Energy Perspective of Disease

Energy Perspective of Disease
By Alisa Battaglia

 When our personality is not in alignment with or moves against our Higher Self or Soul, our existence essentially acts out against the interests of greater Unity. While we seem to persist in the illusion of being separate our Soul is actually linked to the Great Kosmic energy field. When we disengage from Sources’ Kosmic energy field there is a loss in the fill of life energy. Loss of vital energy causes disruptions that produce a myriad of conditions (congestion, friction, distortion and disharmony) first noticed in the subtle body, the non-material form of thoughts and intuition. Thoughts are impregnated with doubt and fear producing negative soul states and moods that eventually progresses to the material level manifesting in the form body precipitating dis-ease. If the distortion of energy remains charged, the tension produced in the subtle body creates a necessary conflict that is reflected in the physical body yielding its own specific malady. For instance, when there is chronic inflammation of a joint that creates the body’s imbalance, the conflict does not allow it to heal. Until the conflict is resolved the joint will always be inflamed which eventually moves into more serious forms of degeneration.

It is essential to realize that every ailment or dis-ease informs us of our resistances that produce our imbalances. Dis-ease provides a focal point for discovering all the negative energies we have cultivated and how they have become displaced within our lives. The repetition of our negative experiences is nature’s way of bringing us back into reflection of total balance. However, when we fail to see the nature of dis-ease it is not possible to get rid of the negative aspects that have created it. In our healing process towards wholeness our lessons are learned through the experience of our bodies. A dis-ease healed naturally leaves a person stronger. When we use the natural processes of healing we come to recognize and understand our fundamental weaknesses by replacing them with true strength.

 The highest forms of ancient healing made no attempt to cure dis-ease than to seek the cause of dis-ease. The intention was to sustain an individual through the use of mild foods, herbs and spiritual disciplines in a way of purification. Any attempt to offer a remedy that would stop the natural process from occurring was considered an interference with the integrity of the individual’s own self-generated healing process through the body-mind-spirit complex. In this manner allopathic medicine more often interferes with the natural processes of recovery by introducing inert complexes of chemical medication to a body that is restored and sustained by force or life energy. It is in this way that the body is chemically manipulated and the symptoms of illness suppressed or the diseased parts surgically removed. This ideology masks-not heals the fundamental physiological imbalance that treats the symptoms of diseased life energy rather than the inherent cause of it.

This material mechanistic viewpoint clings to the notion that the mind is a physical function of the human body and is separate from its parts. It assumes too often that long-term or lifestyle practices that are unable to be measured or duplicated in a short-term laboratory study hold little significance to an ailing body and bifurcated spirit. Under this paradigm, the most vital connections to the causation’s of dis-ease are dismissed. This makes the fragmented mind-body vehicle very difficult to achieve liberation. However, to correct imbalances at source four levels need to be addressed: body, breath, mind and spirit. To do this we start on the external level because this is what we see and move inward where all disorder originates on a cellular level. All five senses are used to harness the body’s intelligence. Mindfulness dissolves the perception of separateness as the healing intelligence of Universal Mind is engaged.


Appearances of the Heart

Some people live closely guarded lives, fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation. This attitude, however, is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding. True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction. It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole, thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely. ~Lama Thubten Yeshe, “Wisdom Energy”

There are many who claim to be accelerated on the evolutionary path to enlightenment who parade around in a sheath of spiritual ego full of self-aggrandizement. Their attention is anchored with concern over how they appear to others and thus, they exaggerate their own importance, power, and reputation masking their inadequacies under the guise of love and compassion. With a need to secure false personal power in the eyes of others to appear expert on matters that elude them, their emotional bodies are easily thrown off balance and threatened when their thoughts and ideals are questioned and processes examined. Quick to mask their overcompensations from feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, or victimhood, they react with quick emotional force. Taking things personally, with a swift wave of the hand they judge and dismiss differing perspectives and approaches of others on the path. Be weary of such manipulations. Discernment is needed here. The hallmark of a true initiate is non-attachment and clearly unconcerned with others emotional positions, as they are steadfast upon bridging inner and outer connections on many levels and to transmit that synthetic union to others through world service. Their lower bodies are aligned and integrated with a focus on living a more Soul infused reality as the expressive link in consciousness.

While the spiritual egoist espouses to tout the law of love, they miss the mark and project onto others a love-less vibrational state de-spiriting those in their chain of connection. These characters having reached a small measure of congruency between what they think, feel, say, and do, and their uncontrolled emotional bodies ever lead them astray. Emotional reactivity leads to imbalanced thought. Imbalanced thought creates a whole new set of frequency patterns.

While to err is to be human, it is most wise to take personal responsibility to grow and make better when it is due. Halting judgment and embracing another’s ways of being is a good place to start. With finger-pointing fear based approaches, many refuse to own their projections lost in their own demagoguery. The virtues of humility, trust and the integrity of simultaneous interplay between teacher/student as a co-creative experience, is lost to their desire for guru-hood. Overriding true wisdom and halting acceleration, is the ever-common failure of the Path Seeker to control the emotional body into a calm sea of glass.

I have extracted and revised a piece of my work, “The Seven Attributes of Heart” to express the many evolving layers of heart consciousness that differ only by degree of vibration that is discernable as our level of awareness rises.

A selfish heart functions from conditioned logical responses, while the emotions are a continuous shifting of moods and sentiments wrapped into the self. A desirous heart is concerned with sense gratification and is motivated by that which brings pleasure. An egoic heart, pride and vanity plays an important role so that others may fall in love with the mask perceived as Self. Misidentification further thickens the veil of glamour and illusion. A compassionate heart stimulates the innate potential for healing and through the path of selfless service, love flows gracefully and lovingly brings calm and influence upon others. A listening heart is a self-aware organized consciousness of integrated perceptions between inner and outer worlds, open to the channels of knowledge and illumination. A wise heart perceives a world of differing forces that must congeal into a unified whole if there is ever to be systemic harmony. Virtuous, without distortion of any kind, the tide of beingness is in rhythm with an undifferentiated Kosmic awareness. A spiritual heart recognizes the essential unity in all things and merges with supreme consciousness with reflection in the Kosmic self.

Like a huge mirror our ability to govern the law of our own being always operates in accordance with our actions. We must come to realize that we each are responsible for our own happiness and our own misery chained by the instinctive forces that enslave us. We must move beyond these forces into self-mastery by using the gifts with which we are endowed to promote our inner ideal. Each day we can overcome the effect of our selfish hearts and brackish deeds if we act wisely by evolving our hearts vibration to more inclusive values. This leads us to live a noble life with potential to change the world.


Alisa Battaglia 2/11/2009