My husband Steve and I just drove across America. It took three weeks as we made our way at a fairly leisurely pace, from California to Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, crossing over into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie on our way to our destination: Bala, Ontario in the Muskoka region two hours north of Toronto.
This was my first cross country trip. I grew up in Buffalo, New York and have flown east and west many times over the years. But now, at age 57, I got the chance to experience the vast distances and, in many ways, deep quiet, at the heart of the American continent.
In Active Consciousness, I discuss the fact that humans are not the only ones who possess an energetic Self. Plants and minerals also have a deeper energetic aspect of their beings. It is well understood by most indigenous people that places have soul energies too. In other words, a country also has a Self. Indeed, astrologers often inspect the charts and forecast the fortunes of nations based on their date of “birth”.
Toward the end of our voyage from California to Bala, I was struck by the inherent truth of these ideas. In particular, America is much like each one of us, with an inner and outer self. Just as our “outer” selves are focused on the busy-ness and rat race of the outer world, the outer edges of America — the East and West Coasts — are swept up in the fast-paced world of form. Indeed, different areas tend to be focused on different aspects of the outer world: New York on business and commerce; Washington D.C. on politics and power; Los Angeles on entertainment; the San Francisco Bay Area and Boston on academics and technology. There are pulsating regions in the interior as well. Chicago might be seen as the heart of America, pumping goods to and fro, while the Gulf area sucks in the life blood of oil into the continent.
In contrast, the interior of America is generally very sparse, quiet, and slow-paced. You can easily feel the inherent friendliness and kindness of the American people there — when the motel clerk calls you sweetie and showers you with a level of attention that you’d never experience in the big city. But in 2013, there is also a quiet desperation. Small towns and even cities are dying or at least decaying. The big box stores and chains lie on their perimeter, but by and large, the original town centers feel empty, the local stores struggling. Meanwhile, the tell-tale casino (not just in Nevada — we saw them in Montana and South Dakota too) invariably casts a seedy pall on everything in its vicinity.
After a drive cross country, it’s easy to see why there are “Red” and “Blue” states. The “Red” states are, in general, losing ground. They have heart and they want to hold on to what they have. But the America of 2013 is pulled to its edges; that’s where most of the energy has gone. That’s where the jobs are. No wonder there’s resentment. And whatever jobs there are in the heartland have been co-opted by outside forces: big agriculture, big energy, big-box stores. Where can people put their personal energies and creativity?
In the current scenario, warrior energy tends to get pulled toward an obsession with guns and the military — you see a lot of that. And the good heart of most Americans pulls them to faith. In the meantime, despair can be found languishing in the casino or other distractions. A very common billboard sign seen all over the interior exhorts the viewer not to turn to using methamphetamines — a billboard message I’ve never seen on the roads of the San Francisco Bay Area.
I know that much of what I’m saying may be a generalization, but I believe that, in essence, what I’m saying is true. Where can the men and women of the interior put their good personal energies? They need a new place to put their heart, ingenuity, and energy — the can-do spirit that built America a hundred or two hundred years ago. Their creative spirit has to be reignited. They need to feel like they are building something once again.
When each of us, on a personal level, faces despair and ennui, we also face the same problem. A good first step is to turn within, to meditate, to develop a deeper awareness. The next step is to find a new purpose, a new intention, a new personal quest for creativity. Then we must set our intention and create it — perhaps using active consciousness.
I can imagine this happening in a small town in the heartland. The people of the town need to come together and go within themselves. They must create a collective vision for their town. How can they become self-sustaining? Perhaps they can create a town that is completely self-sufficient without the need for outside commerce? Or perhaps there is some form of local agriculture or unique commerce in which they could excel? Perhaps it is a certain kind of crop or an object that could be manufactured. Maybe they can build a solar or wind farm that generates energy they could sell. Maybe it’s a certain type of activity or art form or attraction that could generate tourism. Each place must find its heart’s desire, its reason for being, its life goal. Once determined, the energies of the town would likely be rejuvenated by the desire and will to manifest it.
I believe that this kind of transformation must come from within. The federal or state governments might provide a helping hand in such efforts, but towns and even cities across America must find their purpose on their own — just as each one of us must find it for ourselves. The interference of big corporations would also definitely be counterproductive, just as it would be if some outside force told you what to do with your life.
