Several hundred years ago a medical doctor asked, why is it that some persons living in unhealthy areas, such as swamps, did not get sick while others who also lived in the same area did?
This same doctor wondered why individuals under great world pressures, such as war or great religious disturbances, invasions, confiscations of their goods, those living under tyranny or local despots, why some of these people became miserable and ill and others under the same pressures did not become ill.
Why was it that one individual who was taxed very heavily became unhappy, became ill and finally destroyed himself while another individual under the same pressure and being taxed equally, accepted the burden with fortitude, remained happy and adjusted his life? Why?
The doctor believed that it had to be something within the individual that determined the real degree of one’s fortune or misfortune. He found from interviewing people, that no circumstance is all too bad or all too good, and to some, a bad circumstance did not affect their health but another person in the exact situation became ill.
This medical doctor finally came to the conclusion that locked within a person’s personality is the secret to their own health. So this medical doctor went out to observe people under all circumstances and pressures. He would do things to make people happy, mad or get them intoxicated while all the time observing and recording their actions. He also talked with people regarding their upbringing to find out whether their early life was why healthy people were healthy and sick persons were sick.
Even though this research was conducted more than 400 years ago, I believe some of his conclusions have some relevance for us today.
The doctor found that “the people who were healthy and happy essentially were more moral, reasonable and less opinionated. Disease increased as false opinions multiplied. Sickness seemed to increase as ambitions increased. Those people who were content in life were in better health than those who were discontented.”
People who lived a well-integrated, relaxed personal life, even though “they were of comparatively low degree of intelligence, were in most ways healthier than those people whose lives were in constant conflict.”
The doctor found that those who were closed minded in their beliefs and ideas had the greatest difficulties and a greater number of health problems. Just like a person in a small confined space will die if no fresh oxygen is present, stifled human feelings, thoughts and beliefs, can suffocate a person’s nature, personality and outlook on life. Uplifting and all-encompassing beliefs, ideas and philosophy can refresh and revitalize an individual and their outlook on life.
“To protect oneself against inclement weather people build habitations around themselves. In the same way, people…
Build their way of life.
Build their policy of thinking.
Build their religions and creeds.
Build attitudes and prejudices.”
But in the process of building these structures, if a person leaves all the doors and windows closed in these constructions, the individual will eventually stifle their inner nature with their own poisoned atmosphere.
Everything on this planet grows, expands and is meant to unfold to its highest potential. This is especially true for human beings. It seems that the average person, as they grow older, closes the windows and doors of their own being when they limit themselves by their own philosophy, attitudes and prejudices. Of course, this does not include everyone who becomes more mature and certainly doesn’t include any of my FB friends!
We find not only people, but nations, races, political parties and communities can suffocate themselves by closed doors. “That which is closed leads to death,” is an old philosophical axiom.
We find there can be a closed mind, a closed heart, a nation that builds borders, political systems and many other areas of life that begin to decay from a lack of fresh oxygen and circulation.
The moment anger causes an individual to draw down upon themselves the cumulative storehouse of anger in the astral plane, it immediately shuts off the sympathy that the same person has with peace, harmony, kindness and other aspects that are antipathetical to anger. When we align ourselves through excess to one group of energies we deprive ourselves of other energies.
Sympathy is based on similarity and all things exist within the great plains of creation. The moment energy or anger is required, a person forms a sympathetic adjustment with all anger that is available, from all the cumulative anger of all things that can be angry. The longer the need to reinforce the anger, “the anger of the ages can soon be available to each person who becomes angry.” All energy of any type moves into sympathy through resonance.
A philosophical precept states that all sympathy is good and all sympathy is natural. The good things attract the good and bad things attracts the bad but both are natural within this existence of ours. Life is a schoolroom where we are learning how to manage those energies that are available to us. Nature does not carry a specific morality but fulfills only its rules, laws and inevitable obligations to act in a consistent manner. It is the consistency of nature’s activities that allow us to function in this plane.
For your consideration I would like to share the following regarding Moses coming down from the mountain after his audience with God. Facing the Pharaoh, Moses asked his brother Aaron to toss his staff on the ground…it turned into a snake. The Pharaoh was unmoved and had his magicians and wise men toss their staffs on the floor…all their staffs turned into snakes. The snake of Moses and Aaron swallowed the other snakes. It could be interpreted that there is an energy that is available to all people and this energy can be used by the spiritually oriented or non-spiritually oriented individual. However, it appears that eventually the more positive supersedes the less then positive creation. This of course is only our interpretation.
To inspire and empower with love, in love and through love to you.