A Different Approach to Healing

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I've been reading Caroline Myss' book "Anatomy of Spirit." It is very interesting. I thought you'd be interested in her three principles of the human energy field.  The first principle is "Biography Becomes Biology."

"According to energy medicine, we are all living history books. Our bodies contain our histories, every chapter, line, and verse of every event and relationship in our lives. As our lives unfold, our biological health becomes a living, breathing biographical statement that conveys our strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and fears.

Every thought you have had has traveled through your biological system and activated a physiological response. Some thoughts are like depth charges, causing a reaction throughout the body. A fear, for instance, activates every system of your body; your stomach tightens, your heart rate increases, and you may break into a sweat. A loving thought can relax your entire body. Some thoughts are more subtle, and still others are unconscious. Many are meaningless and pass thorough the body like wind through a screen, requiring no conscious attention, and their influence upon our health in minimal. Yet each conscious thought, and many unconscious ones, do generate a physiological response.

All our thoughts, regardless of their content, first enter our systems as energy. Those that carry emotional, mental, psychological, or spiritual energy produce biological responses that are then stored in our cellular memory. In this way our biographies are woven into our biological systems, gradually, slowly, every day.

The idea that biography becomes biology implies that we participate to some degree in the creation of illness. But--and this is a crucial point-- we must not abuse this truth by blaming ourselves or any patients for becoming ill. People rarely choose consciously to create an illness. Rather, illnesses develop as a consequence of behavioral patterns and attitudes that we do not realize are biologically toxic until they have already become so. Only when illness forces us to review our attitudes do we come close to comprehending that our day-to-day fearful or bitter attitudes are, in fact, biologically negative substances.

We all have negative feelings, but not all negativity produces disease. To create disease, negative emotions have to be dominant, and what accelerates the process is knowing the negative thought to be toxic but giving permission to thrive in your consciousness anyway. For instance, you may know you need to forgive someone, yet you decide that remaining angry gives you more power. Remaining obsessively angry makes you more likely to develop a disease because the energy consequence of a negative obsession is a powerlessness. Energy is power, and transmitting energy into the past by dwelling on painful events drains power from your present-day body and can lead to illness.

Power is essential for healing and for maintaining health. Attitudes that generate a feeling of powerlessness not only lead to low self-esteem, but also deplete the physical body of energy and weaken overall health."

That's Ms. Myss' first theory on the human energy field. What do you think? Is it possible that are ill because we have stored so much pain and negativity and continue to encourage negativity in our lives? I have thought about this a lot and the more I think about it the more I realize that I have a lot of pain in my past that I have not dealt with and still deal with painful events and negativity by letting myself think that they are "not getting to me"-- while they actually are.