Indeed, this notion of personal industry is starting to become manifest in various movements growing all over the world. Examples include eco-villages, intentional communities, and families engaged in “back to the land” activities like radical homemaking.
I find myself very drawn to these ideas lately, and I plan to explore them more in the future for myself. I believe such movements may be the key to reinvigorating the Self at the heart of America. Indeed, all of us who live on the busy coasts of the continent need to take note too. We are all part of the body of America. We are all feeling the creeping despair. Everything is connected. It is time for each person and community to go within and find its vision and purpose.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of humanity. Climate change, overpopulation, unending war, environmental, health, and economic disasters… it goes on and on. It seems like there are only a few ways to face it: bury your head in the sand (business as usual); party while you still can; fight the good fight (whatever that means to you); join the depressed throngs wrestling with seemingly inexplicable meaninglessness; or turn within and live positively as best you can.
But what is really going on? I’ve been thinking about that too.
Permit me to be an armchair philosopher for a bit, and let’s examine things from a larger perspective. As I discuss in my book Active Consciousness, the course of human history has been one of evolution in four interacting quadrants — in the outer world of nature, in our collective social/political culture, in our collective spiritual pursuits, and in our own personal consciousness and level of awareness. Much of this is discussed in the writings of people like Ken Wilber and, as discussed in a previous newsletter, philosopher Jean Gebser.
It seems to me that a driving factor for human evolution has been our growing size. As our population has grown, our natural inclination as human animals has been to try to survive and create mechanisms for this survival. Hence our development of tools, agriculture, mechanical devices, modes of transportation, and now computers and the internet. Similarly, we have had the development of villages, towns, cities, nations, and world organizations. And hence our enlarging focus from family, to clan, to nation, to global citizenship.
The trouble is that our innate human dissatisfaction, which has driven us to create more and more, never seems to be satisfied. Buddhist wisdom tells us that this is because we are trying to derive our happiness from external things, rather from internal wisdom and awareness. I certainly agree. That too, is a key message of Active Consciousness.
But it is also true that without our innate tendency toward dissatisfaction, we would probably have never made it this far! So how can we learn to know when we have enough? As we all know, even the mega rich are always yearning for more — fancier jets, bigger mansions. There is never enough, because just trying to have more things, beyond a certain point of comfort and necessity, does not quench our innate dissatisfaction. In order to do that, we must turn within.
So where are we now? Where does humanity stand in 2013?
Looking in the large, we see that we are still largely focused on creating more and more things. We are like dogs who gobble and gobble and don’t know when to stop eating. In the end, we will just kill ourselves this way. We create genetically modified organisms (Why? Because we can? Because it makes certain companies and people rich?) and we end up destroying our food supply with overuse of pesticides and foods that cause disease. We are also still focused on feeding our insatiable need for more stuff (often made out of plastic that we usually just throw out), as well as so many other unnecessary disposable luxuries. As a result, we are turning our beautiful planet into a garbage dump with huge dead zones in the oceans, polluted air to breathe, and radiation that will last for eons. Let’s face it: we are like dogs that poop in their own kennel, and the truth is, we really don’t know any better! Doing these things seems to be the natural result of our current state of evolution.
There seem to be only a few ways forward, and we now see some of these paths being explored and expanded. Some are positive, some not so much.
- Develop more energy to support the existing and still growing population. On the negative side — we are seeing more oil and gas drilling and extraction. On the iffy side — there’s nuclear energy (probably not a good idea). On the positive side — we are trying to convert to wind, solar, wave, hydro — i.e., clean, sustainable energy. On the less likely but possible side — development of zero-point “free” energies that some say will occur with the aid of alien off-planet cultures. (But what would be the consequences of that?)
- Population stabilization/reduction. This can happen in positive ways or negative ways, but ultimately, it’s going to happen. For example: via increased disease, warfare, and famine (not so pleasant); via increases in and acceptance of homosexuality (quite positive in my view); via efforts to reduce the birth rate through education (positive) or governmental control (not so pleasant). There are even signs that human fertility is naturally decreasing as well.
