© Jim Berg, MD, 1999
Living caries with it a cost, and all life forms must face up to this
burden . This karmic debt
may be developed, inherited, societal, racial, planetary and/or cosmic.
can hasten the healing process more than respect for Life.
From respect comes the willingness to take responsibility for life and
living. Responsibility is
essential to overcome the momentum of karma. Neglect of this responsibility
allows chaos to disrupt the integrity of the form.
Chaos is the nemesis of the harmony that is health.
repentance, and atonement are signs of a responsible intent to pay ones karmic
4. Life is
rooted in the Good, the Beautiful, and the True.
Disease, as part of life, is also rooted in these.
Suffering comes with the great karmic burden that distracts our eyes to
the glamours that promise empty
relief and vainglorious hope. The
individual may remain blinded, overwhelmed by his debts, or he may open his
eyes, envision the more worthy way, and finally repay this price of ancient
the person must recognize the extent of his glamours and the vast illusions
that delude his mind. This is
more easily accomplished by first understanding the essentials of Life. Now allied with the Principles of Life, he may
understand the value of his existence and seek the strength to shine his more
6. Much of
disease is a result of the great
synchronicity of events which tie the individual karma with the rest of the
universe. Nothing is by
accident and our choice is forced to realize its finitude, as fate spews forth
from the meeting of our wills and destiny.
The individual may face his fate with dignity and respect, or he may
shy away in disgrace, confusion, or unsurity.
The former hastens the healing, the latter adds more to the debt.
healers duty is to help the person gather the healing forces--whether internal
or external--and use these resources as necessary to relieve the burden.
Though a healer may provide a map to gather these forces, he should do
no more than direct the eyes of the person to the area of disruption and
ponder the various avenues of relief.
A person must walk his own path, for he walks on is own feet; each of
us must captain our own ship with destiny to meet our fate.
forces of Nature provide the most profound
healing resources, though as mankind matures we are learning to
transform these resources into more
reliable forms. The healer's most
important virtues are the wisdom of what he is capable and not, and the
integrity to honestly apply this
wisdom. This must be coupled with
the patience to allow time to prove nature's talents, yet also with the
skilled swiftness to intervene when the life is not prepared to take heed to
nature's more final restitution of the form.
cooperation of the forces of both nature and man are vital in the healing
process, especially if supported by the person's blessing, will to live, and
supplements the will enticing the healing energies into play. When the person permits the creative tendencies to prosper,
the will-to-be-well is more vital. Stifle
the creativity of either nature or the person, and illness is more likely to
insight, sense of purpose, and joy in living are blossoms of the creative
forces and suggest that healing is occurring, though the grosser forms may lag
behind the more subtle. Tissue
damage, whether through trauma or misguided vibration, may require more
aggressive repair like a garden that needs weeded, fertilized or trimmed.
These methods, however, allow the healing forces to have cleaner
interplay, and rarely effect a cure by themselves.
cynicism, and despair add evidence that the person is loosening the grip on
his forms, allowing the more chaotic and dispersing forces to take precedence
over integrity. These
hinder the healing forces much like darkness, dryness and foul air does a
exercise, foodstuffs, medicines, and/or surgery may be offered to relieve the
more grosser forms, re-directed consciousness is required to harmonize the
more subtle aspects of our being. This
serves to attune the inner vision with a purer tone and may effect a more
permanent cure and prevent further ill-vibration.