There exists a popular notion in the collective human psyche, that biology and physiology are locked concepts, which one has no control over. Without delving too far into the study of genetics and biology, the basic tenant is essentially that the body is a mechanistic, bio-machine, that has parts that sometimes fail, and thus, like a car, need to be replaced and repaired. This concept is fairly accurate to a point, but that point has underlying root causes that create certain manifestations which are less than favorable to the organism. Things do wear down, and yes they must be replaced or repaired, however short of a life threatening immediate circumstance, there exists no better “surgeon” and replacer of “parts” then the organ which resides in the skull, and the body which it commands.
The study of pharmaceuticals and their efficacy inadvertently distracts us from observing something very telling about an aspect of the results found from a “failed” trial. When testing a drug, conditions are set to root out the possibility of the action of the drug being affected by a subject’s own physiological responses, via blind and/or double-blind trials. When it is found that the subject has healed as a result of anything other than the drug itself, then focus on that pharmaceutical is adopted as the underlying subject of investigation. Yet there is an important aspect which is overlooked in the grand scheme of healing. That is the fact that the placebo effect, that has come to be so well-known in science and in popular culture, and is in firm action in such a situation, itself, is proof that the mind and body can heal itself.
Belief that you can’t do something is very powerful, which is why many people believe that they lack the tools necessary to control certain aspects of their organism. However, the concept of healing is not a mere whimsical flight of fancy, derived from wishy-washy origins detached from reality. The body is “designed” to be self-sufficient, and maintain homeostasis, provided it has everything that it needs, and as little of what it doesn’t as possible. The other side of the coin is the state of the mind.
The brain is a very powerful organ, and arguably the most important one. One big reason for the brain’s massive role in the maintenance of the body, is its illumination of the mind. Thoughts that pervade the consciousness of an individual, pervade the rest of the organism, from cell to cell, for the brain enacts physiological responses to the stimulation of the type of thought that arises. In other words, the brain is a creation engine, which affects the body physiologically, causing certain changes to occur in the systems of the body, in accordance with the thoughts that exist within it at any one moment. Negative thoughts and demeanor, propagate increasingly through each and every cell of the body, and additionally, if one is stressed long-term, the sympathetic nervous system will cease digestion and relaxation responses, robbing the trillions of the body’s constituents of the proper nutrients and other elements. As a result, disease is not far behind. Essentially, what happens is the mind in its responses to respective environmental stimulus, has created a biological manifestation within the body. Since the mind has created this initial internal environment, it can also reverse it.
To do this, one must know how to tap into the subconscious aspect of mind, and edit its programming. This is because the subconscious runs the show when it comes to the workings of the body, and the habits of the thinking mind. A large chunk of the physiological manifestations of our everyday lives, bubble up to the surface from the large, yet concealed subconscious mind.
To access the subconscious, one must tap into the input system, which comes about by recognizing patterns and “default” behavioral tendencies when they arise, and editing them on the spot. Continued interception of such behavior, causes the subconscious to solidify the new information into its “hard disk”. One’s common response to situations of stress, for instance, is the direct result of the subconscious taking over and enacting the behavior that is characteristic of the individual. If this person was to recognize the “biofeedback” that they obtain from observing their subconscious mind at work, then they can change the output of the system.
The age old practice of meditation is essentially a primer for access to the subconscious mind, where it aims to quell the wanderings of the conscious, spinning monkey mind, and allow the subconscious to be exposed, and open. Once exposed, one can then expand the awareness of their being, and the parameters under which they operate their lives, and under which their cells live and reproduce.
Meditation is not the only method that one can use, but it is a powerful tool, which fine tunes the workings of the mind to make it as sharp and piercing as a laser. A mind on meditation is an extremely powerful mind, with potentials that lie well beyond the confines of indoctrinated beliefs, and understandings of the nature of our reality. When one meditates, the direct connection that we have to everyone and everything becomes as clear as blue water on a Caribbean beach, and we then can live in accordance with the infinite potential existent within our fractal reality and consciousness.
When we transform our minds, we transform ourselves.
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