- Move off planet. Since our population is exceeding the Earth’s carrying capacity this is a natural response, and we are seeing growing efforts to enable commercial space travel and colonization of the Moon and Mars.
- The development of human movements promoting sustainability. These efforts include: the use of organic farming methods that don’t deplete the soil and poison our food; the move toward eating and using locally made food and products that don’t require expensive transport from across the planet; the use of sustainable energy like electricity generated from solar and wind, and stopping the use of fossil fuels; limiting ourselves to a maximum of one or two children per family; acceptance of homosexuality; models of governance based on cooperative agreement rather than on warfare in order to grab other people’s resources.
- The evolution of a human consciousness that focuses within for satisfaction. This is certainly one of my aims in writing Active Consciousness. Ultimately, this kind of evolution can help us achieve many of the above strategies, by helping to quench our need for more and more things — especially, more than we really need.
By viewing the current state of humanity in this way — in the large — we can see that we are currently in a process of evolution. And we seem to be at a critical juncture, not only because of the possible disastrous consequences of climate change, but because our innate nature, which has supported and sustained us for so long, is now bumping up against the natural boundaries of our planet.
But we may also be exactly where we need to be. Where we stand is obviously the natural consequence of our past evolution. As I suggest in Active Consciousness, we now need to collectively make decisions that support our continued existence and development. In the words of my own method for utilizing Active Consciousness, we need look within and “CHOOSE JOY”.
As Ken Wilber has suggested, humanity has always tended to evolve, not devolve. So perhaps, the odds are in our favor. In the meantime, it will be quite interesting to see what happens next!
The dictionary includes various definitions for the adjective “patient”, including:
- bearing pains or trials calmly;
- manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain;
- not hasty or impetuous;
- steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity;
- able or willing to bear.
All are qualities that are required of patients undergoing homeopathic treatment of a chronic disease — especially a chronic disease like autism that conventional medicine says is downright incurable. Autism parents taking an alternative path like homeopathy must be all the more “steadfast despite opposition” and “forbearing under provocation.” But they must also remember not to be “hasty or impetuous”.
Of course, as many parents who are trying homeopathy and other alternative therapies for their children are discovering — the allopaths are wrong. Autism is treatable. But it is so important to remember that the course of successful treatment is never a matter of days or weeks. Unfortunately, so many parents forget this key point. They read a story about a cure case like my son Max’s, but they forget that the process took years.
If conventional docs are telling parents that the situation for their child is hopeless, why do so many parents expect that their child to be cured in a month? There are probably many answers, but some include: panic, desperation, exhaustion, unrealistic expectations, denial, and impatience.
Published in April 2003, Impossible Cure has been out now for over 10 years. I get emails daily from all over the world, mostly from parents of autistic children. And one of the most common emails I get goes something like this:
“We have been seeing a homeopath for a month [or a few months]. We are only seeing slight changes so far, like better eye contact and some better behavior and better appetite/bowel movements, etc. But we want our child to speak. When will he speak? Should we try some other kind of treatment [usually an intervention that is more aggressive]?”
My reaction is always the same. “Wow! You are seeing improvements in just a few weeks or months! Rejoice!” You are experiencing a miracle from the standpoint of conventional medicine. They think homeopathy is a placebo, but now your child has improved!
And now, dear parent: “Be Patient!” A child who is autistic, especially one who is not speaking and is locked in another world within him or herself, will not suddenly “wake up” and start speaking to you as if nothing happened! The process will be slow. Better eye contact is one of the first clues that a child is breaking through the wall of autism and trying to join you. Be encouraging! Do not expose them to impatience and nudging. Instead, be gentle and supportive. Make your world one s/he wants to join! A common next step is for the child to start making his or her needs known in a more coherent way — perhaps through pointing or showing you things.
Another phenomenon that can happen at this point is increased stimming. Stimming can be a way for a child to calm themself — much like you might have nervous habits like biting your nails or drumming your fingers. Deciding to “join the world” can be quite scary! So increased stimming can be a strategy a child uses at this point to calm themself. The question to ask yourself is — are you simultaneously seeing signs of them trying to make more social contact? If so, be patient, be supportive! (The increase in stimming is also something to discuss with your homeopath.)
