|Posted on March 8, 2012 at 8:10 AM|
The Physical Body
The Physical Body provides an experience of complete separation, which is unavailable in any
other body. This experience of separation clarifies persona lcharacter and the essence of
individuality. The Physical Body also provides stability, a solid foundation for all the other
bodies. The Physical Body also assists in the crystallization of consciousness - any lessons
learned while in a Physical Body, any experiences processed through it, become clearly
defined and permanent consciousness as result of the Physical Body's separative and
stabilizing influence. This is why the Physical Body is so valuable in ourgrowth process.
Range of Consciousness:
The five physical sensory organs giving perceptions of sight, sound, touch,taste, and smell
limited to solid, liquid, and gaseous matter - painful and not painful. The five physical organs of
action: hands (grasping, etc.), feet(motion), digestive system (eating and excreting), throat
(speaking), and genitals (sex and reproduction).
THE PHYSICAL BRAIN IS NOT A SOURCE OF EXPERIENCE , while areas of the brain are
associated with different consciousness functions, many neuroscientists do admit that they
cannot locate emotions, mind, and soul in the brain. Nor can they fully explain the human
psyche with neuroanatomy.
THE PHYSICAL BRAIN IS A RELAY STATION, translating emotional, mental, and spiritual
events and information into neuro-electro chemical events and information.
NEUROCHEMICALS AND ASSOCIATED BRAIN PROCESSES ARE SIMPLY CHANNEL SELECTORS FOR VARIOUS STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
All states of consciousness exist independent of the physical body. This relay station works in
both directions: spiritual, mental, or emotional states trigger neuro-electrochemical events in
the brain (physical consciousness) and neurochemical stimulation (for example through drugs)
open access to specific states of emotion, thought, or spiritual awareness.
The Physical Body is composed of the energy states of solids, liquids, and gases and is
dependent upon the Etheric Body for its vitality, life, organization, and many processes that
result in health.
Looking at a person from a purely energetic viewpoint, the physical or dense body has little
significance. A yogi or sage, for example, would not be interested in a Physical Body condition
just a person's emotional and spiritual make-up. To therest of us, it is the body that is treated
using physical therapy,manipulation, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Most importantly, the
body shows us the signs and symptoms of energy imbalance when tested.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a practitioner discovers bodily imbalance through tests
such as pulse diagnosis, hara abdominal diagnosis, tsing point diagnosis, iris diagnosis, or
Listening Post analysis.
Symptoms are golden pearis ofinformation that are used to identify the cause of the disease (dis-ease), andthey show us how steps can be taken to treat the patient.
It is my opinion thatmost of our ills are caused by imbalance in our Emotional Bodies, and thesymptoms of disease are merely housed in the Physical Body.
If the chakra points are used, acupuncture affects the subtle bodies, thus treating theetiology of
the condition, making acupuncture an equally viable treatment toother traditional Western
Thereis a profound evolutionary shift that is taking place in the world that can beseen in the
growing recognition of the fundamental role that energy plays inhealing (Benor,
The grandfather of this revolution of energy healing in the West is Dr. Robert Becker.
In the early 1980s, he was one of the first scientists to measure the “current of
injury” associated with healing wounds and bone fractures. In his early research on the
healingand regeneration of salamanders, Becker (1985) showed that the control system
thatstarted, regulated, and stopped healing was electrical.
Becker’swork built upon the work of other scientists, such as Harold Burr, a Yale
Schoolof Medicine neuroanatomist who measured the electrical field around an
unfertilizedsalamander and put forth research that physical illness is preceded by
changesin an organism’s electromagnetic field (Burr & Northrup, 1935). Scientist Owen
Frazee reported in 1909 that passing electrical currents through water containing young
salamanders speeded up the regeneration of amputated limbs (as cited in Becker, 1985, p.
Since that time, there have been numerous well-researched studies showing the
efficacyof various forms of energy in healing.Some have described this paradigm shift
as arevolution, signaling a move from a Newtonian to an Einsteinian medicine model.
FromEinstein’s insights about how energy is a key to opening the mysteries of the
universe,and the physical sciences developing that idea further, we are now on the edge
ofharnessing those mysteries in the arena of medicine and healing. As paraphrased from Gerber.
Newtonian hinkers see the human body as a series of intricate chemical
systems powering a structure of nerve, muscle, flesh, and bones. The
physical body is viewed as a supreme mechanism, intricate physical
clock work down to the very cellular structure. Einsteinian Medicine sees
human beings as networks of complex energy fields that interface with
physical/cellular systems. There is a hierarchy of subtle energetic systems
thatcoordinate electrophysiological, hormonal, and cellular structure of
thephysical body. It is from these subtle levels that health and illness
originate.These unique energy systems are powerfully affected by
emotions,spiritual balance, nutrition, and environment. They influence cellular patterns of growth.
Thisenergy-related revolution is affecting a wide variety of disciplines, including
physics,biology (Pert, 1997; Lipton, 2005), and medicine, and should no longer be
consideredfringe science—it is now thought to be mainstream. Western knowledge of
energyin the human organism has come a long way from believing that nerves are the
onlypart of the body that contain electricity. We now know that the body emits abroad
spectrumof electromagnetic and acoustic radiation that has been measured by magnetic
resonanceimaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG),
electrocardiogram(EKG),electromylogram (EMG), thermography, and ultrasound.
These instrumentsare used to monitor and diagnose diseases.
Behindthe everyday use of instruments to measure energies lies a once-in-an-era
changein the very foundation of science. It was Dr. Lipton (2005), cell biologist and
authorof The Biology of Belief, who wrote that the pyramid of science ischanging. With
thisshift at the bottom of the pyramid showing physics changing from a Newtonian
mechanisticview to one of quantum mechanics, energy and energy fields have come to
theforefront of importance. Lipton says that once the bottom of the pyramid ofscience in
physics shifts, all of the levels—chemistry, biology, andpsychology—need to shift as
AlthoughWestern medicine uses instruments, such as the EEG, to read energy
fields,it has not taken the next step in understanding the role energy plays in otherways,
according to Dr. Lipton. He shows how animals, from single cells tohumans, convert
environmental stimuli into physiological and behavioralresponses. Dr. Lipton says that scientific
research has revealed that “everyfacet of biological regulation is profoundly impacted by the
‘invisible forces’of the electromagnetic spectrum … electromagnetic radiation regulates DNA,
RNAand protein synthesis, alters protein shape and function, and controls generegulation, cell
division, cell differentiation, morphogenesis [the process bywhich cells assemble into organs
and tissues] hormone secretion, nerve growthand function.…” Dr. Lipton laments that “though
these research studies havebeenpublished in some of the most respected mainstream
biomedical journals, their revolutionaryfindings have not been incorporated into our medical
school curriculum” (Lipton2005, as cited by Feinstein & Eden, 2006b). Most important for this
book,Dr. Lipton speaks about the implications of this for the field of psychologyand shows
howthe newly identified cellular mechanisms include master switchesthrough which our
thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs create the conditions of ourbody and of our place in the world.
From Energy Psychology by MichaelMayer