The Wonders of the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

Like many people, I’ve witnessed some amazing events or been given incredible anecdotes suggesting a mind-body-spirit connection. What exactly is going on here?

I have seen somebody carry a 250-pound man on his back while he walked bare foot over a pathway laden with shards of broken glass. His feet were totally unscathed after the event.

When I was at university, my tutor studied psychosomatic affects on asthmatics. One day, one of his subjects was told of her father’s unexpected sudden death. Five minutes after hearing the bad news, she died of a massive asthma attack.

Some of the most extraordinary phenomenon I’ve ever come across was that from studies conducted on multiple personality disorder (MPD) patients. These are individuals who had gone through traumatic and painful experiences (usually from child abuse). They had considered the experiences to be too painful to bear. So in order to cope with the situations, they somehow chose to switch off from being their normal selves and take on a different personality to deal with things: What makes this unique is that one personality may have no memory of the existence of the other personality.

As life goes by for an MPD, an increasing number of these amnesically compartmentalized personalities can develop. Each personality with its unique trait develops usually to deal with the different traumatic and painful situations.

-Some of the things that have happened with these individuals are extraordinary. It could be said that their minds can affect their behaviour to such an extent that it defies the very nature of reality.

For examples, from studies, one MPD patient has been known to produce all the symptoms of type-2 diabetes. Then, when switching to another personality, become normal in blood glucose regulation.

Another MPD was known to have one personality that was belligerent in character, always making trouble and alcoholically intoxicated. However, he could quickly switch to a mild-mannered personality and become totally sober, completely unaffected by the drink.

Some MPD patients have been known to change eye colour during their different personalities…

It could be said that the mind-body-spirit connection has been shown from studies using the placebo effect: One group of subjects, not knowing that there was no medicine involved, only a sugar pill they had each taken, were then told that they would be made well. The outcome produced a significant number of subjects who got well. This contrasted with the other group who were actually told that the pill was only a sugar tablet: This group did not produce any significant results.

Why did the first group produce a significant number of well individuals, when both groups with the same ailment took exactly the same thing, an ineffective sugar pill? The subjects that got well from the first group demonstrated the power of the faith they had in this situation Yet another example of the mind-body-spirit connection.

Indeed, the mind-body-spirit connection covers a wide range of subjects. Whether it’s related to the bio-psychological model which entails thoughts, emotions, behaviours and social factors that affect health, or the more far-reaching such as out-of-body or near-death experiences, it clearly shows that there is a whole lot more to the nature of reality than what we currently understand and we would do well to learn more from.

Mind-Body-Spirit Wellness And The Search For Powerful New Health

The mind-body-spirit debate has developed into a well known researched fact over the past decade. While there has always been some amount of contribution given to the mindset of any patient, only recently has the concept of caring for the “entire self” become a common practice in today’s modern medicine and prevention programs. Mind-body-spirit wellness has reached new levels of inclusive factors for today’s health conscious individuals. Holistic health has finally reached acceptance in many offices of doctors and practitioners of medicine.

The power of caring for one’s entire body is really quite impressively powerful. Individuals who have opted for total mind-body-spirit wellness have been able to determine great levels of health and energy within their own framework by allowing their entire being into account. Studies on the power of the mind have shown some shocking results, the effects have been proven to be of course, mind-blowing.

Holistic health is essential in providing high quality total care for your self, your family, and your overall well being. Studies have proven that holistic health practices have dramatically reduced the number and frequency of illnesses related to common every day exposure. School children living in mind-body-spirit wellness focused homes miss less than half of the school days due to illness than that of their classmates still living in traditional Western medicine focused homes.

Accounts of real world individuals being able to provide testimony to the effects of holistic health practices on their daily lives are continuously increasing. Many individuals offer that the mind-body-spirit wellness approach to life has given them not only their physical health back, but their emotional health as well. For those who place more emphasis on the testimony of physicians and health care practitioners, there are an increasing number of offices that practice mind-body-spirit wellness as part of their routine care.

Holistic health and the mind-body-spirit wellness approach to life has also opened up a while new industry for the entrepreneurial spirit. Many manufacturers feel that it has been nothing short of a blessing to fully endorse their product without doubting the word of their advertisers. There is a vast and endless ocean of new and improved products which adhere to holistic health practices and principles which have emerged onto the market as of late, and for the most part, these products actually do what they say they are going to do. Of course, we wouldn’t be an enterprising society if a few unscrupulous manufacturers didn’t sneak in there for their piece of this multi billion dollar industry. Our culture responded appropriately by deeming specific authorities on the topic to be the final word in quality and effectiveness.

