Very insightful post, Dean...I agree with much that you have said. I would add WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO LET GO OF? on that list of questions...which is reflected in your second post about removing. Energetic imbalances are present long before they manifest on a physical level...not to say that you don't address the physical level, but if you stop there you won't address the root cause that produced the imbalance.
Why We Don't Heal? by Caroline Myss is a great book that addresses this.