It’s just that sometimes the most obvious thing is the very thing we overlook, like how the trees impede our view of the forest. The answer to our problem can be right in front of us, staring us in the face, while we’re often looking beyond it for something more advanced or complex. Oftentimes less is actually more. Welcome to the power of simplicity!
A great example of simplicity versus complexity can be seen in the atom. If you compare hydrogen to plutonium, hydrogen has only one proton and one electron compared to plutonium which has 94 of each. The energy from Hydrogen is therefore much more freely available than the energy from plutonium. We can simply light a match and trigger the release of energy from hydrogen but we need a nuclear power plant and a massive particle accelerator to get the energy to release from within the plutonium atom.
The simple element of hydrogen is consequently much lighter and floats in the atmosphere while plutonium must be mined from within the earth. When you look at the elements used by all living creatures in the processes of life they are the most simple. These include hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon. The reason is that these simple elements easily liberate energy, share, and exchange parts, and can easily be built into a wide range of structures. It’s the simple elements our body uses for healing and the heavier elements that are the most toxic to our body. Lead for example.
Even our DNA is made from those light, simple elements. You could say that when we come into the world that we’re also very simple in nature. We have no attitudes, beliefs, or opinions and therefore the information is both received and transmitted by our DNA most clearly. The only interference we have at this stage has come from our parent’s pattern of energy.
As we go through life, things do gradually get more complicated, and we start to react to the various difficulties in life. It’s our responses and the mechanisms that we use to cope with the inevitable stresses of life that are largely responsible for complicating and confusing the cellular communication in our body. You could say that these include our attitudes, opinions, beliefs, world view, coping mechanisms, and other constructs that we put in place actually interfere with the pure simple healing messages that we received in the beginning, via our DNA.
The common expressions “I felt like I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders
” or “He left with a heavy heart” denote the feelings we have when life has become a little too complex for our liking. Complex situations bring a burden upon us. In contrast, simple times lighten our mood and bring us joy. Our health and healing process is no different. Healing should not require complex methods (rocket science) but should be simple, creating space and time, thus allowing our body to bounce back to health naturally.
People that lead a simple life such as those living on the islands or in the smaller towns appear to have less of the complex health issues that we suffer from in highly populated areas, like the big cities. (1,2)
The simple life is the healthier life and keeping it simple may be the most powerful tool when it comes to self-healing. Not only does it create space for more energy to flow, but it may also encourage better communication within the body’s network hormonally, neurologically, and genetically.
One of the best ways to achieve this is through the meditation practice which we spoke about in the last chapter. Another way to simplify the processes internally is to perform a detox or cleanse on the physical level, simplifying our digestive process and purifying our body chemistry. We will talk about this more in the chapters to come.
“Complexity invites dis-ease while simplicity brings peace and health to the body and mind” In other words, like the old saying goes “keep it simple stupid” or as I like to say “keep it simple genius”. Let me explain how this can apply in our everyday lives.
Classic examples of “Keeping it simple”
Complex: Drive around the block four times in a traffic jam looking for a parking space right outside the door of your destination
Simple: Take the first parking spot you see within a 1 block radius of your destination and walk
Complex: To lose weight start counting calories, restrict serving sizes and eliminate food groups
Simple: Eat only unprocessed, mostly plant-based whole-foods
Complex: Fight your way to the top of your profession, working massive amounts of overtime to achieve wealth, status, power, and possessions
Simple: Do what you love to help others and follow your dreams
Complex: Go to the gym, pay a trainer, get a personal program and work out for 10 hours a week
Simple: Go for a 20-minute walk twice a week, get plenty of fresh air, sunlight, water, and eat well
Complex: Go to every doctor, health practitioner, and health store, spending thousands of dollars trying dozens of natural health products and therapies to try and feel better
Simple: Complete a detox program once every year, learn about self-healing, and make one small improvement to simplify your lifestyle annually
How complexity invites disease
What makes you immediately feel sick in your stomach? A new pile of paperwork thrown onto your desk, being stuck in a traffic jam, getting put on hold on your phone for hours, waiting in a long queue, or the many financial challenges we face as adults, including the long forms you have to fill out at the bank or tax department? All of these things represent complexity in life and that causes us frustration. It feels like you’re being blocked and your energy starts to bottle up.
