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.

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.

Proper Nutrition and Good Health With Mineral Supplements

The value of getting an adequate amount of minerals to our body to maintain our overall health cannot be stressed enough. Having enough mineral levels in our body provides a wide variety of health benefits while having mineral deficiencies results to a wide variety of conditions including death in severe cases. Minerals take part in nerve transmission, muscle contraction, cell permeability, tissue structure, blood formation, acid-base balance, fluid regulation, blood pressure control, protein metabolism and energy production. With the decrease of mineral levels on the food we eat and increase on pollutions and vices now more than ever we need supplements.

Minerals are key components of our body it is a major factor on maintaining good health and preventing various health problems. What most people don’t understand is that minerals have an effect on almost every capability in our body we need them for all chemical process that goes on inside us. Minerals offer a great number of health benefits to our body which it needs to ensure optimal health.

Minerals are inorganic nutrients, which mean that the body cannot make them. Instead, they can only be supplied to the body through selection of foods such as:

Meat, cereals
Fish
Milk and dairy foods
Vegetables
Fruit (especially dried fruit)
Nuts
As well as through mineral supplements.

Health Supplements that our body needs

Mineral Deficiency occurs when there is lack or low levels of minerals which are important for our bodies growth and health and fitness. The most significant minerals that our body needs are calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc without the proper amount of these minerals our body will have difficulty performing its daily functions.

Examples on how mineral supplements will be able to help you with.

The human body needs Calcium more than any other mineral this is because of the many important functions performed by Calcium in the human body. Calcium supplements will help work the hormones and glands better, prevent you from being overweight and keep your blood pressure in check.

Potassium is the major positive ion (cation) found inside of cells. Potassium Deficiency (Hypokalemia) is commonly caused by inadequate potassium intake and heavy fluid losses that “flush” potassium out of the body. Feeling fatigued, rhythm disturbances and palpitations of the heart and problems in digesting are just one of the most common symptoms. Potassium Mineral Supplements will help your body regain or raise the potassium level in your body.

Magnesium is a mineral substance in our body that contributes in absorption of calcium and building healthy bones and teeth. People suffering from osteoporosis are instructed by health experts to increase the magnesium levels in their body by eating foods with magnesium content and by taking mineral supplements to increase it.

Men needs to increase their zinc levels more than women, due to the very high concentration of zinc in sperm their zinc levels are depleted every time they have sex.

With busy work life and tempting fast foods it’s hard to keep up with what our body needs this is why more and more people are taking supplements to meet the daily required amounts of minerals in their body. Again I would urge you to consult with a doctor and/or a dietitian before proceeding to taking mineral supplements over dosage can create a lot more health problems for you and this is more common than you think, so know your proper dosage and find out what mineral supplements your body needs.