Classical Physics, founded by Isaac Newton, was one of the most important contributions in the early days of the Scientific Revolution. Physics is the science that defines the mechanisms of how the Universe works. A fundamental principle in Newton’s version of physics is that the Universe is divided into two realms: Matter and Energy. While physical matter can affect matter, and invisible energy can affect energy, there are virtually no interactions wherein the energy and matter realms can affect one another. The difference between the two realms was so distinct that the study of physical matter was specifically identified as “physics,” a field of science, while studies on the invisible energy forces were deemed “metaphysics” and relegated to religious and spiritual “science.”
The character and behavior of the material universe was thought to be an expression of the mechanical interaction of physical particles, the atoms and molecules. From this perspective, the structure, functions and behaviors of the matter-based human was attributed to interaction of the body’s fundamental molecular building-blocks, specifically the large macromolecules defined as proteins. In fact, the term protein, derived from “pro” (primary) and “tein” (part), represent the body’s primary parts. A human body is comprised of over 100,000 different protein “primary parts.” Protein molecules are functionally analogous to gears that engage and turn one another to create behavior.
Consequently, as modern medicine arose, it perceived the body’s physical and behavioral characteristics as representing a complex protein machine. As with any machine, the body could be taken apart and its functions assessed through an analysis of its protein “gears.” In a similar manner that dysfunctions in a machine can be attributed to defective “parts,” it was perceived that bodily dysfunctions (dis-eases) were the result of defective protein pathways. Through a process called “reductionism,” scientists dissected the body down to its molecular components, creating metabolic flow charts that defined the assembly and engagement of protein pathways (“assembly lines”) responsible for manifesting the body’s physiologic functions.
Once the molecules in metabolic pathways providing bodily functions, such as respiration, digestion, excretion, nervous system, etc., were elucidated, investigators could identify what they perceived as defective proteins responsible for disease. Armed with this awareness, technicians in pharmaceutical corporations designed “drugs,” molecules, to repair or adjust the chemistry of dysfunctional pathways.
In 1927, the emergence of quantum physics rewrote the science of classical physics by revealing that the Universe consisted of only one realm … Energy. The appearance of “matter” is an illusion resulting from photons of light engaging with, and being reflected by, energy fields. A Founding Father of quantum physics, Max Planck, acknowledged in 1927, “The mind is the matrix of all matter.” Simply, the “mind” is the creator of matter. That insight is still a fundamental tenet of quantum physics. In fact, in a recent issue of Nature, the most prestigious of scientific journal, an article by physicist R. C. Henry concludes: “The Universe is immaterial – it is mental and spiritual. Live and enjoy.”
Cutting to the chase, and hoping to save a few thousand words, we quote Albert Einstein, “The field (energy) is the sole governing agency of matter.” While conventional medicine and classical physicists focus on the material realm in understanding disease, quantum physics emphasizes the role of mind, an energy field, in shaping our biology. This conclusion is supported by the new science of epigenetics, which emphasizes how environment and consciousness shape genetics and behavior. Add to this fact, that current biology recognizes that only 1% of disease is connected to genes, while over 90% of disease is due to stress, a consequence of mental activity.
In one sense, the body is a mechanical vehicle, and as such is operated by a “driver.” Vehicles in the hands of a “good” driver have a long, functional life, while the vehicles of “bad” drivers are in frequent need of repairs, or even replacement. The health of a body is determined by the character of the driver, the mind. A “stressed-out” mind, the expression of a “bad” driver, is responsible for creating up to 90% disease by mismanaging the body’s systems. I use the terms “good” and “bad” here not as a judgment of right or wrong, only to illuminate the importance of the quality of awareness when “driving.
This conclusion is important because it reveals we have inappropriately emphasized disease as a breakdown of the body’s mechanics and sought the help of pharmaceuticals to resolve the problem. How’s that working? Conventional pharmaceutical drugs are responsible for over 300,000 iatrogenic deaths per year in the U.S. alone! We don’t need more drugs, what we need is “driver education.”
Current science now recognizes the role of consciousness as the primary etiology creating illness. This insight is apparent in understanding the mechanics of the placebo and nocebo effects. From 1/3 to 2/3 of all “medical” healing is attributed to the positive thoughts driving the placebo effect and not to the drugs or surgeries used in treating disease. More important, is the awareness of the nocebo effect, wherein negative thoughts alone can create any disease, and even cause one to die.
The planet’s prevailing healthcare crisis will wane once we forgo the expenses of the pharmaceutical approach and emphasize healing disease via the power of the mind. Just imagine the impact on humanitywhen the trillions of dollars in current drug sales could be redirected to support the vitality of society and the enhancement of Nature. A pharmaceutical-free world will have more playtime and more playgrounds, symptoms of a healthy society.
I’ll look for you in the “field.” Don’t forget the snacks!
With Love and Light,
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