An Integrated Perspective
purpose of this page is to point out certain principals that these ancients
understood about the "oneness" of people and the energy-mass
connection, that have been forgotten over the years. We are presenting
what may appear to you as a brand new paradigm, but it is in fact thousands of
The Western approach to
medicine works like this. You and your doctor have a common enemy; your
disease. The doctor says things to you like, "Don't worry, we're going to
beat this thing". He is not working for you, but against your enemy.
The holistic approach, if properly applied, is the opposite. The
enlightened alternative practitioner is not doing anything about your dis-ease -
couldn't care less about it. He or she is working FOR you. If you
are healthy enough, your problems will take care of themselves.
There are many people who think the Eastern Medicines are all wonderful, and
that Western Medicine is all bad. I am PRO doctor, PRO Western Medicine,
PRO prescription medicine, etc. Remember, when Eastern Medicine was the
only thing going, life expectancy was 40 years. (We're going to examine
that, and explain why, soon.) Western Medicine
is doing something right! The fact that there exists a competitive attitude
between these two modalities demonstrates the immaturity of both of them.
Monism vs. Dualism
Western Medicine, and Western Philosophy in general, has the concept of
"Dualism" as one of its basic underlying principals. The
great philosopher Rene Descartes was the champion of both dualism - the opposite
of monism, and "reductionism" - the opposite of "holism". The two go hand
in hand, and Descartes was so in favor with the church and the establishment of
the day, that the dualist, reductionist philosophy he espoused became the model
for most everything we do - in the legal, medical, political spheres, as well as
many other places. This
philosophy is pretty simple. It states that your finger is different than
your toe. Your head is different than your foot. Fair enough.
Makes sense. The Chinese, the Indians, and I disagree.
You are one self. Body, soul, spirit, emotion, intellect, ego, id . . .
you can slice the parts any way you want. Ultimately you are the one and
only you. In fact, ultimately, we are collectively just one self, but for
the sake of this discussion I won't go there.
If you hurt your finger, your doctor will not look at you past your
knuckle. He'll say, "If the problem is your finger, let's just look
at your finger!". The sages, the rishis (the ancient Indian Wise
People), the ancients, and I say, "The problem is your SELF. Let's
look at your self." According to this view, there is no such thing as
physical health in the absence of mental, spiritual, emotional health. The
concept of hauling your physical body to the body mechanic, your emotional body
to the "shrink", your spirit to the preacher is bizarre.
Go to church, go to the doctor, go get therapy. But don't believe any
of them if they try to tell you what they are "selling" works in a
The more you integrate or unify, the healthier you become. The more you
realize viscerally that you are only one part personally, and a part of a
greater whole collectively, the more you become complete, vibrant and
alive. The more you dis-integrate and "split" (Think of phrases
like "my mind tells me no but my heart tells me yes", "I'll
regret this later", and " "I know better, but . . ." )
The more you set yourself up for pathology.
But there is another paradox. To be healthy, you must integrate, but
you must also disassociate. These words are not opposites, even though
they seem so at first glance. As soon as you realize that your head is the
same as your foot, you then begin to realize that, ultimately, you are not this
body; you are not this mind. Below that is a more fundamental and
permanent essence. I'm getting a little bit esoteric, so I won't go into
this any deeper. The "take home lesson" is that while you are
one integrated unit, your body and mind are to you, something like the wave is
to the ocean. The wave rises and falls, appears and disappears, but is
essentially not a wave at all - it is ocean.
Eastern Medicine: Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine
All of the ancient eastern healing systems were based upon holism and monism.
They had to do with lifestyle and diet; not only your physical diet, but
your diet of thoughts. The two modalities we are still familiar with today
are Traditional Chinese Medicine - which includes acupuncture, but other things
as well, and Ayurveda, the oldest health care system on earth. But there
were plenty of others.
Western medicine began to learn about the body by cutting open prisoners and
dissecting them, or by cutting up dead people to learn about living ones.
Eastern mystics and physicians, realized that there was something in living
people that was no longer present in dead people, and so were not so interested
in dissection. Besides, they considered the body to be sacred; therefore
cutting up bodies was obscene. So they made all of their observations
watching live bodies in motion, by looking at what things we put into bodies,
what things come out of them, and so on.
Eastern modalities were concerned with circulation and flow. If visible
blood needed to flow though every part of us to keep us alive, then there must
be an invisible something that flows, too. That's the something that
leaves us when we die; an unseen but very real energy. The Chinese called
it "chi" - the Indians called it "prana". It doesn't matter what you call
it - it's all the same.
Western medicine still can't define what it is that is in us when we are alive,
but is what leaves us when we die. Because we now live in a reality of
microscopes and double-blind studies, we must conclude that if we can't see it
and reproduce it in a lab, it cannot exist. A surgeon can cut you open all
day long and look for prana or chakras, or nadis - (s)he won't find them.
Later he can cut open the stereo and look for the violin player, or cut open the
cell phone and look for the little person talking to him. He won't find
them either. Nor will he find love, peace, goodness, anger, fear,
frustration, kindness, virtue . . . do they exist?
Mass = Energy
Seven thousand years ago, sages and wise people understood that there is no
difference between mass and energy. However, by the time of Christ, this
was essentially regarded as witchcraft. In the 19th century, you would
have been written off as a nut for saying that mass and energy were the same
Then this fellow named Einstein came along . . . and proved it. It
shook the very foundations of our understanding of the universe. Einstein
effectively validated, updated, and explained most of the loose ends left by
another great genius, Isaac Newton, who laid out the
laws of the universe in the 16th century like no one had done before him. Einstein, by the way, was a poor
to average student who didn't make good grades because he questioned
Energy always moves mass. Ask anyone who has ever seen a bomb go
off. Watch video of a tornado. When the energy cuts loose, moving
the mass is easy. Einstein's dilemma was harnessing this energy so that
it could be used not just to blow stuff up, but to create some order out of
This introduces the topic of the second law of thermodynamics, which is
concerned with a concept called "entropy". Entropy means that
together things fall apart, but apart things don't fall together. Imagine
dropping a glass. You get hundreds of broken pieces. But if you drop
hundreds of broken pieces, you'll never get a glass.
So now we know that mass = energy. So what's the problem?
Einstein died at a point where the destructive uses of his work outweighed the
positive uses. This is because even given a brand new way of looking at
things, people viewed them with the same old eyes. Old habits die
hard. The medical profession is largely based on Cartesian (that is, from
Rene Descartes' philosophies, mentioned above) physics, and
you still get Cartesian answers to the problem. If this were the case in
other walks of life, we'd still be reading by candle light. Even though
modern medical instrumentation (i.e. MRI, PET) is based upon Einstein physics,
the conclusions drawn are placed into a Cartesian model. The work that
we will do connects to the energy that Einstein "discovered" and that
the ancients, the Ayurvedic doctors, and the Chinese doctors understood but
could not master. As wise as he was, Einstein left an
important variable out of the equation; consciousness - when we figure out how
consciousness fits in, we may just understand everything!
So the more we go forward, the more we go back. Some would have you
believe that the work I do is a 7000 year throwback. I believe that the
information above shows this work to be ahead of its time, not behind it.
But really, none of that is important. What's important is that if you are
sick, I can help you find your pathway to health. If you are healthy, I can make
help you become more
Energy Healing Page Three discusses
how you are mostly holes and empty space, and how each cell of your body
contains the same "memory" ingredients as your brain.
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