Conciousness And Medicine

by Nick Andrea

The connection between consciousness and physical health can no longer be denied. Dr. Amit Goswami, in his blog title, “Quantum Activism For Better Health And Healing,” (, makes the case for infusing allopathic medicine with consciousness, and I will attempt to provide an (elementary) explanation why.

Matter does not produce consciousness. On the contrary, one could say that consciousness produces matter, but even that presupposes a duality between the two. The rabbit hole goes even deeper. Matter is consciousness as form – they are not two – and the form consciousness takes as matter in any given moment is one possibility out of an endless number thereof. So, for example, your liver is a possibility out of infinite set of possibilities that has taken shape according to a specific design to meet a specific function. On the quantum level it is not a product of some immutable physical law but is, in fact, the way consciousness is choosing to manifest at a particular nexus of time and space. That’s what your liver is.

What does this mean for medicine? It means that no physical intervention, alone, can ever cure a problem. If the pattern creating the problem first exists as a possibility in consciousness, then consciousness is choosing that possibility and, thus, manifesting as an ailing liver. Your ailment, therefore, is the result of a pattern consciousness is choosing. To create a cure a new possibility must be discovered and patterned, otherwise, the ailment will continue to return no matter how many times it is removed.

I believe people remain chronically ill for so long because their consciousness is locked into a pattern and unable to choose a different possibility. While this is just my theory, and while I’m certain may chronically ill people would argue tooth and nail with that, I think that the pattern exists somewhere in their consciousness, even if they are UNconscious of it (and many of us are very unconscious and very many ways).

So, what does it take to change? First the realization that things can be other than they are. Then, it takes the work of progressively uncovering the patterns that make us ill, and consciously replacing them with new ones. (In fact, I’m not even sure we have to be so deliberate in replacing old patterns with new ones, for consciousness is by nature whole and infinite.) It means using our consciousness to change our reality, in this case, our physical health, and this also entails bringing a medicine of consciousness into our typical treatment paradigm. If and when we do I think we will be very delighted with the results.


About NickAndrea19

My goal has always been and continues to be the liberation of minds, my own and what influence I may have on others, to perceive the extraordinary beauty all around us. To this end, I write, play music, and design websites. Don't hesitate to contact me for more information about any of these activities. :)
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11 Responses to Conciousness And Medicine

  1. How fascinating. Oddly enough, I was discussing a similar link today, with a good friend. I’d tweaked my back while bouldering and she recommended I visit a reiki.

    • NickAndrea19 says:

      Hi Andrea, thanks for the comment. Yes, I highly recommend it. Though I’ve had ailments throughout my life, since childhood I have always known that I had some command over them through the energy of my consciousness. The idea of putting healing solely in another’s hands just seemed silly to me, and the majority of the time when I felt sick as a child it is because my mind felt sick – and I knew that.

      Reiki is beautiful because someone else helps us deeper our awareness of our bodies by energetically highlighted certain spots. Ultimately, then, I believe and have experienced that it is we who open ourselves to healing. 🙂

  2. Lori DiNardi says:

    I love this, Nick. It articulates very well how I see it. The only problem I see with this is that people can take it personally, and then take on guilt because their manifesting their own illness. Guilt in addition to whatever else their subconscious is manifesting just makes things worse. I have come to accept this reality myself (what you shared here about illness), yet I still have chronic illness. It takes a lot of work to clear one’s psyche first, and perhaps for some, they will never completely be able to clear away deep-seeded issues. There may be a reason for this, where perhaps souls have chosen a specific reality for their lives in order to learn something they felt they needed to learn. Thanks for sharing this. It’s a keeper.

    • NickAndrea19 says:

      Thanks a lot, Lori. I have thought about that, and like anything, there’s a sacred balance between theory and application. That’s where the ‘human’ comes in, I guess. 🙂
      If anything, I hope to inspire in people the idea that they are not victims of their illnesses.
      I, too, have chronic ailments which seem to get better when I spend time on them. But, perhaps humorously, I’m too lazy to spend much regularly on them. Haha. The irony….

    • NickAndrea19 says:

      So, I’ve been thinking a lot on this again, lately. Reading and watching several famous quantum physicists, recently, it turns out that everything is literally made of light which can exist in two states: 1). The light we see, and 2). Light that is kind of “half-twisted,” which interacts with the Higgs field, seems to slow down, and appears to have material substance as electrons, quarks, and the larger objects we call the material universe. In other words, this world, including you and I, is like a hologram. That discovery, combined with the Observer Effect which shows that our conscious attention cannot not change what it is observing, leads me to the conclusion that, yes, we do shape our reality. It’s radical to say that people with chronic ailments are responsible for their illness. It’s also radical to discover that, in fact, if their subconscious frame, in other words, their beliefs, shift enough, so will the illness. I believe Jesus could do the things he did because he was intimate with this fact.

      That said, there is a perspective which is balancing for me. If, as I’ve alluded to above, we can change our experience to what we want, then why don’t we? Well, I believe, it’s because we don’t know what we actually want. Well, how do we find out? Do we just create that? Do we dictate to our heart what it truly desires? Uh, I don’t think so. In that case, it’s a process of discovery, or listening.

      That’s a long way of saying that yes, we have control of our reality in that we make, we get; AND, we are not in control of our reality in that what we are is something we discover, not create. 🙂

      • Lori D says:

        Interesting and deep ideas here, Nick. Even through this piercing headache (which I must be creating, heh), I understood what you were saying. You may be right that we don’t know what we want. I also think that we have psychological issues that we are unaware of (subconscious) that need to be cleared away, which ties into that we don’t know what we want. Have you ever seen the movie, “What the Bleep, Down the Rabbit Hole?” It shows theories such as these in entertaining ways. Although, I think you may be beyond it by now. 😉

      • NickAndrea19 says:


        I have seen What the Bleep and it’s awesome.
        Hearing about your splitting headache, while you were reading what I wrote, makes me feel a great deal of compassion for you in this moment, and for those who suffer from chronic ailments. The interesting thing is that, even if what I’m saying is true, it’s not always going to help everybody all the time. In your writing you allude to what I call the human element a lot; theory is great and might be true, but it’s only as good as it’s ability to reach people where they are.

        I’d like to go even deeper on your point about the issues that need to be cleared away. I mean, did you “create” your headache? I’m certain that it wasn’t conscious, yet, surely your unconscious patterns had something to do with it.

        So, is crafting a good life about “making” anything, or about removing the obstacles to that which is already there? 🙂

      • Lori D says:

        I think we humans get really bogged down with the vibrational level of the world of matter. So many are not ready to see beyond it. I know that if I hadn’t had a crisis happen to me, I wouldn’t have gone looking for it. So, perhaps sometimes a crisis happens for the very reason to steer us in the direction of the divine. I don’t believe crisis is necessary, but I do believe that sometimes we call crisis to ourselves subconsciously in order to wake ourselves up. I’ve had to learn to let go of those who aren’t seeking and really aren’t at the point where they want to find yet. I get an earful otherwise. 😉
        Whenever you get a chance, I’d love for you to check out a very short poem I wrote a few years ago. I think you’ll relate.

      • NickAndrea19 says:

        That’s straight to the heart, Lori. Very inspiring, especially the part about tears. I think when we really touch that place it lets loose all that energy of gratitude. Thank you so much for sharing the depth of your being with me.
        I know sometimes you are reluctant because you don’t want to push people who aren’t interested, but I think you do the world a great service when you share you. And like you said, “Those who seek, shall find it.”

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