Heal Thyself - Wisdom Leading to Joy, Inner-standing of Spirituality
We can complement and facilitate our own healing in many ways. Diseases of the heart can only be healed by oneself, by one’s own decisions deep inside. Applying common sense leads us toward wholeness and integrity. We need to find the root of a dis-ease in order to eliminate its source. Healing involves change—physical, and often emotional, mental, or spiritual as well. Imagining is key—imagining without forcefulness but balanced with openness. Joy, an intrinsic quality of our essential Self, is not only a result of healing, but a path to it. Shifting focus frequently encourages subconscious participation. Utilizing all these keys simultaneously leads us toward wholeness.
Current revision: paper January 11th, 2021 (first version 2020 February 13th); recording October-November 2020, October 2021. New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged. Key Three: Clean Up Our Act has been added after Dharma and Money were written, since they needed to be posted first.
The content of these presentations has been garnered through observation, contemplation, hopefully insight, and, most importantly, experience. Ideas and assertions are simply presented for consideration. The effort is not to prove or convince, but rather to present ideas for one’s own thought, research, innate common sense, and experience.
References are included only if information is specific and may not be generally known. No offense whatsoever is taken at any disagreement or counter-assertion. Many disagreements are due to semantics. Take whatever is useful and ignore the rest. If something fits and is useful, wonderful!
Deep gratitude is expressed to developers and everyone who has assisted in making open-source software available to all. These presentations have been made possible by LibreOffice (Open Office), Audacity, SimpleScreenRecorder, RecordMyDesktop, Glimpse, Gimp, Inkscape, ImageMagick, Pitivi, ffmpeg, OpenClipart, PublicDomainVectors, and Linux. Appreciation is also expressed to FreeThesaurus.com. In addition, gratitude is expressed to all the wonderful artists who have made their work available, for pictures speak to the soul. Gratitude is also expressed to people who have contributed comments that have helped to improve these presentations, and for the expert advice of Sweetwater, which made possible the quality of these recordings and the continued sanity of the editor.
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The brilliant spectrum in the banner is the closest representation of the absolute joy of a realm of which I have memory since childhood. No one owns the spectrum. It is used here because of its joy.
In case it seems that it took a lot of work to create these multi-media presentations, it was negligible compared to acquiring the inner-standing required to write the content.