Unnaming the Named to Show Disease for What It Is

When a person has health problems, people often engage in an age old strategy of giving the problems a name, such as autism, or asthma, or diabetes. While it may make sense to give something a name, problems can arise if the name takes on a life of its own in people’s minds. When that happens, when the name given to a problem starts being perceived as somehow the problem itself, then a whole misconception is created and people, acting on the misconception, may start saying and doing all kinds of nutty things.

For instance, a person could be having nerve health problems or memory problems, all of which are just consequences of strategies used and choices made by the person and others around the person. After the problems are named, rather than seeing them as just nerve or memory problems, people often see them as something in a way caused by an entity, a thing that comes with a name, maybe Parkinson’s disease, or Alzheimer’s disease, or als.

Now the whole thing with a name thing can take off and people even talk of being attacked by the thing with the name, as in “als attacks the nervous system” which is not really right at all, as there isn’t really anything attacking the person. Things are just deteriorating as a result of choices being made.

So, to counter any of this going on in your own mind, look at what happens when we replace disease names with a simple back to reality phase like “the consequences of choices made by them and others around them.” Doing this quickly clears things up in a pretty interesting way.

For instance, instead of saying “For fifteen years, she fought lupus”, we would have “For fifteen years, she fought the consequences of choices made by her and others around her.” Has a whole new ring to it.

Instead of saying someone “endured the ravages of als” it could be much clearer to say “he endured the ravages of the consequences of choices made by him and others around him.”

Some strategies for handling problems don’t sound as good after a problem has be unnnamed.

For instance, while maybe it somehow sounds ok if someone is “taking morphine to deal with the pain of cancer”, “taking morphine to deal with the pain of the consequences of choices” sounds rather problematic.

Some ideas start to sound kind of funny.

“They are doing research to find a cure for autism,” becomes “They are doing research to find a cure for the consequences of people’s choices.”

“Scientists wonder if they can develop a vaccine to prevent people’s experiencing als,” becomes “Scientists wonder if they can develop a vaccine to prevent people’s experiencing the consequences of their choices.” Hmm. While vaccines may have some benefits, this sounds as if it would be quite an achievement.

Will genetic or stem cell research really turn out to be the path to finally “creating a world free of the consequences of choices”?

So whenever you hear one of these names, just remember it’s just a name and what is really going on is that somehow choices being made and strategies being used are adding up to what is being experienced. Then what’s going on and what needs to be done to change what’s going on remain clear.

The Fool’s Game, How Using Medication Can Be Just Another Step In Creating Disease

When people experience physical illness one course they often take is using medication to change what is going on. If there is no medication available for dealing with a certain problem, they may work endlessly in search of a medical method to solve the problems they are experiencing.

There’s just one thing.

While medication may have valid uses in facilitating a healing process or in helping a person get some temporary relief, the truth is that one cannot really attain wellness through medical intervention.

This fact can be understood through simple logic.

Disease is always created by people’s living in disease creating ways. Whether the problem is damagingly high blood pressure, inability to process sugar, often called diabetes, raging cellular growth, often called cancer, or some other problem, the reason it is happening is that people are living in such a way as to create the problems they are experiencing.

What this means is that even if they can somehow change the symptoms they are experiencing by using medication, the ways that underlie the creation of the problems can be and likely will still be there, and so the people will continue to create and experience problems.

Another way to put it is this. Do you really believe that one can continue to live in stressed out, disease creating ways and somehow medicate one’s self to health? Clearly that makes little sense.

For instance, over the past few years I have been working with people experiencing the problem often called als. People who experience als do so because they, along with others around them, have been living in such a way as to create this condition. Among other things, people who experience als tend to repress their emotions to an extreme degree, overwhelm themselves by taking on all kinds of things in order to prove themselves and deal with life issues in ways that create building stress. In addition many of their bodies contain high levels of substances commonly involved in the creation of health problems. Even if their physical symptoms could somehow be stabilized by using medication, their ways of handling life could basically remain the same. One cannot live in the ways these people do and be healthy, and you can be sure that even with medication anyone living this way will continue to experience disease in some form.

This brings up an additional issue with using medication.

People who start using medication to handle one problem often find that what happens next is that they experience an even worse problem. In other words, they experience one problem and successfully use medication to block the symptoms of that problem and enable themselves to continue to live in disease creating ways. Then, continuing on the same path, they create something worse.

For instance, a common pattern I have seen is that before experiencing als, some people were experiencing another, less problematic, stress related problem such as high blood pressure and they used medication to keep that issue in check. Then, still stressed and living in non wellness creating ways, they went on to experience als.

