The Missing Link: The Esoteric.

by Julia Manglano, D.U.E, Registered nurse at Accident and Emergency Department, Hospital de La Plana, Castellón, Spain

In the following lines I will discuss why the esoteric and particularly esoteric medicine is so useful and complementary to western medicine especially at this point in time.

We can all agree that conventional medicine has developed greatly in many fields including surgery, pharmacology, diagnostic techniques, transplants, etc. At the same time and in that process it has forgotten its origins; Hypocrates and the Fathers of medicine viewed the human being as a whole, and not just as separate parts you can cure without taking into consideration the rest of the body and the rest of the bodies (mental, emotional, spiritual, social). So medicine nowadays is very accurate in diagnosing, very efficient in eliminating symptoms and excellent in providing surgical techniques and solutions for many of the ills of people. Then, one could ask: why is it that cancer, diabetes, mental disorders and chronic diseases of all types have risen to higher than ever figures? Could it be that we are missing a piece in the healing-health puzzle?

One of the possible causes of the rise in disease in our society nowadays could be that we are not taking responsibility for our own life and choices, we still carry very strongly a belief in our bodies that illness and disease is just bad luck, it’s the genes, it’s the environment, its my mother’s fault, or it’s the system. We blame everybody and everything (including the health professionals) instead of admitting we do have responsibility and the way we live could possibly have a part in it.

I work as a nurse in a hospital. I have also owned a health food shop and  been involved in new age therapies all my life. What is clear to me is that both the conventional medicine users and the alternative medicine users want quick fixes, the perfect pill, the miracle supplement, the best surgeon, the best chiropractor that will take my pain away so that I don’t have to look at the way I live, the way I eat, walk, talk, think, sleep, etc.

Without going too far in history, without going to the Greeks or the Persians, we can find scientific studies that support the esoteric and energetic causes of diseases, but for a reason, humanity in general and medicine in particular have chosen to ignore them. Three examples:

1. The World Health Organisation in 1974 published a report  (Lalonde) in which they state that the factors determining health, illness and death were distributed not as the generally accepted view, but as follows:

Human biology, including genetic make-up: 23%

Environment, all matters related to health external to the human body, over which the individual has little or no control: 17 %.

Health care organisations, public health services, hospitals, etc: 9% .

And the astonishing factor: more than 50% was attributed to lifestyle, the aggregation of decisions over which the individual has control (including diet, toxic habits, exercise, ways of relating, etc)
The report is considered to have led to the development of health promotion, recognising the need for people to take more responsibility in changing their behaviours to improve their own health.

Even after this study that shows that the most prevalent factor in the manifestation of illness and disease is the way we live (just like the esoteric), we still insist on blaming the genes, bad luck, the environment or the system as the primary cause of disease.

2. There has been psychosomatic medicine for decades. Thirty years ago we used to study the different types of patients, according to their emotional behaviour and mental patterns. They observed that patients with the same illness shared similar emotional traits, like for instance: the asthmatic patient, having low self- esteem and being fearful and very dependent;  the cardiac patient, being very demanding on themselves, overenthusiastic and stressed and responsible workers; the rheumatoid patient as having aggressive behaviour with anger outbursts that are repressed with age and lead to resignation. And it all made sense and gave us a view of how a certain emotional configuration, if not created, was always associated with a certain illness or disease.

3. Then there is the development of psychoneuroimmunology. Scientists doing great research on how the way we think and our emotions affect the biochemistry of our bodies.

With these very valuable scientific works, medicine ought to be paying close attention to the emotional and mental realities, to the energy people live in and to the lifestyle as a determinant of health or illness in the body, but it has gone the opposite way, it has got so focused on the biochemical forgetting about the energetic. For that reason it is in great need of the esoteric, because in conjunction esoteric medicine and conventional medicine can bring about true and consistent healing for humankind.

When you work in the medical field you realise that doctors/nurses in general are not trained to look at the energy people live in and where anything suggests we have a responsibility in the creation of the illness, it is rejected (except in the adherence to the medical treatment they prescribe). The belief that illness ‘happens to me’ is very ingrained, and the focus is very much on the performance and the function of the physical body to the exclusion of all else, such that there can be no true harmony. So even most of the people who listen to the recommendations and exercise and eat “properly” or according to the last dietary trend, do so as an obligation or discipline, not as a free choice or a self-loving act.

