Holistic Principles for Healing Ourselves, Our Communities, and Our World
by Ana Jones
Watching the local and world news can be depressing in this day and age. It can sometimes seem as if we are powerless to change or even affect the current state of our communities and our world. Fear, hate, violence, prejudice, and addictive behaviors appear to be deeply rooted in our modern day societies. We are living in unparalleled times with a war we need to reconcile, global climate change happening before our very eyes, and human populations exploding at alarming rates. I know people who have resigned themselves to the idea that nothing can be done to change or heal any of this. Yet hope prevails with the large number of individuals who are asking themselves “What is Truth and What is Illusion?” .......continue reading
Rev. Ana Jones is an Interfaith Minister and nationally known Holistic Health Practitioner. She is a spiritual luminary, and devoted visionary for healing and transformation. Ana is owner of Questing Spirit, LLC and Director of ‘The Studio’ in Honokaa, HI.
A New Physics Perspective on Healing
by Phillip Jones
Phillip Jones, MA, LMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and rites of passage facilitator. He is currently the senior spiritual counselor for Hospice of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island, and also gives lectures, leads seminars, and facilitates longer retreats with his wife to sacred sites.
Phillip’s undergraduate studies in science and engineering led him to the fields of psychology, philosophy and religion to find complementary answers to life’s pressing questions.
Twentieth century discoveries in the field of quantum physics have led to the startling conclusion that the “building blocks” of nature are not only sub-atomic “particles” but have a wave-nature as well. Some prominent physicists (e.g., David Bohm) have even suggested that what has been known as the microscopic particle electron is in fact a totality or ensemble which is enfolded throughout the whole of space. This discovery has profound implications for awareness of nature at the human level as well. We are both particular beings with a particle nature (e.g., a person 6 feet in height, 165 pounds, standing, at the present moment, in New York City, U.S.A.), as well as connected beings with a wave nature (e.g., my thoughts, prayers, feelings and actions are impacting and affecting everyone else). The fact that an action I take in America could instantaneously affect my sister in Europe has also been supported scientifically by experiments in France confirming the Principle of Complementarity. Continue Reading
Modern Healers' Debt to the Past
by Phillip Jones, MA
From time immemorial, wise men and wise women have arisen in every great culture to advise, guide, prophesy, teach, and sometimes to judge in the lives and activities of their rulers and the people in general. These counselors often gave guidance in all the affairs of life -- spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Prior to recent centuries, there was a common understanding that these four aspects of self were interactive and interdependent. Hippocrates was not only the father of medicine, but a great philosopher in his own right. Buddha was the founder of what became a great religion, but his teachings have evolved into a profound psychological system as well. And Jesus Christ, in addition to his preeminence as a spiritual giant, was a great healer as well, curing incurable illnesses and even raising the dead. ......continue reading ...The primary hope for humanity in this new millennium is BALANCE. Balance requires greater and greater levels of wisdom, conscious awareness, and most importantly discernment. It is not that we need to ignore everything negative and only focus on the positive, or abandon all economic pursuits in order to live a spiritual life. The message and foundation of conscious holistic living is a life in balance…acknowledging that extremes are not what we need, balance is. .....continue reading
Our Search for the Perfect Life
by Ana Jones
Exploring The Art of Holistic Living
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