Article: Healer – not Artist
By John Diamond, M.D.
I’m only interested in Healing. I’m primarily a healer, not an artist. Whatever I do, all of my creativity in many areas, is always with Healing as the Only Intention.
And what do I mean by Healing? It is not the curing of a disease, per se, but the alleviation of the dis-ease in the soul, the deep anguish from which we all suffer throughout our lives, whether we are conscious of it or not. This is our spiritual suffering.
And only when our anguish is overcome, can we actuate the Life Energy, the Spirit, within us. And only then can we enthusiastically, passionately, whole-heartedly and gratefully Embrace all of Life. This, and nothing less than this, is the Intention of the healer. And so it is for all my artistic endeavors: that through them we may come a little closer to the Embrace of Life.
I believe that the primary Purpose of Art is to Enhance the Spirit of all, as it was everywhere in ancient times, and as it still is in so-called “primitive” societies. To this I dedicate my creativity, as I have in over fifty years of healing.