Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We need Nature to free up our nature.
We are surrounded by the best of all healing
influences–fresh air, sunlight, and beauty.
In India, the Hippocrates of Ayurveda, a great
physician and sage named Charaka, prescribed
some sunlight for all diseases, along with a
walk in the early morning, and his advice will
never grow stale.

If I find a green meadow splashed with daisies
and sit down beside a clear-running brook,
I have found medicine. It soothes my hurts as
well as when I sat in my mother’s lap in infancy,
because the Earth really is my mother, and
the green meadow is her lap. You and I are
strangers, but the internal rhythm of our bodies
listens to the same ocean tides that cradled us
in a time beyond memory.

Nature is man’s healer, because Nature is man.
When Ayurveda says that the sun is our right
eye and the moon our left eye, we mustn’t sneer.
By bathing us in the moon, the sun, and the sea,
Nature fashioned the bodies we inhabit.
These were the ingredients that provided us each
with our piece of Nature–a shelter, life-support
system, intimate companion, and home for seven
decades or more.

The discovery of the quantum realm opened a
way to follow the influence of the sun, moon,
and sea down deeper into ourselves. I am taking
you there only in the hope that there is even
more healing to be found there. We already know
that a human fetus develops by remembering and
imitation the shapes of fish, amphibians, and
early mammals. Quantum discoveries enable us to
go into our very atoms and remember the early
universe itself.

  Adapted from Quantum Healing:  
Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine,
by Deepak Chopra (Bantam Books, 1990).

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