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.

883 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.

  12. The love that we hold does not come from the mind, but first from the inner heart, then through the eyes, and in this, every cell in our body joins in this joyous dance.
    Definitely the heart and the eyes are the opening and opportunity for huge love to come through.

  13. There certainly is much to learn and to appreciate about our bodies, both physically and energetically. I love 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”.

  14. I love what you have expressed here Cherise as it encourages and invites us to see much more than the eye physically sees;
    “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”.

  15. Light is energy – we know this from science, so what if the pupil not only lets in the light we see with but the Light that is emanating from us all however hard we have tried to hide it away? I’m sure most if not all of us have experienced seeing someone from a distance and being able to feel the quality they are moving in, whether they are harmless or dangerous, light and playful or dark and sad……. Our eyes receive energy so we are able to ‘see’ everything if we are prepared to open our mind’s eye to this truth.

  16. An example of how much order and purpose there is in the way the body naturally functions, our pupil offers us an opportunity to appreciate this in detail: “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.”

  17. Our body is indeed miraculous in the way it works, so many different systems working tirelessly to deliver function, and somehow all working in harmony together. This is a great reminder Cherise “to support my own body in return, making choices that support it to be the most loving vehicle of expression that it can be.”

  18. I often look at something and see all these vibrant colours and angels and then I get my camera out and it cannot capture what my eye can see, I find it quite amazing that with all the technology we still struggle to recreate the bodies natural functions! Yet we do not stop enough to appreciate and take general love and care of the amazing vehicle we are blessed to move around in everyday. It is refreshing to read about the eye with this level of appreciation.

  19. The human body is indeed an extraordinary machine with exquisite and jaw dropping interconnected processes. It is ridiculous how we can disregard it when it can be such a stunning support for us… and therefore great to be reminded of the importance of appreciating and honour our bodies and choosing to listen to the wisdom and guidance it offers through the reactions it has to how we treat it.

  20. No where is it so highlighted better than in this description of our amazing eyes how so much depends on the quality of light that we live in life.

  21. Beautiful Cherise, what I have loved about Universal Medicine is learning how to not only see with our eyes but feeling from our innermost. It becomes a union with our eyes and soul, then the image in front of us can be seen in full.

  22. Beautiful appreciation of the eye and how our body is designed to adhere to the natural order of the universe. The depth of our eyes in physical form is reflecting the depth of the light we can receive through our eyes and of the light we can let out for all to see and feel.

  23. I loved reading about the observations you made about our eyes Cherise, it makes me appreciate that when we are connected with ourselves our eyes discern and confirm what we are already sensing from within our body.

  24. Articles like this make you stop and consider how you are and how you see things around you and in particular how you see your body. It would make sense to treat something that is so so sensitive with great care and yet this isn’t our current way. I had never really considered how the eye works either and in fact how just this part of our body has so many parts itself. It’s interesting to consider that the eye actually receives and not sees as we currently think and so the message or the quality of the message received would be altered or controlled then by the quality of the body that is receiving it. It brings a whole other level of care we can have with ourselves and how if we truly want to see everything then we should make every move a part of that. Great article that has given me more insight into how things are.

  25. Another great reminder that life is not what we see but what we receive, we think we see and it’s us doing the seeing, but if we are open to being receivers then perhaps we will open our other senses as well.

  26. It is amazing to think about how all the particles of our body have an innate sense and call to a universal form of order, flow and harmony; it makes me appreciate the signs my body shows me of how I’ve been living and not just brush them off or dismiss it.

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