Why We Get Sick

philosophy Apr 21, 2021

In order to help someone heal from illness, it is good to understand why we get sick in the first place. There are many theories about illness including those of Loius Pasteur and his germ theory, which still is very popular today. We only need to look at the mass hysteria around the swine flu and the idea that a germ, bacteria, or virus will come and get us, to see his theory is very much alive. If this theory were true then everyone exposed to this virus would become ill. As we all know, this is not the case and has much more to do with susceptibility than infection. I can safely say that most everyone reading this newsletter has been exposed to many germs and a plethora of other viruses that can make us sick, but few get stricken with illness. If the germ theory were true, then we would all be sick much more often.

So if it is not the germ or bacteria or virus, what is it that makes us sick? In the end, it is ourselves. Let me explain. There is a perfect order in our being that is always striving to survive. Hahnemann described this as the "vital force that rules with unbounded sway."

This spirit-like vital force is responsible for all aspects of our sentience; how we think, feel, and experience our lives. We have no real control of our lives, except the ego would really want us to believe we do. So when challenges occur we are forced to respond. The ego says "I must do all I can to protect myself." In this sense, we all are doing all we can to survive, whether the decision we have to make is minor or life-threatening. This survival mechanism is programmed into our being.

In the early stages of our life, we are totally dependent on care and nurture to survive. By the time the challenges of our youth have diminished, our ego has survived many threats to its existence. Assuming we have survived, we have begun developing our techniques for further survival. If it worked once before, then it will probably work again. Illness that occurs before the ego is fully developed will usually be acquired from our parents. This is the common theory of miasm in homeopathy. As infants, we are very connected energetically to our parents and will express their conflicts as well.

As time goes on, the mental and emotional challenges we meet are recorded in our brain. Some of those conflicts get resolved very quickly and the record is not transferred to a biological process. Most of the time the person will forget about those challenges if they do not occur regularly. Those challenges that are unresolved get reinforced and recorded in the brain and psyche. If we are in a conflict that is either very severe and comes as a shock or is long-standing, we will ruminate on them without successful resolution. Life continues but we can be unaware of these roots of our illness.

During the time that the conflict is being recorded in the brain, the brain is sending signals to the appropriate organ or biological system that the conflict is connected with. In this time, there will be an alteration of the cellular structure but without a noticeable change in overall health or sensation. When the conflict has come to a resolution then the brain sends the signal to the affected organ or system to repair the alteration. This is when we say "Oh, I think I am sick. This or that hurts or is affected." The body is utilizing all available bacteria, viruses, or pathogens to bring a repair process to the cell. We experience this as an infection or cancer most often.

The vital force that is ruling with unbounded sway will not ever make a mistake. It is programmed for survival. It will use any and all available ways to bring the cellular changes brought about by unresolved conflict to heal and repair itself. It must make the change into the physical to be complete if the recorded conflict in the brain is severe enough. This is all about survival.

Then the next logical question is, "if the expression of illness is our way to survive and heal ourselves, why is it that some may die from their illness or suffering be so sustained?" When we are in an emotional or mental conflict, it is like swimming away from the shore of an ocean. As long as we are in conflict, we continue to swim. Once some resolution is achieved then we can return to shore. If the conflict is long-lasting, very severe, or a shock, we can get a long way from the shore. Then the return trip home is the physicalization and healing of the conflict. Sometimes we are so far away from shore that we simply do not make it back and this is death; which is the ultimate and perfect resolution to the problem.

Unfortunately, the allopathic model for the treatment of disease does not address the problem. It usually provides more of a challenge by the addition of chemicals, surgery, or radiation. These additional challenges only weaken our attempt to heal and make us sicker.

These ideas were originated and have been proven by Dr. Ryke Hamer. The use of these principles has been able to help many heal with only talk therapy once a person has discovered why they have become ill. It is when we have consciousness about our conflict that the vital force energy shifts and can clear the recording in the brain. This process happens naturally during the homeopathic intake when a person will tell their story. This exercise in itself will help a person connect the dots of their life and without even knowing it, can help them heal. Often the client feels better than ever having released the energy of their story during the case-receiving process.

All expressions of illness have their roots in unresolved mental or emotional conflict and inherited miasm. The vital force will always try to bring the resolution of conflict into the physical. This is following spiritual law, as energy from the spirit is condensed into physical. The resolution from our higher faculties must resolve in the physical as well. Our whole organism is programmed for survival and the manifestations of illness are the body's attempt to bring resolution to the conflict and establish healing. Homeopathy is the very best way to support this healing process. The body has many pathogens to utilize in our healing. But the pathogen is not the cause. It is the body's best solution to marshal these and use them for the repair of our physical dis-ease. We get sick in order to heal.


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