What does it really take to heal the body?
The Side Effects of Healing
Healing doesn’t always imply immediate recovery. In fact, sometimes healing entails feeling worse before feeling better. Often referred to clinically as the Herxheimer reaction, this effect involves moderate to severe symptoms prompted by the rapid release of toxins from the body.
And this makes sense; any harmful substance will wreak havoc in the body, especially the die-off of cells (endotoxins) that are released when pathogens are eliminated. Unfortunately, many patients feel discouraged from this effect, as if their treatment isn’t working. However, this effect is proof that the treatment is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do: rid the body of toxins.
The same thing goes for emotional and spiritual healing too.
Healing Requires Transcension
In their conversation on the Your Health. Your Story. podcast, Caspar and Adam Schomer, co-producer of HEAL, discuss the transformations we must endure before we begin healing. As Adam lays out, in order to transcend, we must change our perspectives by overcoming challenges and facing our fears.
And according to Adam, we’re transcending all the time. By pushing our limits, we transcend many self-limiting beliefs and fears that keep us suppressed and sick.
I think in the new age world, people get this idea that transcending means we don’t have feelings anymore. We’re not in pain anymore. And that’s not what transcendence is…Transcending is shifting our perspective of things and maybe connecting to an identity that’s a bit bigger than our normal set of circumstances and have perspective on it.– Adam Schomer
The Road to Dharma
By transcending, we attain a mental and physical power greater than any circumstance we could encounter. In a sick state, it is vitally important to transcend the illness and the pain so that we can experience the situation fully, without any judgment. By transcending our pain, we inform our mind which informs our body that it is safe to heal.
In his motorcycle-led docu-series, The Road to Dharma, Adam and the cast explore personal freedom and overcoming their mental and physical limitations. Each rider must confront their physical fears, self-limiting ideas, and personal relationships in order to find the one thing that all humans desire: freedom!
About Adam Schomer
Adam Schomer is a co-producer and strategist behind the 2017 feature documentary HEAL. A #1 Best-Selling Documentary, HEAL looks at the science and journey behind changing one’s beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and perceptions in order to cure disease. It features the likes of Dr. Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Anita Moorjani, and many other esteemed consciousness experts.
Adam wrote and directed the motorcycle docu-series, The Road to Dharma, and created its incredibly impactful companion online course, The Road to Dharma for Living a Life of Freedom, with his production company i2i Productions.
Adam is also a Yoga Alliance certified, Sattva Yoga certified, and teaches meditation privately and weekly to groups.
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