Principal Concepts of the Edgar Cayce Health System
The Cayce approach to health and healing is based on the
following fundamental concepts...
Nature Heals....go outside
and breathe it in.....
Holism - This
system affirms that human beings are multidimensional including
physical, mental and spiritual aspects which must be considered
in relation to health and healing. Cayce often talked about the
physical body, mental body (attitudes we hold both positive and
negative) and the spiritual body (what our soul wanted to get out
of this life) when he was diagnosing his clients.
Inner Healing - All healing
comes from within. Our bodies have the inherent ability to be healthy.
Therapeutic interventions work best by assisting the processes of
Prevention - Healthy
lifestyle is emphasized as a means of staying well and preventing
disease. Because all healing comes from within, the same therapies
which assist the body in healing itself are often helpful in the
prevention of illness.
Self Care - Self
responsibility in making choices and applying what we know to be
true on a regular basis is the foundation of health. Most of the
therapies utilized in this approach are best done in the home and
as part of the daily routine of life.
"Nature cures" is the basis for many healing systems as
it is for this one. Natural remedies and therapies which work closely
with and are supportive of the body's innate healing ability are
emphasized in this approach.
The Cayce Health System acknowledges that all therapeutic modalities
and systems of healing can be helpful. The important point is to
find the best combination of treatments for each individual. This
cooperative attitude seeks the common ground between systems and
is known by various names such as "complementary medicine,"
"interactive medicine" and "comprehensive medicine."
Each person is an special entity. Health and healing can best be
achieved by a person-centered approach which recognizes and utilizes
the uniqueness of each individual rather than limiting people to
diagnostic categories and pathological labels.
Health & Illness -
Health is a state of wholeness, balance and growth. Incompleteness
and imbalance ("incoordination") are common experiences
which can challenge us to grow and develop. Thus illness can often
be viewed as an opportunity for transformation.
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Get out and enjoy Nature where everything
is alive, vital, healthy and perfect!
Imagine your cells, too, aligning perfectly and healthily, just like Nature's.
Breathe into your body the green trees, the fresh vital air, the salty, dynamic
ocean, the solid long-lasting boulders....
and be...perfectly healthy....
Nature and your Body can show you how...just ask to be shown...
are some apt quotes I've collected from Edgar Cayce
"We are, physically
and mentally, what we eat and what we think."
"There is as much of God in the physical as there is in the spiritual
or mental, for it should be one!"
"Urges arise, then, not only from what one eats, but from what
one thinks - and from what one does about what one thinks and eats!
Also from what one digests mentally and spiritually."
"Mind is ever the builder. That which the body-mind feeds upon
is what it gradually becomes, providing assimilation
takes place. Just as in the physical body digestion does not necessarily
mean assimilation; neither in the mental body does it mean that what
is read, heard or spoken to the body is assimilated by the mental
"Be mindful of the diet
that it is kept proper. Take time to eat and to eat the right thing.
Then give time for the digestive forces to act, before becoming so
mentally and bodily active as to upset the digestion."
"True, the body should eat, and should eat slowly; yet when worried,
overtaxed, or when the body cannot make a business of eating but is
eating merely to pass away the time, or just to fill up time - it
is not good. For, the food will not digest, as the body sees."
"It is a great detriment to better physical functioning to overload
the stomach when the body is worried or under any general strain.
Equally bad for the body is to take foods whether or not there is
felt the need or desire for them."