Changing habits is something people avoid or even fear unless one has a terminal illness, then it is justified. So, just give me ‘something’ so that I can live in the same way, the same disregard and not even have to look at what I’m choosing.  In the alternative field it is the same with a different flavour: I eat organic but smoke marijuana, I do yoga every day but love my wine and my coffee, I only take natural medicine but dump all my anger on my husband, and my kids have to suffer the lack of love…

I have never seen anywhere else in any medicine, the integrity and responsibility that come with living esoterically. For example, first is what you eat, then how you eat, then why you eat and what are you feeling when you eat … there is always a refining in the commitment to yourself and your body, not only seeing the action (the movement) but the energy and quality of that action or movement – is it gentle,  is it loving, for me and others?

That is why the esoteric and esoteric medicine is the missing link

1. First because it is based on energy before matter, that there is an energy before we think, before we feel, and long before there is an organic imbalance. Once there is an illness there have probably been years of an energy that was not in harmony with the body. So unless we change that energy, medicine and all its advancements will fail. We all know that cancer can come back, because the cells are created and destroyed every day and under what energy are they being created today? That is the question.

Medicine can give us time but we need to make the changes if we want true consistent healing.

2. Medicine in its current form does not change the way we live, whereas esoteric medicine is all about choosing to change the way we live according to what is harmonious for the body. Esoteric Medicine is based on the fact that illness happens from us and not to us. Thus it is truly empowering, we can change things for as long as we choose to, for as long as we choose to live in gentleness and harmony within and without.

“The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon

We have a responsibility as health professionals to re-introduce the esoteric philosophy, psychology and medicine to our field of work, so that everybody can benefit from its invaluable contribution. Looking after ourselves in full if we want to truly look after others. I have been working first on the quality I bring to my interactions, the gentleness and truth I can provide, still working on observing and not absorbing and LETTING PEOPLE BE. And also, I have been amazed at how most people (patients) can see a new way of considering their problem just by asking simple questions: maybe you are too tired? maybe you have been looking after everybody except yourself? maybe you’re working too hard?

We can also support our colleagues, not only with the hands-on healing that they love and need so much, but also when for instance, they have a headache and instead of immediately getting ibuprofen, we can ask them: are you trying to do everything on your own and stressing yourself? Are you trying to be the best nurse?

When we connect and not judge they open up, then there is love and healing.

422 thoughts on “The Missing Link: The Esoteric.

  1. Love this Julia, we can’t ignore or pretend that our lifestyle choices don’t have an impact on our health and wellbeing. To make loving choices that are going to support us to be all that we are as we are so much more powerful than we think we are.

    1. Yes, you bring the attention to a much wider sphere of responsibility, not just of our physical health but of our evolution into our purpose here.

  2. It is shocking that it has been recognised for decades that lifestyle choices have a massive impact on our health and well being and yet still most persist in ignoring this fact. I love how you present that the esoteric is the missing link that offers re-connection and the opportunity to take responsibility for the choices we make on a daily basis.

  3. Julia, there is so much shared here, and what comes through is no matter how many sources, be they the WHO or Esoteric Medicine, we continue in our quest to ‘fix’ our health without addressing the underlying causes; and no matter how amazing our Medicine is and becomes if we do not address the energy, we’re ignoring the root and that never works in the garden or in life.

    1. There are no quick fixes when it comes to our health and wellbeing and the esoteric supports us to remove the scales from our eyes and truly see and feel what is happening.

  4. Lovely blog Julia – thank you. The thing about accepting that we have a role in the creation of our ill-health is that it means we are not a victim anymore and that we are empowered to make changes. This is a great thing to understand.

    1. Indeed, it is the greatest realisation that we actually still avoid. For millions of people responsibility about our health to the smallest
      detail brings up guilt (conveniently), so in the end it is easier to be irresponsible and perpetuate the game of self disregard and indulgence.

  5. WOW -we have known since 1974 the effects of lifestyle on illness and disease – and still, to this day we ignore it. I was at a talk recently where genes came up as means of people getting sick – presented by top academics in their field – people who also want to believe that it is about medicines and taking the pain away and fixing rather than taking responsibility for how we are.

  6. I agree illness and disease come from us and does not happen to us, if we were all to have a greater understanding of this, then many more people would start to take responsibility for their choices, and make more loving changes to their lives.

  7. “The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon. This statement alone if fully understood would give us the answers as to why we get sick and would totally change the way medicine approaches what being healthy means…..absence of sickness does not mean we are well.

  8. It makes sense how our behaviours and lifestyle choices has a huge impact on our health and well-being when also taking into account the energetic factor, what contributes to illness and how taking responsibility serves to build a true quality and vitality to the way in which we are living.

  9. I totally agree – no matter how they themselves may beg to differ, there’s no difference between how some of us stick to the conventional medicine while dismissing anything alternative, while others choose the alternative medicine while dismissing the conventional medicine. Both are looking for a solution from outside to fix a problem. Looking at the way we live our every day is the big white elephant in the room that we, even the so-called ‘holistic’ therapy advocates, conveniently become blind to.

