There are many types
of stars and galaxies. Some are small and others are very large.
Some are relatively near and others are far beyond the range of
our best telescopes. Yet, all galaxies pulsate with life and there
is unity among them. Humans and animals also appear outwardly different
but they too are united by a simple thread – the thread of
prana, chi, life-force and soul force, consciousness.
We have Chinese, Canadian,
Indian, and American doctors, healers, and health care givers. Outwardly
they seem to differ by nationality and culture. But they are all united
by their desire to lessen human suffering and to heal the mind, body,
and spirit. We have all chosen different religions and spiritual paths
but they all lead us to the same Creator. In our differences we find
sameness. Let us unite our present selves with the highest self. Let
us cast away darkness so we can see light. Let us throw away unrealities
so we can experience true inner reality. Let us use true healing arts
to become healthy and balanced and to realize that our unified soul
On the first day of this
retreat it sometimes seems that there are no common bonds or that
everyone around us is a stranger. But in two short days we find
ourselves united by friendship and love. Our minds, bodies, and
souls are in harmony with one another. It will seem difficult to
leave such good friends, our friends forever....