That’s because we’re much happier when life is simple. You don’t see many animals having a nervous breakdown or falling into depression. Their lives are much simpler and therefore they are generally much healthier. It’s only when humans start interfering with their diet or habitat that animals seem to suffer sickness. It’s exactly the same principle with our food and medicine. The golden rule of health has got to be ‘Keep it simple’.
Clear examples of complexity-related diseases may include stress, anxiety, depression, digestive disturbances, eating disorders, and metabolic imbalances which can all be caused by the frustrating, painful aspects of life. When you are also exposed to chemicals, additives, pollution, radiation, drugs, junk foods, alcohol, sugar, red meats, and other acid-forming protein foods, it becomes very hard for your body to deal with the everyday levels of mental and emotional stress.
You can see how complicated life can become and how quickly it can begin to erode your health. As the body and mind struggle to process everything that’s thrown at them, the burden can eventually take you down. In contrast, it’s the pure and simple things that heal.
How simplicity heals
If you look at any great success story or ‘genius’ solution to a problem it always comes back to the principle of simplification. Here is a classic example.
Albert Einstein’s E = mc 2
This simple formula applies to all energy and matter in the entire universe.
Every advance in technology is actually a step of simplification creating ease, because the more we understand the laws and principles behind things and apply those laws, the simpler life becomes. Ultimately, the answers to any problem should be the simplest.
There is a famous saying called Occam’s razor. It is most commonly described as “the simplest answer is most often correct” but the accurate interpretation is actually ‘entities should not be multiplied needlessly’ i.e. Researchers should avoid stacking information to prove a theory if a simpler explanation fits the observations.
Simplicity in Health
The same principle applies to all aspects of life, especially when it comes to health and healing. I can’t emphasize this enough, especially to those of you who already are, or are looking at becoming health professionals. Don’t lose sight of the forest for the trees.
One common mistake a lot of people make when they start applying mainstream medicine or even ‘alternative’ traditional and natural medicine is, to overthink, and overkill things with details. The complexity of this approach can defeat the purpose entirely and create more stress, worry, and confusion than was present at the beginning. Many natural health practitioners and even healers make this very same mistake. The answer is not complex, it’s simple. Plants and animals seem to survive quite OK in the wild with no human intervention and often despite human interference.
By performing a Detox program we simplify what we put into our body by consuming only pure, clean, whole unprocessed plant foods. This allows a simple digestive process and that frees up a lot of extra time and energy for your body to perform its natural healing functions.
Love heals the heart, but also the body. You can show somebody your love in many ways, any of which can encourage healing. I have practiced energy healing for many years and the simple fact is that compassion, empathy, love, and simple touch can help heal the body of another. Sometimes that’s all it takes. A most simple truth.
From this observation, I have also seen that light, air, water, and simple food can all do the same thing. They contain healing powers because they are simple and they follow basic universal principles of life. They are attuned to the universal intelligence, conveyed via the EM/plasma field, and they remind our bodies of the simple basic laws of living energy. Herbal medicines are the same, they are pure, natural, and have healing power.
You can see the power of simplicity in all many examples throughout the world of religion, spiritual practices, and healing arts. It’s when man-made complications arise from the simple beginnings that the core messages of these methods can get lost. We do have a tendency to overcomplicate things, to our detriment.
Every atom, molecule, particle, and substance essentially have logical, mathematical, predictable ways of behaving and interacting, which means everything follows a predetermined order or pattern and is not performing some sort of random, chaotic behaviour. This is exemplified in the science of chemistry and physics. Those exact same rules apply to our internal energy on the physical, emotional, and mental levels.
We often use the term ‘mental complex’ for a psychological disorder and ‘baggage’ for an emotional problem. Even within the healing arts the term ‘energy blockage’ is commonly used.
We instinctively know that what’s going on is a form of complexity that is adding weight and internal stress to our energy field. The inner communication network is disrupted, plus our connection to the loving, unconditional healing energy is clouded. This causes us to feel pain on many levels, eventually leading to the disease process if not resolved.
If we want to lighten our load, interact freely, and experience all the various possibilities in our lives then we need to make our energy field more like the simple elements of life, such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon. We need to become part of the simple living breathing energy of life itself.
To do this we must simplify our process on all levels, including physical, emotional, and mental. So Remember…
“Complexity invites dis-ease while simplicity encourages healing”
(1) Quantifying Urbanization as a Risk Factor for Noncommunicable Disease. PUBMED https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3191205/
(2) Urbanization and the risk for chronic diseases of lifestyle in the black population of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9304495