YO*U* PROGRAMS

HOLISTIC SELF CARE,   BREATHE,   THE WAY OF WORDS,   MUSIDO,   THE LAND OF BEING

 

How you take on the discovery and development  of the uniqueness of “you” (there is literally no one else exactly like you) is best done through comprehensive programming that you choose intuitively.  Each of the main programs is introduced here. You can then go into each of the programs, and begin with one that “feels” right.  You can change to another at any time. You can go back to programs and with the initial experience find you can go deeper.  Hopefully,  you deeply experience all of them in some form that feels intuitively right.  What is vitally important is that you keep going, at all times in your own development throughout your life. The “Land of Being” journey in itself is endless.

Others and society demand much from you.  Tend to yourself so that you can meet the challenges and find peace and meaning in all of your life. Unexpected events may send you into new learning.  

The Foundation of all the programs is “Holistic Self Care.”  If you do not holistically take on self care, you will not have the physical, psychological, and spiritual (not to be confused with religious, cults, or any of the alike) means to fully explore who you are, especially as you age. Taking care of yourself holistically provides a vibrancy throughout your entire life. Such care also is the best preparation for the painful life events.  Have all the “inner” resiliency, strength, and vibrancy to truly be able to take on what matters to you.  Be sure to visit and learn as much as you initially can before taking to explore the programs.  You will have an excellent orientation to all the programs, and to “YOU” by taking time here.

HOLISTIC SELF-CARE:  LINK

Holistic self-care involves tending to your mind/body/spirit totality.  To better your physical health betters your mental outlook (endorphins are a great help) and spirit, which comes only through faith (not something taught or led by another; but, a place within you that you will recognize. ) To release chronic mental anxiety/tension/ depression benefits you physically, especially blood pressure,  and enlivens your spirit.  To tap into your greatest depth of being – your spirit – puts much of our daily stresses into a perspective that releases the negative affects on both mind and body.   To be healthy is to provide care for your integrated self.   This HOLISTIC SELF-CARE section to increasingly strengthening your total health can be used as is. This program is particularly recommended to care-givers, and those in the healing Arts and health care professions.

This program also can be used go beyond ‘care,’ to intentional ‘integration’ of body/mind/spirit.   Often, the benefits are so great in holistic self-care that there is a natural progression to continue into self-integration.

HOLISTIC SELF-INTEGRATION:

Replenish Vitality offers several possible programs of self-integration and re-vitalization in honor of the “many paths possible.”   There is no “ONE” way, and even within each of the programs, a person needs to make choices to keep their journey authentic to who they are.  This aspect is both freeing and challenging.

“Breathe” oddly, and wonderfully simple,  is focused on learning to breathe correctly, deeply, and with sustained focus. This simple, life long program is very holistic.  The cells in your body that keep you physically healthy receive the vitally needed oxygen.  Your mind gets a focus which offsets the ever fluctuating and distracting thoughts.  And, with one focus, your deeper mind/soul has a chance to provide you both peace and wisdom.

“The Way of Words” is one of the excellent programs to begin with because human culture communicates and expresses so much verbally.  This may be a very good program after living into a foundation of “holistic self care.”  The intellect is curious, needs understanding, and has to have a level of satisfaction for psychological health, and making healthy choices for what you explore. 

“Musido” presents another program that promotes a wonderful journey through music.

The Land of Being provides endless exploration into “you.”  Go explore, gain, and enjoy. 

Here is a quick summary of each:

 

HOLISTIC SELF-CARE:

Holistic self-care involves tending to your mind/body/spirit totality.  To better your physical health betters your mental outlook (endorphins are a great help) and spirit, which comes only through faith (not something taught or led by another; but, a place within you that you will recognize.  To release chronic mental anxiety/tension/ depression benefits you physically, especially blood pressure,  and enlivens your spirit.  To tap into your greatest depth of being – your spirit – puts much of our daily stresses into a perspective that releases the negative affects on both mind and body.   To be healthy is to provide care for your integrated self.   This HOLISTIC SELF-CARE program to increasingly strengthening your total health can be used as is. This program is particularly recommended to care-givers, and those in the healing Arts and health care professions.

This program also can be used go beyond ‘care,’ to intentional ‘integration’ of body/mind/spirit.   Often, the benefits are so great in holistic self-care that there is a natural progression to continue into self-integration.

HOLISTIC SELF-INTEGRATION:

Replenish Vitality offers several possible programs of self-integration and re-vitalization in honor of the “many paths possible.”   There is no “ONE” way, and even within each of the programs, a person needs to make choices to keep their journey authentic to who they are.  This aspect is both freeing and challenging.

Finding a program
that is most personally conducive and supportive
is a unique feature of Replenish Vitality.
We honor all the ways that weave together to bring
each individual to holistic self-integration.

 

Breathe   is a program especially designed for those with physical limitations.  Everyone breathes.  Following your breathing  and feeling your heart beat can take you into a meditative place of intimacy with self.  Developing this can take you into deepest meditational levels and contemplation.  Combining this with knowledge of the chakras adds to the powerful integration through breathing.  Combining this with all that has been written about “breath and oneness” adds to integration.  Finding what inner dynamics block this total oneness adds to developing knowledge of self.  Addressing this leads to more study and greater integration; and, ultimately holistic self-integration. (The YouTube “OM” gives the ‘furthest’ possibilities of this path.)

