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Response Ability #5: Expression

Often when the wind blows across the land, they carry with them seeds.  What is a seed? A seed is nothing more than an intention.  Look inside an acorn.  Do you find a little oak tree?  No.  What you find within an acorn is dust.  Yet, within that dust is the information and intention that, if in the right conditions, will produce the mighty oak.  In other words, what separates an acorn from a stone, is that the acorn has the ability to express physically a non-physical, or intelligent  intention.

In any body, organization, or situation, the ability to express physically a mental or emotional intention is necessary for it to be considered healthy.

If we look at the previous four Response Abilities, they are, in most cases, unconscious responses.  The processes of perception, adaptation, recovery, and evolution are in most cases automatic, subconscious processes of which most people are unaware.  By making a conscious effort to improve our health and increase our awareness through the exercises and tools I will share in the next three chapters, we can become more perceptive to the subtle and sublime, becoming more aware of, and even participatory, in these four Response Abilities.

The fifth Response Ability of expression is a more conscious process by which we express physically a mental intention.  The simplest example of this would be to wiggle your finger.  You create the desire in your mind to move your finger, you transform that desire into an intention, and you physically move your finger.  Other examples would be to run from danger, eat food when hungry, and pursue your inner urge to find a mate.

Once we embark upon this Clear Path to Healing, we may begin to experience the increased awareness of more subtle perceptions, and begin to control and manifest previously, otherwise unconscious activities.  As we learn, grow, and evolve through our life experience, we begin to act with conscious intention, rather than allowing ourselves to work on autopilot and unconscious direction.  For a simple example, we could allow ourselves to reach extreme levels of thirst, ingesting water only once our primal instinct kicks in and, in the behavior of a wild beast, run for the nearest stream or puddle and lap visciously at the succulent liquid.  Or, we may consciously decide to regularly drink 8 glasses of water each day, whether we are thirsty or not.  We could wait till we experience heart disease or diabetes before we give up our hot dogs, French fries and cigarettes, or we can choose to eat more fruit and vegetables on a daily basis now, preventing the crisis from occurring.

On a more subtle level, people have been known to slow their heart rate, control organ function, and adjust their own biochemistry through focused biofeedback and intense periods of meditation.  Whereas this ability has a wide range of possibilities, in order for us to achieve our optimum healing potential, this ability must be working at its optimum.  In order for us to act in such a manner as to maintain our health and achieve higher levels of healing and wellness, we must be capable of acting physically upon a mental intention.  If we do not, we move nowhere in life, existing merely as dreamers.   If we instead take our dreams and act upon them, we can experience Heaven on Earth and begin to create our own Garden of Eden, as we live and breath on this planet…in this lifetime.

We will explore the next Response Ability, Harmonious Interaction, in the next entry.

An excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com

 


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Response Ability #3: Recovery

The wind blows.  The reed bends into the wind.  Yet, what happens when the wind stops blowing?  The reed returns to its original position, standing strong, pointing up towards the sun.  It recovers.  If the wind was stronger than the reed’s ability to adapt and recover appropriately, the reed may break and remain in its bent position.  In order for the reed to maintain its health, it must be able to recover from the adaptation once the wind stops blowing.

So too must we recover from any adaptation we experience due to change, once the conditions return to normal.  Many of our adaptations are temporary changes to best survive the “passing storm.”  Using the fight or flight response as an example, once the danger passes, the blood pressure, pulse rate, and adrenaline levels must return to a resting state.  The digestive system must proceed with its vital activity and our dilated pupils must once again return to normal size.  In other words, the body must recover from the event.

Other factors of the body, such as temperature, pressure, and a multitude of chemical reactions, are in a continuous, never-ending balancing act.  For example, insulin is the hormone that controls the glucose, or blood sugar, level in our blood.  Ultimately, it is glucose that provides fuel for the body, especially the brain.  When we eat something that contains sugar or starch, insulin is released by the pancreas into the blood stream to remove any excess sugar from the blood and store it for later use.   Once the sugar level is within optimum levels, the insulin level in the blood is reduced.  If there is not enough sugar in the blood, a counter-hormone called glucagon is released that draws sugar from reserves and releases it into the blood stream to provide energy for the body.  This see-saw effect of insulin and glucagon is just one example of millions of such balancing acts that occur in the body.

What would happen, however, if once the blood sugar level reached its optimum level, the pancreas continued to release insulin.   By this lack of recovery, more sugar would be removed from the blood than was necessary producing a “condition” called hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. What if after an intense physical or emotional crisis, the necessary increase in blood pressure and adrenaline never returned to states of rest?  This lack of recovery would result in anxiety and hypertension or high blood pressure.   What if during a state of repair, the mechanism that holds the normal rate of cell division and reproduction in check, failed to do its job?  This lack of recovery would result in cancer.  As you can see, many of our long-term chronic illnesses are nothing more than a normal response to change, or adaptation, that never recovered once the change had passed.

When looking at the diseases, conditions, and illness that have been diagnosed by mankind, you will find that ALL of them are caused by either a failure to perceive change in the inner or outer environment, a failure to effectively adapt to the change, or a failure to recover once the change had passed.  This may be an overnight process or it can take many years, decades or even an entire lifetime.  All the circumstances, experiences and events that effect the body, mind and nervous system, may contribute to increased dysfunction and disease, if we do not respond appropriately to the experience.  This Cause of ALL Disease will be discussed at length in the next chapter.

When looking at any disease process, rarely is it caused by one thing.  There are often many physical, emotional, and mental factors that influence the body and contribute to our health and our disease.  On this Clear Path to Healing, we address health on all levels, to assist the body and mind to regain, improve, and develop its ability to perceive, adapt, and recover to change – its Response Ability.

This process of recovery is an effective mechanism to return the body back to its previous state before the adaptation took place, once a given change is no longer present in the environment.  What happens, however, if the environmental conditions do not return to normal and the change does not go away?  What if the wind continues to blow?  What if a new environment is created in which the adaptation must become permanent in order to survive?  In that case, recovery is not necessary, but evolution is.  We will explore this response ability in the next entry.

An excerpt from the book, A Clear Path to Healing, by Dr. Barry S. Weinberg

With Love and Appreciation,

Dr Barry

www.placeforhealing.com