Life is full of wonder, magic and amusement, things that are perhaps easier for us to notice in the springtime. It is also riddled with opportunities to experience the opposite; “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” How do we heal ourselves when bad things happen to us or in our world? The word “heal” comes from an old English word hal, meaning “whole.” Hippocrates once said that “a physician without a knowledge of the cosmos should not call himself a physician. There is one common flow, one common breathing. All things are in sympathy.” His quote and the Hermetic principle “as above, so below, as within, so without,” reflects the mirroring effect in healing, a process that was never intended to be unilateral. The ultimate remedy for all disease, illness, and disharmony is the “U” in Universe. Eastern traditions such as Ayerveda and Chinese Medicine posit that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm and vice versa. We need to remember that we are connected to a much larger whole. The ancients who contributed to science and medicine, particularly Pythagoras, were more than physicians; they were mathemeticians, musicians, and physicists who understood that all things exist in relationship to everything else.
Paracelsus was a physician, botanist, alchemist and astronomer. In his Doctrine of Signatures, he wrote that “Nature marks each growth…according to its curative benefit,” explaining that all manner of manifestation is influenced by the invisible realm, and contains a stellar imprint. Many have applied these signatures to plants, fruits and vegetables to determine their medicinal effects on the body. However, few, if any, have yet to explore celestial signatures within the human body. Do we embody planetary signatures as revealed in the natal chart for the purpose of our own healing and that of our environment? In theKeys of Enoch, J.J. Hurtak refers to axiatonal lines that exist in the body and that correlate with the acupuncture meridians and celestial bodies. He explains that they are open-ended and, when activated, have the power to align the body with the macrocosmic grid, an infinite source of healing (Hurtak, 1987, p. 523):
“There is at work within all biological systems a path of interchangeability to standardize unique vibratory levels. Our galactic body of creation controls its renewing functions through meridian axiatonal lines which are the equivalent of acupuncture lines that can connect with resonating star systems.
These axiatonal lines are not limited to a physical body or a biological creation, but are open-ended…When man can discover the connection between this life space and the axiatonal grids controlling the body through endless cell division, Man will have a new superscience….”
Our current medical model may be in need of an upgrade from one based on separation to one that is based on wholeness. Instead of interpreting symptoms as the means by which an organ communicates its state of imbalance to the body, it is medicated into silence, causing further fragmentation that exacerbates disease. The illusion of separation is imposed, and the error repeated, between humans and the animal and plant kingdoms, between communities, countries and governments. From humans to animals or plants, separation is practiced due to an ingrained belief that humans are sovereign, plants and animals are inferior, and therefore have nothing to teach us. Between countries, separation occurs due to religious and political righteousness aimed toward annihilating those who would challenge their beliefs.
When a sign or symptom appears that threatens what we know, we are conditioned to silence it, sequester it, or simply remove it. By failing to see ourselves in the world around us, we ultimately fail ourselves. Likewise, by failing to see all of creation as sacred, we fail to see that we are sacred. Christ himself said, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my kingdom, that you do unto me.” It is time to reevalutate our concept of the contextual whole, the macrocosm of the Infinite. It is time to engage in the act of remembering the connection that already exists between our internal and external environments. When the alignment is reestablished between the microcosmic gridwork of the human body and the macrocosmic gridwork of the Divine, we simultaneously facilitate healing in each other, plants, animals, the earth and the cosmos. This is the future of medicine…a new superscience devoted to wholeness.
About the Author:
Jennifer Gehl, BA, MHS (cand.) is a Certified Acutonics® Practitioner, Holistic Minister and Teacher. Soon to be published in Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 5th edtion, she is currently working on a book titled Bringing Planetary Medicine Down To Earth, being considered for publication by Inner Traditions of Rochester, VT.