by Adrianne L. Fahey, first published in ARCB News Journal, Summer 2020, Volume 30

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his 1933 inaugural address to the nation. There was never a better time to revisit the meaning of these words than right now during this coronavirus pandemic, when fear is running rampant.  People are in lockdown, families are separated and unable to see each other in person, nonessential businesses have been shuttered, thousands are dying in hospitals, people are starving and facing foreclosures, etc.  It’s a real mess out there.  Or is it?  Maybe the real mess resides within ourselves.

According to quantum physics, everything physical is actually comprised of energy, and energy controls life.  At the most basic level, we are all energy waves interacting with each other. When these energy waves intersect, the wave interference can be either positive (constructive) or negative (destructive) in nature.  All waves together are called a field.  Everything is connected through the field, because waves can’t be separated from each other.

A field shapes matter.  According to Albert Einstein, “the field is the sole governing agency of the particle (matter).”  Different atoms (matter) vibrate at different frequencies.  All animals and plants (and therefore, humans) communicate with vibration based upon differing frequencies.  Proteins within our bodies respond to these vibrations as well in a positive or negative way.  Any disease, therefore, is caused by bad proteins or bad signals.  There are three ways to “mess up” the signal:  trauma, toxins, and thought (the mind).  A person can literally change his/her biology by changing his/her mind.

According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology of Belief, the function of receptors and effectors (the switch mechanism) on a cell membrane is awareness of the environment through a physical sensation; in other words, perception.  Perception is the switch which controls our biology.  Basically, only two forces drive perception: love or fear, and it is the mind that makes the decision for either love or fear in every circumstance.  We make that decision.  We are the interpreters of the signals from our environment.  That’s why people can – and do – disagree on just about everything in this world, because we all have different perceptions based upon our past conditioning and the stories we make up so that everything that happens to us fits in or lines up with our preconceived notions about life.

One of the things that Dr. Lipton discovered in his research was that a cell cannot move in two directions at the same time.  It can either move toward a signal or away from a signal, depending on whether it is positive or negative.  Cells can be in either growth (positive) or protection (negative) mode.  This principle applies not only to cells but to us as individuals.  We can either be in growth mode or protection mode but not both at the same time.  It’s an either/or proposition.  Protection mode is driven by fear – the whole “fight or flight” mechanism.  An individual “perceives” a situation as threatening and makes a determination to either stand his ground and fight or decides to run for his life.  Obviously, then, an individual in growth mode feels no fear, but instead feels happy, safe, cared-for, stress-free, and loved.

Fear can manifest in many forms: anger, depression, anxiety, jealousy, intolerance, hatred, defensiveness, insecurity, pride, greed, etc.  Each of these emotions has a different vibratory rate.  According to The Sedona Method, the emotion with the lowest vibration is apathy, followed by greed, fear, lust, anger, and pride, with courageousness, acceptance, and peace having the highest vibratory rates.  Love has the highest vibration of all.  Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work with water crystals bears this out.  He found that the words “love and gratitude” formed the most perfect water crystals while hateful words produced deformed or nonexistent water crystals.

According to Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936), developer of the Bach Flower Remedies, it is our fears, worries and anxieties that cause illness and disease.  He believed that the mind is in absolute control of the mental and physical conditions of every human being.  Dr. Bach discovered that the personality of an individual was of more importance than the body in the treatment of disease.  The answer to treating disease was to find a way to treat the negative moods and emotions that were responsible for disease in the first place.

He stated that life is harmony – a state of being in tune – and disease is discord or a condition when a part of the whole is not vibrating in unison.

One of the most important uses of energy in the body is the immune system.  Stress hormones, produced when a threat is perceived by the mind, shut off the immune system.  Dr. Lipton states that our bodies contain every known disease/illness, but a strong immune system can suppress their expression in our bodies.  If this is true, then why are so many people afraid of the coronavirus?  If we accept Dr. Lipton’s assertion that our bodies already contain every known disease/illness, we have nothing to fear.  Our bodies know how to fight off this virus as long as our immune systems are strong, and some of the ways to keep them strong include eating healthy, exercising, and managing our emotions by choosing love over fear.

If we fall victim to all of the hype in the mainstream media surrounding this virus, aren’t we doing our bodies a disservice by choosing fear instead of love?  Aren’t we just shutting down our own immune systems?  And what type of energy waves will we be transmitting to our clients when we show them how fearful we are by wearing masks and gloves, forgoing hugs or handshakes, minimizing conversation, social distancing, or are constantly wiping down surfaces?  How effective are we going to be as reflexologists if we’re coming from a place of fear?  These questions are not meant to minimize the suffering experienced by some of the populace throughout all of this, but are we really helping the situation by buying into fear?  I think not.  Let’s reject fear and choose love instead, and let our actions reflect that love, for our own sake and for the sake of the world.



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