where there is no ‘real world,’ only consciousness.

When we allow ourselves to entertain new possibilities and new explorations, and we dive into the murky world of emotions, into the prison of conditioned thinking and beliefs, into our cultural conditioning itself, and even further into the nature of reality, we open the door to all kinds of awareness and insights, into a whole new vista of previously unexplored potential.

And that potential is packed with transformational energy. That potential is the potential of miracles and spontaneous healing.
Thats pretty much the only way we can access the doorway.

THINK BEYOND THE BOX.

Most people either don’t want to or simply can’t get far enough beyond the ‘in the box’ thinking for them to imagine other realities or possibilities. But that is really what we must do in order to transform or heal.

HOW?

First you must imagine that it is possible. It must enter your world through the imagination. Imagination opens the door of possibility.

Then you have to explore and experience. You have to meet what you experience openly, and when there is contraction and judgement you must commit to surrendering it. It is a constant deepening, a voyage to the centre of life. A journey into the heart of darkness. The gifts are incalculable. Sometimes miraculous.

You must persist beyond your comfort zone and break out.  Willingness itself makes this possible.

Sometimes you need someone to guide you and assist the journey.

Thats what I do.

 

Ancestral Wounds, Holistic Healing and Spiritual Inquiry – New Podcast

Ancestral Wounds, Holistic Healing and Spiritual Inquiry.

A new podcast is available.
This one follows on form last weeks.

These two quotes sum up this weeks episode:

I feel very strongly that I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors. It often seems as if there were an impersonal karma within a family which is passed on from parents to children. It has always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate had posed to my forefathers, and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue, things which previous ages had left unfinished.” Carl Jung 

My physician explained that ongoing adversity in childhood leads to a chronic state of “fight, flight or freeze.” Researchers at Yale had recently shown that when inflammatory stress hormones flood a child’s body and brain, they alter the genes that oversee our stress reactivity, re-setting the stress response to “high” for life. This increases the risk of inflammation, which manifests later in cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases like mine.’ Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Everything that happens on the level of form is a call to holistic inquiry.
This podcast dives deeper down the rabbit hole of emotions and the body, ancestral wounds and childhood conditioning.
A powerful message for all those looking for transformation, joy, love, health and freedom.
‘Holistic Wisdom is a Lived and Embodied Spirituality that has its feet planted firmly on the ground and has its roots deep in the mud of our humanity, yet its branches reach to the heavens.
And in between its roots and its branches is the healthy flow of energy.
Its simple, natural and very profound.’
Symptoms, wounds, issues from the past, trouble in relationship, depression, addiction, lostness, anxiety, all auto immune diseases, in fact any chronic condition are ALL pointing us to Holistic Inquiry, the Great Looking Inwards.
We fail to understand this and try and deal with them on the surface, because thats all we know and thats all we are offered by the mainstream medical model.
Matters discussed: The existential meaning of Thyroid Dysfunction and other chronic dis-eases. Ancestral burdens and the negative power of traumatic conditioning.
Fear as a factor in illness.
The wake up call of illness.

And available on iTunes:

 

Holistic Inquiry – What Is It?

Holistic Inquiry – the Healing of Fragmentation

The process of healing, resolving or removing anything that prevents wholeness.

We are designed for Integration of all parts into the whole. We are a whole system. And yet we live in fragmented ways. Mind is fragmented from body, spirit is fragmented from our life, health is thought of as a purely physical issue and treated accordingly, and emotions are problems that need to be buried.

But inquiry into the truth of us reveals that we are born to be ‘bigger than the sum of our parts.’ When we are integrated, meaning when our apparently separate parts are working harmoniously and healthily, we become greater than we could imagine.

12376456_10153745034952856_8110593313318979093_nHolistic Inquiry is the looking within, into any and all areas of life, to see where the blocks are to this wholeness, and to understanding how everything connects to everything else, and to seeing what, if any, action must be taken to bring integration.

Understanding the holistic nature of your life, specifically how everything you do, think, feel, say, eat and believe affects the entirety of your life, far from confusing you more, actually brings greater clarity, self knowledge and power to you. It often brings an ‘Ah Ha!’ moment.

