This photo is the deepest, sharpest infrared view of the universe to date: Webb's First Deep Field Photo. 13 billion years of the universe in one photo.
ZOOM OUT! It's here - This photo was first previewed by President Joe Biden on July 11, the image shows us galaxies once invisible to us. The full set of full-color images and data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be revealed July 12: nasa.gov/webbfirstimages
“ fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a ‘mental’ construction.” — R.C. Henry, Professor at Johns Hopkins University
We are not the centre of the universe
Biocentrism is a limited human construct that shows we "think" we are the centre of the universe, rather than a small, yet integral part of the whole.
Perhaps this underlying belief drives our desire to fix, rather than to connect, empower and enable healthy people through healthy environments and supportive communities. Perhaps we can all look up tonight and star gaze and question any beliefs we hold to be true, that no longer serve us? And let them go. Stay curious.
Evidence is in the eyes of the beholder.
Modern medicine is very new and is largely based on “evidence-based science.” However, curious souls like Carl Sagan and others that look at the stars realize that “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” As an example, some people still believe that the earth is flat. We have created over 4000 religions in the past 10,000 years of modern history, trying to explain what happens before we are born and what happens after we die. To this day, only 10 or more belief systems and ideologies still remain. It shows that we are forever going to be curious about our origins and the meaning of our life in this universe, floating on a big blue planet through space.
Natural Laws Are Innate, Shared & Circular
As an example. Rivers do not drink their own water, The sun does not shine on itself, trees do not eat their own fruit and flowers do not share their fragrance with themselves. Bees are attracted to flowers by their scent and bees permit the long-term survival of the flowers by sharing their seeds. We could spend years understanding "why" the scent of the flowers attracts the bee, or where the sun's energy came from. Our we could simply accept that we are living in a universe of unknowns, where nature has rules that show us how we can live and thrive together. Our purpose is to blossom and bloom, transferring energy from the sun, plants and air into our human vessel so that we can then help share that energy with the world around us. This is the rule of nature and the foundation of our survival, community, sharing, protecting each other and supporting each other's survival in a never-ending energy exchange. As energy is exchanged from one state to another. A rule we have is called thermodynamics. However, nature has been doing this for billions of years, before we became conscious of it and gave these natural laws, human constructs.
Application for Modern Medicine
At university evidence-based medicine was the mantra in my western medical training, so I was highly sceptical of the anecdotes I heard. But then I met so many patients who said that they were able to find a solution from Eastern methodologies where Western allopathic treatments had failed them. Is there a placebo effect? Of course. Is research important? Of course. But research is done on populations, and our treatment should be focused on individuals within the context of their lives.
However, I have learned that even with the same diagnosis, no two patients are treated in the same way. All in all, there is more evidence for eastern types of medicine. They have four to five thousand years of experience, which must count for something. When we look up and consider the unknown, we may then open our approach to thinking of each human being as an integral part of the same whole. A living microbiome, co-living on this earth biome "Gaia", in an expansive universe. Where every star is a galaxy just like ours.
The Future is an Integrated Approach
Can we merge ancient wisdom with modern medicine by taking the best of all our approaches, whilst leaving out the ineffective approaches and philosophies? Whilst being open enough to be curious about a universe of unknown. Whilst, not fearing it? Simply being a curious witness to a planet that has 4.5 billion years of innate wisdom in plain sight. Perhaps our role as humans it to connect and integrate, rather than disconnect and do it our own way. Separate to each other, separate from animals and sepereate to the energetic cycles that have been self-governing long before we took our first breath and became conscious as a species.
The World Health Organization looked at this topic at a keynote address at the International Conference on the Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Traditional medicine has many critics. Their criticisms must also be addressed if traditional medicine is to perform a legitimate role as an integrated part of a health system. Some critics dismiss the entirety of this ancient art as nothing but pseudoscience, or “snake oil” medicine. They argue that the differences between East and West can never be reconciled.
They point to the difficulty of standardized quality control, especially since the chemical composition of a plant species can vary according to where it was grown and in what type of soil, and when and how it was harvested.14
Can we be specific in a non-specific sense?
Any dysfunction or disease has two parts in terms of appearance. Modern medicine is largely aimed to investigate the specificity of the disease or disorder,
while traditional medicine mainly explores the disease by looking at the external appearance. One aims to treat the “symptom,” the other is more curious about finding a solution to the underlying cause. It is believed that the non-specificity sometimes could influence or change the process of morbidity, and only targeting the specificity is not enough to stop the progress of morbidity.15
Treat the person―Non-specific (traditional medicine)—Foundational Treat the disease―Specific (modern medicine)—Interventional
Could specific treatments be used on a foundation of non-specific or foundational medicine? Or SelfCare?
Many clinical studies have shown the effects of combining modern drugs with herbal medicine (natural food and plants over synthetic derivatives). For example, the effect rate in treating coronary heart disease with modern drugs was 45.5%, while combined with herbal medicine it was up to 87.3%.16 The key is looking between the gap and exploring how to best combine the two therapies.
The future is to reconcile. Our minds, our hearts, with universal unknowns, natural laws and each other.
We have 12 integrated systems working together in our bodies, cells are regenerating at a rate of 50 million cells per second, living symbiotically with roughly 370 trillion bacteria both in and on our body. All whilst our mind commands our human body to dance through life in its unpredictable chaos.
Evidence shows that diet, exercise, great environments and a reduction in stress can preventing or delay many diseases and accelerated aging. Ancients have always shown that healthy diets and movement combat ill-health. Yet modern medicine also has its obvious advantages, we can prevent disease and combat a while range of issues with new medicines. Physiotherapy and other modalities.
Returning to some of Dr Margaret Chan conclusion from her speech, “Countries aiming to integrate the best from traditional and modern medicine would do well to look not only at the many differences between traditional and modern medicine. Instead, they should look at those areas where both converge to help tackle the unique health challenges of the 21st century.” 17
With an open mind to both East and West, we can co-create blue zone communities and healthy future generations that thrive together.
Our thrival is integrated deeply into natural and 12 universal laws. Connected as one global family and community. Floating through space on this beautiful blue spaceship earth.
We understand less than 1% of the 380 trillion viruses in the "virome", known as viral diversity
In our 60-100 year lifespan, will we ever be able to "figure out" 13 billion years of universal unknowns?
Or, is the peaceful alternative to understand that we are an integral part of an integrated whole, not fearing the unknown, whilst tuning into natural laws that are already omnipresent and abundant in front of us.
What if? We stopped to observe a bee and a flower, how the sun transfers its energy into the plants, how the worms break down bio-organic matter in the soil and relate that to the food we eat and the choices we make each day. We can be part of this natural process, or "or play god" and try to do it our own way, disconnected from the abundant energetic transfers occurring around us every day.
Call To Action
Zoom out. Star gaze for a minute, an hour or more. Be curious and start to question all that you "know to be true" as you see each star shine in the sky. Knowing it is another galaxy just like ours, with planets like ours. Do not fear it, embrace it. Let it humble you and learn to be ok saying that "I don't know". From here, I feel that humanity can truly move forward.
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