Experiencing illness is a manifestation of losing our connection with the divine intelligence.

Last night, I was boiling soup in a large pot. As I stirred the tofu that had settled at the bottom with a big ladle, it splashed, and the boiling soup landed on my right hand. I immediately began cleaning it. I cleaned it without giving it much thought, but after about 30 minutes, the pain and swelling had disappeared.
This morning, while gardening, I accidentally cut my finger. I continued working while cleaning with the wound, but when I entered the house a little later, there was no trace of a cut.
Moreover, when I was driving my beloved car recently, it broke down. However, the manner of its breakdown was simply perfect. It seemed to have the gentle ability to weaken its functions in order and to retain the capacity to transition from the highway to regular roads, allowing it to be safely and smoothly towed.

What I want to convey here isn’t that if you clean with wounds, pains, or breakdowns, they will miraculously heal. What I wanted to express is that even bodies and inanimate objects inherently participate in this ‘cleaning’, each possessing the ability to receive direct inspiration from a sacred presence.

What we should do, and how we should be, isn’t something we deduce with our thinking. It’s something that can be expressed as we reclaim our identities. And most of the time, this is expressed beyond our conscious awareness.

Even cars, knowing what they should do, live out their talent. So, what do you think is possible for us? What abilities and potentials do you believe we possess?

Momilani Ramstrum

Momilani Ramstrum, Ph.D. In 1983, she attended a SITH mini-lecture given by Morrnah on the island of Oahu and has been a staff member ever since. She was one of the few who received training as an instructor directly from Morrnah. She is a professor and music director at Mesa College in San Diego, California, and in recent years has taken up painting, inspired by cleaning, which has been the subject of several exhibitions. Click here to read a related interview with Momilani Ramstram.

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