The definition of HEALTH as it is used herein.
The conventional definition of HEALTH as used herein is “the state of being free from illness or injury.” It should be noted at the onset that the allopathic models of disease management, disease maintenance and most surgical procedures are incompatible with this definition. The use of “health” in the names, titles or other descriptions of what allopathic physicians and pharmaceutical manufacturers typically do is, therefore, quite misleading. Apparently they have adopted a different definition of health.
The first major accomplishment toward achieving true health is to expand our thinking. We must move beyond a definition which requires awareness of that-which-it-is-not. To clearly perceive and achieve health we must be conscious of that-which-it-IS. Our health paradigm must exclusively consist of thriving, perfectly structured and functioning bodies, minds and spirits without contrast or contradiction.
Some psychologists will argue that this is not possible–or, at least not practical. They will point out that most of our conscious thoughts stem from contrast.
EXACTLY! There is little or no value from using the limited resources of our conscious minds when we exist in a state of perfection. There is no need to think in terms of a destination when we have nowhere else to go. Bliss is a state of deep appreciation for what is.
An Unconventional Definition of Health.
Our ideal definition of health is: a state of being in which the structure and function of body-mind-spirit exist in such a state of perfection and harmony that there is no perception of any alternative.
Quantum physics theory suggests that all states both exist and do not exist. Until we find ourselves in the state of existing perfectly healthy, there seems to be value in learning and knowing the terms and conditions which separate us from disease and injury. These terms include many categories and sub-categories. Years of study and reflection have revealed a very complex accumulation of knowledge. The purpose of this section is to bring logical order to this accumulation. As far as possible, we hope to accomplish this using our ideal definition of health.
The first logical step of creating order from chaos seems to be sorting the various aspects into similar and related groupings. “Categories” is the designation that will be used for the groupings in this site.
Being aware that the choice of category names can, in itself, be a topic of passionate disagreement, the authors have designated the following as the first-level subcategories beneath “health.”
- Body (physical structures and functions).
“The physical structure of a person or an animal, including the bones, flesh, and organs.”
- Mind (mental).
“The element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought; The intellect.”
- Spirit (including, but not limited to, emotional).
“The nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character; including the soul.”
Of course, the authors recognize that these three aspects are interactive, and each would be valueless without the others, i.e. the physical light-gathering of the eye is converted into a signal that is interpreted as visual images in the mind which is re-interpreted as fearful or pleasurable by the spirit. Regardless, for purposes of order and organization, they will be categorized as separate aspects of being.
As this categorization method reveals it’s limitations, other methods will be employed to circumvent those limitations by bridging elements across the category gaps. This is expected to primarily be accomplished with hoplinks, however portions of text which would more appropriately fall within a different category may be included for enhanced clarity.