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.