The Covid era revealed modern civilization’s paralyzing fear of death.
Thank you for reading my artistry here! I resonate profoundly with what you’ve shared. Thank you.
Dear Dr Crystal,
Thank you so much for sharing and baring your thoughts with us! Your approach to treatment of people comes through as being ultra caring! May God bless you……
Well put... your amazing people are so lucky to have had you as there Dr 💖
Ironically our fear of death generally makes us die faster, and we also do not maximize the creative potential of the moments we have. Our own death is the best advisor anyone could have... 😇
It is an honor to meet a kindred spirit!
Dr Crystal Luchkiw! Wonderfully expressed about the insecurity we all feel in this top-down impersonal institutionally system with little lateral connection with each other in 'community' (Latin 'com' = 'together' + 'munus' = 'gift-or-service'). You have been victimized as have we all, by a longstanding oligarch owned, commanded & controlled fake 'money' (Greek 'mnemosis' = 'memory') system of colonial empire linear-extraction & exploitation. Oligarch controlled 'exogenous' (Latin 'other-generated') empire is 7000 years old with many 100s of millions of people killed in ecological destruction, war & 'genocide' (UN definition = 'removing people from their means-of-livelihood'). Today all so-called Professions are remiss as to their original integrated Cultural interdisciplinary obligations to Community. Each working separately detached in its own silo is dependent & beholding to giant Oligarch trickledown colonial fake money systems upon which all lose their autonomy & violate community sovereignty.
This communication is about HOW ALL HUMANITY'S INDIGENOUS ANCESTORS CULTIVATED LOCAL ECONOMY & SOVEREIGNTY AS A BASE FRACTAL OF EMPOWERMENT INCLUDING MEDICINE?
I come from a 3 generation professional Medical family, used to wonderful debates & discussions around the dining room table going back generations at which such as Iatrogenic illness was often dissected & discussed. My mother was a nurse on the team of Dr. Wilder Penfield during the 1930s at the Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University & Royal Victoria Hospital) during the research of neural brain mapping into body-brain connection. We have since found out that the body has greatly more neural memory & decision-making capacity as well s cross communication across relevant cells, tissue, organs, locally & autonomously with the brain as often the last to know, but acting as a Nexus for communication with the whole.
INAPPROPRIATELY SCALED INSTITUTIONAL INTERVENTIONS
As an Industrial First Aid Attendant, Health & Safety, Pollution-control & Specialized-Educator over my career, I came to realize for one example how the Residences, Group-Homes, Hospitals & Clinics where I lived involved 5 shift staff per day plus 3 specialists = 8 Changes of the guard per day = 1922 Changes of the guard per year. For the hospice patient, or residential handicapped, injured or ill resident, no one knows or relates to the whole person including their strengths. Such a divided routine leaves the average practitioner with huge gaps in intimate longitudinal medicine administration, social & psychological knowledge.
Like the human body, where each cell, tissue & organ is autonomous in its intelligent specialty to make decisions, to record events, to maintain memory & to independently communicate its true findings to other related body parts, the body as a whole & the brain as a nexus. All parts of life-culture have neural-Economy Memory. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/d-participatory-structure/3-economic-memory
I'm involved in solidarity for 60 of my 70 years of age now learning & acting with 1st Nations here on Turtle-Island & receiving 'indigenous' (Latin 'self-generating') friends from around the world. The indigenous Medical system is integrated into a Welcoming, 'economically' (Greek 'oikos' = 'home' + 'namein' = 'care-&-nurture') inclusive system of meaningful livelihood for all. My indigenous mentors helped me focus 'fractally' ('fraction, multiplier, building-block, where-the-part-contains-the-whole') & locally onto what is referred to internationally worldwide as the GREAT-GOOD-WAY-OF-KINDNESS, aka GREAT-LAW-OF-PEACE aka 'CONSTITUTION':
1) the ~100 (50-150) person Multihomes (eg. Longhouse-apartment, Pueblo-townhouse & Kanata-village) where 70% of people live today. Indigenous systems with loving, intimate, intergenerational, female-male, critical-mass, economies-of-scale collaboration of many specialists. Record keeping over even 1000s of years with names, interventions & environmental co-incidences were kept through the Graphic-character pictorial sign & written languages, song, dance, art etc. with individual names kept such as Alex Haley found among the West African Griot record-keepers. This intimate Multihome institution is appropriately scaled as the fractal foundation for all other levels of friend, family, extended-family, Multihome, Village, City, Region, Nation, Confederacy, Continental & Hemispheric Councils. On Turtle-Island for example were ~110 1st nations grouped into ~23 Confederacies with Councils at all levels https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/c-relational-economy/1-extending-our-welcome-participatory-multi-home-cohousing.
2) Time-based equivalency Accounting on the String-shell (eg. Wampum on Turtle-Island (N. America), Quipu in S. America & Cowrie in indigenous Celtic-Slavic Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia & all islands. String-shell provided the record keeping basis of recognition for all human contributions to collective Domestic (mostly women but not exclusively) economies being the core with Industry & Commerce (mostly men but not exclusively) as being subsets in service to the Domestic. String shell integrates Capital ownership & voting, Currency earning & spending, Collegial mentored apprenticeship 'educational' (L. 'to-lead-forth-from-within') Credits, time-math Communication & worn for professional Costume identification of essential expertise grouped into Production-Society-Guilds. Lifelong progressive ownership was based in the knowledge & ability arising from Contribution, Experience, Expertise & Decision-making Acumen. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/c-relational-economy
3) COUNCIL PROCESS as dialectic-rights for all individuals to call for formal Both-sided, Equal-time, Recorded & Published Dialogues. Such formal dialogues enabled a culture of Agreements, Consensus & 'Caucusing' (Iroquois 'grouping-of-like-interests') for collaboration or for conflict-resolution. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/d-participatory-structure/1-both-sides-now-equal-time-recorded-dialogues
Our Sustainable Development Association (Canadian Non-Profit since 1994 & Indigene Community 1983 working with 1st Nations & indigenous peoples worldwide has developed DO-WE-KNOW-WHO-WE-ARE-? http://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/d-participatory-structure/9-do-we-know-who-we-are is a web-based Community-Economy software enabling those 70% of all populations still culturally connected in the Multihome. Let's transform our world simultaneously fractally in millions of multihome communities where we live & work. Modules include:
A) CATALOGUE local individual & business for: talents, goods, services, resources & dreams. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/a-home/7-membership
B) MAP local proximal collaborative relations for complementary economic concertation.
C) ACCOUNT for collective contributions, buying, selling & co-investment. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/c-relational-economy
D) COMMUNICATE such as formally through COUNCIL PROCESS as above