In Western medicine, when we visit a doctor with a health issue, we usually see a generalist or a specialist. Sometimes it feels like a cattle call, and if we’re lucky we get a few minutes with a doctor to explain why we’re feeling sick or imbalanced. The problem with this approach, however, is that it generally treats the symptom and not the cause—and a symptom is not a human. Humans are comprised of complex relations between cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the body, all of which communicate physically, emotionally, genetically, energetically, and so on.
That’s why when it comes to healing from a disease, it’s not enough to look at the symptom, but instead we need to find the cause. If we’re treating only the symptom, we’ll never experience freedom from the disease because we’re simply performing maintenance. Western medicine definitely has its time and place, for example, Western medicine is great for trauma. But when it comes to disease, most diseases are caused by stress-related conditions, and as we know, when our body experiences stress for extended periods of time, it moves out of homeostasis—the ideal state of internal balance and equilibrium. As the body moves out of equilibrium for long enough, it creates a cascade of negative effects.
With the advent of the communication age, more people than ever have access to information, and information empowers the individual. The good news is that in today’s world, when we experience a health crisis, are given an unfavorable diagnosis, told we only have so long to live, or told it would take a miracle to reverse our condition, we don’t have to accept the opinion or diagnosis of our health care provider—because there are alternative paths beyond pills, chemotherapy, and surgery.
That’s why I’m honored to be a part of a new documentary film called, HEAL. In HEAL, luminaries in the field of healing and transformation such as Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden, David Hamilton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, and more give us evidence-based alternatives as to how we can treat disease from the inside out, rather than from the outside in. The documentary also shows how common people are applying these principles to do the uncommon—proof that if they can do it, so can you.
I’d like to invite you to watch HEAL and see for yourself what’s possible. You’ll discover how holding on to negative emotions creates imbalance in our bodies, and how conditions western medicine has labeled as depression, anxiety, disease, migraines, and so on, often have much earlier causes rooted in our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. What you’ll also find in HEAL are people who did not deny or surrender to their health condition or disease, but instead they created plans, uncovered causes, measured results, tested and retested, and dared to do the inner work required for true healing—to believe in themselves, in possibility, and their health more than their disease, prognosis, or condition.
We live in a day and age where it’s not enough to just surrender and accept a diagnosis, because when you do that you are giving your power away to that diagnosis, admitting your disease is greater than yourself. If you think about disease logically, where does it begin? It begins inside of us. Why then would you look to something outside of yourself to heal? The truth that HEAL uncovers is that we are infinitely more powerful than we can imagine. Healing begins with changing our mind, beliefs, and perceptions. As you change your thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions, you change the signals that are going into your cells, and this changes your body’s chemistry. An easy way to think about it is that good thoughts produce good chemicals, and toxic thoughts produce toxic chemicals.
I’ve always said that science is the contemporary language of mysticism. We are living in an exciting age where these two pillars of humanity are intersecting to unlock our true human potential. My desire for this film is that it brings a new awareness to people who are sick or suffering from disease. In my journey, I’ve seen people who have been sick for so long they can’t even remember what feeling well feels like, and in turn, they are scared to be well. But I want people to understand that they have more control over their destiny than they realize and that they are not defined by their illness. As with most things in life, the answer is not outside of us, it’s inside us.
Finally someone is telling the story that demonstrates how so many people all over the world are healing from diseases once thought chronic or incurable. When you know what’s possible—and when the body is given the proper conditions to return to homeostasis—you just might start believing in yourself and your body’s innate capacity to heal more than a label, a diagnosis, or prognosis.
To see the trailer or find more information about HEAL, as well as where you can see it and how you can view it On Demand, please visit http://www.healdocumentary.com