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The Cure. To many think we have to fix it. Real cures cure us.

Updated on May 16, 2013

Was crucifixion a tragedy or a cure?

I keep this to remind me that pain or illness is not bad, it just is.
I keep this to remind me that pain or illness is not bad, it just is. | Source

Cures for illness are really quite naive.

If we cure our body of an illness all we have gained is health. If we look at the cure being the illness we can gain wellness. There is much to learn in this area. There are some favorites that come to mind. People protecting their beliefs are a huge detriment to cure. East versus West Christian verses Shinto, Navajo verses Mohican --. Cures are most normally found in synthesis. That is our choice. To cure or to ignore and carry on as usual.

This man I know has suffered, Divorce, Cancer, Bankruptcy, Alcoholism and Depression. If you told him that he suffered such things, he would smile and nod his head so as not to argue. But if you asked him about it, he would share and you would be amazed. You see this man believes that each seeming tragedy is really a cure for another malady.

You see the maladies that we know we have manifest themselves

The maladies that bind and tie and force our spiritual and emotional health are hidden, blocked and destructive as all hell on earth. The maladies that threaten our physical health are mechanics at best. A battle. Think along the lines of the medical profession: A doctor treats the illness not the patient, the nurse treats the patient and not the disease. Think on that. Which one makes us well --- clearly the nurse. The doctor makes the disease lose but that does not make the patient whole or a winner.

We are bound more by what we cannot "cure" unless we see the tragedies of life as spring boards to new ways that bring life and consciosness to a new level. No man who has never faced death of the body can know what one who has does. It is a non-transferable knowledge. Yet we have found the best counselors for those facing economic destruction, death by addiction, death by cancer and crisis by divorce are those who have likewise faced them and are at one with it.

Cool concept when we ascend from physical to.......

Perhaps the man knows something
Perhaps the man knows something

Maybe in our own lives we see our limitations, but in tragedies we see freedom.

In a quiet moment when this man was watching a sunrise and he let me join him, he told me. "look into my face, are my wrinkles and crags that of a man who is of your understanding". I told him yes. It became clear to me that I had just lost what handle I had on normal thinking.

When we overcome we defeat the sickness within us. If we choose to move forward we can defeat the sickness outside of us.

We have all seen the dance a football player does in the end zone when he scores. He overcame every attack launched at him and he is beaten and bruised but dancing. This is health of the spirit.

It is not necessarily pride and braggadocios it is a celebration of victory. And if in our struggle we really faced our demons, then we come out stronger and better and more ready to live.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Gypsy, what a good description of the Dance of Life. That constant inquiry into what we can and cannot change. Thank you

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I think that we must take the most we can out of life and be grateful for what we have and know how to get over the moment when we seem not to be able to go on. We must just go with the flow.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very cool, I have seen beautiful sunsets out a hospital window and when I was wet, cold and hungry. Your story is awesome in the resilience.

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      Sarra Garrett 

      5 years ago

      I have learned to just take what ever comes and hope for the best. There are so many things in life that we can't change (I've learned that over the years finally) so just go with the flow whether it be good or bad.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sarah, thank you..... Hmmm you just made be think about that,, should we age gracefully? I understand the serenity aspect, but perhaps we should have a fight it to the death attitude also. Good food for thought.

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      Sarra Garrett 

      5 years ago

      So true. I've always said 'what ever doesn't kill us makes us stronger'. I know I have learned from past mistakes and am learning from new maladies, some my fault and some not. I'm not aging gracefully, however, I can gracefully go on. Awsome, Up and shared!

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