Studying the Eye with University and Universal Medicine

by Cherise Holt, 31, Nurse, Australia

As a part of my University studies this week, I’ve been learning about the common visual disorders of the human eye. To understand the concepts, we begin by exploring the normal function – the anatomy and physiology – of the eye itself. From the delicate lid that supports and protects the eye from harm, to the way the eye is held and supported by the body to remain in shape, in place and in harmony with its surroundings and functions.

I learnt about the pupil, the black spot in the centre of the eye that we so often see change size – constrict and dilate – depending on the light that is around us and in our view. It was here that I learnt something totally amazing…

I had always thought of the pupil as not much more than a black spot in the centre of the eye and had never fully appreciated the fact that it is actually not a spot at all, but rather an opening that allows and receives light and information in, to be viewed at a deeper level within the eye, passing through and being focused by the lens, to be received at the retina, where the light is processed and the messages passed on to the brain.

Perhaps this sounds rather simple and common sense, but I personally had never fully appreciated the depth of our eyes in their physical function before.

Since beginning my other studies with Universal Medicine, I have also learnt how amazing it feels to have a connection with others and to meet someone with my eyes. I’ve been learning for myself what it means to observe life, others and situations from a place within me that’s knowing of who I am – my essence – and not from a judgement or by taking on external factors that aren’t in my control.

These simple teachings have confirmed to me that we have a moment-by-moment opportunity to not only ‘see’ whatever picture is presented before our eyes, but also to observe, allow and receive what is there to be seen, read and felt from the depths of our innermost beauty.

We live in the physicality of our human bodies in every moment of every day and can find ourselves ‘out of our bodies’ – perhaps in a rush, caught in our heads or making choices that disregard our bodies. But what I am also learning (and loving!) is the natural order and harmony our bodies are designed to work, move and be in, from the smallest detail and cell within.

There is much to appreciate about our bodies and the amazing way in which they go about their expressions, movements and functions, reminding me how crucial it is to support my own body in return, making choices that support it to be the most loving vehicle of expression that it can be.

867 thoughts on “Studying the Eye with University and Universal Medicine

  1. I have also come to appreciate the depth our eyes have and that they are supporting us in our awareness to receive everything that is going on around us confirming what we are feeling and sensing with our body.

  2. It changes everything when we accept that our eyes are, in truth, receivers and that we can relax (settle in our bodies) and allow them to observe all we need to know.

  3. There really is so much to appreciate about out bodies, but I particularly like your observations Cherise, that our eyes do not only see but are there for us to observe and receive. Not just take into consideration what we ‘think’ are pictures all around us. It is important to observe with our whole body.

  4. There is so much communicated in the eyes, is there a sparkle, does light flood out and in, are they clear, are there shadows of emotions lingering, are they cloudy….it is the place in the physical world where we connect with another. I have been wearing glasses lately and have been pondering what it is that I do not want to see and have reacted to in the world…so much to discover in the reflection of our eyes.

  5. I have always thought it strange to consider that our bodies are merely the product of chance. The more you delve into the workings of the human body, the more you appreciate the magnificent construction that it is, and the more you really start to ponder on what actually gives life to physical form. After all, why is a rock a rock, when for all intensive purposes it contains all the so called necessary ingredients for life. A preposterous question to be sure, but one that seeks to undermine the assumption that there is no such thing as life force, when it is in fact all around us and in our face.

    1. Despite science knowing that there are more than the physical 3 dimensions we can see, we seem to be determined to cling on to this capped vision of life and how it works.

  6. The human eye is an incredibly versatile and intricate part of our body that recently has come into focus for myself due to an issue I have with cataracts at this time. Being at the age when many people I know also have the same issue and it is prompting me to ask Why?

  7. Reading your description of the human eye I was feeling how many miracles are involved in just the eye. Science is happy to just make a leap of faith that somehow these miracles just occurred from a single cell organism and developed into the human body without any recognition of the incredible intelligence behind the design of the human body. In many ways science is no different to institutional religion in the leaps of faith it is willing to indulge in.

  8. It is possible to live so contracted that we avoid true eye contact with everyone, even our nearest and dearest and when we do this we are blocking the communication of the entire universe which is constantly pulling us to be more.

  9. This is yet another fact of the human body illustrating that there is far more to us, and the world we are part of, than just physicality. Our eyes receive light, we call it information, which is a vibration, and so our eyes are clocking the quality of vibration expressed in anything and everything, offering us an opportunity to confirm what we can already sense ourselves is true or not. We sense what feels true and what does not because we receive and read energy, and the more we are willing to explore this the sooner we can begin to live in a way that embraces the fullness of who we are and the world of energy we are part of.

  10. To observe and offer space to another cannot come from the mind as it is through the way in which I am being loving and connected to self I offer this grace. Sometimes I find it more challenging than at other times but I know this fact to be true.

  11. I love your appreciation of this and all you can now ‘see’ about the eye. There is so much more to understand and experience about the body than we first care to realise.

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