You might suddenly realise why you have always felt a certain way.
You may understand the flow of your life and why you have ended up in the place you are in.
You may arrive at great compassion and love for yourself.
You might even fall in love with yourself once again.
You will almost definitely increase your self awareness and wisdom.

And that in itself will give you the energy you need to take appropriate action.

The areas of focus:

  • Exploration of emotions.
  • Where love was denied or turned away from in childhood.
  • How trauma lives in the body.
  • Non Duality, the realisation of oneness.
  • The movement of one’s life, understanding the pattern.
  • Lifestyle habits and the addictive mechanism.
  • The power of belief to influence the body, positively and negatively.
  • How we really work, and what drives us. A look under the hood.

After years attending spiritual meetings, from satsangs to meditation camps, I came to see that there has almost always been something missing from many teachings. They are not integrated and so remain as disembodied beliefs. They are true, but not lived in the body and thus not in the life. They are not fully integrated.
The body must be included in our inquiry and our care, not just as a physical machine, but as an expression of beliefs, emotions and consciousness.’

Spiritual truths have to become grounded in body and life. Our foundations must be solid for the temple to be built to withstand the vicissitudes of life.
Look at the ancient health systems of Ayurveda (Indian) and Chinese medicine. The are both holistic systems that include mind, body and spirit. They are essentially integrative holistic systems. And they treat people from that perspective.

0bc4fc1e64b4d5863aa12349a1dc1a95A personal story. During my first Indian Panchakarma treatment in 2005 in the midst of turmoil and feeling like death, I experienced a groundedness and wellbeing that shocked me to the core. I was told that, for the first time in years and years, my doshas (energy systems in the body) were balanced, and that this groundedness was the real me, the natural me. It shocked me and made me a servant of holistic wellbeing for life.

You see not many people are truly themselves. When you are fragmented you may well not feel right, but you don’t know what whole feels like, so you have nothing to aim for. Feeling whole is feeling naturally yourself, without effort and without tension. The feeling is naturally spiritual, naturally emotionally and mentally balanced and clear seeing.

The side benefits to this natural way of being are gratitude, compassion, self love and love of others, increased energy, better and more positive relationships, a feeling of abundance, an increase in personal power, and a discovery of one’s true purpose in life.

Yes, it can be quite profound.

Remember this one thing. Everything is connected to everything else. When you pull on one piece it affects every other area. It is whole and integrated anyway, whether you know it or not. But waking up to this truth and living it as a reality changes everything about your life.

Trauma, conditioning and wounding, live in the body and become the pervading reality of our lives.
We build our lives around our traumas and make them our way of life. In other words we compensate for the traumas that have lodged themselves in our body/mind system. Those times we moved away from innocence, and from love, remain alive in the body, in our lives, until we consciously attend to them. Or they can stay alive below the level of conscious attention and fester for years. Often these ‘locked in’ traumas, places where energy is stuck and not flowing, can become the places where illness and dis-ease begin.

Holistic Inquiry is the process of releasing energy through awareness, dialogue and conscious investigation.

The Five Harmonies:

Body – Where the rubber hits the road.
Emotion – Must flow freely like the river to the Ocean.
Mind – Clear seeing and discerning.
Spirit – Knowing oneself as consciousness.
Environment – In harmony with one’s surroundings.

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Contact me for a FREE 15 minute consultation to see if you qualify.

Your Wounds Are Your Gifts

pearl-imageYour wounds are the seeds of your liberation.
They are the grit that grows the pearl. Without them there may be no growth, no desire for transformation. We think our wounds and traumas are the worst thing that could have happened to us. But that is only when we deny them and push them away.
Once embraced, however painful and difficult, and then transmuted, they become our gifts. They have become the seeds of our liberation. It all depends how we relate to them.
That is so important when it comes to illness and wellbeing. It can mean a 360 degree turn around in how we relate to our past. And that means how we relate to our present and future.

Now I am not saying ‘Great, you got wounds and traumas!’ But I am saying accept what is, what has happened, and turn the base material into gold. BE ALCHEMICAL ABOUT IT.

In fact, become an alchemist. When you become alchemical about it, you automatically rise above your experiences and, instead of keeping you locked in a prison, they begin to liberate you.

