When I refer to Mind Body Spirit medicine, I mean that a healthy intellect and body come about spontaneously, when one maintains balance in their life by holding a state of metaphysical well being. Lately, I have found myself experiencing this state of well being more often and for longer time periods. To achieve this, I have had to press my bounds holistically (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually). I have had to make many inner and outer changes. How I made those changes, are not the issue of this post, but counselling can be found at my Mind Body Spirit Clinic and by studying the instructions published in the ebook Spiritual Treasures – Final Edition.
The Psyche: I first developed a pursuit in the intellect, growing up with my sister . She has Down’s Syndrome, as well as Autism. Her verbal communication accomplishments were and are very narrowed, needing our whole family unit to learn to adapt. This challenge was intense. She had significant needs, just like everyone else, but was not capable to meet those needs herself, or tell us what they were. As a family unit, we first thought the main problem to figure out was ‘how to change her, so that she could serve in modern society’. Later we realised that the more valuable challenge was ‘how to change ourselves so that we can discern her needs intuitively’. Looking back at this, I can joke now. Looking back, I can also see that my incapacity to verbally intercommunicate with my sister, excavated a strong wonder in me about how the human intellect worked. What was she thinking? Why did she behave so erratically? What were her living experiences like? No one was able to answer such inquiries to my satisfaction. Those hanging unanswered questions about the psyche, lit a hunt in me that lead me to have a special interest in biopsychology in college, psychological science in medical training and now to Mind Body Spirit medicine as a doc.
The Body : My unsatiable desire to learn about the body was undoubtedly prompted by my father’s line of work. He was a medical doctor. As a young child, I can remember my mother retrieving me children’s books that showed what was inside the body and how it worked. With affectionate rememberings, I can recollect my father taking me to work on Sundays after church. I could see how happy it made him to help his patients find wellness. His love of his business spoke for itself. He oftentimes worked 10-12 hour weekdays, and was available for his patients nearly 24/7. When I asked him what I should be when I grew up, I was surprised to discover him say, a teacher or a clergyman. Ultimately his footsteps talked louder then his words and invigorated me to conquer every obstruction that stood up between me and a calling as a medical doctor.
The Spirit : As a youngster, my first large tastes of metaphysical well being came from absorbing time in nature. I was blessed enough to grow up in a village that presented me freedom to investigate, even at a immature age. My dwelling was a short distance from fields, pools and forests. I would drop hrs, often alone, researching these natural environments. I loved finding toads frog, chipmunks, mice, serpents, bugs and birdies. I loved the fresh air and the many smells of nature. I loved experiencing the sunlight on my skin. I loved coming home with a tired body, but a quenched soul at the end of the day. Those childhood experiences were a blessing. I was adorned with the wiseness of how it feels to have a still intellect, a unwound body and a beaming soul. As I got older and took on the growing obligations of my age, I always knew to return to nature to be refreshed.
When I completed my medical preparation, I made the error of taking on more duties then I could handle. I fell for the normally maintained belief, that the more secular material I had (social rank, money, property, belongings, holidays, etc) the happier I would be. Back then, I could not see that the more I had, the more I was responsible. And with the more worldly things I was responsible, the less freedom I had. It was not until I had achieved all my major secular ends, that I understood my fault. I was neck deep in debt. My relationships with others had taken a back seat and naturally those relationships ached. They were dysfunctional and in a state of desperation. I was amply traped in my self-created messiness. Although, as with any error, once I saw how I was responsible this messiness, it set about an intense flame in me. I was ripe for change and felt an vivid and unexpected metaphysical experience on Christmas Eve. Now that I have securely selected to dedicate my living to Metaphysical ends, first and foremost, that flame is burning down all that stands between me and a constant state of metaphysical well being. That flame is facilitating change. At times it can be difficult to describe the state of well being that is showing up, but when it beams vivid, it speaks for itself. It is discernible in the intense peace it produces within me. It is also observable in how it profoundly touches those who are open for it. That metaphysical well being has safely guided me from being a medical based MD, to a physician of Mind Body Spirit medicine .
About the Author
Roger Gietzen is a medical doctor who was raised by a loving family, in a small town, graced with freedom at a young age to learn useful work and explore nature. Later in life, after an intense and unexpected spiritual experience, Roger immediately saw the shortcomings of modern medicine. He now strives to fill in the gaps of modern medicine, with insights gleaned from his spiritual path of God Union in his mind body spirit clinic.