"Calmness or concord is a pure side of the thoughts." – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, January 2000
Once I consider the time period 'religious' together with medication or therapeutic, it brings forth divergent pictures. One is the evangelist preacher, gasping on every breath as he talks in regards to the therapeutic spirit of God, palming the brow of his collapsing follower. One other is the tribal shamanic healer, adorned as an animal, chanting and gyrating round his 'consumer'. Alternately, I consider the therapeutic group meditating or praying for a beloved member or a stranger on the opposite facet of the world, or a silent healer, eyes closed, holding her fingers over the troubled particular person.
Whether or not we consider a selected type of religious medication works or not, the time period is usually used to explain the evocation of a power exterior to the struggling individual that enters them in an typically mysterious trend to create a change. It’s typically attributed to a delicate vitality, reworked from one individual to a different or from a better energy (God) to the individual to be healed.
One other understanding of religious therapeutic exists, nevertheless, one by which the therapeutic power doesn’t come up from the surface however as an alternative is the upwelling of the knowledge or spirit of the physique itself, restoring capabilities to areas that had been dysfunctional. The physique 'knew' tips on how to work accurately as soon as so is that information now misplaced?
If there may be an interior spirit, an interior knowledge, for every physique half, organ, gland and the skills or capabilities of these elements, how does it get misplaced or subverted into illness? To grasp one mechanism no less than, we have to have a look at studying .
Spirit turns into a useful life by means of studying
Each dwelling organism, from a single celled organism to an insect or a human, has one thing in widespread, all of them LEARN.
Even the very beating of the center is studying, handed down genetically. All operate, whether or not it’s the secretion of a hormone or a fancy act like cooking breakfast, is formatted by studying. Studying is the mechanism the knowledge of the physique makes use of to work together with the complexity of life. Studying could also be known as the means life makes use of to precise itself.
In fact, this studying shouldn’t be from books; it’s picked up robotically, on-the-fly. It’s the outcome making unaccounted numbers of tiny selections at each second, and organizing these selections into an automated habits that’s then repeated and utilized to future conditions, with none resolution when wanted.
From the easy act of cooking breakfast we are able to see many examples of the complexity of studying. The sensation of starvation, as an example, and its interpretation is the sum whole of all of the occasions previously that you simply had been hungry, what meals you want or don’t like, what you realized rising up about satisfaction of wants, what you’ve got come to consider pretty much as good meals, all of that’s studying. The muscular tissues used for cooking, postures of standing and utilizing a spatula, when and the way your abdomen churns, the quantity of acid your abdomen produces, the timing and quantity insulin that your pancreas makes in anticipation of the approaching meal … it's all studying .
However whereas studying is the important thing to the very survival of an organism because it adapts to its atmosphere, it has a darkish facet, a manner by which it completely hinders the spirit and knowledge of the physique and thoughts.
How does an organism designed to precise spirit and knowledge get sick?
The issue (ignoring, for now, all of the poisonous chemical substances, heavy metals and pathogenic organizations we’re uncovered to from conception onwards) is that whereas the nervous system simply and robotically accumulates studying, it doesn’t robotically neglect it. That is notably true of studying that comes as the results of stress or trauma. As part of our inherent knowledge, we create patterns that could be used over and over, and to (unconsciously) arrange expectation that these conditions will occur once more. That is additionally known as conditioning.
One of many odd issues about conditioning is that, even when the habits we realized was not essentially the very best one, we nonetheless repeat it. What number of occasions do we discover ourselves dwelling out the definition of madness – doing the identical factor again and again and hoping for a distinct outcome? It takes directed vitality and infrequently nice braveness and willpower to combat this repetition syndrome , even after we are making an attempt to alter a identified acutely aware habits.
When it’s the very operate of the physique that has realized, the resultant adaptive postures have an effect on muscular tissues, joints, organs and hormones. Each habits, operate or motion our our bodies enact can get locked into lower than optimum applications, and these varied applications could battle with different applications, placing one a part of us in cross functions with others. It’s like what occurs while you open lots of applications in your pc, they start to battle, to eat up reminiscence, and your pc will get 'sick'.
