'WHOLE PERSON HEALING: LETTING GO FOR LIFE'
Light Healing for Depression: Light From Darkness by JSG58"What has been most notable from the beginning of (this exploration), is the rapiditywith which healing can take place with something as seemingly simple and non-invasive as light. It compels one to stop and reconsider what our true nature is - thatwe are, in a very literal sense, light beings, as ancient mystical teachings profess."
Journal of Energetic Medicine"We know today that man is essentially a being of light...In terms of healing, theimplications are immense. We know, for example, that light can initiate, or arrest,cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can virtually berepaired, within hours, by faint beams of light. We are still on the threshold of fullyunderstanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say,emphatically, that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light."
Dr. Fritz Albert PoppLight Healing for Depression: Light From Darkness
Dare we believe such a thing? Dare we see depression as not only a sign that something isdreadfully wrong, but as a painful movement toward something that is wonderfully right?
’ –Andrew CanaleThis article, abstracted from a proposal for a Light Healing Centre in the UK, will beaddressing, exploring, researching and developing, and applying treatments for the holistichealing through Light and meditation of depression. This work will rest on the premise thatdepression is, foremost, a spiritual affliction with its basis types of spiritual and energeticimbalances. There is much material in available relevant literature to support the hypothesisthat depression has aspects of spiritual and energetic imbalance as its causal trigger, andalso that holistic and explicitly spiritual treatments can and do ameliorate its causes andsymptoms.For example, it is now well known that physical exercise can alter hormone levels within thebody and have a positive effect on our moods, however new research has demonstrated thatmeditation offers similar benefits. Researchers at the School of Behavioural Sciences, JamesCook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia (Harte JL; Eifert GH; Smith R. Theeffects of running and mediation on beta-endorphin, corticotrophin-releasing hormone andcortisol in plasma, and on mood. Biol Psychol (Netherlands) Jun 1995, 40 (3) p251-65)studied the relationship between three hormones ( hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical(HPA) axis, beta-endorphin (beta-EP), corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) and cortisol)and mood changes in 11 elite runners and 12 highly trained meditators matched in age, sex,and personality.Despite the obvious metabolic differences between running and meditation, the researcherspredicted that mood change after both of these activities would be similar if they could beassociated with similar hormonal changes. Compared to pre-test and control values, moodwas shown to be elevated after both activities but there was no significant difference betweenthe two groups. There were significant elevations of beta-EP and CRH after running and of CRH after meditation, but no significant differences were seen in the increases in CRH levelsbetween the groups. CRH was found to be directly related to positive mood changes after running and mediation. Cortisol levels were also noted to be generally high but erratic in bothgroups.The researchers concluded that both running and meditation have a positive effect on our moods that is associated with the changes in relation to plasma corticotrophin-releasinghormone.1