Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear. -- Hippocrates
Energy medicine is an emerging paradigm that views the human body and environment primarily in electromagnetic terms and views healing as a way of achieving electrical balance. It has been said that by the end of the present century, most of the medical profession will have come to understand the human body—and indeed the whole human being (body, emotions, mind, and spirit, including the living environment)—primarily as fields of electromagnetic energies. All energy is vibratory, so these same energies can also be viewed as creating musical patterns—“the music of life”—which can get out of harmony. Healing then becomes a matter of restoring harmony to the whole.
The prevailing industrial age view of the human body as a machine whose parts occasionally break down, requiring repair only to that part without regard to the whole human being and the sources of the problem, is a health model that will increasingly be replaced by a more unified theory of what a human being truly is. By the time a problem emerges in the physical body, emotional, mental, and environmental causes have already done their work. Hence the need to address the causes of human illness, not just the illness itself.
The Role of Consciousness, Prayer, and Spiritual Healers
Physician Larry Dossey expands our understanding of healing by bringing in the role of consciousness in healing and the influence of prayer and spiritual healers in affecting healing at a distance. Quantum physics has already established action at a distance as a proven scientific principle.
In 1970 I became critically ill, dropping down from 175 to 132 pounds in six months. I developed four major illnesses, each compounding the severity of the others and defeating my doctor’s efforts to aid a cure. I would learn later that two of the three doctors I’d seen had told a friend my condition was so critical that “It is unlikely he will live.”
Every Monday for four months, I visited my primary physician and underwent a series of tests, waiting each time to be informed of their results. For four months, despite all of the doctor’s efforts, I showed no improvement. Then one Tuesday evening a mutual friend introduced me to a seventy-six-year-old spiritual healer living on Long Island. I lived in Manhattan at the time. The healer, Lewis, told me he would begin remote healing work on me the next day, and my part was simply to relax for thirty minutes each day around 6:00 p.m.
I could feel the energies as he worked on me, not only at 6:00 p.m., but also around 9:00 a.m. When I later questioned him on this point, he confirmed he was also doing a morning healing.
The Monday following the Wednesday when the healing work had begun, I made my weekly visit to my doctor. All the usual tests were run, but this time the doctor was gone far longer than usual. Finally returning, she told me all my tests would have to be redone. And again I waited quite a while for the test results. Finally, my doctor returned and asked, “Finley, are you using drugs?” I said, “No. Why do you ask?” Then she said, “I’ve run all your tests twice now, and something is seriously off. According to your tests—which have shown no improvement in four months—you’ve made a 90 percent recovery since last Monday. But that’s medically impossible!”
I then told her about the spiritual healer working on me, and she replied, “I would never have believed what is happening to you had I not witnessed it with my own eyes. I’ve had a long career but have never seen anything like this. Whatever the healer is doing is working, so tell him to keep it up.”
Long-Distance Healing: The Case of the Disappearing Blood Clot
Two weeks later I learned my father in Alabama was scheduled for surgery at 6:00 a.m. the next morning to remove a blood clot that was located above one ear. His doctors were afraid it might break loose and cause a stroke. I immediately called Louis and asked if he could help my father. “Sure,” he replied. When Dad arrived at the hospital the next morning, an X-ray was taken to locate the clot for surgery. But guess what; it had disappeared. Dad was sent home without having the surgery. He lived another thirty years but never again had that problem.
Within a few weeks of Lewis’s healing work I’d made a full recovery, and by that fall I was working eighty- to ninety-hour weeks as a university professor. My health has been excellent ever since. So do I believe in the power of mental and spiritual healing? In my experience, it works.
“To Think A Thing Is To Cause It To Begin To Be”: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
The ancient wisdom schools taught that all that is, is energy and that energy follows thought. As Oscar Wilde put it, “To think a thing is to cause it to begin to be.” And in the New Testament we read, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” And lastly, consider Victor Hugo’s famous line: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” The power of clearly visualized, unselfish, and wisely directed thinking can accomplish that which, to all appearances, seems miraculous. In right thinking, when we have learned it, lies the power to transform all ills.
There is one further point I would like to make here, which Dossey does not, and that is that “death also is a form of healing.” This view presupposes that we are spiritual beings in earthly bodies and that the soul lives on after the death of the physical form. The release of the soul from a body that can no longer serve its purposes and has become its prison is, from the standpoint of the soul, a form of healing. Not everyone will accept this view, but a 1970 survey found that 74 percent of Americans said they believe in life after death. I suspect that number is larger today given the growing number of reports of near-death experiences, which medical science itself has made possible through its ability to resuscitate many victims of cardiac arrest, electrocution, coma, and near-drowning.
Over several decades, Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel found that 18 percent of his heart attack patients who had flat-lined reported being conscious and having positive, life-changing experiences after brain activity had ceased. The mysteries of life are grander and more marvelous than present medical science has been willing to acknowledge. Part of the emerging new consciousness of humanity will be an enhanced view of what a human being truly is. This will change not only medicine, but also every facet of society. We are entering the time of the Great Awakening from the long slumber of reductionist materialism.
The Most Profound Transformation of Life, Consciousness, and Civilization
Humanity today is embarked on a trajectory that, in the next few decades, will prove to be the most profound transformation of life, consciousness, and civilization the world has ever experienced. Numerous new technologies, new social institutions, new approaches to education, new solutions to global problems, and new dimensions of consciousness latent in our being and waiting to be awakened promise a future for humanity that is, at present, unimaginable. That we have serious global problems that must be solved is evident to every thinking person. And the time for their solving is now.
Addressing the problems of the health care system and new and previously suppressed health cures for cancer, AIDS, and hundreds of other diseases is one of the challenges placing demands on the wisdom, skill, and conscience of every person who truly cares about the health and welfare of every person on Earth. Despite the best intentions of doctors and nurses—most of whom truly care about their patients—money and politics largely dictate the health care system available to us. This must change.
Take heart! The best is yet to be.
©2013 by Finley Eversole. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission of Inner Traditions, Inc.
Energy Medicine Technologies: Ozone Healing, Microcrystals, Frequency Therapy, and the Future of Health
edited by Finley Eversole Ph.D.
About the Author
Finley Eversole, Ph.D., is a philosopher, educator, activist, and advocate for the role of the arts in the evolution of consciousness. In the 1960s he was active in the civil rights and women's movements and participated in organizing the first Earth Day in New York City in 1970. He has planned and edited five forthcoming volumes addressing solutions to a range of global problems; Infinite Medicine Technologies is one book in the series.
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