Wholeness

 

Heal (v). O.E. hælan “cure; save; make whole, sound and well,” from P.Gmc. *hailjan (cf. O.S. helian, O.N. heila, O.Fris. hela, Du. helen, Ger. heilen, Goth. ga-hailjan “to heal, cure”), lit. “to make whole”

The meaning of the word heal is to make whole.

How am I made whole, in my own experience?

I find wholeness through noticing the wholeness that’s already here. I can ask myself, is it true the wholeness I am seeking is not already here? 

I can also engage in activities that may help me notice the wholeness that’s here – a walk in nature, inquiry, Breema, TRE, a nurturing conversation with a friend.

Through this, I notice that the noticing or experience of wholeness can come into the foreground even in the midst of illness, unease or confusion. Wholeness can and does coexist with whatever is here.

There is also another way I can find wholeness, and that is through the “creation” of wholeness. I can take medicines, receive surgery, do therapy and so on, and in all these ways my body-mind may find healing and integration in a conventional sense.

The noticing of wholeness is at the level of what I am (that which all experience happens within/as) and also at the level of who I am (this human self). And the creation of wholeness/healing is at the level of who I am.

Some approaches helps me notice the wholeness that’s already here. Some approaches helps me create wholeness. And some do both, such as inquiry, Breema and TRE.

Since I am curious about inquiry these days, how does inquiry support noticing a sense of wholeness? I see that believing a thought creates a sense of split, separation and tension. It makes it difficult to notice the wholeness that’s here. Inquiry helps me notice what’s more real for me than the belief. And looking at one part of The Work, the turnarounds, is a quite clear example of how inquiry helps me shift into noticing wholeness. When I believe the thought, I identify with it’s viewpoint. I am identified with one particular and stressful viewpoint. Through the turnarounds, I find the validity in the reversals of this one viewpoint, which softens or releases identification with it. I am able to see the situation from a richer and fuller set of viewpoints, and without or with a softer identification with any one viewpoint or even the whole set of viewpoints.

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Heal (v). O.E. hælan “cure; save; make whole, sound and well,” from P.Gmc. *hailjan (cf. O.S. helian, O.N. heila, O.Fris. hela, Du. helen, Ger. heilen, Goth. ga-hailjan “to heal, cure”), lit. “to make whole”

The meaning of the word heal is to make whole. 

How am I made whole, in my own experience?

I find wholeness through noticing the wholeness that’s already here.  Wholeness can come into the foreground for me even when there is physical illness or confusion.

– if something is painful because it seems too good (and was lost) or too bad (and is present or may happen), then may be good to make a list of the other side, find wholeness in the stories – a more whole picture

 

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I find wholeness through noticing the wholeness that’s already here as who (human self) and what (that which all experience happens within and as) I am. I notice this through inquiry, and also activities that brings the wholeness to the foreground and makes it easier to notice such as Breema and TRE. And this noticing is independent of what’s going on for me. Wholeness can come into the foreground even when there is physical illness or surfacing bubbles of confusion.

One particular way of noticing this wholeness is through The Work. When a story is taken as true, there is identification with that one perspective. My world is fragmented and I am at war with the world. Through inquiry, I find a wholeness as I see the story is not true the way I thought it was (more open), and I can find examples of how it’s reversals have genuine validity for me (richer set of views).

 

And I can find wholeness as who I am through various experiences and activities

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– make whole
– (a) notice is already whole
– (b) find wholeness through inquiry, practices – invite into the foreground

– (a) notice (inquiry), (b) create (therapy, body-mind activities), (c) both (inquiry, body-mind practices, prayer etc.)
– (a) what, (b) who, (c) what + who

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