When wounds, traumas and old hurts are trapped and resisted, they create big issues in the whole of our life. From the way we experience our body, to our relationships, and to our activity in the world.

Truth is that old wounds, particularly those ones from childhood, dictate the trajectory of our lives, our relationships and our health. WOW! That is how powerful they are. And left festering inside, unembraced, they seriously exude toxic power.

But equally, when embraced and resolved, when transformed, they can elevate us, heal us, and be the rocket fuel for our purpose and passion in the world. 

The final chapter of my book (The Power of Illness to Change Your Life) is called ‘ARISE WOUNDED HEALER,’ and in it I discuss just how our wounds can not only change our lives but bring us to our purpose for living. The idea of the wounded healer is not new, it is ancient and mythological, and it connects us with the gods. 

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Consider this. You have wounds and traumas. They are very painful and seem to ‘get in the way’ of your life. But you receive information from a wisdom teacher that those very wounds are your gifts, your blessings, your very humanity lies in those experiences. They are the things that carve you and forge you into who you are. 

If you knew that to be true what would you change? Would it change your relationship to your past? Would it give you the energy and incentive to transform your relationship with what happened?

Well it is the truth. I know, I have been through this fire of ‘wounds transformed’ and I can testify to its utter truth.

Good luck!

Awakening Is How The World Changes

My most important blog for a while – Christmas Special!

It is easy, given the global intensity and upheaval in all walks of life, to lose heart and let your spirit drop. It seems that the world is going under and we are sliding into increasing chaos, violence, bigotry and war. We have seen this fall into chaos happening in other countries, due to the toppling of governments and regime changes, and because of financial debts in some countries.
There is an ever growing fear and terrorism is feeding on it. And the governments are feeding on it. We are living in such inequality it beggars belief, and we have now entered the era of lies, false media, overt manipulation of opinion and total government deceit.

No one knows who to believe, what to believe or what to do. It is a time of great vulnerability and is a deep challenge to each and everyone of us who wants to live in peace, and those of us who are sensitive and open to all this change.

I meet many people, and since we arrived in California just three months ago I have had the opportunity to really feel what is happening in this part of the world, and it is the same here. There is such an inner sense of the ground being pulled out and shaken it is undermining. Of course in most of our western societies ‘normal life’ continues. The global upheaval has not yet hit most people in their daily lives. When (and if) that day happens things are going to shift rapidly and radically. Probable chaos. But that is just speculation. Meanwhile.

What does that all mean for you who aspires to spiritual, and holistic, well being?
What does it mean to be getting sucked into fear and anxiety?
How do you surf it, and at what point do you descend into a panic? Or do you ever?
Is there a away of using the events of this life to support and deepen your spiritual depth and wisdom?
Is there a way of being in the world fully without getting drawn into the madness of division and separation?
Is there a possibility of being useful to the world, useful to other beings, human and animal, useful to the environment, during this epic shift of energies?

I believe there is. Being the calm at the centre of the storm, the silent ‘eye at the centre,’ could be the most useful and healing thing way you could contribute right now. Sure activism happens when needed, campaigning, taking to the streets is great and right, but when this activity comes from the silence of being, from the calmness at the epicentre, from the rock of peacefulness, it has real power exponentially greater than the superficial power of ego mania that rules planet earth.
Social activism is really powerful and may create lasting change only when it is not driven by a divided self. We are looking for greater change than this. We are looking for evolutionary change. And that change is not only on the outside. That change is primarily on the inside of Man, and that means on the inside of each of us. It is change in consciousness.

There is one primary piece of knowing that drives this argument.

The outer world is a manifestation of our inner world.

There are so many ways to understand that line, but each of them points to the same thing. We have a power of manifestation that is significantly greater than the superficial power we usually believe is the only one.

When we are fully aligned to our true authentic nature as divine consciousness, in other words, when we awaken to our true nature, it creates an extraordinary power.
When that power is magnified thousands of times in other awakened human beings transformation of global consciousness will become an inevitability. And with that shift in collective consciousness comes outer change.We see this by the power of group meditation. When groups of individuals gather to meditate together something happens in the environment that surrounds them. Not just their direct environment, but in the neighbourhood outside that. Crime rates go down, which means that people themselves are relaxing and letting go of stress. It means there is a shift towards peacefulness.

