The Legitimacy of Healing

edited by Michelle Bense

Think about a world where healthcare has no adverse side effects, where we experience no pain during or after healthcare procedures. We have become so desensitized by our “no pain, no gain” attitudes that the onslaught of elective surgeries and pharmaceutical commercials letting us know that their newest pill may cause “severe stomach aches” or result in “sudden death” don’t even cause us to bat an eye.

But mention the word “healer” to someone and it can induce responses anywhere from eye-rolling to images of flowing robes, crystals, incense and wands to inappropriate and reactive displays of anger and self-righteous indignation. We understand that the body heals itself. A cast on a broken ankle allows it to be protected while the bone heals itself. Yet, mentioning the word “healing” outside of a mainstream medical context is met with doubt and uncertainty. Fortunately, Western medicine is beginning to open to this idea as newer generations take over and as more discoveries are made in quantum physics as to how the body really heals.

Healthcare approaches such as acupuncture and chiropractic have done a stellar job of marrying science with more holistic Eastern and Western healthcare philosophies. These are now accepted healthcare delivery systems and most health insurance programs cover them, but medicine would still like to refer to them as alternative, complementary or integrative “medicine”, when, in fact, they are more properly recognized as alternative, complementary or integrative “health care”—a group to which medicine is an equal card-carrying member. This, of course, places medicine on only equal—rather than superior—footing with other healthcare approaches.

Leading expert in the healing world, Dr. Eric Pearl, is helping to legitimize new forms of health practices and reestablish the word healing as a true health term, returning it to its rightful place in today’s healthcare lexicon. As founder of Reconnective Healing, an advanced level of energy healthcare, and author of international bestseller The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in 39 languages, he travels worldwide educating healing practitioners of all fields in the art, science and philosophy of Reconnective Healing. He teaches them that there is no longer the need to add superstition and complex technique, fear-based ritual or protections or healing gadgets to their work. He points out that healing has nothing to do with faith, hope or belief.

Pearl is bringing the science back into healing, working with the medical community and conducting clinical studies with quantifiable results. Newer scientific understandings and concepts of quantum physics such as string theory, DNA evolution and the discovery not only of new levels of light, but that we as human beings actually emit measurable levels of light, as well as how we interact with one another’s energy fields show us that we affect the health of one another without even physically touching each other.

In his book, Pearl talks about string theory and how energy, light and frequencies are closely tied to our senses and perception, to our states of balance and, therefore, to our states of health. “String theory proposes that the shape and content of the entire universe is determined by vibrational frequencies in the heart of every single atom, every single particle. The effects of vibration go far beyond what our senses are easily able to distinguish. For example, the force that makes a magnet stick to your refrigerator is the same one that enables you to see the contents of the refrigerator when you open the door at night: electromagnetism. The only difference between magnetism and visible light is the frequency of the energy’s wave motion,” he says.

Pearl says that there is a much closer connection than one may think between what we know about atoms and subatomic particles, light waves, the universe and our health. As doctors learn to see the human body both as connected to and an integral part of the universe, and not just a collection of cells, limbs and organs, progress is being made.

It is clear that a shift in the health industry is taking place that includes more and more types of alternative health practices. It has already begun with the medical community’s growing interest in and attention to ideas they formerly would have ignored. The world is moving forward and medicine has to make this move in order not to be left behind. At national health summits, we are now seeing practitioners of many healthcare disciplines on the same level as leading medical doctors. Alternative, complementary and integrative medicine has been replaced by complementary, alternative and integrative health care.


For more information about Eric Pearl, Reconnective Healing and upcoming training programs in Philadelphia from July 24 to 28, call 323-960-0012 or visit TheReconnection.com. July 2015.


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