following quote is taken from a most excellent book by Dr. Richard
C. Moss titled The Black Butterfly. In conjunction with
his discovery and personal awakening, Dr. Moss has developed a series
of workshops that address those with catastrophic diseases and/or
for those that the medical profession has turned away as hopeless.
This following quote is a true story so read it in that light.
was the second day of the conference. For several hours Laura had
been singing a childhood hymn, repeating it over and over. Suddenly
the quality of her singing changed. She felt as though she were
no longer singing. She was the song. She found herself lifted to
her feet, her arms raised toward the sky, her head arched upward.
She said her hands did not end at her fingertips, but continued
into the air and sky. The air and sky were alive, and she and they
were the same. Her feet seemed to disappear into the earth. Earth,
feet, body, arms, sky, song, singer all were one living being.
Laura did not consider what was happening, it just took her. She
was the experience."
next day her terminal liver cancer was gone. The grapefruit sized
bowel metastasis that she had supported with her hand was gone.
Three days later she realized that for the first time in thirty-eight
years she hadnt taken her daily insulin injections. In the
ensuing weeks, all the secondary complications of her diabetes and
cancer kidney failure, fluid in her lungs, tumor-ridden lymph
nodes, partial blindness, loss of sensation her hands and feet,
addiction to pain medication healed. Even a few recently
broken toes were completely mended within days. She was radiant;
a palpable presence poured from her body like a gentle flame and
the whole understanding of her life was radically transformed."
Moss book goes on to explain how this radical awakening in
consciousness has permanently healed Laura and several others he
documents. After having his own radical awakening years earlier
he had decided to share this experience with others and Laura is
only one of those who attended his workshops that has had a remission
in their otherwise incurable diseases. His workshops use dance and
singing as ways to expand personal awareness and consciousness to
reach a state that some might consider a perfect alignment and balance
between the body and the mind.
want to start this series on this note, because even medical science
is coming to realize that attitude is everything. How a patient
feels about themselves and their illness will radically effect their
recovery. The new movie Patch Adams is based on a real experience.
Dr. Adams knew that laughter is a very potent healing tool. The
book Anatomy of An Illness by Norman Cousins, a classic,
is his personal journey in healing through the use of laughter.
Left to die by the medical establishment Cousins, former editor
of Saturday Review, cured himself through the use of large doses
of daily laughter. Enkephalins and endorphins are produced in the
brain and body when we laugh. Endorphins improve the production
of T-cells which augments the immune system. Enkephalins increase
the vigor of T-cells and the percentage of active ones. A good laugh
also massages the internal organs enhancing digestion and absorption
of nutrients. "Laughter is the Best Medicine" is far more
than an aphorism.
Candace Pert is another example of the rising awareness in medicine
that emotions create chemical substances in the body. Her book Molecules
of Emotion depicts her research and findings on how our emotional
states directly effect the biological functioning of the body. She
has discovered that the mind is a pharmacy and is continuously producing
substances that can augment health or cause distress in the body.
Science has known for a long time the effects of anger on the cardiovascular
system, or any kind of emotional stress on the digestion and absorption
of food, as well as depress the immune system. For more information
on this go to my review at Creative
a National Cancer Institute study conducted at the University of
Texas in 1977, research could predict with 100% accuracy which cancer
patients would die or deteriorate within a two month period
basing their assessment strictly on the patients attitude.
the words of Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of Quantum Healing,
"In my own practice, several cancer patients have recovered
completely after being pronounced incurable and given only a few
months to live. I didnt think they were miracles; I thought
they were proof that the mind can go deep enough to change the very
patterns that design the body. It can wipe mistakes off the blueprint,
so to speak, and destroy any disease cancer, diabetes, coronary
heart disease that has disturbed the design."
Hay, who cured herself of cancer many years ago, wrote a book titled
You Can Heal Your Life. In this book she discusses the
differently attitudes we have and how these attitudes effect the
different organs of the body. She is currently working with terminal
ill AIDS patients and getting excellent results by tuning them into
the emotional basis of their illness in conjunction with administering
is now estimated that one in three individuals will have one form
of cancer in their lifetime. Add that to all other forms of disease
there are and perhaps everyone will have some episode of serious
illness. Approaching the remedy for ill health can be a creative
experience if we allow it. Though science has many good answers
and options, each person is an individual and should take responsibility
for their own health. If science isnt offering you a palpable
answer to what ails you then it behooves you to do your own research
and find other options for a cure. More often than not a cure for
the mind, can result in a cure for the body, since the body tends
to follow the dictates of emotional and mental health. In conjunction
with relieving mental and emotional stress, improving the biological
terrain will ensure optimum health and longer life. All of the books
listed below have excellent information and definitive options for
creating perfect health in the body and mind.
next part to this series will deal with the theories of longevity,
immortality and the most basic structural basis for life itself.
Dr. Patrick Flanagan has done extensive research in these areas
and his findings and creative options for optimum health will be