Proving Intelligent Design

I’m sure this has been done before, but it’s my turn.

So…you’ve accepted the fact that William Bates, Jake Steiner, or whoever else was on to something. You believe me that your vision is fine, or maybe you’ve looked into it and already started working on your own vision. Regardless, if you don’t accept that premise, stop here. [Start with Don’t Read this Post First or How to see better today]

If you can accept it for a moment, even hypothetically, please continue. So if everyone’s vision is fine, but everyone’s eyes are really just holes in their face, what does that mean? It means that all of our brains are fine. More than fine. They are perfect.

When you notice that your mind at rest sees, and feel it for yourself, you will start to understand what I’m talking about. So if your mind is perfect, and it sees best when you are relaxed and happy, you were designed to be happy. It is your ground state. This is not a huge leap of logic. We know in physics that nature loves the path of least resistance. Well the path of least resistance for you is happiness and peace. Sight is really just a symptom, but I harp on it because it is the key to it all. It unravels the secrets of the universe.

Next: If you were designed to see and to be at peace and happy, there must have been a Designer. We were all given the same chance. The same hardware. It’s our choice what to do with it.

We create all of our own misery. You were perfectly programmed to be perfectly happy. Just think about your childhood. What’s happened to you in between then and now is your doing. You’re the only one that can set the clock back. You’re the only one to blame. Not the circumstances. Not the environment. Take your life back. Take back your mind. Use what was given to you and do what you were designed to do: be happy.

 

 

Dyslexia and ADHD

So if you’ve bought in to my only real assumption, which I’ve proven to myself and done my best to prove to you, you accept the fact that vision is in the mind, and we can reprogram the mind to operate completely differently.

If we can retrain our minds to process the visual signals properly, so we can see, what does that mean about dyslexia? Can we retrain their minds to learn properly? I think the answer is yes. I’m not saying that there is not a tangible thing that makes or made them this way, but what I’m saying is, I think it’s curable. And the fact that I can see proves that.

I plan on working with some dyslexic students with no background and seeing if I can help them at all. My thought is that their suffering is similar to mine, and I think the solution may be simple.

Some beginning hypotheses:

The material that reading bores them. As we’ve talked about before [if not we should have], boredom is another quality that causes eye and mind strain. I’d guess that if reading is boring or the topic that they’re reading about is boring then they won’t be able to focus on it.

The act of reading or writing stresses them out. They’ve had little or no success reading or writing in the past, so they associate it with a negative past experience. Maybe they got a bad grade or embarrassed, and started to draw a mental block, and basically lock up at the thought of their native language.

But that can’t possibly be the whole story.

Here’s a fun correlation: my mom said that most of the kids at the dyslexia school where she teaches have ADHD. So I started looking into what medicines we give kids with ADHD. Here’s what I found. 

Since you probably aren’t going to click that, read this:

Drug Name
Generic
Duration
Dextroamphetamine Sulf-Saccharate
4-6 hours
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
4-6 hours
Dexmethylphenidate HCL
4-6 hours
Methylphenidate HCL
3-4 hours
Methylphenidate HCL
3-4 hours

Intermediate and Long-Acting Stimulants

Side effects of these medications include loss of appetite, weight loss, sleep problems, irritability, and tics. Long-acting medicines may have greater effects on appetite and sleep.The FDA has issued a warning about the risk of drug abuse with amphetamine stimulants. FDA safety advisors are also concerned about the possibility that all amphetamine and methylphenidate stimulants used for ADHD may increase the risk of heart and psychiatric problems.

In short, we have a litany of different drugs we can give you to screw up your kids mind before they even have a chance. So we are trapping kids in a new way to the same path of destruction, depression, and crazy.

So here’s what I’m saying, what if our treatment for ADHD alters the minds of our kids just enough to make it hard for them to learn. Call it what you want. But give it some thought. Your kid’s well being depends on it.

Eye Twitches

I’m sure you’ve seen one of your friend or coworkers struggle with a twitchy eye. I’m sure you’ve struggled with one at least once or twice before. Actually, if you’re reading this, chances are great that you have some refraction errors, some I’m guessing you’ve had more than just a little eye twitching over the years.

Here are some reasons that we say that your eyes twitch:

Wow. Those all seem like negative things. They all seem like things that we’ve either discussed before or will in the future. All of these things effect your vision and your brain. Whatever is causing your your eye twitch, stop it. It’s not good for your brain.

Consider this for a moment. When were you your happiest? Have you ever seen a kid stressed out, smoking, or with alcohol or caffeine problems? Of course not. If you’re like me, you had a happy childhood. You were pretty carefree and never had to deal with much stress, fatigue, medication and definitely not glasses. So what changed? What would you have to change to find your true self, the past you that was perfect?

If all of these items affect your vision and your brain, how deep does our cycle go. If my sleep and caffeine intake and Zoloft affect my vision, but my vision gradually gets worse, and my SSRIs lose their effect over time, what is happening? This is what they call in the medical profession as aging, but really you’re stuck in a cycle of misery. There is a way out: the entry point is the eyes.

