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THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
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MORE WEIRD STUFF

     (Dr. W.)  I know my article on pet psychics left many with the impression I had gone off the deep end. Not only did I dare discuss the subject, but I even suggested it might have some validity.

     But please remember that the theme of the e-Health Letter and our company, and the whole reason I stay with it, is thinking.

     This is not the place for convention for its sake alone. I want the e-Health Letter to be a challenge for you, to provide food for thought outside the box.

     Besides, should we all not be worshipping at the same altar, embracing the best religion of all-truth? The only important doctrine in this church is an open mind. Without it, how can we ever get close to the objective?

     Maybe we should preface all the newsletters with: "Halt! Don't enter if you are only looking for confirmation of preconceived untested beliefs."

     Sorry, but I will never understand what people have to fear from the search for truth.

     Moving on to more weird stuff.  Now, don't get me wrong. I don't claim to be a psychic, remote viewer, clairvoyant or the like (although I wish I weren't ... I think ... I'm not really sure about all the clutter in the minds of those folks).

     This will also tie in with my recent article on exercise... a little, anyway.

     When I have opportunity, I play beach two-on-two volleyball. I've been at it for 10-15 years and enjoy it immensely. If your partners and opponents have a nice attitude, it's great camaraderie. It's wonderful exercise, gets me outside in the sun and gives me physical goals to strive for and model my workouts toward. You know, so I don't just work out to see how big my biceps can get. That's one of the reasons I recommended in my article on exercise that you, too, find a physically challenging sport to participate in.

     Just this last week I was playing in the evening and was in a close match. As it was my turn to serve, an opponent yelled, "Now don't serve it into the post!" I chuckled at the gamesmanship and proceeded with my usual spectacular overhand jump serve. In amazement, we all watched the ball careen off my usually deft hand, right into the post! There is plenty of other room – the court is 30 feet wide and the posts are another 3-4 feet outside of that. Of thousands of serves I have done over the years, that is the first time I ever did that. You figure.

     Then, in another game we were playing, I had this feeling – premonition, if you will – that we were going to lose 0-11. Even though that has never happened to me before, and in spite of the fact that we tried as hard as we could and have often beaten these same opponents, that was exactly the end score. Aside from the sick feeling of an embarrassing defeat (and a lesson in humility), I was struck by how I knew the end before it ever occurred.

     I can't explain such things. They don't make "sense." But all of us experience such events if we take notice. They are often beyond the possibility of coincidence. There is déjà vu, near death experiences, therapeutic regressions into "past" lives done by heads of departments in university hospitals, out of body experiences, healing with prayer, healing with touch, hauntings, changing the outcome of scientific experiments in physics with thought, and so on. These events are not all hogwash.

     Experience is never defeated by an argument.

     "Paranormal," "supernatural," "miraculous" and "weird" are contrived words to help us put these phenomena safely away in our insecurity cupboards. In fact, it is all natural.Such events just do not fit our myopic view of reality yet. Just because something does not conform to our narrow materialistic paradigm, just because we can't understand something (like infinity, nobody understands it but it must exist), does not mean it is not true or should be taboo to investigate.

     The point is, there is far more to reality than we can fathom. We puny humans likely know about one quintillionth (or whatever) of what there is to be known.

     This is why we, as a company, proceed with humility when it comes to attempting to identify with precision, say, how many milligrams of magnesium, or I.U.'s of vitamin A should be in the diet, or the like. It's why the notion of "100% complete" processed food concoctions are so absurd and intellectually repugnant. It's why the dogmatic and reductionistic approach in conventional allopathic medicine is not only unwarranted, but fails so often. It's why we must remain open to all possibilities until the facts close them out.

     Stay open, alert and ready to change. That is the only hope for the betterment of the human condition.

*Further Reading:
The Creation-Evolution Controversy
Exercising for Results
Pet Psychics

Is the U.S. Healthier Than Ever?
Humility – A Lesson From Atoms
Be a Thinking Person
Don't Be Sure
Counter-Intuition


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