We acknowledge that anything is possible in healing. The body is a marvelous self-healing mechanism, and we often underestimate the ability of the body and the human spirit to recover from illness and trauma. At the same time, we emphasize the difference between “curing” and “healing”, affirming that while curing does not always occur, healing is always possible.
We support the broadest possible definition of healing — “to become Whole”, acknowledging that the experience of Wholeness is available regardless of any situation or circumstance. Above all, we feel that while the pairs of opposites are always present in life — pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow, darkness and light — it is nevertheless possible to experience inner peace. This is possible through an expansion of awareness which allows us to embrace a larger perspective and discover more refined qualities of love, compassion, gratitude and joy which lie beyond surface appearances.
When it comes to matters related to healing and spirituality, we are all involved in a journey of learning. When we learn something with someone, we may call them a “teacher”, but in reality, everyone’s understanding and experience is unique. We are all “self-authenticating” — even when we decide something based on an “authority”, it is ultimately our judgment that that person is an authority and we make the decision to honor the perspective or information received from them.
We encourage everyone to believe in themselves and what rings true for them. We hope to encourage freedom of exploration and expression, as well as trust in oneself and the larger Life of which we are all a part. There are a myriad of viewpoints, as many as there are people. As ones perspective becomes broader and one grows in wisdom, tolerance and compassion, it becomes clear that no one viewpoint is “correct”. The best test of the “rightness” of a belief is whether it serves you and supports you in having a fulfilled life.