Health is a State of Peace
“Health is a state of peace found when the body, mind, and spirit resonate in perfect harmony. You deserve to feel that peace.”
© Brett Elliott
Sounds like a bit of a mystical principle, but really it comes down to the first thing you learn in the study of human anatomy and physiology.
It’s called Homeostasis.
I really want you to understand this principle because it is really what ultimate health is all about and that is, finding peace.
So what is Homeostasis?
The Encyclopedia Britannica explains it like this.
Any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained is actually a dynamic equilibrium, in which continuous change occurs yet relatively uniform conditions prevail.
Any system in dynamic equilibrium tends to reach a steady state, a balance that resists outside forces of change. When such a system is disturbed, built-in regulatory devices respond to the departures to establish a new balance; such a process is one of feedback control. All processes of integration and coordination of function, whether mediated by electrical circuits or by nervous and hormonal systems, are examples of homeostatic regulation. (1)
Healing works in exactly the same way. By channeling the healing energy that our body needs to stay healthy we encourage balance and peace to occur within us. But you can only channel energy when the energy has space in which to move.
The hydro power dam is a great example. If water was equal on both sides of the dam, then when you opened the flood gates nothing would happen. It’s exactly the same within the human body. Because healing energy is contained within an infinite reservior and is completely unconditional, it is always ready to be released and pour down on us, or more correctly, through our inner channels.
Remember we talked about the infinite reservoir of energy. Well that’s exactly what we have available, and infinite unconditional reservoir of healing energy which only wants to pour down upon us. In order for us to be in balance, that energy needs to be flowing continuously through the channels within us.
Those channels can be broken down into very simple levels. We have all heard about body, mind and spirit, but the levels I am talking about are slightly different. They are the physical, emotional and mental. The spirit we will call the healing energy in this instance. These levels make a channel for the energy to flow from the top down, from the reservior of healing energy down into our minds, our emotions and our body. Eventually this exits our body and goes into the ground, and grounding is a very important part of this channeling process.
Healing Energy Reservior
This video explains the principle very clearly.
A classic example of Homeostasis is diffusion. If you consume too much salt your body will attempt to dilute the salt in order to maintain steady electrolyte balance. It will do this by retaining water. If you continue to drink salt water your kidneys will try and get rid of the salt. The human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than salt water. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drank. Eventually, you die of dehydration even as you become more and more thirsty.
This is what your body does with everything it takes on, including emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and food. A common mistake we make as human beings is we think if we get more energy from the world around us, we will feel fulfilled and happy. In-fact the opposite happens to us, we fell more and more drained as look to the world around us for fulfillment. It’s like salt water and our thirst is never quenched.
What we tend to do is get more and more busy as a result, trying to accumulate as much worldly energy as possible. We accumulate physical energy in the form of possesions. Too many possesions and you become a hoarder, which begins to block the flow of energy in your life. Materialism is salt water to the soul.
The same applies on the emotional level. People who want a lot of emotional energy from the world around them become very needy, almost energy parasites to those around them, leving everyone feeling drained and abused. That also begins to cause blockages in energy flow.
The same can be said on the mental level, addictions to gaming, movies, music, and all kinds of mental noise. This never ending mental chatter becomes unstoppable and also eventually leads to mental stress. We have all heard the old proverb “as man thinketh in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7
We are looking on the horizontal plane for energy that will never satisfy us. What we need to open the channel for healing energy is quite the opposite to all of this. We need to create space for the energy to flow, and to do that we must find peace.
We need to stop, look, listen, feel and appreciate the beauty around us in every moment. Find space and quiet content in understadning that this world is salt water and will never bring us lasting happiness. Only seeking to share the love and healing that comes from above will give us peace and health.
The Law of Conservation of Energy
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. (3)
Ultimately energy is shared between these various levels of ourselves in an attempt to find balance and harmony. We need to address them all in order to get healing energy to move.
In for energy to flow between them from the infinite reservior of healing energy which is above we need to make space. Just like opening the flood gates we need to start at the bottom level, the physical. It’s no good opening the flood gates upstream. We need to open the channels where the nergy exits first. That will get things moving in the right direction.
I know this is getting a little heavy but I’m getting to the point shortly.
- There is an infinite reservior of healing energy above our minds
- Your body will always try to balance itself (homeostasis) to bring you back to a healthy state; and
- Your mind and emotional state are affected by the functions of your body, they are intertwined
- To get the flow of healing energy started we need to create a quiet, still, open space
- It’s better to start creating this space at the bottom and energy will naturally flow down the channel.
What does this actually mean?
In a nutshell…
- Clear the physical level first.
This is most commonly done by detoxing, cleansing and fasting. Practiced For thousands of years and all the religions and spiritual practices, detox and cleansing and fasting helps us to disconnect or detach from the physical world around us. It encourages us to draw on the energies from above, to look towards the spirit rather than continually scoffing more and more food.
- Clear the emotional level next.
Once we start to detach on the physical level from worldly energies around us we start to experience what is commonly called withdrawal symptoms. This often causes emotional energy to come to the surface which is good. We need to release this emotional energy now that we have a clear channel on the physical level. It’s good to sing, dance, laugh, cry, yell and even sceam. This emotional energy needs to be released so we can move onto the next level.
- Clearing the mind in now easier.
People often comment when they do a detox and cleansing program that they start to feel more peace, they start to have emotional peace and mental clarity. This is a great bonus of detoxing and cleansing the body. Just like calming the waters After a storm the water becomes still unclear, and the light is able to shine through. This is a great time to do some meditation like we spoke about in the last section. If our thoughts are mostly of this world, temporary and wrapped up in the physical then it is likely we are not considering our spirit and it’s eternal plan. Constantly looking for temporary satisfaction, gratification on a mental, emotional and physical level will put us out of balance with our eternal spirit, the most powerful part of ourselves.
The key thing to remember here is that in order to channel energy we need to create space and we need to start creating that space at the furthest exit point. In other words we need to start at ground level and work our way up. There’s no point trying to force energy to move into a congested space. Also we can’t channel energy where there is not a clear channel available.
Once this channel has been cleared correctly, energy will just naturally start to flow without any effort. So long as we are tuned in and resonating with the source of energy, as we spoke about earlier.
I hope that’s been helpful. In the next section we will talk about how we can use our mind, and following that, how we can use our hands to manipulate this energy and encourage healing in our bodies.
Brett Elliott ©
(1) Homeostasis. Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/homeostasis
(3) Conservation of energy. Wikpedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy