Although the Edgar Cayce readings tell us that mind and spirit are crucial components in creating physical health, a prescription for the mind or the spirit is not common at the doctor’s office. As a naturopathic doctor, I field questions about physical healing every day, and though a naturopathic intervention is different from conventional care (vitamins are different from drugs or surgery, for example), naturopathy functions in the physical realm. This is valid to a point, as Cayce himself acknowledged: “As we have indicated so oft—when there are disturbances in the physical that are of a physical nature, these need to be tended to or treated, or application made, through physical means.” (Cayce)
But what happens when a condition persists or returns? Conventional thinking looks for another physical intervention, one that will work better, differently, or just plain work for a while. If it doesn’t work, doctor and patient are at a loss. This is where the Cayce materials offer something different:
“Healing of the physical without the change in the mental and spiritual aspects brings little real help to the individuals in the end.” (Cayce)
By learning to amplify the mental and spiritual aspects of healing, we may heal what had previously eluded us.
Cayce indicates that complete healing requires the diseased part of us be brought into alignment with the whole of us, as some part of us innately knows how to be whole, how to be well: “Know this; that all healing of every nature must come from a mental attitude created by either that activity within the system as food, as medicine, as activities, the principle of which is constructive in aiding those deficient portions to become coordinant with the rest of the system for constructive forces.” (Cayce)
So, how do we do this? Bring what is diseased into coordination with the whole. Cayce offered various interventions; they start with the familiar concept that the mind is the builder of the physical. When we attune our mind to the Source of all, we also align our physical body with the whole. The first action step, then, is to attune to a higher vibration:
(Q) Is it possible to give any advice as to how an individual may raise his own vibrations, or whatever may be necessary, to effect a self-cure?
(A) By raising that attunement of self to the spirit within, that is of the soul-body—about which we have been speaking. As the body-physical is purified, as the mental body is made wholly at-one with purification or purity, with the life and light within itself, healing comes, strength comes, power comes. So may an individual effect a healing, through meditation, through attuning not just a side of the mind nor a portion of the body but the whole, to that atoneness with the spiritual forces within, the gift of the life-force within each body. (Cayce)
Here, Cayce recommended meditation, but for other individuals, he suggested other ways to attune. For example, reading Bible verses:
“Attune thyself to the God within. Begin with that which is expressed in Deuteronomy 30 and in Exodus 19:5. There you may begin and you will find the answer if you will make of thyself not a slave, no, but one in accord with His will. For the knowledge of God the Father is that which indeed sets thee free.” (Cayce)
Also, the Radioactive Appliance (Now known as the Radiac. -Ed.) and affirmations:
“Keep the general conditions about the body, and especially when the vibrations [from the Radioactive Appliance] are applied that make for the coordination of circulatory forces for the body, make the applications to the divine forces in cooperation with those about the body to keep in attune with the Infinite; in this manner—but in the own words of the body. As has been indicated, it is the attunement of self: “Infinite Love And Mercy, God, Our Father! I Am Thine, And Into Thy Merciful Providence I Commit Myself In Body, In Mind, In Spirit. Use, Transfuse, That Force Necessary for This Entity to Give Its Best In Thy Service In This Experience!” (Cayce)
And for those who were musically inclined, Cayce advised attunement through singing or playing piano.
By whichever means, Cayce recommends placing ourselves in the field of something higher than the mundane world. When we enter that space, it feels restorative, alive, and healing. This is the attunement, and this beautiful experience is a prescription for healing. Practiced consistently, attunement is the powerful first step for activating our mental and spiritual superpowers.
Deb Harding, ND, FABNO, has been a naturopathic doctor for more than twenty years. Her areas of focus are integrative oncology, environmental health, and the integration of Cayce ideas into general medical practice. For more information, please visit DebHardingND.com.