Friday, March 31, 2023

The Power of Mind-Body Connection in Practice


Kaplan has lived with HIV for 15 years, has never taken medicine, yet the disease has not progressed to AIDS (and she is not part of the population that has a mutation in the CCR5 gene that prevents progression of HIV to AIDS).

In the mid-1990s, when having HIV was akin to a death sentence Gail Ironson, a professor at the University of Miami AIDS researcher noticed that a number of patients like Kaplan never got sick. This piqued Ironson’s curiosity. And she was willing to listen to the most unusual answers from her interviews, because she kept hearing the same thing.

Ironson began to target the patient's relationship with God to predict how fast the disease would progress.

She watched two key indicators. Viral load tells how much of the virus is present in a person's body, and immune cells called CD-4 cells, which help fight off the AIDS virus.

Ironson found that those who turned to God after their diagnosis had a much lower viral load and maintained those powerful immune cells at a much higher rate than those who did not turn to God.

Kaplan was raised Jewish, but follows no formal religion now; she prays and meditates daily. She believes God keeps the virus at bay and that her faith is the reason she's alive today.

"Everything starts from a thought, and then the thought creates a reaction," Kaplan says. "And I have the power to control my mind, before it gets to a physical level or an emotional level."

Learning a meditative practice has many by-products.  One important by-product is becoming aware of deeper levels of the mind.  This is where our relationship with God begins and this is also where our thoughts form and thoughts manifest our body.

The Ishayas’ Ascension is a very powerful meditative technique that opens awareness to the deepest levels of the mind and beyond.  By using it regularly one can have a direct experience of the Source of Creation, the Master Builder.  We are trained to move outward in our society, but little in our lives teach us the inner movement, to re-connect with the powers of creation. 

What Kaplan has been experiencing is possible because she has observed her mind at very deep levels and has a direct connection.  If you are interested in developing a connection, Ishayas’ Ascension is a simple and direct method.

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