We live today in a world where most people have a strong belief in the effectiveness of medicine. Obviously, medicines have been around for a very long time, but the very nature of medicine has changed over the last few decades. We have moved out of the time when medicines were predominantly herb-based and reasonably harmless, into a modern era where if the sickness does not kill you, the medicine might well do so! We are living in the era of pharmaceutical drugs. While the masses queue in the pharmacy shops for their prescription drugs – especially the elderly – there are, nevertheless, many people who avoid their use, making different choices. I am one of these people.
However, this article is not about herb-based medicines versus pharmaceutical drugs.
We are Beings of energy. Quantum physics tells us that we – our bodies – are 99.9% space. If you take all the space away from the atoms, neutrons, electrons, etc., in the molecules of our bodies, the physical matter that is left would be about the size of a half grain of rice. We are truly space Beings! This space is energy, and the energy is consciousness. This means that all life on Earth is One energy, One consciousness. It also means that when we get sick, it is the space/energy which is sick. Actually, of course, the space/energy cannot get sick, but it can get blocked; the energy flow can be distorted, disturbed, destabilised and distressed, becoming dysfunctional. This equates to us as physical sickness. Once our energy is imbalanced we are sick. When our energy is once again in harmony with universal energy, we are healthy.
Interestingly, all through the ages we have always treated the body, while basically ignoring the energy. Of course, we do tend to ignore things we know nothing about, but surely it is wise to know that we are metaphysical energetic immortal soul Beings, rather than physical mortal bodies. Equally interesting, many of the plant/herb cures of the past had a very beneficial affect on the energy body, which in turn energetically stabilised and so-called cured the physical body. With todays pharmaceutical drugs, many of them have the opposite affect, forcing a temporary drug-imposed cure on the physical body, while adding to the overall energetic imbalance and disturbance. I should also add that many people today choose homeopathy, which works with the whole body energy. Yet the problem with homeopathy is that it works very well with some people, while having no affect on others. Time to bring in another component . . . the mind.
Notice I say the mind, not your mind. Mind is universal. There is no your mind and my mind, there is simply mind. The many different ways we use mind is when and where mind gets personalised. Let me add that mind is not your friend, nor is mind your enemy. At the most basic level, mind will bring into your life whatever it is that you constantly focus on. Now for the bad news! Your most constant focus is subconscious, so you are not aware of your most constant focus; it is automatic. And to complete this, most peoples subconscious focus is predominantly negative. This means that if you are positively excited over using homeopathy, and are absolutely convinced that it will help to heal you . . . almost invariably it will. If, however, you are a mass of confusing and conflicting thoughts and emotions, you will be low in energy and poor in health.
Let me be clear. The way you use the mind dramatically affects your health. Everybody knows about the placebo tests, and how we affect the outcome with our mindset. A closed mind means a stubborn, unyielding person who is mostly stuck in the past. Regardless of age, this mindset is never going to allow the body to enjoy full health and boundless energy. I will go as far as to say that almost all sicknesses of the body, and all accidents to the body are created by the manner in which we use the mind. Also, to be fair, a flexible mind without serious attachments holds hands with wellbeing.
Let me give you an example. I am in my late seventies, which to me means that I feel as though I am in my fifties. When I look into the mirror, I say to myself that I am the youngest older person that I have ever been. I feel young, I think young, I act young . . . therefore I am young! Result; no aches, no pains, no stress, no anxieties, no worries, no fears. Why? Because I use mind to make this choice. And mind delivers because it serves the program that we create within our thoughts and emotions.
Emotions . . . this is the big daddy that drives and creates our lives. All thoughts create emotions. Thoughts precede emotions, but it is emotions that rattle our chains! Emotional energy is far more powerful than thought energy. No matter how rational our thoughts, if the emotions are in disarray, our lives will be in disarray. For example; a man loses his much loved wife, and the family witnesses his grief. Suddenly, a year later he falls in love with another woman and marries her. In their rational thoughts, his children are happy for him, and they love their step-mum, but on an emotional level one or two of the children are devastated. Did he ever love mum? How could he do this? Does he love her more than us? And no matter how rational and sensible their replies are to their questions, the emotions rage on under their own steam. All this sensible thinking with confused emotions creates an energetic imbalance, and the person gets sick, or becomes involved in an accident . . . which is simply misaligned purpose!
It becomes obvious by now that if mind can make you sick . . . and it does, then equally, mind can heal you, making you healthy. So simple a solution, but not easy! How many people ever accept they they are responsible for their own sickness? Do you ever hear a person say, “I’m sick, because of the direction of my thoughts and emotions.?” Almost never. There is a universal principle that applies to humanity . . . all of us! In every moment of our lives we are creating the content and the direction of every moment of our lives. We create inner harmony/outer harmony, or, we create inner disturbance/outer sickness. In one way or the other, to whatever degree, we all do this!
To me, medicine is in a muddle. We have advanced in brilliant surgery techniques and skills, yet we still believe that if we cut out from the body, or drug the body to heal a cancer, the effect, this will result in a cure without touching the cause. How crazy is this? We are creating, non-stop. We cannot not create. If you imagine the worries, the anxiety, the blame, the guilt and the anger of the average person, you will realise that their energy is a seething cauldron of emotional turmoil. The result is sustained energetic discord, which in turn, will quite possibly result in the physical manifestation of cancer or some other disease. If inner turmoil can create cancer, inner harmony can cure it. Cutting out the cancer, or drugging the body with lethal chemo-therapy may well deal with the effect, the cancer, but it will not touch the cause of the cancer . . . which probably accounts for over fifty percent of the cancers reemerging once again.
To me, the issue is not mind over medicine. To me the issue is very simple. Love is the Power of Creation. Love is not an emotion, even though emotions arise from Love. If we Love ourselves unconditionally, we do not get sick simply because we are empowering the metaphysical energy of self. When we criticise and judge ourselves – and most people do – we are disempowering and energetically reducing ourselves . . . ergo, we get sick. It becomes obvious by now that I have only skimmed the surface of the subject, but I hope I have given you a glimpse of something greater.