Another behavioral co-factor if your child is locked in autism is that they might be suffering from intestinal pain or neurological stress. If a remedy has helped a child to eat better, digest food better, sleep better or move their bowels more easily, it is also helping them along so that they can start focussing on the world outside themselves, instead of being locked in their own world of pain or discomfort. It is a beginning.
Don’t forget, in homeopathy, the body will tend to heal the most important things first. As far as the survival of the organism goes, it is much more important for your child to eat and sleep and be nourished than to talk to you.
Of course, it is important to stay on top of your child’s progress and not stay with a particular homeopath if you are seeing no change over a long period of time (say 4-6 months). But often, there are changes. You are just too close to observe them! To help you with the problem of patience here are a few crucial tips. Please take them seriously!
- Set your expectations appropriately. Gird yourself for a homeopathic treatment process that takes months and years.
- Keep a weekly notebook. Take notes about your child’s behavior, including ups and downs. Over time, this notebook will be your guide and reminder about the progress that your child has (or hasn’t) made. In other words, you will be better able to assess whether you are seeing progress or not. This notebook will also be a handy tool for helping you communicate with your homeopath.
- Be the turtle, not the hare! You will more likely reach your goal through slow steady progress (including some ups and downs), rather than through some miracle dash to the finish line.
- Your patience helps your child heal. Your impatience does not, and in fact, might retard their progress. Autistic children are pretty psychic even if they aren’t communicating with you. They will know if you are disappointed or angry. Impatience is not an incentive for them to join you.
- Rejoice in every gain! Not every child can be completely cured. But any improvement has the potential to dramatically help your child’s quality of life.
Check out the home page of a new movie in the making: Time Is Art: The Path of Synchronicity. The film crew will be coming to California in June 2013…. Stay tuned!
Check out the April/May issue of a new online magazine — Organic Life Magazine. In the past, Organic Life has run short articles about homeopathy that have appeared in the Impossible Cure newsletter. When they asked for an article on homeopathy and autism, I sent them an updated version of an article that appeared several years ago in Mothering Magazine. What a surprise it was when Max and I saw ourselves on the front cover! This photo was taken at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles when we were visiting Max at USC.
It seems that every day we become more aware of how the excesses of modern life wreak havoc on the lives of others half-way around the globe. For example, recently I have become more cognizant of the fact that many of our modern tools such as computers and cell phones are made from minerals whose mining causes suffering to others. Check out this article: Your Computer is Killing the Congo.
Let’s face it — while technology has changed our society for the better in many ways, I believe it has also caused much harm — not just on the environment and to many of the people whose labor provides this technology, but on our psyches as well. I write about that in my book Active Consciousness. Indeed, that was one of the many reasons I left the world of computers — I did not feel I was really contributing much to our society. I knew that my research work would never lead to a product, and besides, what good would another gadget or gizmo do the world? I knew I could do much more good elsewhere and have never regretted leaving the world of “Silicon Valley” behind me.
The truth is, I am also somewhat of a luddite. I do not use a cell phone. I do not use computers to keep my schedule; instead I rely on pen and ink and my trusty “black book”. I don’t like my life to be invaded by electronic devices. My need to keep up with Email each day is really the most unpleasant aspect of my life. We have even removed WiFi, cordless phones, and Smart Meters from our home to avoid their radiation.
But the sad fact is that nearly everyone has become dependent on computers and other devices. Just as our dependence on oil has harmed countless people in wars and is leading to the devastation of the Earth, we also need to mindful of how our use of modern technologies is causing harm to others.
The article cited above admits that simply stopping to use these technologies would also likely cause harm to mining communities like those in the Congo. But we must become mindful and introduce regulations that prevent such abuses. The real costs to our environment and to others must become felt in the price of the goods we use.
We cannot escape it — we are all interconnected.
In the October 2012 issue of the Active Consciousness Newsletter, I wrote about my growing fascination with Hawaiian mysticism — sometimes called Huna. My interest in the wisdom of Hawaii was triggered when I began reading the Spiritwalker trilogy of books by Hank Wesselman, who now teaches workshops on the subject. I can also highly recommend another introductory text by Charlotte Berney, Fundamentals of Hawaiian Mysticism.
