- 8th Int. Conf. Ayurveda and Cancer
- Love Heals All: Considering Consciousness in Cancer - David Lesinski
Love Heals All: Considering Consciousness in Cancer - David Lesinski
Dave Lesinski, R.A.P.,
I have spent over 10 years supporting adults and children in making better life choices to improve health and happiness. In 2002 I co-created and began teaching in the STEPS program which is a therapeutic classroom for kids with severe emotional disability. I used traditional teaching methods coupled with a spiritual practice to support children in making positive behavioral and academic change in their lives. I had the pleasure of being recognized as West Bloomfield School’s (Michigan) elementary teacher of the year in 2008. I was a Non-Violent Crisis Intervention instructor for the 7 years, training over 50 people a year in respectfully dealing with intense crisis-situations. In 2004 I became a Yoga instructor and have taught many styles of Hatha yoga at Yoga Now studio in Michigan. In the fall of 2010 I facilitated my first yoga teacher training. I have also created and taught workshops focusing on chakras, history of yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and more. In 2008 I was introduced to the world of Ayurveda. Two years later I found myself finishing schooling to be an Ayurvedic practitioner. I now enjoy combining my Ayurvedic knowledge with my experiences in the education world to support people of all ages in gaining the knowledge and strategies needed to bring more peace, happiness and harmony into their lives. I support people in blending the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with their modern lifestyle and have a strong belief that disease of any kind can be prevented using natural and holistic techniques. I believe that with proper support, people of all lifestyles, schedules and beliefs can make positive growth towards living a happier and healthier life.
Topic: Love Heals All: Considering Consciousness in Cancer
Emotional trauma, if left unattended, causes imbalance. Imbalance causes disease. To understand this concept let’s first consider a physical body injury. When someone breaks their leg there is a list of lifestyle, routine and behavioral changes that will occur as a result. These changes are not decisions that are made by the individual as much as they are naturally occurring byproducts of the injury.
Here are some examples.
1. Taking medication at specific times of the day
2. Planning ahead when going out
3. Taking breaks and resting the leg to relieve pain
4. Cultivating patience and taking more time
5. Exercising in a certain way, different from before the injury
Again, this list contains examples of natural behavioral byproducts of a broken leg. Without choosing, these behaviors arrived in someone’s life as a result of the physical body injury. These behaviors will not change until the injury is healed.
Our emotional body behaves in the same way with one great exception. Our emotional injuries and the behavioral and routine byproducts are not as easily observed. Here is an example.
A 4th grader is excited to share his “show and tell” item. He has been waiting for months for his turn to be the star student and to share his prized possession. Just as he has planned, he brings in his special toy. This toy brings him so much joy. He steps up in front of the class, pulls the toy out of his backpack with a smile and begins to share. To his surprise, his friends think the toy is weird and start to giggle. The student, shocked and embarrassed, walks off with tears in his eyes.
This event will cause an emotional injury. Just like a physical injury, this emotional trauma will cause a list of routines and behaviors that are a direct result of the emotional trauma. Here are some examples related to the story above.
1. Fear of speaking in front of groups
2. Fear of opening up in relationships
3. Social anxiety issues
4. Feeling disconnected from society or like he doesn’t fit in.
This is a short list of the possible emotional issues that would naturally arrive in someone’s life as a result of the hurtful moment described above. And just like a broken leg, these behaviors will continue until the injury is healed.
People are not aware of their emotional injuries or how they have naturally created the subsequent behaviors and routines. This emotional injury becomes so embedded in us that it paints our personality and becomes a part of who we are. Because we cannot see these injuries, we tend not to notice the injury or the behaviors that appeared as a result.
The larger problem is realized when we understand the truth of human physiology. Through detailed study of our human physiology through the eyes of the Consciousness Model and koshas (layers of human body), we can deeply investigate the roots of all disease. We can see that deep-rooted injuries lying within the mental and emotional bodies can have a “trickle-down” effect painting the health of the physical body.
The result is simple. Emotional trauma causes physical body imbalance and eventually, if not tended to, illness and disease...including cancer.
If we are interested in efficient healing, we must attack the problem at its root. Just like cutting the top off a weed won’t stop it from reappearing in your garden, imbalances will keep showing up in some form or another until the root is snipped.
This form of healing is not new to this earth. However, it is very new to our modern medical movement. Now is the time to blend the intelligence of modern medicine with the “Truth” of Ayurveda. As the patient’s physical body is healed through herbs, medicine and treatments, let’s target the root of the issue through meditation, Vedic psychology, behavioral rasyanas and Energy Restoration Therapy. If there is one thing I have learned from my 10 years of working with people it’s that the truth of the illness always lies within.
When studying the Consciousness model we can theorize that love is at the core of all beings. And like the old adage says…love heals all. When considering cancer we must work with medicines and treatments to heal the physical body as we adjust our lifestyle, to live in reverence, allowing the feeling of love and bliss to absorb into every cell of our body, daily. This does not mean walking away from our jobs, families or homes. This means making some routine adjustments that will allow the love that surrounds us to enter our body every day “powering up” the healthy decisions we make, allowing our whole physiology, including our physical body, to heal efficiently.
When considering Cancer I break this type of healing into three parts:
1. Behavioral and Lifestyle Routine: Making the appropriate medical and dietary decisions necessary to allow the body to heal, including medication, chemotherapy and other treatments when necessary.
2. Daily Spiritual Practice: One that fits the schedule of the individual and combines the following principles is recommended:
a. The spiritual beliefs of the individual
b. An Effortless, mantra-based meditation
c. Including an aspect of Savoring, Reverence and Love
3. Living in Reverence (Behavioral Rasayanas): Quick and simple daily opportunities and activities that create the feeling of love and bliss in the heart of the individual.
The practices above will not only serve to prevent dysfunction in the body but aid in its healing and rebalancing. This is the key to efficient healing. Understanding the “whole human body” and how it works in order to purify, rebalance and bring in the “light”. The Light will take care of the rest.
This “Love Heals All” presentation will provide an overview of this abstract including presentation of the Consciousness Model. However, the emphasis of this presentation will be points #1 and #2 above in order for people to experience the power Pure Consciousness/Love has to 1) heal the body and 2) add to the effectiveness of medicines, herbs and treatments.