5. Decision-Making Time
5.1 The Power of the Past
Certainly the client’s present condition should have made him fully aware of the power of the past. His past errors have produced his present. The life script of the past is gone, it cannot be relived. He has an opportunity now to create a new life script. He must not permit himself to resist becoming the best he can be in favor of the past. Unfortunately, it would appear that far too many humans feel they don’t deserve being the best they can be. They tend to hold back, to retain the past, until they simply get “fed up” with the present.
However, it is decision-making time for the clients. The diagrams hopefully will make them appreciate the fact that, as human beings, they can change. The knowledgeable practitioner can help make clients fully aware of the fact that, as human beings, they can put an end to their former destructive manner of living which produced negative degeneration and a poor quality of life, and create, instead, positive regeneration of mind, body and soul: the “I CAN” philosophy.
Clients must ask themselves these questions: Why am I here? What am I doing to change? Where do I want to go? How would I like to look and feel? Is health REALLY important to me? How important? Can I make the required changes? WILL I? Will I desert the herd, the past, in favor of a more promising future? In their answers lie the success of both the clients and the practitioner.
5.2 What’s Wrong with Medical Science
But, there may remain one question that may arise in a practitioner’s initial dealings with clients and it must sometimes be addressed, that question being, “What’s wrong with medical science?” The answer, of course, to this question which is so puzzling to many clients, has been given by many writers and can best be summarized, we feel, as follows: Namely, that medical science is wrong because it is always changing!
Truth never has cause to change because truth is always truth, in any age and in all circumstances. We can never depart from truth and remain truly scientific.
The ability of the human body to heal is always there so long as life remains. That doesn’t change! The replication of cells goes on and on and on, generation after generation, so long as life power exists. That doesn’t change! It may become a more feeble effort, but it is there. The body secretes the same secretions, in the same way, and for the same purposes, each possessing its own specificity. That doesn’t change! All things, forces, actions which are characteristic of life remain. The only changes which take place are in the wasting of body power through erroneous behavior and the subsequent wasting of cellular functioning capability, and thus, too, of organs and systems.
It is never pleasant for any person to hear that he has been worshipping at the feet of a false god. We had a consultation at one time with a man whom we’ll call Albert. We had just covered much of the information discussed thus far in this lesson. Albert listened attentively as he learned how it is often possible to retrace the downward path and restore a higher level of health. His face soon began to reveal deep frustration and anger. He commented, “What a fool I’ve been! I have wasted not only my health but also my wealth in pursuit of a mirage. Just a month ago, I attended a lecture and the lecturer offered a panacea for all my ills. I fell for his line and it cost me well over a hundred dollars. I have done this countless times, and for what? For a lie! Now I can see that I have played a leading role in a total farce!”
To cite another case. Morrie weighed over 300 pounds and suffered from arthritic pains. He recounted how he had consulted a total of 26 medical doctors over the past years and had found no relief. To the contrary, he has seen his pains worsen, the swellings grow larger and become harder, his muscles stiffen. His last physician had referred him to a specialist in rheumatic troubles. This consultation had been “the last straw” for Morrie. It had lasted a total of 15 minutes. His bill had been $60.00. His advice? “Take aspirin whenever you feel the pain.”
Morrie had been taking aspirin for years! Completely baffled and disillusioned, confused and desperate, Morrie was a prime target for some medical “quack” to take him on. Fortunately, he came to us. It was now our immediate task, as it will be for all practicing Hygienists, to make real the body’s ways: of the healing inner power, of the body’s awesome wisdom to manage the healing effort, to bring it to a successful conclusion. If this is not done, the transition road may well prove to be difficult because a mind clouded by its past shadows will remain filled with doubts, even fear. It behooves all practitioners to “set the stage” as near perfectly as possible. In so doing, they help their clients to make a successful transition from the past into better living.
To be successful, we have to motivate if we expect clients to change. Otherwise, they tend to invest their energies (vital force) in staying where they are rather than making those changes all humans must make if they desire success. An established faith must be cultivated befon hope of progress can become a realized fact. Clients must be encouraged to invest their vital force now in building a better life rather than in staying as they now are; if not indeed, becoming increasingly worse. Life is such that each one of us has this choice: to remain a prisoner of our past errors or to get on with the business of living into a better life, perhaps one that will be even better than we might ever hope to enjoy. Thus, during the first phase of client’s transitional journey, we must set the stage. We introduce to our clients some new thoughts, new ideas new concepts, a new faith and new hopes. In other words we introduce Natural Hygiene!
- 1. The Typical Client
- 2. Superb Health The Norm
- 3. Introducing The Toxemia Connection
- 4. A Practical Demonstration Of Procedure
- 5. Decision-Making Time
- 6. The Six Steps To Perfection
- 7. The Call And The Challenge
- 8. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Supplementary Text Material By Guylaine R. Aragona
- Article #2: The No-Breakfast Plan
- Article #3: Holistic Approach: Relying on the Doctor Within By John M. Barry, N.D., D.Sc. & Dawn Lyman
- Article #4: Pleasures, Instinctive and Acquired