Change is a Choice
Setting a new life course
Our Beloved Family:
It seems hard to believe, but this month marks the three-year anniversary that Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical and Dental Center moved to our location in Agoura Hills. We took a lot of risks, and there certainly were sacrifices involved but the result has been even better than we originally imagined.
One of our most important objectives of the move was to expand our mission beyond providing comprehensive integrative healthcare to also create a healing intentional community from our patients, friends, employees and business associates that could affect real change in our world. For us, the key to creating that kind of proactive community is education, and we’ve been doing our best to bring you the most important information on health and healing through platforms such as our monthly newsletter, The L.I.G.H.T., our annual wellbeing journal, MegaZEN, occasional wellness workshops and our grassroots nonprofit organization, the Love Button Global Movement. With all this valuable information available, the success of our healing intentional community now hinges on what you do with it. Do you apply it to your life to make things better, or do you share it with others so they might find healing in a way that’s important to them?
Much of the work we do is in service of waking people up from their healthcare trance and setting them on a new course to a quality of life they couldn’t have imagined was possible. Yes, we know eating organic is better, that we should be meditating at least once per day, GMOs are dangerous and that we really need to improve our relationships through forgiveness and such, but do we act on this information and really do these things? As a healing, intentional community, the way we live our lives is the lesson we teach, and that is the best way to educate others—when they approach us and say, “You look fantastic, and your energy and outlook on life are just amazing. What are you doing?” That’s how we can expand our community and heal the world, one person at a time.
It can be difficult to change course, especially when we’ve been moving in one direction for so long, but the price of not doing so means to be frozen inside a life that’s limiting in more ways than one.
It’s easy, however, to get locked into our routines. Even though we know something is good for us, it can be difficult to add it into our daily lives simply because it’s new and interferes with the sense of familiarity we have with the flow of our day. Change, even for the better, can be hard, but it is still change that must be made if we intend to reach our full health potential.
Lake Natron in Tanzania holds an interesting lesson in the consequences of being locked into a routine and not being able to change course. The water in Lake Natron is highly caustic with a pH between 9 and 10.5. A nearby volcano, Ol Doinyo, produces pulverized magmatic limestone from ash clouds that is carried down into the lake by rain waters. These ashy runoffs and the high alkalinity make the water so dangerous that it can easily strip the paint off a metal plate in minutes. Quite often, birds, bats and insects find they cannot traverse the 12×30 mile lake and instead of changing course, plunge into it. Once immersed in the ashy, alkaline waters, the magmatic limestone coats their bodies and immediately begins to harden, preserving them right down to the most minute details of their feathers and beaks to look as if they had been created from a concrete mold. When the temperature rises and lake waters recede, hundreds of these “petrified” birds, bats and insects can be found washed near the original water’s edge.
It can be difficult to change course, especially when we’ve been moving in one direction for so long, but the price of not doing so means to be frozen inside a life that’s limiting in more ways than one. As a healing intentional community, we’re here to help each other make those kinds of necessary changes and provide the proper support to ensure we’re successful. Now more than ever, it seems we face the most serious challenges to our health and wellbeing from toxins in our environment, food, health and beauty products, pharmaceuticals and even our water. We’re here to wake up the masses to these problems and show them they’re not powerless. Radiant health is still attainable, but it is a choice, and that choice begins with education. Share one of our newsletters or a previous issue of MegaZEN with someone today and become part of our healing intentional community. It just might hold the healing information they’ve been waiting for that will change their life.
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Light & Love in the Month Ahead,
Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami