Our Philosophy

The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet. But who can duly ignore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape? The words compelle intrare, compel them to come in, have been so abused by wicked men that we shudder at them; but, properly understood, they plumb the depths of the Divine mercy. The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and his compulsion is our liberation.

 "Take not, oh Lord, our literal sense, but in thy great,/Unbroken speech our halting metaphor translate."

 C.S. Lewis

Our philosophy centers around having a humanity that is cherished, comforted, nurtured, respected and not coerced. When people, both young and old are believed in, encouraged, fulfilled and returned to joy we are whole. We believe in the unity of medicine in all its practices, its effectiveness on a social scale, and its humanitarian goals and efforts. We believe in the books and fields that communicate a remedy for the wound of mankind and its ills. 

We believe in both personal and international advocacy, in nutrition, psychology, medicine, and law.  We believe in the unfailing efforts of numerous individuals whose daily lives reflect the character and strength of a holistic practice, movement, organization, or mentality.

As humanity is unified by individual effort, so is the mind, the womb of man, restored.  And humanity is birthed, day by day
. . .  in prayer.

Emily Isaacson, International Nutritionist
The Wild Lily Institute
Mission, B.C., Canada