As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I was taking the time to reflect upon my previous thoughts, particularly with regards to injuries that are sustained physically and psychologically. While of course the context of war demands the immediacy of care through medical interventions, I wanted to focus about care that is received. For example, let's say in a local hospital. The interventions do matter, but how these are administered, and by whom, also adds to the healing effect. I am alluding to the idea of the human touch. This is probably something that I thought about more deeply about 4 years ago, but once again the subject has surfaced. If we think about it, any kind of intervention for the purposes of healing will require some sort of contact, with someone who has a specialized knowledge, be it medical, holistic, naturopathic, or spiritual; that human with he specialized knowledge is acting almost in that of the Godly form, possessing a higher consciousness of the practice. It is this interaction between the carer, and the cared for that requires our attention.
We must be attentive to those who arrive for our care, because they found a way to you. Even if it is a profession that you are getting paid for the work, it is always important to remember that the work of healing, always encompasses a sacred element. You have gained responsibility for another human being(s), or another life(s). These same thoughts can be transferred to any service practitioner, or service provider. The degree of touch, interaction, or sacredness varies from field to field, but just as the teacher who gains responsibility for the learning of the student, what is said, and how that student is perceived by that teacher will affect the success +/- of that student. The element of sacredness carries forth from the field of health, to that of education, because we are also dealing with the development of a human beings.
Notes and dedication: These thoughts were originally hand-written on April 17th, 2018, just before I heard the news of Barbara Bush's death. I would like to dedicate them to her, who upon her last days chose to listen to the wisdom of her soul. You are loved and remembered. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)