I remember, maybe it was when I was a kid in grade school, considering a future that would include a cure for cancer, the kind of future where they would take bodies that had been cryogenically preserved and revive them because a cure had been found for the disease that had killed the person.
Well, in a very real sense, that future is now.
For one thing, I for one, can coach to health a person experiencing pretty much any form of illness. Sure I have not figured out every angle for every problem. Still I have basic understanding of how to make that kind of thing happen and have done so numerous times, solving a variety of of problems involving significant physical health issues including autoimmune disease, neurodegeneration, infection, cancer, allergic reactions and metabolic problems.
Also, from what I have seen, I am not the only one. There are many others out there who have all kinds of ways of solving life problems, ways that are effective and elegant and which lead to great results.
So for many of us, that once seemingly far off time when there would be a way to solve any health problem is indeed now.
The amazing thing is that simultaneously, in the same towns, even across the streets, there is a whole other world. In that other world people still experience horrible health problems, are devastated by news they get of diagnoses and end up dying for lack of ways to solve the health problems they are experiencing.
These people, living in the exact same times as the rest of us, go searching in vain for cures, marching, researching, fundraising, all in desperate attempts to get healthier. For them, the dark days of no solutions still exist.
And there is more darkness to these dark ages.
People worship those with medical training and allow themselves to be led to do all sorts or insane things. Body parts are mangled by unnecessary surgery. Misbehaving organs are removed completely. Diagnosis is followed by treatment after treatment. Even small children are poisoned with medication on top of medication. Still the people get sicker and sicker and wonder why.
Huge laboratories, funded by drug companies, through taxation and by the donations of countless concerned people, become centers for the suffering of millions of animals who are purposely made sick so that the high priests of the medical world can then attempt to treat the illness they have created by now stuffing the animals with chemical concoctions whose formulas are developed by people using theories based on dark age beliefs about disease.
Clinical trials go on where some people are given useless pseudo treatment and the others are given potentially palliative substances which sometimes provide some relief, sometimes cause them to die more quickly and always create misunderstood and unanticipated negative effects.
Some do temporarily survive their dark age disease and treatment, only to wonder when things may start to get worse again or the next problem might seemingly randomly show up.
The dark ages are rather dark.
So that’s where we stand as we go further into this twenty-first century, in a world that includes those who seem forced to experience a dark age existence that includes devastation by disease created by forces yet to be understood and those who have seen the light and are already living in a healthy future that may have been difficult for them even imagine not so long ago.