"How does healing work?"
So many people ask this simple question - and the answers are anything but simple. "It's a miracle." "No one knows." "It's like praying or positive thinking - it just works." Scientists and pharmacologists are delving more deeply into the placebo effect. Is it all in our minds? What is the truth behind the mind body connection?
It reminds me of a time when I was in college so many years ago. I read a breathtaking book describing how the earth's continents seemed to fit together like puzzle pieces. There was so much detailed evidence that pointed to this conclusion and it was something that caught my imagination.
But the scientific community dismissed all the 'evidence' as circumstantial and ridiculed the author, and, of course, anyone else who thought this sounded like common sense, calming stating the ‘obvious’ – there is no mechanism that could move continents. All that changed when plates were found underlying continents and subduction from the molten core of the earth was found to be the engine that drove the plates into and around each other, causing our lively, living planet.
" The acceptance of plate tectonics by the scientific community in the 1960's is one of the great events in the history of science. Despite the fact that almost all geologists considered moving continents to be the rankest sort of heresy, when the data began to accumulate they willingly abandoned the teachings of a lifetime in deference to the new information" states Hazen & Trefil in Science Matters (2009).
I don't remember their being so willing to abandon their worldview, since I attended college in the 1970's and it was still heretical. Nevertheless, what's the 'rankest sort of heresy' concerning healing?
Well, I was recently told by a professional colleague that quantum applications of healing are, and I quote, "Gobbledegook". By this he meant shim sham, spiritualism, spooky.
Why is it gobbledegook?
Because this fascinating perspective has not yet made the voyage into the mainstream scientific consciousness, although it has for many healers, especially those of us who claim we work in the quantum! Quantum physicists seem to have a problem with this 'heresy' because they are dealing with mathematical formulas, not applications of their mathematics or their theories.
How can you have practical applications to something that is so mind-bending?
By bending your mind
and stepping into the quantum world, the endless possibilities. I do it. Many healers do it. The quantum world is the engine driving healing work. Is seeing believing? Or is believing seeing? In the quantum, there are infinite possibilities - and intent - and connectedness - to a degree that is truly unbelievable.
Many physicists and leading edge scientists are the metaphysicians of our time. They just don't know it. :-)