First, I must be careful that when I tell you that you create your body, your life events, your environment and especially your health through your beliefs, I must stress that any remedies for particular situations only work to the extent and conviction of your beliefs. A strong belief in something will bring it about rapidly, but a strong countering belief may negate some of the effect, so there are countless interactions affecting beliefs and complicating matters and so it is hard to put all of your eggs in one basket, so to speak.
For example, lets say that you have always believed in the integrity of the human body and its inherent ability to heal itself and you have never had to deal with illness. You have then built up a psychic immunity to disease and illness just as assuredly as if you had been inoculated in a doctors office, and in truth, your mental inoculation would be more reliable because it would not carry within it the minute portions of the disease itself that is administered in your physical inoculations. This kind of trusting in the human body is the natural way of healing, the administering of inoculation, potions, pills and the removal of bodily organs is not the natural way that the body rids itself of illness, but it is the method that has evolved over the past years, until today, you cannot imagine living without taking a pill in the morning to insure your survival for the day.
You even now, take pills and potions to ward off illness just as in old tales, you needed wolfbane to ward of vampires. You have been convinced that the “safe” way to live is to use preventive medicine, ingesting all sorts of things to prevent disease or illness which the body is sure to succumb to without these aids. The rule of thumb is that it’s easier to ward off illness in advance rather than trust the body to protect itself. When you practice “preventive medicine”, you are in essence, betting that left alone, your body will get sick. Your doctors and your present medical system is in some ways more primitive than it was hundreds of years ago. No witch doctor or shaman would ever suggest amputating both of a woman’s breasts simply because her mother had a problem with her breast, yet you have been convinced that this kind of preventive medicine is helpful.
This kind of thinking is short sighted to say the least, and it would not be untrue to say that what you fear will follow you wherever you go. What you are really doing without thinking about it is betting that you will get sick and fall prey to those lethal little bacteria and viruses that are everywhere just waiting to attack. Why, it’s a veritable world of perils and dangers just taking a breath of fresh air. You are wagering that your body, left alone cannot be healthy without assistance from drugs and the drug companies love it. You advise children, senior citizens and even the general public to be inoculated so you don’t catch the flu in winter.
You have learned to depend on doctors for their learned opinions about health, but you are asking someone who specializes in “sickness” and believing in “illness” to educate you about your health. Doctors will be more likely to remove an organ to keep you from getting cancer, than to try and understand the underlying psychological reasons behind the real reason the problem manifests in the body in the first place. I know this analogy is a bit far fetched, but it is similar to trusting Bernard Madoff to protect your funds. If you want protection against illness, why not, instead of watching Oprah consult with her cadre of doctors, psychologists, gurus and other people who know about sickness, do a study of people who don’t get sick? You will learn more from one well person than a room full of doctors and sick people, after all, they have only proven that they know how to be sick and in truth doctors and sick people have formed a co-dependent relationship of the first order. One depends on the other for their respective needs. Sick people need their doctors and doctors need their sick people. They co-dependent each other and fulfill each others emotional, financial and psychological needs.
In a very real way, you are conditioned in your beliefs in illness by your radio advertisements for pills and potions, beautifully categorizing in the most minute detail, symptoms of sickness and illness that you then begin to believe in. The belief in the illness comes first and then the illness follows. I do not want to get into causes of illness here as we have discussed it before and will again, but I did want to point out that just as you are conditioned to believe in a certain illness, you are also conditioned to believe in the currently held view on aging. When I use the word conditioned, I mean in no uncertain terms, hypnotized, memorized by repetitive messages you constantly receive, delivered by your radio, television, computer and other mass media. It is even worse when you have a radio playing in the background at work, or when working around the home, because then, these messages have an almost subliminal effect, bypassing your conscious attention and are then accepted into your belief system almost by osmosis.
You are conditioned by your radio and television advertisements, which bombard you with repetitive messages every five to ten minutes. Some of the most dangerous of the messages are the “public service” health announcements about the necessity of regularly checking yourself for signs of cancer or other diseases that you are bound to get if you don’t practice preventative medicine. I won’t dwell on this other than to say, you always “get what you concentrate on” and what you expect. I want to emphasize, preventative medicine creates more illness than it prevents, and generally speaking, the more you search your body for a specific illness, the more likely your body will answer the call, and give you what you are looking for.
I do want to get into how this same thing applies to aging. Public service announcements broadcast on your radio and television stations are especially dangerous for two reasons. The first reason is that since they are “non-profit” they receive much more “air time” than paid advertising. The other reason is that people tend to believe in the veracity of public announcements, but unfortunately public service announcements have no more claim to real truths than any other form of advertising. The advertising world has latched on to what they consider a lucrative, captive market of a pre conditioned belief system of an entire generation that has been hypnotized into believing that they must grow older in the most humiliating of ways. They have been taught to expect degradation of the body, diminishing of the intellect, and the inevitable decline of their abilities until their final days, confined to wheel chairs in rest homes, subsisting on hundreds of pills a day (which they have been thoroughly convinced that they cannot live without), life reduced to a sterile existence stareing at the walls, waiting for the final exit.
Without going into the underlying reasons for aging (See my article ” Why Do We Get Old & Die”), I will just say that physical matter simply doesn’t age. In your system, you are confronted with evidence to the contrary all of the time, but that is a lack of ability to follow the coming and going of atomic structure. Atoms create and fill in form instantaneously, and depart almost simultaneously, too fast for any of your instruments, let alone your consciousness to follow, and are then immediately replaced by new atoms. The table you see, the human body, yes, even yours is always in a state of coming and going. On other levels, every cell in your body has been replaced every seven years, so in essence, every seven years you are an entirely new person, but retain your identity and past memories. In a most basic way, your physical form exists as a series of reproductions filling in a more or less permanent pattern created by you at birth.
