Wholiness

By Terry Shea

October 3, 2016

Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock

Posted In: Spiritual Wellness, White Rock


The last chapter of Sacred Continuum and the last lecture in this series are dedicated to the most troublesome and challenging of issues facing us. We have long accepted that we use Treatment to change our mind and keep it changed in order to get out of debt and enjoy prosperity. Many of you have found love and enduring connection through the application of this Principle. We have found ourselves suddenly in the right home and in the right job reaping the satisfaction of following our dreams, expressing our talents and practicing what the Buddhists call right livelihood. Then there is that health and aging thing! There is that death and dying thing!!
There is probably no topic more difficult and more controversial than health and wellness, than wholeness. I have purposely misspelled as Wholiness and here is why. How many of you say you are holy, I mean really holy, like holy like God is holy or Mother Teresa is holy or St Francis is holy? Anybody besides me ready to claim that I am holy and so are you and so is everyone else on the planet including Bashar al Assad (the president of Syria) and Donald Trump? And “There’s the rub” says Hamlet in Act 3, Sc 1.
Wholiness must show up in all places, persons and events at all times, even when the appearance of it is lacking if it is to show up at all. To believe otherwise is to put a rent in the fabric universal through which the devil can slip and once he’s in, it’s a f#*X^@g free for all with the truly most important aspect of life, living. I’m speaking metaphorically, of course, but to give any existence to anything other than wholeness is to set up a dualism that puts us clearly on the path of dis-ease and death.
One of the great ideas of the postmodern era is the idea of the holon. A holon (Greek: ὅλον, holon neuter form of ὅλος, holos “whole”) is something that is simultaneously a whole and a part. The word was coined by Arthur Koestler in his book “The Ghost in the Machine” (1967, p. 48). … These holons are also simultaneously subject to control from one or more of these higher authorities. This is, as you can see, not a new idea, but it is one whose implications we are understanding better and better.
http://www.transpersonal.com.au/transpersonal-theory/holon.htm
Our English word health and whole come from the same root in Old English hælþ “wholeness, a being whole, sound or well,” from Proto-Germanic *hailitho, from PIE *kailo- “whole, uninjured, of good omen” (source also of Old English hal “hale, whole;” Old Norse heill “healthy;” Old English halig, Old Norse helge “holy, sacred;” Old English hælan “to heal”). Another word for this, is what Ernest Holmes referred to as Divine Oneness. The most significant quality of One is that it is not two.
“That which is, is Whole, Complete, Perfect, Pure, Unadulterated – consummate in every quality, Unconditioned – flawless in every form; infallible in every function. Within our Treatment we declare that all life proceeds from this ONE Perfect Cause.”
So are you hal, kailo, heill, halig, helge? You bet you are. Betting on this Truth at every moment with absolute certainty is critical. Your life depends on it!