There always seems to be one more test. If you have a headache and seek a medical opinion, you will be made to go through all kinds of pathological tests, not to mention a number of scans, till the doctors find out what is wrong with you. Eventually they may succeed in suppressing the symptoms with drugs, but they may not be able to find the root cause, or to stop its recurrence. In fact few distrust drugs as much as the doctor himself does, and if it works all well and good, if it doesn’t, then go for another test.
But health is much more than curing afflictions. Healing is often mistaken as curing, yet medicinal drugs can only cure the afflicted part, whereas healing treats the whole system. How it happens is a mystery. It occurs in the invisible fabric that is woven through the cells. When nature is at work it awakens the stifled immune system, the natural warrior within us. The loving hand of nature secretly repairs the damages and coaxes the organism back to its natural state as a healthy and wholesome being.
There is another level of healing which happens on a subtle plane: emotional healing. It is needed today more urgently than ever for we are a wounded humanity. With incessant global coverage of conflict, acts of terrorism and atrocity, we are witnesses to an endless stream of nightmare scenarios. Even though we carry on with our lives as normal, we feel on a deeper, intuitive level, that the world must change its ways.
Psychologist Steven Hill says, “The constant drumbeat of violence on our big and small screens can actually lead to depression among some people. But often it’s more like a sense of numbness. Not being able to enjoy your normal things the way you used to. A sense of fatigue perhaps. Just a growing sense of helplessness. There’s grief for what’s going on but also a sense of there’s not much you can do to help, least of all to prevent it.”
Experts like Stephen Hill are unaware that Osho had long ago suggested a preventative measure: “You live in fear, not in joy. If we can clean the basement of the human mind’s unconscious… and that’s what my work is. it can be cleaned away. The terrorism is not in the bombs, in your hands; the terrorism is in your unconscious.… The new situation is that every human being needs to go through therapies, needs to understand his unconscious intentions, and needs to go through meditations so that he can calm down, become cool, and look towards the world with a new perspective – of silence.”1
So what is the new way? To live a life that is more consciousness, more loving, and more creative. Such a life will heal the old wounds and will not create new ones. Meditation is a wondrous tool that can only to be used individually but which has a global impact. The peaceful vibrations emanating from each individual affect the global energy field. Osho calls it at-oneness with existence, and this is the very aroma of the meditator.
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1 Osho, Beyond Psychology, Talk #18 – Terrorism Is in Your Unconsciousness