Invoking the quality of Healing for this post, for ourselves and the world. Because we could all use some of it.

Healing Ourselves, Healing the Planet

Invoking the quality of Healing for this post, for ourselves and the world. Because we could all use some of it.

Invoking the quality of Healing for this post, for ourselves and the world. Because we could all use some of it.

Weird things begin to happen when we start doing yoga

We become… “allergic” towards things that aren’t good for us anyway.
Things like:

* overly processed food
* too much sugar
* too much fat
* nasty chemicals
* violent movies
* shopping malls
* too much sound
* too much light
* too much “anything”

We start doing yoga in order to be “healthier”, oftentimes to heal a particular health problem. And we end up re-thinking our entire lives.

Here’s the progression, for so many of us:

* We fall sick (ie: depression, chronic fatigue, etc) and Western Medicine offers no cure. We can’t go on as we were.
* Eventually we become desperate enough to try yoga and woo-woo
* It helps, we get better, so we keep doing it. And as we do it, we change our lives more and more
* We naturally drift towards a healthier and healthier lifestyle

I like to think of it as the metaphor of “alignment”. We start off bent at odd angles and misshapen, and we slowly become more and more “aligned”.
“Aligned with what?”, one might ask.
Aligned with the person we were always meant to be. The “healthier” us. The “happier” us, if you prefer.

It’s like our illness is trying to bring us into alignment. Into “health”. Showing us the way towards how we are supposed to live.

The things we become allergic to? They coincide with the Hallmarks of Western Civilization

I think about this a lot in terms of the changes the world is facing today.

We humans have not succeeded in tackling “climate change”, or widespread social injustice.

The illusion that there’s a world “out there” that needs to be healed, but that somehow it shouldn’t affect our personal lives, that illusion is falling apart.
Some of us become ill, and the only way to get better is to change our lifestyle in a way that matches how the Earth wants us to live anyway.

Perhaps this is how world change is going to happen now.
Without force.
Through pure, self-healing.

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