The future of healing is already being practiced. It called Integrative Medicine (IM), and it is an integration of allopathic (western) medicine, with evidence-based holistic medicine. To my knowledge, the first Integrative Medicine training program is still being taught at the University of Arizona headed Dr. Andrew Weil.
This is sometimes also called "P4" medicine: as in preventive, predictive, personalized and participatory.
I see the future of medicine including the following:
As cannabis medicine comes to the fore, hemp-extracted CBD will be increasingly popular, since it contains almost no THC, and is therefore non-psychoactive. Yet non-psychoactive CBD, amazingly, still reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety, lowers blood sugar, reduces seizures, helps with sleep, and more.
The question is, how can one medicine do so many things? Here I’m going to share two complementary views of how one medicine can do so much: 1) the evolutionary view, and 2) the science view.
It is not hard to see that delusion is everywhere on planet earth: the religious all think their religion is the only path to God, greed is a delusion that it is creating huge poverty, racism is a widespread collective delusion, and so is the objectification of women.
Delusion is the atmosphere we live in today. The truth is we are just beginning to wake up - we don’t yet have clear, discerning minds that can easily tell truth from lies.
So with all that delusion going on, we can safely assume that we aren’t yet able to easily discern a real spiritual teacher from one who just wears the clothes and talks the talk.
"Worrying only attracts to you what you're worried about"
Do you worry? If so, you're not alone, as many people worry. And don't think this has anything to do with YOU. Worry is a natural result of being sensitive being in the world as it is today - often what we're feeling and getting drawn into isn't even ours, it's energy coming at us from the world in all it's pain and confusion.
Worry is not your natural state. And like everything else that is unnatural to us, it can completely be changed. But doing so will take diligent effort - you are really training your mind, and your body, since they are one. See this as mind-training - or a path of self-healing/self-transformation, because that's what it is.
With that in mind, here's a few simple solutions that can really help:
Today Chromebooks are the most widely used computer in education.
My top tip: If you're not a "power user", buy a Chromebook. In short: they are inexpensive, fast, and will do everything most people want to do on a computer.
You can actually get a new one that looks like a Macbook Air, is almost as fast, but costs 1/3 the price of a Macbook Air. Yes really (see pic below). They are cloud-based computing, and many say that is the future.
My top tips on buying a Chromebook:
1) get 4 Gb of ram
2) get an IPS screen, unless you don't mind washed out colours, and
3) pay for the extended warranty, often a good idea with technology
Transparency: Its been a long journey to realizing that anxiety and depression are something I experience, and they will probably not go away completely any day soon. Partly this is because these emotions are lifestyle driven - I have to actually learn to live better, and practice what I learn. Like the note I made recently in my journal:
"How Fast Can You Master Your Lessons?"
So here's 28 things I've learned that help me have better moods:
"We will ultimately transition from owning animals, to being stewards of the animal kingdom. We will become true caretakers of the earth. And we will do this with great wisdom."
It is very clear that our relationship to animals needs to evolve. And I’m not just talking about CAFO’s (conventional animal feed operations).
I had been single for almost a decade, and I was feeling pretty frustrated.
So I did what I usually do when feeling stuck: I asked myself, "What the &% # am I learning here??!"
And I began learning from dating coaches online. I did that for a good two years. And the main thing I learned was this: dating coaches are mostly teaching pick-up - how to get laid - which is a far cry from how to prepare yourself for a great partner, attract a great partner, or be happy in that partnership. So I kept learning, observing, and trying stuff...
A wonderful introduction to the most helpful thing I use:
the Shambhala Meditation-Healing Tools.
I offer Energy Healings with my Shambhala Healing Tools. These treatments are equally effective remotely, since all life is connected through the Etheric Field.
For more, visit my Energy Healing page.
Ten years ago, I had just moved a small mountain town. It was winter, and I was really suffering. I was sooo cold.
In order to save money, my roommates had not turned on the heat yet. So I focused on the problem and eventually found my solution: I had to stop eating sugar. Sugar it turns out, is the most cooling food there is, and I had been addicted to it for a long time. I did this, one step at a time, and a month later I was experiencing the best health of my life - and I was a LOT warmer.
Moral of the story: diet can make a huge difference to body temperature! And hot weather is a great time to detoxify!
1. Diet really matters. Eating less inflammatory foods is key. Hint; the least inflammatory foods are cooked non-starchy veggies, and healthy oils olive oil and coconut oil. Clearly the most inflammatory foods are sugar, gluten, dairy and a few others. For many people grains in general are inflammatory.
2. Too much tech-exposure in a day can leave you buzzy. And then you don't sleep well. (electro-smog?). Balance that with #3 below:
3. Physical activity during the day is essential. Bodies weren't made to sit on the bus, then at work, then in front of the TV. I walk, personally, every day.
4. Stresses also messes up your sleep (as well as everything else). Reduce stress by: walking more, breathing more (meditation aka structured breathing), yoga (aka stretching, you don't have to get fancy), and herbal teas like rooibos, licorice, nettle, mint, or whatever YOUR body likes.
And if you haven't heard: "Sleep Mastery" (getting enough high quality sleep) is one of the main keys of high performers.
It's not just about enough sleep... it's about QUALITY SLEEP. And as your digestion works better, as your life works better (your day, your routine, your relationships), your sleep will work better.
I've seen both. Today technicians are in abundance, and healers are sorely needed.
So what is the difference? A technician, in my definition, is someone who isn't really going beyond their training. They stick to the protocols they were shown, don't generally have an intuitive sense of the body (because they weren't taught to appreciate it's wisdom or ways), and may even buy into fear-based views like, 'The brain doesn't make new brain cells after a certain age'. They work from their intellect, which is useful, but isn't the full range of their abilities - because we all have intuition.
In contrast, healers have an intuitive sense of the body, how it works, and they may even do awareness practices, like meditation. Healers also *trust* their intuition and work to develop this with things like meditation, shamanic states or even plant medicines. Plus they don't fear the natural world, or things like death or child-birth. They have faith in life, and they know that they don't *know* anything. They realize that whatever learnings they have are just a mental map, and a map is never the territory.
"Sound and Color are the fastest ways to raise consciousness".
I heard this a while back, and I believe it is true. And especially as my sensitivity continued to grow, I began to notice color's effects on us. It's really about balancing our chakric energies - a chakra can be under-energized or over-energized. These are the 7 energy centers that run down the center of your body. Each one has a corresponding gland - your endocrine system.
So how do we use color to heal from things like digestive issues? or anxiety? or depression? or even fatigue?
If you're reading this, you probably just got trained, spent a lot of money, and now you're realizing that you need to do some marketing, and you really don't want to spend a lot of money at it. (this post is maybe best for those in a holistic service business).
So what is marketing anyway? Marketing is really just communication. It is the art and science of communicating your services in such a way that the right people take you up on your offer, and pay you.
Brainwave Optimization is one of the most advanced therapies on the planet. It is especially helpful for recovery from stroke, trauma, PTSD, concussions, addictions, insomnia and compulsions.
But the most commonly reported benefit is that after the 3rd session, people are saying, "I haven't slept this well in years."
Brainwave Optimization was invented about 15 years ago by a computer scientist, Lee Gerdes, after he was attacked by 3 teenagers, one with a baseball bat.
Hi, I'm Donovan Giraud. I'm a health coach, meditator and visionary, and I'm on a mission to help people heal themselves and evolve our world.