The light of health, the shadow of illness by Larry Dossey is an interesting story that focuses on different aspects of our daily life. Larry puts more emphasis in this story when putting into consideration especially when putting into consideration significance of human health. In the story, Larry also emphasizes a lifelong interest in spiritual matters. One of Larry’s pursuits has been to create peace among the rational, logical, his linear parts emphasized in his scientific education and the inner feelings and messages which are inherent and almost to everyone according to Larry. This is very difficult to in current culture. The message is therefore that you are supposed to choose since you cannot do both. You are supposed to be soft, artistic, spiritual and intuitive or be scientific, rational and linear. Larry’s task in the story was therefore to harmonize those inner requirements in individuals and particularly in himself.
This is an amazing era for I to do that. Grouping of these two groups of us are pointed out clearly by the data one has to work with. This book is therefore an attempt to put the concept of the Soul back on the table, by which I imply the fact that the mind is everlasting immortal, omnipresent and to strengthen this concept with science. I have tried to create information that is normally viewed as conflictual though I don’t think if it is. There is no argument that we are in serious problem like culture. There is a rising sense of urgency of scourge proportion. If one looks at the science’s message this is not a very hopeful time. It is not yet concluded if science has even been best for the human race. As far as spiritual proclivities, the search for meaning and yearning are concerned, science has been catastrophic. The general message is that conscious is body’s and brain’s function and that’s it when we die. Beyond death, there is no meaning and hope.
I therefore don’t think if anyone can grow up in this culture and avoid the shocking outcomes of staying under this bleak statement regarding the future. Internationally, we view the negative outcomes of soul-less scientific assertions a sense of dissociation from each other and the entire world, from the nature and the atmosphere. These outcomes are shocking. We ought to find means through which we can recover a sense of unity between ourselves, and between humanity and atmosphere, or the race id fated. Without simultaneous restoration of spiritual meaning, there is no technical fix that will work. I view this concept of recovering the soul as a life or death concept for the human race.
According to Larry, the mind as defined in the story; is viewed to be just brain’s outcome of the anatomy and physiology. It is set in space and localized in time. Local mind doesn’t about but in the present moment, they stay fixed and at home according to this story. For instance when referring to I, it is I alone and no one else. This concept is not found anywhere or associated with non-local model in any way. Even though it may work via the brain and body, it is not set in one location and localized time to the body and brain. And it is not impounded to the present moment. All these: never-ending, and by inference eternal, everlasting, ubiquitous are results of anything that is non-local, not just mind. Consequently, there is one mind, or universal mind, that is the same to what the West has viewed as the soul in case mind is non-local.
These are spiritual concept. Larry has attempted to strengthen or prove the non-local model. Prove is irresistible that mind behave in a non-local manner. Then one ought to conclude that the local model is not complete is one honors the data according to Larry. It is just a matter of being scientific. What kind of model you ought to create of the mind so as to account for what is taking place if you honor the data? The non-local model is the best one. The concept is applied in modern physics. Physicists have by now had to create their peace with the non-locality. It may be difficult to envisage though experiments of physics have shown evidently that non-locality is the characteristic of the world at sub-atomic level.
The powerful relationship between the medicine and the allied health professions has been conceptualized as one of subordination. The research which strengthened the subordination thesis was based highly on pre-1980 studies of inter-professional communication and attempts. This book data from a relative longitudinal case study analysis of Australian associated health specialists hired in three different organizational models in urban acute care general hospitals in the course of 1990s. The book analyzes the appearance of a separate united health occupation community subculture connected with the appearance of new organizational structures within Australia. There is proposal of a model to explanation for subculture development beneath varying organizational conditions. The manner through which a profession community is developed, structured and maintained in the complex organizational arrangements of the acute-care hospital is the major concern.
The concept that subordination is an inevitable outcome of medical dominance and needs a reformation of our comprehension of the relationship between the united health specialists and medicine in light in modern health service reforms has been challenged by the findings. The forbidden behaviors and feelings such as rage, greed, resentment, jealousy, lying, blaming among others, emerge from the dark, denied section of ourselves referred to as the personal shadow. Everybody has a shadow, which starts to grow in childhood due to staffing away negative emotions so as do construct a proper personality. We meet our shadow when we sense an unexplainable hate of an individual, when we unfold a long-buried, intolerable mannerism in ourselves or when we feel overpowered by annoyance, shame or jealousy.
However, the shadow is not only a personal problem. Countries and organizations have a collective shadow which can result to disastrous actions like racism, enemy-creating, war and scapegoating. This book therefore provides tools for personal development by educating shadow-work that will enable us to attain a highly genuine and accomplished self-acceptance. Resolve the negative feelings that emerge in our day to day life. To get rid of culpability and shame connected with lack of enthusiasm. Identify the projections that color our views regarding others. Heal our association via intense genuineness and apply writing, dreams and drawing to recover the renounced parts of ourselves.
In general, shadow is a pure gold although we think of it as consisting darkness alone as stated by Larry. This book is therefore very significant not only to physicists and health sectors but also to whole people and societies across the world. This is because it helps us to learn on how to manage diseases and their effects. It helps also in maintaining peace of societies by teaching individuals on how to manage their feelings towards others and themselves. In this book Larry did his best to enable people to see significance of maintaining good health and impacts of ill health hence leaving people with an option of choosing lifestyle which they prefer to live and hence making this book to be very significant.