The treatment? Reboot.
Rebooting your pc restores the underlying appropriate operate of its working system, restoring its important spirit or knowledge, we could say, by eliminating extraneous outdated reminiscence allocations that interfereed with one another.
Wouldn’t or not it’s nice if we may reboot ourselves, eliminating the training which is now not adaptive, eliminating reminiscences that are interfering with the right operate of the physique and thoughts, and restore management to the unique knowledge and spirit of the physique and thoughts ?
This characteristic shouldn’t be an add-on that you would be able to to buy at Circuit Metropolis or Finest Purchase. It’s not on the market at any value.
Moderately, it comes, manufacturing facility put in, constructed proper into our brains!
Spirit meets science within the mind
In 1999 an incredible discovery was made about the way in which our brains actually work. After we activate a reminiscence, the reminiscence is sort of a e-book taken off the shelf; if it’s not put again it might be misplaced, perpetually. If that reminiscence occurs to be an affiliation that causes concern or self-judgment, or a reminiscence of altered muscle operate and ache that follows an harm, we could need to take away the e-book from the library altogether. Whether it is maladaptive studying that has altered the operate of our hormonal system, or disturbed organ or endocrine operate, effectively, convey on the bookburners!
How can we reboot the nervous system to eradicate outdated, maladaptive reminiscence? If activation of a reminiscence is adopted by sure inputs or remedies to the physique, the reminiscence won’t be saved once more. As soon as eradicated, appropriate regular operate, which was hidden beneath could also be restored – immediately! The true spirit, the elemental, operate is thus re-established, typically completely.
This library book-like reminiscence course of, known as reconsolidation, has been discovered to in lots of sorts of reminiscence, together with emotional reminiscence, muscle / motion reminiscence, and, clinically no less than, studying that impacts organ and glandular system operate. If we are able to entry a maladaptive reminiscence and alter the situation of the physique, we are able to change it.
Selecting the very best reminiscences to eradicate is the important thing to therapeutic
Whereas we cannot reboot the entire mind directly, and I don’t suppose we might need to, (I suppose that electro-shock remedy is a crude try at this) we are able to reboot it piece by piece. This can be known as a neurontogenic course of, which implies restoring the elemental, ontogenic operate and habits (knowledge or spirit) of the nervous system, the situation that was current earlier than the now-inappropriate or maladaptive studying occurred.
A lot of therapies, (search on EMDR, EFT and Neuro Emotional Method, to call just a few) use neurontogenic principals primarily to eradicate emotional stress and PTSD. NeurOntogenics is a system which eliminates the maladaptive studying that sustains unhealthy ideas, beliefs and feelings as effectively, but in addition eliminates studying that impacts organ, gland, muscle and joint operate.
Given the correct circumstances and setup, many various kinds of therapies together with spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage of applicable muscular tissues, tapping or different stimulation of acupuncture factors or alternating activation of the correct and left hemispheres of the mind, all appear to have the ability to interrupt the reconsolidation of undesirable reminiscence and induce the neurontogenic impact of restoring the obscured appropriate operate.
Since each sickness, ache or illness will essentially have some element of studying concerned, 'rebooting' needs to be part of all remedies of the physique and thoughts, particularly together with remedy of any kind of ache.
We could now start to talk of an precise new subject of drugs, neurontogenic medication , which relies on the understanding that there’s a built-in knowledge within the physique and thoughts which turns into obscured over time by the load of studying that it has absorbed . Neurontogenic medication makes use of varied means to find out, entry, deal with and erase studying that isn’t conducive to optimum operate of the physique or thoughts. It’s differentiated from different remedies of varied specialties, which start with the belief that there’s something lacking, and it’s the job of the practitioner to find out what that’s and supply it.