Hippocrates’ Message: Physician Heal Thyself
This was Hippocrates’ most emphatic instruction to all aspiring physicians.
How does one learn how or what to teach except by going through their own process of healing? In fact I believe it is our own level of self healing that determines the quality of therapy we choose to offer our clients. One can only share the elegance and power they themselves have tasted.
It is the beauty of how the universe is designed that we, the healers get the first drink of Health and “The Healing Power of Nature” as It flows through us to others. We are privileged to have been chosen by “Health” by Vis Medicatrix Naturae (VMN). We are given the power to serve VMN. By obeying her dictates in every detail of our lives, or at least as we are individually called to obey, She literally inhabits us, becomes embodied as us. We are used by Her, told what to eat, how to move, how to think and how to relate. By following Her Wisdom we are healed and our whole life, all our actions become directed by Her/VMN.
When we then sit with a client it is She who speaks, Her wisdom and Her kindness guide our words and actions in the clinic just as they do outside the clinic, for everything we do is for Her.