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Holistic Healing and Spirituality by Charlie Horton. This website is about the value of love, spirituality, the potential of the mind-body connection and the connection with all things. A holistic health site.


 
 
"Three Simple Questions" - A Book by Charlie HortonThis website is about the value and power of love, spirituality, the potential of the mind-body connection and the connection with all things.  This website is also a challenge.  If there is any aspect of your life that is not totally fulfilling then I challenge you to explore some of the practices outlined here or in my book.  In the words of M. Williamson "If you can rise above the fear in your life and live the love within you, and if I can rise above my fear and live the love in me-----if that drama is reenacted enough times by enough of the world’s people-----then we will pierce the cosmic darkness and tip the world in the direction of light."  There is tremendous healing power in these principles and, if they were widespread, these principles could also change the way that people interact with each other and the earth we inhabit and depend on.   My hope is that what I say here will help people develop and grow. My goal is to change the world - one person at a time.  Ultimately, if enough people discover and live by what I attempt to describe here, things could change dramatically and on much more than a personal level.

I present many abstract ideas within this website.  In my experience these ideas have very "real world" applications like attitudes in the workplace, paying bills, relationships and paying taxes.  I describe many of these attitudes and practices in my book, which is in turn based entirely on my life and journal. I live according to the beliefs I talk about here. Within the physical limitations of my disability I lead a relatively active, normal life, without any hint of seclusion.  Therefore, for a more practical view, I urge you to check out my "daily journal".  I also invite you to try my book, Three Simple Questions: Being in the World, But Not of It (ordering under any of the pages in this website).

I would like to make my position and approach to life clear right up front. As you can see in my journal and book, I lead a life based on the spiritual principles of love, the potential of the mind-body connection and the connection with all people and things.  I base my life on the teachings and example of Christ, though not necessarily the Christ described through various religious practices.  I believe in and follow what I believe to be the historical reality of Christ, described well by Borg "His own self-understanding did not include thinking and speaking of himself as the son of God whose historical intention or purpose was to die for the sins of the world, and his message was not about believing in him. Rather, he was a spirit person, subversive sage, social prophet, and movement founder who invited his followers and hearers into a transforming relationship with the same Spirit he himself knew, and into a community whose social vision was shaped by the core value of compassion." By "sprit person" he means someone for whom God is an experiential reality, similar to myself.  The question of whether I am Christian or not is not important to me.   Neither am I Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim or any other religion.  Through my prayer, meditation, contemplation, a near death experience and numerous living experiences I have come to know a very powerful, unconditionally loving, selfless and egoless force that, at this point, I would be foolish to deny. I have heard it said of that force many times that "there is something out there", an acknowledgment which seems to be adequate for leading a love based life. I now call that force God, a word that others do not use, which, as far as I can tell, makes little or no difference to that force. The fact is that force or God truly embraces the human experience and free will. This is not a personified jealous God/force who judges me, considers me to be sinful or pitiful or requires any sort of obedience. These last concepts are human and do not fit within love.

I identify most closely with Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross. I have also followed the teachings of Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Rolling Thunder, Black Elk, Wolfgang Kopp, Nisargadatta Maharaj, The Dalai Lama and a variety of others. I have been on and continue a single minded pursuit of knowing that loving God I spoke of. Spiritually, emotionally and physically, I depend on that God, and have a wonderful life in the process.

At this point I spend a good deal of time each day in communion with the force or power that many call God and my life is oriented at following that path. I lead, what many people would consider, a fairly disciplined life, though it usually doesn't feel that way to me since it is so fulfilling.  A good part of my life and that path is being of service to others. I have adopted the characteristics which I encountered; love, forgiveness, acceptance, peace, being of service and inclusiveness. I go to the “God place” every day when I pray and meditate. My service work consists largely of helping others get to a place of harmony with their own body-mind-spirits.  I also help them make that harmony a part of their daily lives. At this point, my life is incredibly fulfilling and I feel “touched by God” much of the time, a feeling that is impossible to adequately describe. It’s a great way to live!  More importantly, if enough others discovered the same things, it could dramatically change what happens on this planet.

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