29. (Eng.) Dealing with Corona Issues

I wrote this blog in Dutch at the end of March. However, I think, it still can be of importance to readers at the end of May.

Never before has mankind had the opportunity, in such large numbers, to ascend to a higher, more luminous level, where the qualities derived from spirituality can manifest themselves. Because the COVID-19 pandemic appeals to those qualities, every human being on Earth can take a step in the spiritual direction.

The corona crisis has made it clear that it is not true that we are isolated individuals who can lead our own private lives. There is an invisible cohesion and connection between people, primarily through the tiny virus itself.

Of course, I hope my readers are healthy and have not (yet) fallen ill to the virus. There are good ways to support your immune system in order to cope with a viral infection and achieve a swift recovery.

Recently Lynne McTaggart (see blog 25) described in her blog (https://lynnemctaggart.com/beating-the-coronavirus-as-simple-as-a-b-c/) which remedies can help minimize symptoms of future viral infections, including Covid-19. She quoted doctors from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine who insist on taking certain supplements, namely:
Vitamin C: 3000 mg daily, divided over different doses.
Vitamin D3: 2000 IU daily (start with 5000 IU for two weeks)
Magnesium: 400 mg daily                                                                                                             
Zinc: 20 mg daily
Selenium: 100 mcg daily.

All these vitamins and minerals have been proven to strengthen the immune system against viruses. Recently, in China high doses of vitamin C have been used in the treatment of corona patients. Read more about this on Lynne McTaggart’s website: https://lynnemctaggart.com/a-cheap-cure-for-the-coronavirus/.

What else could you do? Don’t forget what you can bring about with your thinking power, for yourself and for others. On the one hand, your thoughts can strengthen your own physical system (blog 28). On the other hand, you could ask for help from ‘the field’, on behalf of both yourself and others (blog 27).

To avoid infection, or to strengthen your immune system when you are infected, you can do a meditation, as follows.

Sit or lie down and start to relax by concentrating on your breathing. Become aware of your whole body. First, focus on the parts that are sick or feel uncomfortable, then bring to your attention those parts of your body that feel healthy or at least okay. Then move your attention to your heart and form a picture of yourself in perfect health. Take your time for this – pay attention to all the details as you review how good you feel when you are healthy, and evoke those sensations.

Then focus on your heart again. You might have made contact with your higher self. Does that reassure and encourage you? Or do you still find a smaller self, confronted with its own fear?

This should not be surprising. As people are scared to be infected by Covid-19, a collective field of fear has arisen. Fear is everywhere in the air and is even more contagious than the virus itself.
Just as you have to work on the immune system of your physical body, it is necessary to strengthen your resistance to fear, to that collective fear, in an individual process.

That is the challenge. Each of us is triggered by something that can, will or must lead to one or more steps further in exploring what life is essentially about. In short: this challenge leads to spiritual growth.

But what if you’re actually sick? Then it may be difficult to concentrate on the above meditation, for are you still able to look at yourself from a distance, without fear?
Then it becomes important to surrender and trust in the strength of your body and your soul – no matter what the outcome of the illness may be. You can be apprehensive or anxious, but you don’t have to be afraid…

As you will notice: not only the virus and the fear are contagious; the love that is present on Earth and beyond is also contagious!

28. (Eng.) The placebo wonder

This blog again covers a ‘mind-over-matter’ subject. Blog 26 was about what occurs at the most subtle level, in the quantum field, when you focus on an intention for yourself or for someone else, for a wish that will hopefully come into concretion.

Now the question at stake: What occurs in your brain that causes this effect to occur? And how are your conscious and unconscious thoughts involved in this process? What is needed to ‘make your mind matter!’? I learned more about this topic while reading ‘You Are the Placebo: making your mind matter’ (2014), by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

His story is remarkable. About thirty years ago, when he was 23, he was injured in a dramatic traffic accident in which he was wounded in 8 parts of his thoracic vertebrae. Doctors said he would have to sit in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, unless he agreed to an operation … but he declined both possibilities. Instead, he opted for a third approach.

‘If there exists a vital principle that is able to create our wonderful bodies, why might this principle not be able to heal my body?’ He started to concentrate on his body and its wounds on a daily basis, entertaining an internal focus, searching for contact with that intelligence. He visualized that he would fully recover…

It was after six weeks that Dispenza felt a special ‘click’. Something made him feel at home with that higher principle in which he had put his trust and faith. Simultaneously, his injured vertebrae began to heal. Finally, he could imagine a future with many possibilities again. In his mind, he visualized his future – via the quantum field.

And ‘a miracle’ occurred: After 9.5 weeks he got up and walked, without support. After 12 weeks his health allowed him to go back to his work as a chiropractor. This incredible healing experience gave him an invaluable knowledge. Dispenza has reflected upon it deeply, written several books and explained how such a healing is really possible, one of which books is ‘You Are the Placebo’. His vision is that, in principle, each human can achieve such a healing, provided that…

In his book, Dispenza talks about the many placebo-studies that have investigated how and why placebos have a positive effect. At the same time, he refers to the flip side of this phenomenon: how negative expectations may hurt a body. This is called the ‘nocebo-effect’.

Both terms were coined in 1960 and derive from the Latin language. (Placebo = I will please. Nocebo = I will harm.) At the time, scientists found that in human beings, something stronger must be at hand than simply the efficacy of an active compound in medicines/drugs, due the following observations:

  • In cases that showed the positive effect of a drug tested on patients, the patients in the control group (taking a placebo) responded almost as positively.
  • Looking at the side effects of a particular medicine, patients in a control group, who – without knowing – took the placebo, turned out to also be hindered by the (expected) side effects of the medicine tested.
  • Even when patients had been told and were aware that they had taken a placebo, this appeared to have a healing effect on them.

Thus, the most prominent Dutch dictionary, Van Dale, is right in stating: the placebo-effect is based on the auto-suggestive influence, brought about by taking the placebo as such.

Likewise, Joe Dispenza writes that the placebo-effect is related to the expectation patients have towards a pill! The power of that expectation, as well as the coupled emotions, bring about a noticeable effect in the body – noticeable for both patient and physician.

Therefore, Dispenza says, it is possible to evoke a placebo-effect on yourself, without taking a pill. That is the core of his message: trust the power of your expectation and imagination, and the placebo-effect works! So, miracles may occur: let go your old self and create a new self, with a ‘new’ mind and a ‘new’ body.

Spreading this knowledge and intrinsic experience has become Dispenza’s life purpose. In the workshops he gives all over the world, he inspires people to start the process in themselves. Through giving explanations and meditations. Meditations help the person to leave their comfort zone, to let go of the adverse impact of his or her history, and to focus on certain desires for the future, whether health related or otherwise. This has led to wonderful recoveries and transformations in many people!

Visit his website at: https://drjoedispenza.com/