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"A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
A bird sings because there is a song."

This website is far from being some large organization. I’m David, the writer and producer of the information contained here and hope that it may be interesting to you., is an attempt to pool and reflect on information of real clarity about the nature of health, healing and fundamentally the illusions that at this time prevent us returning to our Natural State. Health Instinct simply points to the realization that instinct is health so it is innate and not something we can achieve or add-on. It reflects on expressions of perfect clarity such as that of U.G Krishnamurti and Tony Parsons.

I had been on a long search, which I thought was about the root of Classical East-Asian/ Chinese Medicine, and spent many years researching in various countries, piecing together the root medicine underneath the myriad styles I saw from one practitioner to another. I encountered people who were looking past individuality, and I finally came into that which I sought, which in fact turned out to be something very different from what I had imagined.

In finding the roots of Chinese Medicine through a small group of practitioners in Japan, headed by Ikeda Masakazu, and through a deeper realization of the original reason "healing" was borne via the vital expressions of Haruchika Noguchi, U.G Krishnamurti, Tony Parsons and Douglas Harding, I realised that the whole idea of medicine and the ways of thinking about it have become deeply distorted. We have forgotten what it was originally all about. In medicine, so much egoic posturing, male hierarchy and intellectualization has rendered what was once unified, seamless and clear into a threatening mix of stylistic “points of view” and an “old-boys network” of power struggles, rather than retaining the foundational principles, which are all agreed upon, since they are foundational to Nature and hence to the senses. I eventually found that much of the training I had done was actually preventing me from finding out the reality of health and healing. In the end the sense of healing I found I learned was as kindergarten teacher in Japan,... these three, four and five year olds were unknowingly rekindling the senses again.

As a result, only what is from nature's non-conceptual simplicity and thereby unifying, and foundational sense, directs me, so to speak. It is the broad context rather than the specific focus that is recognized as being key. I discovered that medicine can only be one thing: the trigger to instinctual health/ sense-of-relief; the practitioner can be only one thing: nature’s expression of initiating natural response; and the patient/ recipient can only be one thing: nature's response to such a trigger; the aspect that is tripped to natural-state through a spontaneous letting-go/ relief sense....but only at a time that is ripe. No-one, in fact, is making choices or “doing” any of it, although they often believe and have others believe how important what they have to say/ do is! Fundamentally the nature of healing/ life is very impersonal yet deeply intimate.

These points simply express that health is instinct and instinct is health - and all of this is uncontrollable. It’s also non-denominational, as these root-foundational ideas are found in the ancient medicine of China, India, Greece, and all ancient philosophies that connect to nature, even if they are sometimes obscured by hierarchical belief systems, which is the one reason that I focus mainly on Classical Taoism. This has a distinct lack of beliefs and a focused clarity of the core. Yet all religions have the same core as this - the expression of Oneness of nature. While much of what I write and speak about seems only conceptual, it is really about putting words to the senses and using the ancient information merely as sign-posts to begin to explore our natural responces. This is in no way perfect but it is based in real feeling not in the head-only, that which does not relate to the sensory is abstract and a dogmatic intellectual belief system, which is actually part of the dis-ease process.

The concepts explored in change the whole "worldview". They can instigate a breaking free from the tyranny of believes held and points to a facing of our assumptions and motivations about life. They uncover the manifold illusions under which we are living. They change our focus of interest from pain to suffering as the root of dis-ease. They point to the nature of Oneness, behind the seeming duality and superficial ideas of separateness, life, and death, which never yield the broad picture or the whole Truth. Descriptive pointers, like the expressions on this site and in other forms can provide the trigger for not only an intellectual collapse of ideas but are always at the edge of something which collapses the very foundational sense of separateness that we encounter moment to moment.

However, everything that is expressed on this website is in conceptual format, how could it be otherwise? It is not the work of an "enlightened person" but is about the struggle and sufferance that I and others experience living within a sense of separateness but instinctively knowing that there is "something else". Therefore the descriptions and articles are about the seeming conflict between the adult-state of "me" and the perpetual child or Natural state that lies as a background to the adult-illusion. It is simply an honest portrayal of the difficulty of the human condition. There is never an attempt to suggest that I have all the answers. What I have sensed is an open invitation to interact or discuss, however in my biased way I attempt to account for as broad a view as possible. Inevitably this is just my way of expressing, or this song that I'm singing which not everyone will be interested in. I have never been taught by, nor been interested in those who claim they are in any way "enlightened persons" although there have been many who I've come across who have suggested they they are such. The expressions here-in points out the complete delusion of the hierarchical ideology of masculine dominated "learning" and the deep manipulation and ego-based control this is about. Those who wish to "share freedom" mearly imprison. Freedom is already our nature. This has all been written in resonace with you and for you to realize that you are not alone, there are many of us feeling this same disillusionment with the status quo, it is the beginning of a total revolutionary change that is a natural decaying and a falling away of illusion.

So this is what I have found and am now drawing together in one place for people to ponder and interact with directly. It’s a great pleasure for me to be able to talk to other people about the nature of these things because I feel compelled to see the massive illusion of the human-condition can easily be recognized and isn’t something one has to spend decades “trying” to uncover or making oneself worthy of, this in fact is the dis-ease itself. Nature is always openly expounding its clarity.

My "formal qualifications" are: Dip. Shiatsu (MRSS), Lic. Ac (MBAcC), Lic. OHM (MRCHM).



“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature effects the cure”

- Voltaire



"Students achieving Oneness will eventually move on to Twoness"

- Woody Allen



"The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't."

- The Manchurian Candidate 1962



"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."

- Mark Twain



"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery



"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."

- H.L. Mencken



"The world is divided into people who think they are right."

- Anonymous



"Society is a masked ball, where everyone hides his real character, thereby revealing it by hiding."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



"You can't help respecting anybody who can spell "TUESDAY", even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count."

- A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)



"Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

- A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)



A tramp was asked "You come and go, come and go. What do you mean by it?", "I wear out shoe-leather to no purpose" he replied

- Anonymous



"They say that you'll lose your mind when you get older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much."

- Malcolm Cowley



"I think, therefore I jam"

- Ted Eschliman



"There is no such thing as a bad hand-made candle"

- "Our Idiot Brother" 2011



"I am at two with nature."

- Woody Allen



“Children cannot bounce off the walls if we remove the walls"

- Erin Kenny



"Wherever the bird with no feet flew, she found trees with no limbs."

- Audre Lorde



"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music..."

- George Carlin



"It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you can rip it up."

- Ted Ray



"Without a heart the animal
is very very kind
so kind it wouldn't like a soul
and couldn't use a mind"

- E.E. Cummings



"All men are cremated equal."

- Anonymous



"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations."

- Oscar Wilde



Planet Earth meets another planet. Says Planet Earth: Hey, I have a problem....! I've got homo sapiens." Says the other planet: "Ahh, don't worry about it, its going to pass soon."

- Anonymous



"So.... has anyone here not turned on a medium sized agricultural irrigation valve?"

- Chuck Burr



"Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which regards itself as therapy."

- Karl Krauss



"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves"

- Mary Oliver



"Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad."

- Anonymous