Bridging The Gap, Seek Ye First The Kingdom and Abandon All Dharma Or Duties

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Recently I was thinking about healing and wondered about both physical and mental healing.  My question was just how far can our focus on the higher things take us?  When I speak of the higher things I mean, God, The Universe, The Om vibration, good thoughts and spiritual truths.  Can a heavy focus on such things bring about healing in almost all situations?  I am reminded of three quotes. The first quote is from the Mathew 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The second quote is in my book Wise Words. I got this particular saying from my teacher Mr. Ambrister.

“This science adds years to your life, life to your years.”

The third comes from the Bhagavad-Gita.

“Abandon all dharma (duties), and follow me and only me.”

Now I will share with you a story that applies to all three.  When I was about 20 years I had terrible back pain.  It was so bad I could barely get out of bed some mornings.  I seemed to always have neck pain and many days I would get in the house and lay down hoping the pain would go away.  I began seeing a chiropractor.  He showed me where the injury was and told me that the slightest stress would collect and cause pain in the two areas on the x-ray.  The chiropractic visits would help some for a few hours or a day and then the pain would come right back.  I stopped going for insurance reasons.

Years later I took my first wife to the same chiropractor.  When I saw him he asked me about my back.  I told him I didn’t have any back or neck pain at all.  He was shocked.  He asked if I had gotten treatment somewhere else.  I told him no.  Then he asked if anything in my life had changed.  At first I told him no, but as we talked more it came out that I was into meditation.  He said that had to be it.  As I thought back, when I first began to meditate I had terrible reoccurring nightmares and back and neck problems.  I originally hoped that the meditation would help.  When I got into it, it became this big fascinating spiritual quest.  I was so into discovering as much as I could about The Universe and meditating, that it dominated most of my thoughts.  During this process, the problems left and I did not even remember I had them.  As my teacher would say “this science adds years to your life, life to your years.”  My health got better and I was totally enthused about life.  I also look at my being so caught up in meditation and the things of the spirit, as seeking the kingdom first.  I didn’t even have time for anything else, not even my reoccurring nightmares.  So they left.  Once again miraculously so did my pains.  This also speaks to abandoning all duties and following God.  I let go of needing a cure and just got into what I was into.  I don’t know if it always works but it has for me time and time again.



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