While it may be difficult to imagine something worse than als, or scleroderma or other degenerative problems, logic dictates that if a person actually were to use medication to somehow enable himself to keep living in the ways underlying the creation of these problems, the person could or even likely would make things even worse. A person who keeps an aggressively degenerative disease in check with medication could very well experience a new problem, maybe one we have not really seen much before. I have heard of at least one health problem that sounds even worse than any of the ones I mentioned and I suspect there are others. Or things could manifest in another way. For one thing the planet itself is not looking too healthy these days. Maybe the next thing to come after medically blocking the symptoms of something like als or Huntington’s is famine, or nuclear catastrophe, or complete ecosystem breakdown and failure.

If that sounds extreme to you, consider that significant health problems arise out of people making choices that add up to extreme stress. So it is only logical that continuing to make these types of choices is going to add up to even more stress and disease somehow or other, and one way that could happen is through aggravation of the planet wide problems we are already experiencing.

Could there be some valid uses of medication to facilitate a healing process? Maybe. For one thing, maybe it makes sense to use medication to relieve symptoms while people make changes to create lasting improvement. Medication may also help people to handle acute situations like allergic reactions until they learn to handle these problems in other ways.

Still, the key thing to understand is that in general medication and medical and surgical intervention are not really ways to health. To really make things better, one needs to understand and apply healing, issue resolving approaches that create true, sustainable wellness.

Micro Behavior, One Simple Concept That Changes So Much

One of the disease types I have worked on a fair amount is autoimmune disease, especially multiple sclerosis. In situations characterized by autoimmune disease, where a body is attacking itself, a few questions arise. One of them is the question of why this is happening at all. Another is why a treatment works for a while and then becomes less effective over time.

A mechanistic view of things tends to leave both of these questions unanswered. For instance it is very difficult to explain how genes or biology would cause the immune system to attack the nervous system, as occurs in cases of multiple sclerosis. Further the mechanistic view does little to address the reason that the immune system would adapt so that treatments that are working cease to work.

There is a concept that answers both of these questions, fits the data, makes intuitive sense and indicates a clear path to solving disease problems. That concept is micro behavior.

Micro behavior is behavior that goes on at a level smaller than the entire body level. People are generally seen as using their bodies when they choose to behave. They can choose to walk, or run, or stand still. They can scream or talk quietly. These are all forms of behavior. There is at the same time a whole other area of behavior, behavior within the body at the micro level. For instance, cells communicate and interact with each other. When a person communicates and interacts within the body at the cellular level, that is micro behavior. Much of the time micro behavior is chosen unconsciously. Still, it is chosen behavior.

So getting back to the example of multiple sclerosis, rather than seeing the attacking of the nervous system mechanistically, as caused by genes, or some physical factor, a more accurate view is that actually the attacks are a chosen form of micro behavior. In other words, the cells are not being somehow coerced by biology to do what they are doing. They are choosing to do what they are doing.

So the creation of disease involving cellular problems can be seen as chosen behavior happening at the cellular level and generally speaking physical illness can be more readily explained by seeing what goes on at the micro levels as behavior.

I have not fully considered the question of whether it would be better to see the cells themselves as choosing the behavior or the person to be choosing the behavior of the cells. Either way, what is going on is behavior.

Now that we have seen why things are happening, look how well this also explains why medical treatment becomes ineffective. Medical treatment stops working because the cells want to continue the chosen form of behavior and so in order to do so, they learn to overcome the medical intervention. Just as a person would adapt and change to deal with obstacles in the outer world, the person or the cells of the person adapt and change to deal with obstacles in the micro world.

Beyond doing a great job of explaining what is going on and why things are happening, the concept of micro behavior also can be used to figure out what to do about what is going on. No medical or surgical intervention is needed to change what is going on. The way to change what is going on is to convince the cells to change their choices.

For instance, in cases of autoimmune disease, to get the immune system to change what it is doing so that it is no longer causing damage, one would convince the immune system to change its behavior.

If this sounds challenging to you, the truth is that it is not all that difficult. Cellular behavior can be changed in a variety of ways including through visualization, and through meditation and related methods that involve changing the ways and ideas of a person so that the cellular behavior changes. I often help people change micro behavior through simple conversation, telling them for instance to stop beating themselves up. It’s simple, it makes sense and of all things it actually works.

So there you have it, one concept that changes so much. Infection? Cellular conflict. Solve it by resolving conflict. Cancer? Cellular freaking out. Solve it by learning to handle things better. Als? Cellular communication breakdown. Solve it by learning to maintain communication. All these things and more can be explained and solved by seeing what is going on as micro behavior and using consciousness changing approaches to cause different behavior to manifest.