Healing?

No matter how well you have burrowed down to the reason why you are suffering ill health, be it physical or mental, you will not manage to eradicate whatever it is that ails you unless the you that is suffering is changed to somebody else. 

Take a look at nature in the raw. Even a tree, should it live to any great age, shows all the signs of its history in its form. Each branch that was snapped off, by wind or witless action, will leave its scar. The times that something large careered into its trunk still cause it to lean at a certain angle. Be the summers wet or dry, each one is remembered in those normally invisible rings. It can no more change the results of those actions than it can uproot itself and walk to a place of safety. No matter how well those scars heal – and they can actually heal stronger than the original tissue – they will always be scars. They will always tug when the original tissue did not. Always. 

We, as human beings, have another option: we can become another person. When we do so, whatever it was that afflicted us, can no longer grip at all onto us, because that which was no longer exists. All those predictable responses, those memories that need such a tiny prompt to live again; all those false ambitions and desires that never really belonged to you at all; they belonged to something that is no longer you, so why do you still allow them to be? Because you are what you were and have not changed into what you are. You have falsely identified the results of those actions – not the events themselves, but the consequences of those events – as who you actually are. That is not who you are. 

What you are is not any of this. And it is in the space of what you are that that which afflicted you evaporates into thin air. They were and are conditions that only afflict a human being when that human being identifies themselves with their history and the petty human concerns which their fellow human beings lay such stress on. 

I am not advocating a continuing transition between identifiable but distinct human types, much as an actor can change almost immediately between two or more characters. That could work, but ultimately would not advance your own personal evolution one iota, other than to point out to you that the flaws in each character are not particular peculiar or distinct to each one: we each, for the most part, share similar concerns, similar worries and similar hopes. And that is the problem which each of our health concerns can latch on to. They may be distinct and somewhat identifiable to particular types but overall they are the usual sum of health concerns with which we are all familiar. 

What I am advocating is that the complete integration of a human being cannot do anything other than alter what that same human being thought of as themselves; and to such an extent that, not only to themselves but to those who know them well, they are changed and different from who they have been for as long as they have known them. Until that point it might be quite possible, within the personality that has and is known, to trace a wavering thread of personal growth and evolution which vitalised their forward movement to the seemingly integrated personality of the present. However the leap that I am discussing is not in continuity with the past. It cannot do so because, in the accompanying revolution of that person, what were, until that point, fundamental aspects, concerns, beliefs and hopes are at the same time ejected from them, just as any waste product is ejected from any body that no longer has any use for them. And it no longer has any relevance because the personality that was is gone, and that which now manifests does not have the same concerns. That includes any reasons that ill health contaminated and integrated with the previous personality. In fact it is the case that what the human being now manifests cannot be called a personality in any real sense, because personality is somehow, in its essence, something that is adopted, or perhaps is the means by which what is inside is manifested to the outside for interpretation. What exists after the revolution has no concern whatsoever with outside interpretation, just as a bird, a cloud, a sky gives not one hoot for how humans, even nature itself, will interpret what is seen. They simply are. 

If we can eliminate the internal worries about how we are seen and interpreted, and, at the same time, allow what exists before human interpretive thought to flood our consciousness to such an extent that the vacuum left behind is filled with a completely different substance, then sooner or later experiences of what the new you – the one that is not a continuity with the past – will appear. Yes it is unlikely to last for any length of time at first; and it may be, despite the revolution that it actually at its centre, something that creeps up on one until one becomes aware of it simply by external comment. The latter path might occur if one is gradually becoming aware of and eliminating the usual, cultural, worries and concerns and, at the same time, welcoming, at least in part, what it is that both invigorates the human body and the uncountable suns in the sky. It is, in essence, allowing something to form without any interpretive interference; and it seems to me that the very act of not being able to definitely label what manifests is the reason why any usual human disease cannot gain a foothold on that human being. Not only is the new human being unidentifiable as any usual human being – and this hypothesis concerns itself with the idea that diseases are the twins with certain usual characteristics of usual human beings – but the fact that the new human being is one without definable outer limits – in that there will always be unidentified aspects of the new human which are admitted but unknown in any real way.

It is this admittance of the inability to definitely identify what the new you is actually like which ironically identifies it as a break with what has, until this point, manifested as you. And it is my position that the new you will, for this reason, eliminate disease from your body: you are no longer the person that it originally infected; there is a break with the past over which disease cannot transport itself.