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know about Money, Health and Intelligence

A guide by Nicholas E. Wright (San Diego, USA)

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This brief guide is part of a series associated with the work described in more detail on the www.cif-new.com website. These books are not a complete approach - rather they offer a variety of portals or perspectives for you to step through and explore. Enjoy!

Basics
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If you have no connection with or control over your finances, you'll likely be stressed - and this will affect your health (compromise immune system functioning etc etc). If this is you, do yourself a favor: Personal Finance For Dummies

No matter how little money you have, you can do some basic things for your own health. While this book ...

Strength for Life: The Fitness Plan for the Rest of Your Life

... recommends a gym or weights ($$$!), the overall approach (purpose, vision, intention, lifetime approach etc etc) can be used as a container for any workout discipline.

Finally, on diet, Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight is far from the be-all and end-all on healthy eating; but for those who still believe in a "there's one healthy diet for everyone", this book might open eyes to the need for an intelligent approach. Meaning: looking deeper, into the individual being, and the reason for embodiment, to find out what is RIGHT FOR YOU!!!

Concepts of Money, Concepts of Health - and their Connection
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Creating True Prosperity (Gawain, Shakti) is a little-in-size, large-in-heart, spiritually oriented book that offers a view of prosperity that is greater - of course - than simply money alone.

Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness offers the perspective that physical health and physical illness often (although not necessarily always) have connections to emotional, psychological or spiritual issues.

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment offers the perspective that material wealth and material poverty often (although not necessarily always) have connections to emotional, psychological or spiritual issues.

Money and the Meaning of Life is an engaging exploration of the role of money in the largest perspectives we usually take on life: why are we here, again?

Taken together, these four books can stimulate and support an enquiry into:
- is it prosperity or money we want? (and: wanting money is OK!!!)
- what is prosperity: spiritually (purpose and meaning), energetically (feelings and vitality), materially (body and possessions)?
- what is the dynamic link between our thoughts/feelings and our wealth?
- what is the dynamic link between our thoughts/feelings and our health?
- what is the dynamic link between our wealth-thoughts-feelings and our health-thoughts-feelings?

Turns out (long story - see www.cif-new.com for more) the worldview of science and its connection to money and prosperity, and the heaviness and fear around ill-health, death and dying, together combine to "push out" from the mainstream the willingness to explore and experiment in alternative and complementary approaches. An alternative dysfunction that is sometimes seen is to deny the appropriateness of "conventional" approaches and seek health solely from the "alternative" - sometimes with disastrous consequences.

What's required in our culture is two things:
1. An embrace of and appreciation for the conventional scientific way, and its gifts; combined with an ongoing evolution and transformation of this process so that it in turn can embrace and connect with complementary approaches.

2. A greater openness to and exploration of the alternative methods, without deserting a rigorously practical evaluation; this would be helped by a scientific worldview and way of investigation that was more open (Yeah, yeah, I know: I'm working on it, guys).

If we had these ... perhaps "conventional" and "alternative" would form a seamless continuum ... and the whole need for an "integrative" medicine would disappear.

1. Science, Money and the Mainstream Health Industry
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For those wanting a good basic introduction to the massive complexity of the healthcare field seen as a set of corporate entities, try The Health Care Value Chain: Producers, Purchasers, and Providers.

Gary Pisano Science Business: The Promise, the Reality, and the Future of Biotech gives an interesting review of how the much-heralded biotech revolution has failed to deliver economically for shareholders, patients and society. He also offers diagnostics, and a few pointers as to what needs to change. Personally, I think the fault lines and succesful responses are much more profound - but this is a stimulating starting point.

Chronic Crisis: Critical Care for America's Collapsing Healthcare System offers some perspectives on the current healthcare economic crisis in the U.S., including looks at other countries. Amusingly, this book is very expensive :). Seriously - the ballooning healthcare costs in the U.S.A. likely form the single greatest economic challenge facing the country over the next fifty years ... perhaps we need some new suggestions on how to start working on this?

One answer that is often given is: TECHNOLOGY will radically change the economics of healthcare. (I could reference a lot of expensive books advancing this case). While I agree that technology can and should help, it's clear that current technologies cannot implement "intelligence" ... and it seems to me that this is what we truly need, both at the individual and the systemic-architectural level.

2. Integrative-Alternative-Complementary Methods
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There's a bewildering array of things one could try. What's needed to navigate these is "deep intelligence" - either in oneself or in the movement of a healthcare practitioner. See www.cif-new.com for more details on this definition of intelligence, and how one might come to it (or, more likely, how one might stop blocking its approach).

Here's a few directions to start with:
Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Personal Mastery
Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force
Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field

Ultimately ...
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[perhaps :)] all the challenges noted above (and more!) arise from an unhealed mind rather than an unhealthy body. And the mind is fractured because of a repetitive movement seeking security in knowledge. For a starting point on the extraordinary journey into this possibility, check out:

Freedom from the Known

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Qualifications: Financier, Human Being, Spiritual Adventurer
Last updated: 4/14/10
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