Humor and the Sun

2000-3-24 11:10:00

If health enthusiasts were aware of the benefits of humor they'd go for a good laugh before they would wolf down the wheat germ oil. Humor has been known to have cured even the so-called incurable diseases, to just making it a little easier to get through that winter flu.

For instance, I read a while back about a guy who had cancer and after reaching some dead ends he decided to try the humor cure and rented every comedic film he could get his hands on, read joke books and did everything he could to make himself laugh. It wasn't long before the cancer was reversed and completely eliminated.

Part of what makes us ill is our tendency to focus too much in one direction at the expense of others. If this wrong focus opens a window for disease, then diverting attention is a positive thing. Humor diverts our attention to a very light and frivolous but necessary place, which is an opposite polarity to the serious world we often find ourselves trapped in. Humor thus "lifts our spirits" and in this lifting of energy comes a healing force.

Look around you at your circle of friends and associates. Divide them into those who are overly serious and seem to have little humor in their lives and then separate others who are light hearted and seem to enjoy a good laugh. Which group is the healthier?

I would guess that in almost every case the ones with a good sense of humor are the healthier. I know this is the case with my friends and associates. Let us pick on Craig here. He's always cutting up and I'll bet he's one of the healthiest one's on the list.

Humor is also a necessary ingredient to keep us healthy spiritually as we are told that one of the strongest differentiations between the Light and Dark Brothers is a sense of humor. The Dark Brothers take themselves way too seriously because they are always focusing on themselves. Within themselves there is only darkness and there is nothing there to be lighthearted about. The Brother of Light is full of Light within and looks upon the whole in the light and sees much to smile about.

There is a dark side to humor, just as there is in all things. Negative humor gets a laugh at the expense of someone's hurt feelings. A person on the path does not usually laugh at this type of humor but lower level humans enjoy it. A person on the path will not knowingly seek a laugh at the expense of an innocent person's feelings.

I say innocent because there are exceptions in all things. For instance, during World War II the Allies put out a film clip about Hitler that made him look like a stupid buffoon. I think Hitler deserved whatever he got in this case, but overall we should always seek the path of harmlessness, even with the bad guys.

Another difference between light and dark is that it is difficult to offend a person on the Path and he will never be offended where no offense was intended. He who is not on the path will not only be offended when offense was intended, but will often take offense when no offense was intentional.

The much maligned Sun is a great health stimulant that is often overlooked. While it is true that you do not want to overdo sun exposure it is also true that the Sun is the ultimate source of prana, which is the essential nutrient for the etheric bodies of all living things.

Prana circulates through the spleen, which in turn takes it in connection with a center between the shoulder blades and another above the diaphragm. This is one reason that health conscious people have a natural instinct to sun bathe.

DK says something interesting in this regard. He says that our attitude toward the sun has a lot to do with how beneficial its rays are to us. An adept who has learned to work with the devas that assist in transmuting solar prana can spend any amount of time in the sun without harm. For those of us who have not attained this mastery the best thing to do is just see the solar rays as being friendly to us rather than something that causes cancer.

Could it be that part of the reason that skin cancer is on the increase is because of the media's proclamation that the sun is dangerous, thereby influencing thoughts about it? Of course, we should all use common sense, but it is wise to get small amounts of sunlight as frequently as possible.


Have you ever noticed that many people who seem to be very health conscious and are always sacrificing to eat the right things seem to be in poor health, where as some of the healthiest people you know seem to have a devil-may-care attitude about it and seem to do nothing out of the ordinary for their health?

What do you suppose is the explanation for this? The answer is actually an important key to health.