I was listening to the news on February 12, 2009 when I heard that a judge has ruled that there is no connection between vaccines and autism in children.
For several years many parents have attributed autism to be caused by vaccines the child receives against measles, small pox etc. the usual standard vaccination given to practically most children.
The judge ruled that there is not scientific evidence to establish that the vaccines are a cause of autism. This has come as a blow to many parents and has left a hole in the hope of many parents that vaccine was the cause. But as a result of the ruling many parents are back to base one. No cause, no solution.
Now what can the collective mind do to help the children with autism. Let us put out minds together to see if we can come up with the cause and solution for autism in children. To begin this analysis let us look at how Wikipedia defines autism.
Autism is a brain development disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. The autism spectrum disorders (ASD) also include related conditions with milder signs and symptoms.
Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether ASD is explained more by multigene interactions or by rare mutations. In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects. Other proposed causes, such as childhood vaccines, are controversial, and the vaccine hypotheses lack any convincing scientific evidence. The prevalence of ASD is about 6 per 1,000 people, with about four times as many boys as girls. The number of people known to have autism has increased dramatically since the 1980s, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice; the question of whether actual prevalence has increased is unresolved.
Autism affects many parts of the brain; how this occurs is not understood. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. Although early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help children gain self-care, social, and communication skills, there is no known cure. Few children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, but some become successful, and an autistic culture has developed, with some seeking a cure and others believing that autism is a condition rather than a disorder.
Now I will add my thoughts and perspective from a spiritual point of view for when science fails to come up with a solution for a physiological malfunction in the human body, the answer usually lies in the hand of divinity.
The missing link between science, the human body and the spiritual are the glands, also known as the chakras by the mystics. The functions of the glands and their secretion of hormones are known to science, but how they operate escapes the knowledge of science. The seven chakras of the human body are what form the link between the physical body and the spiritual body of man. They are the doorways through which the spiritual body interacts with the physical body of living beings.
Now let us observe the human body and some of its basic design. There are seven openings into the human body, which are : two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and one mouth. Observe the pattern that two are associated with light(eyes), two are associated with sound (ears), two are associated with air (nostrils), and one is associated with food and water (mouth). These seven when grouped together reduces to three main categories of Air, Fire(light), water. Out of the three primary colors we have the seven colors (rainbow colors), which form an infinite combination of colors.
These three primaries, universally exist on all levels by different names. In divinity we call them father, son, holy spirit. In energy, they are the energies of sound, light, and mind. In the elements, they are Air, Fire, Water. In the atom, they are the proton, electron, neutron.
The symptoms of autism are mainly a lack of coordination between sight and sound for the child is able to eat properly. In the human head, there are two main glands that regulate these functions, which are the pituitary gland and the pineal gland. The pituitary gland is in the centre of the head which is known as the soft spot in the centre of the head of children. You will notice an up and down movement in this spot as the child breathes. This spot is extremely delicate and extreme pressure on the head of the child from this spot can cause the pituitary to malfunction, which may trigger an improper secretion of hormones into the body. So parents do not slap your children on the head, or drop the child on the head, for it can lead to what we know as autism. The pituitary gland is sought of the governing gland of the other six. When it goes out of harmony, the others tend to malfunction as well.
There is a mathematical formula given in the book The Trinity of Lights, by Ken Nunoo, which postulates that MIND = SQUARE ROOT OF (SOUND SQUARED + LIGHT SQUARED). This equation exists on several plains and levels of interpretations, but in general it means that mind is dependent on energies of sound and energies of light. For life to exist anywhere, there has to be present energies of sound (gases, air, water, physical substances in nature and light in the form of sunlight.
Having laid this foundation to assist the autistic child in their development, in addition to medicine and other tools currently being applied, sound therapy may be included as well.
The ancient mystics have always known that sound vibrations have an effect on the glands or chakras of the human body which stimulates the flow of hormones into the body. Many mystical organizations such as the Rosicrucian Order (AMORC), as well as Buddhists, and monks incorporate the use of chants in their daily routine as a form of body tune up, to proper align the physical body with the spiritual body.
The basic vowel sounds are A, O, U, I, E, and the autistic child may be assisted by the parent in the pronunciation and intonation of vowel sounds. I will recommend a single word, which is the name divine ELOAHUM. The name God, has all the vowel sounds built in and is intoned as EEE-LOOO-AAAA-HUUM. It is the Chant of the first flame, and Chant of the third flame by the New Age composer Ken Nunoo. I will also recommend the Gregorian chants of the chant of benedictine abbey, the Vatican may be pleased to hear that.
When science which deals primarily from the physical point of view is missing a solution to a physiological problem, the answer usually lies in the divine. Science relies mainly on the tangible side of the energies of sound which is medication, the intangible side of the energies of sound which is music and speech also play a role where necessary in the maintenance of the physical body. I hope this insight about autism and glands has been helpful.
The following information about the seven chakras is from the wikepedia.. the Chakras are the gland centers of the human body.
The crown chakra is generally considered to be the chakra of pure consciousness. Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. The thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand petals, it is located at the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the colour violet and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body. Sahasrara's inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with "beingness".
The Brow Chakra Ajna (along with Bindu, also known as the third eye chakra) is linked to the pineal gland which may inform a model of its envisioning. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and awakening. Ajna is symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colour white, indigo or deep blue. Ajna's key issues involve balancing the higher & lower selves and trusting inner guidance. Ajna's inner aspect relates to the access of intuition. Emotionally, Ajna deals with clarity on an intuitive level. (Note: some opine that the pineal and pituitary glands should be exchanged in their relationship to the Crown and Brow chakras, based on the description in Arthur Avalon's book on kundalini called Serpent Power or empirical research.)
The Throat Chakra Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Symbolised by a lotus with sixteen petals. Vishudda is characterized by the color light or pale blue, or turquoise. It governs such issues as self-expression and communication, as discussed above. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security.
The Heart Chakra Anahata, or Anahata-puri, or padma-sundara is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It produces the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by stress. Anahata is symbolised by a lotus flower with twelve petals. (See also heartmind). Anahata is related to the colours green or pink. Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion[
The Solar Plexus Chakra Manipura or manipuraka is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. Symbolised by a lotus with ten petals. The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Keys issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth The Sacral Chakra Swadhisthana, Svadisthana or adhishthana is located in the sacrum (hence the name) is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle. Svadisthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals.
The Sacral Chakra is symbolized by a lotus with six petals, and corresponds to the colour orange. The key issues involving Svadisthana are relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure. Physically, Svadisthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm
The Base Chakra Muladhara or root chakra is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. This centre is located in the region between the genitals and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight and flight response when survival is under threat. There is a muscle located in this region that controls ejaculation in the sexual act of the human male. A parallel is charted between the sperm cell and the ovum where the genetic code lies coiled and the kundalini. Muladhara is symbolised by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. Key issues involve sexuality, lust and obsession. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security Recommended New Ages songs by Ken Nunoo
Chant of the first flame
Chant of the second flame
Chant of the third flame
267th Key Oceans 1 260th Key Oceans 2
261st Key Oceans 3
342nd Key Black of Darkness
332nd Key Aleph
333rd Key Beth
334th Key Gimel 213rd Key Darkness
160th Key Latin Seashore
BARAKATA… May blessings be upon you