There is one key aspect of these teachings that, so far, has been both new and profound for me: the concept of what Berney calls the Basic Self. The Huna teachings say that there are three distinct parts of our soul or being — the Basic Self, the Middle Self, and the High Self. The High Self generally corresponds to what I call, in Active Consciousness, the Inner Self. This is the wise part of ourselves that speaks to us from within and journeys with us from life to life. It is the part of us that many of us are trying to listen to and get in touch with through meditation and other consciousness practices.
The Middle Self corresponds roughly to the rational thinking mind. It is the part of us we normally identify with as “I” — the part that is always “talking” in our heads and reasons about things. It functions while we are awake and goes “unconscious” while we sleep. It assimilates data, makes decisions, and directs the body to execute them.
The Basic Self is different. Unlike the Middle Self, it is “the mind that never sleeps.” While it permeates the body and does control its functions — the musculature, the organs, the nervous system, as well as being the seat of emotions, memory, instinct, and survival — it is not simply the body; it is a much deeper and spiritual aspect of our self. Indeed, to view the Basic Self merely as the “body machine” can be a big mistake. It has an awareness and a mind of its own.
Hank Wesselman teaches that this Basic Self is composed of three parts — one inherited from our mother, another inherited from our father, and the third part bestowed upon us by the High Self when we are born. While the Middle Self is usually associated with the brain, the Basic Self is usually associated with the solar plexus and remains dominant in our makeup until we are about eight or nine years old. Then the Middle Self starts to take over.
While the Basic Self is generally subservient to the Middle Self by nature, it is still there, and if we ignore it, we set ourselves up for trouble — often in the form of physical or emotional ailments. When the Basic Self speaks, it is essentially our “gut” talking. For example, our “gut” may tell us that we don’t want to do something. If our Middle Self then coerces us to do it anyway, our Basic Self still remembers.
Today when I was at the pool, I witnessed something that reenacted a key moment in my childhood. A little five-year-old girl had been brought to the adult lap pool by her instructor and “urged” (more like coerced) against her will to do things that I’m sure the instructor thought were for her own good, but certainly were not in alignment with the little girl’s Basic Self. Although the girl was a skilled swimmer for her age, she still did not want to jump off a 3 foot starting block, swim width wise across the pool under each of the lane dividers, and then do another full 25 yard lap. The instructor nearly pushed the girl off the starting block when she balked, and when the girl cried about swimming across the pool, the instructor got in the pool to coerce her physically. The girl cried in protest the entire time. I nearly interfered in what was going on, but opted instead to send the girl love instead. I’m still not sure I did the right thing.
You see, something similar happened to me when I had my first swim lesson at age five. I could only dog paddle at that point. But the big burly instructor decided to take me to the top of a fifteen foot high jump and commanded me to jump off. When I cried and balked, he jumped in first and waited for me to follow. All alone up there, I felt that I had no choice but to jump in too. I’m sure he thought he was teaching me something (I don’t know what!), but I developed a fear of heights from that moment onward — something I only recently have begun to deal with. I only hope this little girl was not similarly affected.
So how should we deal with our Basic Self? Sometimes we just have to do things we really don’t want to do. Sometimes we simply must suppress our innate feelings or tendencies. We’d rather sit on the couch and eat cake, but our Middle Self’s job is to tell us: time to do homework, time to adhere to our diet, time to go to that meeting with someone we don’t like.
The answer is that it’s all about developing a relationship with the Basic Self. You must treat it with respect. You must negotiate with it. You must ask its permission. In the case of this little girl, instead of yelling and admonishing and physically coercing her, the instructor could have said: “I know you are afraid and I respect your feelings. But do you think you can work up the courage to just try this once? You might learn that this is actually fun.” The little girl would then have gone within and asked her Basic Self for permission to at least try.
In my own life, I have discovered that it can also be very useful to ask forgiveness from your Basic Self if you have spent most of your life ignoring it. The benefits can be numerous. For example, as you go through your day and various aches, pains, headaches, and irritations come up, you may discover that these sufferings are actually the result of violations of the Basic Self that you are not even aware of. Simply by getting in touch with what your Basic Self really feels and acknowledging it, your aches and pains may disappear.
