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Be careful

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
A very wise man once told me that doctors are not always men/women of science, they are men/women of adventure.  That’s why they call it “practicing” medicine.
Several years ago I had an accident that left me injured and unable to walk.  I went through the traditional medical tests and treatments such as MRI, Epidural blocks, X-rays, Nerve conduction studies, etc.  In the end, the practitioner proclaimed that my injury was permanent and prescribed a very powerful and addictive pain medication for me.  I was told the nerve damage was permanent and that I would likely have to be on pain medication the remainder of my life.
I spent six months in a wheel chair, crutches, and eventually a cane to help me get around.  It seemed as though the doctors had been right and that this was the best outcome I could expect.
Roughly eighteen months of pain medication later, I realized something startling.  My cue that it was time to take my medication was not the onset of pain, but rather the onset of withdrawals from the pain medication.  What and epiphany!  It was at that moment I decided to do a little research.  Pain medications have been known to produce a brain response that actually induces pain, simply because it expects that pain to persist.  Once the body rids itself from the effects of the pain medication, this brain response ceases.  I realized that it would be difficult dealing with the symptoms of withdrawal, but I was determined to rid my body of all residual effects of this medication.  I spent a week feeling terribly ill; flu like symptoms.  Once that hell week had passed, not only did I not feel the pangs of withdrawal, but the pain never returned.  I was finally free.  No pain, no need for medication, and certainly no need for a cane or crutches.  It was like a miracle.
So, what’s my point for sharing my story?  Challenge the ideal that anything has to be permanent.  Don’t be afraid to consider the possibility that the mind and body have the power to heal, even when medical science dictates otherwise.  Believe in the power of mind over body and open your mind to infinite possibilities.  Most importantly, believe in the power of self.


Clarification request

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Interesting as I find this, I could use some further explanation and maybe examples of what natural laws are. To better understand “society is constantly striving for a way to escape living with them” (natural laws), examples of that would help me. Is there a reference that you have where I can go to find the definitions of terms? SB

A natural law of human existence might include the construct that determines our sense of well being.  The law being that the brain is to serve the heart not the reverse. The brain creates distortions to protect its files (paradigm).  Pain on the other hand is a biochemical communication requesting action from the brain.

When I am working with clients and reflecting what I have learned, I find that many of the persons using the “esoteric arts” are enlisting the skills and techniques to escape life instead of understanding and embracing our human existence.  An example would be the use of positive thinking to trick the body into believing everything is ok.  Example: a person suffering from chronic back pain using self hypnosis to block the pain.  Positive thinking is often but not always a form of self hypnosis, it is being used to override a body’s complaint (pain) creating the illusion of comfort.  The muscles that are twisting or miss aligning the spine continue to  send their complaint to the brain’s “decision centers”  but they go unheard and unheeded.  They are complaining because the need permission to behave differently.  This continued pressure keeps damaging the spinal column, sometime s ending in a crippling effect.

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Another natural law would be based on human survival.  Men are responsible for the well being of the women and the children.  If this function is removed from the man’s life mission they begin to go rogue.  The blending of gender roles has upset a natural set of behaviors that has continued for thousands of years and is incorporated in our DNA.  The rejection of male support, not to mean male dominance, has left men without purpose and has forced many of them to feminize, stay immature or become social dropouts.  I propose that the absence of strong, safe, mature males has caused women to become more aggressive, less maternal, and less capable of a good nights sleep.

There are many examples of discord that could be linked to ignoring natural instincts.

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Natural law of physical action states that “for every action there is an equal and oposite reaction”.  The belief in life without consequences is unfounded, the idea of a permanent state of happiness, and the concentration of focus on perfection is in direct conflict with this law.  I see much suffering and depression in clients when the strive for and fail to meet these unrealistic expectations.

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