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They Are Only Practicing, Why Do We Expect A Miracle

Updated on August 2, 2009

Once a Practitioner, Always a Practitioner

Practicing medicine, Practicing law, Practicing religion. These are all areas of practice, the licenses issued says the individuals are licensed to practice. No need to write a long description of what practice is, it's what we do when we want to learn more or become better at whatever it is we are practicing.

Practitioners use terms like an expert in their field of practice, An area of expertise does not remove the term practicing. Years of experience or how much practice an individual practitioner has still does not denote anything but still practicing. At no point in any of these arenas does the individual every stop practicing, their license never gets an upgrade to arrived. Once a practitioner, always a practitioner.

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Practicing Medicine

Practicing medicine comprises everything from what is termed "traditional" medicine to all forms of holistic, energy, and herbal practices.

There is much controversy over holistic and new or unfamiliar medicinal practices. Why a controversy? It is all a practice. New should be welcomed in an arena where we call it practicing. If we are only practicing we have already created a base for our practice that clearly states the answers are vague and still being researched.

As we all go in to see these medical practitioners however, we have an expectation of a miracle. We ask as if we believe they have all the answers and when they don't have them we sue them. This takes us to another practitioner who practices law.

Learning, Practicing, Weighing

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Practicing Law

Practicing law comprises everything from malpractice as already stated, to business law, family law and just plain general law. There is a very unusual paradigm in practicing law however, it is  a battle between two parties and one of them wins while the other loses.There is seldom a win, win situation and when it is arrived at it is not through the practice of law it is usually by agreement of the parties involved. So someone who practices law is actually practicing winning.

Once again there are so called experts in their respective fields and those who have more years of practice than others. At the end of each day however, they will only be practicing, clearly indicating it is an ever growing, redefined arena where the answers are still vague and being researched or as in the case with the law, being won.

As we seek the assistance of a law practitioner we are looking for a miracle worker as if by the practice of law a loved one can be replaced, a loss can be overturned or a right can be wronged. A law practitioner however does not right wrongs they just win or lose the case they are practicing with. This takes us to another practitioner who practices religion.

Many Religions, Many Practices

Practicing Religion

Practicing religion is a practice even more diverse than practicing medicine.  So many different practices, so many different names.  Even more controversy enters into this arena because the practitioners aren't just those leading the practice but also anyone involved in the practice of religion.  In some respect we are all practitioners in this field even if we are practicing atheists, we are all practicing something in the practice of religion.

There are once again those who lay claim to being experts, they have done more research, received more answers, they have practiced more.  No matter how much knowledge is obtained, no matter the practices we have done, it is and will remain a practice.

Religiious practitioners are where we go to for answers to righting wrongs.   Religious practitioners are the ones we blame when all other practitioners have let us down.  Being as we are all practitioners on some level, blame can then shift to ourselves or to the ones involved to introducing us to this practice in the first place. 

As we seek assistance from the practice of religion, we search once again for the miracle workers.  The one with all of the answers, the one that is right, the one that is not practicing but really knows it all.  Even as we seem to find the doctrine that supports our individual theory in practice of the right answers we walk in the doors and observe things that do not support what we thought the practice consisted of.  So the search begins again for the right practice.


Expectations Of Clients and Participants With Practitioners

Time to re-evaluate our expectations it seems. Whether it is medicine, law or religion, realize that is a practice done by people, including ourselves. It is a work in progress, new things are being learned everyday, all of the answers are yet to be discovered, it is a practice. Miracles are in another place, within our hearts maybe, in a place we have yet to define, in the place where we are no longer practicing but have achieved. Miracles are not at the medical practitioners, law practitioners or religious practitioners place of business.

Advice To Practitioners

We are all practitioners of sorts, but this advice is more for the ones with the placard hanging on their doors or with the diplomas hanging on their wall.  Remember you are licensed to practice, remember you are practicing, remind your clients you are practicing.  Continue to seek new knowledge, remember to acknowledge any new information or practices as they become known or available. 

On another note, maybe the word would be facilitator for the title rather than practitioner.  As practitioners we are all really facilitating opportunities, for ourselves and others.  Each opportunity facilitated has the possibility of turning out different than the one before no matter how similar they may seem.  Start facilitating and take your practice to a whole new level of opportunities and experiences.  When facilitating, we acknowledge the answers can be vague, that a myriad of possibilities always lies ahead and allow our practice to expand.

On A Final Note

We are all practitioners, we are all seeking practitioners. We all should consider the possibility of becoming facilitators in our practices. Facilitating opportunities for ourselves and others. When we facilitate we remember it is a practice. When we remember it is a practice, we explore more options and allow for more possibilities.

Seek more than one opinion, just because it worked for someone you know doesn't mean it is right for you and just because it works for you doesn't mean it will work for someone else. If it doesn't feel right, it isn't. Each of us are individual practitioners, we need to explore all of our options and facilitate opportunities to open the possibilities to the place where true miracles exist.


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  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    Thank You so much, I really appreciate your feed back. We are all works in progress, practicing to improve and searching for the answers, it is nice to have that reminder.

  • C.S.Alexis profile image


    8 years ago from NW Indiana

    I have been saying the same about Doctors for years, they are only practicing "key word" interesting that you wrote a hub about it, thumbs up.

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    This is actually very true. They are still overlooking any type of alternative medical resources a viable options. Not very encouraging outlook. Thanks for sharing this information, informed is half the battle.

