I am a family doctor, trained to treat the chemistry of the body with chemicals from a pharmacy. A month after my eighteenth birthday, I was introduced to the complexities of the human form by clumsily wielding a scalpel, forceps and scissors through the grey, lifeless formalin-preserved tissue of a cadaver – only occasionally reflecting that the owner of this body was once someone’s life partner, mother and grandmother. I was being trained in the science of separateness – learning to detach myself from my own emotions, and from the emotions of those around me.
Twelve years later, I inserted my first acupuncture needle into the pink, lively sensitive flesh of a fellow attendee of my first acupuncture course. When he returned the favor I nervously noticed strange sensations travel along pathways in my arm I had never learned about years before in the dissection room. I also learned that the Chinese viewed our bodies as being first and foremost energy. And that our feelings were linked to this energy. My life, and the way I practiced medicine changed for ever. I was re-discovering the science of connectedness.
In the thirty years that have followed, I have continued to work as a family doctor, using Eastern and modern mindbody concepts of health integrated into each consultation. In my office, you can still find my stethoscope, my reflex hammer and my blood pressure machine; however, they lie alongside my acupuncture needles and my books on consciousness and quantum physics. Every day in this very office, I hear stories not only of fatigue and pain, but also of hope, creativity and passion. And I have learned time and again that our bodies heal best when relaxed and at peace.
One young woman described her first acupuncture experience this way:
“I felt a joyful harmony, a sense that I was resonating with the universe and was part of a divine song. The joy lingered for an hour or two then faded. It came unasked and unexpectedly, as a blessing, but in that moment, I was both the dancer and the dance.”
This sense of peace is best achieved when we are in perfect resonance with nature, at one with a mysterious unifying field. I have discovered that the organ which perhaps contributes the most to achieving this blissful state is not our brain; rather it is our compassionate, coherent beating heart. I try to help people achieve this state by encouraging them to practise this simple exercise each night.
Each night before falling asleep, while lying on your back (if you can):
1. Breathe in expanding your abdomen gently drawing the breath to the area around your navel.
2. Place your hands palm downwards, one over another, resting over your breast- plate, with your arms forming a figure-of-eight shape. This is the symbol if infinity, connecting you at its ‘zero-point’ centre to the timeless unified field.
3. Say to yourself three times “Even though I have this pain/struggle/heaviness, I really love and respect myself.”
4. Allow yourself to fall asleep within this soft embrace. You may find you awake in the morning fully rested with your hands still over your chest.
This simple exercise promotes an ideal energy balance- a state of peace, non-judgement and self –compassion – that can continue throughout the night as you rest in the altered state of sleep.
However, I firmly believe, we are here on earth to do more than simply ‘rest in peace.’
From Feeling to Doing
If indeed, it is our heart that instantly connects us to this peaceful, benign universal field, then is our heart and heads together that initiate the acts of service and human progress that feed into the field, expanding our consciousness near and far. First, we feel, then we relate to our feelings using our thinking brain to work how best to respond for the greater good. For example we are all touched and upset by the sight on TV of a starving child in Africa, but her plight and that of countless others will not improve unless we each act in an intelligent, effective way to help resolve this desperate situation. Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse who saved countless lives from injury and disease in the Crimean War of the mid 19th century had strong views on this subject:
“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions, which bring results.”
So this is perhaps why we are here living in this chaotic world so confined by time and space. We exist in the ideal form to act and create – it seems a sense of urgency brings out the best in us. Those who have temporarily left these confines through near-death or out-of-body experiences, frequently return deeply changed, committed anew to joyful lives of service, convinced of the sanctity of life here on earth. They now view our 4 dimensions of time and space as a miracle, and our earth as a beautiful work of art to be preserved, protected and loved.
As I finished writing the final chapter of my recent book The Human Hologram, convinced more than ever we are all instantly and holographically connected in light within a benign conscious universe, I fell in love – yet again – with the miraculous physical reality of you and me, and all that surrounds us.
And I am convinced, more than ever, that there is really nothing to fear.
WRITTEN BY: Dr. Robin Kelly
Robin Kelly (www.drrobinkelly.com) is a medical doctor, researcher, multi-award-winning author, TEDx presenter and musician from New Zealand. His latest book ‘The Human Hologram – Living Your Life in Harmony with the Unified Field’, explores the science and practice of living as holographic beings within a holographic universe. It was awarded ‘Science Book of the Year’ at the 2011 US National Best Books Awards.