The Reason Why Prayer and Energy Transmissions Are Important To Self-Healing
This article is about clarifying how loving energy sent through prayers, meditaion and other alternative energy transmissions, are an additional, therapeutic instrument that aids and sustains the human body’s natural, self-healing process.
If you have personally lived through, or accompanied someone with a serious health problem, then you know what I mean when I say that prayer, meditation and alternative energy transmissions, when intentionally directed towards those who are in need (because where intention goes energy flows), can truely make a big difference in any health crisis.
Is there a medical explanation that sustains this theory, or is it just a question of faith?
The body’s second protection system, after the nervous system, is the immune system, whose job is to protect us against disease. This particular system, when called into action, consumes large amounts of energy, energy we may not have at our disposal due to aggressive treatments, long recoveries or constant stress.
Feeling energetically exhausted is something we can all relate to when remembering how lethargic we feel as we suffer from a cold or the flu as our bodies fight off an infection or disease. This is where prayers, meditations and energy transmissions can help boost a depleted immune system with additional energy.
So why does the body shut down the energy flowing to the immune system when it is most needed?
The answer is emotional fear and the effect it has on our bodies.
Psycho-neuro-endrocrine immunology (PNEI) describes the unity of mental, neurological, hormonal, and immune functions and their potential applications. PNEI addresses the influence that cognitive response has on the central nervous system and the consequent interactions with the endocrine and immune systems, therefore, essentially, the PNEI approach is based on the concept of considering disease from a holistic point of view, which considers the human body and its various components and systems connected and influenced by a feedback mechanism within the whole which can be broken down into four categories:
- Nervous system
- Endocrine system
- Immune system
PNEI is not a modern concept. It is an old one that relies upon the ideal of homeostasis, which is, according to the online Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health (Miller-Keane and O’Toole 2003), “the tendency of biological systems to maintain constant conditions in the internal environment while continuously interacting with and adjusting to changes originating within or outside the system.”
Cell biologist Bruce Lipton, PhD in his bestselling book: The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracle, introduces to the general public his revolutionary research on genes, which bring a whole new light on how the membrane of the human cell is, in fact, the cell’s brain.
Lipton explains that while it is the job of each cell’s membrane to set in motion the appropriate responses to the environment, in our bodies, those specific functions are set in motion by the group of cells we know as the nervous system Read more here. It is the job of the nervous system to monitor, interpret, and respond to external environmental signals, setting off a chain reaction of internal data that eventually arrives to the cells’ “brains.”
General stress or stress related disease is recieved by the nervous system and interpreted as a signal of fear. Obviously, in modern society, emotional fear is not always associated with death-threatening circumstances like a charging saber-toothed tiger, but the nervous system is unable to distinguish the difference: fear is simply fear, and reactionary hormones are released in the body.
Scientists are now fully aware of the potential damage that can be caused by the following chain reaction provoked by the release of the hormones:
- On receiving an alert signal, the first system to mobilize protection against threats is the hypothalamus–pituitaryadrenal axis (HPA axis).
- The HPA then proceeds to send a warning signal to the “master gland”—the pituitary gland—whose job is to organize and direct the fifty trillion cells of the community in dealing with the threat.
- The pituitary gland sends a signal to the adrenal glands (one on top of each kidney) informing them of the eminent danger and the need to organize and prepare the body for a “fight or flight” response.
Fig. 1 The psychoneuroendrocrine immunology hormone chain reaction
- This internal communication is “triggered” by the brain’s response to stress stimuli in a chain reaction of hormonal releases. First the hypothalamus secretes a corticotropin releasing factor (CRF)
- The CRF then journeys to the pituitary gland activating hormone-secreting cells. This stimulates a release of adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH) directly into the blood stream.
- The ACTH then travels to the adrenal glands, which ignite the “fight or flight” adrenal hormones, which then coordinate the functioning of the body’s organs, providing a powerful physiological response in order to fight or flee from impending danger.
