What is Innate Health According to The Three Principles?

Innate Health

Innate Health is the unrealized psychological aspect of our immune system. It is as natural a part of us as the physical immune system that we count on to heal our cuts and bruises, and to fight off the flu…


All people come into life with a natural ability to regain their psychological balance and sense of wellbeing. Our minds ordinarily work with an innate intelligence that we experience as wisdom, common sense and peace of mind. When we get caught up in negative thinking or struggle to fight upsetting thinking, we temporarily override or block that natural intelligence and find ourselves lost/stuck in stress or distress. We can learn to produce a more constructive flow of present-moment thoughts that guide us through life. No matter what we are doing, we are the thinkers creating our own experience of life as it happens.

Thinking Creates Reality

Although it is now widely understood that people’s thinking creates their reality, it is not widely understood that the creative process that generates thinking holds the key to mental health and stability. Understanding how we think and that we think changes our relationship to what we think (the contents of our thought). That understanding opens increasingly sustained access to innate health. Innate health is like the sun in the sky; it is not always visible to us, and sometimes after prolonged bad weather we may begin to think we might never see it again, but it is always there and we can count on it.

Three Principles

Mind, Thought, and Consciousness

Three universal principles explain the thinking process: Mind, Consciousness, and Thought. Simply put, Mind is the energy of life, the fact that we are alive. Thought is our ability to create forms or ideas from that energy. Consciousness is our ability to experience what we think as real. In other words, we are born thinking. We think our way through life. We see life through our thoughts as we go, and the quality of our thinking determines the quality of our lives (how we see our lives moment-to-moment).

Awakening to those principles sets people free from attachment to the contents of any particular thinking with the knowledge that thoughts naturally came and go. It frees people to see their state of mind, their felt response to perceived reality, as an indicator of the moment-to-moment quality for their thinking. A stressed or negative feeling state of the state of mind produces a low mood and increases tension, a feeling of insecurity, or disease. That feeling warns us to allow our thinking to quiet. As people learn to trust their state of mind as a guide through life, they catch themselves earlier in the process of insecure thinking; this insecure thinking can lead to a chronic stressful state of mind and worse. Recognizing the signal to quiet down, people can allow negative thoughts to pass and leave them alone. As our minds quiet, our feelings and perceived reality changes. We come naturally back into balance.

Recognition and Realization

Once people recognize that innate health is constant and always accessible, they are able to navigate the ups and downs of their thinking without frightening themselves with their most negative thinking or deceiving themselves with their most positive thinking. We are able to be grateful in moments of exhilaration and graceful in moments of distress and to experience the rich landscape of all-out all out thinking as the gift of life.

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Steven Crouch

Steven was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Los Angeles Pierce College before moving to Bakersfield where he attended California State University Bakersfield for his graduate studies. He started S.R.Crouch & Associates, a healthcare and mental health practice consulting firm shortly after graduating. During his career Steven has worked as a consultant starting psychiatric programs in medical/surgical hospitals. He was also the administrator of a large medical group in Kern and Ventura Counties and taught at the local University. In 1993 and over the years he had the opportunity to spend time with Sydney Banks (Syd, as he liked to be called) who had a realization of his experience which has forever changed humanity. Steven is a passionate educator of interns and trainees concerning the impact this understanding could have on individuals, families, employers, teachers and communities in general. Steven loves decorating, fashion, film, fishing, sitting on the beach, gardening and cooking. Having lost both a son and daughter as well as being a cancer survivor, he has personally seen the value of appreciating the moments in life. Steven considers himself extremely blessed to have is wife Renee by his side as his life partner and colleague since 1992 when they married after only dating 6 months. They reside in Bakersfield, California with their three children Corbin, Canon and Ivy.

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