For some, extensive study of writings of a religion or a well established spiritual tradition, leading to meditation upon these writings, leading to one’s own writing, leading to one’s own stillness, leading to intimate self-knowledge, leads to holistic self-integration.  However, balance with the common aspects must be included (see bottom of page).  Overall, for people most comfortable with study and/or religion, this is a very viable path: The Way of the Word.

For those who have strong inclination towards physical expression and immersion, the Musido program is a good fit.  Meditatively moving to music, moves one to experiential knowledge of the oneness of body/mind/spirit.  Musido takes what “Breathe” provides and extends this throughout the whole self. The videos for these have yet to be added, but keep watch.  In the meantime, you can still experience meditational and emotional focus/release through the music series provided on this website in MUSIC.

The Land of Being is aprogram that is divided into activities “places” that often blend together.   “Creativity” is a liberating place and often can provide its own form of entering into non-analytical functioning.  “Discernment” is crucial is making healthy decisions as well as not being swayed by those who would try to gain ‘spiritual power’ over those seeking holistic self-integration.   “Personal Growth” involves learning from personality assessments, assessing and taking on inner healing, and finding the dysfunctional personal dynamics with the perspective of becoming freed of these.  Closely related is “Living Love“- a universal Love.  There is a very different definition of ‘love’ than what the entertainment and pop culture describe and portray.   Likewise, “The Greatest Depths” is universal, for here is the place of “oneness.”  Preparation here is paramount for accessing the fullness of holistic self-integration.  “Wisdom” provides a strong basis for study of just what the “Greatest Depths” are. Wisdom literature is perennial and amazingly complimentary — so many beautiful and heart-felt expressions of the same knowledge.  Not a place to miss.   To enter the place of “Service” is both wise and rewarding.  The synergetic energy is very strong in this place, regardless of the other person.  The synergistic energy being connected with is ‘Love,’ and this lifts one into one form of “Living Love.”  Last, but not at all least, is “Rest/Sleep.”  Integration draws on much effort, even as energy is assimilated.  Rest/sleep, like food/drink, can be abused and misused, or can give the re-vitalization necessary for life. These eight places in the Land of Being are to be ‘visited’ and entered into as your own intuitiveness calls you.  Remember, you ultimately find your way through the exquisite uniqueness that you are.  Finding your way is a large part of finding yourself.

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There are three common tenets that must be met what blend of programs are chosen. Without going into detail here, eastern as well as  western traditions have taught these three  tenets that must be incorporated in any path to holistic self-integration.  There is ordert to these tenets, which spiral again and again over years and even decades.  The Three are:

  • 1)  There must be an intentional and purposeful change of perception from an “isolated” I, separate from others, to a re-vision that there is no separation.  We are all of the same energy, thus what we do affects all energy, and whatever anyone else does affects our energy.  When planning or in the act of lying, cheating, stealing, manipulating, threatening,  and/or being violent to suit our own selfish means, someone would not ‘see’ the tremendous negative effect on their personality energy, or the reverberations on universal energy.  However, any abusive, untruthful, or cruel words/behavior have negative consequences, sometimes directly coming back on us.  If I steal, I am violating myself. The FIRST tenet is that we must do the work to find out why we use and abuse ourselves, others, and other life forms; then change and heal this. Concurrent to this is re-directing our energy through truth, compassion, sharing, serving, etc.
  • 2)   Gain knowledge from the perennial literature pertaining to holistic self-integration, as well as ‘lived’ knowledge through holistic activity that produces meditational states.

Knowledge from well-founded  scholarly fields of knowledge, as well as wisdom/spiritual traditions is crucial to ‘stay on track.’  There are a MYRIAD impostors who are seeking to control people by claiming to have the “way” if you just follow them.  A foundation of legitimate knowledge greatly benefits your efforts AND is your only defense to spot and avoid these people.

But reading and teachings alone are not enough.  Our rational, linear, and analytical, intellect predominates unless we intentionally change.  The  ‘inner voices’ of our ego/psyche can even dominate over our intellect (sometimes to our own peril…).  This is where meditation is essential.  Following our breath or, it possible, moving meditations begin to free us from the constant hold of ego and intellect.  Meditational music added to breathing or moving meditation greatly enhances these.  Some people advocate using ‘objects’ as a focus.  (This is doable, but does not provide the intimacy of our physical-ness.)   Consciousness is totally focused kinesthetically.  Drumming, and chanting (chanting if you are physically limited), add even great intensity of focus.  These meditations are the beginning of experientially integrating body/mind/spirit.

  • 3)   However, such intential efforts, as absolutely necessary as they are, are not enough.  We are intentional in the first two tenets.  The third tenet is where we must let go of intentionality, release from volition.   Simply, we must enter a stillness of being.  Only then, when all personal volition is surrendered can there be the full integration.  We breathe, we sit or we move realizing more and more who we are. But ultimately, like the ego and intellect, these get in the way of complete integration.  We have to enter into contemplation, which is the stillness which brings realization of our ‘spirit,’ that which is infinitely and eternally beyond the ego and intellect, as well as our own personal capability.   Immense trust and faith is required because this last tenet we have no control over.  We can have a brief, seemingly milli-second, experience of a oneness beyond ourselves; and, this gives us the reality that we then live to integrate.  All the wisdom traditions point to this. But, intellectual understanding is difficult.  When we achieve the ‘heights’ of effort brought self-integration, we must let go to realize ‘that which is beyond us, yet our essence.’

There is no way without all three of these tenets for full holistic integration.