- When the hypothalamus-pituitaryadrenal axis is called into action through fear stressors, the adrenal hormones immediately shut down the immune system to conserve energy reserves. This is caused by the brain’s preference to provide vital energy necessary for a physical response to an external threat, postponing the body’s internal fight against infection and this is one of the enormous disadvantages caused by the intervention of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis during stress, because it interferes with our ability to fight disease and self-heal.
Being seriously ill, depressed or unable to cope with life’s ups and downs can be stressful, especially if fear becomes the predominant emotion expressed or repressed. Once stress hormones are released into the blood stream, they constrict the blood vessels of the digestive tract, forcing the blood flow to favor and nourish the tissues of the arms and legs.
This “preferential” choice to supply blood to the extremities is a natural response to survival; however, when we are in a state of psychoneuroendrocrinoimmunology protection/response, we restrict or even shut down the body’s growth and healing process inhibiting the creation of life-sustaining energy to our vital organs; and this is where an additional energy flow through a holistic connection with others, or through self-sustained prayer, meditation or energy transmissions can become vital.
Stress is a genuine killer of good health: or rather, the real culprit is our perceptual inability to cope with it. The quality of our states of mind, especially the unconscious, is important if we take into consideration that the immune system and the brain are the two major adaptive systems of the body that are in constant communication with each other.
Past negative emotional trauma, destructive thoughts, and limiting beliefs are amplified during stressful events, which in turn trigger cognitive and affective responses, which, in turn induce sympathetic nervous system and endocrine changes that ultimately impair immune function.
Anxiety, trauma, frustration, guilt, tension, denial, shock, anger, and sadness are all fear related emotional states that affect the immune functioning creating physiological variations such as changes in heart rate, blood pressure, muscle contraction, and sweating, which is normal and beneficial if limited to short duration. But, if this continues for long periods (even years), the body, under chronic stress, is unable to maintain its equilibrium and homeostasis.
Today there is sufficient data to conclude that a PNEI imbalance caused by psychosocial stressors and/or interventions can lead to important health changes.
Prayer, meditation and energy transmissions, whether they are group supported or self-sustaining, are love, rather that fear based energy that when directed specifically through mental projection, can play a huge role (even if auxiliary) in supplying and supporting the immune system with vibrant, loving energy while it strives to bring the body back into a state of natural homeostasis.
The change of paradigm in modern medicine is the holistic, multidimensional vision that goes beyond the mechanistic and limiting viewpoint of a disease considered only with respect to a single dysfunctional organ or system, that is cured through medical intervention, while the patient, is a passive victim that hands their lives over to the gods (medics) or becomes a sort of “combat soldier” fighting for survival; roles which all too often devalue the patient, taking away their power to surrender responsibly through personal choice to the monumental changes the disease is asking them to embrace.
Evaluating the person from a holistic approach, which considers the human body as an interconnected, functioning whole, not to mention an important collaborator in the process of healing (in connection with others who can offer healing energy), is a huge leap in humanistic healthcare.
We are still a long way away from applying holism to medicine. Until we are able to recognize and accept the fact that we live in a holographic universe, a living organism where unity and totality cannot be expressed or represented by the separate parts that constitute it, because each part taken separately means excluding or preventing a functioning collaboration within the whole, we will remain a race governed by fear, stress and disease, unable to acknowledge that humanity is fundamentally and deeply connected to each other and to the planet itself.
Caroline Mary Moore
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About The Author
Born in London in 1962, Caroline Mary Moore is a certified associate member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing since 1981. A former professional dancer and choreographer, today Caroline is a registered holistic counselor (AIPO) specialized in subtle body healing and metaphysical energy work, which deals with the metaphysical breath of the subtle light bodies.
Caroline lives in Mantua, Italy, with her husband and three children, and is the author of the book ” The Holistic Approach To Redefining Cancer.” Working as a facilitator of holistic education and energy hygiene, Caroline helps her clients discover new resources within, empowering and supporting them during transitions and personal transformations.