As we move through the holiday season of 2019, I am moved to find deeper meaning in at all. In so many cultures and so many religious traditions there is a special focus on this time of the year. December 21st marks the winter solstice; this is where winter officially begins on the calendar. It also means that each day after the 21st will bring a slightly longer day. “The return of the light”. Not only is this true in terms of planet earth’s orbit around the sun, it is also true in terms of the deeper meaning that our holidays have for me personally. Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, Mohammed, they all brought in more light. During this worldwide time of polarization and conflict, it helps me to remember that we are returning to the light. I hope it helps you as well.
- Dr Rick
Welcome to the 21st-century!
There are so many benefits to this technological information age. We have smart phones, smart appliances, and even smart cars that can drive themselves. (Watch out pedestrians!) But all this tech comes at a price. The purpose of this article is to let you know some of the factors involved and what you can do about it.
Fact: Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US between the ages of 10 to 34. (This was just lowered down to 10 years of age!) There are studies that show cell phone use and time on social media have a direct correlation to depression, anxiety, and suicide. We are much more connected globally, but more isolated individually than ever before in history.
Fact: the average adult spends as much as 12 hours a day in front of a screen while at home.
This shocked me. No wonder so many people report feeling disconnected from themselves, others, and nature.
Here are some suggested alternatives to sitting in front of a screen.
Fact: all of your “Smart devices” produce electromagnetic radiation. The effects of EMFs on biological systems and human beings specifically are being studied at a much slower rate than the technology is progressing. The evidence is accumulating however. EMFs in the microwave frequency range (your cell phone) causes alterations in the voltage gated calcium channels in the cells of your brain. This is thought to interfere with mitochondrial energy production and general cellular metabolism.
Check out this link to see how this relates to the dramatic dramatically increasing rise of chronic mystery illness.
Fact: 5G tech is starting to roll out in the US. The preliminary findings on health consequences are not good.
Take a look at the research and decide for yourself how much you want to partake in “screen time”. Also, please keep in mind that there are millions of Americans that are so affected by our technological world that they suffer from chronic illness and have trouble just functioning at a basic level. I believe we can enjoy the benefits of tech while minimizing the negative effects. This will only come about if we choose to make it so in our own lives. Vote with your pocketbook, and stay informed!
In our last class we spoke about the current state of health in America and how so many health conditions are directly related to your mental-emotional state. Here are the stats:
We then went over what you can do about it! Research from current thought leaders like Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and finally a book by Shawn Achor called the “Happiness Advantage”. Bottom line, all emphatically proclaim that you CAN rewire your brain and your physiology to lead a more happy and fulfilling life.
How do we do this? Here is a link to a simple exercise to help you.
The one thing that I really wanted to communicate in the class and I’m not sure if it came across, is how profoundly these three authors and researchers (and many others) connect. They’re all saying the same thing from slightly different perspectives. What is this point of convergence?
This three dimensional material world is not all that is.
Here is an example to illustrate this point: When I started studying science we were taught that atoms are made up of a nucleus with electrons orbiting around them in clear perfect circular pathways (the Bohr model). Then I began studying university physics in college and all this went out the window! I found out that not only do electrons not orbit the nucleus in clear circular pathways (they occur in regions of probability) but that electrons pop in and out of our perceived reality based on the intention of the observer. What? They also change between a particle and a wave form. Same is true of light, is it a particle, or a wave? It is both! My whole 3 dimensional view of the world was forever shattered. Even time itself is not a constant! (Einstein). Through the lens of physics we can start to grasp that the interface between matter and energy is much more profound than commonly realized. This is also equally true of your inner world and the interface between body and mind.
Ok, so what does all this abstract thought have to do with you?
You have the ability to change your thinking (programming) and consequently change your health. You are not your body, your mind, or your emotions. All these things emerge from the multi dimensional field where all is one and there is nothing but energy and information. You’re focused attention and intention can direct this field into literally changing your genetic expression (epigenetics) and consequently your physical manifestation. You can change your body, heal yourself, rewire your brain, heal your mind and change chronic negative emotions into positive ones.
So many different ways, here are a few examples to get you going:
Based on the feedback from our last class, our next topic will be Meditation!
Yours in Health,
I came across this cartoon and I had to laugh. Things are often funny because they contain some element of truth, seems true in this case. Why would so many people make choices that can lead them to even more suffering? Surgery and medications definitely have their place. Western medicine has excelled at treating trauma, but for chronic health conditions, not so much. In this country, the United States of America, we spend the most money on our health care than anybody else on the planet, and yet according to the World Health Organization, we rank around 37th in terms of the health of our citizens. How is that possible? We have focused on sickness care here in this country, not health care. Clearly this does not seem to be working very well.
Here is an interesting fact: Ninety plus percent of all illness is lifestyle or environmentally related. Said another way, If we made different choices in our lives, we could avoid 90% of all disease!
Please join me in choosing the road less traveled and make different choices in your lives. How do we do that? That is our primary focus here at Colorado Health and Wellness Center, let us help you sort through the maze of conflicting information and find your way back to vibrant health.