The Foundations of Our Belief  

  Our Society is founded upon the principle of Vitalism. This, simply, is the concept that the living body is greater than the sum of its physical parts, that there is a greater energetic component that takes these physical qualities and imbues them with a state called life.

This is not a new concept. It assumes is that there is a distinct energy or force that creates and sustains all living organisms. This inherent vital principle is distinct from all the biological, physical and chemical components of the body. We call this the Life Force (Vital Force).

Failure to nurture and maintain this force results in an internal imbalance that is called disease.

The basic principle of vitalism is that it is an inherent or in-born intelligence within the body, which animates and heals living creatures. While this Vital Force has an innate intelligence as it pertains to the sustenance and homeostasis of the body, it, in itself is not sentient or intelligent in the way that we think of consciousness. It is more reaction and instinct.  

As Dr. Samuel Hahnemann writes in his Organon of the Medical Arts:

In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body, rules with unbounded sway, and maintains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence.

 It is the un-swaying belief in this Vital Force that guides our lives in our unending quest for health and higher fulfillment.  

Our lives are a constant quest for true health and this healing is an on-going process of personal evolution and growth. As we become more aware of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self, we see ourselves more clearly. We begin to experience life and love in a new and fuller way. We are on a constant journey of self-development and self-discovery.

To succeed in this journey we need to recognize that there are higher and deeper forces at work. To argue that we are nothing but the sum of our physical and chemical components is to deny the existence of higher plane of being. It is our firmly held belief that our lives and the lives of our loved ones exist because of an animating force that dwells within our physical form. This energetic force is the difference between the physical state of life and that of death.
It is the animation, it is the spark, it is life...

                                            

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