And that effect is just with meditation. Imagine if this is compounded by a living experience of awakening, not a theory or a belief, but actually living awakening. It could be extraordinary.

AWAKENING IS THE ONY THING THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

And the first person to start is you! Your world is your only concern and responsibility. In fact your world IS the only world you can ever know. When you die the world dies with you. We imagine and think we are all living in the same world, but upon deep inspection is that true?

It would appear that we live in different worlds that interweave and overlap with each others. They are all part of the same tapestry but they have different threads and weaves. One tapestry many threads.
That truth need not put us off taking action when necessary, but it frames that action and grounds it in a deeper truth.
Taking responsibility for your world and awakening to the truth beyond beliefs and conditioning fundamentally changes perception and relationship with the apparent outside world.
In fact it changes the world altogether.
And that creates you a new as a Powerhouse of Change.

The current intensity of the outer world is the grit, the driver, for your awakening. It’s not just something thats come along as a distraction or inconvenience to your spiritual practice.

It IS your spiritual practice!
The world is all but screaming at each of us,’Who Are You!,’ What Do You Believe?”What Is Your Truth?’ and it demands that we look inside ourselves and remember wisdom, love, truth, respect, compassion and right action. In that sense the world is inviting us back to the Garden of Innocence we left as Adam and Eve. Think of that story as truth or metaphor, it still works.

We were innocent and natural. We fell to ego desires and identification with the body, became attached to all things of the flesh, forgot we were all connected as One, and began believing ourselves to be more important than each other.

We became lost in the wilderness and forgot our truth and the truth of each other. We have been lost and wandering. And now there is an invitation to come home, wiser and less naive, grounded in experience and wisdom. It is time for our epic return home as the living embodiment of truth and human experience. We are wise enough to return now.

That, my friend, is your only task. It is a mythic spiritual journey home. That is the invitation the world offers you.

DO NOT LOSE HOPE OR GIVE UP NOW.

Thanks for reading!
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HOLISTIC LOGIC and the Map of Your Life

YOUR BODY IS A MAP OF YOUR LIFE.

0bc4fc1e64b4d5863aa12349a1dc1a95The body is a map. It tells you things. It shows you what is going on. And before you say, duh! isn’t that obvious, please understand I don’t mean simply the physical.  I don’t mean the body tells you whats wrong in the body, although it does that as well.
I mean the body is a map of the mind, the emotions and the psyche.
The body is it. It is our interface with this dimension of reality.
Think about it for a minute. If it weren’t for your body, and the senses you have been gifted to experience it, what would be happening?
On the level of life, nothing at all would be happening. You would not exist.

Everything that happens, happens through the body and the senses. It has to or there is nothing.
Consciousness exists prior to and after the body.

The body is a vast and complex thing. We insult it by treating it so neglectfully, and we diminish it by making it toxic and sick.

And the body itself, its twists and turns, its aches and pains, its redness, rashes, blemishes, illnesses, tells us about the consciousness and life of the person.

We just don’t know how to read the map of the body.

If we did it would be extraordinary.
And I believe we can.
We start by understanding that the body is a map.

And then we ask, ‘What might it be saying?’
And then we begin to open to intuition, hunches, messages, and all the time using logic and science to investigate the purely physical level of existence. Thats what its good for, the physical.

We develop INNER WISDOM.

I call this Holistic Logic – It is the ultimate in body centred, spiritually based, inquiry into the nature of being human.

I find it astonishing when people still think of illness, symptoms, wellbeing and anything body related, as purely physical.
We are extraordinary beings caught in a matrix that attempts to limit us. By allowing ourselves to feel and live in limited ways we become dull and lifeless.
We are born, each of us, to magnificence. It is written in our coding that we have great potential. We accept limitation but it doesn’t serve us. And it makes us ill.
I am trying to awaken your inner wisdom. Become a body map reader. You are the best possible person to understand your own nature. But you must tune in on a deeper level.

What I do is not just about health. It’s about YOUR LIFE! It’s about your power, your wisdom, your work, service and job. It’s about your relationships, your family, your morality, and about the point of your existence.

I find it astonishing when people still think of illness, symptoms, wellbeing and anything body related, as purely physical.