Blood Sugar and Vision

I think it’s widely accepted that both hypoglycemia and diabetes do or can have effects on your vision. But since we’ve proven that your vision changes throughout the day, the fact these diseases may cause short or long term vision problems is important. If these diseases cause short and long term vision changes, our blood sugar levels directly tie in to the way we see and how our brains function.

So by way of hypoglycemia, we know that your vision blurs if your blood sugar gets too low. Similarly, we know that your vision can blur if your blood sugar gets or stays too high for too long.

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Here is how we trap people in diabetes or hypoglycemia with glasses:

You skip breakfast [which is not normal for you], and make it to the eye doctor a little late. You grab some coffee in the waiting room, and head on back to get your eyes checked. 

You just signed up for a year of misery. Maybe a lifetime. The fact that your blood sugar will be lower than normal will affect your vision readings, and will cause your eye doctor to write a script stronger than you would’ve even needed beforehand. The caffeine has a similar effect. The biggest issue, though, is the part where if you wear your glasses or contacts all the time, you will never give your eyes [brain] a chance to find equilibrium again. Your vision will seem blurry when you make improvements, because your vision would differ from your prescription. So the anxious, blurry, person that walked into the eye doctor, will be your new normal. And this will snowball throughout the rest of your life.

This trap causes mental and physical anxiety, hypertension, and all sorts of other problems we associate with getting old. It will effect your sleep. It will literally take your mind from you. Take control of your life. Take control of your mind. The eyes are the key.

Note: I am not saying that there are note true cases of diabetes and hypoglycemia outside of the scope of this post. Don’t do anything stupid.

 

Heart Disease [Side effects matter]

Here’s a fun one. Think about this for a moment. You hear it all the time: heart disease is the number one killer in the country. Let’s assume that for a minute that it’s true. I have no idea one way or another. This “epidemic” causes us to go to the doctor where they begin to prescribe beta blockers, and a whole host of other meds to treat the heart, to make us live longer, and they are proven to work.

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Here’s the problem: the side effects of these “miracle” drugs that prolong the human life, is that almost all of them have a side effect that includes dizziness, anxiety, or blurred vision. So If you’re a doc, and you’re treating high blood pressure, and you give a pill that lowers the blood pressure, your job is done. What you don’t realize is that you may have started a downward cycle that unravels the patient’s very existence as he knows it.

So for the “minor side effect,” the patient goes and gets glasses so he can see, or other stimulants to help battle the anxiety. Regardless, as the doctor, you prescribed medication for his heart that may be the neurological end of your patient. And the worse part of it: it is all attributed to “the general aging process.” Even if it is singled out as a side effect of the drug that you’re on. No one realizes that poor vision is a problem in and of itself. And no, glasses, contacts, and Lasik are not the solutions.

So maybe my heart only makes it to 70. I’m good with that. Please do not give me medication to prolong the life of my heart that let’s me live to 90 miserable as I lose my mind.

My Power?

boy-child-clouds-346796The only reason I think I stumbled upon all this is a because of how unwavering I am in questioning the status quo. I’ve never accepted things at face value, and found my own truth as I went along. I made it slower, and more painful, but I made my own way.

Also, I toyed with glasses growing up. I first wore them in 3rd grade, and had them on and off throughout my life. I still have just about every pair I ever wore. I remember putting them on in class, just so I could see the essentials, and not wearing them for the rest of the day. I HATED the way they looked, and didn’t feel myself in them.

My vision was never perfect, though. I still saw fuzz at a distance as long as I can remember, but it just wasn’t something I really cared about. My general thought was: my eyes aren’t perfect, but they’re not terrible. I’ll get Lasik eventually and straighten it all up.

I was actually a pretty good athlete all things considered. Without good vision or corrective lenses, I probably went as far as I could. Remember: I never played sports in glasses or contacts. I don’t know why. I just never did. Until recently.

I don’t know if anyone can do it, or if it’s the lamest superpower of all time, But I can see through other people’s glasses. I know what you’re thinking: so can I. I need to dig in and test this a little more. There is a lady at our office with -3.00 diopter vision, and I put on her glasses and could see just fine. Most people would put them on and say “Whoa, you’re blind.” It may be because of all the experimenting I’ve done, or maybe I can strain my mind at will to change my vision. Whatever the case may be, it’s the lamest gift ever. But it has lead me here, so for that I am thankful.

Questions for your optometrist

If you want to learn how little we know about the eyes, just ask your optometrist some of these questions. Please be careful because they do know a lot more than I do about the actual structure of the eyes, but what they don’t know is they treat problems that are not eye related.

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What do you think causes refractive errors?

Do you think your practice works? If so, then why do your patients get worse over time.

Do you think that there may be a correlation between eyesight and mental strain?