  • someonewhoknows profile image


    8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

    From what I saw on a hubpage yesterday what the government is planning,if it is the government and not some lobbists who wrote the healthcare bill.It seems they want to srtictly limit not only the quanity of healthcare ,but the quality as well.Such as mental health services,so-called terminal diseases,planned death services,it's seems they want to pay all doctors the same amount no matter what specialty they are an expert in.They don't say what that amount is that I know of.They want to be able to have direct access to your bank account.It goes on and on.

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    Zsuzsy Bee: How awesome! Master Herbalist, thanks for your kind comments as someone who knows, best of luck with your thesis, looking forward to your sharing it.

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    Zsuzsy Bee 

    8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Really well put emohealer. Our frame of mind plays such an important role in our abilities to heal. I so believe that Alternate medicines and prevention are the key to healthier us.

    I'm still researching all there is to know about herbs for my Master Herbalist thesis as I whole heartedly believe in the benefits and the healing power of herbs.

    super hub

    kindest regards Zsuzsy

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    Your welcome ripplemaker, that is what I do to, only I have always called it facilitating because I know they do the work themselves, I only create the opportunities for the healing to take place. I am not a healer as I say in my name, each person does it themselves, as I am sure you too have learned from your ministry. I always appreciate your visits so much, Thank You!

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    Michelle Simtoco 

    8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Hi emohealer, your hub made me think about my "healing practice or ministry"..and to be able to say that it is facilitating opportunities so others can heal...I absolutely love that! I agree wholeheartedly! Amazing. Thank you for adding another beautiful perspective to what I do.

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    ethel, Thank you so much for for visiting. Training and facilitating are very different things, continous training has always been a given in these fields gratefully so. Facilitating is the actual interaction with clients, patients and patrons. I truly am not down on these professions they are necessary and there are some truly awesome amazing practitioners out there, without them the things that are known and the new things being discoverd every day would not exist. I too hope that any of us who have an urgent need of medical asssistance we can find the best with alot of practice, but more than that who is ready to let human nature itself contribute more positively to the process of health and healing.

    CMHypno, Wow that is really awesome I hope that it is found to be helpful by him, and appreciate so much that you think it may be as someone in the trenchs of these crucial fields.

    To both of you, let your lights shine I really appreciate your time, readership and participation.

  • CMHypno profile image


    8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

    Great Hub emohealer - I work as a part-time pa to a doctor in private practice, so am going to print this off for him to read!

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    Eileen Kersey 

    8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

    Facilitate is the latest word in the UK. What ever happened to training etc I do not know. I take your point but certainly hope that when I need to see a doctor urgently he or she has had a lot of practise.

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    Someonewhoknows, Very Nice! I truly appreciate a new perspective of looking at absolutely everything, thank you so much for bringing another point of view to this article!

  • someonewhoknows profile image


    8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

    Expecting a "miricle" depends on what you believe the definition of miricle is.To some people a miricle might mean something all together different from what someone else might even taking into account the definition of miricle - something unusual,or unexpected. I think it's a miricle that many more patients don't die in the hospital as a result of malpractice.The same can be said for religion with all the talk about preists taking advantage of their parishiners children.Lawyers aren't all bad,but they have their fair share of preditors too,in government and in public life.

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    SEM Pro, A visit from you is always appreciated. Love the word play one of my favorite things. Love and Light to you!

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    SEM Pro 

    8 years ago from North America

    Exquisitely detailed emohealer! Your practice of defining for clarification and true comprehension has indeed graduated to earning a "FACILITATOR" sign on the window of your hubs. Love it! I see huge wakes of opening minds in the waters as your vehicle forges ahead. Response - Ability! Awesome :)

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    Universal Laws, I appreciate your further contribution to this hub. Don't see me writing a hub on the meanings of the symbols, maybe you could provide us with that information, it would be a great hub. Love and Light!

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    Universal Laws 

    8 years ago from UNIVERSE

    Great catalytic hub for helping people out of "the matrix".

    A hub on the real meaning of the symbols used by these practitioners in the matrix would be good i.e. the caduceus symbol used by Medical associations for the hypocratic oath came originally from the symbol of Healer Priests who worked on Mind, Body and Soul which is a far cry from what doctors do now! "WITH PURITY AND WITH HOLINESS I will pass my life and practice my Art." is from the original Hypocratic Oath!!


  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    James, always appreciate a smile and you gave me one, not everyone sees the double entendre, but it exists in every piece anyone writes. Let's all practice together!

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    James A Watkins 

    8 years ago from Chicago

    I love this article! It's very funny and also true. Thanks. I'm going to go practice my writing. :)

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    fastfreta, I appreciate your visit and input. Thank you!

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    Alfreta Sailor 

    8 years ago from Southern California

    emohealer, you did it again. I always say that about medicine, (practicing), but I never thought about it pertaining to the law and religion. Great hub!

  • emohealer profile imageAUTHOR

    Sioux Ramos 

    8 years ago from South Carolina

    Thanks advisor4qb for being the first to visit this hub and share your story as you learned this process so many of us are still working on (me included).

    Let Your Light Shine!

  • advisor4qb profile image


    8 years ago from On New Footing

    My sister used to get aggravated with me when I was a hypochondriac, because I would always accept what the doctors would tell me as law. She would say to me, "You know, doctors aren't God, they do make mistakes. They call it 'practicing' for a reason!"

    I don't know if that was what made me stop running to the doctor every time I had some minor irritation of one sort or another, but it has stayed with me for years.


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