Today I was reading through some inspirational material from Janet Goodrich’s days at the groundbreaking Vital Health Centre in Los Angeles in the late 1970’s. I found the following quote which I want to share with you.
“I am so powerful, really, why don’t I just go ahead and take responsibility for that power, allow myself to heal myself? I guess I was just conditioned from birth to let the doctors take the responsibility for my health. But all they took responsibility for was my sickness, not my health. They were only interested in me when I was sick, when they could treat an illness. I want the opposite. I want to help myself, first of all, and I want to help myself stay healthy, not just help myself get well. It’s such a small change in perception, but it’s really a revolution!” Lisette Scholl, author of Visionetics, 1978
To me this concept is very important in informing our self perceptions. Our entire life is filtered through our ‘inner world’ and all our interactions with the external world and others is coloured by this. When we take responsibility for ourselves we must take responsibility for the structures and images of our inner world. This will affect us in every way, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Janet Goodrich wrote that “seeing” has two meanings. “There is seeing in the physical sense of light transmitted through the eyes and seeing in an internal mental sense. Clarity of physical seeing is called visual acuity and can be objectively measured. Clarity of internal seeing is often called ‘wisdom’, ‘genius’ or ‘insight’, and cannot be mechanically gained or measured. Somewhere within each person these two kinds of seeing meet. At this junction, between physical and mental vision, imagination can activate both visual acuity and internal seeing.”
Some of the most powerful vision improvement experiences have been triggered by the conscious use of the imagination and our powers of visualization. While for some it is linked to a religious foundation and called ‘prayer’, for others it is linked to a less specific spiritual concept. Quantum physics has brought us closer than ever to the ability to explain how the ‘power of the mind’ can influence the physical, something that esoteric practices and positive thinkers have been espousing for many years.
When we use ‘right-brain’ learning techniques for memory and retaining information in the brain for long term access, the use of images is a vitally important component. I find this a really exciting idea, the ways in which practiced use of images leads to a greater use of the abilities of our brain. To use more of the power of our human brain in our daily life we can start by becoming aware of the importance of imagery to the way our minds function. We can use it as a tool for increasing physical function, happiness and clarity of eyesight.
The activity of Palming brings together the physical life/healing energy of the body (chi), directing it into the eyes, and the power of the visualizing mind. We can use Palming to relax, to inform the body intelligence of our goals, and to assist the visual brain in ‘practicing’ the processing of visual information. We hope you enjoy the audio gift accompanying this article, a visualization with Carina Goodrich entitled: Fishing for Stars. This visualization has been designed to be of benefit to all refractive errors.
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Fishing For Stars Palming Visualization