In 200 years, despite billions of dollars in research, we haven’t figured out what causes Parkinson’s or how to cure it. How can that possibly be? In the last 200 years, we have invented the automobile, the telephone and the airplane. We’ve traveled to the moon and back. We invented radio and television. We created this thing called the Internet that allows us to connect and communicate instantaneously with people all over the world. And we’ve created a mind-boggling assortment of inventive ways to kill people.
So why haven’t we figured out how to cure Parkinson’s … or ALS or MS or arthritis or cancer or many other diseases. Heck, we haven’t even figured out how to cure the common cold!
We’re really good at treating disease … the trillions of dollars we spend every year on medication is evidence of that … but we’ve cured very little! Again, why is this? We’ve got a lot of very smart people on this planet. If we can figure out how to kill people with an unmanned aircraft, surely we can figure out how to cure a disease. The answer, I believe, is very simple. As I wrote in an earlier blog about cancer, we’re not meant to find a cure. These diseases serve a higher purpose. They are meant to create enough suffering to inspire us to step out of our complacency and change the way we live.
And why would we want to change the way we live? Consider what your body needs in order to grow and be healthy. It needs nutrients … it needs oxygen, water and food. And what are we doing? We’re polluting the air, we’re polluting the water and we’re polluting our food!
The body also needs to be free of stress and it needs to be exercised and rested. And what are we doing? We’re sleeping less, exercising less and we’re being exposed to enormous stress every day, including that from unresolved emotional pain.
Is it any wonder that there is so much disease? Is it any wonder there is so much suffering?
If you want people to change … if you want them to take action … make them suffer. Make them feel helpless and oppressed. It happened in South Africa and Eastern Europe and Egypt and it’s soon gonna happen with all the people who are suffering with disease.
Take a look at all of the spiritual teachers on the planet today and you will find that almost all of them, including Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and Louise Hay, endured some form of suffering before they became ‘spiritual.’ Heck, even the Buddha spent years in self imposed suffering before he became enlightened.
So yes, I believe all this disease we’re experiencing, including Parkinson’s, has a purpose. It is meant to inspire us to change in two ways. First, it is meant to guide us to a healthier way of living, where we stop polluting and stop putting so much unhealthy junk in our bodies, and where we stop thinking that medications are the solution to our heath problems. And second, it is meant to guide us to understanding the truth of who we really are … spiritual beings living in oneness with God and all that exists.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that medication doesn’t have its place. It is very useful, if not absolutely essential in certain crisis situations. But remember this, nowhere does it say that the cause of any disease is a lack of prescription medication. So if we really want to heal disease, it won’t be with medication, it will be with nutrients … clean air, clean water and nutritious foods. It will be by learning how to let go of our emotional pain. It will be by understanding the truth of who we really are and living a more loving, peaceful, compassionate and kind way of life.
Have an awesomely healthy day!