Do you believe that your eyesight varies throughout the day? If not, let’s prove that.

If your eyesight varies throughout the day, why do you write a single prescription?

If your eyesight varies throughout the day, how can you correct the eyes with lasik?

Have you ever heard of any research related to the study of mental illness and how it affects vision?

Do you notice that most of your patients have other health problems other than just glasses?

Have you thought that maybe some of their other medications could be artificially or naturally changing their vision either permanently or temporarily?

Have you ever witnessed someone’s vision improve? Is that not the goal of medicine? If glasses do not solve the problem, only exacerbate it, what do we prescribe them?

 

[Don’t] Read This Post First

So how did I get to this point? Can I prove anything? I started out with some assumptions. Then I stumbled across Jake Steiner’s Endmyopia.org, and got to reading and experimenting with my vision. I saw steady improvement, but nothing drastic. I then read William Bate’s book from the 1920s about his studies and solutions to our everyday problems. This book changed my vision in a dramatic way, very quickly.

Here were my assumptions going in: All of our eyes are fine. We all create all the distortion in our minds. These are partially mine and partially borrowed from Bates, but I promise I’ll give them back later. Anyways, back to Bates. Dr. Bates proved with meticulous research that the eye itself does not actually “accommodate.” He says that it’s the muscles around the eyes that actually change the image and that you can retrain your eyes to work properly. He does emphasize mental strain and how the mind at rest sees.

So if Bates was right in any capacity, why do so many people wear glasses? Bate’s theories were not readily accepted by the scientific community and largely dismissed. Just check out his wikipedia page.

Using some of Jake Steiner’s techniques, you can quickly prove to yourself that your vision varies drastically over the course of the day. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you have a single prescription? Ask your eye doctor if he has ever had anyone’s vision improve? Is medicine not supposed to cure ailments over time? Because most people’s eyes just get worse and worse over the course of their lives.

I know what you’re thinking: eyesight is genetic. False. Take a look at sets of identical twins, one who wears glasses and the other who doesn’t How, if refraction errors are genetic, does that happen?

If everyone’s eyes are fine, what does that say about our minds?

Over the past year, we’ve used this line of thinking to explore and develop new theories on sleep, Autism, Alzheimer’s, aging, Down Syndrome, home field advantage, pitchers, metabolism, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, global warming, and much, much more. Open your mind, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to see the world from a completely different perspective.

Avengers, Anxiety, and Aging

We went to a movie tonight, and I had several panic attacks. Not because the movie stressed me out, but because I feel like I am starting to learn my role in all this, and I’m absolutely terrified. The more I learn and better I see, the clearer all my distractions are.

The trickiest part for me is how to convince anyone that this ridiculous theory is true, and how to get it out to the masses. There have been a bunch of books along these lines, without the same theories. But that essentially said that vision is all in the mind. Those theories didn’t take to mainstream, and there’s no way that these will.

I’m at peace and am easing my anxiety by meditation of sorts. Maybe more of eye exercises. But if the eyes are the keys to the soul, and our eyes are worse than ever, are our souls worse than ever?

The mission to be a better athlete somehow took me to this point. To play better tennis. To run faster. To look better. To age slower. The answer is easy: the mind. The solution is not always as simple. And there’s no possible way that I can promise immediate results, but I know that I can help people.

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Some ideas to consider: why are black people better athletes? I always thought that this class of people was bread through slavery to be superior to other races. What if their demographics, diet, and culture are responsible for this? What if we are in fact created equal?

What if the first thing that ages is the mind? Then the body ages. The eyes are the first signs of the brain aging.

Obviously, these are all theories at this point. I was hoping to find some pools of data to pull from and just make some correlations. No luck so far. And I don’t know that I have the time, the energy, or the resources to see this thing through.

Everyone is fine

My thought for the day: everyone is fine. We create all of our problems. By misdiagnosing symptoms, we create the snowball effect of side effects, and we have the incredible technology to solve or treat whatever new symptoms pop up. But the underlying problems are not solved, and the damned are damned in the tedious, expensive, and sometimes painful cycle of medicine.

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Next week, I’ll work with my sister to see what I can do for her with her vision problems. And yes, I’ll go over to her house thinking nothing about her vision and everything about her mind. That’s the only way that I think I could be of any help at all. There are 1000 people in town that know more about the anatomy of the eye than me, but when you make these kindergarten level assumptions, you start to really turn the wheel on everything. Like let’s assume for a minute that everyone’s eyes are fine. That whatever blurs in their vision are caused by their mind. With that assumption in place, what would be the next step. If you knew that this was true, what would you do next? That’s where I’m at.

Glasses do help you see. Please don’t think that I’m arguing with that fact. But what glasses do to the mind free the soul to do as I pleases. It allows deception, tires the eyes, strains the body, and prevents pure focus and learning. The mind was made to devour information, get lost in the moment, love one another. Glasses allow for a lost version of the self to function in the world.

Yes, all theories. For now.