Neuropeptides? Bombesin? "Oat cell" carcinomas? This is what I've been reading about lately. Huh? But yeah, it's a cellular soup I'm stirring these days, every bit as much as the lentil-kale and chicken-vegetable. We're talking epigenetics and bioenergetics. Bottom line, it all has to do with self-healing. I'm not saying that I've gone looney tunes and imagine I can "cure" my breast cancer if only I "believe" hard enough that I can think or meditate it away. But I suspect that someday down the line, if the human race doesn't exterminate itself before then, people will indeed be able to approach healing via energy manipulations and deeper understandings of how our minds are contained not merely within our brains but within our whole bodies. I think that what we know about how our cells function is minimal. Exceedingly minimal.
So I'm reading up on some of the stuff written by mavericks in the field of science and medicine: 1) Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, 2) The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles, and 3) Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality. I've always loved mavericks, whatever "field" they may exist in.
If I have to die of cancer someday, I'd rather go out fighting (for lack of a better word) on a metaphysical rather than a chemo-toxic level. I'd rather be in the midst of taking my kindergartner baby steps toward an understanding of, say, the "biochemicals of emotion," as opposed to sitting in some dreary, scary, heart-withering hospital chemo room watching poison being poured into my veins. I need to find my own brand of healing, and it will have to include a "mystical" component. This doesn't mean I won't continue to take my pills, herbs, acupuncture and periodic trips to the giant tubular groaning MRI machine, it just means I'd rather watch poetry than poison being poured into my veins. Will this make me one or two iotas more enlightened than I was "before?" Will it make dying any easier when the time comes? One can only hope.