Health: It's All About Consciousness
The book started off being interesting, but quickly became more frustrating than useful. If one is new to these topics, this books might be more useful, but anyone who is already familiar with this topic will find this book pretty thin on useful information.
I get the impression that the author is not a native English speaker, as some of his word usage is just slightly off. For example, he states that love is eternal but not permanent. He goes on to explain that it is always changing, so what he really means is that love is dynamic, not static. The words eternal and permanent are too close together in meaning, and their use does not convey the meaning he obviously intended. In a work intended to deal with topics like healing and the energy body, this kind of inaccuracy can create problems. It can lead to errors in understanding on the part of the reader, especially if one is new to these concepts.
The author also falls into a trap in which many in the so-called New Age arena get caught. In trying to link ancient, metaphysical ideas to the supposedly "concrete" world of science to add credibility, people invariably introduce even more errors. Rados' scientific knowledge is clearly based on very mainstream and somewhat dated (which is a redundant statement) understanding.
Trying to explain the effects of the chakras and the human energy system through glandular function may seem laudable, but actually undermines the fact that all matter is basically energy held in (to us) "solid" form by forces from other dimensional levels. The blueprint for these forms exist beyond our usual concept of the physical world, and changing them at that level changes the physical world. This is not mysticism, it is an area of physics called "precursor engineering" discussed by Dirac, Whittaker, and more recently, Tom Bearden. To get caught up in another layer of mental abstraction does not serve to free one from its grip. There is no need to try and water the concepts down to make them more palatable to those who trust the outdated scientific ideas of the mainstream. I found that his concentration on this approach detracted from the good information he has to offer.
While the author does describe the core concept of healing very well, Tolle does a far better job of explaining to Western minds how to be centered and grounded in the Now.
It was an interesting read, but bear in mind the above caveats.
Author Ivan Rados asks us to consider that "there may be something more going on in the physical body than just chemical and electrical activity.” He says the energy of the divine flows though us and as we grow in consciousness we move toward health and wellness. When we are ill we are out of balance, the flow of energy is blocked, and the body function is impaired.
Healing is “…a matter of learning how to allow the health that has always been our true nature to stream forth…” but he says we can’t think our way to wellness. We need to embrace each moment’s stillness.
The practice he outlines centers around the seven chakras aligned with the glandular system and using meditation to open a door to finding the ability to increase our health. He provides a seed syllable or mantra for each chakra and instructions about how to meditate with each one.
With clear language Rados guides his reader through the meditations, chipping away Western attachment to thoughts and beliefs, and leading to both an understanding and practice of meditation. This is a very readable book which I think many people, especially those concerned
with health issues, will find very helpful.