Holistic medicine is only true to its name when it treats the entire being. Mind, body, spirit. It is soul rich medicine. We can experience holistic medicine in many different ways and all kinds of health professionals and healers integrate all manner of healing modalities striving for holistic therapy.
Healing resonates with me when it is authentic and steeped in a holistic 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 holistic 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.
Apprenticing to 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 5,000 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 holistic medicine and curative education given by Dr Rudolf Steiner and Dr Ita Wegman.
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 holistic 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 holistic or fully of integrity.
Holistic 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 holistic 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 this path.