The word “earth” is an anagram for the word “heart.”
The magnificent beauty of the earth flows from its divine essence—the divine starlight within it. This divine starlight flows out from the earth’s heart, its core, and blends with all of its children from the tiniest speck of soil to the grandest mountain as it spreads across the totality of its body. And the starlight of all the creatures blends with this divine essence of the earth.
If you have ever sat in silence by a flowing mountain stream, you would have had a feeling of the earth’s divineness[i]—of its starlight coursing through you. At that moment you experienced an oneness with the earth even though your consciousness was dualistic. Once removed from this paradise of bliss, your mind once again sees and feels being separate from the earth and others.
To maintain bliss of our earthly paradise, we must awaken to a new consciousness of radical nonduality. Of course, we will still struggle in life, possible suffer, but when we have awakened to a consciousness of radical nonduality, we know and feel within our heart’s essence the earth’s power and light as well as the power and light of all. We are no longer separate but united as one.
And what is a primary hindrance to awakening—a consciousness of separation; a consciousness of fear. Fear, a sense of separation, not only keeps us from the bliss but affects our body’s immune system.
One of the consequences of a dualistic consciousness and thought process is pure and simple, fear.[ii] But our fear is not just in our mind. It’s in our body and affects our immune system as does our other thought processes. The mind and body are not separate but blended. Fear in the mind resisters in the base of the spine,[iii] in esoteric circles this area of the body is known as the first chakra[iv]—“cave of the beast.”
Our Brain is not “Immune Privileged”
This concept used to be dogma, but no longer as research has shown that the brain directly affects the immune system. Keep in mind that the brain is not our only thought process, “our heart also thinks! It is an intelligence system. In fact, the brain receives more orders from the heart than the heart receives from the brain. In Biblical usage, the word heart has meant mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, and memory.”[v]
According to Holly Brothers PhD, The Brain Loses Its Immune Privilege, “a new study suggests that brain immune surveillance communicates with the immune system and can generate adaptive immune responses. The authors infer that previously characterized glymphatic washing of the brain likely connects to the lymphatic system; a testable hypothesis. The authors further suggest that this system will change the way we think about neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.
“So what does this mean? In the biggest sense, it means that something we have believed as dogma did not exist in the brain does, and has been in plain sight. This finding is radical in this historical context, but connects the brain immune system to the body in a way that feels intuitive. These data show that the brain is in no way immune privileged in the classic sense, although the brain immune response is in some ways different from peripheral immune responses.”[vi]
Additionally, according to Jon Lieff, M.D., Brain and Immunity Fight Internal and External Foes Together, “small Immune T cells have a very complex life, travelling to different regions of the body and maturing gradually through stages to be able to engage and fight a wide range of invaders. The T cell ( T for maturation in the thymus) is one of only two cells that edits and splices its own DNA to make a vast array of different receptors (the other cell is the immune B cell that makes antibodies). As remarkable as this process is, perhaps even more remarkable is the new data showing that immune T cells are critical for cognitive function. This function is through wireless communication with the brain.”[vii]
In other words, the immune system has a wireless communication system between itself and brain cells. Concerning T cells, stress and learning, Dr. Lieff states that “Normal learning involves some stress response. Stress related to the subject of learning helps, other types do not. Chronic stress is very detrimental, impairing learning and decreasing the amount of new neurons used for learning. Immune deficient mice with poor stress response don’t learn as well. T cells make this learning better. The immune response is critical for the human stress response, for spatial learning and memory and for making new brain cells.”[viii] Furthermore, “recent data have suggested key roles for immune cells in healthy brain functions, including psychological stress responses, spatial learning and memory, and adult neurogenesis.”[ix]
Our “Cave of Spirit” and our Spatial Decipherable/Memory[x]
Our “cave of spirit” is perched within the recesses of our posterior fontanelle, which is triangular in shape and lies at the apex of the occipital bone. With its location at the base of the skull, it directly leads into the reptilian and paleomammalian parts of our brain protecting the self, the survival of the unhealthy ego (the “I”) through any means possible. But within the paleomammalian section of the brain lays the key to enlightenment, health and happiness—the pineal and pituitary glands. The reptilian and paleomammalian are two parts of “triune brain” with the third part being our present human neomammalian brain.
To further our research into hidden knowledge, we need to realize that there is interconnection and interplay between the instinctual responses of the reptilian, the autonomic emotional states of the paleomammalian and the cognitive processes of the neomammalian brain. And that the interaction between the three levels is not based primarily on verbal language but on other forms of information gathering and processing such as sounds, symbols, non-language chants and sensory and spatial input.
In fact, spatial decipherable/memory ability provides one of the clues to our personal interactive quality of our “triune brain.” Our spatial ability, functionally in the right brain, is one physically discernible window into our consciousness concerning self and others. It is not the only clue and good spatial ability does not in and of itself equate an elevated or enlightened consciousness. However, if we do have good spatial ability, which is the perception of self in time and space relative to other things, our body/mind consciousness senses unity more than separation from other things. And the reverse is true. The greater the chasm of consciousness reality between self and other (dualistic separation) reveals itself in poor spatial decipherable/memory ability and thus poor interaction between the three sections of our brain.[xi]
As a final point, by combining the knowledge above, what are your conclusions?
[i] A Divine earth is a principle in opposition to the Church’s dogma and doctrine even though Jesus’ primary teaching was the Kingdom of God within us and outside us.
[ii] Love is unity consciousness; fear is separation consciousness.
[iii] Testosterone hormone is our bodily source of physical strength, will power and sexual potency. It is the source of our beast within. This important hormone is made in large amounts by the testicles of men. But testosterone is not limited solely to men. Women produce testosterone in their ovaries even though it is only about one tenth of what a male produces just as a male produces a small amount of the female hormone estrogen. Additionally, both men and women produce a small amount of testosterone in their adrenal glands which are the source of our fight/flight mechanism—the power of our beast. But, “the modern, technological world gives us few positive outlets for this energy, and yet the pressures of our lives are constantly causing our bodies to send us hormonal messages to fight or flee.”
[iv] This is the realm of fear and our beast within. The 1st chakra is the named the Root Chakra. It is located at the base of the spine and deals with issues of security, basic needs, basic human survival, profane sex and inappropriate sexual activity (un-awakened beast) and one’s sense of ‘roots’ and family and connection to the earth (an unawakened first chakra views earth/nature as hostile). This is the chakra of dualism. Endocrine System: Reproductive Glands/Adrenals. The color symbolism is red.
[v] Rev. Dr. JC Husfelt, Do You Like Jesus—Not the Church?, 7
[vi] Holly Brothers PhD, The Brain Loses Its Immune Privilege Wed, 06/03/2015, http://www.sciguru.org/newsitem/19107/brain-loses-its-immune-privilege
[vii] Jon Lieff, M.D., Immune T Cells Are Critical for Cognitive Function October 20, 2013, http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/immune-t-cells-are-critical-for-cognitive-function
[ix] Jonathan Kipnis, Sachin Gadani, and Noël C. Dereck, Pro-cognitive properties of T cells, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032225/
[x] Term coined by Dr. Husfelt
[xi] An unpublished manuscript of Dr. Husfelt’s