How could a picture of flower heal? – Maybe it is calming energy – nature recognizing the beauty of organized nature, intimate to the connection of ourselves with our world.
|Queen Anne’s Lace, solar art.|
Excerpt from ”’A Beginner’s Mind”’ by Abbess Zenkai Blanche Hartman, [http://www.intrex.net/chzg/hartman4.htm]
‘In China, there was a teacher named Dizang (J.: Rakan) who had a student named Fayan (J.: Hogen). Dizang saw Fayan all dressed in his traveling clothes, with his straw sandals and his staff, and a pack on his back, and Dizang said, “Where are you going?” Fayan answered, “Around on pilgrimage.” Dizang said, “What is the purpose of pilgrimage?” Fayan said, “I don’t know.” Dizang said, “Not knowing is nearest.” Sometimes it’s translated as “Not knowing is most intimate.” Not knowing is nearest or most intimate.’
”Not knowing is most intimate” – the most intimate or personally unique level may be the sub-atomic, quark-ian level.
Our protons and neutrons are made up of a balance of energy from three pairs of quarks. Their energy states change and the whole atom ‘s energy field is a result of the average of the three pairs of quarks. Our internal world may be a binary one with an on/off switch within every atom of our bodies – and our health.
A positive attitude versus a negative attitude can change the form that water freezes from a beautiful ornate crystalline lattice (snowflake) into a amorphous blob of ice. The work done on photography of water crystallizing into snowflakes by Dr Masuro Emoto shows us that a blessing or prayer before a meal might help align the fluid in the foods. Crystalline structure that is organized might promote better health. His work in water therapy has not been verified with replication but the idea that water crystals have to align to make an organized snowflake makes sense chemically. That is how a water droplet is formed, from alignment of the positive and negative areas of each individual molecule of water. Snowflake alignment might be showing the effects of organization at the subatomic quark-ian level.
/speculation/ We may not need to look in a subatomic explosion to find the boson or God particle. The scientist standing behind the safety glass has been found to direct the outcome of particle/energy wave experiments. Thought influenced whether the mass would be energy or particle.
If we think positive then the placebo, healing effect, averages 38% with no other medicine involved. The reverse is also true (no statistic on hand though). The nocebo response refers to negative responses that occur when an inactive substance is given to a control group in research. The negative or positive effects occur at the individual level, one person might experience positive effects from an inactive placebo while another experiences negative effects from the same inactive substance. The placebo and nocebo effects are not well understood at this time, more research is needed.
|Meadow flowers, captured by solar energy.|
An excerpt from a lecture about sitting zazen, a type of meditation, titled, “A Natural Action,” by Abbess Zenkai Blanche Hartman,
“We want to attune ourselves carefully to our body and mind so that we can notice when we are out of line with our deepest intention, so that we can feel it when we are out of line with our deepest intention. We want to cultivate that intimate knowing without words and ideas, that intimacy with our self, so that we can tell if we are living our life the way we really want to.” ____ [http://www.chzc.org/hartman3.htm]
- For a SciShow explanation of So what IS the Higgs Boson?: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUnDsNL_5nk]
The intestinal tract has brain cells that send information to the brain but not in a vocalized set of data. Emotions and information about allergens and pathogens and the state of the seasonal food supply may be included in the neuron signals from the GI tract. A gut instinct is very real at a biologic and cerebral level but not at the neocortex style of verbal thought. Learning to recognize and understand the difference between the gut sinking, big mistake feeling from the excited new love, twitterpated feeling can help in life.
When the timing is right it may feel right at a gut level. The moist spring air might remind the subconscious of previous fun bike rides. The fresh smell might lead right to getting the bike tuned up and out on the road without ever verbally saying out loud “I plan to ride my bike today because the air smells of springtime.” Tuning in to hunger and fullness signals isn’t always about eating or drinking. The gut knows more than we realize. There are more neurons in the intestinal tract than in the spine or rest of the body (except the brain). Thinking about a snack yet?
- Think Twice: How the Gut’s Second Brain Influences Mood and Well-Being, by Adam Hadhazy, Feb/12/10 [http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gut-second-brain]
***The article suggests that psychiatrists may need to treat this second brain (the GI tract) as well as the regular brain. Talk therapy would be a challenge and more pharmaceuticals won’t really nourish the miles of intestinal tract like food could. The benefit of sitting meditation is the time of stillness to slow down and consider what the twinges at an emotional level might be trying to say about real world events.
Gut knowledge can be very informative but it can be very wrong/misunderstood. Like blogs and anything – think twice, act with care. Pain and discomfort is the body’s signal that something happening is wrong and should be changed. Blocking pain regularly blocks the wisdom that could help heal the underlying problem.
Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.