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.

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

  1. Thank you Cherise, I feel we would all take much better care of ourselves if we truly could understand the many awesome wonders of the body and appreciate how amazing and precious it truly is. Reading your blog today has brought a beautiful stop moment to appreciate my eyes.

  2. The idea that we receive through our eyes, rather than we look through our eyes is quite difficult to fathom. This is because it asks us to observe life – to understand it. Yet, if we are engulfed in all of the indulgences of life, it will be impossible to to observe and learn.

  3. Do we ‘look out’ to the world with ‘the eyes of judgement’ or do we receive all that is there through the ‘eyes of love’?

  4. The eye sees far more than we comprehend as too does our body, the more connected we are to our body the more aware we become of what we feel and what we see.

  5. Reading this account of the vastness of our human eyes made me consider that conditions like Glaucoma (where there is a fluid build-up inside the eye that can damage the optic nerve) may be caused when we absorb all the emotions, pains, hurts, and issues that we see going on around us and take them on as if they are our own issue, instead of maintaining that observer role that Cherise described above and reading the situation for what it is and means.

  6. I noticed that even thought we receive light and thus all that happens around us with our eye,s we can have filters on and not truly see what is there by what ideals and beliefs we have about life, people, things and so forth.

  7. If we don’t allow our eyes to receive, we impose on them with what the world wants us to see, and we then start to colour everything with our own perception of how we think life should be, rather than recieving the truth that is being offered to us. This is how we convert truth into convenient truth and lies, and over time the lies then become our truth.

  8. I love looking in someone’s eyes and its uniqueness. But more so, what energy comes through them and not how they look. They are windows for so much more- the universe in all its depth. Seeing and feeling that lets eyes appear for me as “beautiful”.

  9. You can only look at the pupil and see the high intelligence of our human body. Imagine we would honour every part of it in its unfathomable wisdom and function?!

  10. It is vital to begin this conversation about the human body as a vehicle for expression, and I have listened to Serge Benhayon talk about this many times. It seems a key part of life on earth – to understand our place amongst the greater universal order of life and to know that what ever is being expressed is done so in accordance to or against this order, which ultimately makes the human being very powerful, as we have the power to choose the source of our expression, and thus what we see or choose not to see.

  11. If we receive through the eyes then our openness and willingness to receiving will determine how much we see and also what we see. This reminds us that clearing the blockages and inhibitions to seeing all there is to be seen is a process that requires constant attention.

  12. There is such a “natural order and harmony our bodies are designed to work” and it is a pure delight to (slowly in my case) reconnect to this and bring a respect and understanding to it.

  13. When we surrender to receiving everything there is to see with our eyes we confirm the bigger picture of what our body has already sensed energetically and conveyed to us so we are able to understand the truth of every situation and what is being called for in that moment.

    1. The moment we receive with our whole body what energy is there to be felt, everything that is not aligned to the fiery will we aligned to beforehand with our body, will stick out and registered as something not true immediately.

  14. What I can feel is how our body is an apparatus of motion, yet its motion is always in response to what it receives and how it experiences that receiving. It feels eternally beautiful and genius.

  15. I love it when the physiology we learn matches the energetic truth that we know – that the eye is a receiver of light and not the projector of it. That is, we don’t look out to see the images we see, we receive them.

  16. Beautifully shared Cherise, there certainly is a richer and truer quality of life that can be lived when we are open to observing and reading the quality of movements in any situation, as we then are able to respond with greater love, be it a confirmation or a correction.

  17. In education we are taught to seek from the outer, our wisest teacher is the inner heart for the lies can never deceive the truth it feels.

  18. Thank you for expanding my appreciation of how our eyes function but also how it is through the choices that we make we can use our eyes to see the pictures that we are being presented with or we can choose to go deeper and read what is really happening.

  19. This makes me feel that looking in at our bodies as if through a microscope is like looking out through a telescope into the gloriously harmonious Universe. Perhaps they are a reflection of each other.

    1. Yes Richard indeed, and it would make sense then that our eyes serve to receive confirmation, of what we already can energetically feel, is in line with the vibration of our universality and what is not.

  20. It is true that our eyes ‘receive’ light and ‘receive’ what they see. In this way we can match the nature of our eyes by receiving the world and receiving people rather than ‘looking’ and imposing our judgments upon it and them. In this way we can support ourselves to stay present with ourselves and observe. What an amazing reflection our eyes give us in their nature.

  21. I loved this focus on how incredible just one part of our body is.. if we lived with that awareness and appreciation of our whole body, all of the time, it would be impossible to not to take care of it, to cherish and love it deeply.

    1. Absolutely it can be so easy to take the amazing way our body supports us for granted but there is so much that we can do to support it on a daily basis although for me it is often when there is a problem as I had recently with my eye that I really take notice and commit to taking more loving care of myself.

    2. Would we still self harm in any way, if we understand the importance of every aspect of our body would we still abuse it?

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