“The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you will see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.”Deepak Chopra
We all know that pain is a symptom of something bigger. Pain is the body’s way of communicating there is something wrong. This understanding, not often realized by the majority, also serve to understand emotional pain, that is a way of our soul to communicate there is something wrong with our lifestyle or way of leading a certain situation. Either types of pain, if you do not listen to it, it will keep coming back over and over. Nowadays, we have many different ways of getting rid of this painful symptoms, both in the physical and emotional body. Mainly through legal and illegal drugs. Using them in the right amount of quantity and time can be very beneficent to a reasonably aware person. However, if the necessary message does not go through to the receiver the energy of that symptom will show up somewhere else. By listening to the message behind the pain, we allow the energy to be released or transformed in something good. The real healing.
We all have a tendency of allowing the mind be the only ruler of our lives, ignoring the intelligence of our body and soul. The body and the soul have amazing ways of healing without having to bring anything to our mind’s attention. Have you ever thought how your body amazingly fights disease and impairment every single moment of your life? Have you ever thought how your unconscious intelligence and wisdom always leads you to the experiences you need for growth? These happens naturally, without any effort or need of control. Thus, the more you surrender to them, the more your life flows towards awareness, connection, contentment, and even logic. Most of our desires come from our minds, but what we want is not always necessarily what we need in that moment. I believe most people, with even the minimum of self-inquiry possible, come to realize this as they go through life, at some point. Most of us have at least one experience that we can recall, in which we felt it was frustrating, unfair, painful, in other words perceived negatively. Then, after a while we look back and realize the gift on that situation that by the time it happened, we could only see negativeness. We had either learned something from it that we wouldn’t have learned otherwise, or just take way longer to. Sometimes, these experiences lead you to something much better and more fulfilling to your life than you could ever possibly imagined consciously. Anyways, these are all driven by the intelligence that tries to communicate through pain, in which I have been calling here body and soul.
The book ‘Quantum Healing’ written by Deepak Chopra, talks about the importance of physical pain and our role on it. On the other hand, the book ‘Icaro Redimido’ written by Gilson Freire, discuss about the soul needs and the intelligence of it finding ways to lead our lives for the best in the bigger picture (beyond our limited perception in the 3 dimensional physical reality).
Deepak Chopra is an experienced and acclaimed Indian American physician who blends the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda medicine, and western medicine, together for treatment. He has been spreading his experiences and knowledge through public speaking and books throughout the world. ‘Quantum Healing’ is an incredible book written by him, about real life experiences he witnessed, treating people with deadly diseases who couldn’t progress using modern medicine alone.
“We need nature to free up our nature. We are surrounded by the best of all healing influences-fresh air, sunlight, and beauty….because the Earth really is our mother, and the green meadow is her lap. Nature is man’s healer, because nature is man.” ⭐️
(Quantum Healing, Deepak Chopra)
According to Chopra (1989) the inner intelligence (know-how) of the physical body is very powerful and is constantly healing, and allowing us to be safe and in ease. The body produces the best antibiotics, tranquilizers, pain killers, and so on. Its intelligence is complex to the point that physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutics can only understand the larger, more general part of it. A good example of that is when we break a bone, if it is safe to wait for the body heal itself, the doctor will only interfere to make the process faster and easier. In process like this, we usually only need the body, however in more serious diseases such as cancer or AIDS, these “miraculous” intelligent cures also needs the mind component into it. What the person usually comes to understand in this “miracles,” is that the disease is part of the healing rather than the problem. Chopra, in his book, describes two ways of applying the mind to the cure: through the willpower of getting better, and non-identification with the disease, or some patients go beyond that to consciousness, into understanding their connection with the universe and the higher power of healing themselves. Chopra also realized that a change in lifestyle holistically (all aspects of life) got these people closer to achieve this state of mind. Most of the patients he witnessed going through this process had this incredible feeling of knowing they would get cured right before the healing was done. They describe feeling themselves much bigger than their disease, than their physical body, and that is when the space/allowance needed for healing comes into place. Most of us have heard of these miraculous cures a few times, and we mostly consider these people just very lucky, or the cure itself very unexplainable. Chopra new if this was possible for one, it would be possible for all. So he came to the quantum world to understand the details of this process. The possibility of this life understanding, of realizing being and connection, the disease as the healing process, the own person as bigger than whatever is going on in the physical life, enlightenment, consciousness, bliss; once the patients could get in touch with their (universal) higher energy, healing then could enter each cell, each atom of the body. Spiritual, energetic, mental, then physical. From subtler to denser, the full healing would happen. Therefore, Chopra designed a treatment he called “Quantum Healing,” in this treatment the patient is invited to change their diet, their state of mind/consciousness though practices such as meditation, and their daily life through balance. He would teach them the Ayurvedic ways of treating disease and also allow them to keep going through the modern medicine mainstream treatment. They would start taking care of the denser body, such as nutrition, to be able to gradually reach subtler and more powerful aspects of their being into the sense of oneness, divinity.
“In the deeper reality beyond space and time, we may be all members from the same body. (Sir James Jeans)”
Thus here we are talking of the healing through the intelligence of the body, mind, and soul. Apart from the way through healing he also explains the way we go through disease and our own responsibility on it. The disease is a communication from the mind, and soul, that something needs to be changed, usually in our lifestyle and/or personality, the so-called psychosomatic diseases. Moral suffering turned into physical pain. Moral/behavior imbalance turned into physical imbalance. In the book ‘Quantum Healing,’ Chopra does not touch much in the intelligence of the soul beyond space and time and the universe/ God/ life force itself plays on physical diseases. For this reason, I would like to introduce another book called ‘Icaro Redimido’ in Portuguese.
