How Healing Yourself Heals the Planet
A live workshop with Caroline Myss
March 2 – 5, 2020 • The Manor House in Castle Combe, The Cotswolds, UK
I believe it is time for us to consider a radical new view of health and healing that recognizes the truth that not only does “all life breathe together”, we also “co-create together.” And those acts of co-creation include the health and well-being of our collective psychic – and physical – health as well as the health of the ecological system.
For years we have been inspired by the thought that, “We co-create our own reality.” We apply that truth to our health all the time now, examining what negative thought forms might be influencing our illnesses. And then we turn to positive thoughts as a way of promoting our health. But I realized quite some time ago that our thoughts and emotions are participating in micro and macro acts of co-creation constantly, not just in terms of our health. We are living engines of co-creation. Our thoughts and our choices and our actions are continually blending into the greater pool of everyone’s energy, creating the events that happen in the world around us.
We are indeed the engines behind all that is created. It may well be that our “inner climate” is energetically connected to the collective climate of this planet. Climate change is due to many factors, just as our health and well-being relies upon many components. Many of these are obvious, such as lifestyle habits. Likewise, many of the causes of climate change are obvious, such as pollution, deforestation, fracking, and so on. But we are comprised of the same elements as the Earth. We are air, water, earth, and fire. Perhaps we need to consider the unimaginable: That there are no boundaries between our personal energy systems and all of nature. We are one great, interconnected field of life, comprised of air, earth, water, fire, and metal. Consciousness is a factor of energy, not form.
As the great spiritual masters taught: What is in One is in the Whole; As Above, So Below; What we do to one person, we do to everyone. Buddha also taught that what we see is an illusion. The truth requires emptying the soul of all that you thought was real. We have to “become empty” in order to see clearly for the first time. Buddha said all is “nothing”, meaning that what we think is permanent is nothing but an illusion. Everything is here but for a second and then gone. Even the trees you are looking at today are different tomorrow. Nothing is ever “the same”. We may think that we exist separate from everyone else – but that is a great illusion, perhaps the greatest one of all. Carl G. Jung described the collective unconscious as this domain of archetypal patterns that influence the collective psyche of humankind. All of us share these patterns because we are all a part of the collective human experience.
These mystical teachings that Jesus and Buddha and other masters spoke of to their students need to be examined once again but within the context of how we understand the power of human consciousness today and the realization we have awakened to that is: We do, in fact, co-create our reality. But that reality extends far beyond our personal health. It’s time we take the radical leap in thinking – and in imagining – and realize that if we co-create our personal health, we must also be participating in the creation of the health of the whole planetary ecological system. It is time we think in terms of a bio-spiritual-ecology in which we truly understand that:
- All is One – but how do we live that?
- All Life Breathes Together – how do we actually experience that truth?
- What I do to one person, I do to everyone
- Every choice I make to heal myself helps to heal the whole
- Collective illnesses and epidemics are exactly that: collective illnesses
- Psychic illnesses are real
- Energetic disorders are real – and felt by individuals. Is your depression really “your” depression or are you picking up the depression in the collective?
- How do your personal actions influence the whole?
- What is our relationship to climate change?
- What are the ways we can heal our self and the whole?
- How we need to understand health according to the mystical laws that govern creation
“We are the engines of climate change. It is not happening around us; it is happening through us, in us and because of us.”
Bio-spiritual-ecology is a new way of approaching health; in fact, of understand the way we co-create our shared reality. Co-creation is all about how we direct energy and energy does not have boundaries, like physical matter does. All of our energy systems in some way merge and blend with all the energies of life. We are all responsible for the quality of all life on this planet – yours, mine, and all of Nature.
It’s time we start perceiving our capacity to co-create through micro-and macro lenses, for the truth is: What is in One is indeed in the Whole. We can heal this planet – one person at a time. And it starts with us.
Perfectly situated for those wanting to visit the Cotswolds, Bath and Wiltshire, the five star Manor House boasts 48 individually designed bedrooms each with their own unique feature including four poster beds, separate seating areas, open fire places and roll top, whirlpool and infinity baths.
Resort information: www.manorhouse.co.uk
Monday: Welcome Message - 5:30pm / Dinner - 6:30pm
Tuesday: Workshop - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday: Workshop - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday: Workshop, Lunch and Check Out - 9:30am to 2:00pm
The venue where this workshop is being held has limited capacity and we only have enough space for people who are staying at the hotel. For this reason, we are unable to offer other options for attendance.
Is there any certification or Continuing Education credit offered with this workshop?
While our workshops can benefit and enhance your professional practice, we do not offer any certification or CE credit.
Do you offer any scholarships or discounts in exchange for work?
We are not equipped to evaluate students for aptitude and/or financial need equitably - therefore we are unable to offer scholarships. Our workshops are professionally staffed so we do not offer discounts in exchange for service.