David Shapley CCH.
is a certified Classical Homeopath and holistic health practitioner based in Richardson Texas.
As some of you already have, some in the process of realizing, and others who will soon realize, that the modern U.S. medical system is an authoritarian greed based system which exploits the sick and suffering for its own gain. This is not to say that some of what they do isn’t helpful in certain situations, but in proportion to the overall picture, their success rate in curing disease is abysmal. You can go to any cemetery and look at all the graves, and chances are most of them thought doctors could save them from death as family members prayed for a miracle. Anyway, once many of us realize how corrupt this system is, we realize that we have to be proactive in our healthcare so we start to research, learn and experiment on our own selves and family members. This is a critical moment because your overall view is going to greatly determine your outcomes. There are only two basic points of view you can take.
Point of view number one: Disease pain and death is horrible and terrifying and must be avoided at all costs. I must have total and perfect control to avoid this from ever happening to me or mine.
Point of view number two: Aging, disease, pain, death of the body are natural and inevitable conditions of being a human. I will learn what is reasonable with in my power to maximize the quality of my health so as to make good use of my life.
People who take POV one often take the further view of total identification with their body, so naturally, death of the body means annihilation and the loss of all they enjoy and love, no matter their religious or lack of religious belief in a soul. This fear leads to great anxiety and susceptibility to people who make their bread and butter selling materials for them to consume and control. This often leads down the path of hypochondriasis and an empty bank account. The idea that, if I can just get the right materials in my body, get the right chemical balance, get the pristine toxic free environment, the right lifestyle, I won’t get sick or die. It gets so bad, that every time there is any transient sensation of discomfort, the mind exaggerates this into a big drama needing to be fixed by consuming and controlling external things. The mind will trick itself into believing it feels better when consuming and controlling and that it is headed for death when not consuming and controlling. The person becomes fearful of everywhere they do, everything they eat, the very air they breath. In time they do develop serious health function problems due to the continued anxiety choking of their breath along with damage being done by excessive consumption of those material products. Often, they get the very terminal disease they most feared. Then comes they statement I hear all too often “He/she did everything right with their health and they got cancer!”. Big shock.
People that take POV number two often have a sense that the essence of themselves is beyond the changes of the body and that they way they think, breath, speak and act is taking the material building blocks of nature to fashion a body and environment which is an expression of that thinking. This empowers the person to stay calm, observe and figure out the laws of nature to which the body are subject and work within their bounds. The fist primary law to be understood is that disease is the final end stage of an imbalanced thought being, and can only be cured by facing that imbalance and bringing it back to harmony. It is understood that the most important thing is to control one’s thinking and attention and to learn how to do that. From there, using common sense, it is ok to care for the body in hygiene, diet, exercise. It’s ok to use medicines and healing modalities so long as they are not hiding and suppressing symptoms leading to more complicated sickness down the line. It’s ok to use them in a life threatening emergency, or to prolong your life if you see a need for that. The best healing methods are ones that work with the view of “Awareness, mind, attention, thinking, breathing, speaking, acting, digesting, assimilating, building structure into form and function”. But always keeping in mind that this body will fill pain, wear out, fall apart (like a pair of old cloths) and die. Make good use of your cloths.
Now some of you may think this second view is some kind of religion based, in nothing but anti-science superstitious belief and that is fair enough. However, true or not, either way you go, they are just views which can’t be proven. What can be proven is the type of outcomes which come from each view. Which view leads to better health, better use of life, greater happiness? I chose the second.
May you forever be well.