The connection between love and physical healing
We’ve been taught that our bodies are weak, susceptible to decay and disease and, ultimately, ‘stupid’ – and that we can’t get by without all kinds of outside interventions. Yet the whole illusion that pharmaceutical medicines are the ‘be all and end all’ of human health comes to a sticky end in the face of one thing.
There is an ‘X’ factor that determines whether a person is healthy or sick. Indeed, it is surprisingly well known by the pharmaceutical giants but often down-played because of huge monetary interests. It is laughed off so as not to give it any more power than it already wields.
What is it?
In a word, “Love” – the ‘glue’ that connects us to each other, the planet and all of its lifeforms.
The untold story of love is that it gives us our mental and physical health, whilst its absence creates illness, and accelerates any disease process. A lack of love ‘unglues’ us at the seams and we fall apart, eventually.
We often perceive love as coming from an external source, so we often forget that we are generators of love too! In order to tap into the power of love, we must remember our true nature. We must tap back into our very essence, or Source.
You see, illness, rather than being something purely physical, is truly a sign of separation from our Source, which is Love… and healing can only truly happen when we return to it.
We can take our medicines, we can have surgeries, we can do many external things to help ourselves – but they ultimately fail in the absence of the power of love.
The return to healing and wholeness must come about through love. We must be able to give and receive love freely.
A kind word from a doctor does more to alleviate suffering in his patient than the actual pill prescribed, most of the time. The ‘word’ has an eerily accurate power over the mind of the patient, it takes root there and directs the energy of the healing process.
Think about this: why does a pill work for one person but not another? Is it simply biochemistry, or is there something more?
It is well known that doctors who are uncaring and unfeeling towards their patients have much lower success rates. Love generates a field of energy that has powerful, measurable effects, whereas a lack of love and compassion has the ability to do the opposite.
In his book ‘Quantum Healing’ , Dr. Deepak Chopra tells a powerful story about the connection between love and physical healing, which is worth repeating here:
“An Ohio University study of heart disease in the 1970s was conducted by feeding quite toxic, high-cholesterol diets to rabbits in order to block their arteries, duplicating the effect that such a diet has on human arteries. Consistent results began to appear in all the rabbit groups except for one, which strangely displayed 60 percent fewer symptoms. Nothing in the rabbits’ physiology could account for their high tolerance to the diet, until it was discovered by accident that the student who was in charge of feeding these particular rabbits liked to fondle and pet them. He would hold each rabbit lovingly for a few minutes before feeding it; astonishingly, this alone seemed to enable the animals to overcome the toxic diet. Repeat experiments, in which one group of rabbits was treated neutrally while the others were loved, came up with similar results. Once again, the mechanism that causes such immunity is quite unknown—it is baffling to think that evolution has built into the rabbit mind an immune response that needs to be triggered by human cuddling.”
We all intuitively know this, of course.
Studies have shown that cancer patients who attend support groups live, on the average, twice as long after diagnosis as those who don’t.
Today, despite the crazy assault of various (and often lethal) toxins in our air, food, and water, the human body does a remarkable job of maintaining its health. Whilst cancer-causing chemicals often appear in our food supplies and even our medical supplies, we seem to be able to fight the harmful effects off, most of the time.
That doesn’t mean we should continue to collectively allow companies and governments to knowingly poison us and destroy the planet and in their attempts to make a quick buck. We must move with awareness, which means self-love. And self-love means putting things right, not just for ourselves, but for everyone on this planet.
Make no mistake, love IS an extraordinary power. Demonstrated in its highest form – “compassion”, it is a vital tool in our ascension of consciousness, as well as the healing of our bodies, minds and the planet itself.