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Are you ready to step up and take your place in the revolution to bring the care back to health care?
As Lissa wrote in her book The Anatomy of a Calling, those of us who are in the Heal Health Care “karass” have been gathering like a swelling tide. What is a karass? Here’s an excerpt from my book:
In Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut writes about how God organizes the world into units called a “karass.” A karass is a group of incarnated beings whose job it is to bring into existence one of God’s holy ideas. Members of a karass all further the collective purpose seamlessly, though many never even know they are part of this karass. Even if they never meet, they work together in harmony, in impeccable service to God’s holy idea. Everything about their lives furthers the purpose perfectly, even though they may be furthering the purpose unconsciously. When you meet someone who is a member of your karass, even though it may make no sense to you on a human level, you will recognize them as a family member instantly. Your souls will resonate, even if you appear to have nothing in common on the human level. This is how the Divine gets important things done in the world. Your karass is like a peaceful army that activates to bring light into the world.
Whether you’re a conscious health care provider of any sort, a medical educator, an empowered patient, a caregiver of an empowered patient, or a conscious, concerned activist representing the pharmaceutical industry, the managed care insurance industry, health care policy, a hospital administrator, or health care litigation, if you’re a member of Heal Health Care Now, we assume you are part of the Heal Health Care karass.
Lissa Rankin's Vision
If you're new to Dr. Lissa Rankin's work and you want to understand her offering to health care reform, start by reading Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That The Body Can Heal Itself, and watch her TEDx talks:
(There are more, but we don't want to overwhelm you!)
The Whole Health Medicine Institute
1) The Core Curriculum- This element is based on the Whole Health Cairn and the 6 Steps To Healing Yourself from Lissa's book Mind Over Medicine. The core curriculum exposes health care providers to revolutionary ideas in the sphere of consciousness in medicine and trains them to implement an evidence-based wellness model designed to facilitate not just physical health, but also relational health, health in work, creative health, sexual health, spiritual health, environmental health, financial health, and mental health, all built upon a foundation of your deep connection to the part of you Lissa calls your "Inner Pilot Light." Because these other aspects of Whole Health have been scientifically proven to affect the physical body, we cannot neglect these critical influences on the body's wellbeing.
2) Heal The Healer- Because most health care providers have been traumatized by the medical system, we've found that healing the healer is fundamental to reforming how health care providers approach health. If providers are burned out, sick, disillusioned, suffering from relationship dysfunctions, at the mercy of addictive behaviors, or out of touch with their true purpose, it's hard to overcome the victim mentality that plagues people inside our health care system right now. When the healer heals, the crisis of imagination heals too, and empowered activism pours out from the wide open heart that wants to contribute the healer's gifts.
3) Business Development- Because many health care providers are unhappy inside a sick system, the business development tier of the program is intended to help health care providers explore alternative ways to utilize their health care gifts, either inside or outside the conventional systems. Whether a health care providers dreams of starting a fulfilling micro-business practice, writing books, teaching online programs, leading workshops, delivering keynotes, or reforming health care from the public health, policy, or academic lens, we offer tools to help health care providers find a way to fulfill their calling without sacrificing their integrity or the joy of healing.
What Is Your Role In Healing Health Care?
The Whole Health Medicine Institute is Lissa's personal act of sacred activism. It's Lissa's way of transforming a disease-management system into a Whole Health-inducing model, based on combining science and spirituality, trauma healing and Soul Tribe as medicine for the body, and other evidence-based, health-restoring interventions based on the wellness model she created- The Whole Health Cairn.
But this is just Lissa's role in healing health care. What's YOURS? It's going to take a village to heal health care. What is your part? Please start a profile and tell us what you're doing (or what you dream of doing) to restore Whole Health to a system desperately in need of our love, care, and activism.
What's your role in the village? Maybe you can find others who are working on the part you're working on here. Post in your profile what you're passionate about. Invite others who are passionate about what lights you up to connect.
Healing A Sick System
Spiritual teacher Krishnamurti said, "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." In response, author, philosopher and sacred activist Charles Eisenstein writes:
“If we are to take Krishnamurti at his word, then this epidemic calls for therapies that are social, economic, and political, and not just physical or even mental. In other words, there is a political dimension to the epidemic of [chronic illness.] They alert us to a society that is indeed ‘profoundly sick.’ I believe that we can take Krishnamurti's aphorism a step further. To be well in a profoundly sick society, one must contribute to the healing of that society.”
That is our invitation. Will we feel victimized and complain about a health care system that threatens our health, our dignity, our integrity, and our callings as healers and patients? Or will we rise up to contribute to the healing of that which threatens to disempower us?
We believe that healing health care will require a grass roots effort. We heal health care one healer-patient relationship at a time. How do we do that? Let’s gather the tribe and envision a new future.
This may feel impossible. But we at Heal Health Care Now believe in miracles. We can do impossible things with great love. It starts with YOU. As Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” As Malcolm X said, “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘WE,' even I-llness becomes WE-llness”.
Lissa Rankin, MD, Ken Jaques, community manager, and the Heal Health Care Now Team
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