By developing institutes that focus completely on mind-body-spirit wellness and awareness, there has been a successful and remarkable overhaul in the basic integrity of holistic health materials and products. While of course there are still some scam factories out there, the vast majority of holistic health companies want to be part of this ever growing, popular, and health enhancing trend that is changing the lives and souls of everyone involved.

Holistic health products that are able to make claims of providing “miracle” results are generally not considered to be authentic products endorsed or even recognized by any authority of holistic health practices. Rather, while there have been case reports regarding “miraculous results” on an individual basis, the mind-body-spirit wellness community does not promote grand promises but instruction, focus, and of course, directives that help individuals enhance their mind-body-spirit connection. Very few products on the holistic health market today receive genuine endorsements or “approval” from these authorities. Those that do have not only been proven to deliver what they promise, but also meet a strict standard of what constitutes and actual holistic health product.

As the mind-body-spirit wellness and awareness movement grows and matures over the next few years, there is bound to be growth in numerous areas of product development. What has reached the market now can be considered to be some remarkable enhancements in the holistic health practice. In fact, there have been a few products which not only earn the endorsement of leading authorities, but actually are not expected to be able to be produced better than they are right now. This is a pretty bold statement considering that technology and education will never be static yet those few products out there that are being praised and sung by the leading authorities have literally taken the holistic health product market by storm.

Our society will most likely continue the never ending search for powerful new health remedies and holistic health products which enhance the mind-body-spirit wellness experience with great enthusiasm and vigor over the next ten years. After all, what is considered a relatively new phenomenon in this country has been considered to be tradition in other societies for centuries. There is a wealth of knowledge waiting for us to uncover as time goes by.

The mind-body-spirit wellness movement and the holistic health practices that are now finally being viewed as medical advancements will continue to offer our society a new way of looking at health, not to mention a vast assortment of new health treatments. This can only be considered to be good news for those who suffer from chronic conditions, serious health problems and illnesses, or the healthy who wish to remain that way.

The Mind – Body – Spirit Connection in the Medicine of Light

The work being done on light in theology as reflected in the Bible and Judaeo Christian tradition, philosophy, physics, medicine and near-death experiences is directing us to a revolutionary breakthrough in terms of a new model – a new approach to reality. Progress in all of these areas of human curiosity is being driven by brilliant and original insights into the very nature of the foundational stuff of the universe – light – an elusive, pervasive, something or someone!

This new approach to reality sees the Mind -Body – Spirit connection as an essential insight if we are to even begin to comprehend the inner and outer worlds that together reveal to us what exists – what is truly real.

After more than two decades of reading other’s works, my own experiences, and pondering, I came to the conclusion that it made sense to use the Mind – Body – Spirit connection as the basic framework for presenting the human experience of light in the Bible and Judaeo Christian tradition, philosophy, physics, medicine, and near-death experiences. Light is the ultimate stuff of all that exists as both a something and a someone, calling each of us into life.

If light is indeed the foundational, basic stuff of all that exists then it is easy to understand why light based medical technologies and medications are the most effective and the non-invasive form of medicine practiced in the early twenty-first century. They are utilizing the basic constituent element of the universe – light – in one or another of its many forms.

Long before I was involved in a serious study of the phenomenon of light, I recognized in myself an intense sensitivity to light in all its forms. From my recollection of the early years of my life, my sleep patterns have always been highly affected by light. Even if I had been sleeping for eight hours or so before the time of my rising, if the rising time was prior to natural daylight I found it very difficult to get out of bed and still do. As I am aging into my mid-seventies my body clock winds down sooner at the end of natural daylight but awakens as soon as natural daylight comes streaming into my bedroom window.

I have always wanted to be in natural daylight as much as possible during the day either outdoors, or if indoors, working by a window with abundant natural light. My career as a public school teacher, principal, and college professor found me maximizing natural light in my classrooms and requesting office space with abundant windows as sources of natural light. I seldom turned on the artificial lights, which were either incandescent or limited spectrum fluorescent, until forced to do so by natural darkness when my work schedule kept me there past the end of daylight. I have always felt good in the light. It has been a lifelong medicine for me.