We are extraordinary beings caught in a matrix that attempts to limit us. By allowing ourselves to feel and live in limited ways we become dull and lifeless.
We are born, each of us, to magnificence. It is written in our coding that we have great potential. We accept limitation but it doesn’t serve us. And it makes us ill.

I am trying to awaken your inner wisdom.

Help me return to this

Help me return to this

 

What Has Your Purpose Got To Do With Your Health?

Purpose and Health.

They might sound like they are completely different areas of life, purpose and health. Unless of course you are health coach or a naturopath or something. But what about the rest of us? Surely purpose and wellbeing don’t really relate to each other?

But oh yes they do! I have just been on a coaching call with a client and we delved into this area somewhat and it led me to thinking. So here I am to share this insight with you in a little blog. It also relates to what I am always saying about the immune system health or dis-ease (see recent blogs)

My thinking around this is that we are here primarily as spiritual entities manifesting as human beings to do three things:
1. Serve others
2. Learn something about ourselves
3. Remember love

Fulfilling your purpose, whatever that may be, is part of your soul’s calling, because it connects your very human experience with your very divine spiritual nature.

13-09-25-connecting-with-the-perfect-realityYour job is to connect those two together, divine and human, and remove and dissolve those things that block this flow of divine energy. Invariably that means dealing with emotions and conditioning.

In other words, in your own unique way, you are here to bring heaven down to earth. That is your highest purpose.
Your lowest purpose is to remain unconscious and serve ego identification.

God, or divine intelligence, has got no investment in either one of these, because you are loved equally and unconditionally anyway. It matters to you in the sense that if you are only serving your lowest purpose you will suffer, and cause suffering. 

My own sense is that eventually everyone wakes up. It may take thousands and thousands of lifetimes, I have no idea. What I do know is you can choose now, today, in this life, to serve your divine purpose.

It is this flow of divine energy from highest to lowest, and from lowest to highest, that brings the greatest transformation to you and to the world.

Purpose floods the cells of the body with energy and goodness. It nourishes and feeds the energy system.

Now here is the nitty gritty. Blocking your purpose, turning away from it, pretending you don’t know what it is, or over identification with small ego self, is a life force killer. It is going to sap your energy because you are blocking its natural flow.

Light-Being-MEDWE ARE ENERGY BEINGS.

When you block the natural flow of (divine) energy you have to borrow the energy from somewhere.
Why? Because we are energy beings. We need to find energy from somewhere. Those who radiate purpose, who are on fire with their mission, tend to get their energy direct from source without the need for converting it. It might be that they are almost plugged in direct. They eat little and have tons of natural energy.

Everyone else, and this means most of humanity, must get their energy via something else, namely food and drink. 

All this is about frequency and vibration. The lower your vibration and frequency, the more stuck in ego identity you are, and that means the more prone you are to addictions, weight problems, toxic foods, negative relationships etc. These things give you energy, but it is very poor, low grade energy. And it slowly drains you and kills you.

Dense energy = dense relationship with food. The need for heavy foodstuffs.
Light energy = light relationship and little need of dense food. Higher vibration foods suffice.

It’s like blocking a river from flowing. Water builds up, water stagnates, water becomes mouldy, mould attracts disease.

So what is all this purpose? And what to do if you really don’t know what your purpose is? Do you spend your whole life hunting it, dissatisfied with life until you find it? 
Well maybe. But there is something you can do right now.

You can start living everyday from a deeper place. You can take conscious awareness everywhere you go. You can walk with awareness and truth. You can look deeper inside yourself and find where you are not living authentically, and resolve to change that. You can look into where you hide from yourself and others. You can see where you might turn away from invitations to ‘step up’ and shine. You can speak from the heart. You can try things you have never done. You can love more and fear less. And you can help others in whatever way you feel moved. 

That is all purpose is anyway.

And once that happens, it moves energy and starts feeding you, and then you feel energised and inspired, and you start feeding it. And maybe you will get some intuitive flash of insight. Maybe someone will say something that sets off your dream body. Whatever it is, you will be more available for it. Thats the thing, to become more available by opening your self up, even if you don’t know where to go and what to do.

It’s not about doing, its about being.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog, I sure have enjoyed writing it..Please feel free to comment and share..

Love Kavi

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