For 30 years I have researched spiritual healing, first through books and then through personal experience. Healing is a science of vibration using love and intention. Your body is a vibrational laboratory in which you experiment every day. If you are a Buddhist monk in a monastery, your experiments are conscious. If you are a working mother in a Western culture your experiments are most likely unconscious. The European alchemists of the 16th century knew that the intention (his or her vibration) of the scientist was a necessary ingredient to the success of every experiment. When did Western science lose that notion? Ancient sanskrit yoga texts describe several (energetic) layers to the human “body”. How many more years will it take before high school Biology books start teaching this? Maybe a better question to ask is WHO decides what goes in those books in the first place and what is HIS/HER intention?
I am currently reading Richard Gordon’s Quantum Touch: The Power to Heal. He mentions one of my favorite books, Jean Liedloff’s The Continuum Concept and I will share what he writes, “she discussed how children of the stone age Yequana Indians, living in a “primitive” community in the Brazilian jungle, were held constantly when they were young. As the children grew up, they exhibited no violent behavior. In her two and one half years with this tribe, she realized that children willingly obeyed their elders, and that toddlers played peacefully together without arguing or fighting. Consider that in our “modern” society, it is still a common practice for babies to be separated from their mothers at birth due to medical interventions in maternity wards. These isolated babies hear nothing but the crying of other newborns. Away from the arms of their mothers, they cry themselves to sleep.”
Gordon continues, ” The question I am raising is this: What is touch, and what makes it so important? If touch were merely physical contact, a mechanical rocker and a moving piece of rabbit fur could provide a baby’s touch needs. But I do not believe that the value of touch is merely physical. I believe that it is much more than just the mechanics of being stroked. In my opinion, the true value of touch is the life-force energy and the love – in that touch.” I would say the frequency and intention of that touch. What is your experience with healing touch?
If you are curious about the darkside of the lack of touch on children and their behavior as adults, I recommend Dr. Bruce Perry’s book The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. Of course, the TV and newspaper headlines remind us everyday of the consequences of lack of touch.
If you are having a hard time finding your tribe as a CC parent here are some suggestions – find the closest organic food store and ask about parenting groups
– reach out to chiropractors, yoga centers, acupuncturists, homeopathic doctors, BodyTalk practitioners
– become a Dr Bach Flower Essence practitioner. The Level 1 is available online http://www.bachcentre.com/found/dlp.htm. It’s a great investment and you will learn so much about yourself and human nature and you will immediately become part of a global network dedicated to reducing human suffering.