A fellow student in Deborah’s King‘s energy medicine program asked me about several of the people she’s worked on, who are seeing positive changes in vision. This makes perfect sense to me, and I’ve seen it with myself and with clients of my own. Another student told me a few months ago that her myopia has been steadily decreasing for the past few years, since she started Deborah’s program and began meditating. She just passed her driver’s license exam without glasses, and had that restriction removed! Yet she has been doing no specific targeted “vision practice”.
The eyes, and the brain where most of our visual work happens, are closely connected to the rest of the body. We forget this. People tend to think they need one kind of doctor for their stomach, another for their heart, yet another for their vision. It’s all connected, and to me what helps one part of the body feel better will help all of the body be happier. It’s a precious intricate integrated system.
One of the major changes I’ve seen in myself since I’ve been studying with Deborah is a reduction in anxiety. I’m convinced this can largely be attributed to my daily meditation. Of course if I feel less anxious and more safe, my entire body will be healthier and function better, including my visual system. For me, the solid knowledge that everything will be all right, that no matter what happens, I can handle it, getting help if I need it, has allowed me to settle comfortably into my body and be fully present, which I’m not sure I ever was when I was younger. Back then I was in a constant state of alarm, ready to flee at the first sign of the danger I expected. If I’m on High Alert, my body is not in Rest and Repair mode!
Others with a different temperament, prone to frustration/anger or to depression (I am prone to fear) have benefited from meditation and energy work as well. I’ve heard story after story of people responding thoughtfully to an unpleasant incident, after a year or so of meditation, when before they would have reacted with strong negative emotion and likely made the situation even worse.
An energy healing modality I am studying, practicing, and about to be certified in by the EFT Master Carol Look is EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique (also referred to as “tapping”). Like meditation, EFT can calm the nervous system and soften or remove energetic blocks which are getting in the way of optimum functioning. I recently worked with someone with an eye which had undergone several surgeries, and was not recovering as fast as was hoped. Several months after the most recent surgery, it was still difficult to see well out of it. In our tapping it came out that the person was pushing the eye to perform (an approach taken in other areas too), not letting the eye rest and heal after all it had been through. After our session this client reported a much lighter optimistic feeling, which is more of a “healing vibration” than frustration and struggle.
I can hear nay-sayers scoffing, thinking this is a bunch of New Age bunk. I’m not saying that telling yourself that every day your vision is getting clearer and clearer, while changing nothing else in your Life, will make a big difference. It probably won’t. I do think focusing on the positive, what is good about your vision and what you CAN see well enough, is more useful than bemoaning what you can’t yet see with crystal sharp clarity. It certainly feels better!
If you catch yourself saying “I can’t see that”, stop for a minute. Can you see the color? Can you see the outline, or the depth around it? You might be able to see more than you think. And how you think and feel about your eyes has everything to do with what you can see. Enjoy your vision, whatever images it delivers to you. This is important information from the environment, and a lot of it is also about you! Have fun seeing well, and being well.