Dr. Ross explains how we’ve been taught to fear symptoms.
“What is the best way to address symptoms? First off, do not fear your symptoms. And the reason is that if the software is perfect, if you can have faith that this software is replicated throughout the whole human species and as a matter of fact, all of animals with nervous systems, and I would probably even expand it past that. But if you can accept that the nervous system has a perfect software, then why would we doubt to begin with that any symptom whatsoever would be a malfunction?
So we have only been taught that by the most modern medical science. That these symptoms are interpreted as a category that equals this thing. And this thing has a prognosis of what it looks like in the future unless we take care of this. And remember, most of that is to deal with the expression of a disease they’re not really getting rid of.
So, if we look at symptoms as perfection in adaptation to stress, whether it was positive or negative because the symptoms could be replicated on the positive end of that spectrum, couldn’t they?
If you won a billion dollars and put your arm through a hole and they did all sorts of blood tests and vital signs and all that, they might think that you got something wrong going on there wouldn’t they.
So if we trust that the symptoms are absolutely perfect right off the bat without adding our fear, our educated fear of our body, we’ve been educated to fear these symptoms.
What if we are educated to know that actually it was probably the safest thing that our body would perceive a stress even if we didn’t know what that stress was, but it kicked in a reflex and the question would be, hey, what must I be picking up that my body feels as though it needs to adjust itself, whatever that adjustment might be.
So some of those adjustments look like allergies. Well, you know, every one of us, especially in Flourtown, should have more mucus and watery eyes when more particulate is in the air. At what point do we call it an allergy? And when we do, is that a malfunction?
So one might ask, are you saying we don’t take care of allergies because they’re really miserable? No, I totally get that. But remember, if we have a negative association with not only the perception that whenever a molecule hits our mucosal membrane based on the state of emotion that we may have been in at time, we may associate that that state also was consistent with the pollen. So when the pollen comes in, we might be hyper vigilant at protecting ourself and it’s because that stimulus of a pollen may symbolize a state we were in at that time. Does that make sense?
So as as opposed to looking at all symptoms, as if they’re negative? How about if we looked at all symptoms as if they were an adjustment and if we had faith that something good was happening for our protection and longevity, for our expression and experience, if we had faith that that was a safe thing. How much less intense would each one of those symptoms be and what would our reaction be? Would it be immediately to remove the symptom or would it be to support our bodies perception and assist it through that stress? Makes sense?”
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