Edgar Cayce's Everyday
Holistic Tips, Remedies, & Solutions
Carol A. Baraff
Keys to Rejuvenescence:
excerpt from Everyday Health*
We all know by
now that diet and lifestyle choices influence both how and how quickly we age.
One result of studies on this topic is ample confirmation of the Cayce
material on various aspects of what we might call preventive health care.
signs of aging is a worthy goal, but is it possible to go a step or two further
and stop the clock, or even reverse the process?
To this question the readings give an emphatic yes!
Such a radical
possibility goes way beyond common catch phrases such as "anti-aging."
The readings favor the term rejuvenation for the process by which entire
bodies, or certain systems, are made youthful again.
Rejuvenation, according to the dictionary, creates a state of
rejuvenescence, a delightful word for growing young.
Clues to the attainment of rejuvenescence are
found throughout both the physical and life readings.
An entire reading that focuses on rejuvenation comments that maintaining
one's health in the first place is the more natural (and attractive!) course,
but a body can, indeed, be revitalized with the right proactive approach:
The better manner, to be sure is the
PRESERVATION--which is not only as a first law but is the more comely in its
application. To be sure, as it has
been indicated again and again, there is that within the physical forces of the
body--if it is kept in a constructive way and manner--which may be revivified or
rejuvenated. . . This requires, necessarily, the proper thinking, the proper
living, the proper application of those influences in the experience of an
ENTITY in its associations with everything about a body.
Many of the specifics unfold in the course of
the above reading and others. When
asked for an ideal diet, Cayce offers broad guidelines intended to take changing
needs into account:
There might be one diet given today and next
week you would have another! That
which keeps the spittle or salivary reaction alkaline.
That which keeps the blood reaction, by test, negative.
That which keeps the urine eliminations as a balance at twenty-four. . .
without albumin, without sediment, and with an alkaline tendency; but not too
great a tendency. That which makes
for the proper eliminations and body-building without becoming superfluous
flesh, or drainage to same--see?
Hence these are to be kept by CONSTRUCTIVE measures and forces, see? (681-2)
Exercise instructions are given in broad
strokes as well: No better exercises may be taken than the stretching
exercise; as rising on toes--and this doesn't mean with shoes on!--on
heels, rocking back and forth; stretching the arms upward, the bending
exercises, what may be literally termed. . . the cat-stretching exercises, which
includes, of course, being able--(put very coarsely)--to do the split, be able
to put the head on the feet, to put the feet behind the head, to make the head
and neck exercises. . . To be sure, in the present. . . conditions that exist,
must be gone at gently; but be persistent morning and evening, working at it,
still not letting it become rote, but purposeful.
Also mentioned in this and many other readings
is the nerve rejuvenating influence of the Radio-Active Appliance:
. . .adding to the system those vibrations as
would be found in the activity of the Radio-Active Appliance carrying into the
system those vibrations that will CREATE for the system the rejuvenation of the
impulses through the gray active forces of the nerve impulse itself.
Using this device with gold make it an aid to
cellular renewal as well as for. . . stimulation to the gland functioning and
to the rejuvenation of the cell BUILDING centers that are buklt within the
division of blood cell in spleen, brain, and in the LACTEAL DUCTS. . . (200-1)
This principle of vibration is also employed
with other types of electrotherapy for rejuvenating effects:
And the activities of the violet ray are only
to make for the electrical rejuvenation of nerve energies that have been
depleted through the inactivity of the whole system of this body.
But this continual vibration as set here by the
application of the electrically driven vibrator. . . will bring about a
rejuvenation of the nerve centers in such a way as to supply new life, as it
were, to the organs of the body.
. . . the body would be treated with
electricity of the ultra violet Ray to produce rejuvenation of all the Lymphatic
forces and give resistance to the body.
Regular spinal manipulation, often advised to
restore the body's proper energy glow, is regarded as complementary to
For in the applying of the electrical
vibration, these are necessarily rejuvenating the electrical forces of the body
as is related to nerve energy of the system.
While the manipulations, properly given, are to apply to that direction
through which the rejuvenation of energy is directed, see?
This complementary nature is also true of the
invigorating effects of massage and seaside rest cures:
The better would be sun, salt, and sand, and
these--with gentle massage at or
after such sand, sun and salt water baths--would bring the rejuvenation to the
nerves, and build up the blood supply.
Breathing fresh air, in particular, is noted as
having an enlivening effect on the blood:
air or oxygen, the quicker will be the proper rejuvenation of the blood supply.
Herbal tonics that cleanse and revitalize the
system can be equally reenergizing in their effect:
aiding the whole system in its REJUVENATION, as related to the effect of DROSSES
in the physical body. (5509-3)
Measures such as these are all essential pieces
of the puzzle when it comes to keeping our batteries properly charged.
The trick is to use them in a constructive plan to keep all body
functions in harmony with each other:
The body must see, to be rejuvenated, the body must be kept in a condition of
construction; to ever find that the heart, the digestive organs' combination,
the elimination and assimilation, the hair, the scalp, the nasal, the eye, the
ear, the throat, the bronchi, the lungs, the structural forces of the body work
as a UNIT--or as ONE! And then we
may find, and do find, the body BUILDING, ever.
The resulting youthful glow is just what the
doctor ordered so long as beauty is not sought as an end in itself but is shared
with others for a higher purpose:
Be. . . not only physically fit for beauty but
physically fit for the beauties of self--soul--development as it may apply to
helpful, hopeful things, conditions, experiences that may be brought in to the
experience of others. (681-2)
This leads us to another dimension of renewal
that is less discussed because it is metaphysical in nature.
Several individuals were told in their readings that they could heal or
recharge themselves through a combination of visualization, intention, and
spiritual attunement exercises:
. . . if the body will see, feel, know in self
there is being enacted in self that which brings life's resuscitation in the
earth, there may be felt that rejuvenation that only comes with the closer walk
and communion with Him. . . (326-3)
One of these talented individuals was Edgar
Cayce himself, who, in an early Egyptian lifetime, had reportedly succeeded in
rejuvenating his body at an advanced age.
Although the priest Ra-Ta may well have practiced certain physical
disciplines, life readings on the subject do not focus on this at all.
Instead they emphasize meditation, prayer, releasing stressful emotions,
refraining from negativity, and devotion to a life of service:
. . . there were the needs for the Priest to
enter into that period of meditation, of setting himself aside, purifying
through continuous prayer, continuous seeking, continuous opening of those
forces. . . Thus we had the Priest's rejuvenation, or the turning back of age as
it were, or those conditions which would hinder the activities.
. . . the regeneration of the body came to him
through the casting aside, as it were, of the years of toil and strife through
which the body of Ra-Ta had passed. . . (696-1)
With the return then of the priest to the
Temple Beautiful, there first began the priest to withdraw himself from the
whole that regeneration in body might become manifest, and the body lay down the
material weaknesses--and from those sources of regeneration RECREATED the body
in its ELEMENTAL forces. . . (294-150)
The priest in body. . . in the height of the
development was at the regeneration, or when over a hundred years. . . in the
Anyone who thinks he's too old to start the
rejuvenescence process rolling had better think again!
reprinted with permission of the publisher. Copyright C 2012 by Carol A. Baraff,
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