This blog aims to give you an appreciation for how The 3 Principles behind Innate Health helps in day to day life.
As this blog is written from a personal perspective this is my view of what The 3 Principles behind Innate Health are, given my current understanding which is constantly evolving and deepening.
At the heart of this approach are the 3 Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought which are a metaphor for where our experience of life comes from.
Thought – is a gift that is constantly flowing through us. In fact we have between 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts a day many of which we are not aware of. As Syd Banks says “Thought on its own is a completely neutral gift. Thought is not reality; yet it is through Thought that our realities are created. It is what we as humans put into our thoughts, that dictates what we think of life.”
Consciousness – is what brings our thoughts to life. As Syd Banks says “Consciousness is the gift of awareness.” To me it occurs as which thoughts we pick up on and pay attention to so that they become real to us, and which ones we let pass by. It is also the reality of how our lives occur to us in any given moment. – So when we are in a high state of consciousness we have more perspective on life and are more at peace and when we are in a low state of consciousness we can’t see the wood for the trees and feel in a low mood.
Mind – is the power behind life. If you are religious or spiritual you may like to see it as G-d. For me it’s the trust that things work out the way that they do and as they should irrespective of what we do and how we think about things. As Syd Banks says “The brain and the mind are two entirely different things. The brain is biological. The mind is spiritual. The brain acts like a computer; whatever you put into it is all you get out. This is logic.” To me as an overthinker the more I can quieten down my brain or my intellect and let in ‘mind’ or what I like to think of as my inner wisdom or intuition the less I get in my own way. This is the journey I’m on and what I’m sharing in this blog.
This is my perspective, if you’d like to know more about The 3 Principles behind Innate Health, there are loads of great resources available including videos, books and other blogs. These are just a few I would recommend…
Three Principles Global Community
A non-profit organisation that is devoted to providing people around the world with an understanding of the 3 Principles. On their site you will find a plethora of articles, videos and podcasts and much more beside, on an increasing number of topics by leading practitioners from around the world. Included on their site are videos by the late Syd Banks who discovered this approach in the 1970s.
Tikun is a Jewish charity that aims to help people live their lives with more meaning through volunteering, Jewish Wisdom and teaching Innate Health.They are based in London and offer a really rich programme of classes and courses which they aim to make accessible and affordable to all. Included in their site you’ll find a great range of videos on various topics as well as details and videos from their annual International Innate Health Conference.
Three Principles Movies
This is a site dedicated to sharing the 3 Principles via videos. Its an amazing resource, which among other things gives you the opportunity to discover how this approach has been applied to a number of different and contrasting settings including homeless shelters, prisons, troubled communities and education.
A Word on Innate Health
You will see from the sites I’ve listed above and also from searching the internet that most people now refer to this approach ‘The 3 Principles’ but in the UK and elsewhere it is also called ‘Innate Health’. I like to refer to it as Innate Health because to me this talks to the fact that mental wellbeing is inborn, natural and present in all of us. – So to say The 3 Principles behind Innate Health helps marry the two together.
If you would like to find out more about this approach I am happy to offer a FREE initial consultation (via Skype or in person) to see if I can help you in some way so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.