In 1993, due to a persistent “lazy eye” condition in my right eye and the beginning deterioration in acuity of vision in my left eye, I sought a new phototherapy treatment recommended by my Optometrist, Dr. Earl Lizotte, who had been working in the field of Syntonic Optometry since the late 1980′s. It was during this treatment that I was told of the work of Dr. Jacob Liberman and made aware of his book, Light Medicine of the Future. Dr. Lizotte was also exploring the work of Arthur Zajonc on the history of light as described in Zajonc’s 1993 book, Catching the Light. Zajonc is a Professor of Physics at Amherst College and a specialist in Quantum Physics.

These two works filled in the missing pieces of my own study of light that had formally begun with my initial work on the writing of Pierre Teilhard deChardin in the mid 1970′s.

Teilhard de Chardin was a Jesuit priest, scientist, and philosopher, who along with Zajonc and other interdisciplinary synthesizers see science, theology, mysticism, religion, and ecology as fundamentally interrelated. Each of these areas reveals a different aspect of reality. Collectively they give us the most complete picture of reality we can attain.

With the addition of near-death studies, the scope of my study on light came to completion in 2006, however, my research on Light as a Someone and a something continues.

The Mind-Body-Spirit connection in the Medicine of Light originates and is confirmed in the work of synthesizers such as Arthur Zajonc and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. It is my basic approach to reality in this initial article on the Medicine of Light, and in a series of articles on specific applications of light based technologies, therapies, and medications.

Understanding Mind Body Spirit – The Trinity Explained

The mind is very active, and when it chooses to be separated and conflicting it can only perceive. It does desire to know, and chooses carefully out of uncertainty when it perceives. Even when we think about the process of our mind body spirit, we see it in a physical sense, often relating it to our brain, rather than our connection to the universe.

Mind body spirit is union while in this world, and You as the One whole Mind of God are the Trinity eternally.

God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are each a level in the whole Mind of God, the Trinity explained, and are the only levels capable of Unity.

The part of your mind that will hang onto perception can not separate itself from spirit, and will be joyfully bridged over to knowledge. Spirit is where the power to create abides, and the more it creates, the more mind body spirit perception will cross the bridge to knowledge. Knowledge will increase.

It is the total, undeniable truth that you are. This is not perceived by us; but it is known.

It is important to respect the laws that rule the physical universe as a reflection of Who we are beyond the material world, spirit and soul, if you will. I mean that violation of these laws threatens our mind body spirit survival.

Internally– meaning within our true essence, or spirit and soul, that inner altar where we abide– is the universe that supports our survival as well, both emotionally and psychologically. The internal equivalent to oxygen is love, which comes from our spirit

The universe I talk about here does not entail the stars, moon, and the galaxies we gaze at on a beautiful night.

The universe I speak of here is literally meant to mean “all that is real.” Of course externally, the physical universe we can see does support our physical existence.

All things made by the separation are in conflict, because they are meaningless to each other. Their only function is for themselves. In the Trinity explained, Spirit has no conflicting degrees that are either measured or translated.

Perception needs translation and transcending, but knowledge does not.

It becomes in the service of spirit, where perception is changed. This will produce gradual overriding of perception by knowledge, when truth is tapped into. When truth and knowledge are one you will know this as spirit, or many like to say, spirit and soul, and more clearly understand the Trinity explained.

Often we try to ask our human thinking for the Trinity explained, but as we humans are we get caught up in misperceived notions. Because it brings your mind body spirit into areas of uncertainty, perception in general always involves some misuse of your mind. Otherwise it wouldn’t be perception.

When truth and knowledge are one you will know this as spirit, or many like to say, spirit and soul, and more clearly understand the Trinity explained.

The part of your mind that will hang onto perception can not separate itself from spirit, and will be joyfully bridged over to knowledge. Spirit is where the power to create abides, and the more it creates, the more mind body spirit perception will cross the bridge to knowledge.

Photosynthesis in plants and plankton in the ocean produce oxygen that we need in order to breathe.

The function of perception is to interpret. This permits you to misinterpret your body as who you truly are, in an attempt to escape from the conflict you made.

Perception in general always involves some misuse of your mind because it brings your mind body spirit into areas of uncertainty. Even when we think about the process of our mind body spirit, we see it in a physical sense, often relating it to our brain, rather than our connection to the universe.

They are discovered through spirit and soul. They are not dependent on our body or spirit. Spirit is merely one with these laws, and when understood, the Trinity explained.

The laws of the universe merely describe the way things truly are. The laws were not invented by man.

What these egos might perceive as an attack from knowledge is that knowledge can not lose; but the attacker is really perception in conflict. Your mind will return to its proper function, leaving behind all your subordinate functions the ego– which is all about the body, made, only when it wills to know.