Doctors know that over 90% of illness is caused by “stress”
But if you think about it for a few seconds, you might wonder, if stress physically causes illness, wouldn’t it be true that:
- everyone who was exposed to the same stressful situation, toxins, or germs would get the exact same illnesses at the same time?
- illnesses could not be inherited – how could a stressful situation that your grandmother experienced give you breast cancer today?
- our modern, technologically-controlled lifestyle would reduce physical stress on our bodies, causing us to be getting healthier as a society? …In fact, the reverse is true. Cancer, heart disease, neurological, emotional and viral illnesses are all on the rise, and even life expectancy is beginning to decline!
Since everyone who experiences the same stressful events doesn’t get sick in the same way, modern medical science has searched within the depths of the body itself for the answer to where illness comes from. And, despite all the sexy new diseases we hear about every week, on the subject of “Where does illness come from?” modern medical science has come up with a big, fat question mark.
Looking for Medical Answers in All the Wrong Places
At this time, the best guess in medicine is that illness is some unlucky combination of stress, genetics, and “lifestyle factors” (which are just more types of stress).
Here, the search for the source of illness comes to a dead end. Because believing that illness is purely a product of physical forces (“stress”) on a physical form (“genetics”) is not leading to cures for anything.
- in spite of a vast array of new early screening programs, diagnosis of all major forms of cancer is on the rise
- the rate of death from cancer has gone from 1 in 8,000 at the time that the American Cancer Society was established (in 1913) – to about half of all diagnosed cancer patients today
- heart disease is on the rise in all developed nations
- depression has reached pandemic proportions …and has less than a 30% rate of successful treatment
- as a result, suicide among middle-aged North Americans has shot up by over 27% in the last decade alone
- new viral illnesses are appearing at an accelerating rate
- autism, barely heard of a century ago, is now affecting 1 in 50 children
- diseases that were “conquered” with antibiotics earlier in the 20th Century are returning, or their symptoms are appearing as new diseases. For example, tuberculosis is on the rise worldwide, the late stages of syphilis are indistinguishable from AIDS, and polio symptoms still exist but today are diagnosed as meningitis and multiple sclerosis
- life expectancy in the most developed nations (including the U.S.A.) has begun to decline
This is all happening even though the health industry is gigantic; in the U.S., at $2.8 trillion per year, it is 50% bigger than the food industry.
I believe that the reason for this colossal failure of the health industry (or its colossal financial success, if you prefer to look at it that way) is simply that we share a gross collective misunderstanding of how the body works and why it does what it does.
And our biggest misunderstanding is that physical stresses – that is, physical forces such as toxins, allergens, germs, carcinogens, hormones, brain chemistry, or our own genetic coding for cellular behaviour – directly cause damage to our body, and this damage to the physical structure of our body is the cause of illness.
In other words, our misunderstanding is that illness is a result of mechanical damage to our anatomy.
One of the biggest clues that stress does not physically cause illness is that most people manage to survive medical surgery. Cutting into the body is an extreme physical stress. And, in fact, just a century and a half ago, about half of all surgical patients died from the stress and trauma of having limbs removed and other surgeries.
…Until surgeons began to use anesthetic. And then everything changed.
With the use of mind-altering chemicals that reduce our awareness of pain (or remove our awareness of everything), dentists, barbers, and surgeons were able to intervene directly into the anatomy of the body to simply cut off the offending parts. Modern medicine was born.
But nowhere in that process did we learn where illness actually comes from. We only learned how to dull our awareness of it with anesthetic (or drugs, alcohol, and other compulsive behaviour). And so, as is the case with any kind of symptom-suppression approach that does not address the real cause of the illness, the treatment has become the disease.
We have become addicted to prescriptions, surgery, radiation, topical solutions, substitute hormones, crutches, glasses, shunts, oxygen tanks…
And all the illnesses these are supposed to cure are on the rise.
