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Shades of “The Knick”

Clients often ask me pertaining to their long-term, difficult-to-diagnose health problems, the questions of “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t all these doctors find the real problem?”

Those are questions that I can’t even attempt to answer, because the underlying “reason” for someone’s presenting problems could lie in other levels of that person’s being. We could explore possibilities in the spiritual/energy realms, but I can’t give them the definitives that they want.

Medical professionals may well have isolated some specific causes for the person’s present discomfort, but there may also be underlying reasons that have created the situation. The problem situation may simply be signaling a need to address those hidden reasons by creating this pain symptom waving such a bright, red flag to draw attention to the still unresolved issue.

In today’s world, most medical doctors look for a physical reason to a pain symptom. Psychologists might address the stubborn physical problem as a physical manifestation of suppressed mental or emotional reactions at an earlier age; or perhaps it could be a recurring trigger situation that sets those correspondingly-painful physical symptoms in motion. Exhaustive possibilities are likely examined in search of the originating cause of a person’s stubborn pain because most medical professionals operate by eliminating known possibilities for the pain. But they don’t pursue the unknown possibilities.

I, who am not a doctor or a therapist, might cite a possible spiritual or an energy-body reason, because when you often dig down to the roots of a chronic or recurring problem, it may lie in a past or parallel life, rather than in this one, but this life is making sure that you can’t keep ignoring those still-lingering residues from a different time and place by making the pain so undeniable. In other words, we explore the unknown realms for answers to your questions. We are simply the explorers of possibilities.

Other than well-known past-life regressionist, Dr. Brian Weiss, and a few additional high-end therapists who do understand this level of an originating-problem-lies-in-another-life-experience, most modern-day healing professions are in early exploratory phases now on what is really creating a person’s illness or medical crisis—as being something beyond what can be presently measured, tested, and scanned.

The_Knick_Promo_PosterOddly as I’m writing here, this explanation reminds me of the new show on Cinemax: “The Knick.” Set in New York City’s Knickerbocker Hospital in the early 1900’s, the brightest and the best surgeons of the time explored and expanded medical treatments and surgical procedures in what we would now call the crudest and most appallingly unsterile medical-treatment conditions imaginable.

For me, watching that show is a little like watching a car-wreck in motion—hard to turn away from an inevitable calamity, yet the resulting “yuck” factor is high. But what “The Knick” does best is to show that at that time—in the early 1900’s, those gruesome medical procedures were considered ground-breaking and (excuse me) “cutting edge.”

Now, with our present standards of medical care, watching what was common practice a hundred years ago, simply makes your skin crawl; and yet there is something about the point of the show that is so important to understand. Those doctors at that time were considered the best and brightest in their field—the ones with the most up-to-date knowledge of how to help people and handle those existing medical problems.

But as we now view it from a future vantage point looking back to what they considered major revelations and advancements in the field of medicine, it helps us to understand not only how far we have come in present medical standards of treatment, but also how naive it is to think that any standard of treatment protocol at any period of time, cannot be improved or expanded beyond what it is or was considered acceptable.

When knowledge and understanding advance, so do protocols on how we view or handle a problem—any problem.

What Freud and Jung did for mental health in their day, and Palmer did for skeletal manipulation with Chiropractic in his day, Weiss has enabled future health practitioners to explore other dimensions of existence and connect us into our highest multi-level consciousness that not only knows the answers to our deepest problems, but can also help us understand why we are experiencing them. The underlying reason for your present difficulty might be far more than you think it could be.

The two most important things that I’ve evolved into believing as true are that time is malleable and consciousness is infinite. We are only starting to comprehend how multi-dimensional we truly are.

Given a future hundred years from now, and looking back at this time period in terms of medical treatments for all kinds of problems, how do you think you’d feel about it from that vantage point?

It might be similar to how I presently react to “The Knick.”

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