  10. We have more doctors and nurses than ever before and they are better trained than ever before, yet we have more illness and disease than ever before. Something doesn’t add up. Something doesn’t make sense. We need the esoteric added to the mix to bring that sense.

  11. There has been a recent expose demonstrating that if big pharma were to succeed in curing people of certain diseases, their profits would go down. Thus keeping people ill is in their financial interest. Goldman Sachs report:”Is curing patients a sustainable business model.” Shocking to read.

  12. ““The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon. So true. I was at a meal recently when a few overweight people were talking about their favourite food and alcohol. As one was leaving he commented how well I looked and then laughingly said it was because I lived a healthy lifestyle. People do know but don’t want to make changes to their own comfortable lifestyle – until it catches up with them and then sometimes it is too late to effect a real change – if they have a serious illness.

  13. So many people including myself have been wondering why why why does all this illness and disease occur. Science has not been clear in why, and to most of us seems baffled at the true cause and reason for our ever rising illness and disease rates. I wonder if this is a simple case of being blinded by trying to pander to the needs or demands of society. Most do not want to change they way they live and take responsibility for their lives and state of well being. This is an unfortunate fact in todays society. If science is needing money, then the only way to make money is to give the answers people seek and not challenge with the truth. Science after all would not be popular to the many if it were telling the whole unadulterated truth of what is really going on.

  14. Yes we have got better at managing conditions and alleviating symptoms but have we really advanced in prevention of illness and disease or reducing the overall rates of illness in our populations?

  15. For true healing to occur it is paramount we listen to that which we feel is true and not from what we are told. The media can make claims or state as fact, our doctors can suggest and offer or even those who we regard as knowing can say what they think but do they truly know what is best for us. At the end of the day it is only us that knows what is true for us.

  16. Yes indeed, we are definitely missing at least one piece of the healing puzzle without question and probably many if truth were told. How about for starters the fact that life is medicine in other words how we live is either good medicine for us or bad medicine. This is the gold that esoteric medicine gives us, and conventional medicine agrees in so far as it states now that much of illness and disease is lifestyle related = how we live. The two medicine’s are coming forever closer and closer.

  17. ” So even most of the people who listen to the recommendations and exercise and eat “properly” or according to the last dietary trend, do so as an obligation or discipline, not as a free choice or a self-loving act. ”
    This is very true, its like explaining to a child to clean their teeth , when its something they have to do, to please their parents then the quality of teeth cleaning is very low.

  18. When we come to accept that our way of living has a big impact on our state of health, we are then in a position to choose to take responsibility for and make changes that will benefit our health and wellbeing.

  19. Given all the brilliance of the current healthcare system its not keeping up with the demands we place on it. Western Medicine not only needs all the help it can get, but equally it needs to be looking in different places if it is going to evolve to meet the growing crisis.

    1. I agree in the sense that Medicine has to accept it doesn’t have all the answers and would benefit enormously from collaboration with complementary knowledge, wisdom and experience.

    2. I agree, western medicine is currently struggling to keep its head above water. Wonderful as it is and great service to mankind it does provide, but its foundations are flawed or rather perhaps been forgotten and discarded may be a better way to put it?

  20. 50% is related to lifestyle… a sobering statistic for anyone and all of us. Why then all the focus on the NHS or blaming our genetics? Could it be that we don’t want to realise how responsible we are for our current state?

  21. The messsge I get in reading this article is that we all can have a deep lesson in care and loving communication. The two together bring about healing of huge proportions, for open loving communication allows for honesty to be shared, without shame or judgement. Then acceptance is felt and with ease a letting go of the hurt. Giving space to our body to be filled with the true essence of ourself.

  22. I think many people would agree that lifestyle plays a large part in our health, yet at the same time we don’t want to take responsibility for that fact that we choose what we do, and our lifestyle choices become either harming or healing, how often do we truly consider what we do, and if it truly supports us or not.

  23. “The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon. So true, having experienced some health conditions myself, I know all too well how the way we live and move can impact on our health and well-being. It was only when I began to live more responsibly did I begin to see the harm of my everyday choices.

  24. This is a timely reminder about True responsibility as is presented by the Esoteric teachings and the practical way we can all combine two therapies so we can all benefit, so this is greatly appreciated Julia.

  25. ” When we connect and not judge they open up, then there is love and healing. ” It’s so beautiful to hear this from a person who works as a nurse, thank you Julia.

