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“Healing: Advising or Imposing”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

A healer advises, puts forward, posits, a suggestion for the sufferer’s consideration. Hoping so to actuate his Life Energy. “Can you see how this will help you heal?”

Unfortunately, so many in the so-called healing professions instead impose, dictate – often threaten and command. “It’s as I say – you must obey – or else.” Dictator.

The patient may be seemingly successfully treated – but his Life Energy, his Inner Vitality, is depleted. Through the engineered fear, they are no longer “captains of their soul.”*


* W.E. Henley, “Invictus”