Like every game, the game of health has its own specific set of rules. These are not rules created by human ideas or by the medical, pharmaceutical, scientific, or religious communities. These rules are the Universal Principles that govern the processes that determine the quality of health we experience. They apply at all times and in every situation without exception.
These Universal Principles include both Spiritual Laws and Laws of Nature.
If you strive to achieve your greatest human potential you will need to be healthy. Why? Because, optimal health is the cornerstone of all human potential.
Our physical presence on this earth, our body, is the vehicle through which we experience the world around us. It is the gift we were given, so we would be able to engage in and experience the universe and all things of creation at the physical level, on the material plane of existence, here on planet earth. It includes all the physical senses: our ability to see, hear, taste, smell and touch.
All of life has intrinsic value. Our physical presence on this planet must have meaning and purpose, simply because we exist. Because of this existence we have potential that was meant to be expressed. Although our existence suggests an implied responsibility to this physical existence, the choice is still ours to make.
Nature never wanted man to leave his body before advanced old age, and if only everyone would obey the laws of nature from his childhood on, instead of constantly working against them, the death of human beings through disease in their youth or middle age would be as rare as death by violence – Ramacharaka, from Yesudian and Haich – Yoga and Health
When we choose to play by the rules. We increase our likelihood of creating favorable health outcomes. When we violate the rules, either by choice or through ignorance, there are inescapable consequences.
So what are the Natural and Spiritual rules of health?
The Laws of Nature refer to those principles that govern how things work in the physical, visible world. Laws of Nature include the proven and accepted principles of physical, chemistry, and biology that we use to explain and understand how the human body functions and is designed to work. So, “How does the body work as nature intended?” Your ability to master the game of health begins with this question. If you can understand how the body works as nature intended, then you have a foundation, a frame of reference, and a starting point for figuring out how to achieve health and prevent illness and disease.
The Spiritual Laws refer to those principles that govern the energy dynamics in the non-physical, invisible universe. The universe is comprised of information and energy; although the energy of our thoughts and emotions do not have a physical dimension, these invisible forces greatly influence how we experience the physical world. Our physical health does not exist independent of the influence of these non-material factors. Let’s look at some of the Spiritual Laws and how they relate specifically to health:
The Law of Abundance
Although we usually hear about this law in the context of creating material wealth on the planet, it also applies to creating health in your life. There are adequate resources in the universe to crete all things and these resources flow through the dynamic energy exchange of giving and receiving. If you are in need of something, you must be open and ready to receive it. This implies that you not only have to think it and believe it, but your actions must also be in alignment with this belief.
The Law of Action
Although we may desire optimal health and a life that is pain-free, disease-free, and medication-free, only action that is in alignment with the truth about the way the body works as nature intended can make this a reality. All the information and knowledge in the world changes nothing. Your ability to align your actions with the truth about health is the only way to create positive change in your life.
The Law of Attraction
This is the basic law of all manifestation. You attract into your life that into which you put the energy of your thoughts. If you desire good health, you can attract it into your life- but only if your understanding and belief system about health is accurate and truthful. Alternately you also have the power to attract into your life that which you do not want – illness and disease- by focusing your attention and thoughts on what you don’t want. For example, “since this disease runs in my family, so I will also get this disease.”
The Law of Cause and Effect
The elemental patterns of nature exist in balance. Disturbances in these patterns (cause) result in consequential alterations of the patterns of nature (effect). When you nourish the body’s health you create health. When you starve the body of physical nourishment you create sickness. The same is true on the spiritual, mental, and emotional planes. Nourishment creates health; lack of nourishment creates un-health.
The Law of Energy
Everything in the universe is Energy. Energy can be directed to create and support or restrict and block an ultimate goal or destination. Energy includes thoughts and feelings. Energy itself has no meaning, quality, or characteristic other than the one you give it. We operate from two primary energies: love and fear. The Law of Attraction and The Law of Cause and Effect determine the extent to which the outcomes you experience in your life are an expression of either love (expansiveness, abundance, fulfillment, and health) or fear (limitation, lack, unhappiness, and un-health).
The Law of Expectation
Energy follows though; you move toward but not beyond what you can imagine. If you see yourself as being sickly , universal dynamixs will move you toward that direction. If you see yourself as have a strong healthy constitution, with the power to both heal and prevent illness and disease, universal dynamics will help make that reality in your life.
The Law of Free Will or The Law of Choice
We each have the opportunity to express our creative energy in the world in either expansive and positive ways or in limiting and negative ways. This decision is ours alone. No matter what our current health circumstances, we have the power to choose a different path. Whether we realize it or not, we create our path in life based on what we know and what we implement. We can either accept 100% responsibility and accountability for the thoughts, feelings, words and actions that determine our experience of health or we can give up our power and do what others tell us we should do and think about our health.
Are you going through life under someone else’s direction or your own? The choice is yours.
The Law of Giving and Receiving
The universe operates through the principle of dynamic exchange: as you give to others that which you desire to receive, the abundance of the universe is perpetuated in your own life. Giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. Giving and receiving are opposite sides of the same coin of universal dynamics. The energy of each is equal, and the universe will respond to either with a pull of the energy of the other.
The Law of Healing
We we talk about healing, we are not talking about health care. Health care refers to the mechanical processes used to treat illness and disease: drugs and surgery used by conventional medicine; nutritional supplements used by nutritionists; various techiques of manual manipulation of soft tissue used by massage therapists; manual manipulatiom of joints by chiropractors; and other mechanically or chemically-based techniques. Healing, in contrast, refers to the shifts in energy that occure in the body that precede any physiological changes. We all possess the power to heal; healing energy is within us.
The Law of Intention
Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. When we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality (or the pure ability for something to develop or come into existence), we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.
The Law of Karma or The Law of Consequences
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. What we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that are in alignment with the way the body workds as nature intended, the fruit of our karma is good health. This is the natural principle of cause and effect. There are no accidents in life. Everything has meaning and purpose. Even our illnesses and diseases have meaning and purpose.
The Law of Pure Potentiality
The source of all creation is pure consciousness. In pure consciousness lies the seed for pure potentiality. Pure potentiality seeks expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. When we realize our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe. When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, you can fulfill any desire you have, including optimal health. Only when we interfere with the natural order of things do we create health problems beyond the body’s natural ability to cope. Every cell in your body has the genetic potential for optimal health.
The Law of Responsibility
Everything in your life you create at some level. In some way you have contributed to the creation of every illness and disease that has befallen you other than those that were present at your birth. Inhere in your ability to embrace this understanding lifes the empowerment to be able to recreate or change anything and everything in your life that is not working for you, including the quality of your life. But, this can only happen when you are willing to accept 100% responsibility and 100% accountability without exception, for everything you experience in your life.
Read more: The Optimal Life
Dr. Stephen C. Bizal, D.C
Wellness Lifestyle Interventionist
Live and learn. We All Do.
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