The reason I point this out is that there is no built in, inherent reason that the body should become weak and frail, succumb to Alzheimers, Dementia, broken hips, and other infirmities associated with the aging process. I repeat; “MATTER DOES NOT AGE” it is just not one of the characteristics of matter. The energy behind matter begins to fade, so those reproductions that I mentioned before, become less distinct as the entity/soul begins to withhold its energy and begins a process of withdrawal from it’s earthly experience in this particular life.
There is an abundance of evidence of other civilizations where the people were and some that still are healthy and vibrant up until the day of their death. They do not experience the debilitating effects of the aging process that your does today. American Indians, the Aboriginal Tribes in Australia and other indigenous peoples aged quite naturally and were healthy and productive until their death. How many Australian Aborigines due you imagine were tooling around the outback in wheel chairs when they were in advance years? All together? None.
When these peoples are introduced to the modern world, their natural immunity to premature aging begins to fade as they learn about and accept modern belief systems. Doctors take the place of witch doctors, pills take the place of chicken bones as natives did incantations while seated around an open fire, and often the results were better than modern medicine, which in a way, also works its wonders by changing the beliefs of the patient. Placebos come in all forms, and in a strange way, your life revolves around a “placebo like” system of beliefs, in that what you believe will work, will usually work and visa versa.
If what I say is true, the you can easily see how the steady, non relenting barrage of advertising by drug companies and doctors stating that if you are over fifty, you will certainly need Centrum Silver vitamins, concocted especially for seniors, as if you are over fifty, you are some sort of alien being. You even have your own organization (AARP) hawking insurance and other products especially for “Senior Citizens”, and of course, there are “Depends” for those seniors who have incontinence problems. The public service announcements, do their bit to convince you that you will get old and frail and need all sorts of special products to keep you functioning and these repetitive announcements and ads amount to a very real method of hypnosis. You are told that you eyesight will surely fail after age forty and you will need laser surgery to be able to see. Your hearing will fail, you will need hearing aids, oh, and by the way, around this time, you will also need to put in a wheel chair or a “HoverRound” and warehoused in a “Rest Home” for seniors to do crafts for the rest of your life.
You get the symptoms of “Aging” because you expect certain things to happen to your body after a certain age and you have accepted a belief system built on the idea of a steadily deteriorating body and bodily functions with the accumulation of years, reinforced by your contemporaries that have something to gain from strengthening this belief system. The human body was never meant to age in this way, but it is what your belief system has accepted as its current reality, but it can be changed.
Here is what you need to do to make beneficial changes in your health into your maturity. Some of my suggestions may sound silly, but many of you will recognize the deeper truths in what I am saying here, and I will offer you some proofs of what I say.
Immediately turn off all radio and TV ads having to do using the word “Seniors”, ignore any and all ads by doctors and drug companies that are selling products like “Incontinence Products, Eye Surgery, Special Vitamins for Seniors, Hearing Aids, Wheel Chairs, Rest Homes, etc.” Turn off repetitive Public Service announcements telling you to check yourself for disease, illness, and other maladies, and remember that what you look for long enough, you will find.
Now, here’s the proof of which I spoke, and I know what I say because I did it.
If you need to wear reading glasses, it again is because you have been taught to believe that at a certain age your eyes will begin to fail and indeed they will follow this belief. What happens is that the first time you have trouble reading, you assume this is happening to you because of age and you rush out a buy a pair of reading glasses. Your eyes, then become used to the help the magnifying lenses offer and the muscles once used to read, go dormant. After a while the reading glasses that you bought, will become ineffective and you have to go back and buy another pair with stronger magnification. These will also work well for a while, until the same thing happens again, and you realize you are on a treadmill, a downward spiral of your eyesight.
What is really happening is that the reading glasses are acting as a crutch for the muscles of your eyes and as long as you keep on this track, the eye muscles will keep weakening and you will keep needing increasing magnification to see.
This all started because of a belief in the failing body, but here is how you can change it permanently and you will never need glassses again.
Go to the nearest pharmacy and try out new reading glasses. Find the best strength that are perfect for reading for your eyesight as it is. BUY THE NEXT LOWER STRENGTH GLASSES. If you can read well with the 250 strength, buy the 225 strength glasses.
Buy or go to the library and get a few good books to read. Begin reading using the lesser strength glasses. At first it will be difficult to read, the print will be blurred, your eyes will water, they will sometimes actually hurt, after all you are forcing them to use muscles that have atrophied to some extent, and for the first time in maybe years, they realize they are now being called on to do what they were intended to do.
Don’t give up, keep reading until everything begins to come into focus. Your eyes will adapt, the muscles will get stronger and before long (probably about two weeks), you will begin to read perfectly with the lower strength glasses that you bought.
Do the same thing again, but this time buying the 200 strength glasses. Throw away the old 225 strength glasses, you will never need them again. Once again begin reading as much as possible, the more you read, the quicker your eyes will adapt to the new lower strength glasses. Once again using the new lower strength glasses, the print will be blurred at first, your eyes will once again water and hurt. Rub them often, then read on. This is nothing more than calisthenics for the eye muscles and books are the weights and stationary bikes.