The surface debate over the economic and social feasibility of Obamacare resembles a conversation of two people stumbling towards the same hole while arguing about what clothes to wear for the journey: it does not matter whether they are going to wear red or blue or whether it is going to be sunny or rainy. Both are simply walking into the same hole. Yes, both sides have valid concerns. Yet, both are arguing about “health”care while being blinded by their own disease. In a society exclusively governed by reason, it is possible to endlessly argue without questioning the premise that is creating the hole in the first place. In this mindset, wider and new holes are created each day.
Disease is at the core of the socioeconomic exchange of society and “health” has been long relegated to a small compartment of disease management. Our mind-ruled society fosters a wide range of addictive behaviors that are feeding the disease machine. We live with and feed these addictive behaviors on a daily basis. We each respond in different ways: some of us are numb to the fact we are addicted in the first place, some of us survive with a hopeless smile on our face thinking there are really no other viable choices, some of us make healthy choices while complaining about the global disease thus ultimately feeding malaise. The numbing strategies to hide or cope with the disease are endless. As these strategies become more sophisticated, our individual and collective bodies are steadily deteriorating. The stress of living in a mind-ruled society is far reaching and “health”care costs are exploding everywhere – including and increasingly in areas of the world that are considered “wealthy”.
The disease-feeding machine reaches deep, right into the halls of hospitals where ailing patients are literally fed sugar filled and junk food meals. Allopathic doctors who fill our “health”care system have been taught and encouraged to look at the human body in disconnected compartments at war with each other. Remedies to restore balance are sought from this narrow, cropped perspective. When a medical condition is capable of being decoded from within the linear mind, a remedy is found. When a condition is unclear and uncontrollable from the standpoint to the mind, doctors scramble to make sense of the natural complexity of life. In the despair of their own impotence, they offer quick-fix remedies that – even when well meant – are often harmful to the individual body and to the public body because they disregard the impact on the whole web of life.
Our hospitals are filled with people looking for a quick fix without taking responsibility for their own unhealthy choices and with doctors offering a quick fix for their ignorance to recognize the human body as an interconnected web. This is a natural and heart-logical consequence of a diseased public body. There will be little change as long as our “health”care system – an organ of our public body – is anchored exclusively in the mind and is refusing to breathe through its heart and body. At its core, a mind-ruled society is a mentally ill society. It creates insane solutions in the name of reason such as “health”care system that feeds the very disease. A mentally diseased public body cannot realize its own insanity and will continue to find eloquent reasons to justify the premise of its operation.
Thus, moving beyond Obamacare, let’s start to question how we are feeding the mentally ill public machine through our own daily choices. We have the capacity to turn the machine into a living body that breathes through its heart. This requires that we start to disentangle and feel our repressed feelings to end the numbness of our bodies. It requires that we take honest inventory of our life style choices and addictive behaviors. If we are light-heartedly serious enough, we can continue in that we disengage from our numbing strategies and look at the impact our daily choices are having on our “health”care system. We can go a step further and stop making excuses for our choices. When we need support we can reach out for genuinely qualified help capable to feed the interconnected web of life rather than an outdated disease machine.
When we become adults and learn to take radical responsibility for our individual and collective choices and celebrate our ailing individual and collective bodies, we have opened the gate to the heart. When we start to cultivate the heart intelligence of our individual body, we are bringing to life a heart-intelligent, healthy collective body where Obamacare will be just a faint cosmic joke.
A fun practice: What is the main feeling that is creating stress or disease in your body? Anger, sadness or fear? Take inventory of one addictive behavior and determine its impact on the public body. Discover the fun of being awake.
From COR PUBLICUM:
“A society that is immersed in its fear of the uncontrollable spreads with each pulsation a disease. A society that lives in heart wisdom and embraces the unknown factor is one that creates balance and health.”
“A mind-ruled society is continuously at war with disease.”