Hildegarde of Bingen meets
The 21th Century Laguna Honda Resident/Patient w/Computer
---Hildegarde of Bingen was a nun in the twelfth century. She saw the human organism to be much like a plant equipped to heal itself if left alone. If anyone cares to follow up on any part of her life…feel free. There is much to be found in Dr. Victoria Sweet’s book, ‘’God’s Hotel.’’ She saw mankind as having its own power to green itself…and become well again if not interfered with by many of the things that we do through a search for convenience in a ‘’fool’s paradise,’’ that have placed his very existence in jeopardy.---Just as Dr. Victoria Sweet relates in her book, ‘’God’s Hotel,’’ her patient, Terry Becker, is an example of this. She was slated to treat Terry’s near fatal bedsore that developed by living in such a way that causes MUCH wear and tear on the body. To give the best course of treatment, Dr. Sweet called upon the work of Hildegarde the nun of the 12th century. The best course seemed to Dr. Sweet to be to remove all the things interfering with theviriditas (the chi, the prana, the life-force, the cosmic-force, the universal-force, the love-force, the god-force, the Divine, etc.,) to do its thing on Terry Becker. Dr. Sweet went to work on getting rid of all the negative distractions that got in the way of the human organism’s ability to heal itself. That refers to everything negative to this process. Over time, a good long time…the bedsore healed.
---In ALL patients being treated anywhere…for anything…it works much the sameway. The necessary plan has to be made to allow the viriditas, the life-force, (has many different names. Whatever one feels comfortable calling it) to do its thing. Its thing is to correct or make right the organism. We ALL have this inside. Remove whatever obstructs the life-force, the viriditas, from doing its thing…then allows it to do its thing.
---How do we see Hildegarde meeting the average Laguna Honda Resident/Patient? I see it this way – one of the objectives of resident-centered care is to find the point-of-entry of the resident. That is usually where the point of true happiness resides. Happiness is contentedness…the point where all is well with the world. Where the point-of-well-being exists. The point of IS.
---The preference necessary to create this well-being...could be a piece of music or something that has meaning to him from his past. This can ALL be found on the computer...for all intents-and-purposes. It could be a place that has meaning. It could reconnecting with others that grow his socialness. It can resolve past transgressions by communication between patients, friends and family members.
''This state of eliminating attitudinal + behavior negatives and removing hindrances and obstructions to receiving the viriditas or life-force from doing what it does…allows it to do its thing.''
---On the computer…one can, also, explore different interests on multitudes of subjects. One can just watch TV Shows and/or listens to radio shows of the past. One can, also, access stations, events or see scenes or scenery from all over the world. What I’m trying to say is that most folks can find something or other to match with something of interest and has meaning in their life…on the computer.
---When one gets re-intouch with that part of himself that seems to lie dormant in many of us…he reactivates all of the vital juices of life and living that many years of wrong thinking and wrong living has left us with. What is reactivated (in all of us) is the very thing that Hildegarde is speaking of – the viriditas.
---When one learns to work with and to allow the life-force to reactivate and be a player in his show…the quality of his life improves many, many times over. Wellness is now looming in his life. Take Care.