Dr. W Burgh Joy author of “Joy’s Way” talks about his discovering the human energy system and how as a surgeon he felt he was just a plumber. He would repair a problem and another symptom would appear. He was repairing symptoms not problems. He was not getting to the cause or source of the symptoms.
Dr. Sigmund Freud taught that by treating symptoms and not getting to the cause, new symptoms would manifest. These symptoms could be emotional, behavioral or physical. Even paralysis or blindness can be manifested.
When a treatment alleviates the symptom for a short time and then the symptom returns, you know that the symptom is being treated and not the cause. Giving aspirin, Tylenol or Motrin may relieve a headache but it will not cure a tumor in the brain.
The surgeon often believes that removal of tissue is the only way to remove the source of a problem. Cutting out the weak spot in a blood vessel will remove the symptom. When there is a deficiency in the nutrition or disease has weakened the vessels, the problem will occur elsewhere.
There were many illnesses at Love
Canal. Removing the people from the polluted environment stopped
additional problems from occurring. The pollution was the cause.
Behavior modification came into
popularity. The theory was that many of the problems were adaptations
to problems that the person has outgrown. In some cases, the behavior
actually supported the symptom. By changing the behavior, the problem
that had long since disappeared would be solved. This worked when the
cause disappeared because the person matured or if it was related to a
school that they long since left.
The source of a problem is often hard to find. Once it has been found, it is usually easy to see the relationship and how the cause created the symptom.
of our clients came with carpal tunnel syndrome. They had a decision to
make about the course of their life. They were holding onto the past so
tightly, that it started to hurt. Once they chose the path, the pain
from the carpal tunnel syndrome disappeared.
Some practitioners believe that many of the causes are based in past lives. Others practitioners believe that the causes are in this life. Some practices teach that the event that caused the symptom must be identified. Some of these even believe that the event must be relived and resolved. Many have found that this practice re-traumatizes the system.
It is our belief that every event has a lesson that needs to be learned. All events make us who we are. If we have learned our lessons we are better than we were. Healing is a path. When you are healed, you will not be as you were when you started the journey. You should have learned and be better than you were.
We need to identify the cause. We do not need to relive it. We need to honor the lesson it gave us. We do not need to feel the pain again. When we take the fear and pain from the event, we remove its power over us. When we eliminate the cords that bind us to the event or us to other people, we stop the draining of our energy. If we try to break these cords by retribution, we just cause new and stronger cords to be built.
The Dalai Lama has said that no person shall escape this world without experiencing pain. It is our choice whether or not to suffer. We all know someone who has a chronic illness and yet is one of the most positive and energetic people we know. They are often in constant pain but they do not suffer. We also know the person who seems to have everything and constantly complains. Without pain they suffer.
Honor your lessons. Enjoy who you have become. Your enemies have been some of your greatest teachers. Release the pain. Choose life and love not suffering. Stay positive.