This month our theme is Independence & Freedom. I pondered what these two words could possibly mean in relation to our sharing of Bio-Touch.
For me, Independence brings up the idea of “action”. It is an act that requires my breaking from the confines that society and my thoughts hold on me. It is a revolution!
In my old hippie days it was time to put into action “Make Love, Not War.” At that time I remember I was ready to see changes in how society deemed we deal with one another. Was Love really the way for me to break from my self-accepted belief system? Was it the way that I could finally be “free”?
Freedom, therefore, appears to be that state of being where I can live with my own self-awareness. It is not about judging myself or my thoughts, but just being able to watch them unfold. It is about being able to accept my actions and try new things.
Freedom has given me the opportunity to continue to take risks in sharing Bio-Touch with humanity. From the beginning, I believed there was a true revolution happening with the sharing of this simple touch-healing technique. I always thought that sharing Bio-Touch with humanity could create a new thought form—one where we, as humans, could be there for one other for healing, not just for judgement, hatred and killing.
It has been an incredible journey, and one I have never regretted taking.
The Dilemma on page 4 of our manual really sums up this month’s theme better than more words from me could:
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds
is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken.
Because the greatest hazard in life
is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing
does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave.
He has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is free.
Carl Jung, Chuang Tzu and the sages all agree that to rise above the dichotomy to walk a path of wholeness is most auspicious.
This humble one has discerned embracing and letting go and embracing and letting go and embracing and letting go is inherent vitality coursing through all.
Wholeness is being the inherent vitality unattached to the chaos, suffering and absurdity of the mundane world
Freedom and independence is being unencumbered by social, cultural and moral pressures.
Then and only then can one serve and be served without relinquishing one’s self.
Thanks for sharing these thoughts, Dale.