“Some of the most exciting opportunities of our lives come
cleverly disguised as insoluble difficulties.”
Our previous essay on Medical Misinformation dealt with the
shortcomings of modern science and medicine. We think ourselves far
advanced compared to past generations. But, future ones will laugh at
our shortsightedness and shallow thought, limited horizons and in fact,
our arrogant ignorance in wide ranges of health and disease, life and
In this essay, we endeavor to sketch a picture of what true, inclusive
Medical Information looks like. But before we do, let’s review obvious
reasons that cause Medical Information to often be misinformed and even
• Science and medicine change with the times.
• Neither is pure; both are tainted by all manner of conflicts of interest.
• Medicine is not even a science – but far from it.
• Science, and especially medicine, are based on faith more than fact.
• Medicine is addicted to pharmaceutical mentality.
• Like Pharma, the AMA has undue influence on people and their health.
• Medicine is too often our nemesis rather than healer, creating many problems and ills.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking
we used when we created them.”
We can replace dogma and guesswork with the real and true. To get to
the truth, we need to focus our eyes on higher, deeper things. To stand
above the fray, so to speak.
We can do better. If we “tune in” to the right channels, we can become better informed for own benefit and that of others.
“Ask and it shall be given. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door will open.” Matthew 7:7
Fundamental answers stand in the realm of Truth, Love and Goodness. At
the same time, to get to those answers may require us to go through
darkness in search of Light. Causes are not to be found in the
physical, material realm in our personal as well as our collective
“Then, what does real Medical Information look like?”
Let’s enumerate key qualities on which to base understanding of human health and healing. The real thing respect –
“Spirit is the Master …”
Real knowledge regarding well-being must recognize Spirit at work in
our midst. Spirit needs to be acknowledged in one way or another to
secure truly useful medical information.
Unfortunately as several sources suggest, we live in an era of
“Soulless Medicine.” Spirit and Soul must find place in medical
schools, the medical profession, and medical practice.
Until that happens, patients and public can reorient themselves so as
to acknowledge our source and sustenance. Our health as well as our
illnesses are founded on spirit – its quickening or deadening. Evidence
relevant to either state can be detected by diligent students.
“Mind is the Builder
Health and disease are both built. They don’t just happen. The
foundation of our state of being depends on how we build, moment to
moment and lifetime to lifetime – as well as person to person and
nation to nation.
What kind of instrument are we building with our thoughts and ideals,
words and actions? All too often, we are quite unaware of our state of
mind which is building up or tearing down. But, the Oversoul has full
knowledge and guards our memory banks, so that we are presented
with the challenges and opportunities, pains and illnesses at the times
they are needed for our development.
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:
for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
Humans are spiritual beings having physical experiences. Every ill,
regardless of the outer appearance, has its origin in invisible realms.
Effects and symptoms occur in the outer, visible, tangible dimension.
Causes are only to be found when we point toward spirit and essence.
So, being medically informed in the truest sense requires going beyond
Essences are known in other terms as angels (archetypes to
psychologists) in the West, or devas in the East. Yes, angels do exist.
Be assured that there are far more angels than humans on planet Earth.
Angels are in fact the true Builders. They are the greater and lesser
Intelligences who respond to the designs of Divine and human minds to
produce effects in the outer – as well as the inner – worlds.
“God’s energies are waiting to be tapped.”
Angels and devas have their own armies and legions of lesser lives
(workers) which are called elementals. In recent times, we have
explained them as atoms; then as protons, electrons, and neutrons; now
The Creator’s energies are the substance of life which sustain us and
the motivating forces which bring about change or illness, healing or
depletion, transformation or decay. They are not to be detected on
physical examination or autopsy, however energetically an investigator
might work. Such endeavors are much like trying to find and bottle Love
Substance stands behind the whole outer world to give life and animate
all beings. Realizing that there is no death, we may get in touch with
the keys to existence which propel us through birth into physical
manifestation and draw us back into the inner worlds when our Hour in
We must look beyond the physical to recover some of the deep magical
knowledge of the ancients. Even in our day, there are shamans and
curanderos, wizards and healers who possess that talent. But few of
them stand prominently in our world dominated by male orthodoxy and
“Each illness is a story, and only the patient can tell the story.”
Labels are man-made. Physicians give names to illnesses much like
botanists categorize species of plants. That practice may suffice in
botany, because plants don’t pay attention to such things. But, humans
get bogged down in names and labels. However useless they really may
be, physicians and patients try to name their ills. When those problems
have been named, all too often we make claim and won’t let them go –
instead of seeing them as chapters in the story of our life.
Until recent generations, the ills which humans suffered were simply
considered as chills, fevers, fluxes, and the like. People got sick,
passed through their experiences, and let Nature take its course. On
occasion and if they had the resources, they would call in a healer or
medical man to help ease their discomfort. On other occasions, they
took time to make some sense of the story of their illness.
Modern medicine simplistically complicates our problems, and often adds
burdens to our symptoms, discomforts, and expenses. Illness was, and
still is, part of every human’s life. At the same time, personally
relevant information regarding an illness can be accessed intelligibly
for John Doe and Mary Smith by viewing it as a part of the book of
every human life.
We can look to the recent epidemic as a widespread sickness which
modern science has tried to explain as caused by a ultramicroscopic
virus. The fact that the coronavirus is ever changing is really
irrelevant because it is not the causative agent. Science has
identified it as the actor (active agent) of a disease during a
critical scene in the great human play of the early 21st century. But,
it is not the director.
“Illness is nature’s reset button.”
The coronavirus is part of Nature, just as you and I are. Nature is in toto
the subtle, tangible substance of life. It is not merely the greenery
which provides food, fodder and fiber. It is in the words of Goethe,
“The Garment of God.”
That larger garment needs to be cared and tended, as we do our own body – our bodies being parts of the great web of Nature.
Nature participates in disease and in healing, most often quite beyond
our awareness. Every day, all of us are being healed of lesser or
greater ills as Nature moves its subtle forces to lift, aid, nourish,
change, and transform.
Nature accomplishes these works through agencies of angels and
elementals. This simple sentence explains how seeds grow into plants,
and how human zygotes wondrously turn into infants.
“There are no diseases, only sick people.”
Forces of both Mother Nature and Human Nature act in our midst even
while we misunderstand so much of what they express through the planet
and through our own bodies. They work constantly, regardless of how
things appear outwardly, endeavoring to bring us into Unity, Goodness,
At the same time, like it or not, illness and injury are part and
parcel of most every life – if we live long enough. Through
Mind-Consciousness and Substance-Nature, we are always on that trail.
We tend to consider illness and injury as obstacles along the road.
Someday, we will recognize them as opportunities in our growth and
Don’t fight illness and disease. Let us learn from them. They are part of the journey to our true selves.
Since we are all part of the Garment of God, we may come to further realizations such as –
• Imperfection leads ultimately to perfection.
• Illness is contagious – and so is health.
• We can share health, even as we do wealth.
“All things are possible with God.”
We thank Bernie Siegel for his
efforts to bring Spirit and Soul, Love and Wonder back into medical
practice. Siegel, now approaching 90 years of age, has pointed us in
many ways to true Medical Information. Interested readers can find
abundant references to his work on the internet, as well as many of his
books. We started with Love, Medicine & Miracles. We have
“Spiritual Aspects of the Healing Arts,” a chapter of an anthology
written by Siegel and his wife Bobbie, available for ready reading any
time at http://bobsbestbooks.net/Siegel/HealingArts.html
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