The Power: Healing
How does Eternism explain health and healing?
Interestingly, to prevent and cure diseases, humans have been listening to both the leader and to the hierarchy of their Eternons, to their soul and to their cells. Thus, throughout history, two healing systems have developed, separated by their philosophies and traditions.
One, traditional and predominantly Oriental, is holistic: it regards the organism as a whole. Diseases are disturbed vital energies that need to flow properly. Therapists, treatments, and remedies serve to stimulate natural healing powers.
The other, modern and predominantly Occidental, is reductionist: it looks at the body in term of its parts. Diseases are molecular disorders that need to be corrected. Physicians, surgeons, and drugs serve here to rectify failed biological functions.
With such opposite views, healing has become the ground for a absurd contest "Mind versus Body." Conventional practitioners discard what they see as unreliable folk or faith healing. Defenders of alternative methods condemn the shortcomings of dehumanized therapies. Meanwhile, patients are pressured to take a side when it is obvious that none is entirely correct. Eternism, in its rational approach, sustains the following:
|How can Eternism allow us to better understand holistic or New Age health methods?||There are today a variety of
unconventional therapies. They are popular because they are personal, addressing the sick
person rather than the sickness. They all attempt to control the forces that animate the
body, whether these forces are thought of as Hindu prana, Chinese chi,
Japanese ki, or Western bio-energies.
Many have been around for thousands of years: they are "Old Time" rather than "New Age." More to the point, these therapies, which may be grouped according to their working principle, agree with what Eternism says about our organism.
Principle one: the organism is stimulated to restore natural energetic processes (because our well-being is contingent upon the delicate balance of our Eternons).
Principle two: the patient, alone or with a practitioner, explores the inner self (because coming closer to our Leading Eternon dramatically improves our harmony).
Principle three: the organism interacts with selected substances and particles (because the Eternons which surround and join us, constantly affects our own ones).
New Age therapies are often linked to placebos. How does Eternism explains this?
|Patients given placebos actually
receive substances containing no medicine. Yet, many of these patients report positive
effects. The placebo effect is not limited to the ingestion of fake substances. In
one set of cases, gravely ill patients were submitted to surgery. After opening their
chest, the surgeons realized that nothing could be done for them. The incisions were
closed without further intervention, but the patients were not told of their terminal
condition. Some, convinced that they had been through a successful surgery, enjoyed a
prompt and total recuperation.
Faith in their healing power is what makes placebos effective. Thus, placebos corroborate the Eternist position that consciousness always induces physiological responses.
Can we conclude that alternative healing are only placebo effects?
|Absolutely not. Let us consider
for instance the controversial homeopathic therapy.
Homeopathy, like immunization, teaches the body to react to simulations of an ailment. Homeopathic drugs are derived from rather common substances. What is quite intriguing, though, is the way they are prepared.
The quantity of active substance is so diluted during fabrication that it may reach a point where it does not possibly contain any of the molecules used at the beginning. In the view of conventional science, a drug produces an effect because its molecules react with those of the sick person. If the preparation does not contain any molecule of the proposed healing substance, it has no effect.
Homeopathic drugs do work, however. Claims that they act only as placebos are confounded by their success with animals and young infants, patients who can hardly be accused of wishful thinking.
Experiments with allergies have validated the principles of homeopathy. Immunologists have been dumbfounded when they observed that solutions diluted to the extreme could trigger full blown allergic reactions. Because not a single active molecule was present, the water used for the solution had to be the active agent. Researchers were forced to admit that this water had a sort of "memory." During preparation, it had "learned"a mysterious know-how from the active substance it had been in contact with.
Eternism offers the proper explanation for these phenomena: the healing power of a substance is to be found far deeper than in its molecules and atoms: it resides in the energy field of its Eternons. In a homeopathic or allergenic solution, the Eternons of the solvent and those of the active substance combine their energies. Whatever the degree of dilution, these combined energies never vanish and some active power remains in the preparation.
Can we hope one day to have a single "physio-spiritual" medicine?
|Recent and dramatic discoveries in
molecular and cellular biology are forcing scientists to confront crucial aspects of life.
For example, how interactions among the simplest elements of an organism affect its higher
unity, and how, in turn, this higher unity affects the simplest elements.
For Eternism, it is evident: Eternon intelligence connects all levels in the hierarchy of the organism.
If researchers want to verify this, they have to welcome into their laboratories a subject they usually leave at the door: consciousness.
Hopefully, they are starting to do just that. Medical care in the twenty-first century will encompass all aspects of life. It will blend the best of conventional and alternative healing. It will take body and mind for what they are: the two facets of the same Eternons.
Meanwhile, how can we use Eternism to improve our health?
|Our organism is not an impersonal
aggregate of bones, flesh, and blood. It is a living community; our living
community. Its members, our Eternons, are conscious entities. We should treat them
If we have a simple ache, we may visualize the Eternons responsible for it. It does not matter if we create ingenuous mental images. What counts is that we concentrate on those Eternons involved in our suffering. These Eternons are confused and do not perform as they ought to. We must send them positive energywhich is nothing else but higher Eternonsand, gently but firmly, request that the situation be made well.
If we are recovering from a trauma or are suffering from a serious illness, we should enfold all the Eternons of our ailing body into our spiritual sympathy and love. These Eternons are like people after an earthquake. They are busy soothing and repairing, carrying medication, providing food and material. We must mentally assist and encourage them.
As for psychological suffering, it is fundamentally no different from physical suffering. Sorrow and depression are calls from Eternons in need of assistance, just as those of a broken leg. Evidently, when we have a broken leg, our brain remains fit to send positive waves to our limb. Whereas, when we have a broken heart, our mind may be too distraught to properly function. So, just as a cast is indicated to help a fractured leg, a medication of external Eternons may be needed to help our thoughts.
At any rate, a feeling of solidarity with our Eternons must transform the way we look at our body. Tyrannical rulers unconcerned with the well-being of their subjects, never live truly rewarding lives. In our case, body Eternons are much better than our subjects: they are our companions. For the brief time that we all journey together, we must provide them not only with resolute guidance, but also with unfailing love.
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