Here is a continuation of the light and darkness metaphor:
a bucket of water. The bucket represents you. The water
represents your level of health. What happens is that
we all come into life with unique buckets. Written on
the inside of your bucket is a list of all the symptoms
and diseases that you are predisposed to.
When you were born you had a certain level of water
in your bucket. Any symptoms or diseases that are written
on the inside of your bucket above your water level,
are the symptoms and disease you express.
Almost every one has symptoms that are above the water
level of health: like fatigue, bad eyesight, low energy,
allergies, headaches, and other minor symptoms. Many
of these symptoms that you express are symptoms that
you ignore because you think they are just part of life.
What you and most other people have done up until now
is to take a symptom that is written above the water-line
in the bucket and move it down below the water-line.
And magic, no more symptom. The symptom was treated
and now it is gone. What happened to the water level
in the bucket when you treated the symptom and moved
it lower in the bucket? That's right, nothing. Nothing
happened to your level of health.
After a while the symptoms get all crowded and nudge
around to make more room, and end up pushing some other
symptom or disease above the water level on top because
all the symptoms below need more space. This is why
people who treat their symptoms are constantly having
new symptoms they need to treat. Whether they treat
their symptoms naturally, or with drugs and surgery,
they are constantly treating their symptoms, and more
What happens in life is that we also put holes in our
bucket. As the water leaks out, more and more symptoms
and diseases come up above the water level. We express
more and more symptoms.
Some common examples of "holes in the bucket"
are drinking alcohol, eating sugar, taking drugs (both
prescription and over-the-counter), taking street drugs,
experiencing stress, putting poisonous chemicals like
pesticides, herbicides, and other things into our body
from the food we eat, smoking, misperceptions from faulty
belief systems, etc.
Many people in the natural health care field got smart,
and figured out that if you get someone to quit putting
holes in their bucket, the water level in the bucket
will go up. Because the body is always striving to be
But most people are either treating the symptoms or
plugging the holes.
Up until this point, most people have not even considered
anything outside of this paradigm of treating symptoms.
They believed that treating symptoms was what you did
to help people heal. Whether you treated symptoms naturally,
or with drugs and surgery, all there really was to do
was to treat symptoms. I mean, what else is there?
How about putting a hose in the bucket and turning
it on? Turn the hose on full force. This will increase
the water level in the bucket dramatically.
Adding water to the bucket is what no one has even
considered as an option, let alone figured out how to
do it. Well, I have done both, and that is what I will
share with you, how to add to your health in a later
Again, symptoms and disease are what is written on
the inside of your bucket. When your health gets low,
you begin to express symptoms and disease. If you add
health to your bucket, your body will heal, and you
will express fewer symptoms and disease.
You can treat the symptoms and you can plug the holes
in your bucket. And you can put a hose in your bucket,
and turn it on, thus increasing the level of your health.
When you treat or fix some symptom or disease in your
body, although the symptoms or disease may be gone,
you have done nothing to improve your health. Health
is the thing to be added to. Health is the physical
existence. And when you add to the bucket of health,
the body naturally heals symptoms and disease.