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:
"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...
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.
YOU WOULD THINK that sex in the 21st century, would be more...in the light.
But the truth is, sex has only recently started to come out of the closet.
I wrote this mostly for healers, activists, and concerned people who want to understand better why our world is the way it is today - insane - and how to help heal. And we really can't do that without looking at sexuality in our world today - especially the HUGE problem that still goes on, daily, with sexual abuse and molesting of not just young girls but also young boys.
So here's the low-down: According to FBI meta-data I found on Google, (and this fits with my other sources and observations), 5% of religious leaders are sexual predators. That's 1 in 20. Yes, this is a present-day statistic.
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.