The Big Shift is Happening, Sisters and Brothers
We are in a time of an emerging global paradigm shift. It affects every aspects of our lives. Physics has changed. We are on the brink of a New Economy. World politics have become a joke for many people. Communication and social life have drastically altered as we meet online and travel the globe, rather than connecting with the same community every Sunday at church. Public education is contested by private schooling and unschooling. Even food production, transportation, and manufacturing infrastructures have all become fragile as energy costs begin to soar. Every one of our public institutions is changing.
And, so too, shall the medical industry, which, in my opinion, is simply a cleaned-up, shinier version of what it was at the end of the 19th Century. Instead of using leeches and enemas, we are more inclined to botox and chemotherapy, but otherwise, I see very little difference in philosophical approach.
Illness is not caused by stress (and it certainly will not be “cured” by using more stress).
Illness is caused by our perception of stress.
It is our perception which must be influenced if we hope to remove our illnesses. Not by removing our ability to perceive, which is what we do with addictive anesthetizing behaviours, but by taking control of our perception.
Our perception of stress, our perception of anything, is dependent on both the information that comes in through our senses – that is, what we see, hear, feel, smell, and taste – and our interpretation of that information. Our interpretation of that information is the result of a lifetime of experience, learning, unresolved conflicts, decisions, beliefs, prejudices, understandings, and misunderstandings, the vast majority of which are playing out beneath our conscious awareness.
Just like the vast majority of the operations being performed by the device on which you are reading these words are being performed beneath your conscious awareness of these words.
I call this collection of unconscious mental processes, “the MindTree.” It works just like computer programs work. One thought creates a “go-to” instruction that leads to another thought, which leads to another and another. Like this:
IF A THEN GOTO B, IF NOT A THEN GOTO C
IF B THEN GOTO X, IF NOT B THEN GOTO E
IF C THEN GOTO Y, IF NOT C THEN GOTO R
IF X THEN GOTO Z, IF NOT X THEN GOTO H
…and so on.
In this series of branching MindTree instructional programs, you’re constantly making tiny decisions about what’s coming into your brain through your senses. Some of those tiny decisions send you into programs that say “DANGER! RED ALERT!” And your brain will do something about it when those things happen.
Let’s say your MindTree programming code produces a decision that says, “It is too hot.” Your brain will send electrical and hormonal signals throughout your body, and these will be picked up by your skin glands, causing you to sweat.
Or your MindTree might reach a conclusion that says, “That person is going to attack me!” Your brain will send electrical and hormonal signals throughout your body, and these signals will be picked up by the Islets of Langerhans which will make your blood sugar drop. The signals will be picked up by the cells of your intestines, causing peristalsis to increase and a feeling of “urgency” coming from your bowels. The signals will be picked up by your adrenal glands, causing a release of adrenaline into your bloodstream. The signals will be picked up by the motor neurones that guide your legs to run, will be picked up by the sensory neurones that cause your skin to prickle and the hairs to stand up on the back of your neck. The signals will be picked up by the receptors of the Broca’s area of your brain, causing your to take in a sharp intake of breath and temporarily freezing your ability to use your voice.
And, if the situation in your MindTree goes on long enough or is serious enough, you might eventually get a diagnosis of Type II diabetes. Or you might come down with laryngitis. Or, if you are a child, you might be labelled as “autistic.”
The type and intensity of your illness is only the result of the type and intensity of the stress that is perceived in your MindTree.
So the missing link in health care, if we presume that health care seeks to remove illness, is a missing link in our consciousness. It is the result of us choosing to see illness as a meaningless, purely mechanical event. Drugs, radiation, surgery – even alternative therapies – therefore seek to relieve the illness through physical intervention. But these results are, at best, temporary.
Only to the extent that a therapy produces a change in the MindTree will it end illness at its source.
If a therapy relieves a symptom but does NOT produce a change in the MindTree, then the therapy has the potential to become an addiction, because more and more of it will be needed just to keep the symptom at bay.
The New Medicine of our changing world will continue to use the life-saving anatomical correction therapies of conventional and alternative medicine …but we must stop seeing illness as random attack and damage from the physical world upon the fragile instruments of our bodies.
Our bodies are the physical extensions of our own minds.
It is our minds which must be healed.
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