Saturday, May 9, 2009
The physical brain by itself does not feel pain. It rather registers the sensation of pain whether physical or emotional. That is what it means when someone says that depression hurts. Some scientists view the body as a machine and the brain like a computer. With the advancement of scientific technology, now it is possible to use neurosurgical implants to treat anxiety, depression and Parkinson’s disease. This technology was at one time even used in a study to reduce prisoner’s aggression. A shortcoming of this technology is that a physician is in control of how much electrical current will be used to stimulate the part of the brain responsible for our emotions and subsequent physiological sensations and possible behavior. The actual patient has not learned how to cause a change in himself on a psycho-spiritual level. When there is disharmony within, there is illness within the whole person. In some cases, people act out a sick role once a diagnosis has been given whether in regard to physical or mental illness. Some people may be even misdiagnosed; yet, they will start reporting the characteristics of that particular diagnosis. Perhaps this is so because of the learned expectation that help comes only externally versus achieving healing volitionally. When studying the workings of the brain, scientists have discovered that the brain cannot discriminate between something that is really happening in reality from fantasy. When a drug addict is asked to visualize the act of using his drug of choice, brain imaging shows that the brain responds in the same way as though he is actually using the drug. This at least shows that the brain has the power within to alter the outer reality of the person. Perhaps we all self-fulfill our own prophesies without even realizing it. As humanity moves further along the way of spiritual development into a new Golden Age, this awareness that energy makes up one reality of which we are a part yet not truly separate, we will use more and more energy medicine healing therapies versus allopathic medicine.
Excerpt from : Guru in Jeans: Inward Journey to Psychospiritual Awakening (at amazon.com)
Posted by Rossi Davis at 6:05 AM