Even the strongest proponents of Western healthcare can’t dispute the fact that nature provides medicine. The proliferation of techniques like reiki, being as natural as witch hazel, is just one way by which the masses are becoming more familiar with what’s available to them in terms of healing
The fact of the matter is that people have a growing interest in quality of life. Collectively, we are feeling empowered to demand more from our health care providers. Many of us are no longer interested in having doctors manage our symptoms. Instead, there is a growing demand for consistent, superior health care that encompasses the best of modalities, from the most sophisticated Western medical paradigms to the ancient art of energy healing, which has been practiced in various ways for infinitum.
We are beginning to witness a healthcare paradigm shift from the “one disease, one treatment” method to a more well-rounded approach to healing. Gradually, we are rediscovering the power in natural modalities that lend themselves to an ultimate goal, which is rooted in holistic wellness.
A Look into the Third Eye
The sixth chakra, or the third eye, is often associated with the pineal gland, an endocrine gland located deep within the brain. The pineal gland was the last endocrine gland to have its function discovered, causing it to be viewed as a “mystery” gland with its perceived function shrouded in metaphysical theories and superstition. The third eye – or inner vision – has long been recognized by humanity as possessing mystical powers. It is located in the geometric center of the brain, which correlates to the location of the Great Pyramid in the center of the physical planet. The third eye, which is a part of the spiritual body, not the physical body, is believed by some to be a dormant organ that can be awakened to enable telepathic communication.
The true function of the pineal gland, which we now know is associated with the third eye, has long been contemplated by mystics, philosophers, and spiritual adepts. Ancient Greeks believed the pineal gland to be our connection to the realms of thought, while Rene Descartes called it the Seat of the Soul. The gland is activated by light, and it controls the body’s various biorhythms. It works in harmony with the hypothalamus gland which governs the body’s hunger, thirst, and sexual desires, as well as the biological clock that directs the aging process.
The physiological function of the pineal gland has been unknown until recent times, but mystical traditions and esoteric schools have long known this area in the middle of the brain to be the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds. Considered the most powerful source of ethereal energy available to humans, this organ of higher vision has always been important in developing psychic talents and initiating supernatural powers.
Introducing techniques like reiki, which has its own efficacy that is as pronounced as any treatment, into our healthcare system offers the most potential to lead us into a dynamic and exciting world of health. At the same time, it would be foolish and regressive to dismiss western medicine altogether and ignore the great leaps we’ve made in science and technology. Rather, a respect of each practice is what is needed. The old and the new, the scientific and the spiritual, the natural and the man-made, all must be honoured equally. A balanced blend of East and West is the face of healthcare that we should encourage and cultivate.