True Health Means Harmony with Existence by Alexandra Johnson

I have an opportunity, in each moment, to enter into health. The state of my body, mind, and feelings play a role in this, but not necessarily the one I have been conditioned to think. Growing up, I learned that if I had an illness, such as a flu or stomach troubles, I wasn’t well. Once the malady was treated and had passed, then I could call myself healthy again. Over time, this created a setup in which I began to feel healthy less of the time. As I got older and experienced more chronic issues, for example knee problems, thyroid dysfunction, or allergies, I was rarely able to consider myself in good health.

As a physician, I see patients of all ages with varying physical, mental or emotional conditions. Many times, those with acute illnesses relate to the state of their body with fear and anxiety. From childhood, we receive messages about how the body “should” or “shouldn’t” be. In the absence of questioning these preconceptions, we continue to live in reaction. As the state of the world often has us in crisis, this exacerbates a cycle of tension and stress.

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The beginning and end come together…

What happens when consciousness develops and fulfills its potential? The beginning and end come together, just as they do in physical evolution. The seed becomes a tree, the tree grows branches, it flowers, gives fruit, and the fruit give seeds. We come from within the Absolute. Our ultimate evolution is back to the Absolute.
—from Freedom Comes from Understanding by Jon Schreiber

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Every cell of the body is working together….

When we have the definite taste of I have a body or there is a body, there is no longer any need to emphasize one part of the body over any other part. That taste is a knowledge which is equally the property of every cell of the body. Every cell of the body is working together, and the knowledge of this unity is your consciousness. When you are connected to this knowledge, the energy you use to do any activity is continually replenished.
—from Breema and the Nine Priniciples of Harmony by Jon Schreiber

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Emphasis Is on the Practitioner: The Art of Being Present by Angela Porter

When I was 8 years old I remember standing in the hallway outside my classroom at Thousand Oaks School. My classmate Evie, who was much younger and smaller than me, was crying. Sharon, another second grader, had uninvited Evie to her birthday party as a result of something that happened on the playground during recess. Evie, distraught, spoke tearfully between gasps, wondering what she had done to deserve this dismissal. I stood there leaning in, earnestly trying to offer insight and comfort. I felt uncomfortable, out of my depth, but Sharon was my best friend that day so maybe I could help. The thing I don’t remember is if I did help. This was my first counseling session.

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Unify yourself and support life.


Why do you do Breema? To unify yourself and support life. With our eyes, we see form, texture, and color. We are totally identified with the obvious. We don’t see the flow of the life force. But when you do Breema, you may experience it and so may the recipient. We need to see that we are not just “Mr. Head.” We need to know we have a body. Body-mind connection is not just a phrase. It’s a magnificent way of life. “Whole body/whole mind” is a direction for life. When you have Breema in your body, then when you move your hand, something takes place, because your whole body and whole mind are participating. When you sit, you are sitting. When you walk, you are walking. You have Being-participation.
—from Waking Up to This Moment by Jon Schreiber

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What is the foundation on which all meaning and purpose are built?


A foundation is something that things are built upon. What if you want to apply this word to the meaning and purpose of your life? What is the foundation on which all meaning and purpose are built? You can’t say your foundation is your body, because we all know the body is temporary. How about your mind? The mind is a box that we put everything we hear and read, everything we see on the Internet, and all our education into. So the mind can’t be the foundation, because it’s the mind of mass consciousness, which is the expression of the chaotic state of unconscious life. How about your feelings? They can’t be your foundation, because they constantly swing between like and dislike. A real foundation must be something other than your mind, feelings, and body. Every single thing that exists is a combination of two things—form and meaning. When we look at the manifested universe, we are really looking at two universes—the universe of form, which is observable, and the universe of meaning, which is realizable. Both of these have to be included in a real foundation.
—from Child of Existence, Child of Society by Jon Schreiber

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