We all have duties and routines we adhere to each day. Does your Basic Self agree with them? What does your Basic Self really want to do? What does this part of yourself really think about a certain person you are dealing with, or about some behavior that you have accepted as “required”? You might be surprised by the answers if you truly and honestly engage with this very real and important part of yourself. As Charlotte Berney writes, “Getting to know this powerful part of your makeup and being able to dialogue with it is crucial to the success of the Huna process.”
My recommendation is to begin by using the same meditative strategies I talk about in Active Consciousness. Then simply ask for contact with the Basic Self. For example, you might ask, “Basic Self, what do you want?” Or, “Basic Self, what do you think?” Then listen with respect, comply whenever possible, and negotiate when you cannot. Over time, you will begin to realize that the High and Basic Selves are always working together as a team to support you. They love you and are there to serve you — if you will only pay attention to them!
A few years ago, while I was writing Active Consciousness, I was talking to an acquaintance about higher dimensional space and how I believed human awareness could transcend the boundaries of our three-dimensional physical bodies. He immediately said, “You’ve got to read this book — The Ever-Present Origin” and wouldn’t let up until I agreed to check it out.
This amazing and dense philosophical treatise, by German philosopher Jean Gebser (1905-1973), draws upon the history of human art, music, architecture, philosophy, religion, and science to show that human consciousness has changed over time, and indeed is mutating or making transitions that reflect discrete jumps — true transformations into higher and higher dimensions of awareness.
Gebser’s ideas formed a philosophical foundation for the work of many modern thinkers like Ken Wilber, whose ideas I discuss at length in Active Consciousness. As both Gebser and Wilber point out, a particular level of awareness or consciousness continues until it becomes deficient to meet the needs of reality. Stress and chaos (perhaps like the kinds of things we are currently experiencing in the world) herald a shift into a new form of awareness. And with that shift also comes new forms of human creativity — art, literature, music, science.
Gebser also believed that these leaps are directly tied to spatial dimensional awareness. For example, he surmised that Egyptian and other early forms of painted art are two-dimensional (lacking the illusion of perspective, shadow, and other signals of three-dimensionality), not because these people lacked technique, but because their consciousness was similarly two-dimensional. It’s not that the Egyptian eyes were not physically seeing as we do, but that their consciousness and perception of their reality was in some ways more “flat”. Society was structured and fixed. Things were as they must be.
With the coming of the Enlightenment in the 1600s came artists like Vermeer and Rembrandt. They used light and shadow in dramatic ways to vividly capture three-dimensionality. And unlike much of previous art focused on religion or political figures and structures, they captured the adventures of everyday people in their quest for personal fulfillment and truth. Awareness had become three-dimensional. We understood ourselves as individuals with the freedom to affect our environment in any way physically possible.
But something began to change in the late 19th and early 20th century. A fourth dimension began to pop up in our awareness. At first it was color. Artists like van Gogh shocked their viewers when they painted things in colors, not as they appeared, but as the artists felt them. An extra dimension of energy and light also made itself visible using pointillism and other stylistic techniques. Inherent forms also became dominant, rather than realistic imagery. And then came Picasso.
I must admit, I never understood or enjoyed the later work of Picasso until I understood it as four-dimensional art. In one image, Picasso captured stylized aspects of the same subject as it moved over time. In other words, Picasso captured the fourth dimension of time. Alternatively, he captured multiple perspectives from different locations in space — even internal views of the subject were sometimes used. All of this is possible from a four-dimensional spatial viewpoint.
That takes us to even more current artists. I believe that many are now working beyond the idea of representing something. Instead, they are receiving their art. Their imagery is coming from some other source, some other wellspring of awareness.
My recent realization of this fact has made a tremendous difference for me in my own art. I am definitely an amateur, but I take up a brush now and then. Despite taking a class in modern art, I still could not get beyond trying to represent something. I could get as far as impressionism, capturing objects in different colors as I felt them, or drawing them in a more basic elemental form, but I just didn’t “get it.” But something has now changed for me. I have now realized that I just need to receive a painting. I don’t even have to know what I’m going to do when I stand before the canvas. All I have to do is enter a state in which I can receive information about what needs to be done.
