Many individuals were shocked by the recent horrifying news report about one of Hollywood’s high visibility movie stars and her voluntary double-mastectomy as a “preventive medicine” measure. Understandably so…
The choice for such a drastic surgery is an example of the kind of idea presented to us from, what we in Metapsychiatry call, the "sea of mental garbage." The "sea of mental garbage" describes that repository of worldly ideas that designs and perpetuates the experiences of unenlightened life that are endlessly troubling us and that tend to manifest as our problems, as we move through the human condition. Regrettably, this kind of surgery will now probably take on a new wave of contagion. Women will flock to be like this glamorous movie star -- "brave," "courageous," and "sexy without breasts" - -seeking admiration and sympathy for their experience, unwittingly glorifying the self and exalting mutilation. Whether we talk about this actress's butchered breasts or the imminent removal of her ovaries, we still talk about her, and that's what "self-confirmation" and "self-destruction" are all about -- recognition of the self even if it means to cause it injury.
This high profile actress has set up a dangerous paradigm, and it will almost certainly reiterate; maybe it will even become a fad. Insurance companies and some doctors will make out like bandits, spreading fear and distress regarding a disease that does not originate in the body but in the contents of consciousness, a dis-ease that can be healed through spiritual understanding, a dis-ease that has a “meaning,” i.e., a mental equivalent, and not a cause, as is clarified in and taught as a way of life in Metapsychiatry.
“Nothing can exist in the body or out of the body that is not [first] in consciousness. If we want to be healed when problems, difficulties or sickness arise, then consciousness has to be brought to an awareness of its perfect harmony in God. God IS our Life, and there is no other Life but that One -- and that Life is perfect always" (Thomas Hora, MD, Founder of Metapsychiatry).
Such harmful action as this Hollywood actress chose, being hypnotized into thinking that a double-mastectomy could be "preventive medicine" or ensure her "health" or protection from a future cancer diagnosis, informs us of the extent of the nefarious influence of some members of the medical profession, its ignorance in general about the dynamic of illness and health, and its refusal to explore beyond the physical/material realm for real answers and metaphysical solutions. It certainly offers this deluded movie star self-promotion, but at what a cost! A recent news report stated that this renowned film actress is making her "post-double mastectomy 'debut' on the red carpet in London." There's no end to hearing about this hideous experience. "What will it profit a [woman] if she gains the whole world [publicity, fame, applause, wealth, transitory self-glorification], and loses her soul [loses the opportunity to come to know for all eternity the blessings of a life awakened to the Perfection of Divine Reality]?" (MT16:26).
It is shocking to witness such an unenlightened choice, when those whom we turn to in our fearfulness and confusion to guide us -- so called "healers" -- are ignoring what is available to be known, thinking they know when they know not. It is deeply disturbing to consider the damaging influence this idea will most likely have on others who might be in similar situations and who are suggestible to such misleading propaganda, believing it to be a wise choice because no other is available to them. The ripple effect of this news story poses a real danger to vulnerable individuals.
To be disfigured under the guise of "Good" is a hellish experience in the dream-world of life as a self-existing person. The entire nasty business is a Godless illusion, and no true reflection of the Whole and Perfect Life available to us in the Infinite Consciousness. To bring to our awareness the truth about disease and healing, we have turned to the true healers, the mystics and metaphysicians. Science and medicine have been advocating this painful and unnecessary double-mastectomy surgical procedure for a while, a procedure that has, even from a carnally minded perspective, absolutely no guarantee nor proof of effectiveness. And, now, the anti- Christ (the ignorance that would subvert our knowledge of God) has finally found a poster girl, and that is a great shame.
Medicine treats the body, and is looking in the wrong place for its answers. Unfortunately, that is the way it will be until more folks come to see that there is a valid and effective alternative that is not invasive or harmful; but this alternative requires re-education. Medicine and certain urgent surgeries have their place in human experiential life, and these will maintain their grip on people at the mortal-minded level of existence until mankind is ready for a more enlightened approach, the kind Jesus offered. Until the medical profession seeks to see the true origin of all illness as mental (i.e., in thought), and consciousness as the sole reality, it will misguide its patients, possibly into more suffering. Metapsychiatry does not treat the body -- it treats the contents of consciousness, showing us the way out of physical problems, and how to be free of the fears attached to body issues. "The body is a sermon in the flesh" (Thomas Hora, MD). We just need to be willing to see more than what meets the eye -- or MRI.
One cannot help wonder in considering these ideas how it is that the medical profession has the false impression that a dis-ease is confined to a particular body part, and that if that body part is $urgically excised, the disease (in our vocabulary, the "diseased or invalid thought-energy") would not be able to enter our body. We are advised we would then be pronounced “safe” by enduring an elected assault on our bodies, living with its physical and psychological scars, and then a lifetime of test$ and “follow-up” procedure$. If, as most doctors believe, a disease happens from some "cause" -- external or genetically inherited--for which they have absolutely no surefire evidence -- then how do they think they can control it or its movement? In over 50 years of his practice, Metapsychiatry's Founder, psychiatrist Thomas Hora, identified the nature of all diseases to be mental (thoughts taking visible form), and not the result of a cause in the physical realm. The assumption that it is otherwise, of medicine and doctors, would seem to be based on “judging by appearances” and hubris. Contagion is mental, too, and based on fear. Fear spreads and can become a "reality."
In Metapsychiatry, we are keenly aware that a self-confirmatory/self destructive thought-energy can find many places to lodge. Thought, as energy, is not restricted to manifest in just one place; it can appear and disappear, depending on the thoughts we are entertaining. “Preventive medicine” in Meta work involves an ongoing process of the purification of the contents of our individual consciousness through the diligent practice of the “Two Intelligent Questions”; “preventive medicine” is the mental hygiene that includes spiritual study, prayer and meditation on a daily basis, living at all times under all conditions -- to the best of our abilities -- in the context of the One Infinite Perfect Life, which is God.
Thanks be to God for the gift of truth in the world as it is expressed in Metapsychiatry. This authentic teaching clarifies the invisible dynamic of thoughts in all our troublesome experiences, including sicknesses and imbalances, leading us out of the darkness of illness, disease and tribulations, into the glorious Light of knowledge and wisdom, understanding, healing and ultimately liberation. Meta work holds our feet to the fire. If we can really give its approach to healing a chance, and practice "radical reliance on God," we will be blessed as well as healed.
"The body is a sermon in the flesh.......When we rely on medications and drugs [and surgery], no one learns anything spiritual.......All problems [including sickness] are psychological [finding their origin in certain thoughts and value systems], and all solutions are spiritual [requiring the realization of some aspect of divine truth that corrects the thought manifesting as the sickly condition]." (Thomas Hora, MD)