I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
~ Mother Teresa
According to the Oxford English dictionary disease is defined as “a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms”. The origin of the word comes from old French and means “lack of ease”.
Ease is defined as “an absence of difficulty or effort” in the Oxford English dictionary. What if we describe what ease is rather than what it isn’t? Ease is a state of relaxation, order, comfort, security, in other words, homeostasis. Homeostasis is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as "the ability or tendency of an organism or a cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes."
When there is an excess of dis-ordered information and the body cannot cope or recuperate, dis-ease results. We can experience this dis-ease in different ways. For one person it may manifest in constant overwhelming anxiety or depression and for another it can manifest in an autoimmune disease or cancer. Dr John Diamond says about homeostasis “Every disease is a result of the misprocessing of the body's command of innate intelligence to send Life Energy where it is needed. Cancer is an example of misprocessing – the immune system guarding the malignant cells as being healthy rather than requiring to be destroyed. In its misprocessing the immune system treats bad as good, and in terms of auto-immune disease misprocesses good cells as if they were bad, and then attacks the target cells”.
What does dis-ordered information mean in an EFT context? It can include traumatic events, negative thinking/beliefs, stress, unhealthy relationships etc. Put very simply, any force that disrupts or diverts information (everything is information, including energy) and its efficient communication and processing, results in dis-order and dis-ease to varying degrees. Information in the form of Love naturally creates order, comfort, security, trust and relaxation in the body, mind and spirit. Hate, anger, fear, guilt and other similar emotions create dis-order and dis-ease.
Where in your life do you not feel at ease? List all your beliefs, feelings, events - anything that comes to mind that causes you dis-ease and start tapping.
“The good physician treats the dis-ease; the great physician treats the patient who has the dis-ease” William Osler