Date: 23/8/2016 11:47 PM UTC
Wholistic medicine is only true to its
name when it treats the entire being.
Mind, body, spirit. It is soul rich
We can experience wholistic medicine in many different ways and
all kinds of health professionals and healers integrate all manner of healing
modalities striving for wholistic therapy.
Healing resonates with me when it is
authentic and steeped in a wholistic context.
"It is the elixir of truth
that you know in the depth of your being is healing."
I originally studied
naturopathic medicine because I was not drawn to any one particular modality, whether it be homeopathy, herbalism, nutritional medicine, energetic medicine,
acupressure and body work.
It took me deep, and came from a wholistic
perspective, but was not steeped in tradition that took me as deep as I yearned
and needed to go.
Life is mystery. There are great healing
mysteries that I wished to understand and dance with. Ayurvedic medicine came
into my life and I lit up. I had met my teacher and an ancient healing
philosophy that went deep into the mystery of life and healing.
a World Renowned Master Pulse reader and Ayurvedic physician I trained for
years, focused and worked hard to develop the sensitivity and insight
needed to understand and recognise the individual soul and what medicine was
needed for the person.
Ayurveda is more than 5000 years old and as relevant for
living well in the modern world as it was when gifted from the ancients all
those years ago. Why so? We are human beings and our nature does not
change over the millennia.
Still I yearned to go deeper and my calling saw me mentored
by wise international Anthroposophical Medical practitioners and pedagogical
physicians in the spiritual science of medicine and healing. I am humbled
and have immense gratitude and reverence for the teachings of wholistic
medicine and curative education given by Dr Rudolf Steiner and Dr Ita Legman.
More than 20 years along the rich journey of practitioner and educator,
I love the ongoing learning and understanding of these great healing
mysteries. It is my path and calling and reveals more fully the meaning
of wholistic and all it embodies.
Healing can be in the gesture, the story, the
sound, the touch, the resonance, the smell, the taste, the sight. It is
natural. We are nature beings and true medicine can never of synthetic
substance or source.
I believe this is not in the laws of nature and
neither wholistic or fully of integrity.
Wholistic is neither just you or
me. It is each of us together as a whole. When you are ill, part of
me is ill. When you are well, part of me can be well.
We must understand
and embrace the wholistic paradigm of healing for ourselves, our children, our
earth. It is our task, challenge and duty. I do not believe it is
greater than us, nor is it less than us but we need courage and love to follow