“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
If you’ve read Conscious Calm, you know I’m all about gleaning practical information from different systems of knowledge, and putting it together to serve people’s healing, wellness, and success.
I continue to believe that we need to look beyond traditional western medicine and psychology for knowledge and approaches that broaden our knowledge of human potential and healing. I’m interested in what really works, even if it doesn’t fit the western scientific model of being visible to the eye or the microscope, or replicable in a standard, cookie-cutter format. Humans, after all, are so much more complex than that. The relationship between consultant or healer, and client or patient, unmeasurable by traditional science, makes a huge difference. As research continues to show us, the unseen changes in our bodies, brains, and bio-chemistry can affect change and healing in ways that challenge narrowly mechanical views of the body and brain.
As Antoine de Saint-Exupery reminds us, “…what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Here are a few updates from the world of what’s invisible to the eye – one book recommendation, one research update, and an article on Wikipedia.
First, a book recommendation:
This new book addresses directly the science of the unseen as it explains western medicine:
Another exciting development is western technology helping the western mind understand eastern science’s mapping of the human body. In this recent study, CT scans helped demonstrate the existence”of acupoints, used in acupuncture and in energy psychology techniques like EFT:
Finally, in case you’ve been following the attempts to have Wikipedia end the erasing of valid information, including peer-reviewed studies accepted in professional journals, here is an Examiner article updating that situation.
As important than ever to include, question, and honor, what is unseen and yet essential.