Edgar Cayce (The Sleeping
has been called the father of the modern-day holistic
health movement, and his physical readings continue to
be studied by physicians to determine if the material
given for specific individuals years ago can be used
today to help those who suffer from similar
conditions. The principles of health and healing
in the Edgar Cayce readings are that the balance of
body, mind, and soul are so closely intertwined that the
dis-ease of any of these three aspects will also affect
the other two.
All healing comes from
within. Our bodies have the inherent ability and
inclination to be healthy. Therapeutic
intervention work best by assisting the processes of
Some approaches to
healing ignore this principle and promote the
practitioner or modality as the source of healing.
To be sure, some treatments can seem to provide dramatic
outcomes. Yet, without the healing response from
within, a flawless surgery will ultimately result in the
patient bleeding to death. The most highly touted
pills, whether from a major pharmaceutical company or
your local health food store, can at best only stimulate
or awaken the inner healing response. Without the
inner healing impulse, these chemicals only become a
dross on the system.
Therefore, when you
choose a practitioner or treatment modality, look for
that understated quality of humbleness that acknowledges
the power of inner healing and the willingness to
cooperate with the physician within.
Nature cures is the
basis for many healing systems as it is for the Cayce
approach. Since nature is an exression of the
divine (as is the body), this principle is closely
linked to holism and inner healing.
Although almost any
modality can assist the inner healing response, some
therapies do have an inherent advantage in this
regard. In this context, "natural" usually
translates as simple and unprocessed, whether it be
foods or medicines. Pills don't grow on trees or
bushes, nor do they sprout from the ground. Oils
that are derived by cold-pressing are preferable to
chemical extraction, and so forth.
The ability of Edgar
Cayce to give detailed information on any subject while
in a trance is a startling phenomenon in itself.
Though he had no medical training, he could not only
diagnose ailments that orthodox doctors had failed to
diagnose, but could also prescribe proper
For more than forty
years the "Sleeping Prophet" closed his eyes, entered an
altered state of consciousness, and spoke to the very
heart and spirit of mankind on subjects such as health,
healing, dreams, meditation, and reincarnation.
His more than 14,000 readings are preserved at the
Association for Research and Enlightenment.
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