This actually begs a huge question which has been empirically observed forever but never properly explained in terms of empirical science. Think about this for a moment. The phenomena has been sitting out there in plain sight since before Jesus and science has chosen to merely ignore the problem posed. We are a touch overdue.
Fortunately it conforms to our recent understanding of the physical reality of Spirit itself. We now know Spirit represents information content many orders of magnitude in excess of out known physical bodies and it clearly can possess the power to reset the physical to the pattern laid down by the Soul. The better question becomes how do we regularly tap this natural ability?
Here we have the usual suggestions that allow self help at least and are all good. What is needed is more trained healers who are able to strengthen and direct the spirit to intervene.
Spontaneous Remission of Disease – What We Don’t Know About Healing
Christina Sarich, Natural Society
What if I told you that all manner of disease – from cancerous tumors the size of oranges to brain diseases, gastrointestinal disease, parasites, loss of sight, mental disorders, reproductive issues, muscular diseases and even viruses – could go away spontaneously?
Whether they got ‘fake’ surgeries, a sugar pill, or believed that they would be healed because of a passionate spiritual belief, they got better without interference from drugs or radiation. They got better without chemo, or enormous medical bills that tend to linger on after someone does live from traditional treatments, often causing new layers of disease. And to be fair, they got better without natural medicine, too.
Lissa Rankin, M.D. says that the placebo effect is seen as a ‘big problem’ for the medical industry. She goes on to explain that things like love, gratitude, and pleasure can heal our bodies. Namely, they create either a stress response, which tends to create disease, or a relaxation response, which treats disease.
“Science often ignores cases of spontaneous remission because it is busy looking for statistical averages. This is not good science, just convenient science. Even if they hardly ever happen, these ‘miracles’ are the kinds of exceptions to the ruling paradigm that inevitably create new areas of study.”
- You can practice being more loving to yourself and others. Dr. Cynthia Thalk, cardiologist, explains that the ‘heart of the matter is that the heart matters.’ She says that, “every thought and every emotion causes an instantaneous cascade of hundreds, if not thousands, of neuropeptides and hormones that orchestrate a symphony of positive and negative effects within the body.” It might be time to think more loving thoughts if this is the case. Some call that compassion.
- Laugh more. Humor combats fear, relaxes, and even reduces pain. It is a known fact that the neurons needed to experience ‘pain’ from receptor signals get confused when you laugh, and as such you can’t feel pain as acutely. Humor also boosts immunity and helps build confidence. Who couldn’t use more of either?
- Practice meditation. Dr. Richard Davidson, director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, studied the brainwaves of meditating monks, and found that brain circuitry is different in long-time meditators than in non-meditators. The reason is simple: when you are upset – anxious, depressed, angry – certain regions of the brain (the amygdala and the right prefrontal cortex) become very active. When you’re in a positive mood these sites quiet down and the left prefrontal cortex – a region associated with happiness and positivity – becomes more active. In studying the meditating monks, Davidson found they had especially high activity in the left prefrontal cortex.
- Try mindful breathing. This is also known as a form of meditation in many traditions, but did you know that simply breathing deeply and mindfully can lower your body’s stress response? Along with circulating more oxygen in the blood, deep breathing increases prana – the vital energy that allows all things to live fully.
Might learning of the relaxation response (another common placebo effect) of other stress-reducing techniques interfere with traditional medicine’s aims of keeping everyone in the poor house while companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson get richer? Eli Bay, the founder of the Relaxation Response Institute states:
“It is inexpensive and practical for everyone to learn simple but effective breathing techniques, tension release methods and mental success skills which can measurably reduce blood pressure and heart rate, cholesterol, insulin and blood sugar levels, strengthen the immune system, naturally slow your brain waves down to the creative and healing alpha and theta frequencies, improve the flow of oxygen to your brain leading to better thinking and memory, and a whole host of other benefits from preventing heart disease to improving your golf game.”
It is true that even the diagnosis of a disease can make us create that disease more fully in our bodies – and that the placebo affect can make something both life-threatening and extremely stressful simply disappear.