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.

418 thoughts on “The Missing Link: The Esoteric.

  1. One only needs to look at all the things in our life we have given our control too. Who needs books or libraries for we have Google. A small speaker box in our home that you can ask it questions 24/7. Your fridge will tell you what you are running out of and need to put on your shopping list. There are toilets that will analyse your urine. How far away is a scanner you would walk though entering your house and given a full report of the functions of your body? Have we given away our power and responsibility for our bodies, on a golden plate, to modern science and medicine to balance out our ill choices?

  2. What a fascinating article to read, I personally have never read any of the research mentioned but it makes sense that we are affected by the emotions we take on.

  3. Julia, there is much to ponder on with what has been presented here.
    I have been a health care professional for over two decades and observed the change in the type of patients coming through – multi-symptomatic requiring more than one specialists, complications, long stay, infections etc. I seldom observed this in my former years as a nurse.

    Medicine has evolved but we are not any healthier. Technology hasn’t replaced wellbeing, if anything, it has prevented people from taking responsibility for their own health.

    Surely scientists must question, there must be something missing or are they too busy finding a cure, to only find another disease popping up somewhere else?

    There is more to our lives than just living? Could there be a possibility that humanity do not want to take responsibility for their own health and rather hand it over to someone else?

    Much to ponder on.

  4. Definitely Julia, the esoteric and esoteric medicine is the missing link for our health and well-being. We so need to take responsibility of ourselves and understand how illness and disease is a correction from how we have been living. It makes such sense. If we go out in the cold and get wet feet and shivery, we will catch a cold. The next time it’s cold, we remember to put boots, a scarf and a warm coat on, it is as simple as that. It is all a learning for us.

  5. ““The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon” We all know that this is the truth and therefore we have a responsibility for our every choice.

  6. The missing link is that which we all know well and truly in our inner hearts. The answers which pass through our minds and we know they are the truth but dismiss them because it does not fit the picture or goal we would like to achieve.

  7. Esoteric medicine undoes this mindset of being a victim of life, which is actually the consequences of the choices we have been making, and re-places responsibility and power in the way we look at life – and that is very much needed when going through an illness and disease in order to make the best of what conventional medicine offers.

    1. Fumiyo, I agree with you when you say that
      “Esoteric Medicine undoes the mind set of being a victim of life, which is actually the consequences of the choices we have been making, and re-places responsibility and power in the way we look at life.”
      From my own experience I can say that Esoteric Medicine has supported me to make more loving choices in my life so that I no longer feel the victim.

  8. I like this philosophical approach you propose here Julia to health – that rather than judging or criticising or only sympathising with each other, we can ask each other open questions that support us to go deeper in terms of our part we play in our health and wellbeing.

  9. It’s funny even though some people might consider alternative medicine better, people approach it in the same way as conventional medicine, they want something to fix them so they can continue going on the way they do, not changing their lifestyle or habits. The esoteric comes along and asks us how we live and to deeply embrace and understand that how we live impacts our health and we and we alone have choice here – used in conjunction with conventional medicine it supports us to see how we can live in a more supportive way and how in doing so we bring our part to our collaboration with our medical staff.

    1. I agree Monica, people approach alternative medicine thinking it will fix them quicker. Whilst, which ever forms of medicine used for health and wellbeing, requires a key ingredient, responsibility. Responsibility in what you do and be, it is that simple… Then true healing can occur.

  10. When we take the attitude that illness is bad luck, or down to our genes we are missing out on the most amazing opportunity to grow. Some of the biggest changes and biggest development periods in my life have come from incredibly challenging times with my health or in life in general.

    1. I agree that through illness we get the opportunity to reconsider our ways of living and to heal at a deeper level. That is if we don’t see illness as a punishment or bad luck but as a chance to correct things.

      1. Yes exactly – rather than seeing it as moving backwards, its an opportunity to move forwards in a whole new way.

  11. How simple can we make Medicine, when we add the Esoteric, then with so many living examples from within the Esoteric community that a study could be undertaken that could go to all medical journals so we all get the benefits and understanding of the True Esoteric Modalities!

  12. Julia, I have really enjoyed coming back to this blog again. You present a very clear and logical case for what we are missing in modern day medicine. As you have quoted “The way you live can be the best medicine or the worst poison” – Serge Benhayon. In my own experience the more I have let go of hurts and have taken the time to connect to my body and listen to it, the more supple and vital my body has become. But since the whole is taken into account I have also become much more committed to life finding within true purpose and expression.

  13. “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…”
    No coincidence that I should read this blog today when I walked past a shop yesterday that was a Natural Health Clinic offering various ‘Healing Therapies’ and literally in the next room was a Coffee and Wine Bar. Very interesting how we can be so hood winked into thinking that if we one thing that is ‘good for us’ then that will make us feel better, but not see the bigger picture of how everything we do in life affects every aspect of how we are.

  14. Esoteric Medicine and the Esoteric Way of life are very empowering, they support us to see the impact we have and can have on our own lives, and then how our choices then impact on others.

  15. We have settled for less by using the lowest form of intelligence to govern our lives, whereas in truth we have access to a universal intelligence which is limitless. To limit ourselves in this way imprisons us and stops us from experiencing this vast intelligence open to all of us equally.

    1. This is a brilliant sharing Kehinde2012 because it feels so true. how we have imprisoned ourselves within a lesser intelligence. There is a way to live where we can move within the vastness of the universe so that we get to feel the intelligence that is on offer as you say to all of us equally.

  16. ‘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?’ Such simple questions that immediately ask us to look more closely at the way we are living and give us an opportunity to change and love and care for ourselves more.

  17. Our doctor can talk to us about our health, they can tell us what to do, but without being with us and physically forcing us to do it, we ultimately have the choice of whether to follow the recommendation or not. Therefore I question how much control a doctor has at all! It must be quite demoralising to know that all your study and hard work is still at the mercy of your patients decision to listen to you or not. Therefore, it seems to me, a partnership is the best relationship to foster if we want to see more positive health outcomes for both the doctor and the patient!

  18. If there is a way to live, a way to move in life that supports awareness, then we must perhaps ask why, when all of this is available to us, do we continue to choose otherwise?

  19. I love and appreciate how empowering an Esoteric approach to life is. Illness comes from me not just to me and how I live is part and parcel of that conversation. I also see that illness is not a punishment but a conversation and a healing in itself.

  20. There is so much in this blog I want to read it again and again. I am struck by the logic of that “Hypocrates and the Fathers of medicine viewed the human being as a whole”, that seems entirely logical and straightforward. The whole means physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and this is how we address public health promotion because working in one area without consideration for the whole has proven to be ineffective, yet we reduce it in medicine which seems illogical.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

    1. Yes, 1974 we were told the way we live has an effect on our health outcomes, but we have known that for years just chosen not to pay attention to it because we are so used to waiting for someone else to tell us how to get better or what is going to fix us.

  26. 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.

  27. “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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. ““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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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?

  33. 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.

  34. ” 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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?

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. “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.

  40. 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.

  41. ” 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.

  42. 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?

  43. 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.

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

  45. “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.

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