‘Icaro Redimido’ is a Brazilian book, written by Gilson Freire and touches on the soul aspect of life, disease, and healing. This book is in the process of being translated into english, and will be released here in the U.S. by the middle of 2016, and as soon as I get the English name I will post as a comment in this post. The history narrated is about Alberto Santos Dumont, who invented the airplanes on Earth, well at least from most Brazilians’ perspective. And from the wisdom of the narrator of the book, a disembodied soul, both Dumont and the Wright brothers invented the airplane as well as none of them. (between asterisks *…* will follow a better explanation on this topic that has not much to do with Holistic Healing itself, reading it or skipping it won’t change the understanding of the post).
*Through this book, our wise spiritual friend and narrator, reveals to us that all inventions manifested in this planet is planned to come from higher spiritual dimensions and it is given for some incarnated person as a mission. So, whomever is encharged is intuitively drawn to the subject and gradually is presented with more and more information in how to accomplish it, either from intuition, or when they are in their sleep state and their souls go to the spiritual dimension. That is why many inventions are created almost at the same time in different places, by different people all through humanity history, and with the airplane, it was no different. Surely, the souls who are chosen for the accomplishment is not much about merit but rather about their own souls’ needs and abilities, such as interest in mechanics in the case of Dumont and the Wrights. This kind of thought is not knew for many of us who are interested in spirituality, or psychology, or even physics.
“Thoughts are universally and not individually rooted; a truth cannot be created, but only perceived. (Yogananda)”
Jung also talks about the universal unconscious where all the information of the world is stored in every being. Quantum physics says we all come from the same life force or energy, we are energy, thoughts are energy. Energy is always going around space-time dimension and is manifested as soon as there is an observer, as soon as you choose to catch it, to attach to it, to identify to it. We all share the same wisdom, the same fears, the same desires, we are all connected until we perceive separation, and from that we choose who we are. Thus, from that point we all have different things to share, to contribute, and the importance of humble sharing lies on the fact that nothing belong to us, or all belong to us, but us all.*
Well but coming back to the holistic wellbeing that correlates with Deepak Chopra’s book, ‘Icaro Redimido’ show us that not all diseases, fears, and personality traits come from this lifetime. Sometimes, our own soul chooses a disease, a fear, a deformation, in order to evolve spiritually. For example, a person who comes with too much pride and come in a very “unprivileged” life, in which is actually a privilege for this soul but it is not seen as so, when one is in the limited perspective of the physical body. Or a person who abusively used sexuality in a life, and comes with deformed genitals in the next, so there is an opportunity for growth and balance in that aspect. A person who needs to learn how to slow down and surrender, chooses to come with a disease that almost obligates them to deal with life in a different way. And so on. Everybody needs to go through light and dark in order to realize the divine balance from within. From this perspective, it is clear that even though we are responsible for our choices in this life, of taking care of ourselves holistically, there is still a limited degree of freedom once we are in the physical dimension and as long as we accepted we can only benefit from it in the bigger picture. That is possibly why many people, who change their lifestyles with the guidance of Chopra’s holistic treatment, still are not able to cure themselves, and that is also why many do after they learn what was necessary for their soul. This book give us the gift of understanding that everything in this world is happening the way it needs to be for our own good. There are no victims, and no privileged. There are just different ways of getting to the same place of oneness, of peace, of joy. Just as there are different religions, and spiritual paths there are different lives, and ways. We are all together on this journey of discovery. More and more we get in touch with higher dimensions that were actually always connected and guiding the planet Earth. We are evolving towards that. The more this connection gets closer and clearer, the more we open our eyes to it, the bigger the leap we can take towards wisdom and love. To consciousness, bliss. The more we go towards this way, the more we have the power of choice for our own evolvement, in which is also the world evolvement. Therefore, taking care of yourself is the most selfless important action you can do to change the world.
Freire’s book also explains how disease is actually a state of mind manifested either psychologically, or physically, or both. And our state of mind is carried with us to other dimensions, so when we “die,” or our energetic/astral body transit to subtler dimensions we still carry whatever energy imbalances we have manifested in the 3D physical plane, such as mental disorders, pain, physical diseases, and so on. Therefore, death is not a way out of anything, right here and right now is the time and place for change to occur, for openness. Life is a gift full of experiences that lead us to true healing. Whatever healing we needs, life throws right at us. Being grateful for that alone might be a huge step to begin with.
Thus, in the same way we do our daily physical hygiene, we also do need to become aware of subtler ways of cleansing, psychologically, energetically, and spiritually. There are many ways to Holistic Wellness: balanced diet, surrounding yourself with pleasant people and experiences, balanced physical exercises, breathing techniques, reiki, opening and harmonizing chakras, meditation, prayer, and the list goes on. Find what works for you, make space and time for what is so important for living joyfully, and send this state of being out back to the world around you. True health comes from inside out, not the other way around. Be aware that sometimes pain is our way through, sit in the pain, feel it so intensively that it might lead you to full consciousness, into realizing there is no need for pain, and the pain will be replaced by joy, health. A great example of this, is a lovely Gestalt Therapy technique called “exaggeration exercise” that asks the patient to exaggerate the behavior they want to change by acting even more on it, until they realize how useless that behavior is for them, then the change naturally follows. Remember, this changes must only be a true change if it comes from deep within, from genuineness, from mindfulness. There is no pretending. Work within and manifest it out.
I hope you enjoyed my recommendations and that you also keep sharing.
The same light, beauty, and wisdom that lives within me bows and honers to the same light, beauty and wisdom that lives within each one of you.