Of course, all great artists from every era, no matter what their personal state of consciousness, create from a heightened state of the Now and receive their creation. As Michelangelo said of his sculpture of David, “‘Creating The David was easy – all I had to do was remove all that was not the David.” But even Michelangelo knew that his goal was to sculpt the David.
The image at the beginning of this article is one of my paintings currently in progress. It is the result of three steps of “receiving”. First I received a green background with textures. On my next day of painting, I received the idea of the black vortex. And on the third day, I saw images of creatures coming out of the painting, asking to be painted. My plan is to continue this process until I receive information that tells me that the painting is complete.
How liberating! I have learned to create art that is received from some inner space within — from the higher dimensional world of all possible forms and perspectives and even sources of information beyond my own mind or soul. It is literally the art of synchronicity. By entering the Now and trusting that whatever appears is there, not by coincidence, but with meaningfulness, a new creation is brought into physical form. Art, music, writing — even life itself! — can be created in the same way.
Is this the art of the fifth dimension?
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Homeopaths in the United States don’t often treat cancer patients, but homeopathy definitely has a role to play in cancer treatment. First of all, homeopathic remedies can be enormously helpful for alleviating the side effects of conventional cancer treatment, such as nausea and weakness. But homeopathy also has the potential to treat cancer itself.
Unfortunately, medical practice laws in the United States are designed to funnel cancer patients into allopathic cancer treatment. That means surgery, chemo, and radiation. Even MDs who want to develop or use alternative methods face severe penalties and threats if they venture off this beaten track. That is why so many people have to travel to Mexico or Europe to seek such treatment. The power of the American cancer industry is mighty indeed.
One need only learn about the experiences of Dr. Stanislaw Burzinski to understand this. Dr. Burzinski developed antineoplastons as a method of treatment for cancer that mimics the natural mechanisms of the human immune system. In contrast, chemo and radiation actually seriously damage a patient’s immune system along with the cancer. The success of antineoplastons has been remarkable, and in return, Dr. Burzinski has faced harassment and threats of imprisonment for years. He has recently won his battles with the government and is now allowed to treat patients at his clinic in Houston as part of his research activities. You can learn all about Dr. Burzinski via Mercola.com, including a full length movie about his stoy..
Given the experiences of conventional doctors who try to treat cancer in alternative ways, it is not surprising that most homeopaths in the United States prefer not to tackle cancer treatment in their practices. However, in India, where there is no legal coercion to use conventional treatment and where many people have no financial means to attempt conventional treatment anyway, homeopathic cancer treatment is very popular and often very successful.
As I have written before, India is really the center of gravity of the homeopathic world today, with an entire medical system devoted to it — medical schools and hospitals. There are many leading homeopathic doctors there known for their cancer treatment (as well as their treatment of other severe pathological diseases). They include such luminaries as:
These doctors have developed specific protocols and knowledge of specific remedies for targeting a wide variety of cancers. Naturally, there have also been many studies in India about the use of homeopathic remedies to treat cancer. Here are a few below. To view many more research studies on homeopathy, visit the excellent site, www.audesapere.in.
Two recent studies on the use of Psorinum as a cancer remedy:
- Psorinum therapy in treating stomach, gall bladder, pancreatic, and liver cancers: a prospective clinical study.
- A homeopathic approach to treat patients with advanced gallbladder, periampullary, and liver carcinomas: a report of 3 cases.
On the effect of remedies on cancer cells in vitro:
- Induction of apoptosis of tumor cells by some potentiated homeopathic drugs: implications on mechanism of action
Taking a lead from these kinds of results, there has even been a study of the use of homeopathic remedies for cancer at a leading American university. Moshe Frenkel, MD led a team of scientists at the University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center that studied the use of specific remedies used by Dr. Banerji for treating breast cancer — Carcinosin, Phytolacca, Conium and Thuja. Their in vitro studies showed that these remedies caused cell death (“apoptosis”) in breast cancer cell lines in the laboratory — and even better, did not kill normal cells! You can read all about Dr. Frenkel’s study in the February 2010 issue of the International Journal of Oncology (click on the link under “Publications” entitled “Effect of homeopathic remedies on breast cancer cells”).