I am sure you have heard of the the butterfly effect, also known as the chaos theory. The butterfly effect is the idea that small, seemingly trivial events may ultimately result in something with much larger consequences – in other words, they have non-linear impacts on very complex systems. For instance, when a butterfly flaps its wings in India, that subtle energy could in an instant cause a tornado in Iowa.
It is hard to wrap our heads around this theory because of the way our heads work. Our personal minds have evolved into an intellectual, scientifically-thinking mechanism. Unfortunately, science has proven that science is very limited; mostly to hypothesis and theories. Little fact has been determined using science.
Why is this? It is because science is all about determining fact by eliminating enough of the variables that it can explain how something happens. We know that the human brain can only handle three or four variables at one time. The same goes for scientific thinking. This is why we have never been able to accurately predict the weather or find the cure for the common cold. Too many variables. Sophisticated computers are increasing our knowledge because they can deal with many variables, but in the big picture, they are still inconceivable in how many variables there are in life.
If we look at how science works, we can envision a room full of intellects like Albert Einstein working at a blackboard using mathematical equations in an attempt of understanding how something actually works. Math has always been considered the language of science. Math can include many variables but when it comes to realizing how the math works in real time, it rarely happens.
So, let’s look at the body, its function and dysfunction and see that when we see it the way that science sees it, we are just realizing a minute perspective as to how it really works. If that butterfly in India can cause a tornado in Iowa, it certainly can have an effect on the physical body as well.
As a veterinarian for over forty years, I have often wondered why we couldn’t figure out what causes cancer, or for that matter, other diseases. What we know about its cause today is no more than what we knew forty years ago when I sat in my oncology class in vet school. Yes, we know that there are many factors that can contribute to causing cancer; poor nutrition, environmental factors, chemicals that affect the immune system and others. But, those just scratch the surface. We must include that rascal butterfly over in India.
It becomes painfully obvious that the number of variables that affect the health of the body is unlimited. We must accept this if we are ever going to find the answers that we seek. It appears that the scientific book that we have used to explain how things work is not going to get us where we want to be. It appears that we have been looking in the wrong direction.
I would propose that the body should not be seen by the scientific eye, but the artistic eye. When one sees through the artistic eye, she does not see things linearly, cause and effect nor rational. She sees things without perspective. She sees thing as they are, in their naked authenticity; like a child seeing its first Christmas tree. By doing so, the personal mind gets out of the way, surrenders its opinion and allows the truth of its reality to express itself.
If the personal mind can for an instant, drop its concepts, its beliefs, its opinion, it will see consciousness displaying itself in its perfection. It will not desire to alter its manifestation but instead choose to participate with it in its brilliance. There will be guidance. The answers to questions that have not been asked will come. There has to be. The omnipresence is in the body and in the mind. There is no separation.
Why don’t we do this? No confidence, no faith, no understanding are a few reasons. But, primarily it is due to the personal mind, driven by the fearful ego that has conditioned us to believe that it must be in control and make the decisions. although it is completely incapable. This takes us away from the artistic mind right back into the scientific mind and its extreme limitations and misdirections. Even Einstein himself said that he never had a thought that was meaningful that did not come from some other place than his own mind. He realized the importance of the artistic mind.
When the body is ill and we have studied it and studied it and studied it to the point that we are mentally exhausted (good), it is time to get the heck out of the way. Drop the thoughts. Take a break and watch your breathing. If you watch it long enough and let the thoughts pass without taking your mind away with them, the wisdom will come forth in the tune of insight or intuitive guidance. Then and only then are you in communication with that life force that controls all of our bodies. Only then will the truth that you seek arise.