  26. If our lifestyle choices are responsible for about 50% of our illness and disorders what intelligence our we operating on that allows us to make ourselves ill?

  27. What I love about Universal Medicine approach to illness and disease, is it takes in every aspect of why the illness is presenting. It always encourages clients to seek all medical treatments that their doctor recommends but also asks the client to consider what the body may be trying to communicate. Reflection and deep self-care is encouraged, which enables the nurse or doctor to do their job with a much higher rate of productivity.

    1. Since I started to embrace the principles of universal medicine/esoteric medicine, my relationship with conventional medicine has improved considerably. These days I am much more proactive in supporting my wellbeing, including seeking and acting on the advice of health professionals. It feels like a much more empowering relationship these days – one that is truly supportive of my wellbeing.

  28. When we honestly recognise that illness comes from us and not happen to us, the walk on the way of healing starts

  29. “What is clear to me is that both the conventional medicine users and the alternative medicine users want quick fixes, the perfect pill, the miracle supplement, the best surgeon, the best chiropractor that will take my pain away so that I don’t have to look at the way I live, the way I eat, walk, talk, think, sleep, etc.” This is revealing. I know l’ve wanted a quick fix also, however l didn’t realise why until this blog clarified it for me.

  30. ‘most people (patients) can see a new way of considering their problem just by asking simple questions: maybe you are too tired? maybe you have been looking after everybody except yourself? maybe you’re working too hard?’ I love this Julia. An intuitive practitioner works in a way that invites the patient, with gentle , purposeful questions, to deepen their understanding of their condition and possible causes.

  31. ‘I have been working first on the quality I bring to my interactions, the gentleness and truth I can provide’ The missing link Julia is also ourselves. When we fail to factor in ourselves as beholders of our own true health and wellbeing, in that moment we are lost and cannot heal ourselves.

  32. The problem with treating the human body as a series of parts is that in truth there are no parts, it is all one. So the whole paradigm that modern medicine is based upon is a false. When I consider it like this it is amazing what a great job they manage to do, and the other side of the coin, is how much even more amazing a job could they do if we removed that false foundation?

  33. I’m always struck by the very deliberate use of the word complementary, ie to assist in the gargantuan task that the NHS has to tackle… this is opposed to the use of the word alternative that implies that perhaps the NHS is wrong. Far from it… we need as many people on these issues as we can get.

  34. I think a lot of times people can recognise that they have behaviours that are harming them, things they are choosing to do that they know damages their health but they don’t think they could manage life without them, and this is where the esoteric really helps us to get underneath and behind what is impulsing us to behave in certain ways and assists with truly healing the root behind the harming action.

  35. I know people who refuse to go to conventional or complementary medicine including the esoteric for fear of what they might be told. They know they are behaving in a way that is not supportive of the body, they know they don’t feel great but as long as the body is functioning they think they can get away with it. That is until something breaks down and then they find that they not only have one condition but another and another and that when they have to take medicine (or choose to die) they often have to take other medicine to counteract the side effects of the other. I am not sure why I am saying they because this is all of us to a certain degree. It is not until we begin to take energetic responsibility for ourselves that we can change our diminishing health and begin to live full and vital lives and bring back the joy that we lost some time ago.

  36. ‘Changing habits is something people avoid or even fear unless one has a terminal illness, then it is justified.’ Spot on Julia. Why does it take a serious medical condition or serious accident for us to stop and change the way we are living ?

  37. ‘Could it be that we are missing a piece in the healing-health puzzle?’ Yes, absolutely Julia! Conventional medicine is incredible with what it can achieve, but true it has forgotten to treat the whole person. Looking at our choices, how this impacts the body and how we create our own disease is fundamental at getting to the root of our problems.

  38. ‘Could it be that we are missing a piece in the healing-health puzzle?’ for many years I felt that we were missing a fundamental truth which underpinned everything we questioned and therefore were making conclusions without understanding what we were evaluating. It seems even when the missing pieces are presented to us, sometimes people still want to look in a different direction.

  39. “The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon. This is a brilliant quote and so very true. Every move we make, every word we speak, every action we take affects our health and wellbeing. The more we come to realise this the less need there will be to blame others for our ill health.

  40. This enquiry leads again to the vast and very pertinent question of what exactly is intelligence, when the most brilliant of our collective minds who are leading the way in medicine are not being supported to see the whole in their diagnosis and are therefore working with systems that will essentially only allow them to work within very limited parameters.

    1. We have all contributed to a type of intelligence that is brilliant at specialising and looking deeply into the details of the physical but deliberately forgets the vastness of life in all its spheres.

  41. Our living ways directly affect our health, and by that understanding we can be a powerful influence in our own health.

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