Spiritual health is recognized in our constitution.
We place a great deal of emphasis on health in Canada yet spiritual health is placed in a separate bucket from physical and mental health. Our healthcare system demands evidence-based research yet our constitution recognizes the supremacy of God. When the Canadian Constitution was amended in 1982 to entrench the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the following wording was incorporated: ‘Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law’. We are a country founded on recognizing the power of spirit. By definition, health encompasses body, mind and spirit. Therefore, as Canadians, we should not have to provide evidence for the importance of our spiritual health because it is embedded in our constitution.
Culture is a manifestation of spiritual health.
We use the word ‘culture’ a lot. We recognize our cultural heritage. We want to change the culture of our organization. We learn to appreciate different cultures. Culture is defined as ‘the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group’. Customary beliefs are formed through experiences. We can think of them as energy structures formed by freezing the thought and emotion of an event as a sensory perception (image, sound, etc) in our personal space. Beliefs form the habitual patterns of reaction based on our experiences as individuals and societies. Think of a child touching a hot stove. In some cases, a child touches a hot stove and quickly learns not to do it again. In other cases, a child may reach for the hot stove and the reaction (beliefs) of others results in a sufficient trigger not to do it again. Culture evolves based on the experiences of its members. We hold beliefs from past generations. We learn many of our beliefs from early childhood experiences. We form new beliefs based on current experiences. As we broaden our experiences, we expand our perspectives and enrich our culture. At times, we get stuck in habitual patterns of reaction which limit our ability to move forward, individually and as a group. As we learn to release this stuck energy, we are better able to accept change, grow through contrast and engage in creativity and innovation.
Logosynthesis® as a tool to support spiritual health.
So how do we release ‘stuck’ energy? Logosynthesis® is a philosophy and a guided-change technique which gracefully appreciates our Essence and recognizes the power of words to shift energy. The method works to identify, isolate and neutralize the energy frozen in these sensory perceptions. As the energy is released, there is no longer a trigger to habitual reactions, whether dealing with past trauma or cultural beliefs.
We can wait for spiritual health to become evidence-based however I propose that given the rate of global change, our culture cannot afford to wait. We can be curious and trust that we are more than body and mind. We can trust the age-old wisdom that words have the power to shift energy. We can learn new techniques to enhance both our individual health and our culture. For more information on how we can work together to support spiritual health, click this link.