Vol. 36, No. 51, September 16, 2011
"Exodus To Genesis"
By Abdel J. Nuriddin, N.D., Ph.D.
Most people dont know how important actual identity is related to overall health.
When the human being thinks his or her mind and body are their only and true identity, as opposed to them being tools that he or she uses, then that human has an identity problem.
The true identity of the human being is the spirit or the soul of the person.
The mind is a tool that the person uses to discriminate, judge, deliberate, rationalize and reason with. The body is the human physical form of expression to the external world.
While spirit, mind and body all make up the entire organism, the most accurate description of this "being" of the human is spiritual. The inaccuracy of identity comes in because, as humans, we say "I" for our bodies and our minds.
To say "my body" or "my mind" is to state that something else posses or has authority over mind and body, which is true. It is "you the spirit" that should control the mind and the body.
Having in mind the correct identity of ourselves and then unity between spirit and mind are what bring happiness and health into our lives.
Love, caring and sharing are spiritual characteristics that emanate from the human being, when there is unity between the soul and the mind of the person.
When the mind is filled with greed, selfishness, envy, jealousy, etc., then the mind and the soul lose their unity, and this disorientation leads to unhappiness.
This unhappiness comprises servitude, grief, apathy, boredom, resignation and the like in the life of the person. These states of consciousness translate themselves into sickness in the human body.
When the body becomes ill with disease, most times we look to the body by treating it to satisfy the problem. Most people dont realize that the real problem is a lack of unity between their mind and their spirit first.
It does not mean that we should not treat the body, but to neglect the disorientation between mind and spirit will only bring about a reoccurrence of the problem.
The minds irrational behavior, such as with selfishness or over indulgence, is not accepted by the soul or spirit without consequence. The spirits vibration will be disorder or disease within the body.
The spirit will only accept good or whats useful from the mind to harmonize with. This leads to peace, happiness and health in the body.
Proper relationships between parent and child and student and teacher are very critical to the health of the person. As parents, we procreate to perpetuate our specie.
However, the mind that comes into existence as a result of that process is here by the Grace of Allah and could be of greater benefit to humanity than the parents mind. We should not force our desire for the child on the child which might lead to disorders in the life of the child.
The childs soul must find its happiness through its own conscience or the childs mind may suffer disorientation. I know this is difficult to accept, because we want the best for our children but this is true.
Our teachers in life are necessary, but they must not seek to override the conscience of the student. As parents and teachers, we must know where our jurisdiction stops.
If the mind and the spirit are in unity, then G-d will lead that soul to its destiny. Our job can only be to direct the mind of the child or student toward the good that G-d would have it to express. Remember the soul only accepts good, and it rebels against evil.
The beginning of all health, whether emotional, mental or physical, is in first having the proper identity of yourself. Then unity between mind and spirit.
Prayer and meditation are for your soul, and your soul knows what and how much it is being fed. Keep harmony between your soul and mind through accurate thinking, regular prayer and meditation.
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